West Side Dance Ensemble
Who Are We?
West Side Dance Ensemble is the public face of the West Side Soldiers Aid Society (WSSAS) and the fund raising vehicle. All proceeds raised by the Dance Ensemble go to WSSAS. 100% of the funds go directly to support veteran organizations such as:
* Brain Scans for Warriors
* Fisher House, Wisconsin
* Stars and Stripes Honor Flight
* Camp American Legion
* Badgerland Veterans Adaptive Sports
* Memorial Day, Wood National Cemetery *HOPTEL at the VA Medical Center
* Wreaths Across America
Our educational program, cleverly disguised as entertainment, consists of a brief introduction to the West Side Soldiers Aid Society, followed by a demonstration of several period dances. We then take a short break for a ‘fashion show’, explaining the period clothing of both women and men, answering audience questions. We follow this with a few dances demonstrating variations which include Reels, Quadrilles, Waltzes, and Jigs. If you wish, we will *gladly* invite your guests to join us in a teaching dance - an experience they will find most enjoyable!
We welcome new members to come and join in dance practices - no partner needed! We enjoy teaching and sharing the joy of dancing.