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Valentines Day Dance, 2013
On Friday, February 15th, we plan to host our annual Valentines Day Dance. See details...

Previous Events

New Years Eve Ball, 2010
On Friday, December 31st 2010, we hosted our fifth annual New Years Eve Ball in The Emerald Ballroom at The Burlington Sheraton. A great time was had by all!

Camp Ta-Kum-Ta 2010
On Saturday September 26th we participated in the 7th Annual Camp TaKumTa Benefit Partner Dance Showcase. The benefit raised over $4300 for Camp TaKumTa!!

Weekend Dance Workshop with Patti Panebianco, 2010
Patti Panebianco returned to Vermont on August 21st and 22nd for a wonderful weekend of dancing. Rhythm

Dance-a-thon, 2010
On Saturday June 5th First Step Dance co-hosted The Vermont Federation of Families for Childrenís Mental Health second annual Dance-a-thon at the Elly Long Music Center of St. Michaelís College from 7-9pm.

New Years Eve Ball, 2009
On Thursday, December 31st 2009, we hosted our fourth annual New Years Eve Ball in The Emerald Ballroom at The Burlington Sheraton.

Weekend Dance Workshop with Patti Panebianco
On Saturday, November 21st 2009, Patti Panebainco returned to Vermont for a series of dance workshops and private lessons.

Camp Ta-Kum-Ta 2009
On Saturday, November 7th 2009, we helped sponsor the "Sixth Annual Camp Ta-Kum-Ta Benefit Partner Dance Showcase" to support Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, Vermonts cancer camp for kids.See details...

Weekend Dance Workshop with Ian Folker 2009
Ian Folker, a German and Eastern United States Pro Latin and 10-Dance Champion returned to Vermont on July 18th and 19th, 2009. He taught a variety of Bronze and Silver level workshops in American Style Rhythm and Smooth dances. To see additional details, please visit the Ian Folker Workshop Webpage.

Dance-a-thon, 2009
On Saturday March 14 First Step Dance co-hosted The Vermont Federation of Families for Childrenís Mental Health first annual Dance-a-thon at the Elly Long Music Center of St. Michaelís College from 7-9pm. The event raised over $800 that will go toward supporting families in which children or youth are experiencing or at risk to experience emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges.To find out more about the Vermont Federation of Families visit thier website.

Ellie Bilodeau Memorial Book Fund Dance, 2009
On Saturday March 28th we hosted a dance at the Georgia Elementary and Middle School Gymnasium to raise money for the Ellie Bilodeau Memorial Book Fund. A fund that allows each classroom teacher in grades K-4 to give one of their students a book to honor that child's reading achievements. The fund then also donates a duplicate copy of that book to the school library, ensuring that the entire school also benefits from additional books. The benefit raised over $700 for the Book Fund.

New Years Eve Ball, 2008
On Wednesday December 31st, 2008, hosted our Third Annual New Years Eve Ball.

Camp Ta-Kum-Ta 2008
On Saturday, October 25th 2008, we hosted the "Fifth Annual Camp Ta-Kum-Ta Benefit Partner Dance Showcase" to support Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, Vermonts cancer camp for kids.See details...

Weekend Dance Workshop with Ian Folker 2008
Ian Folker, a German and Eastern United States Pro Latin and 10-Dance Champion returned to Vermont on July 19th and 20th, 2008. The workshops and private lessons were very well received.

Camp Ta-Kum-Ta 2007
On Saturday, November 10th 2007, members of the Vermont partner dancing community worked together to put on the "Fourth Annual Camp Ta-Kum-Ta Benefit Partner Dance Showcase" to support Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, Vermonts cancer camp for kids.
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New Years Eve Ball, 2007
On Monday December 31st, 2007, First Step Dance hosted our Second Annual New Years Eve Ball.

Weekend Dance Workshop with Ian Folker 2007
I'm very proud to announce that on June 16th and 17th, 2007 we hosted a Weekend Dance Workshop with Ian Folker, a German and Eastern United States Pro Latin and 10-Dance Champion. To see videos from this event, plese visit the 2007 Ian Folker
workshop page.

Camp Ta-Kum-Ta 2006
On Friday September 15th, 2006, members of the Vermont partner dancing community came together to put on the "Third Annual Camp Ta-Kum-Ta Benefit Partner Dance Showcase" to support Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, Vermonts cancer camp for kids.
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Weekend Dance Workshop with Diane Jarmolow 2006
On September 23rd and 24th, 2006 we hosted a Weekend Dance Workshop with Diane Jarmolow, a DVIDA National Examiner, the former owner of the Metronome Ballroom in San Francisco, and my favorite teacher. Diane has been teaching since 1978, and she has taught hundreds of professional dance teachers how to teach dancing, and thousands of dancers how to dance and how to improve their dancing. To see pictures from this event, please visit our photo gallery.

Camp Ta-Kum-Ta 2005
On Friday, September 16th, 2005, members of the Vermont partner dancing community came together to put on the "Second Annual Camp Ta-Kum-Ta Benefit Partner Dance Showcase" to support Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, Vermonts cancer camp for kids.
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Care to Dance?
I produced a cable access TV program, "Care to Dance?". The purpose of this program was to show all those people who have always wanted to learn to dance that it is fun, and relatively easy, to learn to dance.
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National Ballroom Dance Week 2004
Took place from September 17th to 26th

National Ballroom Dance Week 2003
Took place from September 19th to 28th