MAY 2023 Newsletter
with April Photos


We would like to acknowledge Dawn's outstanding efforts last month. She led the way in teaching us the fundamentals of West Coast Swing, which has been tremendously valuable in teaching us how to add playful steps to our repertoire. We are looking forward to learning more steps in Part 2

April Dance Recap

It was a guy's night with our Birthday Dance celebration. The ladies helped celebrate John Havlik and Jim Meadows night with a Rumba.

The fun continued with a Country 2 Step mixer led by Kathy Peoples

Our door prize winner was George Johnson and our 50/50 winner Rebecca Aubain

The evening would not happen without our wonderful volunteers. Thank you to all who contribute to make our dance an enjoyable night.
Lucy and Tom volunteer their time to do our 50/50 raffle.
We thank them very much.
Our volunteer DJ - Ed Hain
50/50 Winner Rebecca Aubain
Door Prize winner George Johnson

Birthday Celebration Dance

Happy Birthday John Havlik and
Jim Meadows.
(Sorry Jim we did not get a picture of you)


Special Guest teacher

Sandra Fortuna


Our Photographers: Thank you Kathy Peoples and Katherine Johnson for taking awesome pictures of our evening. We encourage you to check out
Kathy Peoples' website to see her other amazing photos

Website: Katherine Johnson has created our very own website. Check it out at There is a button for song suggestions so we can add your favorite dance tunes.

Birthday Celebrations: We would like to celebrate birthdays each month. Please send me the month and day of your birth so I can put them in our database.

From your Board of Directors,

Gloria Hayes, Katherine Johnson, Greg Collings, Denise Block, Kathy Peoples, and Dennis Esandrio



Ballroom Dance Preservation Society 703-795-0650
First Thursday Dance at St. John's Hall–first Thursday of each month
Next dance: May 4th Cinco De Mayo

By the Sea Ballroom 609-432-2747
R & R Dance Studio
Thursdays - Salsa Group 7:00pm
Fridays - Beginner Ballroom 6:00pm

Kathy Peoples 215-262-7515
Private Country 2 Step Lessons

Sandra Lucas-Hyde 843-602-7197
Group Lessons Tuesday at 7:30pm
Privates by appointment



USA Dances are usually 2nd or 3rd Saturday of the month,
unless otherwise noted
Dances are held at the Robert Reed Recreation Center

May 19, FRIDAY
June 17, Saturday
July 22, Saturday (4th Saturday)
August 19, Saturday
September 23, Saturday
October 20, FRIDAY
November 18, Saturday
December 16, Saturday

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Grand Strand USA Dance is a 501-c-3 non-profit corporation, and your donations help us offer more to our community. Help spread the joy of ballroom dance by making a tax-deductible donation. Checks can be made payable to "USA Dance Chapter 6024" and mailed to c/o Collings, 1413 Highway 17 South #182, Surfside Beach, SC 29575. Thank you.

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Board of Directors
Gloria Hayes - President
Katherine Johnson - Vice President
Greg Collings -Treasurer
Denise Block - Secretary
Kathy Peoples - Photographer
Dennis Esandrio - Social Dance Coordinator