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Old 01-16-2007, 09:17 AM   #1
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HUGHES SOCIAL DANCE CLUB, JAN. 21 3RD, FRIDAY. Please join us this Friday for a great Hustle lesson with Cesar Ricaurte. Cesar has many years of teaching and DJs at various venues in Southern California. He also teaches Argentina Tango at Club Danzarin, 3625 W. MacArthur Blvd. #307, Santa Ana 92704. 949 837 0440. Tango lessons Sun 4-6 p.m. beginning, 6-7 intermediate, 7-9 advance. 8 p.m. - 1 am dance party. $10. Snacks included and free parking.

Our doors open at 6:30 p.m. and we are located at 406 E. Grand Ave, El Segundo (about 1 mile west of Sepulveda and Grand).

Our future schedule:

Feb. 4 - Russell Adcock teaches Continuitly Fox Trot
Feb. 18 - Benny Corpos teaches Night Club Two Step
March 4 -Kathleen Corey teaches Rhumba

TONY MUNOZ DISCO PARTY, JAN. 22, SAT. Want to practice your hustle moves? Tony' studio, Variety International, will have a monthly Disco Party at this studio in Santa Monica. There will be other social dance music too but he will play hustle more often than his usually parties. 2523 17th St, Santa Monica (at 17th and Ocean Park). Limited free lot parking and plenty of street parking. 8 p.m., 310 450 4445. ($8.00 cover?)


LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH DINNER DANCE - JAN, 28
San Pedro Elks Lodge No. 966
1748 Cumbre Drive San Pedro, CA

John Brunac's "Time Machine. Quintet" will perform (ballroom, swing, latin, hustle, etc) 6:30pm to 11:00pm on the. CD music during break. The Seafood Buffet Dinner is $13.95, plus tax (about +$17.00) served until 9 pm. Dancing until 11 p.m. Mention info was received by "Anna's email". This will help Bill in planning. You must mention you are a guest of Bill Chang at the front desk (Bill is extending his invitation to other dancers). No casual attire allowed. Great food, music, nice size dance floor and beautiful view.

Gather up your friends and make your reservations in ASAP (earlier the better) with Bill Chang 310 375 2295 or email changw@financialnetwork.com. No same day reservations, please! Dress code. No casual wear.
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:18 AM   #2
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ATTENTION ALL HUGHES MEMBERS!!
Mark Mendez is offering all current Hughes Social Dance Club Members HALF PRICE cost to his weekly Friday parties with lesson. The special offer is only $5.00. What a deal! snacks included too. Mark will be teaching Rumba at 8 p.m., open dancing at 9 p.m. Stardance Studio is located at 24705 Narbonne Ave Suite #101, Lomita. Phone: 310-326-2348, Visit their website for their calendar of lessons and parties. http://www.stardancestudio.com/dance_calendar.html


MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL/NEW MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS
Your memberships will expire in February. Please renew at the next meeting. There will be 1 month grace period. If you have not renew by the first meeting in March, the $8 cover charge at the door will apply. See our web site www.hughessocialdanceclub.org

We are accepting new applications at the first meeting in February, the 4th. The annual membership is a low cost of $60. Included will be no cost to our regular Friday dance meetings with lessons and great snacks, reduced price for the Spring and Black and White Ball ( 2 times per year), reduced price for Summer and Holiday parties at Rebekah Hall, 6 newsletters, and reduced price at the 2nd Saturday Ballroom dances at Top Cats in Placentia and half price at Stardance Studio in Lomita.

Our next meeting is Feb. 4. Russell Adcock of L.A. Dance Experience will be teaching Continuitly Fox Trot. Don't miss out!

SPRING BALL MAY 13TH, FRIDAY AT HACIENDA HOTEL CRYSTAL BALLROOM
Please mark your calendars for this special event. Tickets were sold out 2 1/2 weeks prior to the event date at the Black and White Ball last Nov. Tickets will be limited to only 175 people this time. More details to come soon.
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:18 AM   #3
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All members should have received their Feb./March newsletter by now. Thanks to Linda Stone for putting that together and Marie Chura for mailing out.

SECOND SATURDAY BALLROOM DANCE PARTY- Feb. 12, Saturday. Free 45 minute Night Club Two Step lesson with Candi Davis at 7:15 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. We have a couple of tables reserved for Hughes members and friends so please join us! Brian and Pi-Ian will be playing all your favorite fabulous dance music on at the Top Cats, 733 Dunn Way, Placentia (57 Freeway at Orangethrope Ave) until 12 midnight. Cover charge is only $5 for Sundance and USABDA members, $7 for ANY other current dance club membership (including Hughes Social Dance Club), and $8 for non members. Snacks & refreshments included in this low price. Great place to celebrate a
birthday or any occasions with a group of dance friends. Dance on a beautiful 2200 sq ft wood floor. Large booths and tables, plenty of free parking. If you are traveling east on the 91 freeway, exit on State College Blvd, turn left to go north, turn right at Orangethrope Ave. Dunn is 1 block before the 57 entrance. If you reach the entrance of the freeway, you passed it. There is an independent car dealer, Auto Network, at Dunn and Orangethrope. Turn left. It's kind of dark and ard to read the street name. You'll drive into a business park. For more information, please call (evenings) 714 528 8331, (days) 714 99 DANCE.

SPRING BALL - MAY 13, FRIDAY AT HACIENDA HOTEL. MAKE THIS ON YOUR CALENDAR. MORE INFO LATER.

HUGHES SOCIAL DANCE CLUB WELCOMES RUSSELL ADCOCK, Feb. 4th, Friday. Please join us for a great Continuity Foxtrot lesson at our regular meeting place, Rebekah Hall, located at 406 E. Grand Ave, El Segundo. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Russell is the owner of L. A.Dance Experience, 1941 Westwood Blvd, L. A. 90025. Please see his web site http://www.ladanceexperience.com/ for class schedule and more info.310 475 1878.

No charge for members, $8 for non members. We are currently accepting new memberships and renewals. Annual dues are $60 for 1 year.

Our future schedule:

Feb. 18 Benny Corpos Night Club Two Step
March 4 Kathleen Corey Rhumba
March 18 Mark Mendez Cha Cha
April 1 Susannah Murdoch Waltz
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:19 AM   #4
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MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS

We are currenlty accepting new membership applications and renewals from prior members. Annual due is $60/person. For all 2004-2005 members, please renew your memberships this Friday.

SPRING BALL - MAY 13, FRIDAY

We sold out last Nov. and will limit the ticket sale. Please mark your calendars and make all necessary arrangements with your dance friends if you are requesting for seating at the same table (max of 10 per table) to avoid last minute delays and disappointments. I had a request for 2 tables as of last week. This group is on the ball! We will accept payments for reserved tickets starting March 4 at the meeting. Please don't forget your check books or cash. No credit cards.

CALIFORNIA OPEN- FEB. 17-20TH
http://www.californiaopen.com/general_info/
The California Open is a proud member of the Dancesport Superbowl Series, as well as the Dancers’ Cup Tour. This is the perfect opportunity to start your journey along the 2005 Superbowl super highway and begin accumulating points and vouchers for the new competition year.

HUGHES SOCIAL DANCE CLUB WELCOMES BENNY CORPOS, Feb. 18, Friday. Please join us for a great Night Club Two Step lesson at our regular meeting place, Rebekah Hall, located at 406 E. Grand Ave, El Segundo. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

BEN CORPOS has played an integral part in the development of social dancing in the West Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Brentwood areas of Southern California for more than ten years. He teaches a variety of classes that attract people of all ages. His innovative style of instruction enables students to get in shape and enjoy learning the art of dance. Ben competed in the UCWDC Country/Western dance circuit winning (5) Grand Championships in his division, and in 1995 captured First Place at the Worlds III Championships held at the Disneyland Hotel.
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:19 AM   #5
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Dear Members and Friends,

After several years of being Co-President of the HSDC, I will retire soon. Yes, I am turning my whistle in. I want to thank all you for your loyalty to the club, your wonderful support, your emails of appreciation, your comments (good and bad), suggestions and most of all, your friendships. Did you know that our organization has been serving the dance community for over 20 years? Let's keep our dance club strong! Contribute your thoughts, your time, your energy and continue your strong support. Without your desire to make this a great organization, there won't be a club. Thank You!

WE NEED YOU!
Several Board positions are available and we have several members expressing their interests in becoming aboard members. Co-President, VP Membership, Secretary, and Treasurer position needs to be filled. We also need Event Planners and people with computer skills. Reach out! We need you. Please respond by email or sign up this Friday at the meeting.

MEMBERSHIPS
2004-2005 members! if you have not renewed your membership, please do so this coming Friday. It's still $60 for the year of 2005-2006 (Feb). The $8.00 cover charge will apply to ALL if you are not a member. Not a member? Right now is the best time to join!

2005-2006 HSDC MEMBERSHIP CARDS
If you did not pick up your new ID cards, please do that this Friday. Dancer Avenue in Lomita will discount 50% and get $1 off at Top Cats in Placentia.

SECOND SATURDAY BALLROOM DANCE PARTY- TOP CATS, Placentia. No dance this month due to private party. Great party in Feb! About 100 people attended. HSDC members get in for $7! Just show your current ID cards. Come April 9 - lesson in Foxtrot lesson with Candi Davis. One of the best dance floors in So. Cal.

SPRING BALL - MAY 13, FRIDAY AT HACIENDA HOTEL.
We will accept payments for the dinner dance this Friday. It's $25 for members, $35 for non members with a choice of Salmon or Beef (vegetarian upon request). Single seating available. We will accept full table (min of 8, max of 10) request with full names of everyone in your group but please don't submit names of people that have no intention of coming or without their knowledge. It creates confusion, embarrassments and 2 Advils for the hard working planners. Remember! tickets will be limited so please make arrangements to purchase your tickets as soon as possible. We sold out two and half weeks prior to the date of the dinner dance last Nov. We will stand firm on the limited ticket policy.

HUGHES SOCIAL DANCE CLUB WELCOMES KATHLEEN COREY, MARCH 4, Friday. Please join us for a great Rhumba lesson at our regular meeting place, Rebekah Hall, located at 406 E. Grand Ave, El Segundo. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Kathleen is new to our club but certainly not new to the social dance world.

Kathleen Corey began her career in ballroom dancing at the former Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Beverly Hills and has been coached by many of the top international names in ballroom dancing.

In 1987 she founded her own independent studio, Ballroom Magic, in the Westchester / LAX area. The studio regularly participated in some of the nation’s largest NDCA- (National Dance Council of America) sponsored competitions with its students, and from 1988 on, had an unbroken record of winning the Top Studio award at every consecutive competitive event and producing many dancers who consistently were awarded all-around Top Student titles. Ms. Corey was a regular in the Top Teacher award lineup, and in 1991-92, was the highest-placing female instructor at the Emerald Ball Championships, which was then the third largest in the nation.

Ms. Corey's studio was a favorite home away from home of several large local groups of dance enthusiasts, including the Hughes Social Dance Club in El Segundo and the UCLA Ballroom Dance Club.

Upon the death of both of her parents in 1995, Ms. Corey closed her studio and returned to her family home in Pacific Palisades, where she retired from the dance business until 2004, when she founded Palisades Dance Connection. She presently teaches the Social Dance classes at the Palisades-Malibu YMCA and also teaches independently at The Adderley School for the Performing Arts in the Palisades Highlands.

No charge for members, $8 for non members. We are currently accepting new memberships and renewals. Annual dues are $60 for 1 year.

Our future schedule:

March 18 Mark Mendez Cha Cha
April 1 Susannah Murdoch Waltz
April 15 Russell Adcock Salsa
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:20 AM   #6
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MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS

We are currenlty accepting new membership applications and renewals from prior members. Annual due is $60/person. If you have not renewed your membership, the $8.00 cover charge will apply at the door.

SPRING BALL - MAY 13, FRIDAY

We sold out last Nov. and will limit the ticket sale. Cost is $25 for members, $35 for non members purchased by April 30. After that date, it's $40 for EVERYONE regardless of membership. $50 cash at the door. Please keep in mind there is NO REFUND. Members are not allowed to sell their tickets to non members at member's price. Don't miss the performance with Loretta Turin and Clyde Kingman! Choice of food is Salmon or N.Y. Steak. Please mark your calendars and make all necessary arrangements with your dance friends if you are requesting for seating at the same table (max of 10 per table) to avoid last minute delays and disappointments. Please don't forget your check books or cash. No credit cards. Please do not contact Hacienda Hotel for tickets!

HUGHES SOCIAL DANCE CLUB WELCOMES MARK MENDEZ, March 18, Friday. Please join us for a great Cha Cha lesson at our regular meeting place, Rebekah Hall, located at 406 E. Grand Ave, El Segundo. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Mark Mendez is the director and owner of Dancer Avenue (formerly Stardance Studio), 24705 Narbonne Ave. Lomita. Mark is offering a special of 3 private lessons (55 min. each) for $99! Regular rate at $60 each. Single or couple welcome. It's a one time special. Must contact Mark by the end of this month and the lessons must be completed by end of April. The $99 is due at the first lesson. www.stardancestudio.com or 310-326-2348.

Our future schedule:
April 1 Susannah Murdoch Waltz
April 15 Russell Adcock Salsa
May 13 Spring Ball -Dinner Dance Hacienda Hotel
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:20 AM   #7
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Second Saturday Ballroom Dance Party at Top Cats


Foxtrot Lesson with Candi Davis


Doors open at 7 p.m.


Dance Lesson at 7:15


Dancing 8 p.m. till Midnight


Ballroom - West Coast Swing - Hustle - Nightclub Two Step


Deejay - Pi-Ian Chen


Cover Charge: Sundance - Top Cats and USABDA Members $5


Non Members $8


Members of any other dance club will be given
a courtesy discount of $1 with their current
membership card.


Snacks & Refreshments


Top Cats is Located at:
733 Dunn Way in Placentia
57 Freeway at Orangethrope Ave.


For more information:
Call (714) 528-8331
http://snipurl.com/b8az
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:21 AM   #8
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Don't know if it's too late.... but keep your eyes open for TV show on dancing.


http://www.realitytvcastingcall.com/Article268.phtml

Now Casting ! It's a BALLROOM BLITZ!!

on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 10:36 AM - 769 Reads
Now Casting ! It's a BALLROOM BLITZ!!

Fun! Adventure! Prizes! o*ne of LA's hottest productions companies is gearing up for their new show.

GET READY TO BALLROOM DANCE! NEW REALITY SERIES seeks men and women with two left feet! Got a wedding coming up? Want to impress a significant other? Need a change in your life? Have a desire to be LIGHT AS A FEATHER? Do you want to compete for the ULTIMATE PRIZE?


Our new reality series sets to take average Joes (and Jills) and make them into DANCING SUPERSTARS in just 6 weeks! Join the incredible world of ballroom dancing. Test your skills and your passions, impress your friends and loved o*nes, and LEARN TO DANCE.

If you live in the LA area, email dberman@origprod.com

If you live outside the LA area, mail a photo and a 5 minute video of yourself to:

Ballroom Casting
Original Cast & Die
308 Verdugo Ave
Burbank, Ca 91502


DANYA BERMAN
CASTING DIRECTOR


********************ANOTHER ARTICLE******************

http://www.variety.com/index.asp?lay...117919982&cs=1

Daily Variety
March 23, 2005


ABC Has A Ball With 'Dancing'
By Michael Schneider


The BBC hit "Stricly Come Dancing" is waltzing its way across the
pond, as ABC has ordered six episodes of a U.S. version.


Project will be renamed for the U.S., but the concept will remain
the same: Eight celebs are paired with professional dancers and train
to compete in a live ballroom-dancing competish.


ABC locked up domestic format rights to the series ealier this
year.


For the first time in the Beeb's history, the ABC version will be
produced by the same BBC entyertainment team that handles the U.K.
version. Richard Hopkins, creative head of format entertainment at the
BBC, will exec produce.


"Working with ABC in this unique way gives us a new opportunity to
develop a hit BBC property in this extremely important market," said
Colin Jarvis, BBC Worldwide's director of format licensing.


Casting for American celebs is already under way; net hopes to air
the skein this summer. Competition will be broadcast live on ABC.


"I am fully aware that this may sound like the craziest show
anyone has ever heard of," said Andrea Wong, ABC's exec VP of
alternative programming, specials and latenight. "But in a world where
it's easier for reality series to imitate than innovate, I just loved
how fresh this format is."


Ballroom Bonanza


Like the cult Australian film, "Strictly Ballroom," the series
will focus on the spectacle of ballroom dancing, including the loud,
sequined costumes.


"Strictly Come Dancing" is nominated for a BAFTA in the
entertainment series category and took the new program prize at the
Broadcasat Awards.


"Richard and his team have created the television phenomenon of
the past year," said BBC Entertainment Group head Wayne Garvie.


Fox, meanwhile, is working on a rival project, "Dance Nation,"
from Dick Clark and American Idol creator Simon Fuller.
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Old 01-17-2007, 01:24 PM   #9
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SPRING DINNER DANCE - MAY 13, FRIDAY - HACIENDA HOTEL

This Friday's meeting will be your last chance to purchase your tickets at $25 for members, $35 for non-members in person. You may purchase the tickets by mail with a post mark NO LATER than April 30th to qualify for the lower price. You'll find the flyer in our web site www.hughessocialdanceclub.org. After April 30th, it will be $40 for everyone, regardless of membership. Remember, we do not accept credit card payments! We never have. Please be prepared with either a check or cash payment this Friday.

There seems to be some misunderstandings regarding who is eligible for the member's price at $25. If you are not a current member, the $35 applies. If you are purchasing tickets for your friends and they are not members, the $35 applies. Your membership does not entitle you to purchase tickets at members' price for non-members. Hope this is clear.

If you haven't noticed on the flyer, there will be a $3 cost for parking in the hotel lot behind the Union 76 gas station. In the past, there was no charge.

The doors will open at 6:30 p.m., sit down dinner at 7:15 p.m. Choice of Salmon or Beef at the time of payment. We cannot hold your dinners if you will be arriving late and no refunds will be issued. Please make arrangements to arrive on time. The hotel will charge us regardless once we place the order for dinners.

Don't miss out on a wonderful performance by Loretta Turin and Clyde Kingman and the best dance music by Brian and PI-Ian from Top Cats in Placentia. www.dancemixdj.com.

We will limit the ticket sales this time to avoid a crowded dance floor so please don't wait till the last minute to purchase your tickets. It will also create more work for your "volunteering" team. Thank you!

HUGHES SOCIAL DANCE CLUB WELCOMES RUSSELL ADCOCK APRIL 15, FRIDAY

Russell Adcock of L.A. Dance Experience, 1941 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025 will be teaching salsa this Friday. Don't miss out! Russell is a great instructor. Take a look at his web site www.LADanceExperience.com or call 310 475 1878 on class schedule and dance parties at his studio.

Our club is located at 406 E. Grand Ave (1 mile west of Sepulveda Blvd), El Segundo. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. No charge for members, $8 for guests. We are currently accepting applications for membership at $60 per year, expiring Feb. 2006. No partners required as we encourage rotation during the lesson and social mixing after the lesson.

Our future schedule:
May 6 Loretta Turin Continuity Fox Trot
May 13 Spring Ball Hacienda Hotel
May 20 Benny Corpos West Coast Swing
June 3 Jon Gatyas Bolero
June 17 Trevor Luff East Coast Swing
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Old 01-17-2007, 01:25 PM   #10
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REMINDER! Spring Ball May 13, Friday

If you haven't purchased your dinner dance tickets, please don't delay anymore. To qualify for the $25 members' price and $35 for non-members' price, your envelope must be post marked NO LATE THAN April 30th. See http://www.hughessocialdanceclub.org...gDance2005.doc. After April 30th, it will be $40 for everyone, regardless of membership. Remember, we do not accept credit card payments! We never have. Tickets at the door will be $50.00 cash only (your checks will be declined).

If you are gathering up a group of people, please do your best to turn in the names of your guests and payment as soon as possible.

There seems to be some misunderstandings regarding who is eligible for the member's price at $25. If you are not a current member, the $35 applies. If you are purchasing tickets for your friends and they are not members, the $35 applies. Your membership does not entitle you to purchase tickets at members' price for non-members. Hope this is clear.

If you haven't noticed on the flyer, there will be a $3 cost for parking in the hotel lot behind the Union 76 gas station. In the past, there was no charge.

The doors will open at 6:30 p.m., sit down dinner at 7:15 p.m. Choice of Salmon or Beef at the time of payment. We cannot hold your dinners if you will be arriving late and no refunds will be issued. Please make arrangements to arrive on time (bring your change of clothes and freshen up in the hotel restrooms to save travel time). The hotel will charge us regardless once we place the advance order for dinners.

Don't miss out on a wonderful performance by Loretta Turin and Clyde Kingman and the best dance music by Brian and PI-Ian from Top Cats in Placentia. www.dancemixdj.com.

We will limit the ticket sales this time to avoid a crowded dance floor so please don't wait till the last minute to purchase your tickets. It will also create more work for your "volunteering" team.

The Hughes Social Dance Club appreciates your support! Thank you to all.
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