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LONG BEACH SHOW DISCOUNT; June Swing and Tango!!!

From: Alec M.
Sent on: Saturday, June 9, 2012 1:35 AM


Alec here, sending a copy of my regular monthly email, mostly so you'll be encouraged to join us this Tues night, and know about the 2 for 1 special!  I don't usually send this out to our Meetup members, so if you'd like to be on my regular dance email list, sign up here:

And so without further ado, this months email to my dancers:

A big welcome to all of you who are new to my email list :)

Update on our Jack's Tea Room show at Harvelles in Long Beach: For the show this Tuesday, there is a password to get you a discount...just say "Jack's Treat" to the doorman, and you can enter as two for the price of one!  You can contact me to ask if this special applies for future shows, but it's on for this Tues night, so if you're 21 or more, make it this Tuesday, June 12th!  It's really going to take YOUR ATTENDANCE to keep this amazing show in existence.  In 15 years of being in the Swing scene, I've never seen a show this eclectic and fun, complete with a great Swing/Jazz band, a super dance floor, a free beginner Swing lesson, Jazz singers, Tap, mild vintage Burlesque, comedic theatrics, and Belly Dancing by Sarah Al Nour and our duo Global Groove!  So seriously folks, come out this Tuesday.  We hope to have enough turnout to keep this amazing show going!
For those who are hearing about Jack's Tea Room, at Harvelles in Long Beach, for the first time...this is a new show/venue/dance experience for you to enjoy, in Long Beach!  I'm helping to organize this new weekly Tues night event, and the lineup is a unique collection of talent and entertainment!  Join the mailing list on Jack's Swingin Sophisticats page, or email/call me, to inquire if we're doing the show on following Tuesdays.  Our intention is to continue every week!  Get to Congregation Ale House on Broadway and Promenade, and you'll find Harvelles next door!  $5 parking is all around in parking lots and structures (some corner lots have self service machines).
Here's the skinny that you can share with your friends (and invite them to come with you, just say "Jack's Treat" at the door!)...

Audience members are raving about this unique, kick-ass show/dance/theatrical experience! Everyone who has attended has said the experience was delightful and beyond anything they expected. I MC, sing, dance, teach a Swing lesson, tell some jokes, and fail miserably at picking up on our lady singers and chorus girls...
Come hit the dance floor, watch sexy dancers performing mild burlesque, Sarah Al Nour Belly Dancing solo and in our duo Global Groove, hear gorgeous and sultry singers, experience a brilliant Swing band, and toss back a round or two, of, er...tea! Ya, that's it...tea ;)
$10 if you dress vintage, or preorder online. Otherwise $12, just the price of a movie but way more memorable :)
Please invite your friends!

Now you can preorder!

TUESDAY, June 12th and following Tuesdays:

ENJOY a Roaring Twenties Speakeasy Experience!

Jack's Tea Room at Harvelle's Long Beach - EVERY TUESDAY!

"Leave your heaters with the door man!"

201 E. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
beneath the Congregation Ale House
Promenade side entrance...get to Congregation Ale House, and you'll find Harvelles next door!

*8:15pm Beginner Swing dance lesson
*9pm show/dance
*Hot Jazz and Basie Swing Dance
* Cabaret Song & Dance, Comedy
* Full Bar with Dinner Menu
* Large Wood Dance Floor
* Can't Dance Charleston or Swing, We'll Teach You - FREE
* Vintage Vendors On Site - Wear and Accessories

Tea Room Info and Email List option:

Ticket link:

Tickets: $12 door; $10 advance; $10 door wearing vintage wear,

Full Details:

Now you can preorder!


If you happen to be at the Swing Into Spring show at the Encore Dinner Theatre in Tustin on a Thurs night in June, you will see my Swing partner Liz and I onstage!  We were asked on Wed of this week to jump in as subs, danced Thurs night in their show, and now we're contracted to dance all Thursday nights this month, during their extended run.  Lots of live big band Swing, and incredible tap(Mindy & Gabe Copeland!)/singing/Swing dancing :D

Swing classes at Impulse for June started tonight, and we're on for the rest of June!  Lately every class has been mad fun, with a full dance room, lots of new faces, and good laughs and dances had by all.  Keep telling your friends, and keep coming out to dance!  I've been delighted to see progress in my regular students, and I salute the more experienced dancers who I see helping the newbies :D

And on the Tango front...  Come give it a try next Wed! 
If you've been considering it, come on out and treat yourself to a night of Tango.  Classes are at 9pm, 2nd and 4thWednesdays, this month the 13th and 27th.  $15 gets you a serious lesson, and some time to practice!  Those who have come out thus far have learned A LOT, and their lead/follow abilities have grown immensely!

   Please be sure to say hey when you attend any of my events or shows!
  Swing heil!   ~Alec :)
(For those who don't already know, "Swing heil" is from the movie Swing Kids,
which got a lot of us modern Swing dancers into the scene. See it if you haven't!!!)

Impulse Dance Center
27101 Aliso Creek Road, Suite 106 - Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Office: 949/831--8589

We're in a business park on Aliso Creek, just south of Pacific Park (towards Alicia).  We are between Pacific Park and Alicia, very close to Pacific Park.  Pull into the business park with the 24 hour fitness, and drive straight through the roundabout.  Continue toward the "back" of the plaza, and turn left just before the last building.  That is where we are.  Check out the map on the home page or give us a call!

AAAND...give someone you dig the gift of dance!  Really fun looking gift certificates available, perfect presents/surprises!  Just contact Alec:

949/[masked] mobile

[address removed]

~~~~ To learn and dance Swing with Liz and I, please find us every Fri except the first Fri of each month, 8pm, here in Aliso Viejo:

To join our Swing group on

To join our new Tango group on
Any questions, contact Alec Marken @ 949/[masked]
Or [address removed]

Liz and Alec performing:
(A Swing performance onstage with Melissa Stryker)

Do wah do wah do waaahh!!!!!!!

Oh and one more me a dance, pigeons!
Cheers, ~Alec :)

CLASS RATES: If you'd like to take a one hour private lesson with me in Swing, Salsa, Waltz, Tango, or a sampling of basics from a range of smooth, rhythm, and Latin is the time!  Either I can come to you, or we can meet at a local ballroom studio and share their large floor for $10. If you'd like to give someone the gift of dance, you can purchase a gift certificate I will make out specially to them.  So, prices: Private one-hour lesson for one person: $45 Private one-hour lesson for a couple: $60 Small group one-hour lesson (3 or more dancers):  $10/person Aerials/tricks/stunts one-hour lessons available, for private or small group classes Comments from past students... "It was awesome!! ...and my bf thought it went a lot better than he originally expected lol" (Chelsea) "He is an AMAZING instructor and I learned more in 2 months than most people learn in a year!  The very best part is that Alec is the most positive, affirming instructor I've ever had - this creates a safe place for learning where you can try new stuff and feel good about learning from your mistakes (as opposed to being mocked for them). Oh, and he makes it fun, too." (Suzi) "It was great fun, especially seeing my boyfriend's confidence level go from 0 to 10." (Susanne)

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