Welcome, welcome, to the launch party for Dance Across the USA!!!  


In partnership with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park, I am so proud to invite you to the official launch of Jonathan Givens' new book, Dance Across the USA!  We are busy making plans for this epic event, which will be almost as epic as the trip itself!  There's gonna be food, drink, sunset on the beach, music, and great company. Dancers from all over the country who appear in the book will be in attendance, as will members of the local, national, and international press.  Here are the specifics of the event -


Location - Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park


Address - 6503 N Ocean Dr, Dania Beach, FL 33004


Click here for directions in Google Maps


Date - December 9th, 2017


Time - 4:30 PM until 9:00 PM


Dress - Casual Chic.  While the event location is paved with a boardwalk from the parking lot, it is on the beach.  So heels are perfectly fine, but so are bare feet.  Which is what I am going to be doing.  Cause it's my event, and I can do whatever I want.  =)


Food - while "dinner" is not being served, there will be more than enough food for you to enjoy, and you will certainly not be hungry when you leave.  All the food will be themed for the event, which will be so clever, you're not going to believe how cool it is!


Drink - There is going to be drink as well, both the soda and adult variety.


Events - As part of this launch, we will be holding a photo shoot live for the press, for them to see what we do is real.  There will be a large screen connected to Jonathan's camera, so the photos will instantly appear to show how it works.  This will happen just before sunset, beginning at about 5:15 pm.  Sunset will occur at 5:27 pm.  


Of course there will be the book sales and signing as well, with Jonathan and any dancers you wish signing your copy for you. Remember, from every book sold, we will be donating a portion of the profits to the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as America's parks.


We will also have giveaways, and a few other surprises as well.


The Mighty Buford will be in attendance, decked out just as he was for the trip.


PLEASE let us know either way if you plan on attending as soon as you are able.  It will help us guage the size of the event we need to have, and how much food / drink we need to provide.  If you cannot attend, please enter your email address we just reached you at, and enter a party of one, then enter your name on the next screen.  This will tell us you cannot attend. 


Thank you so much, I hope to see you all there!



Jonathan Givens - Master Photographer, CPP