Goodbye to Julius
It is with sadness that we report the death of Julius Kaiser in Hungary last week.
The Harvard Ballroom Dance Team will be holding a memorial for Julius Kaiser, the team's beloved founding coach, during the Harvard Invitational Hanlon-Ford Gala at 9:00pm on Saturday, April 11th at the Boston Hynes Convention Center. Alumni will share their memories of Julius and his unique and generous contributions to the Harvard Ballroom Dance Team and the greater ballroom community.
The memorial will end with the first ever annual Julius Kaiser Award, given to a competitor with great team spirit and who brings people together, just as Julius spent his life doing. After the memorial will be the finals rounds of the Open Amateur Championship events and a show by Morten Lowe and Roselina Doneva.
Memorial for Julius Kaiser
Boston Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston St, Boston, MA
Originally from Hungary, Julius was very influential in the early days of international style dancing in the USA. He was active in both the US Imperial Society and in the Arthur Murray Chain, well known for his sense of humor and happy disposition. He was awarded the NDCA Hall of Fame Award in 1997.
The following comes from that time:
The following are some tributes from FaceBook:
January 18 at 1:14pm
Loved julius....my first ever coach also!
January 18 at 1:53pm
I took many years with Julius an hour two hours a week every week I learned a lot of things god bless you
January 18 at 3:44pm
Rest in peace, Julius. He was such a valuable part of our industry. A true icon of the dance business.
January 18 at 3:54pm
Great person, never forget how he help us at the beginning of our career and took us in his Boston apartment for coaching. Many blessings Julius as you are in my thoughts....wayne & donna
January 18 at 4:34pm
I always had a great love for Julius, he was a wonderful friend and colleague, We spent so much time together, I'll miss you you.
January 18 at 6:00pm
He was brilliant and and so giving a human being and talent. RIP
Carole Clark LaValle Foland
January 18 at 6:30pm
Always smiling. Just makes you Happy looking at him.
Gigi LaValle Foland-Sida
January 18 at 7:00pm
I remember him from when I was little. RIP Julius
January 18 at 9:16pm
Such a dear and brilliant man,,,,,his legacy continues in all he knew and trained. RIP my friend.
John P Nyemchek
January 19 at 9:19am
Yes a great man and a mentor and a happy spirit I will miss him