Mardi Gras Dance 2011

MardiGrasMaskFriday, March 4, 2011, Lesson at 7:00PM, Dance at 8:00PM, Bess Chisim Stephens Center 12th and Cleveland Sts.
Cajun Snacks and Creole fun!!!!

Come Dancing at Argenta Community Theater

balletCome support local professional dancers at the March 19 Argenta Community Theater, Ballet Arkansas, Come Dancing fund raiser.

West Coast Swing lesson at 7:00PM taught by Arthur Murray instructors followed by swing, latin and ballroom dancing to the sounds of the Dizzy 7 (Perry’s band). In the West Coast theme, a California – inspired dinner will be served.

There will be adult drinks, a live and silent auction and did we mention lots of dancing? All this and the feeling you’ve done something good for the local arts scene (Arkansas only professional dance company) for the low price of $60.00 per ticket.

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2010 New Years Eve Party

NYECelebrate the new year at BLS. 

Doors open 7:00PM.  Dance 7:30PM – 12:30AM. 

Dress is Black-Tie with the option to wear a suit, sport coat or blazer.  If they don’t have a coat, they can wear the normal dress code.  Daddys Deli to cater. 

Tim Buffenbarger is the DJ.  Korbel extra dry champagne and sparkling cider for midnight toast.

2010 Christmas Celebration

christmasCome celebrate Christmas with your friends at BLS on December 10th, 2010.  Dance lesson and party will take place at the normal time.

BLS Halloween Party was a great success

IMG_0104Great Halloween party!

Congratulations to our costume contest winners, the Girl from Kick Ass, the Joker and the Zombie Chick! Check out the photos that Suni posted from our party on the BLS FB page. Thanks Suni! Thanks to Tim the DJ, and Mary and the gang for the spooky decor, too!

BLS Picnic and Dance

classicPicnicTableDon’t miss the BLS picnic and dance, September 19, 2010, 5:30PM till 8:30PM at Maumelle Park, pavilions 6 and 7, BLS provides hamburgers, hotdogs and picnic fare and members bring the deserts

Celebrate National Ballroom Dance Week at the September 24 dance with exhibitions and the BLS silent auction

4th of July Dance

fireworks-fourth-of-july-2Begin Your Independence Day Weekend at the Friday, July 2nd 2010 Dance.

Chili Dogs and Chps, Snacks and Drinks

New BLS Directory Coming Soon

member_directoryOur Annual directory will be released soon.  If your contact information has changed since last year, please click here to contact Cathy Peralta as soon as possible.

Mid-year General Association Meeting – June 4th

Mark your calendars for this mid-year meeting and please plan to attend.  Members in good standing will be admitted for free on this night.  There are two issues in on the agenda for member vote.

Proposed amendments to the BLS standing rules:

1.  The Board of Directors may cancel dances when UALR day or evening classes are canceled due to inclement wearther.

2.  The Board of Directors may make arrangements for complimentary dance lessons before each dance to include: Scheduling dance instructors and coordinating with DJs in the event of illness, vacation or other absence.

Haiti Relief Fundraiser

The central Arkansas dance community turned out on February 6th for a salsa party and fundraiser for Haiti relief at Let’s Dance Studio. The event included free beginner and intermediate lessons and a drawing for dance lessons with local instructors.

Sarah Catherine Phillips, Andy Davis, Louie Bianco and Leah Patterson donated lessons and Leah gave a stellar salsa performance.

Tim Buffenbarger donated the studio space, allowing 100 percent of the proceeds to go to the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund. The event raised $790 for the fund and salsa dancers fave an additional $170 directly to relief organizations such as the Red cross and habitat for Humanity, bringing the total amoutn raised to $960.

Sarah and Andy would like to say thanks to everyone who participated in this event and made it a huge success!