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

Jun 19
LA Gumbo Chapter Metairie Dance, June 15h
Jefferson Orleans North
Jun 23
Gumbo DanceSport Championship
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Jul 17
LA Gumbo Chapter Metairie Dance, July 17, 2016
Jefferson Orleans North
Aug 21
LA Gumbo Chapter Metairie Dance, August 21, 2016
Jefferson Orleans North

► Beginner Swing & Foxtrot Lessons, May 11, 2016. 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

►Gumbo DanceSport Championship, Thursday, June 23 to Sunday, June 26, 2016. Early Registration Deadline May 13, 2016, click here for link.

►LA Gumbo Metairie Dance, Sunday, May 15th, 1:30-5:00 pm at Jefferson Orleans North in Metairie. Free Swing Dance lesson by Stela Howard of Starlight Ballroom beginning at 1:30 which is free with admission.

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

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

►Gumbo DanceSport Championships will continue offering events for new Teacher Student competitive devision category. Click here to see 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

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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