It was a pleasure greeting all of you at this great
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
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 &
See you on the dance floor —
Gala Organizer & Vice President
USA Dance Chicagoland Chapter