Dear dancers,

After almost ten years of maintaining this and three associated web sites I have decided to cease publication as of July 31, 2012.

Many of  you have regularly visited this site for an average of more than 30 visits every day, or a total of more than 80,000 visits as of July 2012. This is far more than I ever expected. My sincere thanks to all my web visitors. My special thanks to Murray Echols of Birmingham for providing me with valuable information, much needed encouragement,  and sound advice from the very beginning.

My thanks to ballroom dancers, ballroom club organizers, ballroom dance bands and suppliers of ballroom dance products for their support and help. Without them, a non-commercial web site such as this would not have been possible.

My thanks also to web masters throughout Alabama, neighboring states and from other places in the U.S.A. and abroad who kindly provided a link to my web site for their visitors.

Special thanks to those tireless people who regularly compile newsletters containing dance information for their particular area. Without them, it would have been extremely difficult for me to keep up-to-date on dance events throughout the Southeast.

And finally, thanks to all the ballroom dance enthusiasts who visited my site, sent me encouraging e-mail, and talked  to me at dances. I sincerely value their encouragement, ideas and suggestions.

René Zgraggen
Montgomery, AL