*** Dance Downtown - Samba (FREE EVENT) ***



Come join a joyous mass of dancing Angelenos for the last of this summer's Downtown Dance series!  Over the course of this summer we've learned the Bollywood Dance, K-Pop, Cumbia, 60s, 70s, and more.  For our last dance we'll be learning Samba, the spirit of Brazilian self expression.  

As a final sendoff this dance will take place in Grand Park, a short walk from the Music center.  



What to Expect

•  The event is FREE and no tickets or sign-ups are required

•  No experience necessary.  All ages and levels welcome

•  Beginning dance lessons are taught at 6:30, 7:45, and 8:30  

•  Music provided by DJ and live band

•  Food and drink is available onsite 

•  Dancing is MANDATORY :)





The Meetup

The event is first come, first serve.  Arrive early at the Music Center. Walk down towards City Hall.  Between City Hall and the Music Center is Grand Park.  For those coming late from work, you can still catch the dance lessons at 7:45 and 8:30. 



Transportation

Underground self-parking is available at the Music Center Garage for $9.  Look for the entrance on Grand Avenue between First Street and Temple Street.

I also recommend public transit.  At the previous dance, several of us took the Gold Line train from San Gabriel to Union Station and the Red Line subway from Union Station to the Music Center.  It was super convenient.  Why pay for gas and parking and brave traffic when you have a train system that runs all night?    





Food

After the last dance we'll take a short trip to Little Tokyo for a late supper.  There are a smorgasbord of restaurants open late, including Ramen Houses, Curry Houses, Sushi Bars, Shabu Shabu, and Izakaya.  My default is Suehiro Cafe, which offers a range of Japanese cuisine at an affordable fare.   



A Final Word

We'll see you there!  





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  • Christine

    Caught a bad cold and won't be able to make it tonight. Have fun!

    September 20, 2013

    • Mike

      I hope you get well soon so you can join us at the next one

      September 23, 2013

  • dolly

    just caught a cold, unfortunately, i couldn't make the last dance of the year :(

    September 20, 2013

    • Mike

      Actually there is another one that Rita is hosting on Oct. 5th (http://www.meetup.com...­). Although not officially part of the Dance Downtown series, it shares the same format and covers several different Latin dances

      September 23, 2013

  • Partha

    Hi Everyone,
    Some of you expressed an interest in Indian dance events. There are various types. The one below is once a year called
    Garba / Raas Garba. Its a lot of fun. Let me know if you would like to do a meetup for it.

    Here are some details:

    Couple of events ( there are others too):
    1. http://www.lagarba.org/ $11 in Anaheim Convention Center on Oct 5, 12 and 19 . Ive been here before - its huge

    2. sulekha.com/hthf-navratri-raas-garba-dandiya-2013_event-in_arcadia-ca_290207 $8 Arcadia Masonic Center, 50 W Duarte Rd, Arcadia, CA 91007 When: Saturday, OCT[masked]:00PM

    What it looks like:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG_kFn6N9cA

    how to dance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPWvgH7Dbpc with sticks (called dandia) you can get these at the venue for about $3.
    As you can see its pretty simple to learn

    Indian style clothing is optional

    1 · September 21, 2013

    • Partha

      Cool. Does anyone have a preference of which event and can someone list it?

      September 22, 2013

    • Partha

      I mis-stated the link for the Arcadia event. It is http://mycity.sulekha...­

      September 22, 2013

  • Partha

    That was fun. Thanks for organizing it Moses. Nice to meet you all.

    September 21, 2013

  • Moses L.

    Once and for the last time we rocked this! :D

    Thanks all for coming, shaking, and providing a fitting conclusion to what has been a unforgettable series.

    1 · September 21, 2013

    • Hermila

      Yeah this was another awesome event...Im so glad to meet all of you guys thanks for all of your kindness and joy...hopefully we can have more dance Meetups before next Summer

      September 21, 2013

  • Mike

    Tonight it will be 20 degrees cooler than the "60s Night," so please dress accordingly

    September 20, 2013

    • Elaine

      We'll get hot from dancing...

      September 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    May I have your contact information? thanks haha....

    September 19, 2013

    • Moses L.

      I just sent out an email with our contact info. Let me know if I can provide anything else.

      1 · September 20, 2013

  • Aileen

    Is there a location to meet with the group or find it in the crowd?

    September 12, 2013

    • Mike

      We usually meet at the front of the dance floor, right by the dance instructor

      1 · September 12, 2013

    • Aileen

      Sorry, I looked at date incorrectly. I'll be out of town that weekend.

      September 14, 2013

  • Hermila

    Just FYI for everyone this last dance will be at Grand Park near the Music Center and the location address is 200 N Grand

    September 11, 2013

    • Mike

      Thanks for the reminder Hermila, we've updated the location accordingly :)

      1 · September 12, 2013

  • Elaine

    I'll try to be there after bowling!

    September 11, 2013

    • Hermila

      Elaine I'm expecting you to be there its mandatory lol

      1 · September 11, 2013

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