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Hair and Makeup Update
Although this particular series is concludes on the 17th, I'm planning to do another series, which will be announced in the next week or so. The classes will be Basic Hair, Advanced Hair and a Glam Makeup class. Prices will remain the same, and I will be providing a makeup kit (to be purchased) for the makeup class.
I would like to arrange classes so that college-going Lindy Hop Dolls will be able to attend the Basic Hair and Makeup class while at home for Turkey day, so send me the Thanksgiving break dates ASAP!
Finally, if you have had a hard time fitting any of these classes into your schedule, and are dying to learn the glam face and 'do, don't fret! I'm doing private sessions. Just give me a call and we'll set you up for an individual class. My schedule is relatively flexible, so just let me know what time works for you.
Thanks to everyone who has been participating in these
J Street Jumpers at Forest Glen
At the historic and beautiful ballroom at Forest Glen, we'll be jumping the Halloween gun with our very own local-band-makes-good: THE J STREET JUMPERS!!!
Tickets will be $10. You know the drill: lesson 8-9, dancing 9-midnight. Come in costume...consider it a "dry run" to see if your costume is Lindy-able before you go out "trick-or-treating" on the BIG NIGHT.
Call us at 301-565-4376 if you wish to volunteer (and get in free). WE NEED HELP WITH SET UP. Many hands make light work on this.
SOS is having The SOS Landscape cleanup is Saturday Oct. 24. Details on the Save Our Seminary Website . Your money is going back into the ballroom. Keep posted to this website and to ours for more details in the next few months about ballroom spruce-up events--including the ceremonial disposal of the ugly-ass, Laugh-In curtains and the nasty ambulatory carpeting.
New Dance Venue in Bethesda
We'd like to invite you to join in the fun at the Bethesda Swing Dance. Held every Saturday evening at 4916 St Elmo Ave in Bethesda, MD (Bethesda Dancesport), this is your opportunity to enjoy dancing on a nice wood floor in a smoke-free, alcohol-free environment while listening to the sounds of 50's rock and roll, big band and Motown - all for just $7. There's a lesson from 8:30-9:30 p.m. followed by general dancing from 9:30-12. Located just minutes from Bethesda Metro (red line), there is also free parking available on levels 4 and 5 of the parking garage at Old Georgetown Road/Woodmont Ave.
We look forward to seeing you there!
NYC CRAZY FEET SWING DANCE CAMP
Hop Swing and A Jump and the Supper Club are happy to present: The first annual NYC CRAZY FEET SWING DANCE CAMP, November 6, 7 and 8 1998 at The Supper Club - 240 West 47th street and New Dance Group Studio - 254 West 47th street For information and registration: Tel (212)604-0689 or www.HopSwingJump.com
Diego and Marzia Chiodoni (Italy):
Marcus Koch (Germany):
Nathalie and Lionel (NYC and France):
Cinthia Millman (NYC):
WELCOME PARTY AT THE SUPPER CLUB
WORKSHOPS OF ALL LEVELS INCLUDE:
SUNDAY NIGHT GOOD-BYE PARTY and AMATEUR COMPETITION
REGISTER BEFORE OCTOBER 12, 1998
RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW!!!! CLASSES FILL UP QUICKLY. (Limited number of students per class) It's $150/person for a full week-end pass or $100 for full time students. You have to buy it before October 12.
Swing Events in Philadelphia
Fridays, Swing Dancing at Eighth Floor, 800 North Delaware
Ave. Phila., Jitterbug instruction by Jane Liebman 9-10, Live
music & dancing 10-1, DJ 1-2. For info., 215-576-6864, or Eighth
Floor at 215-922-1000
Dr. Zoot CD Release Party
Hey Frank and Carol
Hope you can make the CD release party , if not spread the word anyhow
Brian Setzer at State College PA
The Brian Setzer Orchestra is coming to State College on Sunday, November 8, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and the floor will be open for dancing. It's a new sports arena with a wooden floor.
Keith Yeager's friend, Linda Block lives up there will get
tickets for some people from the DC area who want to go. It's
only a 2.5 hour drive! Keith is collecting money from those who
want tickets. We need the money by next WED (10/14/98)
On October 23rd, ZONES is hosting a fundraiser for PROJECT NORTHSTAR, an organization dedicated to providing tutors for local disadvantaged children. Many of these children have gone on to universities and other educational programs that seemed beyond their wildest dreams before entering the program. Check out their Web SIte at www.northstar.org.
Origin of the "Dean Collins" Style By: Charles Wyler firstname.lastname@example.org
I had a conversation with Jack Carey(winner of the 1949 Harvest Moon Ball) about West Coast and Collins style last year and his explanation was this " It all started when some girl went out backwards, the music was fast and she just went out backwards (facing back to the man on 5 )" Knowing how Americans dance and what we all do on the dance floor, ie. saving the good "mistakes" this seems to make the most sense to me. Shall we try to reconstruct the conversation?
Well, sorry for the humor but the whole thing ain't that
serious. There were many styles of Lindy, as many as there were
dancers. So pick one or two or three and enjoy. It ain't Strictly
Ballroom. By the way if anyone out there has ever had a
conversation with Dean
Collins in which he alluded to sitting down with a stage
director, lighting director and a paper and pencil to create his
style let me know. I'd like to hear it.
Hand Dance Event
On November 14th, from 9 PM to 3AM. The National Hand Dance Association of Washington D.C., in collaboration with My Sister's Closet, (a non-profit organization) will celebrate and swing at the Solar Eclipse Nightclub at 2820 Bladensburg Rd. NE off New York Ave. (Evening Attire) Price of tickets in advance $10 at the door $12 Proceeds to benefit homeless women seeking employment My Sister's Closet provides teaching modules and life skills to aid these individual who reentering the work force. the organization was founded by Brenda Townes. September 1998 marks the 1st anniversary of the organization provided intergated services to Mt. Camel House, (a half house for homeless women) Please come bring all the members of your group for evening gala of fun while we building the purse to help those in need. We are also selling patron ads. Please contact Erika Watson at 202-339-6554 or email@example.com
ALHC - Need a ride?
The Engels are actually OFFERING a ride! Will wonders never cease?
Jim and I are all registered for the American Lindy Hop Championships in NJ at the end of the month. We're planning on renting a car for the weekend, which we'll pick up at National Airport on the morning of Friday October 30. We'll be driving up during the day
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