Date(s) - March 24, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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“There is a reason human beings have been dancing ever since they discovered fire and invented drums. It’s good for your soul, great exercise, develops better balance, promotes muscular coordination, wards off dementia, and you’ll get your recommended quota of at least 6 daily hugs.” – Unknown
Come join us for a happy hour social, dancing and great fellowship. Even if you have no idea how to lead or follow, don’t let that stop you from getting your quota of at least 6 daily hugs. Granted, social dancing can be a little intimidating for a newbie but as long as you’re motivated and want to learn, knowing that you’ll always have a group of friends to hangout with for the evening makes being a beginner so much easier. Baby steps. Learning how to social dance is a marathon, not a sprint.
6:00pm – 7:30pm: Copperwood Tavern at One Loudoun.
We’ll meet in the bar area. Look for Fred, my dancing mannequin(wooden about 12in tall) sitting on the table. Well Fred doesn’t actually dance, he just poses. But you’ll know it when you see him 🙂
7:30pm – 9:30pm: Crossroads UMC, Ashburn, VA.
We convert the basement into a pretty cool little dance area complete with sound system, mood lighting, kitchenette and bathrooms just off the dance floor.
This is an informal practice session with no instructor and no formal lesson planned. The intent is for the more experienced dancers to informally lead the session while everyone works on things like footwork, patterns, frame and connection. Assume a fair amount of starting, stopping and juggling partners around. I’m dividing the session up into 3 blocks roughly 30 to 40 minutes each. For the first block we’ll focus on East Coast Swing, the second block will be West Coast Swing and the third block will be group choice where I’ll just keep playing a mix of whatever. But if someone would like to work on say their Cha Cha or Country 2 Step skills for a while during the third block, that’s cool… I’m game. Just make sure you bring appropriate music for whatever style of dance you’d like to work on.