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Welcome to Galveston Dance
Reason For Being
Galveston Dance Club (aka "the
club") is a group of persons from Galveston County, Texas who love to
and have collected together to promote/learn/teach dancing to other persons of
like mind. The club has regular meetings where members discuss and vote
on issues of interest and necessity related to the club. Notification of club meetings is via e-mail, and all current club members are
Last Club meeting: January
29 at Dave McCormick's house in Galveston.
Next Club meeting TBA.
Remember every 5th Tues
& 5th Thursday practice parties (if announced) 7-9p, bring snack & fav drink to share
. Let's all try to attend both parties:)
Executive Director -
Dave McCormick, firstname.lastname@example.org
Records Co-Chair - Bev McCormick (email@example.com)
Treasurer Co-Chairs - Debbie Rios and Maria Martinez firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dan Price
Membership Chair - Open
- Marlee Williams
Technical Chair - Louis and
Betty Whistler (email@example.com)
The Club promotes:
Waltz, West Coast Swing, Cha Cha, Rumba, East Coast Swing and Jitterbug, Two Step,
Triple Two Step, Salsa, Meringue, Night Club Two Step, Hustle, American Tango,
Argentine Tango, Bachata, Zydaco.
Tuesday Archie teaches Cha Cha 7:30-8:30pm and Jim teaches East Coast Swing 8:30-9:30.
Thursday Louis and Betty teach Beginning 2 Step 7:30-8:30pm and
they conduct a practice 8:30-9:30. Location for all dance
classes is Total Fitness, 4910 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, Texas. This is
above Olympia Grill, Pizza, Subway or across
from 1900 storm memorial.
membership benefits below): Call Betty 281-337-0441 to pre-register.
Classes are expected to advance from beginning
to intermediate over
a three month period. Selection of the current instruction is by
membership vote. Additional and side instruction/privates are available by
personal arrangement with the instructors for a fee. MEMBERS INVITE YOUR
The Club Supports other
dance clubs in the area. Click on "Links to Friends" at the
top of this page.
Dues are $30 per quarterly or
$100 yearly and collected at quarterly meetings and classes.
Instruction is FREE for club members with up to
4 free classes a week plus monthly parties & yearly dinner/dances. Visitors
may attend one Tues & Thurs , after which they must join the club to receive
Has taught for Gal college for
many years. He has been a member of GDC for eight years.
Louis and Betty Whistler
Teach American Tango, Bachata, Zydaco, Cha Cha, Rumba, Salsa,
Meringue, West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing,
Hustle, Jitterbug, Two Step,
Triple Two Step, Polka, Night Club Two, Foxtrot, Waltz, and Line dances.
Louis and Betty have been
teaching professionally for 24 years. They own a dance studio at
their home in Dickinson, Texas and have taught at various dance classes for the
Department of Continuing Education at College of the Mainland in Texas
City, Texas, Nessler Senior Center, Friendswood high school. They also teach
workshops at various places & perform dance exhibitions and do volunteer
Teaches West Coast Swing, East
Coast Swing, Whip, Cha, Cha, Cha and Rumba, Salsa.
Archie has been a dancer for
many years and has taught privately and in many classes. Archie is a GDC teacher and gracious helper for other dance teachers.
The following one minute videos of
the dances (courtesy of 2 Step 2 Dance Studio) taught by Betty and Louis are to
illustrate the basic footwork and music of each dance. Click on the link
to view the video via a Microsoft Windows Media file.
East Coast Swing, Foxtrot,
Nite Club Two, Polka,
Two Step, Two Step,
Tango,Waltz and West