Address
Pier Pont Crossing
2408 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC 29414
United States
Website
http://ballroomdancecharleston.org/
Email
bdc.charleston@yahoo.com
Phone
843-296-0395

Printable Calendar
6:00pm
Intermediate TECHNIQUE
Pier Pont Crossing (Ballroom Dance Charleston)
May 05
Intermediate TECHNIQUE
Pier Pont Crossing (Ballroom Dance Charleston)
May 06
Quickstep Workshop - Intermediate
Pierpont Crossing; Ballroom Dance Charleston
May 07
Saturday Night Dance Party
Pier Pont Crossing (Ballroom Dance Charleston)
May 07
Cinco de Mayo Dance Party
Pierpont Crossing; Ballroom Dance Charleston

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION: (Call Pam Levi if you have questions - 843-277-7050)

BDC WEEKEND

Friday, May 6 Intermediate Quickstep Workshop - David Roland

The move to Friday is for those of us who don't want to use our summer daylight to be inside taking a workshop!

This workshop will be geared to the intermediate to advanced dancer.

There will be a review of the Beginner Quickstep Workshop held on April 30th. All this will be reviewed briefly then a new intermediate pattern will be added.

  • 7:00 - 9:30 Workshop with Snack Break
  • 9:30 - 10:30 Practice - Open Dancing
  • $25 BDC Members, $35 Non-Members
  • Credit cards accepted

Saturday, May 7 - Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Party

Our Mexican neighbors celebrate this holiday and we thought we would join the fun with a Bachata Lesson, Taco Bar and lots of Mexican Music.

  • 7:30 Bachata Lesson with Caesar Lozanda
  • 8:30 Dance Party with DJ Bob Hyatt
  • There will be a taco bar
  • This is a dessert potluck OR you could bring your favorite Mexican dish if you prefer.
  • Bob will provide lots of mixers, including one of our favorites, the Merengue Water Fall. This one always makes us smile and is super easy!
  • If you would like to perform a Mexican dance, please reply to this email. That would top it off for sure!
  • $10 BDC Members, $15 Non-Members

Mark your calendars, there is something for everyone in May!

Fridays will include two workshops for those who have a hard time staying indoors in this nice weather and three specialty dance parties.

If you see a poster at the bottom you could put up somewhere or distribute, please ask for a copy.

Our volunteers make all this possible, thank you.

Friday, May 13 - Argentine Tango Workshop with Dale Ellison

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  • 7:00 - 9:30 Workshop with Snack Break
  • 9:30 - 10:30 Open Dance/Practice
  • $25 BDC Members, $35 Non-Members

Sunday, May 15 - Argentine Tango Milonga

  • 7:00 - 10:00
  • $10

Friday, May 20 - Country Western Hoedown

  • 7:30 Two-Step Lesson with David Roland
  • 8:30 Dance Party
  • BBQ sandwiches and desserts are on tap to complete the hoedown feel! This is not a potluck, no need to bring a thing but your dance shoes!
  • $10 BDC Members, $15 Non-Members

Friday, May 27 - Shag Dance Party

  • 7:30 Shag Lesson with Linda Walker
  • 8:30 Dance Party with Shag music provided by DJ Betty Brown
  • Snacks and Soda Provided. You may bring your drink of choice.
  • $10 BDC members, $15 Non-Members


Group Classes May 2016

May classes start on Monday, May 2 and the very best time to start is on the first week so that you get the full benefit of the learn, repeat, learn some more, repeat, etc system.

The first step is to pick a class that fits your skill level -

  • Advanced Rumba/Cha Cha - Monday 7:00 - 8:00p
  • Intermediate/Advanced Cha Cha - Tuesday 7:00 - 8:00p
  • Beginner 1 Foxtrot - Wednesdays 7:00 - 7:45p
  • Beginner Practice Dance - Wednesday 7:45-8:15 (Two Instructors will be available to help)
  • Beginner 2 Cha Cha - Wednesday 8:15 - 9:00p
  • Technique - Thursday 6:00 - 7:00p
  • Samba - Saturday 3:00 - 4:00pm

Prices for Classes:

Beginner's Classes:

  • $10 per week for members, non-members or drop-ins. You do not have to pay in advance.

Member's Class (all levels/classes except beginner class):

  • $10 per week paid in advance
  • $15 for single class NOT paid in advance

Guests (Non-BDC Members) all levels/classes except beginner class:

  • $15 per week paid in advance
  • $20 for drop-ins for class (all drop-ins require instructor permission)

All classes require instructor approval if started in week 2 or after.

CREDIT CARDS

Many of us prefer to pay with credit cards and many prefer cash. We hope to offer you both methods.

Last Sunday the board approved a trial run to offer the convenience of credit cards to our dancers and guests who prefer that method.

Only Todd, Connie, and Sharon will be working with the credit cards in the beginning -- we hope to be up and running next week sometime. Other reception volunteers will be added if it works smoothly and they are willing. It will not be a requirement.

There are two qualifications the board set for offering this service to you:
1. Credit card fees will be paid by the customer
2. It should not make it hard for our volunteers at the desk.

All major credit cards will be accepted for a fee of .0275% for swipes. A manual entry would cost .035% plus 15 cents.

Examples of the total cost for credit card charge swipes are:
$10 party pass = $10.28
$15 party pass = $15.41
$25 advance tickets for Spring Ball = $25.69
$40 Monthly Class = $41.10

Videos Posted

Need to review what you learned? We have videos posted on our Shutterfly site from lessons and workshops. The last five are shown with clips but to see all, go to the bottom of the videos shown and click or click here to "show all videos".

Also, we have many picture albums including 40+ special parties since December 2012 plus "the fire on February 23, 2014. This is a nice walk down memory lane, what we have at BDC is very special.

Floor Use Reminder

Practice: One of the benefits of being a BDC member is that you can rent our dance floor for practice about any time except during BDC classes and parties for only $10 an hour. You must be a member to rent the floor and there is a limit of four people. Contact Pam or Todd for the code to get in the building and for the alarm.

Procedure - You can either drop the money in the safe with envelopes provided (with your name) or put your name on the log located on the supply cabinet and you will be billed the next month. Please remember to either leave payment or log your time, we are on the honor system here!

Special Events: The floor can also be rented for special events such as anniversaries provided it is not already scheduled and it is approved by the board. Sundays are about the only evening time slots we have available - we are very busy! And that is a good thing.

Pre-Paid Admittance Cards

Need a gift idea? The new cards are printed and will fit the bill perfectly for any BDC activity. The cards may be purchased in any amount for any BDC activity. - classes, parties, workshops, balls! This is a great a way to encourage a friend to give dancing a try or simply make it easier for our current members to participate a little more. For more information email Connie Vance - connievance10@gmail.com

SPECIAL REQUEST:

To protect our beautiful floor, please wear dance shoes or smooth leather soles that have been cleaned of street dirt. Spike heels or other type shoes will harm the floor.