Dick Newman Dance Party

I just found out about another Dance Club in Barboursville, WV – about 1 1/2 hours from MOV.

They have a Facebook Page that you can find under Ballroom Dancing Huntington, WV. 

Here is the letter I received:

Dear Member and Prospective Member,

Often I have questions about our Dance Club.

We are really unique in that we have no initiation fee or dues. To be a member all you need to do is come to our dances. We have members who have been coming for 25 years. Granted we are all getting older, but we are blessed that we are still carrying on.

We have monthly dances, light hors d’oeuvres, coffee and soft drinks . This is an excellent time for a date night.

Feel free to call on me for any dance or music question you may have.

We can also schedule you for free practice time.

Hope to see you on the dance floor this year.

Just a word to our Shag and Bossa Nova friends: we have a great tune selection just waiting for your steps. We have also added some red hot Boogie movers.

Our first dance for the new year will be January 18th and the next will be our Valentine dance on February 14th.

Our dances are held at the Barboursville WV Community Center.

I’ll be providing E-mail and Facebook notices about our dances.




Our dances are in Barboursville, WV at 7 p.m. once each month. Please contact me for the next dance. Please come and enjoy your dancing. Dick Newman is the Music Host with continuous dance recordings. DNBL@msn.com.

Ballroom Dance Weekend at Stonewall Resort Jan 18-20, 2019

To book, click here:  https://www.stonewallresort.com/west-virginia-resort-deals/wanderlust?fbclid=IwAR1lhx7ickoLDg1378cwDSaNwkhRhxet4yLpbi0OGeDwmUYSdDCa4Aa2nXU

Perfect for beginners, experienced dancers and everyone in between, this package is a great way to shake off the winter blues! Our workshop will include a day full of sessions with expert instruction focusing on Swing, Rumba, Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Waltz and Tango. You’ll have a choice of beginner or intermediate skill level sessions during the event to ensure a fun-filled experience. The event will culminate with a fantastic Ballroom Dance on Saturday evening! The full weekend agenda is available below.

This delightful 2-night package starts at just $299/couple and includes:

  • Overnight Lodge Accommodations for Friday and Saturday Night
  • Multiple Beginner and Intermediate Dance Lessons on Saturday
  • A Ballroom Dance with DJ on Saturday Night

Full Agenda:


  • Arrive at the resort. Check in starts at 4pm.
  • Tour the grounds, enjoy dinner in Stillwaters or TJ Muskies (not included in package price), enjoy the heated pool and hot tubs or schedule a spa service (advance reservations recommended).


  • Breakfast on your own (not included in package)
  • 8:15a – 9:00a – Full Group Welcome & Basic Partnering
  • 9:15a – 10:30a – Choose ONE of the two following sessions:
    • A – Beginner Rhythm Dances (part 1 Rumba & Cha Cha)
    • B – Intermediate Smooth Dances (part 1 Foxtrot & Waltz)
  • 10:45a – 12:00p – Choose ONE of the two following sessions:
    • A – Intermediate Rhythm Dances (part 1 Rumba & Cha Cha)
    • B – Beginner Smooth Dances (part 1 Foxtrot & Waltz)
  • 12:00p – 1:30p – Lunch on your own (not included in package)
  • 1:45p – 3:00p – Choose ONE of the two following sessions:
    • A – Beginner Rhythm Dances (part 2 Cha Cha & Swing)
    • B – Intermediate Smooth Dances (part 2 Waltz & Tango)
  • 3:15p – 4:30p – Choose ONE of the two following sessions:
    • A – Intermediate Rhythm Dances (part 2 Cha Cha & Swing)
    • B – Beginner Smooth Dances (part 2 Waltz & Tango)
  • 4:30p – Free Time to Enjoy the Resort, Have Dinner, Prepare for the Evening
  • 8:00p – 11:00p – Dance in the Stonewall Ballroom with Showcase(s). Cash bar available.


  • Breakfast on your own (not included in package)
  • Enjoy a leisure stroll around the resort or a relaxing spa service in Mtn. Laurel Spa
  • Departure at your leisure. Check out is at 11am.



(1) Beginners Classes are designed for those people who are either complete beginners, who have not danced very much, or who wish to brush up on their basic skills. While intermediate and advanced dancers are not discouraged from attending the beginner’s classes, please realize that we will be going over very basic information in those classes.

(2) Intermediate classes are designed for those people who have a fairly significant amount of dance experience. While beginning dancers are not discouraged from attending these intermediate workshops, please be advised that we will be moving fairly quickly in these workshops and if you are a beginning dancer you may feel a bit overwhelmed by the pace. Therefore, if you wish, you are encouraged to attend the beginner’s practice sessions that will be held during the time that the intermediate classes are being held.

Based on double occupancy and availability. Rate does not include tax, resort fee or park enhancement fee.

Big Band Dance Saturday, Jan 5, 2019!

Big Band Ballroom Dance!

Saturday, January 5, 2019

7:30 – 10:00pm

Stout Memorial United Methodist Church Gym, 3329 Broad St Parkersburg, WV

Dear Ballroom Dancers,

Don’t miss the Big Band Dances this year at Stout Memorial United Methodist Church Gym.

3329 Broad St (same street as YMCA),park on the lot off 34th street, & enter the gym at the small green sign “Family Life Center.”

All dances will be Saturday evenings, 7:30-10pm.

We have no kitchen or frig use, so please bring your own non-alcoholic drinks, and snacks, (your own plates & cups also).

Our fantastic Doug Hess Big Band will provide the dance music!

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 7:30-10 pm
Sat Feb 9, 2019, 7:30-10 pm
Sat Mar 2, 2019, 7:30-10 pm
Sat April 6, 2019, 7:30-10 pm
Sat May 4, 2019, 7:30-10 pm

See you soon!

Felice & The Big Band
Joyce & Steve Mestemacher 304-422-7424 / 304-916-0104 (Steve)

CANCELLED – Big Band New Year’s Eve at the Blennerhassett Museum! 12/31/18

This dance has been cancelled.

The Big Band New Year’s Eve Celebration is a fundraiser for Blennerhassett Island and museum activites and support.  The event is sponsored by the Blennerhassett Historical Foundation.

137 Juliana St, Parkersburg, WV 26101, USA
Cost is $30 per person, or $50 per couple.  This covers museum admission, food, punch, coffee, water, music and dance.
Doors open at 8:30, music and dance starts at 9.

New Ballroom Dance in Marietta! Friday, Dec 28, 2018

I am pleased to announce that there is a new Ballroom Dance in town!

Friday, December 28, 2018
O’Neil Senior Center
333 4th St.
Marietta, Ohio 45750

Tickets are $5 each
Hosted by John Polasko, who has been volunteering his time teaching beginning ballroom at the Senior Center in Marietta.

The floor is hardwood and good for dancing. Songs will be in this order: Waltz, Rhumba, Swing, Foxtrot and Cha, Cha. Bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages . Attire is casual.

Questions?  Call John at (440) 263-4324

Senior Dance at the Moose Lodge – Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sunday, December 9, 2018
5-8 pm

Moose Lodge 1607 Dupont Rd Parkersburg WV

The Moose Lodge on the south side of Parkersburg behind Napolis is sponsoring a senior dance, 50+, the second Sunday of the Month throughout the year!

Gary Cunningham is the DJ
A free meal will be served!

Moose Lodge Phone: 304-422-3506

River Cities Dance – Saturday, Dec 1, 2018!

The next River Cities dance is Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 7:30-10:30pm at Wayside UMC 3001 Grand Central Ave. Vienna WV 26105. Music by Scott Kitchen’s Big Band. Bring your own snacks to share and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy during the dance.

The membership drive for 2018-2019 is still underway and currently 18 couples have paid memberships. We need 20 couples to break even on our budget, so if you are still considering a membership, please join and help us keep our club going! Also tell your dancing friends, new members are always welcome. The yearly membership package is $225/year per couple, but we will prorate it to $150 for a partial year at this point in the season. We still have a single dance price of $60/couple.

 Several new couples from the beginner dance class will be joining us this month, please introduce yourselves and make them feel welcome.

 Upcoming 2018-2019 Dance Dates & Bands:

Saturday, March 23, 2019                  Scott Kitchen’s Trio
Saturday, April 27, 2019                    Fifth Street Quartet

 We continue a longtime tradition of formal dress at our dances, with the gentlemen sporting tuxedos or dark suits and the ladies in formal gowns or cocktail dresses.


Susan Huck
RCBDC President


Here are detailed directions to the dance location:

Wayside Church is in Vienna at the intersection of Grand Central Ave. and 30th Street.
Turn onto 30th Street (towards the river)
Church is on the north side of 30th street and parking lot is on the other side of the street.
About half way down the block is the entrance and lobby that connects to both church and hall. 


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Full year membership $225.00, pro-rated for joining during the year.

Send payment to: Paul Miller, 106 Walnut Grove, Washington, WV 26181

Senior Dance at the Moose Lodge, Sunday, October 14, 2018

Sunday, October 14, 2018
5-8 pm

Moose Lodge 1607 Dupont Rd Parkersburg WV

The Moose Lodge on the south side of Parkersburg behind Napolis is sponsoring a senior dance, 50+, the second Sunday of the Month throughout the year!

Gary Cunningham is the DJ
A free meal will be served!

Moose Lodge Phone: 304-422-3506

River Cities Ballroom Dance – Saturday, Oct 27, 2018

Wayside United Methodist Church
3001 Grand Central Ave, Vienna, WV 26105
7:30 – 10:30

River Cities Ballroom Dance Club is dedicated to bringing live music for ballroom dancing to the Mid Ohio Valley.

The Club has brought bands and orchestras from as far away as Nebraska and as close a Parkersburg, West Virginia and Cambridge Ohio to Marietta for the dancing enjoyment of members and guests.

  • $225/year per couple, Individual dance fee is $60 per couple at the door.
  • Dance Time 7:30-10:30 pm
  • Bring your own snacks to share and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Formal dress – Men wear tuxedos, women wear cocktail, long dresses or dressy evening separates

2018-2019 Season

Saturday, October 27, 2018………Gary Stewart Quintet

Saturday, December 1, 2018……..Scott Kitchen’s Big Band

Saturday, March 23, 2019…………Scott Kitchen’s Trio

Saturday, April 13, 2019……………Fifth Street Quartet


New members are always welcome!

Those interested in joining our club or dance lessons, please contact:

Sue Montera
Dance Director

Susan Huck
River Cities President

Paul Miller
River Cities Treasurer

Rebecca Blair
River Cities Secretary

Download the flyer for the 2018-2019 River Cities Dance Club which includes the schedule! Be sure to hang it up at work or give to your friends to encourage more dancing!