2021 Club Newsletters




Next Dance               February 22

Dance Fee Due   Pay at the Door

Send your dance fee payable to “GCBDC” to:

Chris Hanak

19B Hartwell Villas

Anderson, SC. 29626

Email Chris H


Last Month’s Dance Report

Started the year off correctly, didn’t we?  There were 49 avid dancers who came through the door to a fun evening, even if it did include those stodgy old elections!  How very fortunate we are that Bill Harris and Jack DeVroomen stepped up to fill the positions vacated by our good friends Chris S. and Sam.  You all constantly renew my faith in people!  What a good crowd you all are!

Special Thanks! to Cheryl and Bob Carlisle for managing the hosting table for the evening.  When your evening starts off with smiles and greetings from these two fine folks, you know it’s going to be a good one!  Thanks to you both for helping out and being such good friends!

Food kudos to June, Dennis, Debbie, Chris S., Jana, Linda, Vickie, and Gwen for supplying us with that delicious pork tenderloin buffet replete with all those sumptuous fixin’s, and a round of most delectable desserts to finish it off!  You all know just a little something ‘bout cooking!  Ain’t we glad!

Forever Thanks! To Patricia and Jack de Vroomen for their donation of flower bulbs for our door prizes! You two are really special!

Thanks also to Dennis for teaching another quality step in the Waltz, which we all enjoyed, and then providing the music for the evening!  You are a busy guy Dennis, and we thank you!

During the break Dennis reminded us of our next dance on 02/22 and Rob’s dance on 02/01.  The USA dance will be on 02/08 at Grace Hall. There will also be a Clemson Valentine’s Day dance on 02/15 at a cost of $5/person in the Palmetto Ballroom of the Student Union Bldg.

Dennis conducted the annual business meeting/elections.  Dennis automatically moves from Vice-President to President.  Dave Thomas and Chris Hanak were elected to their respective offices as Vice-President and Treasurer.  Chris Hanak provided the annual Treasurers Report for member perusal.  Sincere Thanks to our newly elected Secretary, Bill Harris, who steps up to fill the shoes of Chris Sabo, and Jack de Vroomen who takes over from Sam Hammond as External Activities Chair.  A very hearty “Welcome to the Board” to you both!

Our heartfelt gratitude goes to both Chris and Sam for their dedication to the success of our club, and for all those years of service to make it happen!  You two are real treasures!

The flower bulbs were won by Pat Mouzayck and Ann West, and the gift card by Doug Greene.  Congratulations to you all!

Please note that the club has a Facebook page and we would appreciate it if you would like, and share posts for us.  Thanks!

I’m reserving this spot for a little humor (or serious stuff) from time to time. Here it is for this month:  

Q. What’s the difference between ignorance and apathy?

A. I don’t know, and I don’t care!



Important Information

Our web site address is: www.gcbdc.com

This is our standard reminder of the Dues and Fees required by the By-Laws.  Annual Membership Dues are $10.00 per person per year. Your membership expires in December and the dues are never pro-rated. Club Member Dance Fees are $12.00 per person and Non-Member Dance Fees are $14.00 per person. All Dance Fees are due 1 week prior to the dance. It is most important that Dance Fees be paid on time so that we can accurately judge the amount of food and drink to purchase for the dance. Please do your best to help us out with this one. Thanks!

Dance Dates/Lessons in 2020

January 25 - Waltz
February 22 - Rumba
March 28
April 25
May 23
June 27
July 25
August 22
September TBD
October TBD
November TBD
December TBD – Holiday catered dinner/dance, no lesson.

Please note these dates on your important to-do calendar!

Normal Dance Times

6:30 – 7:00PM Lesson
7:00 – 7:30PM – Dinner
7:30 – 10:00PM - Dancing

Directions to the Dance

We don't want anyone to miss out because they can't find us! The dance location is Zion United Methodist Church, 5708 Highway 187 North, Activity building. Hwy 187 runs between Hwy 76 near Pendleton) and Hwy 24 (intersection that goes to Portman Marina.) From the Hwy 76 intersection with 187 (at the Milliken Plant) proceed South 4.2 miles to the Church on the left. From Hwy 24, proceed North across I-85 and from there the Church is about 1.5 miles on the right.



The Lib Ryan Dance Club is offering a Ballroom dance at Senior Action, 50 Directors Dr. Greenville 29615 Mondays 6:30 – 9:00 PM No Partner required! Open to all.

Ballroom participants (over the age of 55) must be a member of Senior Action (SA) to participate. The cost of membership is only $60 annually.  There is $2 fee for the ballroom dance program once you are a member. Silver Sneakers memberships are available to those who are part of that insurance-based program; in which case, there is no annual fee for membership to Senior Action!  SA can help folks determine if they are Silver Sneakers qualified in the event they do not know or have a card. Try us 3 times for free! For more info contact Lib Ryan Club President Jack de Vroomen at 864- 980-7871 or see the Golden Corner Ballroom Dance Facebook site.


Rob Rizzuto will host his monthly Dinner/Dance on February 01 at the Spinning Jenny at 107 Cannon Street in Greer. Merengue lesson from 7:15 to 8PM, dancing from 8PM to 11PM. Dinner is provided. Cash bar. Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share. Admission is $15. Call Rob at 864-616-7080, or check his web site at takedancelessons.com for more information.

The Upstate USA Dance Chapter dance will occur on February 08 and March 14 at Grace Hall, 108 Trade St. in Greer, from 7 to 10:30PM.  Admission is $10/person-member, and $12/person-non-member.  Contact Natalie Foreverland or Upstate USA on their Facebook pages for more information.


The Hendersonville Ballroom Dance Club hosts several dances.  Check their web site at www.hendersonvilleballroomclub.webs.com for more information, or call 828-692-0575.

The Asheville Ballroom at 991 Sweeten Creek Road holds several dances each month. Get their schedule at www.ashevilleballroom.com or call 828-274-8320.

There are several opportunities to dance in Columbia. Look for places and schedules on www.usadance.us

The Palmetto Ballroom Dance Club in Florence hosts a dance once a month. Go to www.palmettodanceclub.org for their schedule and information.

In Charleston, check out www.ballroomdanceclub.org, www.creativespark.org (Click on Events) and www.ballroomplus.com for schedules and information.

Any information or recommendations on other dance events would be appreciated. E-Mail me at (Email Jack) with telephone numbers, e-mails or websites.

Have fun on the dance floor!