The Beckley Chapter of USA Dance holds monthly dances at J. Gilley's which is located at 1126 Hancock Drive, Beckley, WV, 25801. This building is located behind the "Flowers by Nancy" business. Hancock Drive adjoins Eisenhower Drive in Beckley. Attendance cost for non-USA Dance members is $8/person. Cost of attendance for USA Dance members is $5/person. Visit http://usadance-beckleywv.com, email the Beckley Chapter of USA Dance at email@example.com, or phone them at 304-469-6401 if you have questions regarding their dances. Their mailing address is PO Box 2214, Beckley, WV, 25802.
Charleston West Virginia features many different ballroom dancing clubs including the Passepied Club, Latin Club, Academy Club, University Club, Charleston West Virginia Chapter of USA Dance, Inc., and the CQ Club.
Dances to be offered by various dance clubs in Charleston this year are as follows:
The Passepied Club, pronounced "pass-pee-A", holds 10 dances throughout the its dance year which runs from September through June. Dances are held on the second Saturday of each month between September and June, and dances take place from 7:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. The location of each dance is the University of Charleston's Geary Ballroom which is located on the third floor of the University of Charleston's Student Union. (Click here for a map of this location.) Each dance features a live band and attire rotates between formal (tuxedos or dark suits for men), semi-formal (suits for men), and dressy casual (khakis with or without a jacket.)
WV Dance, Inc. will be DJ'ing the March 12, 2011 dance. The dress code for this dance will be Dressy Casual and the theme is "Think Spring Fling".
Admission to Passepied Dances is $10/person for club members and $20/person for guests attending the dances. Members as well as guests (with a sponsoring member) are welcome at each dance. Annual dues to the Club are $40/person.
If you want to attend a Passepied Dance and are not yet a member of the club, you can attend as a guest of a member. I am a member of the Passepied Club.
To join the Passepied Club, you must attend one dance as a guest of a current member, fill out a short, one page application for membership, pay an annual membership fee, and then be approved for membership by the Passepied Club's Board of Directors. Membership applications are available at every Passepied Dance; therefore, if you attend a dance as a guest of a current member, you can pick up a membership application at the dance, fill it out, and give it to one of the Board members attending the dance so that the Board can consider your membership for the next dance.
If you need more information about attending or joining Passepied Club dances, please contact Charlotte Morgan at 304-965-2038 or contact Craig Giffin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Latin Club holds various dances during its dance year which runs from August to May. Contact them at "The Latin Dance Club, PO Box 8793, South Charleston, WV, 25303" if you're interested in joining the Club or attending one of the dances.
Only dances of Latin origin, including the Bolero, Bossa Nova, Cha-Cha, Mambo, Merengue, Rhumba, Samba, Salsa, and Tango are danced at Latin Club dances. All music is performed by George Hall.
To attend Latin Club dances, you must either be a guest of a current member or you must be a member of the club. To join the club you must first attend one dance as guest of a current member, fill out a membership application, and pay an annual membership fee. I am currently a member of the Latin club.
Unlike the Passepied Club and USA Dance Club dances where you can simply show up at the door the night of the dance and pay for your admission, you need to make reservations ahead of time to attend Latin Club dances. The reason for this is because the Latin Club dances feature meals along with the dance and an accurate head count is needed in order for the Club to ensure that enough plates are reserved for the meals.
The next Latin Club Dances will take place on October 23, 2011; December 18, 2011; February 18, 2012; and May 6, 2012.
The Charleston Chapter of USA Dance, a national amateur dance organization, presents dances almost every month on the first Saturday of each month. Dances are usually from either 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. or 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and they are held in the Fellowship Hall at the First Presbyterian Church in St. Albans, West Virginia. Attire is always dressy casual. Music is provided by DJ Sandi Elam, president of the Charleston chapter of USA Dance.
Guests are always welcome at USA Dances and guests do not need to be invited by a member of USA Dance in order to attend the dances. Admission to dances is $7/members and $10/non-members. Membership in both the local chapter of USA dance and its national umbrella organization costs $25 annually and includes a subscription to the bi-monthly magazine, Amateur Dancer. For more information, contact Sandi Elam at email@example.com
Academy Dance Club
The Academy Dance Club offers five dances throughout the year.
The protocol for attending Academy Club dances is similar to the protocol for attending Latin Club and University Club dances. You must attend an Academy Club dance as either a guest of a current Club member or as a current member of the Club. Also, you must make reservations for the dance ahead of time as the Academy Club serves food at its dances and an accurate head count is needed ahead of the dance for determining the amount of food needed for each dance. For more information about the Academy Club, visit the Academy Club's website at www.academydanceclub.net
The dances and events for the Academy Club for the 2010 year are as follow:
September 4, 2010. Picnic at the Cyrus home. Starts at 4 p.m.
October 16, 2010. Dance at Edgewood Country Club. From 6-10 p.m.
December 5, 2010. Dance at Edgewood Country Club. From 5-9 p.m.
This dance club offers five dances from September through May of each year, including the very popular New Year's Eve Dance.
Admission costs to each dance varies according to food served, the dance venue, and other variables. Annual membership fees for the club are $35/person. The protocol for attending dances is similar to the protocol for attending Latin and Academy Club dances. Both members and guests are welcome to attend most dances.
The next University Club Dance will be on Saturday MAY 15th. Dress is Semi-Formal, it will take place at the Charleston Woman's Club, there will be a Buffet Dinner at 7:00 and dancing from 8:00-11 p.m., and Jimmie Stevens will perform.
For more information about the University Club dances, contact Jim Wallace, president, at 304-984-9877 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CQ Dance Club
The CQ Dance club is an amalgamation of the Cotillion and Quadrille dance clubs. It is based on Charleston.
The dances for the CQ Club will be held on the following dates in 2010:
June 27. From 5-9 p.m. Gary Stewart Quintet. Dressy Casual dress.
September 26. From 5-9 p.m. Jimmy Stevens. Semi-Formal dress.
December 5. From 5-9 p.m. Easy Listening. Formal dress.
For those of you who enjoy shag, check out the Charleston Area Shag Society's website at www.wvshag.com.
If you're going to be in Clarksburg, be sure to check out the "Almost Heaven Shag Club." You can visit their website at: http://www.almostheavenwvshaggers.com.
Dick Newman deejays dances at the Junior League hall in Huntington, West Virginia. The address is 617 9th Avenue, Huntington, West Virginia. Dances for 2008 will be held on the following dates: 1/11; 2/8; 3/14; 4/11; 5/9; 6/13; 7/11; 8/8; 9/12; 10/10; 11/14; 12/12. All dances begin at 7 p.m.
For those folks in Greenbrier County and surrounding environs, check out the Lewisburg West Virginia Chapter of USA DANCE, Inc.
For comprehensive information about dancing in the Parkersburg, West Virginia, Marietta, Ohio, and Middleport, Ohio areas, check out the following website: www.movballroom.com You may also wish to contact Nancy Miller at Nancy_Miller@woodcraft.com or Peter Ianniciello at email@example.com or (740) 749-0096. Nancy sends out a regular newsletter concerning events in the area. You may be also to view a calendar of dance events taking place in the Parkersburg area by clicking here: http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=millerspub%40juno.com&ctz=America%2FNew_York
Tempo Dance Club. Visit http://movballroom.wordpress.com/tempo-dance-club/ for up-to-date information about the Tempo Dance Club. The Tempo Dance Club tends to hold its dances at either the St. Ambrose Catholic Church located at 5080 School House Rd, Little Hocking, Ohio 45742, or the Shriners Function Hall at 244 Watson Avenue, Parkersburg, WV, from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. A cash bar is available at the Shriners Function Hall, though not at St. Ambrose. Cost for a gues couple is $35. Cost for Non-Member couples (per dance) is $45. You are allowed to attend one dance as an invited guest before being considered to be a non-member couple. Cost for membership is $190/year for a couple, and this costs includes admission to all dances. If you join as a member prior to the first dance of the year, cost for membership is $165/year/couple. Dress is Semi-Formal at most dances, and dances typically are from 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. on Saturdays. Contact Peter Ianniciello at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (740) 749-0096 for more information about how to attend a Tempo Club Dance.
Directions to the Shriners Function Hall at 244 Watson Avenue, Parkersburg, WV:
From I-77 -- take the Rt. 50 7th St. exit, go west on Rt. 50, take the first exit which is 7th St, turn left at stop sign, follow 7th St. to the Travel Lodge where you will turn right onto Watson Ave. The facility will be on your right approximately 1/4 mile up the hill.
> If coming east on Rt. 50, take the 7th St exit. At the end of the exit ramp stay to the right and proceed to Watson Ave.
> Tempo Club dance dates 2010/2011:
> October 16, 2010
> November 20, 2010
> December 18, 2010
> February 19, 2011
> March 19, 2011
> April 16, 2011
River Cities Dance Club
Visit http://movballroom.wordpress.com/river-cities-dance-club/ for information concerning dances held by the River Cities Dance Club or contact Clint Holley at email@example.com or Sue Montera at 740-376-0775 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Dances in Parkersburg
The dances that were held at the Dils Center have been cancelled for the time being. A dance will now take place on the first Sunday of every month at the St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Porterfield, Ohio. The Doug Hess Orchestra plays at this dance, and brunch is included with the dance. Cost of both is $12.00/person. Food is available from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the orchestra plays from 12 noon - 3 p.m. The continuation of dances during the summer will depend upon attendance, according to the organizers of this dance.
[See Note Above: The following dances have been temporarily suspended: Regular dances are held at the Dils Center which is located at 521 Market Street, #8, Parkersburg, WV, 26101 (Phone number = 304-485-1407). Typically, these dances are on the 1st Sunday of each month and are from 12:00 p.m. - 3 p.m., weather permitting. The Doug Hess Orchestra provides entertainment. For more information about where to dance in the Parkerburg area, contact John Brownfield at email@example.com
Shag in Parkersburg
If you like to shag and you live in the Parkersburg area, check out the Mid-Ohio Valley Shaggers' Club website at http://www.movshaggers.com