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March 2013 Newsletter

Dear Dancers, Students, Parents!
     Upcoming Events: 
    • Social Night for Adults: Friday, March 1st - 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 (Samba) by Dasha & Eduard from 8pm till 9pm.
      • Snacks and Refreshments will be served. BYOB.
    • Fundraising Social Benefitting Jennifer Lynn: Saturday, March 9th - 7pm-11:30pm 
      • $20 per person
      • Lesson @7pm by Jennifer ~ Hot food ~ Silent Auction ~ Donation Box wil be available ~ A lot of dancing...
      • All proceeds & donations will be given to assist Jennifer's recovery from Superstorm Sandy. Looking forward to see you all there!
    • "St. Patrick's Social Night for Adults": Friday, March 15th 8pm-12am
      • The cost is only $15 for a great night of dancing and socializing. There will be door prizes, mixers, a few very special surprises and a lot of dancing!
      • Complementary dance lesson (Swing) by Jennifer & EJ from 8pm till 9pm.
      • Snacks and Refreshments will be served. BYOB.
    • "California Mix" - Adult Social Dance Party: Saturday, March 23rd - 8pm-12am
      • Great mix of WCSwing/Two Step/Hustle/NC2S/Salsa & more!
      • The cost is only $15 for a great night of dancing and socializing. There will be door prizes and a lot of dancing!  
      • Complimentary dance lesson (NC2S) by Jennifer & EJ from 8pm till 9pm.
      • Snacks and Refreshments will be served. BYOB.
    Upcoming Competitions:
     New Teacher!
    As we continue to search high and low for the "best of the best" instructors, we'd like to introduce to you the wonderful professional that will be teaching here at Ballroom Dream. We are very excited and honored to have her on board! With our new teacher, come new and exciting classes!!!! See below for our new schedule!

    NA'AMA AVNIEL - Growing up in Israel, Na'ama was inspired after seeing Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Gene Kelly dance in the movies.  She followed that inspiration with lessons in ballet, jazz and tap dance, culminating in a B. Ed. In Physical Education with a major in Posture.  Na’ama is also a certified aerobics instructor and personal trainer.

    After coming to the US, Na’ama was trained as an American Rythym dancer by World American Rythym champions Felipe and Carolina Telona, and in Hustle by the late Arte Phillips.  After being exposed to West Coast Swing, she fell in love with the dance because of its playfulness and the individuality that can be expressed through it, both of which she aspires to pass to her students.  Na’ama spent the last 6 years studying this beautiful dance with a wide variety of world champions including Benji Schwimmer, Mario Robau, Deborah Szekely, John Lindo, Arjay Centeno and Mellisa Rutz.  One of Na'ama's dreams was to bring West Coast Swing to her home country of Israel.  During an extended trip in mid-2012 she was able to teach numerous local instructors and the WCS dance community in Israel has since blossomed into the hundreds.  Two of her Israeli students were the first Israelis to compete and won 2nd place in the WCS Classic Division in Europe in January 2013.  For the past 12 years Na’ama has also taught a self-development course.  Combining it with her passion for teaching, her motto is “The way you move in your life is the way you move on the dance floor”.  With much respect, appreciation and care, her methods which encompass mind, body and spirit allow students to progress quickly in their dancing.

     Group Classes:

    Please check our calendar for the most updated schedule of classes!
    Sign up by clicking here 

    Adults Classes:
       At least two 4-week programs required to move to the next level
    All Group Classes purchased in Programs should be used consecutively
    • Friday (every 1st & 3rd, before Adults Social)
      • 7pm - March 1st & 15th - Salsa (All levels): Salsa is the street version of Mambo. It's one of the most popular dances with a sexy latin beat! It is a flirty dance, great for couples or just to catch someone's eye! (NO Program!)
    Kids Classes:
        • Friday:
          • 7pm - Kids Run-through (for the Competitive "Junior Ballroom Dream Team") (Every 2nd & 4th Friday)
        • Saturday:
          • 4pm - Ballroom Technique (for the Competitive "Junior Ballroom Dream Team") (NO Class on March 2nd)
        • Sunday:
        • To be scheduled:
          • Ballet
         Latest News:
        • DVD from our Showcase Night/Holiday Party (December 8, 2012) is now available! 
          • Past Competition:
            • Mid-Atlantic Championships - Bethesda, MD - February 16-17, 2013
              Congratulations to
               our Adult couple Tom & Maureen placing 2nd in Gold Standard!!! And to our Junior couple Dylan & Rosa for winning Standard and placing 2nd in Latin!!! Great job! We're very proud of them! Keep on dancing!
          • Congratulations:
            • This year, 2012 DanceTalk® Readers Choice Awards Winner

              Favorite Female Instructor - Jennifer Lynn (three years in a row)

              Ballroom Dream is very happy for Jennifer's great award! Congratulations! We're very happy for her! Well deserved!  

          • 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 fundraisers were successful again! We thank all who generously donated to our Junior Competitive Team during our last Socials on February 1st & 15th!
          • 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!
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          Thanks, and have a
           great month of March!


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          South River, NJ 08882


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