River City Dance Announcement

Hello Dancers,

After careful consideration of Federal, State & Local Government mandates regarding Corona virus, plus the strong and urgent advice from the Medical Community, we have decided to cancel the remaining two River Cities dances coming up on March 28, 2020 & April 25, 2020.

We have already added another dance date to the fall schedule and will apply funds left over after the cancellations towards it and a larger band for that dance. Our dance committee has been working on a schedule for next season and are currently looking at band availability. I’ll share with you the tentative schedule that we will be voting on at our annual meeting this summer. Notice we have also worked out a date with the City of Marietta to try out the renovated Armory, which should be a fun place for another Halloween Masquerade themed dance like last year.

Oct 3, 2020                 Scott Kitchen Big Band          Wayside UMC Hall

Oct 24, 2020               TBD                                        Marietta Armory

Nov 14, 2020              TBD                                        Wayside UMC Hall

Dec 5, 2020                 TBD                                        Wayside UMC Hall

March 27, 2021           Scott Kitchen Trio                   Wayside UMC Hall

May 1, 2021                TBD                                        Wayside UMC Hall

If you have questions about this cancellation or schedule for next season, please email me.

I wish you well and pray you all stay safe during this troubling time.

Susan Huck

RCBDC President

740-336-5852

rivercitiesdance.org

www.facebook.com/groups/rivercitiesdance/

Big Band Dance – April 4, 2020 *With enough RSVP’s!

Dear Dancers,

The next dance will be April 4th, and we are making plans to make it a Senior Prom.  The details are still evolving and they will be shared as we get closer to the dance date.

Saturday, April 4, 2020
7:30 pm
$25 per couple
Stout United Methodist Church Gym
3329 Broad St. Parkersburg, WV 26104

If you CAN make it April 4 to the Big Band Dance, 7:30 pm at Stout United Methodist Church gym, please RSVP to: danceextras@suddenlink.net and let Joyce know you are coming.  If you can’t make it, no response is needed.  Felice plans to go ahead with the dance if we have enough couples coming. 

As you probably know, Felice brings in musicians from all over WV, not just Wood County, in order to fill out the Big Band; from Logan, Glenville, Charleston, Clarksburg, Athens OH…   We never know if we will have a good turnout, and at least once a season we have a very small group.  Because preparation setup is a huge job, we are trying a new idea to help us eliminate the low attendance dances.  We ask that you RSVP by email if you will be attending the next dance, to Joyce & Steve when they send out their dance announcement email each month.  If you can’t attend the dance, no need to reply.  Only if we don’t get enough positive replies, will we cancel that dance and notify you in advance of that dance.

We hope this works well for you and for us!  If anyone has ideas to boost attendance, your help would be appreciated.

Thanks for always supporting The Doug Hess Big Band!!

Joyce & Steve Mestemacher
DanceExtras@suddenlink.net     304-916-0104
 Felice and The Big Band

Cancelled – River Cities Ballroom Dance, March 28, 2020 Vienna, WV

Our next River Cities dance is Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 7:30-10:30pm at Wayside UMC 3001 Grand Central Ave. Vienna WV 26105. Music by Scott Kitchen Trio.

Bring your own snacks and beverages to share and enjoy during the dance. The dance is formal dress, with the gentlemen sporting tuxedos or dark suits and the ladies in formal gowns or cocktail dresses.

The membership drive for 2019-2020 is still underway, if you have not renewed your membership or are thinking of becoming a new member,please bring your check to the dance! The yearly membership package is just $225/year per couple and includes all the dances. We still have a single dance price of $60/couple, but it is difficult to plan or survive on single dance income. New members are always welcome!  

2019-2020 Schedule:

March 28, 2020                       Scott Kitchen Trio                   Wayside UMC Hall

April 25, 2020                         Scott Kitchen Big Band          Wayside UMC Hall

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the dance!

Susan Huck

RCBDC President

740-336-5852

rivercitiesdance.org

www.facebook.com/groups/rivercitiesdance/

CANCELLED – O’Neill Center Ballroom Dance! Saturday, March 21, 2020

The O’Neill Center is closing due to the virus. Therefore, this dance is cancelled. Stay healthy everyone!

Please join us on the dance floor Saturday, March 21st at the O’Neill Center!

O’Neill Center
333 4th St
Marietta, OH

7:00 – 9:30 pm

$5 per person

Casual Dress

Bring your own snacks to share and your own non-alcoholic beverage.

*Tango Lesson at 8:15!

Hosted by John Polasko
DJ Music

Peter Ianniciello – NEW! Group Ballroom Lessons

Peter will be teaching group ballroom dance lessons at the newly opened MOVExercise  in the Dils Center  521 Market St, Parkersburg, WV 26101, USA

Lessons require a partner. If you don’t have a dance partner, please call Peter Ianniciello for availability at 304-588-1027.

BEGINNERS:
Each Monday at 7pm beginning February 3 thru March 23, 2020
The beginner program is an eight (8) week course covering the essential components of Ballroom Dancing. The Waltz and Rumba will be taught to familiarize students with both smooth and rhythm styles of dance.

Tuition $160 per couple (limited to 8 couples)

INTERMEDIATE:
Each Thursday at 7pm beginning February 6 thru March 26, 2020
The Intermediate program is an eight week course oriented to dancers who wish to improve the style and character of their dancing. A basic understanding of Ballroom Dancing is a prerequisite. Waltz and Rumba will be used to teach intermediate techniques.

Tuition $200 per couple (limited to 6 couples)

Classes will be held at Mid-Ohio Valley Exercise located on the 2nd floor of the Dils Building at 521 Market Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101
Members of M.O.V.E. (Mid-Ohio Valley Exercise) receive a tuition discount of 10%.

If you have questions regarding the group classes or if you’d like to schedule private lessons, please contact:
Peter Ianniciello @ 304-588-1027

Cancelled: Big Band Dance – February 8, 2020

Dear Dancers,

Unfortunately, there were not enough positive RSVP responses for attendance this Saturday evening.  There were going to be more band members than dancers.  Thanks to the couples who responded.  We appreciate your input.

As an alternative, the next dance will be April 4th, and we are making plans to make it a Senior Prom.  The details are still evolving and they will be shared as we get closer to the dance date.

Cancelled – Saturday, February 8, 2020
7:30 pm
$25 per couple
Stout United Methodist Church Gym
3329 Broad St. Parkersburg, WV 26104

If you CAN make it Feb 8 to the Big Band Dance, 7:30 pm at Stout United Methodist Church gym, please RSVP to: danceextras@suddenlink.net and let her know you are coming.  If you can’t make it, no response is needed.  Felice plans to go ahead with the dance if we have enough couples coming. 

As you probably know, Felice brings in musicians from all over WV, not just Wood County, in order to fill out the Big Band; from Logan, Glenville, Charleston, Clarksburg, Athens OH…   We never know if we will have a good turnout, and at least once a season we have a very small group.  Because preparation setup is a huge job, we are trying a new idea to help us eliminate the low attendance dances.  We ask that you RSVP by email if you will be attending the next dance, to Joyce & Steve when they send out their dance announcement email each month.  If you can’t attend the dance, no need to reply.  Only if we don’t get enough positive replies, will we cancel that dance and notify you in advance of that dance.

We hope this works well for you and for us!  If anyone has ideas to boost attendance, your help would be appreciated.

Thanks for always supporting The Doug Hess Big Band!!

Schedule for 2020
Sat April 4, 2020 tentative  “Senior Prom”
Sat May 2, 2020 tentative

Joyce & Steve Mestemacher
DanceExtras@suddenlink.net     304-916-0104
 Felice and The Big Band