July – September 2021

January – March 2021

Terry Hague and Carla Hutchinson at the Florida Sunshine Dance. Photo by Vince Smith Photography.

Cover Story

With this issue, we are focusing on chapters and our social members.  In particular we are looking at some chapters we have not featured in our first two issues: Tallahassee chapter #6010 who reports on their Florida Sunshine Dance and Symposium, Houston chapter #5003 with a report on their experiences and recent workshop, Hawaii chapter #4007 with a glimpse of the Palladium Ballroom, and a report from DOCMA – the Dancers Of Central Massachusetts.

Also in this issue, along with our regular Departments, under “Features” can be found a heartwarming story on the “Healing Power of Ballroom Dance”,  a story on Breaking during the pandemic called “Challenges of the Pandemic”, a report on the Vienna Dance Concourse, and news from Oklahoma City DreamCatcher – site of this years Youth and Junior 2 National Championships.  All this plus more!  Please browse the table of contents below and happy reading!  As always please address all corrections, concerns, suggestions, etc to AmericanDancer@USADance.org.

USA Dance Chapter #6010 – Tallahassee, Florida

BY REBECCA KELLEY-FOURNIER

Embracing the New “Normal!”

BY LOLITA BRAWNER

USA Dance Honolulu Chapter #4007

BY RAVI NARAYAN

Dancers Of Central Massachusetts

BY DAVID GETCHELL WITH MAUREEN CLEARY

Chapter #2022 Heartland, IN

Departments

WDSF Elections

WDSF World Breaking Championship

WDSF World Ballroom Championships

Dealing with Injuries

BY ALLISON GONZALEZ

Sandra Fortuna - Ballet to Ballroom

BY ROSE-ANN LYNCH

National Calendar for Upcoming Events

Membership Auto-Renewal

Nutrition Myths: Do These Fueling Traditions Work?

USA Dance Nationals Schedule

DanceSport Coach Membership

Athlete Travel Stipends

Rule Changes

Features

One Man's Journey

BY EMBER REICHGOTT JUNGE
BY ROSE-ANN LYNCH

The “Favorite” Event! Don’t Miss It!!

BY ROSE-ANN LYNCH

Last Waltz at the Vienna City Hall?

BY SIMA SADYKHOV, CONNIE BARNHART KOONTZ, LISA SPENCER, AND RONEN ZINSHTEIN

The “Happening” Event

BY ROSE-ANN LYNCH
BY SYLVIA HARRIS ROSE
BY JOHN DAVIS - Orlando FL Chapter #6002

Vila Nova de Famalicão - Portugal, September 11, 2021

BY ALESSANDRO SCALORA

Platja d'Aro - Spain, September 11, 2021

Brno - Czech Republic, September 18, 2021