P. O. Box 7021
Metairie, LA 70010-7021
United States
(985) 377-9590

Oct 16
LA Gumbo Chapter Metairie Dance, October 16, 2016
Jefferson Orleans North
Nov 20
LA Gumbo Chapter Metairie Dance, November 20, 2016
Jefferson Orleans North
Dec 18
LA Gumbo Chapter Metairie Dance, November 20, 2016
Jefferson Orleans North

► Beginner Ballroom Dance Lessons, Continuing 6 Lessons $48

All ages Welcome - No Partner Necessary
Wednesday Nights 7-8 pm
Contact Mary Tusa 504.837.5377
Location: Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 5914 Canal Blvd., New Orleans 70124; in Fellowship Hall/entrance and parking in rear of church. Click for flyer.

►UDA Dance LA Gumbo Chapter 5031 will celebrate National ballroom Dance Week at Clearview Mall on Saturday, September 17, from 11 AM until 2:00 PM. Exhibitons are welcome to sign up with Jennifer Beasley at 504-258-2220 or by email,, no later than Thursday September 15. Must bring own music, and arrive at the Mall by 10:30 AM on Saturday.

►LA Gumbo Metairie Dance, Sunday, September 18, 1:30-5:00 pm at Jefferson Orleans North in Metairie. Free Foxtrot dance lesson Margaret Lancaster beginning at 1:30 which is free with admission.

The chapter has purchased a Framed 22"x33" silk screened print from the George Rodrigue Foundation. Click here to open photo of print. Raffle tickets are on sale for $10 each with 2000 tickets available. The raffle is to benefit the Whistle Stop Dancing Classrooms Program that Carrie Delorge, Wayne LeBoeuf, and Joycelyn Perry are working with in Terrebonne Parish. The raffle sales will end September 11 and the drawing will be held at our dance on Sunday, September18, which is also the beginning of National Ballroom Dance Week.

The following board members were elected to serve in 2016:
Ruby Shrieves, President
Diana Lovell, Vice President
Jennifer V. Beasley, Treasurer
Laura Hudson, Secretary
Members At-Large: Betty Younger, Wayne LeBoeuf, Laura Hudson and Lydia Cascio;

Note: At the August 17, 2016 meeting of the board Edwin Fleischmann and Kerry Lovell were added as Board of Directors' At-Large members.

Lydia Cascio has volunteered to publish the Footnotes Newsletter. Please submit information to her at email address


♦♦♦♦Financial Aid Opportunities from the Gumbo Chapter♦♦♦♦ click for details

USA Dance Membership Perks - As a member of USA Dance, you are eligible to access special benefits and discounts. Click here for details.

►Volunteers Needed: Are any of you interested dancing at retirement communities/nursing homes/community events in our area. Our area spans across Baton Rouge, Covington, Houma and New Orleans? We hope to announce a schedule for future events soon. There are 3 retirement communities requesting we dance for their residence in Mandeville for no dates have been set. No experience necessary, only a good heart. Please consider participating. For more information, contact USA Dance LA Gumbo Chapter 5031 at; on Facebook site USA Dance #5031, LA-Gumbo New Orleans; Webpage; or call Kerry at 504.453.7646 or call (985) 377-9590

USA Dance Inc is organized and operates exclusively for charitable and educational purposes and is approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a Section 501©(3) nonprofit organization. - See more at:

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Diana, chapter vice president visited with George and Karan Barton on January 17th and presented them with a check for $1,000 from donations still arriving. Donations to our chapter to help cover Karan's expenses associated with her spinal cord injury now total over $14,000. There needs are great and long term. You may still send donations to:

USA Dance Chapter 5031
P. O. Box 7021
Metairie, LA 70010-7021

Dancing Classrooms Program starting soon in Houma. Details to come.

►"Jesuit football player from Kenner also a champ in the ballroom", See | The Times-Picayune story by Rosalyn Eason about our rising ballroom stars OsmanTorres Jr of Kenner and longtime partner Taylor Schoen of Baton Rouge. Click her for story which includes great video and photos.

Osman and Taylor are seeking support for their competitive dance career. Visit for information to learn how you can help.

Note, tax deductible donations can be made to support Osmand and Taylor and other local youth programs through our USA Dance LA Gumbo Chapter 5031. Contact us to make a donations.


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