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President's Message September 2016

David McNish

Greetings fellow dancers!

Fall officially started yesterday, September 22nd. Summer isn't leaving gracefully, but the shorter days and cooler temps have finally started. What a busy time of year - school semesters starting, leaves falling, and soon the holidays will start. Don't blink. It won't be long before the Christmas decorations will be out!

Hope you didn't miss our Big Bands and Back to School dances in August and September. We had a great time. Dr "DJ" Phil did an awesome job with the music. We really enjoyed the Shim Sham showcase performed by the Knoxville Swing Dance Association. Our next dance will be October 9th, at the Flynn Center.

We want to welcome our newest board member - Barbara Carol. She has been a welcome volunteer for the Hospitality Committee.

Speaking of Fall, Team Rocky Top will be sending competitors to the Carolina Fall Classic in Charlotte, North Carolina. This NQE - National Qualifying Event - runs Friday September 30th through Sunday October 2nd. If you haven't been to such an event, I would really encourage you to attend and see what the fuss is all about. Check the web site for more information on spectator pricing. It's very reasonable and offers a variety of seating options. Who knows, you might want to become a DanceSport competitor.

National Ballroom Dance Week runs September 16th through the 25th.

American Public Television is showing the World DanceSport GrandSlam Series this month. Unfortunately, East Tennessee PBS isn't carrying it. If we find any information about it being streamed online we'll post it on the Facebook Page.

The USA Dance elections will be soon. This year, the organization has created a forum where you can see what the candidates are offering. You must be a USA Dance Member to access this site. The link will redirect you to the forum website.

Chapter 2102 - Rocky Top TN - is here to promote ballroom dancing. This is your chapter. Help us make it one of the best chapters in the USA. Invite your friends. Have a good time. Dance!

See you on the dance floor!,