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"Best of South Jersey July 2009"
South Jersey Magazine

Best of Philly 2010

President Philip Zoebisch
Vice President Dorothy Waters
Secretary Marlene Collins
Treasurer Joe Murphy
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Intermediate Dance Videos

Bacchata - Christy Kam
Bolero - Gene Lapierre

Cha Cha - Charles Hoefgen
East Coast Swing - Shana Vitoff
Foxtrot - Brian Wells
Night Club Two Step
Rumba - Steve & Betty Culver
Salsa - Barbara Capaldi
Samba - Christy Kam
Tango - Bill Sapp
Argentine Tango - Guillermo & Vittoria
Viennese Waltz - Bill Sapp
West Coast Swing - Alan Saperstein

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Dance Haddonfield

Lessons, food, refreshments and music: Just 15 dollars!
Combined with Intermediate Lessons: Only 20 dollars!

Come single, or bring a partner. Everyone is welcome.

Swing! Latin! Ballroom!

Dance Haddonfield meets every Sunday night:
Beginner Lessons are from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM and dance to 10:30 PM.
Intermediate Lessons are from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Dance Haddonfield meets at:            
Grace Church
19 Kings Highway East
Haddonfield, NJ


Beginner Lesson Schedule:  7PM to 8PM

Jan. 3 - Fox Trot
Jan. 10 - Salsa
Jan. 17 - WC Swing
Jan. 24 - Rumba
Jan. 31 - Country 2 Step
Feb. 7 - Waltz
Feb. 14 - Swing

Intermediate Lesson: 6PM to 7PM

February 7 - March 13 - Country Two Step with Alan Saperstein (Dave Kim will substitute March 6)

Future Intermediate Lessons:
March 20 - April 24 - Hustle, Donna Boyle)
May 1 - June 5 - Argentine Tango, Vittoria Natale and Guillermo Elkouss
June 12 - July 17 - Bolero, Bill Sapp


Dance Haddonfield hosts ballroom dance lessons Sundays at Grace Church

Sometimes it can seem like there isn’t much happening on a Sunday night. However, what you may not know is that here in Haddonfield on Sunday nights there is fun, laughter and dancing at Grace Church.

Almost every Sunday night, Dance Haddonfield hosts ballroom dance lessons and a dance, with intermediate lessons at 6 p.m., beginner lessons at 7 p.m. and dancing from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Dance Haddonfield is something fun to do on a Sunday night for anyone from age 16 to 100.

“Ballroom dancing is athletic, creative and it’s social,” said Philip Zoebisch, president of the Delaware Valley Chapter of USA Dance.

Dance Haddonfield is a part of the educational non-profit Delaware Valley Chapter of USA Dance. USA Dance’s mission is to promote ballroom dancing in any way possible. Dance Haddonfield, in particular, also wants to promote Haddonfield itself. It does this by offering the lessons and dance at Grace Church, located at 19 Kings Highway East, as well as giving away Haddonfield-specific door prizes each night. It gives away a $30 townwide gift certificate, tickets to Haddonfield Play and Players and a lottery ticket where someone could win $1,000 a week for life.

“I think Haddonfield is exceptional. I think Haddonfield is the perfect place. It’s a nice place; it’s a safe place; it’s the perfect community for this type of thing,” said Joseph Murphy, founder and chief cha cha officer of Dance Haddonfield. “We help introduce people to Haddonfield. Many people don’t know about it until they come here.”

Dance Haddonfield was started in April 2000, when Murphy was encouraged by friends to start a dance group. There were places to dance in Philadelphia but nothing nearby. Murphy tried to hold that dance at a few different places nearby before finding space was available at Grace Church.

“I went over there and fell in love,” Murphy said.

Since its beginnings, Dance Haddonfield has been named Best of South Jersey in 2009 and Best of Philly in 2010.

Each Sunday night starts off at 6 p.m. with intermediate lessons from “the best dance instructors in the area,” according to Murphy. They bring in instructors from all over who are associated with USA Dance. Then, at 7 p.m. are beginner lessons where each week a different beginner step is introduced. Dances include Latin dances, swing dances and smooth dances; it is not all waltzing. Intermediate dancers may help out the beginners or eat some food or beverages that Dance Haddonfield provides for everyone. Then, from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. is the dancing, with ballroom etiquette, where it is impolite to say “no.”

Ballroom dancing is a social activity. Couples and singles come out to dance, but no one is limited to one partner. The dancing portion of the night hosts at least two mixed dances, in which everyone dances with everyone. A new person automatically meets all the attendees during these dances, so there is no need to be nervous about talking to someone.

“As a social activity, it is wonderful because you automatically meet people. It’s hard to be a stranger when you’re holding someone or dancing with someone. Also, you automatically have something to discuss, dancing,” Murphy said.

Every Sunday, about 60 to 80 people attend, though they can go up to 100 some nights. About 80 percent of the attendees are single, and some have made connections both in their social life as well as their professional life. Murphy met his girlfriend and Zoebisch got his job through Dance Haddonfield.

“Expect to have fun, laugh, smile and enjoy yourself. It’s a good place to get away and enjoy your night,” Murphy said.

For a night of lessons, food, refreshments and music at Dance Haddonfield it is $15 and combined with intermediate lessons it is $20. As a non-profit, the money is used to help pay for the space, instructors, food and giveaways. Those who are attending are asked to dress nicely and to wear leather bottom shoes as to not slide. There are no jeans, sneakers or grungy clothes allowed.

Coming up for next Sunday on Jan. 25 beginner dancers will learn the Fox Trot and intermediate dancers will learn East Coast Swing, taught by Alan Saperstein. A full schedule can be found on For more information about Dance Haddonfield or to join USA Dance, and save $2 each night, visit


Sponsorship for Dance Haddonfield

Dance Haddonfield is the weekly dance held by the Delaware Valley chapter of USA Dance. We exist to bring the joy of ballroom dance to our community, including lessons and an opportunity to enjoy an evening of dance every Sunday.

We are a non-profit, and need all the support we can get to continue our dance and to provide a pleasant environment at a reasonable price. Please consider donating to our dance; as part of USA Dance donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Here are the sponsorship opportunities:

Sponsor an intermediate class – these run for 5 or 6 weeks. Sponsorship costs $60.

For this you get:

4 gift certificates, good for any new dancers (cannot be used by our current dancers).
Mention on our home page.
Mention in our weekly email newsletter in connection with that series of lessons.
A sign posted at those lessons.

Sponsor any one Sunday dance – cost $15.

For this you get:

1 gift certificate, good for one new dancer (cannot be used by our current dancers).
Mention on our home page.
Mention on our weekly email newsletter for that dance.
Sign at the dance.

If you want to help us the most, consider one of these sponsorships.

Gold Sponsor -    $1000
Silver Sponsor -   $500
Bronze Sponsor - $250

Listed on our web site for a year, and included on a plaque on display at the dance.

Joe Murphy

Rt. 130, Collingswood, NJ

Graded standardized curriculum

Junior and adult dancers learn social and/or
Competitive Dancing in American and International Styles
Students of all ages

Speciality Programs
Wedding Preparation
Wheelchair Dancing
Dance Teacher Training for Certification

Plymouth Meeting Mall
Steve and Betty Culver
Ballroom DJs
Digital ProTesters

Kate Darlington and Jeff Cherer
Dance Haddonfield meets at:            
Grace Church
19 Kings Highway East
Haddonfield, NJ
Dance Haddonfield mailing address:      
Dance Haddonfield
c/o Joe Murphy
30 Tanner Street
Haddonfield NJ 08033

For more info contact Phil Zoebisch, Chapter President.

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