East Bay Waltz February 13, 2010Mon, February 8, 2010 - 10:54 PM permalink - 0 comments
classes 7-9pm, dj'd music 9pm-midnight
Oakland Veterans Hall (aka Lake Merritt Dance Center)
200 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA
East Bay Waltz hosts a 2nd Saturday night dance, originally hosted by Friday Night Waltz.
Waltz, Swing, Latin, and related social dances from the 19th and 20th centuries. Two lessons to choose from 7-9pm.
$12 for both the classes and the dance. $8 dance only.
Students with valid student ID may take the dance class for free.
Singles, couples and herds welcome. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. A beautiful dance hall, with 3,500 square foot hardwood floor, easy access, great parking.
FUTURE SATURDAY DATES TO SAVE FOR EBW
March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12
Sam Simmons plays the best music you've ever heard 9pm-Midnight. Your ears will cry tears of joy and... actually, they won't do anything, because they're ears. they just sit there, on the sides of your head, which is a good thing, I guess. YOU however will cry tears of joy because your ears are having such a good time!
Todi Teaches: Waltz Fundamentals 7-9pm
This class in rotary waltz fundamentals is good for beginners---and for the folks who have taken classes, but are finding new variations difficult to learn or find that their skill level rises and falls depending on "who" they are dancing with! Often, by going back to the fundamentals of the dance---focusing on balance, alignment, weight transfer and partnering skills---a good foundation can be built, making variations and reverse waltz easier to master. And making you the good dancer everyone wants to partner with! (Beginner - Low Intermediate)
Sam Teaches: Intermediate Mazurka Waltz
This is not your Mother’s Mazurka.
7pm Beginning/Intermediate Mazurka – We'll start at the very beginning, learning the "Gaskells/Fezziwigs" Mazurka step, before quickly moving on to replacing the basic waltz with fun Mazurka steps and variations!
Knowledge of basic turning rotary waltz required.
8pm Intermediate/Advanced Mazurka – Starting where the last class left off, these steps will take you soaring around the floor in a variety of ways in a great alternative to the Redowa.
Knowledge of basic (Gaskells/Fezziwigs) Mazurka a must. Willingness to fly and 7pm class highly encouraged.
The Redowa, everyone’s favorite beautiful “flying” waltz step is actually a Mazurka variation. While we won’t go over Redowa, we will go over the funnest complimentary Mazurka variations.
So I am on Tribe tonight because I ran into an old friend who said "you can find me on Tribe".Sun, January 31, 2010 - 10:31 PM permalink - 4 comments
After using Facebook, I cannot remember how we are supposed to eavesdrop on each others lives. Many of the features seem klunky. And yet, if it is a bit more like a chat group where I do not need to censor my writing as much.... hmnnn. Shall I give Tribe another shot?
Here is a photo from the last Edwardian Ball of me dancing tango with my dear friend Autumn's dearest boyfriend, and my good friend, Daniel.
I try to check in here. But if you really wanna find me fbook.me/todiThu, June 25, 2009 - 8:44 AM permalink - 0 comments
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