Volunteer - Join Our 2019 Volunteer Organizing Team

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 2019 Volunteer Organizing Team
for our February 9, 2019 Royal Palm DanceSport Championships NQE:

Following are the members who were part of our Growing 2019 Volunteer Organizing Team,
for our Royal Palm DanceSport Championships NQE on February 9, 2019:  

Organizer:     Connie Barnhart Koontz

Co-Chair, Organizing Committee:     Lee Fox

Competition Registrars & O2cm Managers:     Connie Barnhart Koontz     Dave Koontz  

Deck Captain:     Paula Mendelsohn

Assistant Deck Captain & Support for Competitors:     Autumn Silva    

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

Spectator Ticket Sales & Seating:     Terry O’Donnell

Awards & Scholarships Coordinators:    Connie Koontz     Lee Fox     Crystal S.H. Wong, CPA

Collegiate Outreach & FAU Team Sponsor:     Carolyne New

Support for Judges:     Dave Koontz     Al Guzzi     Marcia Miller     Millie Ledoux

Logistics Coordinator:     Ernie Arcaro

Logistics Team:     Ernie Arcaro     Matthew Dindial

Computers & Electronic Equipment:     Dave Koontz

Food Arrangements:            

Transportation/ Shuttle Coordinators:     Ernie Arcaro

Fundraising:     Our Entire Board

Promotion & Communications:     Our Entire Board & Competition Advisory Committee

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

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

Doctors:     Violeta Chiong     Vic Chiong

Medical Assistant:     Gabriella Bon Fante    

Photographer:     Lee Ranger

Chapter Newsletter:     Terry O’Donnell    

Set Up & Take Down:   Advisor:     Les MacDonald
    Ernie Arcaro     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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Thank you for your Offer to join the 2019 Volunteer Organizing Team for the Royal Palm DanceSport Competition!
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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

USA Dance National Qualifying Event (NQE)

World DanceSport Federation (WDSF)

The Royal Palm DanceSport Championships NQE
on February 9, 2019 in Sunny South Florida will be the
First USA Dance National Qualifying Event (NQE) in Florida!!
Open to the World!   WDSF Open Standard Events Included!

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:

See List of Scholarship Donors

The Catherine & Francis Burzik FoundationUSA Dance, Royal Palm Chapter
Goldcoast Ballroom


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