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Country Rain Valentine's Dance Party

Country Rain Valentine's Dance Party!

Let's be festive and dress for the occasion

Special Valentines Fun!


DATE: Saturday, Feb 9, 2013
TIME: 7:15 - 11:00 pm lessons begin at 7:30
LOCATION: Paragon Dance Center, 931 E. Elliot Rd., Tempe, AZ
EVENTS: Dance Lessons from 7:30-8:30
Beginning Night Club 2-Step taught by Laina Lee
Intermediate Night Club 2-Step taught by Mona Brandt
Cost: $7 for lessons and dance!
This is the preeminent party event for country and swing dancing in the Valley! This event is designed for dancers of all levels -- from beginners to more experienced. No partner needed. Couples and singles welcome.
-> Open Dancing: Following the lesson, there will be open dancing for the rest of the evening.
-> Music Selection: All country and contemporary music, including West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, Arizona Two Step, Progressive Two Step, Nightclub Two Step, Waltz, and Cha Cha, Hustles, and maybe even some Polkas). We are open to what YOU want, please send us your requests.

-> Dance Mixers & More: There will be fun dance mixers, raffles, and as always a special surprises!

-> Refreshments: Light refreshments
served, and I will make a killer wine punch!
Laina Lee and Mona Brandt

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  • Laina L.

    Seemed to me people stayed quite a long time. We do the dance mixers so people can meet more people, and I always try to introduce new people to others. I will add more AZ 2 Step in the beginning part of the night. I am always open to suggestions. True this isn't a bar atmosphere, and the music isn't so loud that you can actually talk to people and hear them.

    1 · February 13, 2013

  • Ken

    I dunno...I think it's several reasons. After a couple years of not country dancing I am just getting back into it. The only one I remember well is an az-2step, but when you have one played as the 4th dance and another not played till like 19th...there's a lot of songs in between that I can't dance to yet (guessing that is the problem for some). So I am just sitting around a place I don't know anyone at... In time that will change for me. Another reason...probably the bigger reason (not for me because I don't drink a lot)'s not a bar. Go to a bar and they close the place. In a bar it's truly a party situation from slow dances to drink specials to contests. This is a pure dance situation, great venue, huge dance floor, great instructors...but not a place where everyone will close it down. imo

    February 13, 2013

  • Gerald R.

    I agree with Rob. I am a snow bird from Canada and has always wondered why dances in Az finish so early. Back home most dances start at 8 or 9PM and go for 4 hours till midnight or 1AM and most people stay at least for 3 hours before leaving. Why are people here so wimpy?????

    February 13, 2013

  • rob

    A great event. My only complaint is that too many people left early. With such good music and excellent venue I can't understand why people are in such a rush to leave -- after all, it was Saturday night!

    2 · February 13, 2013

  • Tony

    I saw David fly by a few times, always with a smile on his and his partners face. Way to go David!

    2 · February 10, 2013

  • Laina L.

    Thanks, David for being a dance host last night. You were so busy I didn't even get to dance with you either! Save me a polka next time :-)

    1 · February 10, 2013

  • David D.

    That was one of the best events I've been to in quite a while. The pattern taught in the lesson was fun, different, and easier to remember than most patterns. The music was also excellent, and, the number of people that were there was perfect. I only sat down for about five minutes the whole night, and only sat out about three songs, so, the ladies kept me very busy all the way until 11:15.

    2 · February 10, 2013

  • Laina L.

    What an incredible FUN night!!! We had a turn out of 106 people! Great lessons, awesome dancing, wonderful chocolate fondue and munchies and great friends! (btw we need a new photographer--I am not that good at it)

    2 · February 10, 2013

    • Ken

      I can take some pics for you in between 2-steps. ;)

      February 10, 2013

    • Laina L.

      Awesome! You are hired

      February 10, 2013

  • Brenda S.

    LOTS of fun!!!! Greant lesson and the chocolate fountain was soooo delicious!

    1 · February 10, 2013

  • Laina L.

    BE PREPARED dancers for a chocolate feast!! Chocolate fondue and birthday cake for Mona and Suzi!

    February 8, 2013

  • Laina L.

    Best dance floor in town! Awesome mix of music to dance to. As one member put it at the last dance "I haven't had this much fun since Graham's closed!"

    February 6, 2013

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