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Dance to THE INSTIGATORS

Tom and The Instigators will play from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.  Those that have heard The Instigators will agree, this is one rockin band.  Join us and dance to music from the 50's - present day!!  We'll be free styling dancing and for those of you that like to swing dance, Sue & Charlie will give you a 20-30 minute lesson.  

Bring friends and introduce them to our group.  Let your hair down and have a good time.   We only had a DJ for 2 hrs at the St Patty's day party and you all showed you could make some moves on the dance floor.

We'll have 4 hours of a live band...............let's see what you can do with that!! The Instigators play rock as well as swing.  They are great about taking requests so we'll mix it all up.

Buffet will open @ 7:30 p.m.

Swing dance lessons 8:20 p.m. - 8:50 p.m.  

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DRESS UP in 50's garb..........casual clothing is fine.  Always DRESS TO IMPRESS, you never who you may meet.

Get in the spirit of a bygone era and dress for the party or COME AS YOU ARE- Poodle skirts, saddle oxfords, bobby socks, rolled up shirts, varsity jackets, letter sweaters, black leather jackets, the original high top keds, girls white sneakers, soda jerks, bowling shirts, cheerleader outfits, soda hop outfits, prom king/queen clothing, Tbirds shirts or your blue suede shoes.  Ladies, put your hair in a "pony" or "tease" it up.  Guys, "slick" it back and don't forget that curl. 

 

$25.00 Per Person includes dinner/dessert, dancing to The Instigators and a night of fun.  Pay at entrance.  Cash bar.  Always DRINK RESPONSIBLY!

Music -   You swing dancers can show off your stuff too and two of our members, Sue and Charlie have agreed to show us a few Swing dance moves.  Jump into the tunes from past to present!!

Dinner - Buffet will open at 7:30.  Updated menu will include a Pasta bar, white sauce, red sauce, vegetables and meat options.  Salad, bread, all non alcoholic drinks included.

Dessert - Mini assorted Italian desserts

 

 

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  • Pam

    I enjoyed meeting so many nice people. Looking forward to the next Meetup.

    April 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Congratulations, Ellen, Sue, Gale, Elizabeth, and Gail on a very impressive event! Enjoyed meeting you and many other very dynamic peeps. Will be on the lookout for another opportunity to get together with the group.

    1 · April 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Mike, great suggestion - We only have 4-letters in our name - hardly seeable for our eyes. I also want to thank-you for the dance !

      April 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm thinking font size about the same as my age, which is, well, let's just call it a big number. Gale, looking forward to another dance..

      April 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good to see you

    April 14, 2014

  • Dennis T

    very good

    1 · April 13, 2014

    • Ellen F.

      Dennis - You are always keeping up with what's going on, always involved and in the moment. I love you for that!

      April 13, 2014

    • Dennis T

      Mary has showed us that all we have IS the moment

      1 · April 13, 2014

  • Cindy

    Another great night....thanks!

    1 · April 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ellen did another phenomenal event! The band was fun and another wonderful group of people. It was nice to see quite a few new members as well as our regular members.

    1 · April 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very fun evening! The band had just the right volume, loud enough to encourage dancing but, not too loud to engage in conversations with all the wonderful people who attended. Thanks to all the organizers!

    1 · April 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Ellen! Lots of fun. Very nice meeting everyone. I look forward to the next one.

    1 · April 13, 2014

  • Laurie

    A fun, friendly group!

    1 · April 13, 2014

  • Ellen F.

    Thanks everyone for joining us. We had almost a dozen new members last night. Thanks to everyone for making them feel welcome. Special thanks to my co hosts, Sue, Elizabeth, Gail O, Gale and to Barbara for helping at the check in table so the other cohosts could make intro's for the new members.

    The numbers were down from the original confirmations but we still had a great time. The ratio of men to women was the best ever (I understand some of our male members like it better when its a 5 to 1 ratio, we women do not) :~)

    It was nice to see so many men/women dance partners on the dance floor.

    We were able to get several commitments for the Dragon Boat Race event in August and I'm looking forward to seeing those RSVP's so we can fill up the boat. That is what Dynamic Professionals is all about..........we don't stand on the sidelines, we make it happen and get involved. xoxo

    April 13, 2014

  • Jim

    The dance was a lot of fun - a very friendly environment. I met some new people and had a lot of laughs. The food was excellent as was the band.

    1 · April 13, 2014

  • stacey

    Great time last night!!! Thanks to all our hosts for putting on another awesome night of fun and music!!!

    1 · April 13, 2014

  • Gail O.

    Fun time with good friends and enjoyed meeting all the first timers who joined the party!

    1 · April 13, 2014

    • Ellen F.

      As always, thank you!!!

      April 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great time!!!

    1 · April 13, 2014

    • Ellen F.

      Thanks so much for your help at the check in table.

      April 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Seeing the good friends I have made is always good! The band played great, yet there was something missing in the evening. Maybe it was the last minute no shows or the groups who left very early, or maybe realizing I live to far from everyone.

    1 · April 13, 2014

    • Ellen F.

      The last minute cancels were a little disappointing but it was a beautiful day out yesterday and maybe some couldn't pull themselves from the sunshine or were worn out from a busy day. You can't let it get to you because life happens!! There were several that came down with a flu or cold. We'll have to try to plan something in your area.

      April 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had such a good time. Ellen, I imagine it was a lot of work to organize and i commend you for your hard work.

    1 · April 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Allergies got the best of me. Sorry to miss the dance. Enjoy all!!!

    April 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry I had to withdraw from this event. I have a touch of flu - a real bummer, which is keeping me home. I understand Dennis will fill in for me as he and Sue will be your dance instructors. Have a great time, all, and I look forward to joining you at another event soon!

    April 12, 2014

    • Ellen F.

      Charlie we hope you're feeling better soon. Will be thinking of you when we're on the dance floor. See you on poker night.

      April 12, 2014

  • Ellen F.

    21 men and 45 or so women. Ratios are getting better!!!

    April 8, 2014

    • Brenda

      Ellen I will bring one with me ... BYOM (bring your own man)

      April 11, 2014

    • Ellen F.

      Bring a few.

      April 11, 2014

  • Mike

    I'm really sorry to miss this dance but I have to be in NYC for 7PM. I just can't be in two places at once. Enjoy this great band and I'll catch the next one.

    April 11, 2014

    • Ellen F.

      Good luck Mike. Let us know how you do.

      April 11, 2014

  • Ellen F.

    Dues/Fees - I will have my computer with me so if you'd like to pay your dues ($10) directly to me I will mark paid at the event.

    Parking - As you enter the lot, make an immediate LEFT and park in the lot by the side entrance. You will see the bank sign there and I hope to have a Dynamic Professionals sign by that entrance.

    Pay @ the Door - Please have exact amount $25. This will speed up the check in process. Remember - Come as you are. It seems the "dress up 50's theme" has scared some of you off. I would guess 15% will dress up but everyone else is coming in casual clothing. Don't let this keep you away from a great night to dance the night away.

    Hope to see you all there. I'll update the event posting later tonight.

    April 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Doesn't look like I will be able to make this one. Will catch you all next time! Have fun!

    April 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Doin my part to improve the ratio.

    April 9, 2014

    • Ellen F.

      We appreciate the effort Mike........now if some of these other guys would step up we'd be in business. Looking forward to meeting you Saturday.

      April 9, 2014

  • Ellen F.

    Members that are bringing a guest or guests............please email me the name(s) so I can make sure they have name tags............and we'll try not to lose any of printouts this time, I promise.

    April 4, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ellen,

      April 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      RE: Members that are bringing a guest or guests............please­ email me the name(s) so I can make sure they have name tagsHow do we do that? Does this reply go to you or to the entire group?

      April 9, 2014

  • Ellen F.

    Bring your single friends. The band is awesome.

    April 8, 2014

  • Kathy

    I am so sad to miss this dance. My daughters inlaws to be invited my for dinner to celebrate their engagement. Have an awesome time. Can't wait to see pictures of the dress ups!

    April 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    if I come, do I have to dress up...put 50`s clothes on?

    April 4, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      No, not at all. Dress comfortably and come on out for a fun evening!

      1 · April 4, 2014

    • Ellen F.

      Agreed. Your choice. Dress up or come casual. Just get out and dance!!!

      1 · April 4, 2014

  • Ellen F.

    Larry.............so glad to see you have finally joined our group instead of being a guest. Save me a dance!

    April 2, 2014

  • Pamela

    Sorry. I can't make it. I have to work until 9pm

    March 24, 2014

  • Ellen F.

    I've just updated the menu to a little healthier fare. Come out and eat, drink, dance and have fun. Come as you are.

    March 23, 2014

  • Deborah R.

    Sounds like a fun time for all. Do a Watusi or Shing-a-ling for me--I'll be in Florida.

    1 · March 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok men, we need your help! Dennis, John, Charlie, and James are going to get very tired trying to dance with 24 beautiful women! Come join us for some great food, dancing, and a fun night. NO costumes required, just come on out and have a fun time!

    March 16, 2014

    • Dennis T

      Hello Sue... Your 7-women-per-guy ratio is now down to 6-to-1. I'm starting to panic already...........

      March 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oh Dennis, you can handle it .... it's the other 3 that I'm worried about! LOL

      March 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sooo…when I was at the WH Friday night swing dance I met several men who are taking lessons at a great dance studio in Hartford - I don't want to mention the name without asking Ellen first for permission. It's well known tho and I know the person who runs it - she's great. What is pretty amazing and unusual is that they have MORE MEN than women in many of their classes! Could be a great resource? Just sayin'...

    March 16, 2014

    • Ellen F.

      I'll give you some of our cards tomorrow night and you can pass them out if you'd like.

      March 16, 2014

  • Kathy

    Dds

    March 15, 2014

  • Ellen F.

    I'm working with the Waverly to reduce the food costs. This may change the menu a bit but will be a better cost. I'll keep you all posted. Tell your friends. This event has a +1, so if you're a "gal" ask a guy friend and you men.........come on out and rock n roll with us and bring some of your male friends.

    March 4, 2014

    • Dennis T

      All of my friends are female.....Must be my feminine side........

      March 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    hey there … I just checked out the vintage shops in Westport and Old Saybrook. I need an evening gown for another event - I'm a finalist in the MS. CONNECTICUT SENIOR AMERICA PAGEANT which precedes the MS. SR. AMERICA PAGEANT on April 26 at Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield. NO! There isn't a bathing suit competition but there IS an evening gown competition. So I need one! I hadn't thought of vintage but now I am…GREAT idea! Anyone out there want to make a day-trip to vintage stores plus lunch somewhere cool? For me actually better AFTER the sock hop, maybe some time in April. Just askin' … I'm going to go and would love company!

    March 5, 2014

  • Ellen F.

    Remember, swing dance lessons this Friday. Check the meet up for Friday, March 7th.

    March 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    For anyone who may want to brush up on some basic swing dance steps, there is a great monthly swing dance in West Hartford on the first Friday of each month, with an hour long beginner swing lesson before the dance starts.
    http://www.hcdance.org/swing.htm

    1 · February 12, 2014

    • Ellen F.

      I cancelled the Skate Party, not enough interest. Send me info on this swing dance maybe we'll get some members to go.

      February 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      See the link in my comment above.

      February 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a great event this will be.... must find some white buck shoes and then a powder puff to keep them clean:) -- now the fun of looking forward to it all:)

    1 · February 13, 2014

    • Ellen F.

      I put some links to various sites for purchasing and I added one for a vintage clothing shop as well. I can't wait. I'm deciding whether to make my POODLE skirt or buy one.

      1 · February 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a married woman friend who wants to come. Is this limited to singles only and is it limited to members only?

    February 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    If anyone would like to go to the W.Hartford Swing Dance I would love to meet you/join you - I can even lead a bit, tho I prefer following. Get a group together? It's Friday, March 7th. Anyone want to go anywhere else swing dancing, please let me know, … East Coast or West Coast or both!

    February 13, 2014

  • Denise S.

    love to swing dance.

    1 · February 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can my poodle skirt be alive!!!". This will be a big event...
    Everyone loves this stuff

    1 · February 12, 2014

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