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The TC Night Life Meetup Group Message Board › New Meetup: Swing Dancing to Boogie Wonderland to get ready for Hanger Dance

New Meetup: Swing Dancing to Boogie Wonderland to get ready for Hanger Dance

Milind B.
Minneapolis, MN
Announcing a new Meetup for The Twin Cities Night Life Meetup Group!

What: Swing Dancing to Boogie Wonderland to get ready for Hanger Dance
When: Friday, April 15, 2011 6:45 PM

Price: $10.00 per person

Where: Blue Fox Bar & Grill
3833 N Lexington Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55126

The Hanger Dance is coming up on 5/21/11, and it is one of the best dance events of the year.

We have to know how to dance Swing if we don't want sit out a lot at the Hanger Dance.

So, I am going to teach a beginning level Swing dance lesson at Blue Fox, not too far from the site of the Blaine Hanger Dance.

We will have Disco music by Boogie Wonderland to practice at our first such lesson.

So, here is the plan.
** If you can get there during their happy hour, grab tables near the dance floor and enjoy the happy hour.
** Even if you can't get there much earlier, get there by 6:45, check in with Milind, and get settled in.
** Beginning level Swing lesson from 7:00 to 8:30
** Rest, eat, and drink 8:30 to about 9:30. Blue Fox has a full bar and excellent food. (If you have other plans, you can leave anytime after 8:30.)
** At about 9:30, Boogie Wonderland will start playing Disco music. A lot of Disco music is good for Swing dancing. So, we can practice Swing dancing with others in the class to live music, we can dance Disco style dancing, or we can do both.

As always, we will be rotating partners frequently during the lesson part, to make sure that
** Nobody is without a partner for long, and
** You get to dance with most everybody of opposite gender in the group.
** It would be nice if couples and partnered people start/end with their partners, but change partners for the rest of the time.

Cost for the class is only $10/person. (Please bring cash; exact change is preferable.) People taking the class don't have to pay the cover fee Blue Fox charges on Friday nights.

We hope to see you there!

Feel free to pass this information onto your friends/family/co-workers. The more the merrier. :-)

** Friday 4/15/11, 6:45 p.m. +
** Blue Fox at 3833 Lexington Ave North, Arden Hills, MN 55126. (651) 483-6000

Additional idea

If we want to have a lot of fun and shine/show off at the Hanger Dance, we will need to know more than the basic steps of the Swing dance. So, here is what I am thinking.
** For most people in this group (including yours truly), it is hard to committ to do anything for four weeks.
** But if a group of people, with a decent balance between men and women, is willing to committ to four Fridays from 6:45 pm to 8:30pm (4/22/11, 4/29/11, 5/6/11, and 5/13/11) on or before 4/15/11, we can do a four week intermediate/advanced Swing dance class with the same group of people and same dance partners.
** (Optional) Without paying the Blue Fox cover charge, we can practice our new steps with the same dance partners. Per the current schedule, Blue Fox has The Pearl (Classic Rock) on 4/22/11, Sweet Siren (Modern/Classic Rock) on 4/29/11, Spirit of the Radio (80s Rock) on 5/6/11, and Rock It Science (80s and 90s Pop) on 5/13/11.
** (Optional) We can go to Wabasha Caves on Thursday 5/19/11 and practice our new steps with the same dance partners with Big Band Jazz music, same music we are going to hear at the Hanger Dance.
** We will be ready to shine and show off at the Hanger Dance on Satruday 5/21/11!

Please let me know on or before 4/15/11 if you are interested in the intermediate/advanced Swing dance class, and are willing to commit to those four weeks.

Check it out!
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