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May 2012 Newsletter

Dear Dancers, Students, Parents!

As many of you may know - on May 1st, 2012 - Ballroom Dream will celebrate our one year anniversary!  It has been a great year, full of surprises, competitions, performances, championships, socials and many others! Ballroom Dream Team is very grateful to have you as part of our family! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!

There are lots of new and exciting changes, so read this carefully.

Latest News:
  • Donation:
    • Once again, we would like to give a big THANK YOU to our greatest student Warren Hague for his generous donation to our Competitive Ballroom Dream Team! On behalf of all our Junior Competitors, we thank you! 
    • Our 3rd fundraiser was highly successful again! We thank all who generously donated to our Junior Competitive Team during our last social on April 20th! Special thanks to Zoltan Szebenyi for donating part of his winning half.
    • Also we would like to thank Karen Goeller for donating 30% of profit from selling her books during our Social on April 20th. If you are interested in hearing Karen's story of determination and survival, please click here

  • Social Presence:

  • Special Promotion:
    • We now offer 30 minute FREE private introductory dance lesson to newcomers! So there should be absolutely no excuse to try if ballroom dance is the right choice for you!
New Teachers!
As we continue to search high and low for the "best of the best" instructors, we'd like to introduce to you the wonderful professionals that will be teaching here at Ballroom Dream. We are very excited and honored to have them on board! With our new teachers, come new and exciting classes!!!! See below for our new schedule!

EJ Orbe - has been a professional dance teacher for four years. He danced in numerous competitions…always taking first place! He has performed (and continues to do so) in many shows, including New York Express! He teaches all dances, and is well known for his expertise in Salsa and Argentine Tango. He was so hooked on dancing that he trained with such high level teachers as Felipe and Carolina Telona, Silvana Brizuela and Jose Fluk, Beata Onefater and Giampiero Giannico…just to name a few…in a very short period of time!
He also teaches lessons in Spanish!

Jennifer Lynn - has been a professional Ballroom teacher for 18 years. Prior to becoming a teacher, she was a certified gymnastics coach. Jennifer started in gymnastics at the age of 7. She fell in love with the art of movement. She was a competitive gymnast, winning many competitions.
When she encountered partner dancing, she was fascinated and switched her field from athletics to dance. The rest is history! She teaches American style, Club style and International style. She has danced in innumerable pro-am competitions all over the country. She has performed in many shows, including New York Express. She is renowned for her contribution to Hustle, having won “Favorite Teacher” nationally for the past two years!
Jennifer is truly a teacher at heart, taking great delight in passing on her knowledge and seeing her students enjoy the beautiful art of dancing!
Steven Salerno - has been involved in fitness for many years.  He is able to make exercise time feel like fun time!  He is experienced in both ballroom and ballet...and is an accomplished singer and pianist with several cd's released!!

Welcome to our Ballroom Dream Team!

You can sign up for their group or private classes by calling our studio or by simply clicking here

Upcoming Events:
  • Adults:
    • Friday,  May 4th - 8:00pm-11:30pm - Adults Social Dance Party - (Lesson: West Coast Swing).
      • The cost is only $15 for a great night of dancing and socializing. We will be having door prizes, dancing games and few very special surprises!
      • Complimentary dance lesson By Jennifer & EJ from 8:00pm till 9:00pm. 
      • Snacks and Refreshments will be served.
    • Friday,  May 18th - 8:00pm-11:00pm - Adults Social Dance Party - (Lesson: Waltz).
      • The cost is only $15 for a great night of dancing and socializing. We will be having door prizes, dancing games and few very special surprises!
      • Complimentary dance lesson By Dasha & Eduard from 8:00pm till 9:00pm. 
      • Snacks and Refreshments will be served.
    • NEW Coming soon: New Social - 4th Saturday of every month! Details will be announced soon!
  • Kids:
    • Saturday, May 5th - 3pm - Kids Performance - Cinco de Mayo @ Old Navy in the Brunswick Square Mall
    • Saturday, Date to be announced. 6:00-8:00pm - Kids Dance Party - Theme to be announced. Vote for your favorite theme party.
    • Sunday, May 26th - 5:00pm - Meeting with parents of our Ballroom Dream kids.
    • Sunday, May 26th - 6:00pm - Clothes Exchange - bring everything you want to exchange, sell, give away (dance clothes, practice clothes, competition outfits, dance shoes, etc).
Group Classes:

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

Note we have many new classes!!!!

Adults Classes:
  • Tuesday (8-week program begins on May 8th):

  • Wednesday (8-week program begins on May 9th):

  • Thursday (8-week program begins on May 10th):
    • 7pm - Salsa - level 1 
    • 7pm - Stretching (All Levels) This class is designed to lengthen, stretch and warm up a dancer's body.  Bring an exercise mat or towel to lie on. (NO program!)
    • 8pm - Salsa - level 2
    • 8pm - Latin Workout (All levels) We highly recommend taking the stretch class prior, to prepare your body!  You may bring small weights and/or ankle weights. (NO program!)
    • 9pm - Argentine Tango (Beginner Level) This class will provide the essential basics for Argentine Tango.  It will be danced in open embrace.  Argentine is sexy and romantic and danced with the passion of Buenos Aires!

  • Friday (every 1st & 3rd, before Adults Social):
    • 7pm - NEW May 4th & May 18th - Night Club 2 Step (All levels): It is an easy dance done to slower modern music. It is smooth and fun and will become one of your favorites!

  • To be scheduled. Stay tuned...
    • International Standard (Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced)
    • International Latin (Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced)
Kids Classes:
  • Monday:

  • Tuesday:

  • Friday:
    • 7pm - Kids Run-through (for the Competitive "Junior Ballroom Dream Team") NEW (Every 2nd & 4th Friday)

  • Sunday/Saturday:
    • 1pm – Technique (for the Competitive "Junior Ballroom Dream Team") - Starting on May 19th Technique Sunday class will be on Saturday

  • To be scheduled. Stay tuned...
    • Ballet
    • Standard
    • Latin
First Kids group class is FREE for all Newcomers!!!

Upcoming Competitions:
  • 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 May!
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