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!