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Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter - Dr Martin Luther King, Jr
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Thank you for visiting
www.LambdaDanceSportNews.com
(this site maintained by Terry Chasteen's
International DanceSPORT & Entertainment.
Contact TerryChasteen@InternationalDanceSPORT.com to include your notice...
if it's deemed appropriate for promoting Gay DanceSPORT ... it's FREE!)

 

Special new class series are starting soon in (1) beginner thru intermed/advanced Viennese
Waltz technique and choregraphy for a future Viennese Waltz formation (Sat, Sun & Wed),
(2) "Red Hot Ballroom" for the kids (Sat & Sun), (3) newcomer's Waltz and Foxtrot with
Mike Baris and assisted by Roxie Holloway (Sat), (4) beg & intermed International Latin
and Ballroom technique and choreography with Terry and 3rd in the World 10-dance
Champion, Lemery Rollins (Sun) and (5) Dance-at-Your-Wedding Workshops taught
by Terry (Sat, Sun & Tues). Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/schedule.htm for details.

 

I'm not sure how we can make
it through a Presidential election
without the brilliant and savvy
Tim Russert


1950 - 2008

 

Plus another unfortunate loss - that of a
polio victim as a child who became a
genuine dance icon of the Silver Screen...

Visit the PleaseDanceWithMe.com
Cyd Charisse
photo gallery

And on a bit of a lighter note ...

Do you know why we have so many problems in this country today?


It's their fault..it's those GAYS!...Click here and find out why ....
(sorry, but with everything going on in California and New York lately,
I just couldn't resist this... AGAIN!)

 


Visit the new
Out in Hollywood
Photo G
allery

 

A photo of two dance icons from 'Broadway Melody 1940'
that I've had for years
, Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell.

I had no idea how incredible their dancing together was until
a student sent me the amazing video clip that it came from.
Email TerryChasteen@PleaseDanceWithMe.com and I'll
send it to you. (We've actually since rented the DVD and
are in the process of plagiarizing some of their
incredible choreography for the upcoming
Viennese Waltz formation)


www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org

 

Join us Out On The Dance Floor!!
Our next Chevy Chase Ballroom Dance-&-Learn Parties are scheduled for Saturday, July 26th, August 23 & August 30. Included are unlimited beginner mini-classes throughout the night from 7:30pm-11:30pm
.

Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/danceandlearn.htm for additional information on other 4th or 5th or more Saturdays of each month Dance-&-Learn Parties at the Chevy Chase Ballroom. And JOIN US! for a tremendous, non-stop, fun-filled dance event of mini-classes for beginners early in the evening, performances in many different dance styles, snacks & refreshments and PLENTY of dancing....
You've been WATCHING "Dancing with the Stars" on ABC....now is the time for YOU to "BECOME ONE OF THOSE STARS"...Out On The Dance Floor!! ....

3rd in the World International 10-dance Champion, Lemery Rollins will be teaching American style and International Latin min-dance workshops.
Sat., July 26th Salsa & Rueda, Ballroom & Swing, Brazilian Samba, Disco/Hustle, C/W & more Dance-&-Learn Party & Argentine Tango milonga at the Chevy Chase Ballroom in DC.

Join us on Sat., July 26th if you’re going to be in DC this weekend for a Salsa & Rueda, Ballroom & Swing, Brazilian Samba, Disco/Hustle, C/W & more Dance-&-Learn Party. This event is an official monthly social event of the LGBT Burgundy Crescent volunteers of Metropolitan Washington DC, so there will be PLENTY of newcomer same-gender partners attending for all of us to torture (Please note that this is NOT an LGBT-only event, but instead EVERYONE is invited and welcome....as it always should be....).

When:
July 26th, 2008 from 6:00PM - 11:30PM (then for the hard-core, we're off to Remington's on Capital Hill for Two stepping 'til dawn...)

Where:
The Chevy Chase Ballroom & DanceSport Center
5207 Wisc Ave., NW, Washington DC
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 462-0870

Price:
$12.00 Less $2 email RSVP discount when emailing TerryChasteen@PleaseDanceWithMe.com in advance.

"You'll learn the basics of more dances in one night than you ever felt possible! (including the authentic Michael Jackson's Thriller dance routine by request for those who DARE to even try it. This is not a watered-down For-White-Guys-Who-Can't-Really-Dance version, but instead the real enchilada in it's entirety. Visit www.MichaelJacksonsThriller.com for details. After all, October is right around the corner and if we're going to make it on YouTube this Halloween, we need to start now!)".

Join Lambda DanceSPORT DC (www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org), The Burgandy Crescent Volunteers and the Chevy Chase Ballroom & DanceSport Center on Saturday, July 26th for a non-stop, fun-filled Salsa & Rueda, Ballroom & Swing, Brazilian Samba, Disco/Hustle, Hula & Hawaiian Dancing, C/W & more!! Dance-&-Learn Party & Argentine Tango milonga! The time is long-overdue for all of us to start taking our lives Out of our Social Closets and "Out on the Dance Floor!" (Visit www.pleasedancewithme.com/gmyopinion.htm#grassrootsgayactivism)

Classes start at 6pm for those wanting the beginner Argentine Tango classes, which take place again at 9pm in both beginner and intermediate with Brian Rennex and Terry. Then in studio B follows a beg/intermed Argentine Tango milonga until at least 11:30pm while Ballroom, Latin & Swing dancing & mini-classes continue in studio A. Danielle Areco from Sao Paulo will teach authentic Brazilian Samba and Hula/Hawaiian Dance basics after her earlier gig is through, along with Salsa Rueda by Mein and his Son Mas Rueda dancers and a Salsa and/or International Latin workshop (or both) by 3rd in the World International Pro/Am 10-dance Champion, Lemery Rollins.

You've been watching "So You Think You Can Dance" on Fox 5, "America's Ballroom Challenge" on PBS and "Dancing with the Stars" on ABC. Now it's time FOR YOU to BECOME ONE OF THOSE STARS by making plans to join us for a non-stop, fun-filled and educational DanceSport event "Out On The Dance Floor"!
Upcoming Chevy Chase Ballroom Dance-&-Learn Parties are scheduled for the dates listed below. Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/danceandlearn.htm for additional information on the 4th & 5th Saturday of each month plus often additional Dance-&-Learn Party dates at the Chevy Chase Ballroom. JOIN US! for a tremendous, non-stop, fun-filled dance event of mini-classes for beginners early in the evening, demonstrations and possible performances in many different dance styles throughout the night (hopefully including a Brazilian Samba or Hawaiian Hula performance [or better yet, both!] by the incredibly talented Brazilian Samba Diva, Danielle Areco from Sao Paulo...whose authentic Carnaval costumes, ALL of the gay guys will be drooling over....as well as the ladies, if she gets a bit risque', which like a true Brazilian, Danielle LOVES to do!!!), snacks & refreshments (including Terry's infamous apple pie right from the oven ...with ice cream!...) and PLENTY of practice and dancing with ongoing expert teacher assistance.

It's high time to STOP WATCHING all the fun and START HAVING IT!!

(1) Sat, Jul 26, 2008
(2) Sat, Aug 23, 2008 (Sorry, I'll be at the 5 Boro Dance Challenge in New York City for same-gender couples, but someone else will run the ship)
(3) Sat, Aug 30, 2008

Format for the Chevy Chase Ballroom non-holiday dance parties:
6pm beg Argentine Tango classes, 7:00pm Beg mini-classes and dancing in the Salsa, Ballroom, Latin & Swing dances followed by Ballroom, Latin, Salsa & Swing dance music and mini-classes by request and teacher assistance until 11:30pm. Plus if there's time, "Dancing with the DC Stars" mini-competitions open to everyone (winners are chosen by audience applause, so invite your most loud and obnoxious friends to cheer for you...)

9pm-Beg & intermed Argentine Tango mini-classes in 2nd studio taught by Terry Chasteen (beg) and Brian Rennex (intermed) & an Argentine Tango beg/intermed milonga with teacher assistance from 9:30pm-11:30pm.

Fee: $12. per person, $10.00 students w/ FT ID, snacks, refreshments available (including Terry's infamous apple pie & ice cream. RSVP in advance for a $2.00 discount at TerryChasteen@PleaseDanceWithMe.com to determine the amount of food).
Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/danceandlearn.htm for details on any of the above.

NO PREVIOUS DANCE EXPERIENCE OR DANCE PARTNER NECESSARY TO ATTEND

You've been watching "So You Think You Can Dance" on Fox 5, "America's Ballroom Challenge" on PBS and "Dancing with the Stars" on ABC. And again, NOW is the time for none other than 'YOU' to BECOME ONE OF THOSE STARS! "Out on The Dance Floor"!

Let's STOP WATCHING all the fun and START HAVING IT!!

For additional information, contact:

Terry Chasteen's International DanceSPORT and Entertainment
TerryChasteen@yahoo.com
TerryChasteen@PleaseDanceWithMe.com
202-462-0870

www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
www.InternationalDanceSPORT.com
www.TangoDanceSPORT.com
www.DanceAtYourWeddingWorkshops.com
www.TheDancingKidsNetwork.com (www.RedHotBallroom.net )
www.MichaelJacksonsThriller.com
www.Learn-To-Dance-athon.org
www.DancingWithTheDCStars.com
www.DCDanceSportNews.com
www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.net
The web site for the annual "Out on The Dance Floor Charity Ball" plus monthly "So You Think You Can Dance DC", "Dancing with the DC Stars" and "Dancing with the AC/DC Stars" mini-dance competitions.

www.GayDanceSPORT.com
www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org
www.LambdaDanceSPORT.org
www.BrokebackMountain.us
(Including the Brokeback Mountain Photo Gallery and tribute to Heath Ledger)
www.LambdaDanceSportNews.com
(The site of the Lambda DanceSPORT News, promoting DanceSport for same-gender couples across the US and around the globe)

Bring a "Two-for-the-Price-of-One Discount Pass" from www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/s2for1pass.doc for a Two-For-One discount when one of those attending is for their first time.
PLUS your FIRST CLASS taken at the Chevy Chase Ballroom is FREE! if you bring a printed copy of the "First-Class-Is-Free-Pass" from the same link (you must bring an actual printed copy of the "Two-for-the-Price-of-One Discount Pass" or the "First-Class-Is-Free-Pass" to qualify for any discounts).

Prepare now for the BATTLE OF THE BALLROOM during our Dance-&-Learn Parties, dance classes in every dance style, "Dance-at-Your-Wedding Workshops" and "Sunday Salsa, Rueda and Argentine Tango Socials". There's no better way to spend an evening than by DANCING!
Isn't it time to STOP WATCHING all the fun and START HAVING IT?!

 

"Country & Latin Night ... at Remington's on Capital Hill"

Hi, everyone,

Please promote these fundraising events to all of your friends, neighbors and family members. The more successful they are, the better will be our chances to hold fundraising events at this venue in the future.
And THANKS!

~ Terry Chasteen

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Friday, July 11th - An early evening happy hour fundraising event
"Country & Latin Night ... at Remington's on Capital Hill"


When: July 11, 2008 7:00 PM and during future upcoming Fridays

Where: Remington 's on Capitol Hill
639 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-462-0870
www.RemingtonsWDC.com

Donation: $20.00 or whatever donation each participant feels they can afford; 100% of which will go to Equality Maryland toward the legal fees for trans-inclusive legislation in Maryland. Please make any checks payable directly to Equality Maryland.

Friday, July 11th - Early evening happy hour "Country & Latin Night ... at Remington's on Capital Hill".
A fundraiser at Remington's on Capital Hill right after work to benefit the legal fees of Equality Maryland for trans-inclusive legislation. Join us for early 7pm-9pm mini-dance classes and practice in Salsa & Rueda, Cha Cha, Rumba, 2-step and other social Latin & country dances (we may even learn a segment of "Michael Jackson's Thriller" by request. This is not a watered-down "for-white-guys-who-can't-dance" version, but rather the original Michael Jackson's Thriller routine directly from the ahead-of-it's-time 1982 video. Visit www.MichaelJacksonsThriller.com), followed later in the evening by country & Latin mini-dance contests (winners chosen by audience applause, so this is the time to invite your loudest and most obnoxious friends, neighbors and family members to cheer for you!...), performances, raffles & more. Check back for details as they become available at www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org.
Mini-classes will be available for newcomers from 7-9pm on specific Fridays in Salsa & Rueda plus other Latin dances and 2-Step, followed by dancing and practice when the club opens at 9pm. Donation: $20.00 or whatever one feels they can afford to participate (100% of which goes to Equality Maryland. Consequently checks for the complete amount may be made directly to Equality Maryland). We'll also hold amateur newcomer "So You Think You Can Dance DC", "Dancing with the DC Stars" and "Dancing With The AC/DC Stars" for same-gender couples in both Latin & C/W dances during the evening; open to anyone who attends the earlier classes and wishes to participate (winners chosen by audience applause) plus lottery give-aways, door prizes and other incentives to get people to stay longer and dance, all of which which will help ensure that this is a productive event for the club and ensure future such fundraising events in the future.

So join us in the sport and art of Lambda DanceSport for same-gender couples. A sport that could well become one of the most effective forms of grass-roots gay activism available to us today. Not in the courts or at the end of a picket sign (though those are important, as well), but rather Out On The Dance Floor!! (www.pleasedancewithme.com/gmyopinion.htm#grassrootsgayactivism).

You've been watching
"America's Ballroom Challenge" on PBS,
"So you Think You Can Dance" on FOX
AND
"DANCE WAR" BRUNO VS CARRIE ANNE" & "Dancing with the Stars" on ABC,

Metropolitan Washington DC is definitely becoming a city of
BALLROOM, LATIN, TANGO, HIP HOP & SWING DANCING...

...now is the time for YOU to
BECOME ONE OF THOSE STARS...
"Out on The Dance Floor" as same-gender couples!!..

Make plans to join Lambda DanceSPORT DC, Equality Maryland and Remington's on Capital Hill for this fun-filled, non-stop, charitable event; 100% of which will directly benefit Equality Maryland. Help to fight bigotry and discrimination, not only in Maryland but also in every other state in this country by getting "Out of our Social Closets" and Out On The Dance Floor!!

This site is maintained by:

www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
(www.InternationalDanceSPORT.com)
the web site of Terry Chasteen's
International DanceSPORT & Entertainment
(Use the drop-down menu above or scroll down for site information)

Terry Chasteen's
International DanceSPORT & Entertainment
Offering you the most professional and authentic entertainment plus easy & fun instruction in every style of social dance from around the globe that ANYONE can afford
We take pride in offering you the absolute “BEST” in social dance training in literally all of the social dance styles and by
some of the most experienced, highly trained and professional associate teachers in each of their areas of expertise in
the Washington area. As well we offer the most flexible,
fun-filled and affordable arrangements for classes, private
coaching, Dance-at-Your-Wedding Workshops and Saturday and Sunday Dance-&-Learn practice and social
dance events available throughout Metropolitan Washington DC.
... and your first class is
FREE! by
printing and bringing in a "First-Class-is-Free
Pass" for first-timers attending.
(www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com, www.InternationalDanceSPORT.com, www.TerryChasteen.com)

Please.......

...Dance with Me...

....and my incredibly talented and experienced associate teachers...

....we promise that your Dancing (and your social life)...

...will Never be The Same!

 

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(www.InternationalDanceSPORT.com, www.TerryChasteen.com) ... welcomes you to
(web site drop-down menu at the very top)

Give a gift certificate of Ballroom,
Latin and Swing dancing...& more...



Red Hot Ballroom - Ballroom, Latin & Swing Dancing for the kids - www.RedHotBallroom.net


Go to the drop-down menu links at the top of
each page or click here for a complete pictoral
menu of topics included in this web site

Terry Chasteen's International DanceSPORT and Entertainment
(Providing professional and authentic entertainment and instruction in every style of social dance from around the globe that ANYONE can afford)

TerryChasteen@yahoo.com
TerryChasteen@PleaseDanceWithMe.com
202-462-0870

www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org (www.DancingWithTheACDCStars.com)
www.LambdaDanceSPORT.org
www.GayDanceSPORT.com
www.BrokebackMountain.us
(the web site of the Brokeback Mountain Photo Gallery and tribute to Heath Ledger)
http://lgbtfriends.meetup.com/205/
(The web site for the Washington DC LGBT Ballroom, Latin, Swing & more DanceMeetup)
The Lambda DanceSPORT DC Yahoo Group
(http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lambdadancesportdc/)
The Lambda DanceSPORT USA Yahoo Group
(http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lambdadancesportusa/?yguid=87560109)
www.LambdaDanceSportNews.com

www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
www.InternationalDanceSPORT.com
www.TangoDanceSPORT.com
www.DanceAtYourWeddingWorkshops.com
www.TheDancingKidsNetwork.com
www.MichaelJackonsThriller.com
www.DanceSportOfAmerica.com
www.Learn-to-Dance-athon.org
www.DancingWithTheDCStars.com
www.DCDanceSportNews.com
(www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.net)
(the web site for the annual "Out on The Dance Floor Charity Ball" plus monthly "So You Think You Can Dance DC" and "Dancing with the DC Stars" mini-dance competitions (plus occasional "Dancing With The AC/DC Stars" mini-comps for same-gender couples...any orientation, however competing couples must be of the same gender) in all styles open to anyone ....always a riot for everyone, whether you're dancing or watching!... so join us "Out on The Dance Floor")

 

Isn't it time to STOP WATCHING all the fun....and START HAVING IT?!!
Plan to join Lambda DanceSPORT DC, Equality Md & Remington's

"Out on the Dance Floor"!!

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We're not here for a long time, we're here for a GOOD TIME!
So let's get started...and DANCE!!!-- TLChasteen
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(1) Sun, June 15 from 12:30-1:30pm "Dance with the AC/DC Stars" during Sunday's Capital Pride LEARN-TO-DANCE-ATHON including DC Swing, Lambda DanceSPORT DC and Son Mas Rueda performance team on Pa Ave (2) Team DC's Capital Pride Beer Garden during the parade on Sat night at JR's PLUS "NIGHT OUT at the Nationals" on Mon, June 23rd (3) If you missed the GMCW "Miss Fabulous America Pageant", you REALLY MISSED IT!

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(1) Sun, June 15 from 12:30-1:30pm "Dance with the AC/DC Stars" during Sunday's Capital Pride LEARN-TO-DANCE-ATHON including DC Swing, Lambda DanceSPORT DC and Son Mas Rueda performance team on Pa Ave (2) Team DC's Capital Pride Beer Garden during the parade on Sat night at JR's PLUS "NIGHT OUT at the Nationals" on Mon, June 23rd (3) If you missed the GMCW "Miss Fabulous America Pageant", you REALLY MISSED IT! (4) Dance-&-Learn Parties & potential fund-raisers for your chosen organization at the Chevy Chase Ballroom on June 28th, July 5th & July 26th. Join us Out On The Dance Floor!! (5) Heads up to a possible July 11th early Friday evening "Country & Latin Night at Remington's" fund-raiser, which is in the works to provide legal fees to include transgender protections in Maryland. Co-sponsored by Remington's on Capital Hill, Equality Md and Lambda DanceSPORT DC. (6) Tuesday June 24, 2008 - GLBT Community Leader Meeting at 7:00 pm (7) Wednesday July 16, 2008 - the Office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Affairs will be hosting an open house at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, SW. (8) Sunday, July 27 - Team DC's first Annual Champion's Reception & LGBT college scholarship award.

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(1) 12:30-1:30pm Capital Pride Sunday LEARN-TO-DANCE-ATHON with DC Swing, Lambda DanceSPORT DC and Son Mas Rueda performance team on Sun, June 15 on Pa Ave. Come to mini-classes during the Capital Pride Festival to learn and to dance Salsa & other Latin dances from 12:30pm-1:00pm plus a performance to Mein's "Son Mas" Rueda performance dance team (www.SonMas.net), followed by mini-classes and dancing to Foxtrot, Swing and more of the incredible sounds of DC Swing from 1:00pm-1:30pm.
(2) Team DC's Capital Pride Beer Garden during the parade at JR's on Sat, June 14th plus annual "Night OUT at the Nationals" on Monday, June 23rd. Visit www.TeamDC.org for details ( Lambda DanceSPORT DC is the local Baltimore/Washington Ballroom, Latin & C/W DanceSport affiliate of Team DC ).
(3) If you missed the GMCW "Miss Fabulous America" Pageant, you REALLY MISSED IT! It was loaded with dance of every style, and if you couldn't find at least one type of dancing to entertain you...no question about it ...YOU'RE DEAD!
(4) Join us for Dance-&-Learn Parties & potential fund-raisers on June 28th, July 5th & July 26th Out On The Dance Floor!!
(5)
July 11th - an upcoming early Friday evening happy hour "Country & Latin Night at Remington's" fund-raiser slated for July 11th at Remington's on Capital Hill for the legal fees for the trans-inclusive legislation in Maryland. The event will include early 7:00pm-9:00pm mini-dance classes and practice right after work in Salsa & Rueda, Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba and numerous other social Latin dances, followed later in the evening by mini-dance contests, performances, raffles & more. Check back for details as they become available at www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org.
(6) Tuesday June 24, 2008 - Office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Affairs GLBT Community Leader Meeting at 7:00 pm
(7) Wednesday July 16, 2008 - the Office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Affairs will be hosting an open house for GLBT residents of the District of Columbia, Westminster Presbyterian Church, SW DC.
(8) Team DC's first Annual Champion's Reception on Sunday, July 27 at the Capital City Brewing Company at Union Station from 5-7 PM. Visit www.TeamDC.org for details.
Visit www.LambdaDanceSportNews.com , www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org (www.DancingWithTheACDCStars.com) or www.TeamDC.org for details on any of the above topics. It's time to STOP WATCHING all the fun ....and START HAVING IT as same-gender couples Out On The Dance Floor!!... Join us in the art and sport of DanceSport for same-gender couples, which could well become one of the most effective and non-confrontational forms of grass-roots gay activism available to us today.

We want YOU!!...


...to DANCE!!...
to Ballroom, Latin, Salsa & Rueda, C/W, Tango, Swing & more ...
as same-gender and mixed-gender couples
Out On The Dance Floor!!

 

I'm not sure how we can make
it through a Presidential election
without the brilliant and savvy
Tim Russert



1950 - 2008

LEARN TO DANCE WITH US ON SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2008!!
(1)
12:30-1:30pm Capital Pride LEARN-TO-DANCE-ATHON with DC Swing, Lambda DanceSPORT DC and Son Mas Rueda performance team during the Capital Pride Festival on Sun, June 15, Pa Ave, NW.
Join Lambda DanceSPORT DC along with the "BEST" Swing band in the land, DC Swing! plus a performance by Mein's Son Mas Rueda performance team during Capital Pride on Sunday, June 15th before and during DC Swing's performance on the Arts Stage between 1:00pm & 1:30pm. We will include mini-dance classes in Swing (of course) and Lindy Hop, Foxtrot, American style Rumba and more plus plenty of social dancing opportunities to the music of DC Swing co-hosted with Lambda DanceSPORT DC.
Location: the Arts Stage on Pa Ave from 1:00pm-1:30pm,

PLUS!

Lambda DanceSPORT DC will also conduct mini-classes from 12:30pm-1:00pm in addition in other Salsa & Latin dances before DC Swing gets set up for their gig from 1:00pm - 1:30pm with a performance by Mein's Salsa Rueda performance team, Son Mas.

During Capital Pride, on June 15th, Lambda DanceSPORT DC will be teaching beginner mini-classes from 12:30pm-1:30pm, including dancing for everyone at the Arts Stage on Pa Ave before and during DC Swing's performance. DC Swing plays many different styles of music and may play Mambo that everyone can Salsa or Rueda to, as well as their normal Swing, Foxtrot and possibly even some Cha Cha and Rumba for the Latinos, which they have included in their line-up during past events. Final music selections will be coming soon. Visit www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org for details.

 

(2) Team DC's annual "Night OUT at the Nationals" on Monday, June 23rd


Join literally thousands of Team DC members and local LGBT activists for Team DC's annual "Night OUT at the Nationals" at the new ball park on Monday, June 23rd, 2008. Arrive by 6:45 p.m. to be treated to a wonderful performance of the National Anthem by the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington.

Nominate a local GLBT sports community leader to throw out the FIRST PITCH at the game.

After the Night OUT, join us for the 10th Inning After Game Party at Nellie's Sports Bar.

Tickets may be purchased in the following ways:
Online at www.TeamDC.org (The password is "out"—all lowercase)
Lambda Rising Bookstore
Team DC booth at Capital Pride
Nellie's Bar
Groups of 25 or more should contact Bree Parker for tickets at 202-640-7646.
Partner Groups (businesses or community organizations) should contact Greg Diamond and get their group name up on the scoreboard. Contact Greg at gregory.diamond@gmail.com.

Please note that all online ticket sales incur a per ticket processing fee.

Note that any organization that purchases 50 or more tickets will have their organization name displayed on the scoreboard throughout the game. Now is the time to begin rallying your members to attend as one large group so you can get this great added visibility for your organization!

(3) If you missed the GMCW "Miss Fabulous America" Pageant, you REALLY MISSED IT! It was loaded with dance of every style, from Country foot-stompin' to "A Chorus Line" from Broadway, an incredible and charming, Charming, CHARMING male ballet performance (that the audience just couldn't stop applauding for!), plus beach ball & surfer dancing and more (now we just need to get them to include some Ballroom, Latin & Swing!....). If you couldn't find some type of dancing to entertain you during this fun-filled, non-stop performance...there's no question about it ...YOU'RE DEAD! YOU MIGHT AS WELL START PLANNING YOUR FUNERAL!!! I actually saw the show both nights and enjoyed it the second time around, along with my infamous dancing friend Alex, every bit as much or even more than the first night.

(4) Join us for Dance-&-Learn Parties and potential fund-raising events at the Chevy Chase Ballroom & DanceSport Center for your chosen organization(s) on June 28th, July 5th & July 26th Out On The Dance Floor!! .

Our next Lambda DanceSPORT DC and Chevy Chase Ballroom Dance Parties are scheduled for Saturday, June 28, July 5th & July 26, 2008 *(see details below) We'll include mini-classes and PLENTY of dancing and practice in all of the Ballroom, Latin, C/W, Swing and Tango dances and more throughout the evening.

The July 26th Dance-&-Learn Party includes the monthly social for Burgandy Crescent Volunteers at the Chevy Chase Ballroom, co-hosted and organized by Burgandy Crescent Volunteer member, Laura Hart (Burgandy Crescent event description follows).

July 26th Dance-&-Learn Party for Burgandy Crescent Volunteers at the Chevy Chase Ballroom...BCV Salsa/Rueda, Argentine Tango and more Social, July 26, 7PM to 11PM at the Chevy Chase Ballroom – What better time to get in touch with your inner Latin rhythms that a steamy July night in D.C.?

Terry Chasteen, a veteran Gay Games Ballroom dance competitor, hosts dance parties on the 4th Saturday of each month. No prior dance experience is necessary. We’ll have mini dance lessons and individual help throughout the evening. No talent or dance partner is required either since partners will rotate throughout the event.
We'll also be including Casino Rueda, Spanish for wheel, a form of Cuban Salsa done in a circle with lots of partner changes so mingling is a given. Rueda expert Mein will be conducting the Rueda mini-classes and calling the patterns. As an added bonus, come at 6 PM and get a beginner Argentine Tango class at no extra charge taught by Terry Chasteen and later beginner and intermediate Argentine Tango after 9pm taught by Terry (beginners) and Brian Rennex (intermediates) in the second studio.
PLUS a special Brazilian Samba and Axe mini-class taught by the expert in Brazilian dance, Danielle Areco from Sao Paulo. Danielle has been the former first place winner of the annual Samba performance contest of Sao Paulo on numerous occasions and if you love Brazilian music and dance, this expert in that field will be a highlight of your evening.

This will be a BYOB. Sodas for mixers will be provided. We’ll have some munches and Terry Chasteen always serves hot apple pie with ice cream. The Chevy Chase Ballroom is at 5207 Wisconsin Avenue NW just north of the Fox 5 Studios on the north bound side of the street. It is situated the second floor above Paul’s Liquor store. If you drive, you can park in the Bank of America parking lot next door to the Ballroom at the corner of Harrison St., NW and Wisc ave., or on the street. There is generally plenty of space on 42nd Street behind Fox 5 Studios. By metro, get off at the Friendship Heights station and exit the station at the Jennifer St exit. The Ballroom is 1/2 block South and on the opposite side of Wisconsin Ave. Cost: $10 if you RSVP a day in advance or $12 without RSVP both payable at the door. RSVP to TerryChasteen@PleaseDanceWithMe.com. Come early, come late, stay as long as you want but come on out and dance the night away.

(5) Friday, July 11th - Upcoming early Friday evening happy hour "Country & Latin Night at Remington's" fund-raiser slated for July 11th at Remington's on Capital Hill for the legal fees for the trans-inclusive legislation in Maryland. The event will include early 7:00pm-9:00pm mini-dance classes and practice right after work in Salsa & Rueda, Cha Cha, Rumba, two step and numerous other social Latin & country dances, followed later in the evening by country & Latin mini-dance contests (winners chosen by audience applause, so this is the time to invite your loudest and most obnoxious friends, neighbors and family members), performances, raffles & more. Check back for details as they become available at www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org.
The owner of Remington's has given a tentative green light to the the possibility of a future "Country & Latin Night at Remington's" fund-raiser on July 11th and more for the legal fees for the trans-inclusive legislation in Maryland. If we hold mini-classes from 7-9pm on certain Fridays in Salsa, Two Step, Foxtrot and Swing, Rumba, etc, inluding dancing and practice, we can charge a nominal donation for those who will participate and be finished by the time the club opens at 9. After which we'll plan a "Dancing with the AC/DC Stars" mini-competition later on during the evening for anyone in the earlier classes wishing to participate (winners chosen by audience applause from those who participate in the earlier classes) plus maybe even some lottery give-aways and other incentives to get people to stay longer, which will help ensure that it is productive for the club and so we can hold more of these in the future.

Check back for any changes as they become available.

Join us Out On The Dance Floor!! in the art and sport of DanceSport for same-gender couples, which could well become one of the most effective and non-confrontational forms of grass-roots gay activism available to us today

(6) Tuesday June 24, 2008 - Office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Affairs GLBT Community Leader Meeting at 7:00 pm

(7) Wednesday July 16, 2008 - the Office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Affairs will be hosting an open house for GLBT residents of the District of Columbia at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, SW DC.

(8) The First annual Team DC Champion's Reception on Sunday, July 27 at the Capital City Brewing Company at Union Station from 5-7 PM.

Team DC is sponsoring the first Annual Champion's Reception on Sunday, July 27. It will be held at the Capital City Brewing Company at Union Station from 5-7 PM. The purpose of the event is threefold:
To recognize the winner(s) of the Team DC College Scholarship Program.
To recognize members of the local GLBT sports community for their contributions to our clubs, tournaments, and organizations.
To bring the local sports community together on an annual basis.
I am pleased to tell you that the winners of the first ever Team DC College Scholarship have been selected and you'll be reading about them soon. I can only tell you that they are amazing and their stories will touch your heart and remind you of how meaningful and important such a program like this can be. Trust me.....you will not want to miss this. Tickets for the event will be on sale shortly and are only $25.

We are still seeking nominations for the three major awards that will be given at the Champion's Reception, but the nominations window is closing quickly. I strongly encourage you to submit names you would like considered by June 25. (If you have already submitted names, you do not have to resubmit them.)

The Awards are:

MVP Award - Presented for efforts throughout the past year to support a team, league, organization, and/or tournament.

Trailblazer Award - Presented for work over a substantial period of time to help establish and grow a sport, club, and/or tournament.

Athletic Support Award - Presented to a business, individual, or organization for consistent support of the local LGBT sports community.

Please take this opportunity to help us recognize some people who have helped make a difference in our community through their involvement in sports. Nominations should be send to our Nominations Committee Chair, Vince Micone at vnm3@starpower.net. More about the Awards can be found at www.teamdc.org.

I encourage you to forward this email to your teammates and club members so we can cast a wide net to recognize deserving folks in our community.

Many thanks,
Brent Minor
President, Team DC


Visit www.LambdaDanceSportNews.com , www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org
(www.DancingWithTheACDCStars.com) or www.TeamDC.org for details on any of the above topics. It's time to STOP WATCHING all the fun ....and START HAVING IT as same-gender couples Out On The Dance Floor!!... Join us in the art and sport of DanceSport for same-gender couples, which could well become one of the most effective and non-confrontational forms of grass-roots gay activism available to us today.


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June 28th, July 5th & July 26th will include the unlimited beginner mini-classes throughout the night as in our usual 4th Saturday of the month Dance-&-Learn Parties. There will be three 20-minute mini-classes each for beginners, during the first hour in Ballroom, Latin & Swing from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Plus recently added is a weekly beginner Argentine Tango class which is included at no extra charge. Don't miss this non-stop, monthly event, which in addition to the above will include refreshments and PLENTY of general dancing and practice in all of the social dances throughout the evening between 7:00pm and finally ending at 11:30pm. For those wishing to contribute, "The Dancing Kids' Network" may also be performing and may also be passing the hat during the evening, in addition to a possible donation by the studio as a fundraiser for the much less fortunate orphan children of Darfour.
PLUS! everyone who is interested, may always learn "Michael Jackson's Thriller" . We would like as many dancers as same-gender couples during the photo shoots and tapings as possible

Out On
The Dance Floor!!



INTERNATIONAL LATIN TECHNIQUE WORKSHOPS IN THE WORKS TAUGHT BY THE TOP U. S. AMATEUR 10-DANCE BALLROOM & LATIN CHAMPION, LEMERY ROLLINS. NOW ON SPECIFIED SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS WHEN NOT OUT OF TOWN COMPETING (CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS OR VISIT www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/lemerysergey.htm FOR UPCOMING DATES)
Take advantage of this window of opportunity to move your Latin technique and hand, arm & body styling up several major notches by training with this top 10-dance Champion while available before the competition season begins. Join us on specified Saturday mornings at 11:30am, Sundays at 3:00pm and on specified Tuesdays at 7:00pm at the Chevy Chase Ballroom, 5207 Wisc Ave., NW, Washington DC 20015. Don't miss this limited opportunity to learn some of the best new technique and styling details during certain upcoming weekends when Lemery is not called out of town to compete in competition events.

 

*************************** A message from Christopher J. Dyer ***********************
Director, Office of DC GLBT Affairs

 

Tuesday June 24, 2008 - GLBT Community Leader Meeting at 7:00 pm
This is a friendly reminder about the upcoming GLBT Community Leader Meeting on Tuesday June 24, 2008 at 7:00 pm. The event will take place in the Community Room of the 6th District MPD Headquarters which is located at 100 42nd St., NE which is a few blocks from the Benning Road station on the Blue Line. Fire/EMS Chief Dennis Rubin is the invited guest speaker.
If you have not already done so, please RSVP to Clarence Fluker at Clarence.Fluker@dc.gov if you are planning on attending. If you are unable to attend you can send one representative of your organization to this event but space is very limited.

We look forward to seeing you at this event.

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Wednesday July 16, 2008 - the Office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Affairs will be hosting an open house for GLBT residents of the District of Columbia,

Also, we need your help in promoting a very exciting and innovative event that our office is hosting this summer. If you could forward a version of the promo below to your various listservs we would greatly appreciate it. Many thanks.

Promo

The Office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Affairs will be hosting an open house for GLBT residents of the District of Columbia . The purpose of this open house is to connect residents with a variety of DC government agencies and non-profits and provide an opportunity to learn more about the services that the Office of GLBT Affairs offers.

Date: Wednesday July 16, 2008

Time: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I Street, SW

Metro: Waterfront-SEU (Green Line)

For additional information and to register please visit www.glbt.dc.gov

Christopher J. Dyer, Director, Office of GLBT Affairs

Executive Office of the Mayor
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 221
Washington , DC 20004
202-442-5143 (office)
202-297-2137 (cell)
202-727-5931 (fax)

christopher.dyer@dc.gov
www.lgbt.dc.gov

Also, do you know why we have so many problems in this country today?

It's all their fault..it's those GAYS!...click here and find out why...
or visit http://youtube.com/watch?v=rixkck8QnjY
(sorry, but with everything going on in California as of late, I just couldn't resist this)



plus you cannot miss these two classics from JimmyKimmel Live...

Sarah Silverman "I'm F*%*king Matt Damon" on Jimmy Kimmel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnVJZkDuVBM
Sarah Silverman sings "I'm F*cking Matt Damon" on Jimmy Kimmel Live 1-31-08

on the bed
on the floor
on a towel by the door
in a tub
in the car
up against the mini bar

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Jimmy Kimmel is F@*#king Ben Affleck Response to Matt & Sarah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIQrBouWRiE
Star studded video w/ Ben Affleck and Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford, Cameron Diaz, Joan Jett, Macy Gray, Robin Williams, Don Cheadle, Pete Wentz, Perry Farrell, Benji and Joel Madden, Lance Bass, Huey Lewis, Josh Groban, McLovin, Christina Applegate, Rebecca Romijn, and Dominic Monaghan, and Meatloaf and probably a few more.

Thanks Jimmy, you and Sarah and Matt and Ben rock!

Honors for This Video:
#1 - Most Discussed (Today)
#1 - Most Discussed (Today) - Comedy
#1 - Most Viewed (Today)
#1 - Most Viewed (Today) - Comedy
#2 - Most Viewed (This Week)
#1 - Most Viewed (This Week) - Comedy
#1 - Top Favorites (Today)
#1 - Top Favorites (Today) - Comedy
#1 - Top Rated (Today)
#1 - Top Rated (Today) - Comedy
#1 - Top Rated (This Week)
#1 - Top Rated (This Week) – Comedy

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for details on these and other dance events and classes.


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"So, whatever you want to do, just do it....Making a damn fool of yourself is
absolutely essential." -- Gloria Steinem

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"When the music's playing, I hope you're dancing; I hope you crank up the
volume, kick off your shoes, and have the time of your life!" -- Oprah Winfrey
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We're not here for a long time, we're here for a GOOD TIME!
So let's get started...and DANCE!!! -- TLChasteen
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It's definitely time to "STOP WATCHING" all the fun....and "START HAVING IT"!!

 

Too many problems in your life?...maybe here's the answer...
It's All Because (The Gays Are Getting Married)

plus you cannot miss these two classics from JimmyKimmel Live...

Sarah Silverman "I'm F*cking Matt Damon" on Jimmy Kimmel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnVJZkDuVBM
Sarah Silverman sings "I'm F*cking Matt Damon" on Jimmy Kimmel Live 1-31-08

on the bed
on the floor
on a towel by the door
in a tub
in the car
up against the mini bar

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Jimmy Kimmel is F@cking Ben Affleck Response to Matt & Sarah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIQrBouWRiE
Star studded video w/ Ben Affleck and Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford, Cameron Diaz, Joan Jett, Macy Gray, Robin Williams, Don Cheadle, Pete Wentz, Perry Farrell, Benji and Joel Madden, Lance Bass, Huey Lewis, Josh Groban, McLovin, Christina Applegate, Rebecca Romijn, and Dominic Monaghan, and Meatloaf and probably a few more.

Thanks Jimmy, you and Sarah and Matt and Ben rock!

Honors for This Video:
#1 - Most Discussed (Today)
#1 - Most Discussed (Today) - Comedy
#1 - Most Viewed (Today)
#1 - Most Viewed (Today) - Comedy
#2 - Most Viewed (This Week)
#1 - Most Viewed (This Week) - Comedy
#1 - Top Favorites (Today)
#1 - Top Favorites (Today) - Comedy
#1 - Top Rated (Today)
#1 - Top Rated (Today) - Comedy
#1 - Top Rated (This Week)
#1 - Top Rated (This Week) – Comedy

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(1) Yuletide Ball DanceSport Championships and New Year's Eve Gala all weekend at the JW Marriott, including (a) an incredible Sun evening performance by the world-reknowned all male deaf dance company, 'The Wild Zappers' from right here in DC. (b) amateur, pro/am and top professional competitions all weekend, (c) Ballroom, Latin & rhythm workshops on Sat & Tues by world-reknowned competitors, performers and judges, (d) and lastly PLENTY of social dancing between the competition events. If you enjoyed the competitions on TV during 'Dancing with the Stars' and 'So You Think You Can Dance', you will be blown away by the drop-dead performances that you'll see in person throughout the New Year's weekend. (2) Sat, Dec 29 Dance-&-Learn Party at the Chevy Chase Ballroom with beginner mini-classes in Ballroom, Latin, Swing, C/W, Argentine Tango, Salsa & Rueda & more hosted by Mein. (3) Mon, Dec 31st - The Yuletide Ball New Year's Eve Gala...THE most elegant New Year's Eve event in all of DC (singles and beginner dancers welcome. Just ask to be seated at Terry Chasteen's tables) (4) Jan 1, 2008 - New Year's Day Dance-&-Learn Holiday Party at the Chevy Chase Ballroom on the evening of New Year's Day from 8pm-11:30pm.

Visit www.LambdaDanceSportNews.com, www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org, or www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com for additional details on any of the following topics and much more...,

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(1)
Join us over the New Year's weekend from Dec 28th - Jan 1st for THE most dynamic and elegant event throughout all of Metropolitan Washington DC, The 20th Yuletide Ball Championships and New Year's Eve Gala at the JW Marriott Hotel.
DEC 28TH TO JAN 1ST - THE 20TH ANNUAL YULETIDE BALL CHAMPIONSHIPS AND NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA!...Don't miss this magnificent major DanceSport event organized by Ron Bennett and assisted by the Chevy Chase Ballroom staff to take place at the J W Marriott, downtown. You will witness some incredible competitors and performers from across the US and around the world all weekend, to include the all male deaf dance company, 'The Wild Zappers'

The Wild Zappers have performed around the globe and as an all male deaf dance company, they will literally 'Blow You away!' with their incredible talent, precision and choreography. Don't miss this wonderful Sunday night performance. We were able to present The Wild Zappers two years ago at the Yuletide Ball Championships and are excited to once again have enough of them in the area during the New Year's holiday to have them perform for us once again.

plus THE most elegant New Year's eve event anywhere....GUARANTEED!..."The Yuletide Ball New Year's Eve Gala" (advance reservations required. Singles and beginner dancers welcome. Just ask to be seated at Terry Chasteen's tables).
Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/yuletideball.htm for details of the complete weekend of Yuletide Ball Championships events.

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All classes at the Chevy Chase Ballroom are canceled on Sat & Sun due to the Yuletide Ball Championships and New Year's Eve Gala. Tickets are still available for all competition events, dance workshops and the Yuletide Ball New Year's Eve Gala.
Our Saurday, Dec 29th and Tuesday, Jan 1st
Dance-&-Learn Parties at the Chevy Chase Ballroom will take place as scheduled.

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(2) Dance-&-Learn Parties on the evening of Sat, Dec 29th and on the evening of New Year's Day. Dance-&-Learn Parties include mini-classes in Ballroom, Salsa, Swing, Hustle Tango, general dancing plus Tango classes and an Argentine Tango milonga after 9pm in the second studio (details below).
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(3) USUALLY EVERY SUNDAY! Salsa & Rueda and Argentine Tango Social Dance parties and milonga, including classes, refreshments & dancing. Canceled this week due to New Year's Eve and the Yuletide Ball events downtown

SAOCO DC Rueda Performance Team & co-hosts of Sunday's weekly rueda event.

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(4) Last Sat of each month, Dance-at-Your-Wedding Workshop at 11:15am. Terry is the self-proclaimed "Master of Wedding Ceremonies". Learn how to make your "First Dance" a KNOCK-OUT performance, regardless of the dance style or the type of music. There isn't a dance style that we don't know and can't teach you, so GO FOR IT! Start now to make your "Honor Dance" the most entertaining and memorable part of your complete wedding event.

We'll change your dancing style from a "Couple of Swells"...

(Fred Astaire and Judy Garland dancing to "A Couple of Swells" in the 1948 film "Easter Parade")

to "The Barclays of Broadway"!!...
(Fred Astailre and Ginger Rogers in their last film together, "The Barclays of Broadway, 1949)

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(5) Red Hot Ballroom, including Salsa and Cha Cha performances by the DancingKids Network during the Nov 10th Chevy Chase Ballroom Showcase was RED HOT!! If interested in joining our social dance and/or performance team for youth of all ages, visit www.RedHotBallroom.net or www.TheDancingKidsNetwork.com. Considerations are in the work for pre-schoolers with the parents during the week. If interested, email TerryChasteen@yahoo.com.
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(6) "The" most affordable, convenient, flexible and highly professional drop-in beginner classes in all of the social dances at a cost that ANYONE can afford! Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com...and your first class is free if you bring in a "First-Class-is-FREE Pass"..),

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(7) "Ballroom & Latin Dance classes at Lunch-time" at the Chevy Chase Ballroom has officially begun, including trial class times of 12:00 noon & 1:00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (RSVP in advance by email required). Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com for details. Admission is the usual $12.00 per class with discounts for multiple classes in one day ($10.00 students w/ full-time ID) or $95.00 / 10-class dance card ($75.00 student card) good toward any beginner level Chevy Chase Ballroom drop-in classes in any dance style throughout the week. Please RSVP by email in advance for lunch-time classes to TerryChasteen@yahoo.com for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday "Ballroom & Latin dancing over Lunch-time"

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(8) New YMCA, Dupont Circle Salsa and Black-tie and Wedding dance classes starting Jan 7th..

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Visit www.LambdaDanceSportNews.com, www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org, or www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com for additional details on any of the following topics and much more...,


visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/yuletideball.htm for Yuletide Ball Championships details.


Hurry...make plans today to attend our upcoming weekend and Holiday evening Dance-&-Learn Parties & milongas, including our weekly Sunday Salsa & Rueda, Brazilian Samba and Argentine Tango Socials and the incomparable Yuletide Ball Championships and New Year's Eve Gala. Ticket information available at TerryChasteen@yahoo.com.

 

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(7) Red Hot Ballroom performances by the kids during our recent Nov 10th Chevy Chase Ballroom Showcase were RED HOT!!
If you missed the Chevy Chase Ballroom fall showcase, which included both the Disco/Salsa routine from the music of DreamGirls, as well as a knock-down, drag-out Cha Cha performance by the kids, you REALLY MISSED IT! Thanks and congratulations to all of them who really did fantastic jobs performing at this event. People came up in droves and still are to make sure I know how much they enjoyed the incredible dancing by some of today's youth. If you have or know of anyone interested in joining us, we are always working on new material for social dancing upcoming performances, including a possible gig at the 2007 Yuletide Ball DanceSport Championships over New Year's weekend. Visit www.RedHotBallroom.net, www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com, or www.DancingKidsNetwork.com for details in how to begin dancing as youth in DC.

The DancingKids' Network practices are on Fridays at 4:30pm (younger age group) and 5:30pm for more experienced, Sat at 10:30am plus possibly Wed or Thurs at 5:30pm (new class possibilities for grade schoolers ...must RSVP at TerryChasteen@yohoo.com to confirm if there's enough for a class).

New Ballroom, Latin & Swing dancing for Pre-Schoolers with Mom's & Dads on Thurs or Fri from 4:30pm-5:15pm (new class...must RSVP at TerryChasteen@yohoo.com to confirm there's a class)

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(8) The weekly Sunday Salsa & Rueda, Argentne Tango and Brazilian Samba Social Dance Parties and Classes every Sunday, including over Thanksgiving weekend and especially on Sun, Dec 9th - A VERY SPECIAL SAOCO DC HOLIDAY PARTY, with workshops in Salsa on 1, Salsa on 2, Rueda Group patterns and more (details below; and as always, pie & ice cream for all...).

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Try to join us again this and
EVERY SUNDAY
for

The weekly
Sunday Salsa & Rueda, Argentne Tango and Brazilian Samba Social Dance Parties plus classes all day on Sundays

(All of our social events, which always include some type of training for beginners, are a GREAT way to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other special events at no extra cost to you! We'll have several teachers available throughout the night to help get ALL of your family and friends dancing.

THE COMPLETE WEEKLY SUNDAY SCHEDULE INCLUDES:

12:30pm - 1:15pm Drop-in International Latin technique for all levels taught by Jonathon (GQ) Bowers.

2:00pm - 3:00pm Beginner "Red Hot Ballroom" Ballroom, Latin & Swing dancing for grade-school, high-school & middle-school aged kids to learn with the adults the dances and routine choreography to the dance music of the latest musical phenomenon of the Silver Screen, "Dreamgirls". (This class will focus on material for a future performance Showcase at the Chevy Chase Ballroom plus at other local charitable events for those who may care to participate [Showcase participation is not required to take the class]). Purchase of a 10-class dance card at $75.00 required per child to assure consistency of participation.

2:00pm - 3:00pm Beginner Ballroom, Latin & Swing dancing for parents and other adults plus "Red Hot Ballroom" grade-school and high-school & middle-school aged kids (will include other Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Salsa and Disco/Hustle dances that are not part of the "Dreamgirls" Soundtrack performance at 1:00pm).

PLUS AT THE SAME TIME AT 2PM:

2:00pm - 3:00pm Beginner drop-in Black-tie and Wedding Social Ballroom, Latin, Swing &/or Dsico/Hustle taught by Terry Chasteen.


3:00pm - 4:00pm Drop-in beginner and intermediate/advanced Country / Western Two Step and/or Swing patterns and technique (2 teachers at once) taught by Terry & assisted by Mein. (additional C/W Two Step and/or Waltz is also available in 2 levels on Saturday afternoons at 12:30pm). We will eventually teach you some HOT! competition level Texas Two Step, Country Waltz and clogging patterns that you won't see in DC unless the pro's come to town!

PLUS AT THE SAME TIME AT 3PM:

3:00pm - 4:00pm Beginner to intermediate drop-in East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop and/or Jive.


PLUS AT THE SAME TIME AT 4PM:

4:00pm - 5:00pm Salsa Beginner, intermediate and advanced dips, drops and tricks in Salsa on 1 taught by Terry and a second teacher (two teachers may ultimately be made available for 2 different levels at the same time as necessary).

FUTURE CLASS TO-BE-ANNOUNCED:
Salsa on 2 (Mambo) Beginner, intermediate and advanced coming soon (date and instructor to-be-announced) (two teachers may ultimately be made available for 2 different levels at the same time as necessary).


5:00pm - 6:00pm Social Cha Cha Sunday Class..for Salsa dancers:
Every Sunday - Terry Chasteen's infamous 150 mile-an-hour, knock-down, drag-out, including-everything-but-the-kitchen-sink Cha Cha Cha patterns "To-Die-For" in the Salsa clubs. New Drop-in Beg and Intermediate to Advanced International and American style Cha Cha during our weekly "Sunday Salsa & Rueda, Brazilian Samba and Argentine Tango Dance Parties & classes". This class will eventually Include 2 teachers in beginner and intermediate levels as needed. ($12.00 per person or FREE for anyone taking the earlier Brazilian Samba or Salsa classes or the 6:00pm Argentine Tango or intermediate Casino Rueda classes)

PLUS AT THE SAME TIME AT 5PM and 6PM:

5:00pm & 6:00pm Beginner (5pm), Intermediate (6pm) and advanced Casino Rueda in studio B taught at the same time by Ernesto Reyes and the very talented SAOCO DC Rueda performance team.

 

PLUS WITH DANIELLE ARECO AT 5:00PM:

5:00pm - 6:00pm Authentic Brazilian Samba taught by Danielle Areco, a true Brazilian from Sao Paulo including ladies' and men's styling and numerous HOT! moves that you can use at Mardi Gras events and in the clubs - Carnaraval & Gafieira at 3pm.

6:00pm - 7:00pm Brazilian Dance Mix classes - Lambada, Forro and Axe at 4pm.
(Which will gradually change over time to include Samba Rock, Brazilian Bolero, Pagode, Vanerao, etc...prepare for the monthly Chevy Chase Ballroom "Carnival Dance-&-Learn Parties" with a Samba demonstration performance and dancing.


7:00pm - 8:15pm Weekly Drop-in beginner & intermediate Argentine Tango followed by Tango practica in studio A (2 levels at once taught by Arnaud Lucas & Bella Sterling).




7:30pm - 10:30pm teacher-assisted Salsa, Salsa Rueda and Argentine Tango dancing during the Sunday Salsa, Tango, Brazilian Samba and Rueda Social dance party. Open dancing in studio "B" to the "BEST" Salsa, Rueda and Latin music and in studio "A" to the Best in Argentine Tango.

ADMISSION: $12.00 for the first Sunday class, $19.00 for two Sunday classes before 5:00pm, $25.00 for 3 classes and $30.00 for 4 Sunday classes before 5:00pm. The Salsa Rueda classes are separately priced at $12.00, which includes all 3 levels for those who qualify.

Admission fee for beginner/intermediate Argentine Tango (two levels at once) is $15.00 from 6-7:30pm followed by dancing in studio "A" until 19:30pm (or you may use Terry's 10-class dance card for Tango at $95.00, which is good toward any of Terry, Danielle and Mein's Drop-in Chevy Chase Ballroom classes throughout the week or weekend).

 

 

 


"Dancing with the Stars" has become THE! most watched program on National television. Join the
majority of Metropolitan washington DC on ABC Channel 7 WJLA. Then start
preparing yourself for the "Battle of the Ballroom"... It's time to
STOP WATCHING all the fun and START HAVING IT!!

 


Whether it's from watching

"America's Ballroom Challenge"
on PBS


"So you Think You Can Dance"
on FOX,

or
DANCE WAR
BRUNO VS. CARRIE ANN

and
"Dancing with the Stars"

on ABC,

Dancin with the Stars graphic


Washington DC
is definitely becoming a city of

BALLROOM, LATIN, TANGO, SALSA & RUEDA,
SWING, THE AUTHENTIC BRAZILIAN DANCES AND MORE...

...and now is the time for YOU to
"BECOME ONE OF THOSE STARS"...
"Out on The Dance Floor"!....
as same-gender couples

Isn't it time to "STOP WATCHING" all the fun....and "START HAVING IT"?!!

 

We want YOU!!...


...to DANCE!!...


It is definitely time to "STOP WATCHING" all the fun....and "START HAVING IT"!!

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Visit
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
or www.LambdaDanceSportNews.com
for information on all upcoming Lambda DanceSPORT DC classes and social dance events.

 

For additional information on this web page, contact:


Terry Chasteen's
"International DanceSPORT
& Entertainment"

Terry Chasteen's "International DanceSPORT and Entertainment"
TerryChasteen@yahoo.com
202-462-0870
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
www.InternationalDanceSPORT.net
www.InterNationalDanceSPORTcompany.com
www.DanceAtYourWeddingWorkshops.com
www.TheDancingKidsNetwork.com
www.MichaelJackonsThriller.com
www.Learn-to-Dance-athon.org
www.DancingWithTheDCStars.info

(www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.net)
(the web site for the annual 1st Saturday in June "Out on The Dance Floor Charity Ball" plus monthly "So You Think You Can Dance DC" and "Dancing with the DC Stars" mini-dance competitions (plus occasional "Dancing With The AC/DC Stars" mini-comps for same-gender couples...any orientation, however competing couples must be of the same gender) in all styles open to anyone ..... so join us "Out on The Dance Floor")

www.LambdaDanceSPORT.org
www.GayDanceSPORT.com,
www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org (www.DancingWithTheACDCStars.com)
www.BrokebackMountain.us
(the web site of the Brokeback Mountain Photo Gallery)

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(1) Yuletide Ball DanceSport Championships and New Year's Eve Gala all weekend at the JW Marriott, including (a) an incredible Sun evening performance by the world-reknowned all male deaf dance company, 'The Wild Zappers' from right here in DC.
(b) amateur, pro/am and top professional competitions all weekend,
(c) Ballroom, Latin & rhythm workshops on Sat & Tues by world-reknowned competitors, performers and judges,
(d) and lastly PLENTY of social dancing between the competition events. If you enjoyed the competitions on TV during 'Dancing with the Stars' and 'So You Think You Can Dance', you will be blown away by the drop-dead performances that you'll see in person throughout the New Year's weekend.
(2) Sat, Dec 29 Dance-&-Learn Party at the Chevy Chase Ballroom
with beginner mini-classes in Ballroom, Latin, Swing, C/W, Argentine Tango, Salsa & Rueda & more hosted by Mein.
(3) Mon, Dec 31st - The Yuletide Ball New Year's Eve Gala...THE most elegant New Year's Eve event in all of DC (singles and beginner dancers welcome. Just ask to be seated at Terry Chasteen's tables)
(4) Jan 1, 2008 - New Year's Day Dance-&-Learn Holiday Party at the Chevy Chase Ballroom
on the evening of New Year's Day from 8pm-11:30pm.

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(1) Lambda DanceSPORT DC Dance-&-Learn Parties on the evening of Sat, Nov 24th, Fri., Dec 7th and more, including Dec 22nd, Dec 29th and the evenings of Christmas and New Year's Day...These are not strictly LGBT events, but instead we do not discriminate against and welcome everyone of all races, religions, ages, genders, and orientations of affection, including singles, couples, same-gender couples and the seeing and hearing impaired. Leave the labels outside the door and get "Out on the Dance Floor!"

Dance-&-Learn Parties always include beginner mini-classes in all of the social dance styles, such as Ballroom, Salsa, Swing, Disco/Hustle, C/W, the social Latin dances and more, as well as beginner and intermediate Argentine Tango classes in the second studio from 9 - 9:45pm. All of this followed by an Argentine Tango beginner/intermediate milonga in studio B. Dance-&-Learn Parties start at 7:00pm, with the Tango classes and milonga continuing in the second studio while the Ballroom, Latin & Swing dancing take place in studio A. Join us monthly at the Chevy Chase Ballroom & DanceSport Center.

Dance-&-Learn Parties and special Holiday Parties are scheduled on the following dates:


(5). Saturday, December 29 and
*(see details below)

(6). Tuesday, January 1, 2008 - New Year’s Day Holiday Party (on the evening of New Year's Day).
*(see Holiday Party details below)
Only for the hard core dancers who cannot go one day without dancing...not even on New Year's Day.

Format for the Chevy Chase Ballroom Saturday evening non-holiday dance parties:
7:00pm Beginner mini-classes and dancing in the Ballroom, Latin & Swing dances
followed by Ballroom, Latin, Salsa & Swing dance music with teacher assistance available until 11:00pm. Plus "Dancing with the DC Stars" mini-dance competitions open to everyone (winners are chosen by audience applause, so invite your most loud and obnoxious friends)
9:00pm - 9:45pm Beginner and intermediate Argentine Tango mini-classes in the second studio taught by Terry Chasteen (beginners) and Bella Sterling or another second teacher (intermediates) followed by an Argentine Tango milonga with teacher assistance from 9:30pm - 1:00am. No previous dance experience and training or even a dance partner necessary to attend.
Fee: $12.00 per person, $10.00 students w/ FT ID, Plenty of snacks and refreshments available (including Terry's infamous apple pie & ice cream. Please RSVP in advance for a $2.00 discount at TerryChasteen@yahoo.com to help determine how much food to have available).
Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/danceandlearn.htm for details on studio dance party events.

Format for Chevy Chase Ballroom Friday evening and Holiday Parties on the evenings of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & New Year's Day:
Join us after your family and friends get together from 8pm to 11:30pm on the evenings of Thanksgiving Day (November 22), Christmas Day (December 25) and New Year's Day (January 1, 2008) for our Holiday dance parties. As in all Chevy Chase Ballroom studio parties, there will be mini-classes in the Ballroom, Latin, Salsa, Swing & Argentine Tango dances for those who are brand new to dancing. No previous dance experience and training or even a dance partner necessary to attend.
Fee: $12.00 per person, $10.00 students w/ FT ID, Plenty of snacks and refreshments available (including Terry's infamous apple pie & ice cream. Please RSVP in advance for a $2.00 discount at TerryChasteen@yahoo.com to help determine how much food to have available).
Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/danceandlearn.htm for details on studio dance party events as they become available.

Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com for details on any of the above as they become available or email TerryChasteen@yahoo.com.

AND EQUALLY AS IMPORTANT, THE 20TH ANNUAL YULETIDE BALL CHAMPIONSHIPS AND NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA!...

December 27th, 2007 - January 1st, 2008 - The MAJOR Washington DC DanceSport event, Ron Bennett's 20th annual "Yuletide Ball Championships and New Year's Eve Gala" at the JW Mariott Hotel, 14th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington DC. You'll watch amateur, pro/am and top professional DanceSport competitors from around the world right here in Washington DC (including our own "Dancing Kids' Network" and "Dancing Youth Foundation". Visit www.DancingKidsNetwork.com).
And lastly the annual "Yuletide Ball New Year's Eve Gala". You cannot miss our Elegant Black-Tie Affair! Undoubtedly THE most elegant New Year's Eve events in all of Metropolitan Washington, including an exquisite gourmet dinner, lots of general dancing to the absolute "BEST" Ballroom, Latin & Swing dance music and an incredible professional show.

Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/yuletideball.htm for schedules and details as they become available.


(Click here for a printer-friendly flier of these events)


Mondays 8/7c
Results Show: Tuesdays 9/8c

You've been watching
"So You Think You Can Dance"

on Fox 5
and
"Dancing with the Stars"


on ABC,

...now is the time for YOU to
"BECOME ONE OF THOSE STARS"...
"Out on The Dance Floor"!....

It's time to "STOP WATCHING" all the fun....and "START HAVING IT"!!


FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES: Send friends, family members or team members with an email or web site notice from your favorite team or non-profit to this or any other upcoming Dance-&-Learn event hosted by Terry Chasteen and Lambda DanceSPORT DC and 2/3 of the funds go back to the organization. Those participating need not be members or affiliated with the recipient organization in any way. The non-LGBT clientelle actually cover the events which is what makes this offer possible.

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(5) EVERY SUNDAY! Salsa & Rueda and Argentine Tango Social Dance parties, including classes, refreshments & dancing including
Sun, Dec 9th - A VERY SPECIAL SAOCO DC HOLIDAY PARTY, with our weekly beginner & intermediate classes at 5pm plus ADDITIONAL WORKSHOPS in Salsa on 1, Salsa on 2, Rueda Group patterns and more all for one $12.00 admission less RSVP discount (and as always, pie & ice cream for all...) RSVP for a $2.00 discount at TerryChasteen@yahoo.com so we can better determine how much food and refreshments. (details below)
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(6) DEC 28TH TO JAN 1ST - THE 20TH ANNUAL YULETIDE BALL DANCESPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS AND NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA!...Don't miss this magnificent major dance event organized by the Ron Bennett and assisted by the Chevy Chase Ballroom staff to take place at the J W Marriott, downtown. You will witness incredible competitors from across the US and around the world all weekend.


Hurry...make plans today to attend our upcoming weekend and Holiday evening Dance-&-Learn Parties & milongas
as well as our weekly Sunday Salsa & Rueda, Brazilian Samba and Argentine Tango Socials.

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(5) The weekly Sunday Salsa & Rueda, Argentne Tango and Brazilian Samba Social Dance Parties and Classes

.

Try to join us again this and
EVERY SUNDAY
for

The weekly
Sunday Salsa & Rueda, Argentne Tango and Brazilian Samba Social Dance Parties and Classes

(All of our social events, which always include some type of training for beginners, are a GREAT way to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other special events at no extra cost to you! We'll have several teachers available throughout the night to help get ALL of your family and friends dancing.

THE COMPLETE WEEKLY SUNDAY SCHEDULE INCLUDES:

12:30pm - 1:15pm Drop-in International Latin technique for all levels taught by Jonathon (GQ) Bowers.

2:00pm - 3:00pm Beginner "Red Hot Ballroom" Ballroom, Latin & Swing dancing for grade-school, high-school & middle-school aged kids to learn with the adults the dances and routine choreography to the dance music of the latest musical phenomenon of the Silver Screen, "Dreamgirls". (This class will focus on material for a future performance Showcase at the Chevy Chase Ballroom plus at other local charitable events for those who may care to participate [Showcase participation is not required to take the class]). Purchase of a 10-class dance card at $75.00 required per child to assure consistency of participation.

2:00pm - 3:00pm Beginner Ballroom, Latin & Swing dancing for parents and other adults plus "Red Hot Ballroom" grade-school and high-school & middle-school aged kids (will include other Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Salsa and Disco/Hustle dances that are not part of the "Dreamgirls" Soundtrack performance at 1:00pm).

PLUS AT THE SAME TIME AT 2PM:

2:00pm - 3:00pm Beginner drop-in Black-tie and Wedding Social Ballroom, Latin, Swing &/or Dsico/Hustle taught by Terry Chasteen.


3:00pm - 4:00pm Drop-in beginner and intermediate/advanced Country / Western Two Step and/or Swing patterns and technique (2 teachers at once) taught by Terry & assisted by Mein. (additional C/W Two Step and/or Waltz is also available in 2 levels on Saturday afternoons at 12:30pm). We will eventually teach you some HOT! competition level Texas Two Step, Country Waltz and clogging patterns that you won't see in DC unless the pro's come to town!

PLUS AT THE SAME TIME AT 3PM:

3:00pm - 4:00pm Beginner to intermediate drop-in East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop and/or Jive.


PLUS AT THE SAME TIME AT 4PM:

4:00pm - 5:00pm Salsa Beginner, intermediate and advanced dips, drops and tricks in Salsa on 1 taught by Terry and a second teacher (two teachers may ultimately be made available for 2 different levels at the same time as necessary).

FUTURE CLASS TO-BE-ANNOUNCED:
Salsa on 2 (Mambo) Beginner, intermediate and advanced coming soon (date and instructor to-be-announced) (two teachers may ultimately be made available for 2 different levels at the same time as necessary).


5:00pm - 6:00pm Social Cha Cha Sunday Class..for Salsa dancers:
Every Sunday - Terry Chasteen's infamous 150 mile-an-hour, knock-down, drag-out, including-everything-but-the-kitchen-sink Cha Cha Cha patterns "To-Die-For" in the Salsa clubs. New Drop-in Beg and Intermediate to Advanced International and American style Cha Cha during our weekly "Sunday Salsa & Rueda, Brazilian Samba and Argentine Tango Dance Parties & classes". This class will eventually Include 2 teachers in beginner and intermediate levels as needed. ($12.00 per person or FREE for anyone taking the earlier Brazilian Samba or Salsa classes or the 6:00pm Argentine Tango or intermediate Casino Rueda classes)

PLUS AT THE SAME TIME AT 5PM and 6PM:

5:00pm & 6:00pm Beginner (5pm), Intermediate (6pm) and advanced Casino Rueda in studio B taught at the same time by Ernesto Reyes and the very talented SAOCO DC Rueda performance team.

PLUS WITH DANIELLE ARECO AT 5:00PM:

5:00pm - 6:00pm Authentic Brazilian Samba taught by Danielle Areco, a true Brazilian from Sao Paulo including ladies' and men's styling and numerous HOT! moves that you can use at Mardi Gras events and in the clubs - Carnaraval & Gafieira at 3pm.

6:00pm - 7:00pm Brazilian Dance Mix classes - Lambada, Forro and Axe at 4pm.
(Which will gradually change over time to include Samba Rock, Brazilian Bolero, Pagode, Vanerao, etc...prepare for the monthly Chevy Chase Ballroom "Carnival Dance-&-Learn Parties" with a Samba demonstration performance and dancing.


7:00pm - 8:15pm Weekly Drop-in beginner & intermediate Argentine Tango followed by Tango practica in studio A (2 levels at once taught by Arnaud Lucas & Bella Sterling).




7:30pm - 10:30pm teacher-assisted Salsa, Salsa Rueda and Argentine Tango dancing during the Sunday Salsa, Tango, Brazilian Samba and Rueda Social dance party. Open dancing in studio "B" to the "BEST" Salsa, Rueda and Latin music and in studio "A" to the Best in Argentine Tango.

ADMISSION: $12.00 for the first Sunday class, $19.00 for two Sunday classes before 5:00pm, $25.00 for 3 classes and $30.00 for 4 Sunday classes before 5:00pm. The Salsa Rueda classes are separately priced at $12.00, which includes all 3 levels for those who qualify.

Admission fee for beginner/intermediate Argentine Tango (two levels at once) is $15.00 from 6-7:30pm followed by dancing in studio "A" until 19:30pm (or you may use Terry's 10-class dance card for Tango at $95.00, which is good toward any of Terry, Danielle and Mein's Drop-in Chevy Chase Ballroom classes throughout the week or weekend).

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(6). Thursday, November 22 - Thanksgiving Day Holiday Party (on the evening of Thanksgiving Day
Format for Chevy Chase Ballroom Holiday Parties on the evenings of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & New Year's Day:
Join us after your family and friends get together from 8pm to 11:30pm on the evenings of Thanksgiving Day (November 22), Christmas Day (December 25) and New Year's Day (January 1, 2008) for our Holiday dance parties. As in all Chevy Chase Ballroom studio parties, there will be mini-classes in the Ballroom, Latin, Salsa, Swing & Argentine Tango dances for those who are brand new to dancing. No previous dance experience and training or even a dance partner necessary to attend.
Fee: $12.00 per person, $10.00 students w/ FT ID, Plenty of snacks and refreshments available (including Terry's infamous apple pie & ice cream. Please RSVP in advance for a $2.00 discount at TerryChasteen@yahoo.com to help determine how much food to have available).
Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/danceandlearn.htm for details on studio dance party events as they become available.

Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com for details on any of the above as they become available or email TerryChasteen@yahoo.com.

AND EQUALLY AS IMPORTANT, THE 20TH ANNUAL YULETIDE BALL CHAMPIONSHIPS AND NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA!...

December 27th, 2007 - January 1st, 2008 - The MAJOR Washington DC DanceSport event, Ron Bennett's 20th annual "Yuletide Ball Championships and New Year's Eve Gala" at the JW Mariott Hotel, 14th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington DC. You'll watch amateur, pro/am and top professional DanceSport competitors from around the world right here in Washington DC (including our own "Dancing Kids' Network" and "Dancing Youth Foundation". Visit www.DancingKidsNetwork.com).
And lastly the annual "Yuletide Ball New Year's Eve Gala". You cannot miss our Elegant Black-Tie Affair! Undoubtedly THE most elegant New Year's Eve events in all of Metropolitan Washington, including an exquisite gourmet dinner, lots of general dancing to the absolute "BEST" Ballroom, Latin & Swing dance music and an incredible professional show.

Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/yuletideball.htm for schedules and details as they become available.

 


Mondays 8/7c
Results Show: Tuesdays 9/8c

You've watched
"So You Think You Can Dance"
on Fox 5
and
"Dancing with the Stars"

on ABC,

...now is the time for YOU to
"BECOME ONE OF THOSE STARS"...

"Out on The Dance Floor"!....

It's time to "STOP WATCHING" all the fun....and "START HAVING IT"!!

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For additional information, contact:


Terry Chasteen's
"International DanceSPORT
& Entertainment"

Terry Chasteen's "International DanceSPORT and Entertainment"
TerryChasteen@yahoo.com
202-462-0870
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
www.InternationalDanceSPORT.net
www.InterNationalDanceSPORTcompany.com
www.DanceAtYourWeddingWorkshops.com
www.TheDancingKidsNetwork.com
www.MichaelJackonsThriller.com
www.Learn-to-Dance-athon.org
www.DancingWithTheDCStars.info

(www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.net)
(the web site for the annual 1st Saturday in June "Out on The Dance Floor Charity Ball" plus monthly "So You Think You Can Dance DC" and "Dancing with the DC Stars" mini-dance competitions (plus occasional "Dancing With The AC/DC Stars" mini-comps for same-gender couples...any orientation, however competing couples must be of the same gender) in all styles open to anyone ..... so join us "Out on The Dance Floor")

www.LambdaDanceSPORT.org
www.GayDanceSPORT.com,
www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org (www.DancingWithTheACDCStars.com)
www.BrokebackMountain.us
(the web site of the Brokeback Mountain Photo Gallery)

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All I can say about the Miss Adams Morgan Pageant is that it just gets better every year by leaps and bounds. I can remember in years past watching some of the former queens and wondering why they were putting me through this torture. That was NOT the case in 2007...From one of my favorites (and of everyone else's it seems according to the Best of Gay DC) Miss Bambi, to the Fab Sisters and literally everyone in the line-up the entertainment was an experience to behold.

And of course we must congratulate our very own Team DC Chairman and Miss Adams Morgan of 2008, Miss Barbra Anne Bushwhacker...who did an INCREDIBLE and entertaining performance that I would have LOVED to have on video! Nonetheless, congratulations, Brent for an incredible performance well done!....

 

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(1) THANK YOU! TO ALL WHO PERFORMED IN AND ATTENDED THE 2007 "DANCE DC FESTIVAL" AT UNION STATION AND EASTERN MARKET...
I've said it before, but thanks once again to everyone who performed in and attended both of the free "Dance DC Festival" events on September 30th at Union Station and Eastern Market. What an incredible and fun-filed time we all had, in spite of the fact that things got started a bit late at Union Station. Particular appreciation goes out to performers SonMas Salsa Rueda Dance Troupe, Barb Bernstein's Dance In Time Productions for assisting with the teaching during the open mini-classes, The Dancing Kids' Network who did two performances in both Salsa & Cha Cha and both the student
group and senior performance teams of SAOCO DC Rueda and Casino Salsa Dance Group of Washington DC. Also a BIG! thanks to Ebany Banks and Correll Kent of the DC Commission of the Arts and Humanities, in addition to the MANY who attended to watch and participate in our "Dancing with the DC Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance DC" mini-dance competitions (as well as those who joined us in learning a segment of "Michael Jackson's Thriller"). Your eager and enthusiastic participation and enthusiasm were "THE" secret ingredient in making both of these events memorable to everyone who attended (and eventually to those who routinely visit YouTube! ... we obtained some GREAT footage for YouTube!....). Thanks to each one of you, I believe our original goal ...to make the 2007 'Dance DC Festival '07' the absolute 'BEST' Dance DC Festival ever was attained in flying colors! If you missed it, be sure to make room for it on your calendar next year...and THANKS AGAIN to all who attended, performed and participated in all of the events. We continue to dance at the Chevy Chase Ballroom every Sunday, so join us!....

You've been watching
"Dancing with the Stars"

on ABC,

...now is the time for YOU to
"BECOME ONE OF THOSE STARS!"...

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FUNDRAISING FOR YOUR FAVORITE LGBT NON-PROFIT AND/OR SPORTS TEAM
(2) Dance-&-Learn Parties are the perfect fund raiser for your LGBT organization. Just have your members, list serve family members, etc bring this copy and the money they spend belongs to your organization. VERY SIMPLE. Lambda DanceSPORT DC just wants the LGBT community to dance more....Events always include mini-classes & mini-competitions in many dance styles, beg Tango classes and milonga 'til 1am, performances, snacks & refreshments and more. Plus learn a segment of "Michael Jacksons's Thriller" by request before the 2008 Guinness Thrill The World" record and Dance-&-Learn Party.

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(3) Dancing Kids' Network practices on Friday at 5:30pm, Sat at 10:30am plus Wed at 5:30pm (new class...must RSVP at TerryChasteen@yohoo.com to confirm there's a class).

New Ballroom, Latin & Swing dancing for Pre-Schoolers with Mom's & Dads on Wed from 4:30pm-5:15pm (new class...must RSVP at TerryChasteen@yohoo.com to confirm there's a class).

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(5) Danielle Areco is teaching Brazilian Samba again on Wednesdays at 7pm and Sundays at 5 & 6pm

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(6) Danielle Areco is introducing her "Brazilian Flare" in shines and Salsa partnering on Tuesdays and a special upcoming Sunday Salsa Meetup to teach her unique Brazilian technique. (In my gringo opinion NOBODY moves like those Brazilians!, it doesn't matter what the dance style!...and any one who doesn't take advantage of her innate Brazilian talents while they're available is missing the boat....but then that is just my gringo opinion...)

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(7) Prepare ahead before the "Thrill The World" Guinness record for the # of people dancing Michael Jackson's "Thriller" at once on October 27th by attending Fri and Sat Dance-&-Learn Parties plus every Sunday evening after Salsa, Rueda, Brazilian Samba and Argentine Tango classes. Catch my teaching of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to Sarah Simmons on the Fox 5 evening and morning News in September at www.MyFoxDC.com. (http://www.myfoxdc.com/myfox/pages/Home/Detail;jsessionid=0A0C3C02921157BF5B5539FAA0D62EC2?contentId=3824950&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=1.1.1&sflg=1)

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(8) Don't just "WATCH" Dancing with the Stars...BECOME ONE!...

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Mondays 8/7c
Results Show: Tuesdays 9/8c

You've been watching
"Dancing with the Stars"

on ABC,

...now is the time for YOU to also
"BECOME ONE OF THOSE STARS"...

Isn't it time to "STOP WATCHING" all the fun....and "START HAVING IT"?!!

Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com for information on learning nearly every social dance known to man taught by Terry Chasteen and the many incredibly talented and professional associate teachers at the Chevy Chase Ballroom & DanceSport Center.

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(9) Last Sat of each month Dance-at-Your-Wedding Workshops at 11:15am. Terry is the self-proclaimed "Master of Wedding Ceremonies". Learn how to make your "First Dance" a KNOCK-OUT performance, regardless of the dance style or the type of music. There isn't a dance style that we don't know and can't teach you, so GO FOR IT! Start now to make your "Honor Dance" the most entertaining and memorable part of your complete wedding event.

We'll change your dancing style from a "Couple of Swells"...

(Fred Astaire and Judy Garland dancing to "A Couple of Swells" in the 1948 film "Easter Parade")

to "The Barclays of Broadway"!!...
(Fred Astailre and Ginger Rogers in their last film together, "The Barclays of Broadway, 1949)

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(11) "The" most affordable, convenient, flexible and highly professional drop-in beginner classes in all of the social dances at a cost that ANYONE can afford! Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com...and your first class is free if you bring in a "First-Class-is-FREE Pass"..),

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(12) New "Ballroom & Latin Dance classes at Lunch-time" at the Chevy Chase Ballroom has officially begun, including class times of 1:00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (MUST RSVP EACH WEEK TO TerryChasteen@yahoo.com TO BE SURE THERE ARE ENOUGH FOR A CLASS). Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com for details. Admission is the usual $12.00 per class with discounts for multiple classes in one day ($10.00 students w/ full-time ID) or $95.00 / 10-class dance card ($75.00 student card) good toward any beginner level Chevy Chase Ballroom drop-in classes in any dance style throughout the week. Please RSVP by email in advance for lunch-time classes to TerryChasteen@yahoo.com for Monday, Wednesday and Thursday "Ballroom & Latin dancing over Lunch-time"

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(13) New YMCA, Dupont Circle Salsa and Black-tie and Wedding dance classes starting every 7 weeks..

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(14) THANKS! to all who attended the U-r FABULOUS September 14th Shopping and Wine Tasting Tour, fundraiser and "Country and Latin Dance Night on the U street corridor to support Team DC's LGBT high school sports schoolarship fund and Nothing But Nets. We will be holding another one of these in the future and will keep you informed.

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Visit www.LambdaDanceSportNews.com, www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org or
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com for complete details on any of the following topics and more,


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(15) The DC Cowboys Monthly Hoedown...Join the DC Cowboys the third Friday of every month at Remingtons for their Monthly Hoedown from 10 p.m.–Midnight, Remingtons 639 Pennsylvania Ave. S E. Washington, DC 20003 202-543-3113, www.DC Cowboys.org. Along with other items, the live auction will include a private coaching session plus a 10-class dance card good for any 10 Chevy Chase Ballroom classes.

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(16) The Lambda DanceSPORT DC Fri, Sat & Sun training and practice schedule (at a cost that ANYONE can afford!...), Join us for weekly practice from 5:30pm - 8:30pm at the Chevy Chase Ballroom, 5207 Wisc Ave., NW, Friendship Hts red line, including classes for those who care to jump in (a) 5:30pm Cha Cha training (with the dancing kids Network), (b) 6:30pm beginner Salsa open to all ages (c) 7:30pm Two Step and/or Ballroom & Swing by request of those attending plus general practice space is available to anyone from 5:30pm until 8:30pm. Major Lambda DanceSPORT DC discounts apply.

 

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(17) Start preparing now for the 2008 "Thrill The World" Guinness Record for dancing to "Michael Jackson's Thriller" around the globe. Catch the complete unedited taping of my TV debut teaching Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and the Moonwalk to Sarah Simmons on Fox 5 News (www.MyFoxDC.com),

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More to follow in the Lambda DanceSPORT News below.....Visit www.LambdaDanceSportNews.com, www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org, or www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com for additional details on any of the following topics and much more...,


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"So, whatever you want to do, just do it....Making a damn fool of yourself is
absolutely essential." -- Gloria Steinem
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"When the music's playing, I hope you're dancing; I hope you crank up the
volume, kick off your shoes, and have the time of your life!" -- Oprah Winfrey
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We're not here for a long time, we're here for a GOOD TIME!
So let's get started...and DANCE!!! -- TLChasteen
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Too many problems going on in your life?...maybe here's the answer...
It's All Because (The Gays Are Getting Married)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=rixkck8QnjY

And this One-legged Salsero on YouTube is still and always will be one my favorites
(so don't even think about coming to dance class and telling me what you "CAN'T" do...).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnsz8Uc3enE

 

 

******** NO PREVIOUS DANCE EXPERIENCE OR PARTNER NECESSARY FOR ANY CLASSES OR SOCIAL EVENTS ************

Contact & information:
TerryChasteen@yahoo.com
202-462-0870
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
(www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.net)
(the web site for the "Out on The Dance Floor Charity Ball" and
future
"Dancing with the DC Stars" Out on The Dance Floor at Freedom Plaza
)

www.LambdaDanceSPORT.org
www.GayDanceSPORT.com,
www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org (www.DancingWithTheACDCStars.com)
www.BrokebackMountain.us
(the web site of the Brokeback Mountain Photo Gallery)

(Lambda DanceSport DC is an organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered [LGBT] dancers in the Baltimore/Washington DC Metropolitan area who wish to train in and dance any of the different couples' social and competitive DanceSport styles of International Ballroom and Latin, American style Rhythm and Smoothe, Country/Western, Salsa & Rueda, Disco/Hustle, Flamenco, Swing, Argentine Tango and more as same-gender couples as well as mixed-gender couples. Lambda DanceSPORT DC is an associate and supporting organization of Team DC)

 

Visit www.DCDanceSportNews.com, www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org, or
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com

for additional details on any of the following topics and much more...

 

 

 


"Dancing with the Stars" has become THE! most watched program on National television. Join the
majority of Metropolitan washington DC on ABC Channel 7 WJLA. Then start
preparing yourself for the "Battle of the Ballroom"... It's time to
STOP WATCHING all the fun and START HAVING IT!!

 


Whether it's from watching

"America's Ballroom Challenge"
on PBS


"So you Think You Can Dance"
on FOX,

or
DANCE WAR
BRUNO VS. CARRIE ANN

and
"Dancing with the Stars"

on ABC,

Dancin with the Stars graphic


Washington DC
is definitely becoming a city of

BALLROOM, LATIN, TANGO, SALSA & RUEDA,
SWING, THE AUTHENTIC BRAZILIAN DANCES AND MORE...

...and now is the time for YOU to
"BECOME ONE OF THOSE STARS"...
"Out on The Dance Floor"!....
as same-gender couples

Isn't it time to "STOP WATCHING" all the fun....and "START HAVING IT"?!!

 

We want YOU!!...


...to DANCE!!...

 

Whether it's from watching
"America's Ballroom Challenge"
on PBS,


"So you Think You Can Dance"
on FOX,

"Dancing with the Stars"
on ABC,

Dancin with the Stars graphic



or just the recent
"Allignment-of-the-stars"
within our solar system,

Washington DC
is definitely becoming a city of
BALLROOM, LATIN, TANGO & SWING DANCING!

Isn't it time to "STOP WATCHING" all the fun....and "START HAVING IT"?!!

Visit www.LambdaDanceSportNews.com for
additional details on any of the following topics,

male ballroom couple

 






All events co-hosted by Lambda DanceSport DC are open to everyone of all races,
religions, ages, genders, and orientations. There are no restrictions and we encourage everyone to dance.
It's time for all of us to leave the labels outside the door and make an effort to take our dancing talents

"Out on
the Dance Floor!"

For additional information, contact:


www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org
TerryChasteen@yahoo.com
202-462-0870
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lambdadancesportdc
Lambda DanceSport DC email address: lambdadancesportdc@yahoogroups.com
www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.net)
(the web site for the annual 1st Saturday in June"Out on The Dance Floor Charity Ball", plus "Dancing with the DC Stars" and "Dancing with The AC/DC Stars" mini-competitions)

Much of the following are not trictly LGBT events, however please feel free to attend all the following events as same-gender couples. We need to get past this fantasy that we are "OUT" while we continue to spend all of our social lives hidden away from the rest of the public and give the bigots of this country plenty of opportunities to distort our "dimented" social lifestyles.

 

the December, 2007
"Lambda DanceSPORT News"
Upcoming social & competition Danceport Events in DC and across the US.


Don't miss the approaching:

Chevy Chase Ballroom fund raising "Dance-&-Learn Parties"
which include all of the social dance styles
and an upcoming Lambda DanceSport DC and friends





Trax Country Western Tea Dance, Washington DC
photo by James Raywalt


DC's World OUTgames 3rd & 1st place Beginner C/W Division Winners, 2006

Our continued gratitude goes out to Equality DancE of the Netherlands, the true "MASTERS" of LGBT Ballroom & Latin Dancing world wide and organizers of the historic very first Ballroom & Latin competition for male and female couples during Gay Games Amsterdam, '98 (a defining moment after which none of us who attended will EVER be the same...). We thank them for their continued permission to use their incredible collection of DanceSport photographs of same-gender couples throughout the GayDanceSPORT.com, Lambda DanceSPORT.org and LambdaDanceSportDC.org web sites.

 


"The Lambda DanceSPORT News"

December, 2007
Upcoming Dance Events...and more...

For additional information on any of the following topics, click on the
Lambda DanceSPORT News link at
www.GayDanceSport.com
or visit www.LambdaDanceSportNews.com
(You may also visit the Brokeback Mountain PhotoGallery at www.BrokeBackMountain.us)

 

Hello, Dancers,
The following numbered topics include much greater detail later in this Newsletter. Select those of interest to you and the rest....CYBERSPACE! (To unsubscribe, please return a request to TerryChasteen@hotmail.com).

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PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL OF THE LISTED DANCE EVENTS ARE MEANT FOR BEGINNER DANCERS AS WELL AS FOR THOSE WHO ARE MORE EXPERIENCED. ABSOLUTELY NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE OR DANCE PARTNER IS NECESSARY AS EACH EVENT HAS BEGINNER LEVEL CLASSES AND THOSE ATTENDING WILL ROTATE THROUGHOUT.

IF YOU KNOW OF SOCIAL OR COMPETITIVE DANCESPORT EVENTS OR CLASSES THAT ARE LGBT-FRIENDLY OR SPECIFICALLY FOR SAME-GENDER COUPLES AND AND FRIENDS THAT AREN'T INCLUDED BELOW OR ON THE ONGOING SCHEDULE OF LGBT DANCE EVENTS ACROSS THE US OR AROUND THE GLOBE AT www.GayDanceSPORT.com, PLEASE SUBMIT THEM TO TerryChasteen@yahoo.com.


Visit www.GayDanceSPORT.com , www.LambdaDanceSPORT.org, www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org, www.LambdaDanceSportNews.com or www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com for additional information on the following topics. (Visit www.BrokebackMountain.us to view the Brokeback Mountain Photo Gallery)
Email: TerryChasteen@yahoo.com or Terry@InternationalDanceSPORT.net for questions or to post upcoming LGBT DanceSport events in your area, whether in Washington DC, across the US or around the globe.

Everyone can save by inviting your friends and by bringing a
"2-for-the-Price-of-1 Pass"
for classes available at
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/sfor1pass.doc
when one of those is attending for their first time.
Upcoming Dance Events

2007 Dance events, classes, movies and more...
Singles, couples, same-gender couples and the seeing and hearing-impaired
are welcome and encouraged to any of our classes and social dance events
(ASL available).
We believe that EVERYONE should dance!


PLEASE NOTE... blind as well as deaf and disabled dance students are always especially welcome and encouraged in all of our classes and dance events (so I can practice my ASL and continue to hone my teaching abilities for both the blind, deaf and disabled in wheelchairs)....so please don't hesitate to JOIN US! We guarantee that you'll have as much fun as everyone else, including those who are

Hello, Dancers,
The following list of numbered topics include much greater detail in the links of this Newsletter. Select those of interest to you and the rest....CYBERSPACE! (To unsubscribe, please return a request to the email address from which this Email was sent)

SCROLL DOWN OR CLICK ON THE LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION ON EACH TOPIC BELOW. THERE ARE A LOT OF DANCESPORT OPPORTUNITIES IN DC AND ACROSS THE US, SO CHOOSE ANY OF THOSE THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST BELOW:
For additional information on any of the following topics, click on the Lambda DanceSPORT News link at

www.LambdaDanceSportNews.com

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NO PREVIOUS DANCE EXPERIENCE OR PARTNER NECESSARY FOR ANY CLASSES OR SOCIAL EVENTS ************

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(1) TONIGHT - weekly Friday, September 28th Lambda DanceSPORT DC training & practice in Ballroom, Salsa, Swing, Latin, C/W, etc & more by request from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Come when you can and stay as long as you care to. Cha Cha classes at 5:30 and Salsa at 6:30 or you can practice your dance of choice.

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(2) SUNDAY 1-3pm - FREE! Sunday afternoon "Dance DC Festival" from 1-3pm on Sept 30th entitled "The Soul of Salsa" at Columbus Circle Park, 40 Mass Ave., NE in front of the magnificant Union Station. Terry Chasteen's "International DanceSPORT & Entertainment (www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com) will produce and host this DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities annual event. Join us for as much entertainment and fun as we can cram into 2 hours for all ages and all levels of dancers, including SonMas Rueda Dance Troop, "The Dancing Kids' Network", SAOCO DC Rueda Performance Team and Terry Chasteen's "International DanceSPORT & Entertainmant".... and of course just as importantly, YOU!..and all of your DANCING FRIENDS! on Sun, Sept 30 for "The Soul of Salsa"... Also included; beginner mini-classes, mini-dance contests ("Dancing with the DC Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance DC" mini-dance competitions plus our Lambda DanceSPORT DC "Dancing with the AC/DC Stars" mini-competitions for same-gender partners. Competitors can be of any orientation, just of the same gender). Winners of the dance contests will be chosen by audience applause, so this is the time to invite your LOUDEST and MOST OBNOXIOUS friends and family members to cheer for you. There'll be prizes, giveaways, and more fun than a barrel of dancing monkeys from 1-3pm. All mini-dance contests are open to EVERYONE! and intended to be both fun and educational for the whole family. No previous dance experience or partner needed to attend....and once again, it's FREE!

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(3) SUNDAY 4:30pm-5pm - We'll then be moving over to Eastern Market, SE on Sunday for another "Dancing Kids' Network" and SAOCO DC Rueda Dance Team performance, mini-classes in Salsa & Rueda and an open dance floor teaching basic Salsa and the partner exchange in Salsa Rueda between 4:30pm - 5pm;

Our goal...to make the "Dance DC Festival '07" the absolute "BEST" "Dance DC Festival" ever! DON'T MISS IT!

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(4) SUNDAY 6pm-10pm - The "Dance DC Festival" will then be followed by even more classes and dancing in both Argentine Tango, Salsa and Casino Rueda at the Chevy Chase Ballroom, Friendship Heights from 6pm-10pm (we may even learn another segment of "Michael Jackson's Thriller" www.MichaelJacksonsThriller.com for the Oct 27 "Thrill The World" Guinness Record for the most people around the world dancing "Michael Jackson's Thriller" at the same time). Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com for details in any of the above.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL EARLIER SUN, SEPT 30 CLASSES AT THE CHEVY CHASE BALLROOM ARE CANCELED THIS WEEK SINCE EVERYONE AT THE CHEVY CHASE BALLROOM WILL BE PERFORMING
AT THE "DANCE DC FESTIVAL" AT UNION STATION (1-3PM) AND EASTERN MARKET
(4:30-5PM). AFTER THAT WE'LL BE BACK AT CHEVY CHASE BALLROOM TO CONTINUE SALSA & RUEDA PLUS ARGENTINE TANGO CLASSES AND DANCING FROM 6PM-10PM.

Locations:
(A) Columbus Circle Park at Union Station 1-3pm, 40 Mass Ave., NE, WDC
(B) Eastern Market, SE 4:30-5pm
(C) The Chevy Chase Ballroom, 5207 Wisc Ave., NW afterwards for Salsa and Argentine Tango classes and dancing from 6pm-10:00pm.

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(5) Thanksgiving Day Holiday Party (on the evening of Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov 22nd from 8pm-11:30pm plus Christmas Day and New Year's Day), Join us after the traditional events with family and friends and dance to all of the Ballroom, Latin, Swing, C/W, Salsa & Rueda, Argentine Tango and more on the evening of Thanksgiving Day and again on Saturday, Nov 24th.
Upcoming Friday, Saturday and Holiday evening Dance-&-Learn Parties including beginner mini-classes in all of the social dance styles of Ballroom, Salsa & Rueda, Brazilian Samba, Swing, Disco/Hustle, C/W, the social Latin dances and more, as well as beg & intermed Argentine Tango classes in the second studio from 9-9:30pm followed
by an Argentine Tango beg/intermed milonga in studio B.

Saturday Dance-&-Learn Parties start at 7:00pm for those wanting the beginner classes, with the Tango classes and milonga continuing in the second studio at 9pm while Ballroom, Latin & Swing dancing take place in studio A. Holiday and Friday events begin later at 8:00pm

NO PREVIOUS DANCE EXPERIENCE OR PARTNER NECESSARY TO ATTEND, SO INVITE EVERYONE!

Upcoming Friday & Saturday Dance-&-Learn Parties and special Holiday Party dates:

(1). Thursday, November 22 - Thanksgiving Day Holiday Party (on the evening of Thanksgiving Day from 8pm-11:30pm),
Only for the hard core dancers who cannot go one day without dancing...not even on Thanksgiving Day. *(see Holiday Party details below)

(2). Saturday, Nov 24, *(see details below)

(3). Friday, December 7 from 8pm-11:30pm, *(see details below)

(4). Saturday, December 22, *(see details below)

(5). Tuesday, December 25 - Christmas Day Holiday Party (on the evening of Christmas Day from 8pm-11:30pm),
Only for the hard core dancers who cannot go one day without dancing...not even on Christmas Day. *(see Holiday Party details below)

(6). Saturday, December 29 and *(see details below)

(7). Tuesday, January 1, 2008 - New Year’s Day Holiday Party (on the evening of New Year's Day from 8pm-11:30pm). *(see Holiday Party details below) Only for the hard core dancers who cannot go one day without dancing...not even on New Year's Day.

7:00pm Beg mini-classes and dancing in the Ballroom, Latin & Swing dances followed by Ballroom, Latin, Salsa & Swing dance music with teacher assistance available until 11:30pm. Plus "Dancing with the DC Stars" mini-dance competitions open to everyone (winners are chosen by audience applause, so invite your most loud and obnoxious friends)

9pm - 9:45pm Beg and intermed Argentine Tango mini-classes in the second studio taught by Terry Chasteen (beginners) and a 2nd teacher (intermediates) plus an Argentine Tango milonga with teacher assistance from 9:30pm.

NO PREVIOUS DANCE EXPERIENCE OR PARTNER NECESSARY TO ATTEND, SO INVITE EVERYONE!

Fee: $12.00 per person, $10.00 students w/ FT ID, Plenty of snacks and refreshments available (including Terry's infamous apple pie & ice cream. Please RSVP in advance for a $2.00 discount for all but the Nov 10th Showcase at TerryChasteen@yahoo.com to help determine how much food to have available).
Visit [url=http://www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com]www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com[/url] for details on studio dance party events.

Format for Chevy Chase Ballroom Friday evening and Holiday Parties on the evenings of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & New Year's Day:

Join us after your family and friends get together from 8pm to 11:30pm on Friday, the evenings of Thanksgiving Day (November 22), Christmas Day (December 25) and New Year's Day (January 1, 2008) for our Holiday dance parties, including mini-classes in the Ballroom, Latin, Salsa, C/W, Swing & Argentine Tango dances for those who are brand new to dancing.

Fee: $12.00 per person, $10.00 students w/ FT ID, Plenty of snacks and refreshments available (including Terry's infamous apple pie & ice cream. Please RSVP in advance for a $2.00 discount at TerryChasteen@yahoo.com to help determine how much food to have available).

Visit [url=http://www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/danceandlearn.htm ]www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/danceandlearn.htm[/url]. for details on any of the above as they become available or email TerryChasteen@yahoo.com.

AND EQUALLY AS IMPORTANT, THE 20TH ANNUAL YULETIDE BALL CHAMPIONSHIPS AND NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA!

December 28th, 2007 - January 1st, 2008 - The MAJOR Washington DC DanceSport event, Ron Bennett's 20th annual "Yuletide Ball Championships and New Year's Eve Gala" at the JW Mariott Hotel, 14th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington DC. You'll watch amateur, pro/am and top professional DanceSport competitors from around the world right here in Washington DC (including performances by our own "DancingKids' Network" and "Dancing Youth Foundation". Visit [url=http://www.DancingKidsNetwork.com]www.TheDancingKidsNetwork.com[/url]).
And lastly the annual "Yuletide Ball New Year's Eve Gala". DO NOT miss this Elegant Black-Tie Affair! THE most elegant New Year's Eve events in all of Metropolitan Washington, including an exquisite gourmet dinner, lots of general dancing to the absolute "BEST" Ballroom, Latin & Swing dance music and an incredible professional show.

Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/yuletideball.htm for schedules, details.


Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/danceandlearn.htm for details on studio dance party events.

 

Monthly Fri, & Sat Dance-&-Learn Parties, w/ mini-classes, mini-competitions, beg Tango milonga & more in many dance styles, performances, snacks & refreshments, plus learn a segment of "Michael Jacksons's Thriller" before the Guinness "Thrill The World" Record and Halloween Dance-&-Learn Party. Also make plans now for our upcoming Chevy Chase Ballroom Showcase events each quarter including beginner & intermediate mini-classes in all of the social Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Brazilian Samba, Country/Western, Disco/Hustle dances and more plus mini-classes & competitions in many dance styles , performances, beginner Argentine Tango milonga, snacks & refreshments.

Including beginner & intermediate mini-classes in all of the social Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Brazilian Samba, Country/Western, Disco/Hustle and more. All of this followed by "Dancing with the DC Stars" or "Dancing with the AC/DC Stars" (specifically for same-gender couples of any orientation as long as dancing same-gender) mini-competitions in (1) Foxtrot, (2) Salsa, (3) Two Step, (4) Swing and more for anyone who cares to enter (winners chosen by audience reaction, so bring your loudest and most obnoxious friends and family members), Showcase dance performances by "The Dancing Kids' Network" junior high schoolers in Disco/Salsa and Disco/Cha Cha, a beginner's Argentine Tango milonga with beginner and intermediate Tango mini-classes in studio B after 9pm, snacks and refreshments (including our infamous pie and ice cream).... dance to the music of "DreamGirls" and "HAIRSPRAY.
Also as is always by request we may learn another segment of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to prepare for the Oct 27/28 "Thrill The World" Guinness World Record (www.ThrillTheWorld.com) or the Hip Hop moves to Nelly's "Hot In Here" from Chris Rock's last 2003 motion picture comedy, "Head Of State".


Thanks...and we hope to see you
"Out On The Dance Floor!!"
Major Lambda DanceSPORT DC discounts apply.

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NO PREVIOUS DANCE EXPERIENCE OR PARTNER NECESSARY FOR ANY CLASSES OR SOCIAL EVENTS ************

Sat, monthly Dance-&-Learn Parties at the Chevy Chase Ballroom on the 4th Saturday of each month at the Chevy Chase Ballroom.
Join us for additional Monthly "Dance-&-Learn Parties".
As many
"So You Think You Can Dance DC" and "Dancing with the DC Stars" mini-competitions in as many of the the following dances as time permits (winners chosen by audience applause, so invite your most loud and obnoxious friends and family members!...):

(A) Foxtrot to the Oscar-nominated song "I love You I do" by Jennifer Hudson from 'DreamGirls' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEWhzsgmnb4&mode=related&search=) and
"You're
Timeless to Me" from 'HAIRSPRAY' [one of my favorite numbers from both the Broadway and movie versions of the musical] -
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kts85_43XNU) - M
ovie version with John Travolta and Christopher Walken
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqTnatv63tk&mode
=related&search=) Original Broadway cast video with Harvey Fierstein and Dick Latessa.

(B) American Rumba to "Good Morning B
altimore" By Nikki Blonsky from 'HAIRSPRAY'
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tu7yhJRrp0U&mode=related&search=),

(C) Salsa to Vivir Lo Nuestro by Marc Anthony & La India (One of the most popular Salsa's of all time, including mine) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTKHhpwP6Qk&mode=related&search=) preceded by

(D) A "Disco/Salsa" performance by the 10 to 12-year-old ladies of "The Dancing Kids' Network" and their adult dance partners to "One Night Only" by Beyonce' from 'DreamGirls'.
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRT4jkS-QxM&mode=related&search=)
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvvDW3jqFR0&mode=related&search=) All-male version,

(E) Two Step to "Just to See You Smile" by Tim McGraw
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFpmbqA-Kr0&mode=related&search=)
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QN8B7xqn5fw)
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDZcRhBYh2w&mode=related&search=) ,

(F) Swing to "The Sweet Escape" by Gwen Stefanie
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LKzazaxgr4),

(G) International Rumba to "4 In The Morning" by Gwen Stefani
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1Vql2KG28Y&mode=related&search=),

(H) and Disco/Hustle to "Last Dance" by Donna Summer
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cPIT_T3mYU&mode=related&search=)

Also, join us for an Argentine Tango milonga from 9pm-11:30pm in studio B while dancing to all of the social dances continue in studio A. Major Lambda DanceSPORT DC discounts apply.

(All of our social events, which always include some type of training for beginners, are a GREAT way to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other special events at no extra cost to you! We'll have several teachers available throughout the night to help get ALL of your family and friends dancing.

ADMISSION: $12.00 per person for any and all parts of the event (including mini-classes, refreshments, performance and PRACTICE AND DANCING in any one or all dance styles of both studios) plus $10.00 for full-time students. $2.00 discount for those who RSVP by sending the email addresses of each of those attending to TerryChasteen@Yahoo.com. Each will then receive a return admission email copy to present at the door (you must bring the returned RSVP email copy to qualify for any discounts so we know how much food, etc is needed in advance. It will also prevent taking time going through lists at the door to find names of people that aren't in alphabetical order to determine who has and has not RSVP'd).

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(6) The Sun, Sept 23rd Special Rueda dancing workshop Meetup using Rueda patterns for one-on-one Salsa dancing at 5pm with SAOCO DC at the Chevy Chase Ballroom was VERY SUCCESSFUL! We'll be doing a lot more of those each week to show Rueda dancers how they can use their Rueda patterns in couples' street Salsa.

Have you ever wondered to yourself, "Why am I learning rueda? I can only dance it in a couple of clubs and only if there are others there who know it?" That is why SAOCO is having ongoing workshops on how to dance Casino Style Salsa (one on one). The goal is to take your rueda moves and string them together in a way that is innovative, leadable and fun.

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(7).


Mondays 8/7c
Results Show: Tuesdays 9/8c

You've been watching
"Dancing with the Stars"

on ABC,

...now is the time for YOU to also
"BECOME ONE OF THOSE STARS!"...

Isn't it time to "STOP WATCHING" all the fun....and "START HAVING IT"?!!


(5). DC Dance Festival Performances 1-3pm on Sun, Sept 30th at Columbus Circle Park, Union Station, 40 Mass Ave., NE, including SonMas Rueda dance Troop, "The Dancing Kids' Network", SAOCO DC, Danielle Areco (Brazilian Samba) plus mini-classes, "Dancing With The DC Stars" mini-competitions and more

(6). Saturday, September 29th - The Mautner Gala -
The 17th Annual Gala Dinner and Reception, Saturday, September 29, 2007, Hilton Washington & Towers Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. , N.W.Washington, DC 20009
Tickets now available online at $175.00.

THE GREATEST LGBT DANCE MUSIC EVENT ALL YEAR!

We complained about that for FOREVER and now it truely is "THE" best LGBT dance event in the Washington Metropolitan area, no matter what your favorite dance style; Ballroom, Swing, Latin, Salsa, C/W, Bump 'N' Gring Hip Hop, you name it...they'll play it!....From Mary J Blige and Usher to Jennifer Lopez and Inrique Iglesias and everywhere in between. In the past I've even had to DRAG myself away to go two stepping at Remington's; we were having so much fun.
Plus PleaseDanceWithMe.com will have numerous dance class cards, dance party cards, private coaching, etc in the silent auction.
Imagine being a mother with cancer and your female spouse cannot use their insurance and benefits to fight your disease. That is what Mautner is all about. Hopefully someday it will become unnecessary, but in today's negative environment this is a life-line for a MAJOR number of lesbian cancer patients.

(2) Saturday, September 29th - The Mautner Gala -
The 17th Annual Gala Dinner and Reception, Saturday, September 29, 2007, Hilton Washington & Towers Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. , N.W.Washington, DC 20009
Tickets now available online at $175.00.

THE GREATEST LGBT DANCE MUSIC EVENT ALL YEAR!

We complained about that for FOREVER to Kathleen Debold and her committee and now this truely is "THE" best LGBT dance event in the Washington Metropolitan area, no matter what your favorite dance style; Ballroom, Swing, Latin, Salsa, C/W, Bump 'N' Gring Hip Hop, you name it...they'll play it!....From Mary J Blige and Usher to Jennifer Lopez and Inrique Iglesias and everywhere in between. In the past I've even had to DRAG myself away to go two stepping at Remington's; we were having so much fun.
Plus PleaseDanceWithMe.com will have numerous dance class cards, dance party cards, private coaching, etc in the silent auction.
Imagine being a mother with cancer and your female spouse cannot use their insurance and benefits to fight your disease. That is what Mautner is all about. Hopefully someday it will become unnecessary, but in today's negative environment this is a life-line for a MAJOR number of lesbian cancer patients.

 

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(8) The Lambda DanceSPORT DC Fri, Sat & Sun training and practice schedule (at a cost that ANYONE can afford!...), Join us for weekly practice from 5:30pm - 8:30pm at the Chevy Chase Ballroom, 5207 Wisc Ave., NW, Friendship Hts red line, including classes for those who care to jump in (a) 5:30pm Cha Cha training (with the dancing kids Network), (b) 6:30pm beginner Salsa open to all ages (c) 7:30pm Two Step and/or Ballroom & Swing by request of those attending plus general practice space is available to anyone from 5:30pm until 8:30pm.

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(9)
"Team DC Update" Including:
(A) Night OUT at the Nationals on Monday, July 16, 2007 was a TREMENDOUS SUCCESS! 7:05 p.m. vs. the Houston Astros at RFK Stadium.
The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington performed the National Anthem and over 2,000 LGBT tickets were sold!
(B) Lambda DanceSPORT DC fund raiser for the charity of your choice at the Chevy Chase Ballroom & DanceSport Center. Visit www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org (www.DancingWithTheACDCStars.com) or www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.net for details.
(C) And last but certainly not least, we had an exciting Friday, September 14th

U-r FABULOUS
A Shopping and Wine Tasting Tour and fundraiser
on the U street corridor to support Team DC

Click here for a current press release to send to your friends.


The Wine Tasting and shopping fundraiser for Team DC's "Nothing But Nets" (www.NothingButNets.net) anti-malaria donation program and new "LGBT high school sports scholarship fund" (www.TeamDC.org) took place on September 14th, including a Wine Tasting, Silent Auction and Retail & Art Gallery Tour, followed by an early Friday evening Lambda DanceSPORT DC "Country and Salsa/Latin Dance Night" on the U Street corridor held at Results The Gym. Music for dancing and practice to start at 8:30pm, followed at 9pm with beginner & intermediate Two Step, Salsa and other Latin dance mini-classes, performances and demonstrations, "Dancing with the DC Stars" and "Dancing with the AC/DC Stars" (for same-gender dance couples of any orientation) mini-dance competitions plus plenty of social dancing and practice with assistance from 8:30pm to 10:30pm (or later...). Details available at www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org.
Anyone wishing to volunteer for any aspect of this event do so online at www.TeamDC.org or please contact TerryChasteen@yahoo.com.

Date: Friday, September 14th, 2007, 6:00pm - 8:30pm, followed by a "Country & Salsa/Latin Dance Night" on the nearby U St corridor at Results The Gym" from 8:30pm to 10:30pm(?).
Venues: - all on the U Street Corridor:


(1) RCKNDY sweet decor, contemporary home décor and gift (15% Disc) 1515 Ust NW, Washington DC 20009 P: 202-332-5639, F: 202-332-0620, www.RCKNDY.com, Email: info@rckndy.com


(2) Caramel Fashion, Caramel – "Unique Styles for Men and Women" - hip men’s and women’s clothing, 1603 U St., NW, Washington DC 20009, P: 202-265-1930, www.CaramelFashion.com, Email: contact@caramelfashion.com


(3) NevinKelly Gallery – contemporary art. 10% of anything purchased at this event donated to Nothing But Nets. Visit www.nevinkellygallery.com.


(4)
Nana – "New & vintage style for the savvy shopper" - urban women’s clothing. Visit www.nanadc.com.


(5)
Wild Women Wear Red – "funky functional footwear for women" - funky women’s shoes, accessories, fabulous shoe boutique and clothing (20% Discount during this event). Visit www.wildwomenwearred.com.


(6)
Millennium – Mid-Century vintage for the home. Visit www.millenniumdecorativearts.com

Wines to be tasted during this event supplied by our sponsors:

at 18th & Florida Ave., NW

Silent auction in front of RCKNDY will benefit the Federal Triangles Soccer Club of Washington DC

As you're gallery hopping and shopping throughout DC, please visit and express your appreciation to our supporting venues for this charitable cause. The time for the event is 6:00pm - 8:30pm, followed by the proposed Lambda DanceSPORT DC "Country & Salsa/Latin Dance Night" on the U Street corridor from 8:30pm to 10:30pm (or whenever we wear you out). Free to all who are wearing their Team DC U-r Fabulous Shopping and Wine Tasting Tour wrist band plus free to all "Results The Gym" members if Results is the venue confirmed. Visit the Team DC (www.TeamDC.org) or Lambda DanceSport DC (www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org) web sites as more details become available.

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Don't miss seeing the latest dance and music phenomenon of the Silver Screen in the theatre at least once. HAIRSPRAY
is in theatres as of July 20th. If you thought the Broadway Play with Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jarrett Wonaker was impossible to beat (which I did...) you MUST see the movie! Absolutely another classic in the making. We'll be dancing to the "HAIRSPRAY" sound track in upcoming classes and Dance-&-Learn Parties. Visit the HAIRSPRAY Photo Gallery.

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(11). Saturday, September 29th - The Mautner Gala -
The 17th Annual Gala Dinner and Reception, Saturday, September 29, 2007, Hilton Washington & Towers Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. , N.W.Washington, DC 20009
Tickets now available online at $175.00.

THE GREATEST LGBT DANCE MUSIC EVENT ALL YEAR!

We complained about that for FOREVER and now it truely is "THE" best LGBT dance event in the Washington Metropolitan area, no matter what your favorite dance style; Ballroom, Swing, Latin, Salsa, C/W, Bump 'N' Gring Hip Hop, you name it...they'll play it!....From Mary J Blige and Usher to Jennifer Lopez and Inrique Iglesias and everywhere in between. In the past I've even had to DRAG myself away to go two stepping at Remington's; we were having so much fun.
Plus PleaseDanceWithMe.com will have numerous dance class cards, dance party cards, private coaching, etc in the silent auction.
Imagine being a mother with cancer and your female spouse cannot use their insurance and benefits to fight your disease. That is what Mautner is all about. Hopefully someday it will become unnecessary, but in today's negative environment this is a life-line for a MAJOR number of lesbian cancer patients.

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(12) The DC Cowboys Monthly Hoedown...Join the DC Cowboys the third Friday of every month at Remingtons for their Monthly Hoedown from 10 p.m.–Midnight, Remingtons 639 Pennsylvania Ave. S E. Washington, DC 20003 202-543-3113, www.DC Cowboys.org. Along with other items, the live auction will include a private coaching session plus a 10-class dance card good for any 10 Chevy Chase Ballroom classes.

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(13) Start preparing now for the Oct 27/28 "Thrill The World" Guinness Record for dancing to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" around the globe. Catch the complete unedited taping of my TV debut teaching Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and the Moonwalk to Sarah Simmons on the Fox 5 Evening and morning News at www.MyFoxDC.com

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(14) The Lambda DanceSPORT DC Fri, Sat & Sun training and practice schedule (at a cost that ANYONE can afford!...),

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(15) The new "Ballroom & Latin Dancing at Lunch-time" at the Chevy Chase Ballroom has officially begun, including class times of 1:00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com for details (plus as always, major discounts for Lambda DanceSPORT DC members just to encourage more dancing by same-gender couples Out On The Dance Floor!! ). Please RSVP by email in advance to TerryChasteen@yahoo.com if planning to attend so we know how many to expect. New Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday "Ballroom & Latin dancing at Lunch-time"classes, Major Lambda DanceSPORT DC discounts apply.

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(16). Dance-at-Your-Wedding Workshops on every 4th Saturday, including Saturday, August 25th at 11:15am.


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(17) The Jennifer Lopez/Marc Anthony film, El Cantante, is playing now, based on the tragic true story of Puerto Rican Hector Lavoe, the King of Salsa, who started the salsa movement in 1975 and brought it to the United States. With these two Puerto Rican musical icons involved, you know the music and dancing will be through the roof.

 

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(18). The complete Monday through Sunday weekly dance class schedule in Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Country/Western, Argentine Tango, Disco/Hustle, Casino Rueda and more. New Monday 7-week sessions at the YMCA National Capital at Dupont Circle in beginner Salsa at 7:30pm and Beginner Ballroom & Swing Wedding dance classes at 8:15pm will begin soon. Major Lambda DanceSPORT DC discounts apply.

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(19) Weekly Lambda DanceSPORT DC drop-in Ballroom, Latin, Swing, C/W & more social dance classes, training and practice throughout Fri, Sat & Sun.
Come when you can and stay as long as you care to. No previous dance experience or partner necessary. Major discounts available for Lambda DanceSPORT DC members.

Visit www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org for LGBT training and practice schedules on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for Lambda DanceSPORT DC members and friends in any of the social Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Tango, Country/Western, Salsa and more dances. Major Lambda DanceSPORT DC discounts apply.

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(20) View the YouTube video of 1500 Filioino inmates dancing "Michael Jackson' s Thriller" on my www.MichaelJacksonsThriller.com web site. And this One-legged Salsero is still my favorite (so don't come to dance class and tell me what you "CAN'T" do...).

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(21) "Red Hot Ballroom" Ballroom & Latin Dancing for the Kids from middle school through high school. Classes on Saturday mornings at 10:30am in addition to Wednesday & Friday evenings at 5:30pm plus other times with the adults. Visit www.RedHotBallroom.net or www.TheDancingKidsNetwork.com to prepare for upcoming performances.

 

 

Visit www.LambdaDanceSportNews.com for
additional details on any of the following topics and many more,


Visit www.DCDanceSportNews.com for details on these and other dance classes and events.

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"So, whatever you want to do, just do it....Making a damn fool of yourself is
absolutely essential." -- Gloria Steinem

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"When the music's playing, I hope you're dancing; I hope you crank up the
volume, kick off your shoes, and have the time of your life!" -- Oprah Winfrey
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We're not here for a long time, we're here for a GOOD TIME!
So let's get started...and DANCE!!! -- TLChasteen
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Too many problems going on in your life?...maybe here's the answer...
It's All Because (The Gays Are Getting Married)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=rixkck8QnjY

 

For additional information, contact:
TerryChasteen@yahoo.com
202-462-0870
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
(www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.net)
(the web site for the "Out on The Dance Floor Charity Ball" and
future
"Dancing with the DC Stars"
Out on The Dance Floor at Freedom Plaza)

www.LambdaDanceSPORT.org
www.GayDanceSPORT.com,

www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org (www.DancingWithTheACDCStars.com)
www.BrokebackMountain.us
(the web site of the Brokeback Mountain Photo Gallery)

Approximate dance party time schedule:
7pm-8:50pm Beginner mini-classes taught by Terry and Lambda DanceSport DC and Chevy Chase Ballroom teaching staff, including performances and "Dancing with the DC Stars" mini-competitions in:

(1) Foxtrot to the Oscar-nominated song "I love You I do" by Jennifer Hudson from DreamGirls and "You're Timeless To Me" - John Travolta & Christopher Walken from the next dance & music phenomenon of the Silver Screen, HAIRSPRAY,
(2) Salsa to Vivir Lo Nuestro by Marc Anthony & India preceded by a "Disco/Salsa" performance by the 10 to 12-year-old ladies of The Dancing Kids' Network and their dance partners and possibly followed by a Salsa Rueda performance and demonstration by Mein's SonMas Rueda performance team,
(3) Two Step to "Just to See You Smile" by Tim McGraw
(4) Swing to "If I Could Escape" by Gwen Stefanie,
(5) and maybe a Disco/Hustle contest to Si Tu Te Vas by Paulina Rubio if time permits before Brazilian Samba begins at 8:50.

All "Dancing with the DC Stars" mini-dance competitions are open to everyone, so get yourself a partner and start preparing now or come and find one at the party! Winners will be chosen by audience applause, so bring your loudest and most obnoxious friends and family members to cheer for you! We will fit in as many contests as possible within the time available. The Tango classes must begin by 9:15pm to accomodate those who may come just for the scheduled Argentine Tango milonga at 10:00pm.

8:50pm A fun, high-energy class in the Brazilian Samba taught by Danielle Areco of Sao Paulo and possibly a Brazilian Samba performance in costume if enough "Sambista's" attend (the ladies will LOVE this sexy, high-energy Carnaval style performance and all of the closet drag queen guys will be green with envy over the costumes!....come on, admit it...even you supposed jock-types fantasize about being in feathers and Tina Turner stillettoes on occasion!...).

9:15pm-10pm Beginner & beginner+ Argentine Tango mini-classes in studio "B" while those in studio "A" keep dancing to their favorite, Ballroom, Salsa & Rueda, Latin, Swing, Brazilian and Country/Western mix until 12 midnight.

10:00pm-2:00am Argentine Tango milonga for all levels until 12:00 midnight in studio B and then in the complete Ballroom after midnight until 2:00am. Also including an Argentine Tango performance by teacher Bella Sterling and Alkan Soysal after 10:00pm.

Expect to enjoy more incredible dance music, have more fun, see more entertaining performances, enter more mini-dance contests and learn more dances in one night to your favorite Ballroom, Latin, Swing, C/W and Hustle dance tunes than you ever thought possible! PLUS it's all for a great cause. If you saw that great photo in The Weshington Blade last week of Cheryl with the great big smile that we're all so used to seeing, help to make that smile permanent once again by collecting and making as many donations as possible both on Saturday, June 30th and in the crucial upcoming months.

Admission: $12.00 per person. Any additional donations collected or offered will be greatly appreciated, 100% of which will be donated to Cheryl Spector for those bringing a fundraiser notice. If paying cash, please be especially sure to turn in a "Fundraiser notice" from any LGBT web site or email so that the funds taken in at the door can be correctly earmarked to the Cheryl Spector fund.

Thanks again and we hope to see you on July 28th & August 25th Out On The Dance Floor!!

Terry

Contact & information:
TerryChasteen@yahoo.com
Terry@lambdadancesport.org
202-462-0870
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
www.GayDanceSPORT.com
www.LambdaDanceSPORT.org
www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org (aka: www.DancingWithTheACDCStars.com)

(Lambda DanceSport DC is a not-for-profit organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered [LGBT] dancers in the Baltimore/Washington DC Metropolitan area who wish to train in and dance any of the different couples' social and competitive DanceSport styles of International Ballroom and Latin, American style Rhythm and Smoothe, Country/Western, Salsa & Rueda, Disco/Hustle, Flamenco, Swing, Argentine Tango and more as same-gender couples as well as mixed-gender couples. Lambda DanceSPORT DC is an associate and supporting organization of Team DC)

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(22) If you missed the May 4th - 6th 5-Boro Dance Challenge in Manhattan, you REALLY MISSED IT!

The May 4th 5-Boro Dance Challenge, in Manhattan, New York City's 1st annual LGBT 5-Boro Dance Challenge in DanceSport for male and female couples is behind us. Truely nothing like anything ever before seen on Broadway. Let's just say I'm looking to spend all 3 days up there next year....need I say more? All of it is available on DVD on their web site.

New York City's 1st annual 5-Boro Dance Challenge in all dance styles from May 4 - 6, 2007 took place at the beautiful Park Central Hotel, Times Square, New York, New York. New York City's 1st annual 5-Boro Dance Challenge was truely a performance event "Unlike anything you've ever seen on Broadway!" To-be-continued.

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(23) View this inspirational video clip from YouTube once more and show it to anyone who continues to claim that they can't dance.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnsz8Uc3enE

 

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(24)
Two DVD'S out as of May 1st - DreamGirls and the 20th anniversary of Dirty Dancing!

Out on DVD as of in May 1st (I already have mine...)...2 classics of music and dance; one old and one new...digitally mastered "Dirty Dancing" (1987) after 20 years plus "DreamGirls". Visit the "Dirty Dancing" and "DreamGirls" photo galleries.

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(25) Furia Flamenca performed at the June 2nd followed by a beginner Flamenco rhythm exercise for Flamenco dancers.

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"Dancing with the DC Stars" Out on The Dance Floor at The Chevy Chase Ballroom
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"Dancing with the DC Stars" DATE-TO-BE-ANNOUNCED - A CITY-WIDE BALLROOM, LATIN, SWING, C/W, TANGO, DISCO/HUSTLE, SALSA & RUEDA, CLUB DANCING AND MORE DANCE-&-LEARN PARTY FOR "EVERYONE".
"Out on
The Dance Floor at Freedom Plaza"

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Danielle will perform in both Two Step and the Brazilian "Axe" in Brazilian costume on Saturday evening at the "Out On The Dance Floor Charity Ball".
(15).
Future upcoming Fridays...100% BRAZILIAN PARTIES - Music, Dancing and a Brazilian Samba performance! Contact my associate Brazilian Samba teacher who is from Sao Paulo, Brazil and who will also be dancing both Two Step with me and a HOT! Brazilian Samba performance in Carnaval costume at the "Out On The Dance Floor Charity Ball". The ladies will LOVE the show...(and guys will all be drooling over trying on her magnificent costumes). Danielle teaches authentic Brazilian Samba and other Brazilian dances every Sunday afternoon and Tuesday evening at the Chevy Chase Ballroom. Visit Danielle's web site at www.www.BrazilLatino.com. (Plus she promised to go two stepping with me at Remington's after the "Out On The Dance Floor Charity Ball" ends at 10. She is a fun Two Stepper!

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(16). Saturday August 25th Dance-&-Learn Partes
for all levels, including mini-classes in all of the social dances, of Brazilian Samba with Danielle, Salsa & Rueda Ballroom & Swing Disco/Hustle, C/W Two Step and more taught by Terry...:snacks, desserts and refreshments plus another Samba performance by Danielle Areco (An authentic Brazilian from Sao Paulo) in full Carnaval costume (the ladies will LOVE Danielle's performance while the gents would LOVE to borrow all of those feathers!).

(All of our social events, which always include some type of training for beginners, are a GREAT way to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other special events at no extra cost to you! We'll have several teachers available throughout the night to help get ALL of your family and friends dancing.


100% fund raiser Sat, August 25th for your chosen LGBT non-profit, Sports team, etc.
Lambda DanceSPORT DC has arranged another 100% fund raiser dance event for your chosen non-profit, sports team or organization. Our objective is to encourage more effective grass roots gay activism by encouraging ALL of us to take our dancing Out On The Dance Floor!! Bring an email or web site notice from your chosen organization with their contact information to receive the funds. You will receive a $2.00 discount plus 100% of the remaining admission goes to yor chosen non-profit.
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(17). Casino Rueda classes every Sunday (the Salsa wheel) taught by SAOCO DC who performed at the "Out on The Dance Floor Charity Ball"
Performing by the well known SAOCO DC Casino Rueda performance team which just finished celebrating their second anniversary! and they'll all be dancing on Saturday "Out on the Dance Floor"!! Plus we'll get everyone attending into the Rueda wheel and changing partners on command in this fun, fun Cuban dance. All you need is to be able to count 1-2-3 5-6-7.

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(18).
The complete Monday through Sunday weekly dance class schedule in Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Country/Western, Argentine Tango, Disco/Hustle, Casino Rueda and more.

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(19)
The weekly Sunday Salsa & Rueda, Argentne Tango and Brazilian Samba Social Dance Parties and Classes with Brazilian Samba taught by Danielle, Salsa Rueda taught by Ernesto & SAOCO DC, Ballroom, Swing & Two Step taught by Terry & Mein, Argentine Tango taught by Bella & Arnaud...

(All of our social events, which always include some type of training for beginners, are a GREAT way to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other special events at no extra cost to you! We'll have several teachers available throughout the night to help get ALL of your family and friends dancing.

 

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(20). You've been WATCHING "Dancing with the Stars" on national TV. Now it's time for each of us to "BE STARS" as same-gender couples Out On The Dance Floor!!

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(21) Learn Michael Jackson' "Thriller" routine in it's entirety during any of our Dance-&-Learn Party or Sunday Social events by request for a possible upcoming "Inside Edition" taping for National TV.

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(22). My favorite Black History Dance Icons
...the incredible Nicholas Brothers and Frankie Manning, the Ambassador of Lindy Hop.

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(23). NEW WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY AT 5:30PM, SATURDAY AT 10:30AM & 6:00PM PLUS SUNDAY AT 1:00 AND 2:00PM "RED HOT BALLROOM" YOUTH CLASSES
FOR THE KIDS.....

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(24). Social Cha Cha for Salsa dancers
...a new Sunday Beginner to intermediate Cha Cha class for Salsa dancers... 5:00pm-6:00p - Every Sunday - Terry Chasteen's infamous 150 mile-an-hour, knock-down, drag-out, including-everything-but-the-kitchen-sink Cha Cha patterns for dancing in the Salsa clubs.

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(25) CELEBRATE BIRTHDAY, ANNIVERSARY OR OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS at our Dance-&-Learn Parties and the Sunday Salsa, Argentine Tango, Brazilian Samba and Rueda Socials at the Chevy Chase Ballroom

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(26). Dance-at-Your-Wedding Workshops on every 4th Saturday, including Saturday, August 25th at 11:15am.

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(27) Saturday and Sunday beginner & intermediate/advanced Country / Western Two Step, Swing and/or line dance classes taught by Terry & assisted by Mein

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(28). Gift certificates available in Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Hustle, Tango, Salsa or Rueda and more....

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(29). Private dance coaching by appointment and classes for same-gender couples are always available in all of the Ballroom, Latin, Country/Western, Hustle and Swing dances for any of those weddings, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvah's, anniversary parties and black-tie affairs. It's time that we all start dancing as couples Out On The Dance Floor!! during those forma, black-tie affairs.

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(30).
WATCH FOR AN UPCOMING "SUNDAY MAMBO MANIA" WORKSHOP IN SALSA ON-2, NEW YORK STYLE (MAMBO) IN THE NEAR FUTURE TO BE TAUGHT BY ONE OF THE "Masters of Mambo" IN DC, MANUEL MARTINEZ (DATE AND TIME TO-BE-ANNOUNCED). Salsa on-2 or Mambo is the dance from "Dirty Dancing" and could be a great way for all of us to get Out On The Dance Floor!! during our social lives.

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(31). The Capital Country LGBT Dance Club' s next dance at DeLounge, Weaton, Md can be found at
www.CapitalCountry.org.

 

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(32). For an array of always interesting opinions on numerous important LGBT activist topics, visit the site of Wayne Besen - Author, Activist, Columnist, Public Speaker.

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(33).
Visit the Remington's Gay & Lesbian C/W Dance club at www.Remingtonswdc.com.
Viit www.GayDanceSPORT.com for this and other local and country-wide dance events.

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(34). Monthly Friday Fund-raiser Parties at Remington’s with performances by the DC Cowboys again in Apr, 2007.

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(35).
TRYING TO FIND THAT PERFECT DANCE/PRACTICE PARTNER? INCLUDE YOUR INFORMATION ON THE LAMBDADANCESPORT INTERNATIONAL DANCE PARTNER SEARCH.

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(36). Fuego Salsa & Latin every Saturday at 1438 U St., NW, Washington DC, Cadez Vez Night Club.

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(37).
Washington DC: Lambda DanceSPORT Team DC's Friday evening and Saturday morning, early Saturday afternoon plus Sunday afternoon Training and Practice with a MAJOR discount for Lambda DanceSport DC members to get "Out on the Dance Floor". Significant Lambda DanceSPORT DC Discounts available for Lambda DanceSport DC yahoo group members. Sign up at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lambdadancesportdc

Plus new Monday, Wednesday and Thursday "Ballroom & Latin Dancing at Lunch-time" every week tentatively at 12:00 noon & 1:00pm to determine which time(s) might be most desirable for the lunch-time dancing crowd.

Weekly Lambda DanceSPORT DC Ballroom, Latin, Swing, C/W & more social dance classes, training and practice throughout Fri, Sat & Sun. Significant Lambda DanceSPORT DC Discounts available for Lambda DanceSport DC yahoo group members. Plus much more news in Gay DanceSPORT for same-gender couples in DC, across the US and around the globe in this week's "Lambda DanceSPORT News".

Visit the web site of Lambda DanceSport DC at www. LambdaDanceSportDC.org for means to obtain an extensive discount for dance classes, training and practice at the Chevy Chase Ballroom for Lambda DanceSport DC yahoo group members, plus a complete calendar and links to available classes throughout the city followed plus information onthe the weekly Sunday Salsa & Rueda, Ballroom & Swing and Argentine Tango Social, including practice, refreshments (always including my personal favorite of apple pie & ice cream to keep up your strength) and plenty of dancing from 7:30pm to 10:30pm in addition to monthly Saturday evening Dance-&-Learn Parties & mini-classes in literally all of the social dances.
Classes throughout the weekend include Salsa & Rueda, Two Step, Social Ballroom & Swing, Disco/Hustle, authentic Brazilian Samba, Argentine Tango, Hip Hop and more. You've been watching "Dancing with the Stars"... now it's time for all of us to "BECOME STARS" as same-gender couples "Out On The Dance Floor" . Bring your friends, relatives and team and association members to class to enjoy this fun sport with you. The time is way overdue for all of us to come out of our closets where our social lives are concerned and get more comfortable dancing "Out on the Dance Floor!".

AND...keep your eyes peeled for a possible "Dancing with the DC Stars" Out on The Dance Floor at Freedom Plaza in conjunction with the DC Office of LGBT Affairs. Visit www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.net for details.

 

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hopefully you didn't miss the 2007
(36) during Capital Pride week.... .The 2007 "Out
on The Dance Floor Charity Ball" and prepare to get Out On The Dance Floor!!

Make plans to join us for another
"One-Of-It's-Kind" dance experience in 2008 during the first
Sarurday in June. Bring promotional
material for your favorite non-profit and don't miss this music, dance and
educational event unlike any others experienced in Metropolitan Washington DC. Join us
Out On The Dance Floor!!

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(4) Learn "Michael Jackson's Thriller" on Fox 5 as Lambda DanceSPORT DC's tattered and torn Zombie-like member, Terry Chasteen taught it live to the Fox 5 anchors and weather guys on Halloween morning, who then replayed it repeatedly throughout the day. Then come and DANCE IT WITH US! tonight as we teach it again at the Chevy Chase Ballroom Dance-&-Learn Party plus tomorrow if requested at the weekly Sunday Salsa & Rueda and Argentine Tango Social. Visit www.MyFoxDC ( http://www.myfoxdc.com/myfox/pages/Home/Detail;jsessionid=E178BD4C49087E98D5C1BFA1B7D120DC?contentId=4790768&version=2&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=1.1.1&sflg=1 ) for all the ghoulish details or visit Terry's www.MichaelJacksonsThriller.com web site for all of the best links to the "Thriller Dance" on YouTube.

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For additional information on any topic of the above
" Lambda DanceSPORT News",
visit www.LambdaDanceSportNews.com, www.Gay DanceSPORT.com,
www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org or contact:

Lambda DanceSport DC



TerryChasteen@yahoo.com
Terry@LambdaDanceSPORT.org
202-462-0870
www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org (www.DancingWithTheACDCStars.com)
(www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.net)
(the web site for the June 2nd "Out on The Dance Floor Charity Ball" and
future
"Dancing with the DC Stars"
Out on The Dance Floor at Freedom Plaza)

www.LambdaDanceSPORT.org
www.GayDanceSPORT.com,

www.BrokebackMountain.us
(the web site of the Brokeback Mountain Photo Gallery)

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"So, whatever you want to do, just do it....Making a damn fool of yourself is
absolutely essential." -- Gloria Steinem

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"When the music's playing, I hope you're dancing; I hope you crank up the
volume, kick off your shoes, and have the time of your life!" -- Oprah Winfrey
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We're not here for a long time, we're here for a GOOD TIME!
So let's get started...and DANCE!!! -- TLChasteen
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Too many problems in your life?...maybe here's the answer...
It's All Because (The Gays Are Getting Married)

This web page maintained by:


Terry Chasteen's
International DanceSPORT & Entertainment
Offering the most professional and authentic entertainment available in Metropolitan Washington DC as well as flexible, easy & fun instruction in every style of social dance from around the globe that ANYONE can afford.

TerryChasteen@PleaseDanceWithMe.com
TerryChasteen@InternationalDanceSPORT.com
TerryChasteen@yahoo.com
202-462-0870


www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com (www.InternationalDanceSPORT.com)
(the home page of Terry Chasteen's International DanceSPORT & Entertainment)

www.DanceSportOfAmerica.com
(The DanceSport Of America web site, including contact information for independent DanceSport studios and private contractor teachers across the US)
www.TangoDanceSPORT.com
(The PleaseDanceWithMe.com web page of Argentine Tango classes and social dance events)
www.DanceAtYourWeddingWorkshops.com
(The web page and schedule of Terry Chasteen's Dance-at-Your-Wedding Workshops)
www. Red Hot Ballroom.net (www.TheDancingKidsNetwork.com) (www.DancingYouthFoundation.com)
(Ballroom, Latin and Swing dancing for the kids that ANYONE can afford)
www.MichaelJackonsThriller.com
((The web site for learning the "authentic" Michael Jackson's Thriller dance routine...which does not include the multitude of counterfiet variations out there)

www.Learn-to-Dance-athon.org
(The web site of the "AIDS and Cancer Learn-To-Dance-Athon")

www.DancingWithTheDCStars.info

(The future web site of Dancing with the DC Stars mini-dance competions of Washington DC)
www,DCDanceWars.com
www.DCDanceSportNews.com
(The web page of the DC DanceSport News)
(www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.net)
The web site for the annual "Out on The Dance Floor Charity Ball" plus monthly "So You Think You Can Dance DC" and "Dancing with the DC Stars" mini-dance competitions (plus "Dancing With The AC/DC Stars" mini-competitions for same-gender couples...any orientation, but competing partners must be of the same gender...a riot for EVERYONE attending, whether dancing or spectating...)...in all styles and open to anyone ..... so join us "Out on The Dance Floor".

www.LambdaDanceSPORT.org
(The home page of Lambda DanceSPORT International, supporting the art and sport of partnership dancing in Ballroom, Latin, Swing, C/W and more for LGBT dancers and same-gender couples across the US and around the globe)
www.GayDanceSPORT.com
(Promoting Gay DanceSport through information and web links on DanceSport training, venues and activities for LGBT dancers and same-gender couples across the US and around the globe)

www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org
(www.DancingWithTheACDCStars.com)
(The web site of Lambda DanceSPORT DC, including training and promotion of DanceSport for LGBT dancers and same-gender couples in the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan area - an affiliate member of the DC Council of Sports, Team DC)

www.BrokebackMountain.us
(The web site of the Brokeback Mountain Photo Gallery and tribute to Heath Ledger)
www.LambdaDanceSportNews.com
(The web site of the Lambda DanceSPORT News, providing information on LGBT DanceSport accross the US and around the globe)

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