Youth Ballroom Dance Programs
Giving Dance Inc.
Harmony High School
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Youth Grant Fund
The Orlando Chapter of USA Dance started a Youth/Student Grant Program in 2001, funded by monies raised at the USA Dance monthly dances, and donations in the name of deceased dancers, such as John Christmas, John Knoska, and Frank Nelson.* In the last nine years, the fund has awarded more than $9,000 in (a) sponsorships of school and youth dance clubs and lessons; (b) competition cash awards; and (c) grants for dance lessons, dancewear, and event registratons. Use the "Contact Us Page" to inquire about making donations for the Youth dance programs. USA Dance Orlando Chapter is also a community resource for
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*The Orlando Chapter of USA Dance administers the Frank Nelson Memorial Awards. After Frank passed away in April 2008, his family asked that donations made in his name be adminstered by Orlando Chapter, USA Dance and used for youth West Coast Swing dancers in the Greater Orlando area, so that Frank's dance spirit and love of WCS would live on. In the last two years, USA Dance has given out $1,420 in Frank Nelson Awards, using money donated in Frank's name and also money from USA Dance events. Recent awards have included cash prizes at Orlando Jack & Jill Jam, Floorplay Swing Dance Championships, Orlando Dance Classic Competition, Rollins College Competition, and Harmony High School Competition; plus money to pay for WCS lessons at the Orlando WCS Gang program, and at Winter Park, Seminole, and Lake Mary High Schools.)
Ballroom Dance Programs in Schools & Colleges
Rollins College in Winter Park has ballroom/swing dance clubs. Stuart Nichols, Professional Instructor. www.everybodydance.com/
The University of Central Florida in east Orlando has ballroom, swing and Latin dance clubs. Lessons with both Carl Free and Patty Holden, professional ballroom dance instructors. https://www.facebook.com/ballroomucf
Harmony High School in Harmony, Osceola County, has ballroom dance classes, club, and performance/competition team.
Seminole High School in Sanford, Seminole County, has a ballroom dance club.
Dance Studios with Youth Dance Programs
USA Dance (a non-profit, all-volunteer organization to promote all forms of partner, lead-and-follow dancing) does not recommend or promote any particular studio, club, or instructor. This is an alphebetical list of all partner-dance studios in the Orlando area with youth dance classes that USA Dance is aware of, as of January 2015. Programs change; call to ascertain the status of their youth classes.
Celebrity Ballroom youth classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. 4241 L.B. McLeod Rd, Orlando 407-270-5936
Giving Dance Inc. Classes held at Crystal Ballroom, Stoneybrook West Town Center, Dance Trance in College Park and
Salsa Heat Studio Two main locations: East Colonial Drive, East of Orlando and North Main Street, Kissimmee. 407-275-0943. www.salsaorlando.com/