The premiere of “Dancing with the Stars” in its 15th season on Monday on ABC, this time with an “All-Stars” cast, was timed perfectly for this week.
A local dance group also will step up to salute National Ballroom Dance Week noon-3 p.m. Saturday at Myrtle Beach mall.
USA Dance Grand Strand Chapter 6024, which gives lessons Monday nights in the Anaerobic Studio in the mall and has a public social dance every month in Myrtle Beach, has organized a slew of activities for Saturday in the mall’s cinema court. Free demonstrations and lessons will cover such dances as the cha-cha, fox trot, rumba, swing and waltz.
Louis Gianelos, a native Buckeye who retired to Carolina Shores, N.C., and is president of the local USA Dance chapter, gave an overview of the dance extravaganza, a first for the club, for which he said Kim Dayvault, the mall’s specialty leasing manager, helped coordinate.