AS PRESIDENT OF THE MIDWEST SWING DANCE FEDERATION, IT IS WITH MUCH SADNESS AND REGRET THAT I MUST ANNOUNCE THAT DUE TO THE COVID PANDEMIC, THE BOARD HAS MADE THE DECISION TO CANCEL THE HALL OF FAME DANCE ON DECEMBER 30, 2020 AND THE NYE DANCE ON DECEMBER 31, 2020. I HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH THE RENAISSANCE HOTEL AND THEY ARE CURRENTLY DRAWING UP AN ADDENDUM TO RESCHEDULE FOR THE HOF AND NYE DANCE FOR 2021. ALSO, PLEASE PROVIDE FOR CONSIDERATION AN INDIVIDUAL THAT MIGHT WANT TO REPLACE OUR TREASURER, BOBBI STEINKUEHLER. SHE HAS OPTED NOT TO CONTINUE AS THE TREASURER. THERE ARE FOUR MONTHS LEFT FOR HER REPLACEMENT TO BE TIED INTO THAT POSITION. BOBBIE HAS GONE ABOVE AND BEYOND IN THE EXECUTION OF HER DUTIES AND SHE WILL BE SORELY MISSED.
KEEP ON DANCING ! JUDY CIARAMITARO
After much consideration, the Midwest Swing Dance Federation Board voted and approved cancelling the Federation Picnic this year due to the impact of COVID19 on our communities.
If you have already purchased your ticket from a Federation board member or club representative, please reach out to that same individual for a full refund.
2020 tickets will NOT be honored in 2021.
Dear Members and Sister Club Members,
St. Louis Imperial Dance Club was established in 1973, and for many, many years was the largest and most popular Imperial Club in St. Louis. But as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and sometimes The Universe decides to help a difficult decision along with a series of fortuitous events.
Our club has been struggling with membership and attendance at our monthly dances for quite some time, and with the impact of COVID19 this year, it’s confirmed the Board’s decision to discontinue our monthly dances going forward.
However, in order to honor the history of our dance in St. Louis, and to keep our club connected with the most amazing dance community in the country, we intend to continue hosting two large dances annually. Our St. Patrick’s Day Dance in March, and our Halloween/Anniversary Dance in October. These of course are contingent upon the community’s support by participation, and our ability to find a new venue to host them.
St. Louis Imperial Dance Club will continue to maintain our non-profit status, and remain members of the Midwest Swing Dance Federation as long as feasibly possible. We will of course continue to support our sister clubs!
St. Louis Imperial Dance Club Board
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