Club News

Newsletter updated on February 17

Michael and Carrie are Coming in April!

The next big SCDC West Coast Event weekend is coming soon. Michael Kiehm and Carrie Smith will be here the weekend of April 25. This duo is widely recognized as one of the greatest WCS teaching teams. Their video instruction circulates widely in the WCS universe, influencing hundreds of dancers. This is not new: Michael Kiehm has been the “Teacher's Teacher” to an entire generation of Professionals who dominate the competitive circuit today. Carrie Smith is a top dancer and DJ known for her smooth style and great lessons, both online and in person. As a team, Michael and Carrie travel and teach widely from their home base in the Charlotte metro area. This year they will be on staff at many major WCS events, but only one visit to Florida: SCDC in April. We are fortunate to get a weekend in their busy schedule.


April 25—Michael Kiehm and Carrie Smith
Our Florida Westies will be taking advantage of this super opportunity for an unmatched combination of instruction and social dancing. Our last major WCS weekend with John Lindo brought 131 of our Members and dancers from Tampa, Gainesville, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville and all points between. We want all of our traveling friends to come back to enjoy our smooth floor, friendly hospitality, and the great team of Michael and Carrie.

Find Out What's Happening at the Club

SCDC wants you to stay informed of all the lessons, events and dances that happen every month. Here are some channels we keep open for you, so that you can find us easily. Here are several ways for members and friends to stay in touch with the club.

SCDC has two sites on Facebook: A “Group”, Space Coast Dance Club and a “Page”, Space Coast Dance Club Events and Dances.

Space Coast Dance Club—Our Group
Thanks to Steve Dandeneau, SCDC has had a group page on Facebook for seven years. We post notifications, club activities and other information about the club and other dance groups. You will also find some interesting dance videos and comments from your friends. Many other dances are posted on this site, so If you are looking for someplace to dance, this is a great place to start.

Space Coast Dance Club Events and Dances—Our Page
The second Facebook site is “Space Coast Dance Club Events and Dances.” This site focuses on our own dances and events so that the details are easily found. Click on any event that interests you. Page down for description and schedule. You can navigate between the sites using the blue icon on the group page and the “Visit Group” button on the “Events and Dances” page. Take a look, and LIKE the page!

SCDC sends about 2 to 3 emails per month to anyone who would like to receive them. This is your invitation to join SCDC's email list, and receive advance notice of our dances and events. Members are automatically added to the email list if you gave us your email address. If you are not getting emails and would like to receive them, send your name and email address to:

Website and Newsletter
On the SCDC Website ( you can read about the club's history, goals and current club events. There are articles on the Newsletter tab, which you can access from the navigation bar at the top of the Home page. There are details about dance times, events and upcoming DJ's and instructors. This is a very good resource with up-to-date news about Board decisions, and it's always available on your device.

Members Can

Win A Ticket To

Swingover for $1!

The drawing for each of the two Swingover passes is announcement time at the February 29 dance! Please buy your $1 chances before the drawing. Two dancers will be very lucky!

The event directors at Swingover Orlando have provided two full event passes for SCDC to raffle for our Members. Each of these two passes is valued at $119. Members can purchase chances at the rate of $1 per ticket at any SCDC January or February event. The two winners will be drawn at the February 29 Danielle Blouin Swing/Country dance.The winners need not be present at the drawing to win.

The Swingover Orlando event will be held April 3-5 at the Florida Hotel & Conference Center in the Florida Mall, 1500 Sand Lake Rd, Orlando. Swingover will feature major West Coast Swing superstars including Jennifer Deluca, Jason & Annmarie Marker, Jeff Mumford, and  others to be announced. The weekend will include competitions, shows, and lots of social dancing. Be sure to buy your tickets and take advantage of a great bargain for a great party. This is a fabulous event nearby in Orlando worth your support, whether or not you are a lucky winner.

Happy Birthday To Members Born in February

February Birthdays--Scot Glasco, Melody Barnett, Don Wilson and Anita Dukes have birthdays in February. Have a wonderful day and an exciting 2020!

Song Requests at the Dances

Are you having a special birthday, an anniversary or some other important event? Would you like to do a special line dance? SCDC would like to help you celebrate by playing your request. Members can send a request to events@SpaceCoastDanceClub or Facebook Messenger to Ron Smith at least 24 hours before the dance. If the DJ has the song and it fits the theme of the dance, the DJ will be glad to play it for you.

Due to questions and suggestions from our DJ's, the Board has been conducting research to simplify our contract wording for DJ's. Les Cheong led an effort to get feedback from DJs about the best way to describe our musical needs. Using e-mail and social media, he surveyed not only our local DJs but also other pros nationwide, 31 DJs in all. The result of this research was a new set of guidelines. Not only does this new contract language give a more accurate set of instructions, it also deals with other issues raised by the DJs themselves.

A Board motion to set policy and improve communication with the DJ's was passed unanimously on January 14. The motion incorporates the recommendations from the report submitted by Les, and the excellent suggestions received from the DJ community. For example, the advance request policy gives the DJ time to download the requests in advance of the dance. Thanks to the contributors to this project--Les, Josh Angel, Anne Marie, Steve Dandeneau, Phyllis, Danielle Blouin and others.

To The FOP: Thanks for All You Do!

Thanks to the FOP for a wonderful year.We appreciate you for opening their Bar/Lounge to the Guests and Members of SCDC during our dances. We appreciate the very attractive prices, and the support that we get from the FOP. Many of our members and guests enjoy the lounge and bar that the FOP has generously opened on dance nights.Please check out the bar/lounge and say "Hello" to the bartender. Chip and the other bartenders are volunteers from the FOP who come to assure that we have a great time at the dances. Their support at the bar is another indication of FOP's support of our club. As always, if you prefer, you may bring your own bottle from home.