Today at 4pm Sherry Reynolds leads a special
workshop on the FUNdamentals of Partner Dancing at Austin Uptown Dance. Then
at 5pm, enjoy Country Waltz 1 with Ellen, or Triple Two 2 with
Sherry, followed by C&W and West Coast Swing dancing from 6 to 9pm.
Go Dance also hosts a
nice dance tonight, starting with C&W and West Coast Swing at
6:30, and Salsa at 9pm.
Thursday, January 15
At 7pm, West Coast Swing classes make a
fresh start for January at the Whip Club after a three-week
holiday break. Join Vernon, Mac, & Eddie, plus members and guests for your
choice of four levels of instruction offered from 7 to 8pm, or 8:30 to 9:30.
First time visitors are always free, and non-members are always welcome to drop
in for a suggested $5 donation to the club.
Thursday-Sunday, January 15-18
With Austin's Angel Figueroa as Chief Judge, the Americas' Classic Swing Championships
offer dancers a delightful weekend at the Hilton North Houston Hotel. This
exciting event features 18 divisions of West Coast Swing competition, plus Jack
& Jill contests, numerous dance workshops including one with Benji Schwimmer, a special dance seminar, $30,000
in cash and prizes, and dance parties that last long into night. For a
delightful weekend you won't soon forget, make the most of this fun event.
Friday, January 16
Meanwhile back in Austin, dancers enjoy a nice
selection of Friday night dance venues. The fun begin at 6pm as Uptown Dance North offers a
choice of Jitterbug Swing 1 with Ellen, or West Coast Swing 2 with
Sherry, followed at 7pm by a great evening of Country & Western and
West Coast Swing dancing, all for just $5. At Go Dance, you can Drop In
& Dance with an introduction to Two Step & Country Waltz at
7:30 for just $15, including their $5 dance at 9pm. Dance Institute now offers a
Rendevous and Dance, featuring a variety of dance music every Friday
night from 7:30 to 10pm for just $10. Call [masked] to
reserve your table. At 9pm in South Austin, make the most of great dancing at Rhythmic Motion. We hope
even more of you support and enjoy smoke-free dancing to great music on a
spacious cushioned floor every Friday.
Saturday, January 17
From noon to 2pm, Go Dance offers a special
intermediate Nightclub workshop with UCWDCDivision I World ChampionsRichard Dugger & Sarah Berens. One
of eight dances in C&W competition, Nightclub is a perfect choice for social
dancing to slow romantic music, and also one of our favorites. This workshop
establishes and builds on fundamental patterns and movements, enabling you and
your partners to reach the next level of dancing pleasure. Having long admired
their dancing, we know this will be a delightful afternoon with Richard &
Sarah, and hope many of you also get to enjoy it.
Later that evening, join Valerie Ryan at QuickSilver for an
Advanced Waltz workshop from 5 to 7pm, followed by an Advanced West
Coast Swing workshop from 7 to 9pm, each based on prior classes. Instructor
approval and advanced
registration are required to help balance the class.
Meanwhile down in South Austin, dancers gather at 6pm for a warm
up dance and practice party with Kathleen at Uptown South from
6:30 to 8pm, followed by a special outing to see the Derailers at the Broken Spoke. You're sure to
enjoy taking the bar exam with the Derailers in one of the most famous Honky
Tonks in America.
This newsletter just hits the highlights of a few special occasions
for dancing in Austin each week. There is so much more to see and do, we could
hardly begin to describe it all here, so we do our best to pack it all into our
Dancing in Austin calendar.
The top of that page offers a few navigation buttons. One links to our list of
Greater Austin Dancers,
showing who subscribes to our weekly e-mail, and highlighting
recent events or special occasions. Many dancers want their name linked to an
e-mail address so other dancers can contact them directly, which we
gladly do, yet only by request. We also forward the occasional message to
dancers whose addresses are not linked and remain strictly confidential. The Danced button takes you to
archives of calendar entries for weeks gone by. Subscribers can also browse
e-mail archives for 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 or 2008. The Places button links to brief
descriptions of places to dance, including clubs, nightclubs, bars, and studios,
with directions and links to Web sites and maps. The Updates
button opens an e-mail window, so you can request updates to our
list of dancers, calendar of events, or anything else we do.
Come join the fun, dancing in Austin this week.
James is a Web developer
consultant now actively engaged in full-time work. Dolores is a
personal trainer and instructor in Pilates, fitness and nutrition.
With wide ranging interests from ballroom to swing to country to salsa, Dance With Me Austin is for everybody who loves or would love to get out and dance. Singles, couples, absolute beginners and experienced dancers are all welcome, we're a friendly bunch, really! Our members love going out, dancing, and socializing! Dance With Me Austin aims to provide a variety of different events and events with variety, so there is a little something here for everybody. So many floors to burn up and so little time?