St. Andrew's Fitness Center
1642 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.
Charleston, SC 29407
United States

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Intermediate BOLERO
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Beginner RUMBA
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Advanced SWING
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  Proposed floor plan at Pier Pont Crossing
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  August 2014 Newsletter

Successful Hawaiian Luau Party!

A big giant thank you to Liza and Alan for hosting a super party and to Susan for the great music on Saturday night, August 16. It was a blast with a lovely hula demonstration by Liza along with a lesson for both men and women. There was a whole lot of wiggling going on! Pictures and videos are posted to our Shutterfly site.

General Information

We are Chapter 6021 of USA Dance. Since the fire on February 23, the Ballroom Dance Chapter of Charleston is temporarily located at St. Andrew's Fitness Center, 1642 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. The St. Andrew's Fitness Center is located behind Charleston Lighting, which is approximately 100 yards across the parking lot from our old location on Ashley Hall Rd.

Our main website is for the newsletter, calendar, and general information. We also have pictures and videos posted on

Facility Update

By Pam Levi

A sincere thank you to all the people who have sent in suggestions, concerns, and those praising the process of member involvement! We are looking at all suggestions and comments and incorporating as many suggestions as we can make work! The initial meeting with the contractor who will install electrical plumbing, bathrooms, walls, etc was this week. Our design team is meeting and we hope to have a revised floor plan soon. We will keep you updated.

We all know how easy it is for misinformation to happen in a group. We want you to have the facts!

Q. Will both bathrooms be unisex?

A Absolutely not, the ladies room is only for the ladies. The men's room is being considered as a "family" bathroom (all genders, ages).

Q Will the danceable part of the floor be as large as the one we had at BDC?

A Yes, the danceable part of the floor is expected to be slightly larger than what we had at BDC. A Board group went to Pier Pont last week and remeasured, then looked at possible configurations. We were able to create a rectangular dance floor with danceable floor space at least as large as the one we left at BDC. The dance floor is the highest priority for the Board in creating this new space. This new configuration is not on the Draft 2 floor plan you saw earlier but will be on Draft 3. Remember, the chairs and tables are adjustable to meet the needs of about any situation.

Please keep sending your questions, concerns, and suggestions to the Board. Our goal is to make our new dance home a beautiful and inviting place to dance, socialize, and maintain our many friendships. Thanks to all of you.

Pier Pont Facility Location

Pier Pont Crossing is 2.26 miles from Sam Rittenberg, located at 2408 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414. From the intersection of Sam Rittenberg Blvd and Ashley River Road/Highway 61, go between Barnes and Noble and Señor Tequila's. Travel 0.5 miles then stay right at the fork. Go 1.7 miles to Pier Pont Crossing on the right. This is just past Dogwood Road. Units K & L - the first two awnings on the left.

Fred Astaire Showcase at Sottile Theater, Sept 20, 7:00 PM

Welcome aboard...Come sail with the merry crew of Astaire Line Cruises, as they dance their way toward adventure and romance! This playful ballroom dance production will take you from the docks of Charleston to the sun-kissed beaches of the Caribbean; from the smooth rhythms of the waltz & foxtrot, to the spicy percussion of the Latin dances. Let the musical tides carry you away & escape on a lighthearted journey aboard our ship, the Ginger Roger!

Saturday, September 20, 2014; doors open at 6pm - show begins at 7pm.

Tickets available at Fred Astaire West Ashley (843) 769-0440, or on

$40 adult/$20 children (12 and under); the two-act show will last 2 hours, with a 15 minute intermission.

Provided below are the contact phone numbers of our independent dance instructors:

Debbie Housand, 843-991-3601

David Roland, 843-568-6888

Stephen Duane, 843-557-7690

Jason Creel and Sheela Agrawal (256) 348-6700, (256) 566-6222