Saturday, June 27, 2009 8:46 AM
I had a request to do a last-minute notice for tonight. There is a Big Band dance at Centennial Park this evening (and all Saturdays throughout the summer except for July 4th), with a lesson at 7:00 and dancing from 7:30 - 10:00. If anyone would like to volunteer to bring some helium balloons (or any other marker that might make finding a group in a crowd easier) and set up a "meeting" place for our group, that will be very appreciated. If you are willing, simply reply to this e-mail notice, so everyone else will know who/what/where to look for.
If we do NOT have any volunteers, let's try to meet each other on the sidewalk in front of the lobby area of the building immediately adjacent to the dance area (the building where the restrooms are located) at 8:30. My picture is posted as the organizer of the meetup (so just look for a bald 6-1 guy in that general location). For others planning to attend, if you will reply to this e-mail announcement, we can check out each other's pictures and have a better idea of who's faces to be looking for.
For those who have never been to one of these dances, the dance is located in back of the park near the train and the airplane (the part closer to Charlotte Pike as opposed to West End, I always think of the West End entrance as the "front" of the park). The dance is under a pavilion of sorts, and is well lit. In the event of heavy rain at the time of the dance, it will be canceled.
Music style will be accommodating principally to swing, with a sampling of waltz, foxtrot, cha-cha, and if you are really lucky, polka. This is a FREE event, open to the public (your taxpayers' dollars hard at work).
We'll try to do a planned-in-advance meetup for a dance at this location later in the summer.
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