AccessDance : Dance Activities in North Carolina : USA Dance (Rocky Mount) Chapter #6095
Raleigh USA Dance
Sat, September 21, 2013
- Day of Week:
- Taught By:
- Joan Caviness
- Highland Methodist Church
1901 Ridge Road
(corner of Ridge Road and Lake Boone Trail)
- Members $7; Visitors $10; Student Members $5; Student Non-members
Highland United Methodist Church
Join us this Saturday for our monthly dance. Our lesson this month will be on the polka! As it turns out, the first day of Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany is September 21 - the same day as the our dance. You may not be traveling to Munich, but you can still polish your polka steps and get ready for all the Oktoberfest parties coming up in the Triangle. Polka is easy to learn and execute; join us to learn this fun party dance taught by Joan Caviness. The lesson, which will start at 7PM, is included with the price of the dance.
Born a dancer, and creating her own choreography from a young age, Joan began formal dance studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. First studying modern and jazz, she stumbled on partner dancing almost by accident, but immediately became hooked and soon joined the UNC-CH formation ballroom team.
Throughout her adult life, Joan has continued to expand her dance training and learn new styles of partner and non-partner dancing. The bulk of her competition experience is in the UCWDC (United Country Western Dance Council) where she was 1999 Showcase Line Dance World Champion and competed in the professional division of Line Dance (Superstars) until 2004. She also competed through Division 1 in couples country competition and was a certified couples and line dance judge from 1999-2004. Her pro-ams included a two-time world champion.
Retiring from her busy UCWDC schedule of competing, teaching and judging nationwide and internationally, Joan spent six years supporting Carolina Ballet in a marketing and fundraising role, putting her own dancing aside to help others achieve their dance dreams. During that time, she competed on the West Coast Swing team 9-1-1 as well as training in rhythm tap with Gene Medler of Chapel Hill.
Returning to partner dancing in 2011, Joan resumed training and began competing in USA Dance and NDCA events. Major ballroom influences for her have been: Kathleen Banovich, Dan Calloway and Stanley McCalla. Joan resides in Raleigh, NC with her non-dancing husband of twenty years and their three four-legged children. She is currently preparing to compete with a new partner in their first West Coast Swing competition in Atlanta this October.
Joan teaches west-coast swing group classes in Wake Forest, line dance for Wake Tech, and country-western with John Brooks at The Longbranch of Raleigh. See what Joan's up to by liking "Dance 'til you Drop" on Facebook.
Joan considers herself to be a versatile dancer whose main emphasis is on musicality. She enjoys sharing her passion for dance and believes it is never too early or too late to begin dancing. Her motto is, "Dance 'til you Drop; learn now for a lifetime of fun."
Promoted by: USA Dance (Rocky Mount) Chapter #6095 (Rocky Mount, NC)
We are a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to providing ballroom dancing programs for the enjoyment and benefit of the general public regardless of experience, age, race and physical ability.