August Birthday Dance: Blast from the past!
8 pm on Saturday, August 16th $5 for members, $10 non-members
Pick a decade, dress up, bring retro foods, and dance to WCS oldies!
AUGUST MEMBER BIRTHDAYS
8/1 Jonathon Brown
8/2 Lia Woods
8/2 Sylvia Dalton
8/5 Daro Kerwood
8/10 Logan Testi
8/12 George Bauer
8/14 Brenda Sasnett
8/16 Carol Ward
8/20 Heather Autonsen
8/20 Stephanie Eastep
8/21 Jan Box
8/24 Kathie Paulsen
8/24 Allen Harris
8/25 Janet Elsener
8/25 Linda Jones
8/26 Amber Sears
8/27 Ben Clemons
8/27 Valerie Simmons
8/30 Margaret Huwar
8/31 Echo Theirjung
New Dancers are considered
members for the first two
months. Then lessons increase
unless dancers pay annual
membership dues of $60.
Congratulations to Nghi Nguyen who
won First Place in Novice Strictly Swing
and placed 5th in Novice J&J at
Swingtime in the Rockies.
Please sign up on the club website so you can receive up-to-the-minute changes &
notifications from the school on any last minute cancellation of classes or dance.
Go to http://www.okcswingdanceclub.com/and click on the JoinYahoo Group link.
JACKETS and T-SHIRTS are available with the club logo at the office.
T-shirts are $10, Jackets are $50
Where To Dance In OKC
Roger Hoskins and Mike Miller are
spinning the CDs every Wednesday
night from 7 to 9 pm at Friends, located
on the NW corner of Memorial & Hefner
Mid-Week Mixer Dance on
Wednesday Nights $5 includes Ballroom,
Country and Swing from 7 to 10 pm.
Smoke free CD Dance at the OKC Swing
Thursdays, West Coast Swing from 7-9
pm at Chisholms, 401 S. Meridian, Stuart
Phelps as DJ.
Mark Your Calendar!
Taletha Jouzdani *** September 20, 2014
From Austin, TX, Taletha is a WCS
dance champion and professional
instructor. She is known for her ability
to create the perfect balance of
technical and playful in her
instruction. Common themes in her
workshops are musicality, creating a
balanced dance, and dance as a
conversation. Her dancing has been
described as clean, playful, sensual
OKC Swing Club Financial Update
Here’s the Short Version of the financial update: Expenses are up, income is
down; time to turn that picture around.
Longer Version: The Swing Club has had six months this year where our
expenses exceeded our income. Obviously, we need to reverse that trend in
order to have a secure and vibrant future.
The sobering reality is that the club is $8,000 in the red for this past fiscal year.
While we have enough in the bank to cover that loss, we clearly need to make a
shift so that we are reliably operating in the black.
The board is deeply committed to getting the Swing Club on sound financial
footing and to making our club the best it’s ever been. We’ve been through
financial challenges in the past, and come through stronger than before. We are
looking at creative solutions, and trying out new ideas. The $5 beginners class
& dance on Saturday, Aug. 2nd was a great success, thanks to everyone who
invited friends, shared it on Facebook, and reached out through their
We ask you, our membership, to help bring in new people and to welcome
beginning dancers and help them to feel a part of the club. Does your workplace
have a wellness program where employees could earn points by joining a dance
class? Are you part of a young professionals group that would be interested in
something new and fun? Do you have friends who are just waiting for an
invitation to get off the couch and onto the dance floor?
Members are welcome to attend monthly board meetings and contribute to the
discussion. You can also leave comments in the comment box up front (all notes
are read at each board meeting) or to talk with board members before or after
I love WCS and enjoy dancing more than words can express. I treasure the
friendships I’ve made here. We have an amazing club and we ask for your help
in keeping it strong and healthy.
Lia Woods, newsletter editor