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2016 USA Dance Phoenix DanceSport Challenge

Join USA Dance Phoenix Chapter #4033 and Devil DanceSport for the annual Phoenix DanceSport Challenge All-Amateur competition!

The competition will be held at the Sun Devil Fitness Complex in the ASU West Campus on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

The competition will feature closed and open categories in all traditional dancesport styles—Standard, Latin, Smooth and Rhythm. We are also pleased to announce that we will once again provide several “social / club” dance categories which will be open to all competitors. Similar to last year, multi-dance scholarship heats will also be offered.

All participants must hold an active USA Dance competitive or social membership to compete. See the competition’s registration form for details or contact the Phoenix USA Dance chapter for more information on how to join.

Competitors may register using the paper registration form or by entering online through O2CM.

Deadline for Entries: Saturday, February 27th, 2016

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2016 Dance by the Shores

Mark your calendars! UCSD’s 21st annual Latin and Ballroom competition, Dance By the Shores, is right around the corner (March 5 to be exact)! We invite you to join Devil DanceSport and Left Shark for a super fun, day-long dance event on the shores of the Pacific.

The UCSD registration packet (linked below) will cover your registration fee and hotel. For this competition, we will use our point-based travel subsidy system. We will take the point total from either the fall or spring semester (whichever works best for you) to compute your travel subsidy.

The base unsubsidized cost for the Dance by the Shores package is $100; if you met all of the travel subsidy requirements, you will receive between $25 and $50 off your travel package! We have pre-calculated subsidies for all of you, and you can check how much you would pay at our travel subsidies page. If you want to take advantage of this offer, you must return your UCSD packets to a DDS officer by Saturday, February 13, 2016!

In order to be able to travel, you must be cleared as a Devil DanceSport member for the spring semester by the packet deadline (Saturday, February 13); for more information about how to become a member, check out our membership page.

If you do not have a way of getting to San Diego yet, don’t worry! We will coordinate rides to make sure that you can make it there.

Full competitor packet – includes FAQ and all the forms we need from you. Includes two roster forms, one for you, and one for your partner.
DBTS rules and information – for all 1.4 of you who actually read them
Extra registration form – for those of you with a bajillion partners. You need one per partnership.

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Waltz for Wishes

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Join ASU’s Devil DanceSport for our third annual night of charity and dancing!

This year’s benefit dance is titled Waltz for Wishes , and proceeds from the dance support Make-a-Wish Arizona to help them grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
We will be collecting additional donations throughout the night for Make-a-Wish.

Anyone and everyone is encouraged to attend. No dance experience is necessary!

DDS members: Buying a ticket will count for 20 community service travel subsidy points.

Hope to see you all there!

Location

Saturday, February 20th
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Paragon Dance Center – 931 E Elliot Rd #101, Tempe, AZ 85284

Schedule

6:00 pm – Waltz Lesson
7:00 pm – Open Dancing

Attire

Semiformal attire is encouraged but optional.

Tickets

$10 – Presale
$15 – At the Door

Tickets can be purchased in person from Devil DanceSport representatives, or online at the DDS ticketing portal.

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DDS Spring Semester Calendar

Hey everyone! The DDS calendar for this upcoming semester is filled with a number of great competitions and events. Here is a brief rundown of what to expect. We hope that everyone had a great winter break!

  • Saturday, February 20th: DDS “Waltz for Wishes” Benefit Dance
  • Saturday, February 20th: Cal Poly Mustang Ball Ballroom Competition
  • Saturday, March 5th: UC San Diego’s Dance by the Shores Ballroom Competition
  • Saturday, March 19th: USA Dance’s Phoenix DanceSport Challenge Ballroom Competition
  • Saturday, April 2nd: ASU Ballroom Beginner’s Competition
  • Saturday, April 9th: DDS “Skyball” Masquerade Ball
  • Saturday, April 16th: UC Riverside’s Orange Blossom Ball Ballroom Competition
  • Friday, April 22nd – Sunday April 24th: UNLV Ballroom Competition

Waltz for Wishes” and “Skyball” will be $10 a person and each competition has an average entry fee of $50 plus costs for hotel.
DDS will be going to Paragon Dance Center for Friday night socials but those dates are still to be determined. Our weekend lesson schedule is posted on the calendar, so we hope to see you all there!

We hope that you all can use this information to plan out your semester and attend as many DDS events as possible.

Remember to keep following DDS on Facebook Twitter and Instagram for more updates!

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2015 Claremont Intercollegiate Showdown

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The annual Intercollegiate Showdown hosted by the Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company is coming soon, and  Devil DanceSport is going!

The Claremont Intercollegiate Showdown will be held on October 24, 2015, in Pomona, CA. The CCBDC registration packet (pdf) will cover your registration fee and hotel. For this competition, we will use our point-based travel subsidy system. Since this is the first travel competition of the year, we will take the point total from the fall semester to compute your travel subsidy.

In order to receive travel subsidies, you must be cleared as a Devil DanceSport member for the fall semester by Friday, October 9; for more information about how to become a member, check out our membership page.

The base unsubsidized cost for the Intercollegiate Showdown package is $80; if you met all of the travel subsidy requirements, you will receive between $20 and $40 off your travel package! We have pre-calculated subsidies for all of you, and you can check how much you would pay at our travel subsidies page.

If you do not have a way of getting to Claremont yet, don’t worry! We will coordinate rides to make sure that you can make it there.

If you want to take advantage of this offer, you must return your Claremont packets to a DDS officer by Saturday, October 10, 2015!

DDS Partner Match

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Looking for a competition, social, or practice partner? Want to meet some other dancers who are looking for one as well? Then come Sunday to Devil DanceSport’s Partner Match  event!

During this time we will be dancing different styles and rotating partners. This is a great opportunity to not only meet other potential dance partners but to also get to know other people in the club!

If you would like some more individualized dance instruction DDS members will be there to help with that as well.

Bring a partner match form with you, and see you on Sunday!

Where: Tempe Sun Devil Fitness Center, Small Gym D
When: Sunday, September 20, 2015
12:00pm–3:00pm

Weekend Lessons Resume August 22

Practices for the 2015-2016 academic year are about to begin!

The practices will be held, as usual, in Small Gym D of the Sun Devil Fitness Center on the Tempe campus from noon to 3:00pm.

Saturday practices will be our Introduction to Partnership Dancing classes for beginners, and Sunday practices will be Principles of Latin/Ballroom Dancing intermediate lessons.

Practices will start on August 22. Saturday’s practice will cover Merengue, Bachata and Waltz while Sunday’s will be the first Smooth/Standard progressive lesson. The dances that will be covered each weekend will be posted on our calendar, so subscribe to stay up to date with the events!

The first two weeks of practices will be open to anyone who can enter the SDFC, so come check out the club and start the year off on the “right foot!”

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Mythical Masquerade

Devil DanceSport is proud to invite you and all your friends to our annual Fall Masquerade Ball! This year is extra special, as it marks the 10th anniversary of the Devil DanceSport Masquerade Balls.

The Mythical Masquerade , will be held on Saturday, September 26, in the Arizona Ballroom of the Memorial Union. This celebration of dance will start at 6:00 p.m. with a dance lesson where you can become a “titan” of Tango, and will continue as a social until 10:00 p.m.

Like in all of our Masquerade Balls, you are strongly encouraged to dress up as much as you would like. Prom-/Homecoming-wear is more than welcome. That said, if you have an attire that reflects the festive atmosphere of the Greek, Roman, or even Egyptian mythologies, we want to see it!

Tickets will go on sale soon, and will be available from your friendly Devil DanceSport representatives, as well as by contacting info@devildancesport.com. You can also purchase Mythical Masquerade tickets through our online ticketing portal. As usual, tickets are $10, and cannot be purchased at the door. So join us with Terpsichore, Euterpe, Apollo, and Dionysus (muse of dance, muse of music, god of music, and patron of the arts).

Don’t be a Gorgon (unless you want to dress up like one), come to the masquerade! See you all there!

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Summer lessons start May 14

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Come join Devil DanceSport @ ASU this summer for free Ballroom and social dancing lessons taught by Larry Caves !

Never danced before? Have been dancing for about forever? That’s okay! Everyone of all experiences is welcome. Also, it’s FREE!

When: Every Thursday starting on May 14 at 7:00pm. (There will be NO LESSON on June 4.)

Where: Tempe LDS Institute of Religion, 1000 S McAllister Ave

Free parking is available at the Institute’s parking structure after 6:30pm.

Hope to see you there!

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