USA Dance
Many thanks to all that attended our Black and White Gala on May 2nd!

It was a pleasure greeting all of you at this great 8th annual dinner dance and showcase event.

A great time was had by all, and I hope that everyone had a wonderful time and enjoyed the evening as much as I did.

Special thanks to Sasha Chyslova and Serge Chyslov for their world championship dances. They are from the Ukraine and instruct at the Center for Ballroom Dance in Deer Park, Illinois. The Center is directed by Mike Berman; thanks, Mike, for your continuous support to ballroom.

The pace of the evening's entertainment was set by Ted Ramirez and Chery Lynn with their awesome Paso Doble, choreographed by Susan Cole from Ballroom City in Villa Park, Illinois.

“Devotion to Motion” formation team from Wisconsin continued the evening's entertainment with a lovely, classic Viennese Waltz, choreographed by Una Lisa Cichacki. Well Done! I think that I can speak for everyone, “We all enjoyed the entertaining and inspiring showcases”.

Lets not forget the music provided by our ballroom D.J., Jim Finn. It was well-chosen and perfect for our dancing enjoyment.

I offer my sincere gratitude to Craig Slater and Tim Place for their endless support and to our devoted volunteers Darleen Slater and Owen and Carole Jacobsen who gave up part of their Saturday to help set up and take down the event. Thanks, Thanks & More Thanks!

See you on the dance floor —

Susie Johnson
Gala Organizer & Vice President
USA Dance Chicagoland Chapter