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2013 August Newsletter

Dear Dancers, Students, Parents!

Now you can view and manage your account online by clicking here
 Upcoming Events: 
 
Adults:
  • Ballroom & Latin Social Night for Adults: Friday, August 2nd - 8pm-12am
    • The cost is only $15 for a great night of dancing and socializing. There will be door prizes, mixers and a lot of dancing!
    • Complementary dance lesson (Bachata) by Dasha Sushko & EJ from 8pm till 9pm.
    • Snacks and Refreshments will be served. BYOB.
  • Ballroom & Latin Social Night for Adults: Friday, August 16th - 8pm-12am
    • The cost is only $15 for a great night of dancing and socializing. There will be door prizes, mixers and a few very special surprises!
    • Complementary dance lesson (Waltz) by Dasha Sushko & Dmytro from 8pm till 9pm.
    • Snacks and Refreshments will be served. BYOB.
Kids:
  • Teacher-Parent Meeting: Saturday, August 17th @2pm (after Ballroom Technique class)
    •  A Mandatory Meeting! 
      Please make sure all the parents of our Competitive Junior Team attend it!
      If you have any questions to the teachers, please prepare them.
        
      Future plans for the upcoming dance season will be discussed.
         
       
  • Workshop with Jonathan Wilkins: Saturday, August 31st 
    • 12pm - 1:30pm
    • $50 per person 
    • Privates available upon Request
            
           Upcoming Competitions:
 
 
 
New Teachers
 !
 

Dmytro Kovalenko started his dance career at the early age in Ukraine. Dmytro was a dancer of the biggest Dance Theatre in Ukraine ("Sebastopol") and represented his country in a lot of international competitions all over the World. Dmytro is a Bronze Medalist of World Cup 2006, Ukrainian Champion, Master of Sport, Member of NDCA and a WDC (World Dance Council) adjudicator. Dmytro was also part of Ukrainian version of a popular TV show "So You Think You Can Dance".

After moving to U.S. he & his dance partner Nina Kovalenko continue their dance careers in Professional International Latin Division. Among their best results are: Winners of New Jersey Open Pro Rising Star Latin 2012, Finalists of lots of competitions around USA (Washington DC, Boston, Connecticut), Finalists of North Eastern Ballroom Championship 2013, Winners of Tri-State Open 2013.

Dmytro is a highly educated dance instructor with more than 10 years of teaching experience. 

 


Nina Kovalenko is a high level national (Ukrainian) judge, member of NDCA, Master of Sport, instructor with over 8 years of teaching experience. 

She began dancing at the age of 6 in Western Ukraine. She achieved outstanding results during her dance career in Ukraine (Winner of Western Ukrainian Championship). She was one of the best choreographers in Western region and she worked on numerous popular media projects on TV. Her students became Masters of Sport in Ukraine in 2010. She was a successful owner of her Dance Studio "Masters" which had a top national ranking.

After moving to U.S. she & her dance partner Dmytro Kovalenko continue their dance careers in Professional International Latin Division. Among their best results are: Winners of New Jersey Open Pro Rising Star Latin 2012, Finalists of lots of competitions around USA (Washington DC, Boston, Connecticut), Finalists of North Eastern Ballroom Championship 2013, Winners of Tri-State Open 2013.

       
  
 Group Classes:
Please check our calendar for the most updated schedule of classes!
Click HERE to Sign Up for Group Classes Online

Adults Classes:
Payments should be done every 4 week
All Group Classes purchased in Programs
 
must
 be used consecutively
  • Wednesday
     (August 7 - August 28)
    • 8pm - Mix for Beginners: Smooth 1 (Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot) + Rhythm 1 (Cha-Cha-Cha, Rumba, Swing)
    • 8pm - Mix 3: Smooth 3 (Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot) + Rhythm 3 (Cha-Cha-Cha, Rumba, Swing) (Jennifer) 
  • Friday (every 1st & 3rd, before Adults Social)
    • 7pm -
       
      August (2nd & 16th): Rumba (All levels) - The Rumba is a very slow, serious, romantic dance with flirtation between the partners. The dance is fun to watch, as many of its basic figures of the dance have a teasing theme. This dance of love is one of the most popular ballroom dances and is seen around the world at nightclubs, parties, weddings and dance competitions. (NO Program!)
Kids Classes:
  • Friday:
  • Saturday:
    • 12
      pm - 
      Ballroom Technique (for competitive dancers)
       (NO Classes on August 10th, 24th & 31st)
       
  • Sunday:
    • 10a
      m - 
      Latin Technique (for competitive dancers) 
      (NO Class on August 11th, will be on Sat., August 10th) 
       
  • To be scheduled:
    • Ballet
 Latest News:
  • Past Competition:
    • Manhattan Dancesport Championships
       
      - July 3-7 - New York, NY

      Congratulations to Ballroom Dream Team 
      on amazing results
      :
       
      Sophia & Eva with their teacher David, Alex & Jenna,
       Kevin & Masha &
      our Pro-Am couple: Nilda with her teacher Eduard!
      G
      reat job! We're very proud of all of them! Keep on dancing! 
  • Donation:
    • Once again, we would like to give a big THANK YOU to our greatest student Warren Hague for being a great sponsor to our Competitive Ballroom Dream Team! On behalf of all our Junior Competitors, we thank you!
    • Our fundraiser was successful again! We thank all who generously donated to our Junior Competitive Team during our last Social on July 19th!
 Reminders:
  • Referral Rewards- we look forward to giving them as much as you receiving them! So get your friends to sign up for group or private classes and receive one lesson of equal value free!
  • Please visit our website www.ballroomdream.com often as content is updated regularly.
  • Send us any pictures/videos you might have.
  • We always welcome your ideas and feedback, so please send them our way
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Thanks, and have a great
 month of August!

BALLROOM DREAM
dance@ballroomdream.com
284 Whitehead Ave, 
South River, NJ 08882

732-444-8164
www.ballroomdream.com


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