What we're about

EVK is "One of a Kind"

Our Motto:

If it's not fun, we ain't doing it!

EVK was created for people who like Country and/or Swing dancing, and for those who want to discover the joy of it. In just 4 years our membership has grown to almost 1,500 members while maintaining a 5-star rating. Seems something special is happening here!

We embrace dancers of all skill levels, from "brand new" to "advanced". We have established a culture that is warm and inviting and where everyone helps everyone out no matter what their skill level.

We strive for "excellence in all we do". That is part of what makes EVK special.

EVK meetups include:

Group Dance lessons: We have group lesson series that typically span a 4-week period. By the end of the series, you not only know the particular dance step being taught, but you also have gotten to know the people in your group.

Individual or Couples Dance Lessons: Private lessons for individuals or couples can also be arranged with our instructors. Also small groups and private parties. See below for the list of dance styles that you can learn.

"Country Rain and Dance Sensation™": This is our premiere event! It is more than a dance event; it is an "evening out". Each one has a unique theme; separate lessons for beginners and intermediates followed by an open dance. Special surprises sprinkled throughout the evening (e.g. raffles, dance mixers, etc.). There's always something new to keep every event fresh and exciting.

"Friday Night Out": Stay tuned for New Member welcome nights

"Dinner & Dancing": Some of the venues where we hold meetups also have good restaurants (e.g. Handlebar J's and Harold's). So these make for a very fun night out.

Click here to view our calendar of currently scheduled events. (http://www.meetup.com/EastValleyKickers/calendar)

EVK Meetup Locations:

Bourbon Jack's in Chandler

Casino Arizona in the Arizona Lounge

Handlebar J's (north Scottsdale)

Harold's & Buffalo Chip (Cave Creek)

Cactus Moon (Mesa)

Denim & Diamonds (Mesa)

And we are always looking for new venues and different things to do!

EVK Dance Lessons include:

Arizona Two Step

Progressive Two Step

Nightclub Two Step

Country Waltz

West Coast Swing

East Coast Swing

Cha Cha

Triple 2 Step

Line Dances

To view our calendar of current events, click here (http://www.meetup.com/EastValleyKickers/calendar/)

Upcoming events (5+)

FREE AZ 2 Step Lessons at Bourbon Jacks in Chandler!

FUN NIGHT!! 7:30-8:00 Beginner Arizona 2 Step Lesson 8:00-8:20 Intermediate-Advanced Lesson 8:20-8:30 Line Dance Lesson Come join the fun! We will be teaching Arizona 2 Step Lessons followed by a line dance at Bourbon Jack's is in Old Town Chandler near San Tan Brewery. Followed by open dancing until 10:00 or longer! Fun, friendly people! Check out their great food and drink specials! Their food is excellent! Everything I have had has been great from their cornbread to the shrimp to their chicken sandwich! Come by early and have some eats! Please support the restaurant in appreciation of free lessons! Lessons 7:30-8:30 followed by open dancing to great country music! NO PARTNER needed for lessons, we always rotate throughout the lessons! Come check it out and join the FUN!!

Happy Hour- Alaska Dance Cruise Info!

Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar & Store

Let's celebrate! Find out all the details on the Alaksa Dance Cruise-June 6-13, 2020! Come meet other fellow cruisers! For those interested in learning about our 2nd Annual Dance cruise, come join us for all the info! This will be SO FUN!!! Tommy's has a wonderful happy hour that goes to 6:00pm. (I know people will arrive at different times) Let's talk about excursions, zip linning, glaciers and all. If you have not already paid the $145 for the dance package you may bring it with you before the deadline when fees go up. We have reserved tables for 15 people, so if you RSVP, PLEASE honor it, if you need to change it, please do prior to Feb. 28. Any questions call Laina at[masked], Vickie at[masked] or Dee at[masked] Tommy Bahama's (480)[masked]

The Zone Escape Rooms & Gertrude's Restaurant – Happy Leap Day!

The Zone Escape Rooms

$20.00

Happy Leap Day everyone! Come help us celebrate this Gregorian quadrennial intercalary day! EVK is venturing out into uncharted waters again. We are teaming up with THE ZONE ESCAPE ROOMS for a special 2020 EVK Leap Day event -- FOLLOWED BY great food and cheer at GERTRUDE'S RESTAURANT (inside the Desert Botanical Garden). The event ends at 9pm, leaving time to go dancing anywhere we want. Our first ever EVK Escape Room experience will take place on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29, when our group will boldly venture into the world of Escape Rooms. The evening will begin with Kickers following hints, finding clues, and solving puzzles to TRY TO “escape the room” in under 60 minutes! And if you don’t, then…. :-O We have special pricing at the Zone: $20 prepaid. That's almost 50% OFF the nicer escape rooms in the valley. But wait, the evening’s not done! For those Kickers who successfully escape, there will be an opportunity to get together and mourn those who didn't at GERTRUDE'S RESTAURANT inside the Desert Botanical Garden, just a few minutes away. Gertrude’s is known for their seasonal menus that celebrate Arizona’s growers and producers. They also have a full bar, great wines, as well as naughts and drafts for beer lovers. Gertrude's is open to the public (i.e. no entrance fee for the Garden). Sound fun? Well, you need to act now because there are ONLY 16 SPOTS AVAILABLE! However, if the meetup is full, be sure to sign up for the WAIT LIST, because….. if we get an additional 8 people, then we’ll rent a 2nd room. RSVP NOW! Special pricing is $20 prepaid (almost 50% OFF). This event will fill up FAST, so don't delay! WHEN, WHERE, WHAT: THE ZONE ESCAPE ROOMS > Saturday, February 29 at 5:30pm (don't be late!) > The Zone Escape Rooms, 414 S. Mill Avenue, Tempe (downtown Tempe) > Map: https://g.page/EscapeZoneAz?share > Website: https://escapezoneaz.com > $20 per person for the Escape Room experience (prepaid) > Participation is reserved, RSVP is required GERTRUDE'S (INSIDE DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN) > 7:15pm (immediately following The Zone) > 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008 > Map: https://goo.gl/maps/RQstfCCAieoX9w8E6 > Website: https://www.gertrudesrestaurant.net/about/ > Menu: https://www.gertrudesrestaurant.net/seasonal/ > This portion of the meetup is open to everyone > Reservations are under my name (i.e. Woody) DANCING: > For those who wish, there's plenty of time to go dancing at one of the nearby venues after Gertrude's > We'll play it by ear and decide where to go at the end of this portion of the meetup. ESCAPE ROOM FAQS: > Are you really locked in an Escape Room? If you need to leave the room at any point during the game, you may step out. Whether you complete your mission in time or not, the Game Guide will meet you at the end of the game and open the room (if you haven’t escaped yet). While it is exciting to successfully “escape”, escape rooms are fun even if you don’t.

Line Dancing at Optum Care Open to EVKers!

Optum Care

Beginning Line Dance Class 1:00 (This class is full) Intermediate Line Dance Class 2:00 - We have openings in this class! It is on the SE corner of Alma School Rd and Chandler Heights, Chandler These classes are for active adults over 55 who are members of Optum Care, and EVK members have been invited to join in! They are free as part of the service of Optum Care. What better way is there to get exercise and have some fun! The beginner class will start with basic, easy dances, working on learning basic footwork to fun, energetic music! The intermediate class will focus on a little bit faster songs with more steps with fun, energetic music! Classroom size is limited to 27 to ensure room for everyone. Please dress appropriately, dance shoes or tennis shoes, no hard soled boots or flip flops please for your safety and the sake of the floating dance floor. Thanks!

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