Friday Club Dance: August 18
Note: The August 4th dance has been cancelled so everyone can enjoy the Tampa Bay Classic
End of Summer White Party featuring 10-for-$10 lessons!
Wear a white outfit and show off your summer tan! Lots of yummy “white snacks” and giveaways
Enjoy a personal 10-minute mini lesson with a pro instructor for just $10
Group Lessons and Dance Schedule
Instructor: Dez DiPaola, read his impressive bio below!
6:45 pm: Doors open
7:15 – 8:00: Intermediate ($5 extra)
8:05 – 8:30: FREE Newcomer lesson
9:00 – 10:00: 10 for $10s
10:00 – 11:00: Social dancing
Feel free to bring a snack to share
All About Dez
Dez started dancing West Coast Swing over 20 years ago after competing in the UCWDC circuit for several years. He worked his way up to the Pro/Invitational level in 2001 and was one of the original event directors of Reno Dance Sensation for its first 4 years. Dez has been judging as well as head judge for West Coast Swing and Hip Hop conventions on local and national levels. He has taught at many dance conventions and held workshops all over the West Coast and is most known for his unique twist on basics as well as adding hip hop movement to West Coast Swing.
Dez has danced and choreographed Hip Hop for professional football cheerleaders and shows, known for his popping/waving and lyrical style of Hip Hop. He also produces music and stage shows, most noted for “The Show – A Singing and Dancing Sensation” which featured over 40 dancers, singers and magicians from around the world, which was part of Reno Dance Sensation, and Directing “Hooray for Bollywood” at the world famous Alex Theater in L.A. for the famous Bellytwins, Veena and Neena. He’s been lucky enough to perform West Coast Swing at halftime shows for the NBA, hundreds of corporate events, and performing 118 shows in Branson, Missouri.
Dez was also lucky enough to be the first dancer sponsored by Monster Energy Drink.
With all that he’s done he is still most proud of his many All Star/Champion level students that compete, hold their own dances and teach, continuing to grow and promote this great dance, West Coast Swing.
Contact Dez at email@example.com
We Need Your Help – Available Positions:
Friday Dance Manager
We are looking for an outgoing, friendly, organized and responsible person to purchase ice, water, snacks; setup, check-in and collect admission fee, clean-up, etc.
Hours: 6:45 pm (doors open) until about 11:45 pm (cleanup and closing)
Pay: $50 per night
Frequency: 1st and 3rd Friday of every month
Training: We will provide training over the course of two dances
If you are interested and want to know more, we have a couple of documents detailing what needs to be done. Please email “firstname.lastname@example.org” for more info.
The club is seeking a volunteer webmaster to maintain our webpage. For details and information contact Sherry at “email@example.com”.
Upcoming Local and State WCS Dances and Events
•August 3 thru 6 – Tampa Bay Classic (www.tampabayclassic.com). Check the schedule online for information on FREE FREE FREE workshops and dance Saturday afternoon you don’t want to miss.
•August 12 – Floorplay WCS and Country w/Danielle (Bayou Dance Club)
•August 19 – WCSwing and Shag Dance w/Renee and Tommy (Bayou Dance Club)
•August 26 – WCS Floorplay w/Danielle (Bayou Dance Club)
•August 26 – WCS Intensive w/Jake Haning (Bayou Dance Club)
•September 1 – TBWCSA Dance (Crystal Blue Ballroom)
•September 1 thru 4 – River City Swing (www.rivercityswing.com). Marriott Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
TBWCSA Dances are on 1st and 3rd Friday
Crystal Blue Ballroom
Calendar for all WCS Dancing: www.TBWCSA.com
We will keep you posted on changes to our normal schedule.
Your $30 annual membership starts on the date you Register or Renew. Membership is good for 365 days. It is a great way to save money!
Admission Cost will be $5 for members, $10 for non-members.
Cost for the WCS Lesson will be an additional $5, which will be collected when you pay your admission. All money collected will be given to the instructor.