Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Humboldt Ballroom Dance Chapter To Celebrate 20 Years

“As a founding ballroom dance group member, it is very rewarding to see the grand growth of social dance in our community in the last 20 years” - Molloy.

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One big change in the last 20 years is the name and structure of the original organization, previously known as the United States Association of Ballroom Dancing  in America (USABDA). The organization now includes Ballroom Dancing supported by the Olympics under the umbrella of  the DanceSport Federation.  Providing for education of Social Dance for children throughout the country is also part of the USA Dance Mission.

The current Board of Directors for the local Redwood Chapter # 4013 includes Debbie Weist. Julie Hayes-Ryman, Shelley Sloan, Jason Slyter, and Peggy Molloy. While the group has designated titles, they all help one another as a team to get the monthly dances up and running. They are continually on the lookout for prospective members for future Boards, and can always use volunteers for setup and takedown of each event. The public is welcome.

With long term goals to celebrate the 20 year benchmark, the immediate plans revolve around the Redwood Coast Jazz Festival. The USA Dance group will have a food booth on Thursday, March 27 at the Adorni Center. Businesses who would like to donate to the food inventory are welcome. They will have a credit listed at the booth.

Social Media has shifted the methods that the local chapter communicates with its members. With two Facebook accounts and Twitter updates available, these digital vehicles are combined with the traditional press releases and fax machines to radio stations and newspapers.

Contact information is as follows:
Facebook addresses “Redwood Coast Dances” & “USA Dance Humboldt Chapter”
Twitter address for announcements follow @artbizca_ching
National website
National phone number (800) 447-9047
Local Email

Byline:  Peggy Molloy has a BA in Art As Communication (Humboldt) with an MS In Entertainment Business (Full Sail University). She has performed with The Joffrey Ballet, The Opera Company of Boston, The Oregon Shakespeare Festival & The Santa Barbara Ballet Theatre. She is a member of American Society of Composers, Authors

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