Tuesday, July 29, 2014

"Where are The Smooth Cha Cha's THIS Week?" Newsletter 07.29.14

Smooth Salutations! Let's put them "Over the Edge" with our $$$ and our Presence! This Weekend! BE THE MATCH "OVER THE EDGE" August 2nd In honor o

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Smooth Salutations!


Let's put them "Over the Edge" with our $$$ and our Presence! This Weekend!


August 2nd

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In honor of our beloved dancer, CJ Starr, members of the dance community including Lamont Stewart, Jesse Williams, Donna Collins and CJ's wife, Gwen Golden, are
"going over the edge" on August 2 for blood cancer cure.

Each participant needs to raise $850 to qualify for repeling down a 13-story building to raise money and awareness.

Here are links to donate and for more information:
* Gwen Golden --->> Click HERE
* Lamont Stewart: --->> Click HERE
* Jesse Williams --->> Click HERE
* Donna Collins: --->> Click HERE

Thank You Michelle for getting the word out!


Thank You! #55 Shades of RED!

aahhh Yeah!

Indeed there was Ruby, Russet, Florid and Fuchsia! Lot's of Crimson, Cinnamon, Brick and Burgundy! And a touch of Cerise and Carmine too!

The elegant upper hall @St John's Byzantine Hall was aglow with the joy of celebrations of love that abounded!

There was the marriage proposal by Sam Dees to his lady love Chonita Brown!
Over 100 years of Marriage Anniversaries represented by:

Clayton & Shay Cox

Eric & Lorreta Porter

Niccole & "BigDaddy" Bowles

Paul & Debra Ross

Archie & Debra James!

The amazing vocal styling of "Lady Jazz" Ki Allen's Birthday Tribute!
The awesome dance Verve of the "Red~Rendezvous Proxy Birthday Dance" Ladies: Debra Ross, Sandi "T", Thelma Williams and Cookie Proctor!
Satin & Soul Dancers of Pittsburgh, PA showed up & showed out!
Akron2ClevelandConnection, Rhythm Ryders & 330Akron showed Mad Love!
All the Ballroom & Steppers groups of Greater Cleveland sent their Reps'!
Cincinnati, Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta & Florida was in the House!!
DJ Paul Ross "The Boss" kept the floor Smooth & Full!
Chef Anthony of "Brothers on the Move" Personal Chef & Catering Plated & Presented his delectable cuisine of: Turkey bacon wrapped Sweet Potato & Chicken breast kabobs, Summer vegetable Tian & Fresh Gazpacho!

But! Especially ALL the Friends who braved the Summer RainStorm, in their many Shades of RED, to come Celebrate with me this Milestone of #55 years!
I am renewed with sense of love, insight, curiosity, imagination and purpose!
Although I have ran toward this thing called "aging", with energy, excitement & anticipation, this birthday is personally very significant because I have now outlived my siblings who passed away before reaching this so-called milestone. I am grateful for life, family and friends!
Thank you all for taking this moment in time to touch me with your Birthday hugs, prayers & blessings, greetings, well-wishes & Gifts and Surprises!

55ShadesofRED could Not have happened except for the
Above & Beyond #TEAMGOTOURBACK Support of:

Carla "MsChaCha" Jones

Tracy "The VP!" Joint

Michelle "ThePurpleDiva" Mixon & Carl

Dorothy Hawkins

Julia Booker

Denise Cotten

A special Thank you to:
My beautiful Daughters/Hostesses: Gala Copez-Reaves & Kristiaun Copez-Minor!
My daughters from "other Mothers" ~ Patrice & O'Dasha who jumped right in with joy!
Marilyn O'Stricker & George Mixon for escorting my Mother!
Our great friend, Hiram Bey for providing his photography skills!
My special guest: Michelle Bradley!
Mike Caithaml, Building manager

...and last but certainly not least:
JaMaal "Mr SmoothStep" Birkett who is the original conceiver & Host of the SmoothSUMMERSoiree Series Birthday BASH!
Thank you for "another first"!



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But First! Come Early for Class: 7 - 8:30p

"Smooth Starters" Class w/Carla "Ms ChaCha" Jones
Smooth Starters/Transitions Class w/Kristi "SilkFeet" Copez
"Smooth Transitions/Partners Class w/Jamaal "Mr Smoothstep" Teaching the New Routines!

and Your Hostess:
Michelle "ThePurpleDiva" Mixon

All Classes @The GATEWAY

Then Hang Out With Us: 8:30p - Until

"The Place 2B on Tuesday Nights!"




This Weekend!


GOB ~ $10 Holla

Friday, August 1st

Mediterranean Party Center

Theme: Shades of Blue


Ohio Steppers United!

August 2nd, 2014

Six cities collide in unity on August 2 in Columbus for the annual Unity Set 2014. Free steppers workshop and school supply drive to benefit the Ohio youth. $10 early bird tickets expire July 6. Northeast Ohio can contact DJ Butta (216 387 0127) or Jennifer Toles (330-957-4559) for tickets.
Details here: clevelanddance411.ning.com


Mark Your Calendar!


The Power Pac

Saturday, August 9th


TSCC's Ballroom Workshop

Saturday, August 16th

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Out of Town ~ August Events

Detroit & Atlanta!

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DJ Debut!

Akron, OH ~ October 4th

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Akron DJ Chilly Mo

A Sweetest Day Ball

presented by Michelle Bradley of Detroit, MI

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

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Central & South Florida Events!

January 2015

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Statement of Purpose:

We are Urban/Club/Detroit-Style Ballroom Instructors, with a
Passion for the Dance, the Community & our Students.
Committed to Building Confidence, Practicing Etiquette & Fostering a FUN, Safe Social Atmosphere for All!

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