Volunteer - Join Our 2019 Volunteer Organizing Team

Information for our next Competition will be posted as it becomes available.

Circle of Friends (image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons)The Royal Palm DanceSport Competition is a very successful, exciting, and fun annual event!  The Competition – now in its 16th year, sponsored by the USA Dance, Royal Palm Chapter, attracts excellent dancers from Florida, around the U.S., and Canada.

We are grateful to our many dedicated volunteers who form our annual Volunteer Organizing Team and help make this event happen each year. They do a remarkable job, as illustrated by the many Comments of praise we receive from participants in the Competition each year. In addition, our volunteers become a wonderful “Circle of Friends.”

Volunteer Now to Join our 2019 Volunteer Organizing Team

Our 2018 Volunteer Organizing Team – for our Previous Competition:

Following are the members who were part of our 2018 Volunteer Organizing Team,
which organized our previous Competition held on January 20, 2018:  

Organizer:     John Rannella

Competition Registrars & O2cm Managers:     Connie Koontz     David Koontz  

Youth & Collegiate Outreach Coordinators:     Olga Gendlina     Olga Kiyan

Deck Captains:     Paula Mendelshon     Richard Hamer     Ammie Ericsson

Reception, Competitor Packages & Competitor Check-in:     Millie Ledoux   Vi Chiong

Spectator Ticket Sales:     Olga Gendlina     Olga Kiyan

Awards & Scholarships Coordinators:    John Rannella     Olga Gendlina

Support for Competitors:     Olga Kiyan     Alexei Kiyan

Food Arrangements:     Helena Brody        

Competition Webmasters:     Connie and David Koontz
(Competition website – www.RoyalPalmDancesport.org)

Chapter Webmaster:     Marius Ungureanu
(Chapter website – www.USADance-RoyalPalm.org)

Photographer:     Lee Ranger

Chapter Newsletter:     Terry O’Donnell    

Set Up & Take Down:
    Les MacDonald     John Rannella     Matthew Dindial


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To Volunteer:

If you want to be part of the camaraderie of this great Team of volunteers and volunteer to join our 2019 Volunteer Organizing Team, e-mail the Organizer at Organizer@royalpalmdancesport.org.

Or simply fill out the Form below, and click “Send” at the bottom:

Offer to Volunteer/ Application to Join 2019 Volunteer Organizing Team

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Subject: Volunteering to Help with the Royal Palm DanceSport Competition

Your Message: What tasks would you like to help with? When can you be available to help? What questions do you have?

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Thank you for your Offer to join the 2019 Volunteer Organizing Team for the Royal Palm DanceSport Competition!
We will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Why Volunteer to Help, and Become a Member of
our 2019 Volunteer Organizing Team?

  In addition to the reward of being a part of the Team producing such a beautiful and well received event,

  Have Fun and Be Part of a Great Circle of Friends. Our volunteers have a great time socializing, watching the amazing dancing we see each year, or performing and competing themselves. As someone said, “Dancers are the nicest people, and the most energetic, engaging, and fun friends!” Whoever said that was right!

Volunteer to help with the Competition and become a member of our 2019 Volunteer Organizing Team! It is great fun to be part of this amazing Team of friends!

  The Services You Donate are Tax-Deductible at “Fair Market Value” In addition, services and items donated to USA Dance, Inc. are tax deductible at their fair market value, as USA Dance, Inc. is qualified as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Tax Code. If you volunteer, you can request a Donation Receipt for your hours of service, for your tax records. (The Internal Revenue Code places the responsibility for estimating the value of services or items donated upon the donor rather than the organization receiving the gift. The IRS advises that “fair market value” is interpreted as the price which a buyer is willing to pay and the seller is willing to accept, when the two are independent and dealing at arm’s length.)

  Other Benefits:

In recognition and gratitude for our wonderful Volunteers, the Royal Palm Chapter will provide to each of our Volunteers who are members of our 2019 Volunteer Organizing Team and help at the Competition:

  • Free Entry to the USA Dance, Royal Palm Chapter evening social dance on the Evening of the Competition – February 9, 2019.
  • Free Admission to the 2019 Competition, all day.
  • Recognition with gratitude at the Competition, and listing as a Member of the 2019 Volunteer Organizing Team in the Competition Program and on this website.

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What Can you Do to Help, as a Member of our 2019 Volunteer Organizing Team?

Among the tasks with which we need volunteer help for the Competition are the following:

  • Registration Desk — Works with Registrar to ensure all couples are properly registered for competition event.
  • Ticket Seller — Sells any tickets remaining on competition weekend and helps with selling programs etc.
  • Door Attendant — Checks audience tickets at entrance to ballroom.
  • Ushers –Assists guests in finding their assigned seats.
  • Clerical Help — Helps with printing programs, labeling tickets & reserved tables, stuffing Registration packets, and other clerical and secretarial tasks.
  • Hospitality Booth — Helps with membership issues and answering questions about USA Dance.
  • Judges Table — Keeps the table clean and makes sure that the snacks are out and replenished.
  • Floater — Someone who wants to do a little of everything.
  • Setup/Take-Down — (always need people in this area) Looking for super volunteers who don’t mind getting down and dirty. If you help set up (Thursday) or take down (Saturday at end of the Competition) you will receive, not just one, but two free admission tickets to our next USA Dance monthly dance on February 12, 2019.

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Count Down to Our Next Competition - February 9, 2019


The Royal Palm DanceSport Championships NQE
on February 9, 2019 in Sunny South Florida will be the

First National Qualifying Event (NQE) of USA Dance in Florida!!
The Annual USA Dance Royal Palm DanceSport Competition - now in it's 16th year -
is one of the most highly regarded dancesport competitions in Florida and in the United States.
We welcome Amateur, Pro/Am, Teacher/ Student, and Professional competitor couples from around
the United States, Canada, and the World!

Competition Sponsors & Principal Donors: