P. O. Box 7021
Metairie, LA 70010-7021
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►Winter 2015 FOOTNOTES Newsletter

►LA Gumbo Metairie Dance, Sunday, August 16th, 1:30-5:00 pm at Jefferson Orleans North in Metairie. Free West Coast Swing lesson by Randy Hallner a local professional instructor beginning at 1:30 which is free with admission.

►CANCELED - the LA Gumbo Chapter Fundraiser Formal, Caribbean Gala Dance & Fundraiser, Saturday, that was scheduled for August 22, 2015, will be rescheduled. Any ticket purchases will be reimbursed. This new date for the event will be anounced as soon as it is available.

Join other USA Dance LA Gumbo Chapter members for the "Big Bands of WWII Dinner Dance Show" on Saturday, September 12th, 6:00 PM, at The National WWII Museum (see information on Facebook or click this link for event summary and dinner menue on our Website


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

Gumbo DanceSport Championships selected as trial event for new Teacher Student competitive devision category. See 2015 Winter FOOTNOTES Newsletter for informaiton; and/or click here for Rules for Teacher-Student Events and USA Dance's Teacher/Student Division, Initial Statement on Rules.

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

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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

►USA DANCE 50th Anniversary Dance Cruise - Jul 30 - Aug 4, 2015, ALL ABOARD QUEEN MARY II

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Dancing in Baton Rouge Schools - Dancing Classrooms Program

►"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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