Welcome to the  Northwest Ohio Dance Club, Toledo’s premier dancing community, place to meet other dancers for Ballroom Smooth, Rhythm and Latin, Swing, WCS, Line Dancing, Partners’ Pattern! Check out our calendar of events and plan to attend! NWODC holds a dance every other week.

The Holidays will be soon upon us so reserve your ticket for the NWODC

HOLIDAY DINNER DANCE on Friday Dec 12th!


Members and their guest may purchase their reservations for $24 each until

Sat November 22nd, after which nonmembers and guests may purchase their tickets, with a cutoff date of 5pm on December 5th. NO reservations after that date will be taken. Only 80 reservations are available!

“Reserved Tables for 8″ may be secured with total payment of $192!


DINNER        7P – 8P






                                         $10 FOR GUESTS


CONTACT John Forsythe  jhforsy@bgsu.edu for membership application


Sat, Nov 22nd:at The Toledo Yacht Club
                          7-8 no lesson…open dance
                          8-11 dance party 

Fri, Dec 12th: at The Toledo Yacht Club

                         HOLIDAY DINNER DANCE




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The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the future of
The financial status of this Club is stable. The membership is in decline.
Without board members, the club can not function.This year has been
difficult as a result of membership attendance. Please attend this important
meeting with not only your comments and concerns, but some possible

this meeting is open to the public.

NWODC is actively looking for candidates for the executive board.
BE part of the change that will help this Club maintain the mission it was founded upon!
The Nominating committee consists of Bob Smith, Bob Karolyi

and Betty Nungester.


““Respect your body. Eat well. Dance forever.”
Eliza Gaynor

NWODC 13th Sept







Click for a larger size PDF  file.   Northwest Ohio Dance Club 2014 Schedule 
Click for a Word document.   Northwest Ohio Dance Club 2014 Schedule
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Time for our monthly summer dance at  the Ballroom Company on this Saturday evening!
Long range weather forecast shows some rain so it is a good idea to plan on dancing with us!
We will be celebrating May and June birthdays with cake!
Feel free to bring your own beverages and snacks!Also…a big winner night!
Our Member Rewards will hold a raffle for a private dance lesson with The Ballroom Company! This raffle is for our current members…so…if you haven’t joined, you have this dance to enter! For this reward, you don not need to be present to win but it sure would be great to see you!As usual we will hold our 50-50 raffle that all can enter!Come, learn some new waltz steps and enjoy our evening of dance mixes!!!
A wonderful time was had by all who attended last Saturday's Dance at the TYC.
Bill Hostetler did a great job of "spinnin' the tunes" to keep the dancers on the floor.
Betty Nungester created the lovely Easter table decorations.

Everyone had a fun time learning new Cha Cha steps and moves instructed by Gil Aromas of The Ballroom Company!
NWODC gained a lot of new and re-newed memberships!
 The next dance is Saturday, April 26th.....which also will host the Wild Decorated Shoe event! Come out to dance and to vote for your favorite!
Any questions or need of more info.....please reply or call/ txt 419-345-2822!
Carol Ann Howell

An article from Toledo Blade of April 6th 2014 about NWODC members teaching ballroom dancing to Woodward High School students:


Culture – Toledo Blade

Next dance is Saturday,April 12th!
We have the good fortune to have Gil Aromas of the Ballroom Company, to instruct the Cha-Cha from 7-8p! The lesson fee is $7 member, $10 guest.

Open dance to Swing, Ballroom, Country and Latin from 8-11p!
Entry is $7 member, $11 guest.

$28 annual membership gives discount lessons and dance entry.
Membership card is reciprocal to various dance clubs.


2014 Board Approved Actions effective April 1, 2014
A. Membership dues to be raised to $28 per member.
B. Member dance entrance fee to remain at $7 per member.
C. Guest dance entrance fee to be raised to $11 per guest.
D. Fees for dance lessons by professor dance instructors.1. Members pay $7 per dance lesson.2. Guests pay $10 per dance lesson.For the complete Finance Committee Report click here.


The Northwest Ohio Dance Club, represented by Janet Dennis Frederick, David Morris, and Jennifer Jarrett, taught the first of a series of partnership dance classes at Woodward High School on Thursday, February 20.  Approximately 25 teens participated in the East Coast swing class. The classes will continue on Thursdays at 4pm, except for scheduled school closures.  If club members wish to participate in the classes, they should contact Jennifer Jarrett, jjarrett0628@yahoo.com for details on access to the school.



The dance on Saturday  Feb 22nd will take place in the Ballroom Company. Open dancing 8-11pm to the tunes spun by our DJ Diva. No lesson, but feel free to come as early as 7 to practice your move.







Due to the Level 2 Emergency tonight’s  (Jan 25th) dance is canceled!!!


2014 annual meeting

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Here is the info you have been anticipating! We are thrilled with the evening planned and look forward to sharing the evening with you, our members and friends!
NWODC Holiday Dinner & Dance: TWILIGHT & TINSEL


$15 per member/ $25 per guest, Includes Dinner, Dessert, Door Prize Ticket & Dance.
Paid reservations (Paid to NWODC) are required and must be received no later than Saturday, November 23rd – Guest Limit for Dinner 80.
Reservations can be made at the November 9th and 23rd NWODC Dance Events Checks can be mailed to NWODC, P.O. Box 5132, Toledo, Ohio 43611 (You may wish to call (419-376-6071) or email Cindy (northwestohiodance@bex.net) to let her know the check is in the mail)
6:00 p. m. Social Hour
6:30 p. m. Dinner
Menu: Prime Rib and Champagne Chicken, Roasted Redskins and Green Beans, Salad, Rolls, Coffee,and Tea
Dessert provided by NWODC Board
7:30 p. m. Door prizes, Service Award Presentation
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Open Dancing
$7 Member/ $10 Guest

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“Horrify your glamour” or “Glam up your horror”……
NWODC is hosting a Halloween Masquerade Ball on Oct 26th at the historical Toledo Yacht Club!!!
Envision yourself among spirits and the living dancing in a spooky mansion! Of course, costumes are not mandatory, but just think of the fun. Dress in your finest attire if you don’t do costumes…….or dress as ghoulish as you can imagine!
There will be photo ops, treats and as always…..fun music to keep you on the floor!!!!
7-8 p.m. Intermediate West Coast Swing Lesson #2/ Steve Velasquez and Cassie Frisch

Member $5/Guest $7
8-11 p.m. Open Dancing Member $7/Guest $10

Northwest Ohio Dance Club
Coming Home-
Dropping Anchor at TYC!
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Toledo Yacht Club
3900 N. Summit St.
Toledo, Ohio 43611
Lesson 7 ­ 8 PM: Steven Velasquez,
All About Dance Productions Ballroom Studio
Huron, Ohio
Intermediate West Coast Swing Lesson: Member $5/Guest $7
“We are planning on review of whips, whips with outside spins,and finish with a neck wrap to man’s hammerlock & tummy whip. Can adjust the level up or down as needed.”

Click here to see what you learned (or missed)

Steve and CassieSteve & Cassie to ROCK at TYC on that incredible refinished wooden ballroom dance floor!

Restaurant Opens at 5:30 p.m. $5 off to NWODC members.
Reservations must be made. Reservations: 419-726-3485 ext. 203
Cash Bar
The Toledo Yacht Club called us and said they will be offering a $5 discount off every member’s dinner when we have a dance at TYC!  You will have to call and make a reservation though–419-726-3485.
Thanks to TYC for this fabulous offer!
maumee roomClassy and quaint Maumee Dining Room
new ballroom floor 2-1The newly refinished floor in the Ballroom!


Dear Members,
I am most pleased to announce that three members have stepped forward to serve on the Community Outreach Committee: David Morris, Annie Brock and Carolyn Wielinski! Thank you! They will serve through Spring 2014.
WooHoo!!The Dance Instruction Committee at this time includes: Chair: Carol Ann Howell, Lana Staley, Jay Romanowicz, Jackie and Steve Mierzejewski Thank you for your service!
There is one more day for you to elect to serve for a few meetings in person or phone/email over the time span of September, 2013-January, 2014 on any committee, but particularly, the Hospitality Support Committee and the Event Planning Committee. 
Still hoping for a minimum of three people to help with ideas for improving hospitality.  The dispersion of the negative perception about NWODC really does need to be spearheaded by the members and assisted by the Board.
Since I had not heard from anyone concerning the Event Planning Committee. I started that process myself. Maybe it will be easier to consider if I show you what I did in one hour.  (It took me four more hours making 4 flyers which isn’t part of the committee job!) 
September 14th is Celebrating Color (Songs with Color in the Title)(Looking for 10 good ones to intersperse)
September 28th is Ladies Choice Night (Idea from David Morris)
October 12 is UNKNOWN at this time
October 26 NWODC Halloween Party “Dancin’ in the Mansion!” Carol Ann Howell will coordinate decorations and treats!
November 9 NWODC Denim and Diamonds(Denim-Country Music for Waltz, Cha-Cha, East Coast Swing and West Coast Swing, Country -2  and Diamonds-Ballroom Music) (Total of 10 featured selections interspersed) Attendees may elect to wear their denim and bling!
November 23 is Ohio State-Michigan Border Battle, no lesson
December 7 Holiday Dinner and Dance (Theme Undecided at this time) So is ANYONE willing to help me come up with simple themes for October 12, November 23, and the Holiday Dinner & Dance??  PLEASE! We can just exchange emails or talk on the phone. janet_frederick@yahoo.com / 419-266-4146. Please consider helping out. It is much more fun to do this with someone else!Best,
Janet : )

Janet Frederick


newsletter august 2013

Road Trip Flyer!!


Flyer for Aug17th


With great sadness we bid farewells to our friend Don McKivett whose uncompromisable free spirit manifested both in his life and in his dancing. Engaging and entertaining personality, interesting conversationalist, a curious mind and last but not least – a man you wanted to to spend time with. He passed suddenly in the night hours of Sunday June 23. Visitation and service for Don took place Friday, June 28th in Reeb Funeral Home in Sylvania.

Farewell party was in Tom Wilson’s house in Sylvania on Saturday, June 29th.


Dear Members of the Elmwood Team,
Here is the Thank You flyer sent by Elmwood Athletic Director, Michele Story. Along with the flyer was a check! It still give me chills. I told Michelle from the get go that we would do it for free. Michele’s note to me stated that the students were sending the donation.
Last night the NWODC Board accepted the donation to be placed in a fund labeled “Community Outreach.” Elmwood’s request and initiation of the workshop allowed NWODC to “walk its talk. ” Our purpose is dedicated to the promotion of social dancing, including swing, hustle, ballroom, latin, country western and line dancing for the entertainment, fellowship and interest of the constituent members. We just included “The Community!
To say “Thank YOU!” to each of you is an understatement. Feel the JOY of giving without the expectation of return! It is stunning!
Best regards,


Elmwood High School Prom flyer David Mittman

Click for Newsletter: Noteworthy Jan 2013

A big thank you to all members who attended the General Membership Saturday January 26th and voted! Here are you officers and/or directors for this year. Janet Frederick—President Robert Karolyi–Vice President Cindy Carsten–Secretary Ellen Karolyi–Treasurer Don Carsten-Director Larry Sammet-Director John Forsyth-Director