Ballroom Social Dancing - Now at several locations!

No dances are planned at this time. We'll let you know if anything comes up. 
Posted 9/1/15 by John Parmater.
John Parmater hosts and deejays all dances on this page. 

Our next dance is this Saturday, September 7, 2013, at Fred Astaire Westerville. 
located at 1191 Eastwind Drive, 43081. Amy is out of town this Saturday, so I will be instructor as well as deejay.

7:00 pm - Lesson in Blurred Lines Line Dance. If we get that done and want to move on, I'll teach something else in the time we have left.
8:00 to 10:30 pm - Dancing

All for $10

Directions: From Westerville Rd. (State St.), turn east onto Huber Village Blvd. In 1/2 mile, turn right onto Eastwind Drive. The studio is on your right. 

Sunday's dance is September 8, 2013, at "The Short North Ballroom," located at 47 East Lincoln in the short north area of Columbus.

2:00 pm - Lesson in Blurred Lines Line Dance. If we get that done and want to move on, I'll teach something else in the time we have left. 

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Dancing

All for $10

To see over 100 videos of our dances and lessons, go here

Come dance to Argentine Tango, Bolero, Cha-Cha, East Coast Swing, Foxtrot, Hustle, Meringue, Nightclub Two-Step, Polka, Quickstep, Rumba, Salsa, Samba, Tango, Two-Step, Viennese Waltz, Waltz, and West Coast Swing.

I'll put up pictures of those dance sites as soon as I take some. 

Lesson Schedule for 2013

Beginner lessons are taught by Mary Rawlins. She usually teaches swing, waltz, and a line dance, but will respond to requests. 

Intermediate and Beginner lessons both start at 7:30. 

Date        Lesson    Instructor

Jan 5      Waltz - Stacy Coil - Video
Jan 12    Two-Step - Kristie Waltz Video
Jan 19    Polka - Angela Young Video
Jan 26    Cha-Cha - Stacy Coil. Video (Amy Jordan was scheduled, but she had to cancel because she had a flat tire.)
Feb 2     Tango - Stacy Coil Video
Feb 9     Hustle  - Kristie Waltz Video Video2
Feb 16   Foxtrot - Angela Young Video
Feb 23   Bolero - Amy Jordan video
March 2 East Coast Swing - Stacy Coil video
March 9  Cha-Cha - Kristie video
March 16 Rumba - Angela video
March 23 Foxtrot - Amy video
March 30 Waltz - Stacy Coil video
April 6 Intermediate lesson: Quickstep - Stacy Coil Video
April 13 Nightclub Two-Step - Kristie Waltz Video
April 20 Cha-Cha - Angela Young   Video
April 27 East Coast Swing - Stacy Coil  video video video 
May 4 Foxtrot - Stacy Coil   video
May 11 Hustle - Kristie Waltz video
May 18 Bolero - Angela Young video
May 25 Quickstep - John Parmater video
June 1 Waltz - Stacy Coil video
June 8 West Coast Swing - Kristie Waltz video
June 15 Samba - Amy Jordan video
June 22 Cha-Cha - Stacy Coil video

Our final dance at Rawlins Studio was Saturday, June 22, at 7:30 PM to 11 PM. There will be no more dances this summer until I find a new place.

2012 Schedule and video links. (these are on here mainly for the links.)
Jan 28     Bolero - Amy Jordan
Feb 4      Samba - Stacy Coil 
Feb 11    West Coast Swing - Kristie Waltz -     
Feb 18    Tango - Angela Young
Feb 25    Viennese Waltz - Amy Jordan
Mar 3      Salsa - Stacy Coil - Salsa
Mar 10    Waltz - Kristie Waltz        
Mar 17    Cha-Cha - Angela Young - 
Mar 24    Two-Step (country two-step) - Shawn Swaithes
April 7     Rumba - Stacy Coil
April 14   Nightclub Two-Step - Kristie Waltz Video
April 21   Quickstep - Angela Young Video
April 28   Foxtrot - Amy Jordan Video
May 5     East Coast Swing - Stacy Coil Video
May 12   Hustle - Kristie Waltz Video
May 19   Tango - Angela Young Video
May 26   Waltz - Amy Jordan Video
June 9    Cha-cha - Kristie Waltz Video
June 16  Foxtrot - Angela Young Video1-Trouble step to cuddle.  Video 2-Promenade to Cuddle to Promenade
June 23  Samba - Amy Jordan Video
June 30  No Dance
July 7     Rumba - Stacy Coil Video
July 14   Country Two-Step Shawn Swaithes video
July 21   East Coast Swing - Angela Young video
July 28   Tango - Kristie Waltz Video Video Video Video
Aug 4     Hustle - Stacy Coil Video
Aug 18    Waltz - Angela Young Video
Aug 25    Foxtrot - Amy Jordan Video
Sep1      Quickstep - Roman Sirotin Video   
Sep 8     Bolero - Kristie Waltz Video
Sep 15   Cha-Cha - Angela Young Video (demo with Angela calling out the steps)  Video (demo with music) Video of people dancing during the lesson.
Sep 22   Rumba  - Amy Jordan Videos
Sep 29    No dance at EBC
Dances Began at Whetstone Rec Center 3923 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio on October 6, 2012
Oct 6      Waltz - Amy Jordan Video
Oct 13    Country Two-Step - Kristie Waltz Video Video
Oct 20    East Coast Swing - Angela Young  Video Video
Oct 27    Hustle - Kristie Waltz Video Video
Nov 3     Tango - Angela Young
Nov 10   Nightclub Two-step - Kristie Waltz
Nov 17   Samba - Angela Young
Nov 24   Foxtrot - Kristie Waltz video
Dec 1     Salsa - Stacy Coil
Dec 8     Cha-Cha-Cha - Kristie Waltz
Dec 15    Bolero - Stacy Coil
Dec 22    Rumba - Amy Jordan
Dec 29    East Coast Swing - Kristie Waltz
Dec 31    New Year's Eve Dance at Rawlins . 9pm to 12:30 am. $35/person. Dinner included. Mail check to John Parmater, 158 W. North Broadway Columbus ohio 43214. Mary and I will share the deejay duties. 
Dec 31     Also New Years Eve Dance at Clintonville Woman's Club, 3951 North High Street  Columbus, OH 43214. 9pm to 12:10 am.$20/person. Snacks for sale BYOB. The Swing Machine, Big Band. I'll be playing dance songs during the band breaks. 

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Become a dancer or get back to dancing. 

You will learn to be at ease on the dance floor.  

You'll have a lot of fun while building your dancing skill and confidence! 

No pre-registration is required; just show up in time to hang up your coat, get a drink of water, and be on the dance floor by 7:30!  

Become a better dancer. Learn new dance moves. The lesson starts at beginner level, then moves to intermediate. Feel free to join the lesson no matter what your current dancing level.  

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Instructor Bios and sites

Dave Alkire

Allen Driskill

Amy Jordan
Owner of Westerville Fred Astaire Dance Studio - Celebrating 12 years in business. 
20 plus years with Fred Astaire Dance Studios, Inc. 
Former Regional International Standard Champion. 
Current competitor with top student/awards.

Shawn Swaithes (pronounced Sways), started dancing as a hobby and really enjoyed
it.  A cherished partnership was formed with Donna Bonham Steinfeld
and 6 short weeks after their first practice they hit the competition
floor with great results.  Those results continued throughout their
competitive career with many accolades and wins including a World
Championship title in the professional division in 1999, voted Classic
Couple of The Year in 2001.   The partnership continued off the dance
floor into producing the Orange Blossom Dance Festival a fully
sanctioned UCWDC event( United Country Western Dance Council), as well
as WSDC event (World Swing Dance Council).  Orange Blossom was voted
Favorite North American Event in 2008.  Shawn coaches, judges and
performs all over the globe and  has also earn the Star Award for
favorite couples instructor, and have coached many clients to World
Championship titles of their own. See Shawn on Facebook and Youtube.

Kristie Waltz has been teaching 15 years and is an accomplished professional. 

Angela Young 
Has competed in dance competitions since 1995
Owner, AtoZ Dance Studio since June 2006.
Co-owner, A&S Dance Studio May 2004 to May 2006.
Dance instructor at the Copacabanna at City Center Mall from January 2004 to April 2004.

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