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Tenth Anniversary - a look back

A. Caluen

Los Angeles County Chapter #4031 celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2014. Chapter coordinator Alexandra Caluen, with the help of other motivated dancers, the support of local professionals, and key advice from Lisa Sandoval (Antelope Valley) and Priscilla Dean (Phoenix) completed chapter certification in 2004. At our peak we had grown to over 600 members, 20% DanceSport Athletes. We held our first annual Showcase, and also began sponsoring K-12 dance instruction, in 2007.

A team of USA Dance members led by our chapter accompanied the Kit Cat Clock float in the 2012 Rose Parade. Our members have danced on stage and screen, and in many fundraisers, including a "Dancing with Our Stars" event at St. Monica's School in 2012 and 2013. We have supported the U.S. Marine Corps.' Toys for Tots program for several years with our Holiday Ball. We are proud to support the National mission and our sister chapters.

Our chapter Presidents and their volunteers have led all these efforts over the years. The past and present Presidents are: Michael Caan; Jeffrey the Barak; Harris Sperling; David Spetner; Herb McGurk; and Jerry Hernandez.