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Chapter: Triangle, NC - #6030

USA Dance Triangle Chapter #6030 **** Needing Board Members ****
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  • USA Dance is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality and the quantity of ballroom dancing in the United States.  The Triangle chapter has been providing dance opportunities to the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area for over 20 years.  In addition to running our monthly ballroom dances, we support our local college ballroom dance clubs, provided public demonstrations at events like the North Carolina State Fair and for over ten years have hosted a free New Year's Eve dance, with lessons, at First Night Raleigh.
    Are you a USA Dance member, there are some specials that are eligible for you. 
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  • Upcoming Dances


    2020 Teachers

    January 18 Winter Ball    No teacher

    February 15, Carla Perkins***  Hustle

    March 21, Wes Boz *** East Coast Swing

    April 21, Audrey Yosai *** Samba          

    May 16, Antoinette Santoro **** Country Two Step


    Dance Floor Etiquette

    Dancing on a floor is done in a counter clockwise direction, known as the “Line Of Dance”. This applies to traveling dances including Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep, and Viennese Waltz, as well as Polka and two-step in the country western repertoire. Latin and Swing dances are more or less stationary and have no line of dance. Sometimes it is possible to dance more than one type of dance to the same song. For example, some Foxtrots can also be swings. In that case, swing dancers take the middle of the floor, and the moving dancers move along the periphery in the direction of the line of dance.

    Getting on the floor:

    Some caution should be exercised when getting on the dance floor, especially if the song has already started and couples are dancing on the floor. It is the responsibility of incoming couples to make sure that they stay out of the way of the couples already dancing. 

    At the end of the dance:

    After the dance is finished and before parting, thank your partner.
    If you enjoyed the dance, let your partner know.
    Remember that dancing too many dances with the same partner and booking many dances ahead are both violations of social dance rules.

    Leaving the floor:

    Responsible usage of the floor requires that one stays out of the way of others. Some figures require a momentary movement against line of dance. These figures should be executed with great caution on a social dance floor, and only when there is no danger of collision.
    Another aspect of sharing the floor is to match one's speed to that of others.


    The only thing to be said about aerials on the social dance floor is: don't do them


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wrote on the Chapter: Triangle, NC - #6030 wall: Upcoming Lessons and Events Lessons October 19 Joan Caviness Polka (for Oktoberfest) November 16 Jonathan Medlin International Foxtrot December 21 TBA _______________________________________________ First Night TBA Downtown Raleigh ​_______________________________________________ 2020 Teachers January 18 Winter Ball No teacher February 15 Daniel McClain Hustle March 21 Wes Boz East Coast Swing April 21 Carla Perkins Samba May 16 Raquel Reynolds Country Two Step June 20 Chad Stall International Rumba July 18 TBA American Foxtrot August 15 Robertas Malekis Viennese Waltz September 19 Jordan Jewell Cha Cha October 17 Jonathan Medlin American Waltz November 21 Andre Avila Salsa December 19 Carrie Smith West Coast Swing
Posted Wednesday, September 25, 2019
wrote on the Chapter: Triangle, NC - #6030 wall: Here is the Ballroom Dance Etiquette road map.
Posted Wednesday, August 7, 2019

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Robert E. Menteer
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Tess Sharpe
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Photography on Home Page

Hero 1 - Mike & Rose-Ann Lynch - Nationals 2018 Photography by Lisa Dubinsky

Hero 2 - USA Dance Los Angeles Chapter Dance - Photography by Jerry Hernandez

Hero 3 - Nationals 2016 - Photography by Carson Zullinger

Hero 4 - Team USA - WDSF World Sr. IV Standard, Nagano, Japan Courtesy of Winston Chow

Carousel 1 - Adult Latin Nationals 2018 - Photography by Lisa Dubinksy

Carousel 2 - Nationals 2018 - Photography by Lisa Dubinsky

Carousel 3 - NCDC 2018 - Photography by Lisa Dubinsky

Carousel 4 - CFC 2018 - Photography by Calvin Long

Carousel 5 - Minnesota Chapter Flash Mob - Photography by David Chin