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A Dance To Remember

Cordially invites you to the…

9th Annual Fall Showcase

“Harvest Dance”

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

6-9 p.m.

Tickets $15

Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 North Galloway Ave, Mesquite, TX 75149

To purchase your tickets please contact Margaret at m.kochan.dance@gmail.com

or call 903-456-4717

Thank you for your patronage!


The A Dance To Remember studio is well known in the DFW area for producing two spectacular dance showcases a year. Held at the Grand Ballroom of Hella Shrine Temple in Garland or at the Mesquite Arts Center in Mesquite, the spring and fall showcases are designed for the ADTR students to present their dancing skills to their family, friends and fellow dancers.

A typical showcase usually highlights between 18 to 24 beautifully choreographed dance routines performed by the students either in a group formation, with their amateur dance partner, or with their teacher.  Medal Demonstrations are also included in the showcase program. The event kicks off with a delicious dinner and concludes with general dancing for everyone.

Both showcases are available to the general public!

Review: Margaret Kochan’s (ADTR) 8th Annual Spring Showcase, Hella Shrine Temple Grand Ballroom, 2121 Rowlett Road, Garland, TX 75043

I am not sure if the owner and chief dance instructor of A Dance To Remember is in reality actually human. I watched Margaret Kochan dance over 10 different performances this last Sunday afternoon in Garland. And whatever she is, she has inspired the rest of her dance troupe in making dancing enjoyable and addictive. You can see the results of her guidance in her fellow teachers and students who performed marvelously with her. I witnessed some very fine performances (formations, demonstrations, couples, and groups) of many different varieties of dance. I was privileged to see Flamenco, English Waltz (Bronze & Silver), Foxtrot, International Rumba, Rumba, Bachata, Belly, Viennese Waltz, Samba, Cardio, Night Club 2 Step, West Coast Swing, and Progressive Double Two. They also introduced several performances where more than one dancing style was in the routine. One of my favorites (and there were many) was a novelty routine that included C/W, Polka, Quick Step, Charleston, and West Coast Swing. There were 22 performances in all. Add to all this, dinner, dessert, and coffee and I cannot think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon. There was lots of general dancing before, after, and in between, all three Acts. Diane Montgomery was the Mistress of Ceremonies. Kudos to Margaret, Johnny Tan, teachers, and students of ADTR for one very fine showcase. 

-Tom Nortrup