C. Christopher Roth, Owner, Steel City Ballroom
Special Needs Ballroom Program Director
Chris Roth was born and raised in the South Hills area of Pittsburgh. He started teaching Ballroom Dancing in 1989 for a popular franchise dance studio. In 2008, Chris realized his dream of owning his own studio when he opened “Steel City Ballroom” in Mt. Lebanon, in the South Hills area where he grew up.
In his 22 year career, Chris has competed professionally in the American Smooth category, as well as in the PRO/AM arena in all styles of dancing. He and his students have won many awards at competitions nationwide. Chris has won 11 Top Teacher titles, and Steel City Ballroom has won 2 Top Studio awards at these competitions. Many of his students have received top student honors.
But through all these successes, one thing has remained the same – the privilege of teaching students the wonders that dance provides. It has and always will be a great honor to be able to help change peoples’ lives with the joy of dancing, and reaching those goals.
Our top priority is to expand the dance education of beginner Ballroom and Latin dancers and further promote the positive effects of dancing to youth, singles, couples, social, and competitive dancers of all experience levels. We are an organization that is open to all who wish to participate at any level. We encourage participation in social activities, group lessons, and the promotion of USA DANCE to your family, friends, and region.
The United Senior Citizens program is sponsored by the Upper St. Clair Department of Recreation and Leisure Services.
The program meets on Wednesdays. Morning activities are informal and include the preparation of lunch by volunteers from the group. The members hold a brief business meeting at 12:30 p.m., which is followed by the delicious meal. Afternoon activities include musical entertainment, lectures or presentations of interest, book reviews, health and fitness instruction, game days, and more! In addition, day trips to various performances and places of interest are scheduled throughout the year.
Most meetings are held at the Recreation Center located at 1770 McLaughlin Run Road. Some meetings may be held at the Community Recreation Center located at 1551 Mayview Road or at other venues.
The Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park, a 90,00 sq. ft. fitness, aquatics, recreation and community center, is surrounded by 475 acres of nature and outdoor recreation in Upper St Clair, Pennsylvania.
PA Connecting Communities
PA Connecting Communities is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit multi-faceted organization for individuals with disabilities and various special needs of all ages in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Washington Counties and neighboring communities.
The mission of PA Connecting Communities is to empower persons with various types of disabilities, of all ages, with information and opportunities to improve their quality of life. By developing skills needed to integrate into community programs, we foster friendships, we engage in the arts, and provide experiences at on the job training programs and volunteer efforts, leading to employment opportunities. The vision of PA Connecting Communities is to create social change through this mission.