Thanks to the FOP for opening their Bar/Lounge During Dances For Our Enjoyment!

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November 2017 Newsletter

Jeff Mumford Event Weekend November 11-12


Private Lessons With Jeff

SCDC strives to bring top tier dance pros and teachers to the club and we are very proud of the reception our choices have had from the dance community this year. Jeff Mumford is teaching at SCDC for the third time, and most of us know him and are very impressed with Jeff personally and professionally. There are only a few Private Lesson slots still available with Jeff on November 12 (Sunday.) Price is $70 for a Private lesson with Jeff.

To schedule, please contact Steve Dandeneau at or Ron Smith at, or send either Steve or Ron a request via Facebook Messenger.

Holiday Donations

SCDC has traditionally collected donations for local charities during the holiday season.

Suggested donations are nonperishable food items for Thanksgiving and new, unwrapped toys for teens or children in December. During November and December, we will be collecting your gifts. On November 11 nonperishable food items for Thanksgiving can be placed in the collection box near the sign-in table.  On December 9 unwrapped toys for teens or children can be placed under the Christmas tree. We will collect the items and transport them to the appropriate agency. Watch your email from the club and announcements at the dances for more details about SCDC support of community charitable organizations.


We still have two (2) seats available for the Floorplay New Year's vacation event in Orlando. Our three tables are numbers 8, 28, 29--viewable on the Floorplay New Years Vacation website. This is a super location with great views of the shows and easy access to social dancing. If you have attended this event in prior years, you know how much fun we have. If you would like to share a table with your friends, we would like you to join us. Please call or text Ron Smith at (202) 664-0707 to claim you place out of the two remaining.



We have four members with birthdays this month. Please wish Happy Birthday to Joanne Miller, Reggie Foley, Mary Ann Caputo and Phyllis Lentz. We wish you a very Happy Birthday. See you dancing this month.

We Love the Bar/Lounge!

Many thanks to Chip, the FOP bartender who most often is in charge of the Bar/Lounge at our dances, and to all the FOP bartenders that come to our dances. Many of our members and guests enjoy the lounge and bar that the FOP has generously opened on dance nights. The prices are very attractive with a good selection. Please check out the bar/lounge and say "Hello" to the bartender. Chip and the other bartenders are volunteers from the FOP that 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. SCDC supplies soft drinks.

455 Facebook Members!

455 dancers and pros are members of our Facebook Group. If you aren't a member, Click here to see the page. Click on the "Join" button and you are following the club.

Our Facebook group displays our own club events, lessons available from local instuctors, local parties and dances, and events close by and not so close for our traveling members.There are regular posts from pros with dance hints and videos. You can keep up with the dances and great instructors coming soon. It's a great way to stay in touch.

Dancing in Melbourne

Our Members enjoy dancing and love to go out often. These are some member-favorite suggestions for you to try.

Monday at Melbourne Ballroom:
Jerry Morrison is hosting a West Coast Swing dance at Melbourne Ballroom on Wickham Road every Monday from 8 PM to 10 PM. Jerry includes optional personal coaching in the $10 per person cost. Jerry says "Come share your love for West Coast Swing. I am there to help new and established gain more love of this dance."

Friday at Beachside Ballroom:
Michael Cassidy's dances are held at Beachside Dance Club every Friday. Dances include a lesson at 7:00, Open dancing 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm with complimentary beer, wine and refreshments. (GET MAP to Beachside Dance Club). For more information, see Michael Cassidy's Facebook page. (Click Here) or phone 321-652-0745.

Newsletter Contributors

Special Thanks to Kathy Madsen, Em Smith, Ron Smith, Joan Silvester, Diane Moon and Carol Girard, who contributed to this Newsletter and who often offer news, comments and support. If you have an item to share in the newsletter, please contact a Board Member or any of the members listed above.

Thanks to Our Volunteers

Special Thanks go to these members who help set up before the dance, put away the tables and chairs after the dance and keep the snack table filled. Our club is a special group that shares the responsibilities that come with managing dances. Much of the work takes place behind the scenes to keep the dances running smoothly and bring you the dance experiences you love. If you would like to get to know your club friends better, there is no better way than to get involved as a volunteer. Get in touch with Ron Smith at (202) 664-0707 (Text or voice) and let us know what you would like to do. It's fun and we appreciate your contribution.

Jeff Mumford returns to SCDC for his third visit November 11 and 12. Everyone here who has ever met Jeff loves the warmth and genuine friendliness which he shares with every dancer. Our dancers are delighted to greet our friend whenever he visits our club.

The group workshop event will be on Saturday, November 11. Jeff will lead three Saturday workshops: 2:00-3:00 PM, 3:15-4:15 PM, and 6:30-7:30 PM. The dance will be from 7:30PM until 10:30PM. Price for a Single Workshop is $12 member/$15 non-member. Price for all three workshops is $30 for Members/$40 for Non-Members. Admission to the dance is the usual price: $7 for Members/$10 for Non-Members.

Our SCDC dancers always have a great time when Jeff is on the floor. Come join us for another outrageously, amazing, fun, fabulous weekend with Jeff!

The DJ for the dance will be Anne Rohrer

Anne Rohrer is bringing another great playlist to our Saturday night dance for the Jeff Mumford guest instructor weekend. Anne always keeps our dancers inspired and moving on the floor. Think about this: the combined energy of Jeff Mumford and Anne Rohrer....AMAZING!!!

Check-In at the Event Workshops

We are expecting a crowd and making plans to accommodate you with minimum waiting. Please bring cash or a check made out to "SCDC" or "Cash". We cannot accept credit cards. We will open at 1:15 PM for CHECK-IN, so come early, put on your shoes and avoid the last-minute line.
EXACT CHANGE OR CHECK is appreciated and will definitely shorten your wait.

Non-Members who join will receive the Member price at this event and all other events and dances remaining this year. MEMBERSHIP FOR THE SECOND HALF YEAR IS $12. Welcome to all our Members and Guests to this very exciting weekend.

SCDC's Annual Christmas Party is December 9. We welcome all our friends and members to celebrate with us before you hurry off to holiday visits with family and friends. We will have a tree and decorations, and lots of holiday treats and hugs. DJ Paul will be playing a Holiday Mix with Swing AND Country, with some East Coast favorites. Of course there will be traditional holiday tunes and smooth favorites. As always, requests are welcome.

We will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items and new, unwrapped toys for teens or children in December. SCDC has a tradition of supporting toy and food collections in our community, so let's make this year the best ever.


Two Dozen Fun Opportunities to have a Great Time!

Here is the exciting schedule of activities that has been approved by the SCDC Board of Directors:

*An expanded Country schedule (9 dances) in 2018. First Country dance January 13, 2018
*Member Appreciation dance FREE FOR MEMBERS: February 10, 2018
*Six workshop weekends featuring outstanding West Coast Swing and Country professionals:
      Tommy Gibbs & Renee Lipman
      Jimmy & Cindy Formelio
      Kay Newhouse & Matthew Smith
      PJ Turner
      Shawn Swaithes & Donna Bonham-Steinfeld
      Jeff Mumford
*Two outstanding club events: Anniversary Party June 30 and Christmas Party December 8, 2018
*Six dance parties with visiting DJs

That's 24 dates on your 2018 calendar to join the party. Watch the website and newsletter for more details on the schedule. Plan to dance with SCDC early and often!


Great value for a great program. Membership dues for full-year 2018 has been set by the Board of Directors at $30 per person. That $30 investment pays back more than $150 in benefits. Check out the list of Member savings:

The revised Membership Dues and admission pricing are changing for the first time in the 9-year history of SCDC. Admission fees for 2018 dances will be $8 for Members and $12 for Non-Members. Fees for Workshop Weekends have not changed. SCDC activities are unmatched in Central Florida for quality and price. Sign up for 2018 Membership right away and take advantage of the savings for all 24 events.


Jerome and Bonnie Subey Led Workshops
October 14-15

Jerome and Bonnie Subey led a Workshop weekend with three workshops on Saturday, October 14. Jerome and Bonnie are funny, dynamic and generous with their knowledge of West Coast Swing. Our group have become fans. Here are some comments.

From Jenny: "I LOVE our dance community. Happy place for me! Thanks for the dances and taking the time to organize all these things. Had a good lesson with Bonnie, she is a great instructor, encouraging and great eye for what I need to work on. I appreciate that this dance is welcoming to all levels."

Dancer Di wrote, "I had a private lesson with Jerome Subey and he targeted some areas that needed improvement. He was kind and patient and explained what was happening and why it was happening and how I can improve. Loved it!!! Thank you SCDC for bringing in the Subeys for the weekend, dance was great with music by DJ Desi!!!"

Kathy M. said: "Great workshops & dance last night with Jerome and Bonnie Cannon Subey . Music by Desie Damaso Mitchell kept us on the dance floor. Thanks to the "Board" and volunteers for your hard work. Looking forward to future events.

From Barbara Sue: "The SCDC dance last night was awesome. Thank you to the board for all your hard work and to Desie Damaso Mitchell for the music. And to Chip, our favorite bartender at FOP. My private with Bonnie Cannon Subey was totally amazing. Hope that SCDC will have Bonnie and Jerome back soon!"

Bonnie Subey says; "Thank you for bringing us to your community for Jerome & Bonnie at SCDC, you are gracious hosts and Jérome and I had a wonderful time! What a great little group of dancers!"

Jerome and Bonnie Subey were fun and fabulous. What a great weekend!
The DJ for the dance was Desie Damaso. Super Music, as always, from DJ Desie!

Beach Boppers of Orlando

Visit SCDC on

October 28

On October 28 SCDC celebrated the music of the 50's and 60's, featuring some beach music for our friends, the Orlando Beach Boppers. Frank Umont was our DJ for the night. A group from Beach Boppers of Orlando joined us for the evening. The floor was full all evening and there were lots of smiling dancers. Thanks to Harry for leading The Stroll. One of our members commented, "This is my favorite kind of music. I had a ball! Great people; great dance!"

Country Western Night at SCDC

A great big Howdy to all y'all Country/Western dance fans!  The Space Coast Dance Club is gearing up for a fantastic C/W dance event on January 13 and, partner, it's gonna be good.  We'll teach a simple pattern dance about 7:00pm so as to be ready when the music starts at 7:30 and, during the evening, we'll do a couple of group mixers so we can mingle.  It'll be an all country night with all country music. Paul Girard will DJ.  If you have a favorite dance, or want to hear a favorite song, call, text, or email me with your request and we'll try our best to accommodate you.  Here's my contact info:
Harry Mashburn Phone:  828-712-2631 email:

Previews of Future Dances and Events

Below is the schedule planned for SCDC dances and workshop events through December. The event committee has planned a variety of dances and events. Mark your calendar so you don't miss your favorites and don't forget to try something new.

Calendar Highlights
SCDC Dance Parties and Events in November

For more information or directions to the event, see the SCDC Calendar. Dances or other club events are held on Saturdays from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Melbourne FOP. Meet a friendly group of people, dance to some great tunes on a 2200 square foot dance floor and enjoy the evening in a smoke-free setting. Admission is $7.00/Members, $10.00/Non-Members. For directions, click here.

SCDC Presents West Coast Swing Workshops Jeff Mumford
Saturday, November 11, Workshops at 2:00 pm, 3:15 pm and 6:30 pm. After the afternoon workshops you are invited to join us for dinner at a local restaurant.

SCDC Dance
Saturday, November 11, Dance--7:30pm 10:30pm. Space Coast Dance Club Workshops and Dance will be held at the FOP. Music will be mostly West Coast Swing. Join us to welcome Jeff! Anne Rohrer will be DJ. Don't forget your Food Donation!

Jeff Mumford Private Lessons
Sunday, November 12, Jeff Mumford will be teaching private lessons by appointment. If you would like one of the remaining lessons, please contact Ron Smith, or phone/text 202-664-0707 or Steve Dandeneau at or Facebook Message.

Dances are held at:
1049 Julia Drive, Melbourne, FL 32935 Get Map

Space Coast Dance Club mailing address is:
Space Coast Dance Club, 802 Ridge Lake Drive, Melbourne, FL 32940

Space Coast Dance Club telephone: 321-544-5160

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2017 SCDC Board

Paul Girard - President
Ron Smith - Vice President
Anita Dukes-Secretary
Carol Girard -Treasurer
Steve Dandeneau
Reggie Foley
Dave Francisco
Michele Holm