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Friday Night Dancing with DSN - Tango & Double-Shuffle!


By RSVPing to this event, you will be signing up for:

• a 1 hour dance lesson in which you will learn the basics of TANGO and DOUBLE-SHUFFLE (8:15pm - 9:15pm)

• half an hour (or more, as you like) to enjoy the "dance party" afterwards (DJ music, people can practice their latin dancing) (9:15pm to 9:45pm or later)

• (Optional) We will go to Kilkenny Irish Pub in Brentwood for a drink/ munchies and chatting - I have reserved a table for 15 (10:00pm+) at 3630 Brentwood Road NW.


Every Friday night, Alberta Dancesport holds a one-hour workshop in various ballroom and latin dances. The workshop begins promptly at 8:15 pm. This week, we will be learning the TANGO and the DOUBLE-SHUFFLE.  Dancers of all levels are welcome.

It's OK; many of us are complete beginners!  The instructors (world-class competitors themselves) will introduce the basic steps. Then we partner up randomly and practice. Don't worry! Your partner changes about every 30 seconds (If you bring a date, you don't have to change partners if you don't want!).  Please note that there will be more than just DSN members there, so you will meet many new people. We will learn 2 dances this way.
**FAQ can be found here.

When the hour lesson is done, the "dance party" begins. The lights go down, the DJ plays some fun latin tunes, and you just "give it a try". The dance party goes on until midnight, but we will only stay for a half hour.  If you would like to stay longer you are welcome to.

I have made reservations close by at Kilkenny's pub (right across from the CTrain station at Brentwood) at 10:00pm. This part of the evening is optional. Just let me know if you are coming or not. I have a reservation for 15 people under (David & DSN Meetup).

***Wear shoes that let you dance on a hardwood floor!!  Sneakers are the least-practical choice, but if that's all you have, they're fine. 

*Here's myself and World Champ Tango dancer Kelly Lannan, back in 2010!  I figured I could teach her a few new moves...


Friday June 20, 8:00pm

**Please meet us between 7:45-8:10pm then you will know who we all are. If you come late, then you will have to find us. I will be waiting in the hallway so look for me (I'll wear a black MEETUP t-shirt)!  Please give yourself enough time to find parking.


The 1 hour lesson + dance party is $8.00 CASH
(paid to THEM at the door. They DON'T take credit card; Cash only!!!!!)

Then you can pay ME $1 DSN fee.

Your drinks/ munchies at Kilkennys are your responsibility.


Located on 32nd Ave, across from the north side of the University of Calgary.

Lots of FREE PARKING! Parking is available in ALL Vecova parking lots around the entire building. Feel free to park in any stall of the Vecova parking lot.

See you there!

-David R

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  • robert m

    Great dancing meet nice people

    1 · June 25, 2014

  • Dean

    Wonderful to go dancing...and bonus meet some nice people at the same time. It was a pleasure to meet you all, hope see you again in the future. Thanks Dave as always for your organizational efforts!

    June 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was fun. Something new to try.

    1 · June 21, 2014

  • Lindy E.

    Took me a bit but I was told the walking part is where I am supposed to turn. We will get it next time Dave you were a great partner thank you..:)

    June 21, 2014

  • David R

    Well; I still have 2 left feet, but at least I didn't step on anyone's toes this time...
    Thanks to those who braved their neighbourhood weather forecast & made it out!!
    I'm thinking that a couple of you went to Jamieson's pub rather than Kilkenny's - sorry for any confusion there...

    1 · June 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cancelled cuz my plus one is too tired :(

    June 20, 2014

    • David R

      There are plenty of +1s at the place, Josh - learn a few new steps, then you can show off to yours next time!!!

      June 20, 2014

  • Zhila

    Going out of town and may not make it so I took my name out.
    have fun,

    June 20, 2014

  • Terry M.

    Hi, can't make it tonight but hope to soon, have fun. I look forward to making some new friends

    June 20, 2014

  • Lien K.

    Sorry, I am working Friday night, unable to join the group. Have fun!

    June 19, 2014

  • Wade B.

    can anybody drive me from the dance to the pub afterwards...?

    is it possible to come at 8:15-8:45 ish or is this a strick policy of showing up at 7:45-8:10....?

    June 18, 2014

    • David R

      Hi, Wade - as the lesson begins at 8:15 and is only 60min long, it's best to be early/on-time; there's no time limit on arrivals (so far as I know), because the dance party after the lesson, lasts all evening.
      Arriving late means you won't get the full benefit of the lesson; and since this is a new thing for many of us, I'm sure many will be looking to improve their dancing skills by continuing the lesson, and not want to slow down to help catch up a late arrival on the important steps.

      I'm sure some people will be taking transit in to the lesson; whoever is then driving over to the pub can surely give a lift to others - it's just 1km away. I'll be going over just before 10:00.

      June 18, 2014

  • Rocio

    Hi Everyone,
    This will be my first time joining the DSN group. Is it possible to get the organizer's phone number just in case that I don't find the group easily. :)

    June 17, 2014

    • David R

      Welcome, Rocio - I typically don't pass out my phone #, as I can never hear it in a crowded room anyway...
      I will be wearing a black t-shirt with the red/white Meetup logo on the front, and my name on the back, so you will easily be able to see me in the crowd (click on my profile for a better picture of me & the shirt!). I'll also be watching for anyone who looks lost.
      I will also try to tape a MEETUP sign on the wall inside the dance room, near the entrance, as a gathering place for latecomers.
      So just look for the guy with the black shirt & two left feet; and if you don't see me, check for a Meetup sign. Worst case, I will eventually find you!
      Many people drop in for these classes individually, so you will likely find a dance partner randomly anyway! They encourage mingling & switching out partners, especially for single attendees, as they know it can be hard to simply ask a stranger.

      June 18, 2014

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