USA Dance Inc, Carolina Heartland Chapter #6092 
2005 - 2006 USA Dance - National Chapter of the Year!
 
 
 
 
2014 National Ballroom Dance Week Showcase:
 2014 National Ballroom Dance Week Showcase
Sunday, September 28th, 2014
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Doors open at 3:30 PM
Oriental Shrine Club
5010 High Point Road
Greensboro, North Carolina, 27407

Click here for reservation form.

 Presented by Carolina Heartland
Chapter #6092 of USA Dance, Inc.
  • Exciting Performances and General Dancing!
  • Strict Tempo Recorded Music
  • Advance Admission Tickets $12.00
  • Admission Tickets at the door $15.00
  • Tables of 8 Available for paid advance reservations.

    Deadline for advance reservations September 23, 2014. Click here for reservation form.
2014 Membership Drive:
Carolina Heartland Announces Free 1 year Membership (new members) with Group Dance Classes
Did you ever dream of dancing and swirling around the ballroom floor, like those in some classic movies - or dancing fun, hot Latin and swing dances like in Dirty Dancing and numerous other more recent movies - moving in rhythm to the music? Now you have the chance to do both, for an amazingly small amount of money!

USA Dance, Inc. Carolina Heartland chapter located in Guilford County, North Carolina will be giving a 1 year free membership with 4 group dance lessons, by professional instructors, for only $25 to those who become new members between now and September 29, 2014! (The dance classes start Sept. 8, so don't delay!) Read more about the dance lessons and schedule here. If this sounds exciting to you, you can receive a New Member Starter Kit that includes:

  • 1 hour Waltz class. American Waltz is a favorite at weddings as well as a descendant of the fast waltz danced by European royalty for centuries.
  • 1 hour Rumba class. American Rumba is a slow, romantic Latin dance with easy to learn basic steps.
  • 1 hour Swing class. Swing is a favorite fast dance, related to Jitterbug, Jive, Lindy, Shag and others. A fun dance that goes well with swing music, popular, rock, country, and other styles of music.
  • 1 hour Cha Cha class. Cha Cha is a fast, syncopated fun dance that works with much Latin, popular, and country music.
  • 1 year membership with Carolina Heartland chapter of USA Dance.
  • A free pass to one monthly ballroom dance; each dance includes a 45 minute group lesson before the dance.
  • Free access to our large library of instructional dance videos.
  • The best dance floor in Greensboro - for the classes and the monthly dances.
  • A descriptive list of the dances usually done at local ballroom dances, and some dance terminology.
  • An introduction to the Greensboro Ballroom Dance community, where there are usually dances every weekend.
  • A free monthly newsletter detailing our chapter's events and people, and other local dance information.
  • A free quarterly magazine from USA Dance that has valuable information for all dancers, ranging from beginners to DanceSport competitors.
  • A list of merchants that give discounts with your USA Dance, Inc. membership card.
You won't become an expert in a month, or a year. However, with classes and practice, you can learn to be a better social dancer than those on the TV dancing programs. You'll be leading and following and moving around the dance floor, while having fun and making new friends.

These great benefits are worth $100 or more, you can have them for $25, including a Social Dancer membership in USA Dance, Inc, Carolina Heartland chapter! Just fill out and mail in this form and you can be dancing better than you ever dreamed in a few weeks.

Carolina Heartland is a chapter of the national amateur nonprofit dance organization USA Dance, Inc. We have dances on the 2nd Sunday at Guilford Grange in western Greensboro, and 4th Friday at Bryan YMCA on Market St. downtown. We have members from Greensboro, High Point, Burlington, Jamestown, Chapel Hill, Winston-Salem, Mt. Airy, Danville, Eden, Kernersville, Summerfield and other locales in central North Carolina and southern Virginia.

Our ballroom dances feature a wide variety of strict tempo (i.e music speed doesn't change) music suitable for dances such as Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Hustle, Rumba, Mambo or Salsa, Swing, Tango, Waltz, and West Coast Swing. Our dances are always held in venues with great wooden floors, refreshments, and ample free parking. Partners are never required - we have many single dancers.

2014 Membership Drive Contest:
Carolina Heartland Announces Membership Drive, With Prizes for Existing Members!
USA Dance Carolina Heartland chapter has announced a membership drive with valuable prizes for members who refer friends and acquaintances who become new members between now and September 29, 2014.

The details about the great benefits the new members will receive are in a related article on this website.

Each member who brings in a new member gets one free dance admission for each member he or she brings in. The person responsible for bringing the most new members will receive a $25.00 discount on a year's membership. The winner must consult with Treasurer Ellie Dolata to activate the discount. For additional information, contact Mel Paterline, melpaterline@gmail.com or 336- 553-7809 or Lib Johnson, libsjohnson@triad.rr.com or 336-299-7412.

Click on this link to print a form that you can give to friends who are interested in becoming dancers. Make sure you print your name in the Referred By blank on the membership application form. links

Welcome:
Welcome to the home of the Carolina Heartland Chapter 6092 of
USA Dance Inc.. We are a group of beginner and more experienced ballroom dancers from the Greensboro / High Point / Burlington area that love to dance and have a good time.
To learn more about us click here.
 
 
We hold a monthly dance on the second Sunday of the month. Each dance includes both Latin, Swing, and general ballroom dances, and usually includes a mixer and several lady's choice dances. Refreshments are provided by the membership
Admission: USA Dance Members $8. Guests $10. Students age 21 and under $5.
The fun begins with a 45 minute lesson taught by a local professional instructor followed by ballroom dancing to music prepared by the music committee.
 
 
Please note: you don't have to be a member before you come out for a dance! Click here for directions to the meeting.

National Chapter of the Year:
Our Carolina Heartland Chapter of USA Dance was named 2005 - 2006 National Chapter of the Year! This great honor was announced recently at the 2006 USA Dancesport competition held in California.

The award is the result of hard work and efforts of many club members, each doing what they can to promote Ballroom dance in the Burlington, Greensboro, High Point area of NC.
We should all be proud.
2005 - 2006
National Chapter of the Year
Submit Photos:
If you have taken photos at any of the Carolina Heartland Dances, Workshops, or Community Outreach events and wish to share them with others visiting this web site it is easy.
Simply send photos, along with a description of their contents and when they were taken to

 
Outreach:
Outreach
The outreach committee of Carolina Heartland has been active in promoting Ballroom Dance in the community.
In May, dancers from our chapter of USA Dance demonstrated the fun we have by dancing at the Kernersville Folly as one of the community participants.

We had a great turn-out of members. Dancing were Joe & Eileen Leggio, Steve & Sherri Raeford, Lynda Williams & Al Kamperman, Dave Idol, DonnaGuinard & Peter Kauber, Lynette & Wes Smitherman, Linda & Bob Perry, Linda & Larry Jackson, and Charlie Hafer.

We are always looking for new "Outreach Opportunities". We would love to demonstrate ballroom dance to groups that might be interested in joining us in dance.
Send suggestions to
Eileen Leggio or Linda Perry
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We nearly did not have any music. The PA being used by the event organizers had blown a fuse on the outlet on the side of the store they we using. Fortunately, my car was parked close by and it had an AC outlet in the back seat (designed for portable TV, or a DVD player to keep kids occupied on a trip) It barely had enough capacity as long as we did not turn the volume up too high on the PA.

2013 Fall Showcase:
The 2013 Carolina Heartland Showcase was held on Sunday, September 29th, 2013 at the Oriental Shrine Club on High Point Road in Greensboro, North Carolina.

This year Yvette Zannini chaired the National Ballroom Dance Week Showcase for Carolina Heartland.
Yvette says "Kick your dance practice sessions into high gear and consider working on a routine for next year's showcase. As you plan and practice, please remember that each performer must restrict their performance time to 3 minutes or less.

Important Dates:
Sunday Sep 14, 2014 : 2:30PM to 5:00PM Note: Dance Location has changed to the Guilford Grange in Greensboro.
Carolina Heartland Dance at the Guilford Grange on Guilford School Road, Greensboro, NC.
Dance lesson at 2:30,
General dancing from 3:15-5:00 p.m.
Admission: USA Dance Members $8. Guests $10. Students age 21 and under $5.
click here for directions.
Places to dance in the area:
We are very fortunate to have a great number of dance events in the Greensboro/High Point/Burlington and surrounding area that are held on a regular schedule.
For a listing of many of them click here.
For a calendar view click here.
Newsletter:
Carolina Heartbeat is our monthly newsletter that keeps members
up-to-date with the latest news and events.
Click here for the August 2014 issue
Click here for the 2014 Summer Special issue
Click here for previous issues
Photos:
Click here to see the most recently added photos. Click here to visit our Photo Gallery album page or, click on any of these sample photos to go directly to that photo in the gallery.
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Contact us:
For USA Dance Inc., Carolina Heartland Dance information send Email to
or contact one of the chapter officers.
To contact the webmaster of this web-site send Email to
Health Benefits of Dancing:
Learn to Dance:
Most beginners at ballroom dance start by taking lessons from a professional instructor. Experienced dancers take lessons to learn new steps. Each of the USA Dance, Carolina Heartland Chapter dances starts with a lesson by a professional local instructor. That is one place to learn.
Click here to see a listing of instructors and dance studios in the Greensboro / High Point / Burlington and surrounding areas.
Music for Dancing:
Beginning and experienced dancers are always searching for music apropriate for dancing. For a listing of some selections and sources our members have found click here.