The Friday Night Swing Dance Club Newsletter for Sunday February 26, 2017 to Sunday March 5, 2017
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DEFEAT DEMENTIA DANCE SHOE SWAP – March 31st & April 7th
Donate your gently used dance shoes to our Swap ‘n Shop during Friday Dances on March 31st & April 7th where other dancers can acquire “new” shoes with a contribution to the Alzheimer’s Association. Suggested minimum donation of $5/pair, but please be generous! All contributions go to a worthy cause, and will be reflected in the fundraising tally for dancer, Lori Edwards, who is participating in the Baltimore Memory Ball!
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March Dance Classes Start NEXT WEEK March 6, 7, 8, 9
Please Check Our Quick List Below
This Friday March 3, It’s “4 on The Floor With Overdrive”
We shouldn’t pick favorites, but let’s just say we can’t get enough of this fun and talented group that consistently keeps us swinging all night!They really revved up our Holiday dance and everybody asked us to get them back ASAP!
7:30 to 8:30 Beginning Swing Class For All of You First Timers and those who wish to help.
8:30 to 11:30 “ 4 On The Floor With Overdrive”
Speaking of Friday Dance
Thank You to all who made our Mardi Gras Dance a Big success! Great Decorations, Superior Big screen pictures (thanks Betsy), and Best of all about 150 people to dance with. See you all Next week for one of your favorite bands. Thanks for welcoming all of the new people. Because of your kindness they said they had a Blast!
Quick List for March Dance Classes
MONDAYS March 6, 13, 20, & 27
7:00 to 8:00: CONTINUING SWING with Chuck
Know East Coast Swing Basics? Add great moves and Build Your Confidence in This Class!
No Partners Necessary. (If you need Beginning Swing please start on Wednesday 3/ 8 at 7:00 pm)
8:00 to 9:00: NEW! CHA-CHA Beginning & Up with Joanne & Chuck
NEW Class! We’ll quickly review Cha-Cha basics for beginners and rusty dancers, then teach and dance as many of Joanne’s
sweet moves as the class can handle!
NO Partners or Experience Necessary, but more people means more practice and more fun so please invite friends!
TUESDAYS March 7, 14, 21, & 28
6:00 to 7:00: Low-Impact ZUMBA with Betsy
Drop in for Tuesday Dance-Fitness and Shape Up for Spring! Details: www.betsy101.zumba.com
7:00 to 8:00: Beginning and Continuing COUNTRY WALTZ (& El Paso Review) with Helmut Licht:
Don’t sit out another Waltz on Friday nights!
Country Waltz is less formal and faster to learn than Ballroom Waltz, with lots of fun variations!
Helmut will review the basics for beginners, and add plenty of new moves to keep things fresh for those who are continuing the class this month.
No Partners or Experience Necessary, but more people means more practice and more fun so please invite friends.
8:00 to 9:00: Intermediate BALBOA 4 with Pat Freeman & Rebecca Paul
This class welcomes students who are continuing from our January & February class, as well as anyone who has moved beyond beginner Balboa and
can successfully lead or follow the Basic, Ad Lib Steps, Out and Ins, Lolly Kicks and Toss Outs.
Interested in learning to dance Balboa? Mark your calendars for a Beginning Balboa Class starting Tuesday April 4
– and don’t miss Pat & Rebecca’s Balboa Demo coming up at a Friday Night Dance in March! Date TBA.
WEDNESDAYS March 8, 15, 22 & 29
7:00 to 8:00 BEGINNING SWING with Chuck
Start East Coast Swing here! NO Partners or Experience Necessary!
This is the #1 most popular & practical class for Newbies, and the basis of ALL Swing Dances!
We take the time to teach you to lead and follow smoothly, and after just four classes you’ll have the skills to
dance confidently on Friday nights! More people means more practice and more fun so please invite friends!
8:00 to 9:00: Beginning & Continuing LINDY with Chiles
Whether you’re brand NEW to Lindy Hop, or a continuing dancer,
Chiles teaches to the level of the class and keeps everyone challenged, always adding new moves to basics.
Prerequisite: Proficiency in basic triple step Swing! Lindy is an Intermediate Class, and Chiles won’t have time to teach beginning Swing. Don’t Meet the Requirements?
Start March’s Beginning Swing Class on Wednesday 3/8 at 7:00 p.m., or strengthen your foundation with Swing 2 starting Monday 3/6 at 7 p.m
THURSDAYS March 9, 16, 23, & 30
6:00 to 7:00: Low-Impact ZUMBA with Betsy
Drop in for Thursday Dance-Fitness and Shape Up for Spring! Details: www.betsy101.zumba.com
The Friday Night Swing Dance Club has been teaching Baltimore the basics of most partner dances for over 26 years!
We offer the best combination of experienced instructors, price, location, and friendly atmosphere. We emphasize Fun. Your Class is the only class in a big, beautiful ballroom where you can hear the music and the instructor without being distracted by many concurrent classes!
Remember to Practice! We host fantastic Dance bands every Friday night. All dances and classes are held in the Legion’s
big, beautiful, air conditioned ballroom, where you can hone your skills and meet other friendly and helpful dancers and Just Have FUN!
Remember: 7:30 to 8:30 for Beginning Dance Class then 8:30 to 11:30 for the dance.
Details for DEFEAT DEMENTIA DANCE SHOE SWAP – March 31st & April 7th
Donate your gently used dance shoes to our Swap ‘n Shop during Friday Dances on March 31st & April 7th where other dancers can acquire “new” shoes with a contribution to the Alzheimer’s Association. Suggested minimum donation of $5/pair, but please be generous! All contributions go to a worthy cause, and will be reflected in the fundraising tally for dancer, Lori Edwards,
who is participating in the Baltimore Memory Ball!
Start gathering dance shoes now to bring to Friday Night Dances on March 31st and April 7th. What doesn’t look or feel good on your foot may be perfect for someone else! Or maybe you know someone with a surplus of dance shoes who is downsizing or no longer dancing. To make shoe “shopping” easier, kindly label or tag shoes with correct size. Dance shoes must be in reasonable, wearable condition. Any unclaimed leftovers will be donated to charity.
Cash or check contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association during our Friday Night fundraiser are greatly appreciated, regardless of whether you participate in the shoe swap. Checks with an address will receive a receipt; cash contributors desiring a receipt should place bills in an envelope marked with their name and address.
As you can see from the above, we try to honor your ideas and suggestions.
If you have any suggestions for Dance Classes in April, please e-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org