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Southwest Florida USA Dance Chapter 6049

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A N N O U N C I N G !

National Ballroom Dance Week is September 20 - 29th, 2019

FlashMob is a Nationwide USA Dance contest held every year during National Ballroom Dance Week (NBDW). All chapters have the opportunity to engage dancers of all levels, ages and abilities in an exciting FlashMob public demonstration during NBDW. This year’s dance - Salsa !  You’re invited to learn the dance and participate in demonstrations.  To be a part of FlashMob take these steps…

1. Go to: Aki’s Ballroom Dance Studio, 6240 Metro-Plantation Ft. Myers, Fl. 33966

2. When: Weekly Beginning Tuesday, August 6 7:30PM - 8:30PM Professional Instructor: Bruce  Akioka

Come Dance with Us !

USA Dance Class Schedule for August 5th - August 8th

Monday, August 5th - East Coast Swing Certificate Program
          Beginners 6:30pm and Beyond 7:30PM
          Riverside Community Center, 3061 E. Riverside Dr., Ft.M. 
          Instructor: David Flory

Tuesday, August 6th - FlashMob Salsa
          All levels and ages 7:30pm - 8:30pm
          Aki’
s Dance Studio, 6240 Metro Plantation, Ft.Myers 33966

Thursday, August 8th - (summer schedule may vary)

         Practice (No practice or classes today)
         Peer coaching/classes begin August 15  
         (while pro instructor Nathalie is on vacation)
         Riverside Community Center, Ft. Myers, FL 33916

Thursday, August 8th - Beginner E.C. Swing 6:00PM-7:00PM

          Estero Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palm Blvd, Estero, FL 33928

 Meet our affiliated instructors:

Bruce Akioka: Born in Hawaii, Bruce came to the mainland and began ballroom dancing at an early age. He is a top PRO/AM ballroom and latin competitor who has been teaching in Southwest Florida for more than 20 years. He is the owner of Aki’s Dance Studio, originally founded by his uncle “Aki”.  Aki’s Dance Studio has been a valued supporter of Chapter 6049 since its inception in 1995.

David Flory: David began dancing at an early age and has been a competitive PRO/AM instructor teaching ballroom and latin for more than 15 years. Prior to opening Island Ballroom on Sanibel, David was awarded “Top Male Instructor” while affiliated with Fred Astaire Studios.

Ron Fucci: Ron has taught ballroom and tap in the Ft. Myers area for more than 20 years. He was instrumental in start-up of our Chapter’s program at Riverside in 2010, and the original teacher. He later retired and returned in January 2019. Ron is our newest Board member.

Nathalie and Franck Lemoines: After long dance careers in Paris France, Nathalie and Franck moved to the US in January, 2018. Nathalie began her dancing career at the age of 8 with classical ballet. She continued with tap, jazz and theater and began competing with a team in Latin and Standard. Franck began dancing competitively with a rock dance acrobatic team. After discovering DanceSport, Franck competed as a couple with a team. He has instructed at Disneyland, Paris and opened his own studio in 1997. Franck is a credentialed adjudicator.

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