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About EVK:

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. Our membership has grown tremendously over the past 9 years. 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™": 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, contests, etc.). There's always something new to keep every event fresh and exciting.

"Special Events": Stay tuned for New Member welcome nights

"Dinner & Dancing": Some of the venues where we hold meetups also have good restaurants with wine tasting, happy hours before dancing, etc.

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

EVK Meetup Locations:

Bourbon Jack's in Chandler

Catching Flights in Gilbert

Handlebar J's (Scottsdale)

Harold's & Buffalo Chip (Cave Creek)

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)

Group Classes - West Coast Swing Series

Kaleidoscope Dance


New Series!
Small Group West Coast Swing from the beginning! 3 Week Series.
This is a Partner class. If you don't have a partner, leave a comment and I can try to find you a partner.
Thursdays 7:30-8:30pm. April 8, 15, 22
$36/person, $72/couple for this 3 week series (drop-in is $15 per person)
Please pay with Cash or Check. PLEASE HONOR YOUR RSVP.

You will:
- Learn the basics of the dance style
- Focus on footwork, timing and frame
- Develop lead and follow techniques with your partner
- Learn 2-4 new dance patterns each week
- Learn to do all of the patterns in a sequence creating a great

For couples, friends or just partners. Learn to dance in a smaller group, relaxed, non-intimidating atmosphere.

Dress in comfortable clothes you can move in. Wear comfortable shoes with closed backs and a smooth sole that doesn’t grip (i.e. leather or suede bottom shoes). Light snacks and water are provided.

Please pre-register w/ Laina Lee @[masked]
Kaleidoscope Dance
2848 S. Carriage Lane, Mesa[masked]

Laina Lee

Line Dancing at Aunt Chilada's

Aunt Chiladas Squaw Peak

Line Dancing Outside on the Patio with Dee Lloyd! NO Masks and Partner dancing is allowed!!

This is SO fun! Come join the fun! BIG outdoor covered patio!
Aunt Chilada's 7330 N. Dreamy Draw Dr. Phx Az 85020.

Great Mexican food and margaritas! Happy hour from 3-6! Margarita specials to dancers all night long! Look for Meet Up Signs on our Tables!
Lets get back to kickin it UP!!!!
If anyone would like to set up carpools from the East Valley, pls leave a comment.

FUN Line Dance Workshop Beg & Intermed

Kaleidoscope Dance

Join us for our FUN Line Dance Workshop! Time to get out and get our bodies moving with dance!

PLEASE make sure you honor your RSVP, if you need to cancel do so at least 4 hours ahead.

Two classes, beginning and intermediate. There is plenty of space at Kaleidoscope, so come get your brains working and your bodies moving! Kaleidoscope is closed to the public, you are personally invited by me to attend class!

10:30-11:15am: Beginning
11:15-12:00pm: Intermediate
$15 for both sessions or $10 for one session.

Dances for Beginning class will include ones such as Kissed A Cowboy, Love You, Home Sick, Bullfrog on a Log, I Love A Rainy Night, Just Playing Possum, Cowboy Hustle, Wagon Wheel, Copperhead Road, Whiskey Drinkin' SOB, etc.

Intermediate Class will include dances such as Boot Scoot Boogie, Knockin' Boots, Cowboy Hustle, Wagon Wheel, Back on Texas Time,
Every Little Honky Tonk Bar, Dirt on My Boots, Sangria, Crank It Up and more

This class will be a fun, energizing class that will help get your body moving, fill you with energy, increase coordination and build new neural pathways which aids in cognitive acuity and memory increase!
You can wear tennis shoes, or smooth leather sole shoes, flip flops are not recommended.

AND learn the popular line dances AND it is so much FUN!

Dance video demos of some of my dances can be found at:

My Youtube channel is under Laina Lee

Kaleidoscope Dance Studio is a beautiful facility with a gorgeous wooden floor! It is located off the 101 fwy and Guadalupe in Mesa. Just behind the Circle K on the SE corner. Capacity is limited to 15 people, so PLEASE honor your RSVP.

Laina Lee[masked]

Kaleidoscope Dance
2848 S Carriage Ln, Mesa, Arizona[masked]

Country Rain East Coast Swing Lessons!

NRG Ballroom


Country Rain© is back! The lessons this week will be EAST COAST SWING.
This is the preeminent party event for country and swing dancing in the Valley! This event is designed for dancers of all levels -- from aspiring to experienced . The evening includes dance lessons followed by open dancing. No partner is needed. Both couples and singles are welcome.

> Lessons are designed to meet your skill level
> The BASIC/BEGINNER lesson is taught by Laina in Ballroom B
> The INTERMEDIATE lesson is taught by Mona in Ballroom A

> 7:00 – 8:00pm:----- Dance Lessons
> 8:00 –10:30pm:----- Open Dancing

> NRG Ballroom, 931 E. Elliot Rd., Tempe, AZ

> Still only $10 CASH for the entire evening (no credit cards please)

> A great mix of country and contemporary music.
> Have a favorite song? Send us your requests and we’ll do our best to include it.

> Refreshments: Light refreshments
> Dance Mixers: These are fun icebreakers creating an opportunity to mingle with a variety of people. (temporarily on hold)

> With over 25 years of dance experience, Laina has taught numerous couples and individuals the joy of dancing. From Country to NY Hustle to pre-wedding couples, she loves sharing her passion of dance! Laina keeps current through attending on-going workshops and professional instruction, while continuing to be a competitive dancer and performer. Originator of the performing line dance team, Renegade Ropers.
> For more information on group lessons, private lessons, or to see her event calendar, visit www.dancelane.net or call Laina at[masked]

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Kaleidoscope Dance

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