A Dance to Remember

Posted August 10, 2013

CASACA_3On Thursday November 14, we will be holding a very special CASACA Dance. Thanks to the generosity of our partners, the Awesome Foundation and St David’s Foundation, we are able to hold the dance in the beautiful Grand Ballroom at the Shoal Crossing Event Center.

‘A Dance to Remember’ will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of our biannual CASACA Dances. It also marks the official launch of the 2014 Games for Life. Training season has begun!

This will be a Dance like no other. From the beautiful venue, to a great live band, dance partners and demonstrations and great prizes, this is one your residents won’t want to miss. The Dance will be held from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and lunch is included in the ticket price. Click here to register.

If you would like to support the Dance in other ways, we are currently looking for volunteers. Please review the volunteer roles for more details.

We also need volunteer dance partners, both male and female. No dance experience is necessary, just a willingness to get out on the dance floor with our amazing residents! Send us a note if you’re interested.

Join us for August Member Meeting

Posted August 1, 2013

Our August meeting is this coming Tuesday 6th, at Baby A’s from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. We hope to see lots of you there. We have great news to share about the CASACA Dance and an excellent CEU session on ethics.

If you are involved in activities or therapeutic recreation we encourage you to join CASACA. Our membership page has information on member benefits and online sign-up.

You are welcome to come to one of our meetings to check us out! Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month. Just introduce yourself to Jeff, Maggie or Donna (ask for any of us when you arrive).

Dancing into Summer!

Posted June 23, 2013

IMG_0189_webThanks to everyone that came to our Summer Dance on June 20. Over 80 residents came dressed for summer and everyone had their moment on the dance floor! Some never left the dance floor and how we wish we had their energy!

It helped to have great live music, performed by the amazing Backtrax. If you need a band for an event at your building, we highly recommend them.


Congratulations to our winners of Best Decorated Table and our newly crowned King and Queen. Our official photographer, Warren, took a lot of photos and we’ll have a selection at our next CASACA meeting (Tuesday July 2)  for you to look through.

And please thank Haley Koop of Marbridge for organizing the Dance. You make it look effortless but we know how much work goes into it.

We look forward to the next one. Stay tuned for more details.

Join us for June Meeting

Posted May 28, 2013

The June meeting for CASACA members is Tuesday June 4, at Baby A’s. We hope you’ll be able to attend, we have lots to discuss including the results of the member survey (and the winners of the free prize drawing!); the summer Dance and the first Games for Life 2014 Committee Meeting.

Look forward to seeing you all there.

June Dance – Bring on Summer!

Posted May 20, 2013

_MG_0115Bring your residents to the June Dance on Thursday June 20. Our theme is ‘Kick Off to Summer’ so wear your summer colors and bold accessories!

The Dance will be held at the  VFW Post 8787 in North Austin from 11am to 1pm. Remember to bring lunch/snacks for your residents and decorations for your table. We’ve invited Backtrax to play for us again. The band plays a great selection of hits from the 50s, 60s and more.

The fee is only $10 per facility or $15 at the door. If you plan to attend, please contact our Dance coordinator, Haley Koop. If you aren’t planning to bring residents but would still like to be involved, we would love to have your help in decorating the room, taking photos, escorting residents on the dance floor and helping with clean-up after the event.

Please help us make this a special day for residents. For many of them, the Dances are the one outside event they’re able to participate in. The more the merrier!