FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL DANCE PARTIES AT THE NORTH PENN YMCA: 608 E. Main St., Lansdale, PA, in the Impact Zone Studio (second floor-look for the stairs next to the rock climbing wall) at the North Penn YMCA, 7:30-9:55 PM. Parties almost every Friday night. The party is open to everyone. We will get you dancing the very first night with or without prior lessons. There are no wallflowers at our dances. A host will greet you, dance with you and introduce you to other attendees. Not sure which class is right for you. Join us for the dance and ask the Director at this instructor-assisted practice party. While there is no formal class with our dance party, an instructor will help attendees one-on-one during the dance. $10 per person. Pay the host.
HOLD THE DATE: SUNDAY JULY 28, 1:30-6:30 PM for BLSDC'S 10th. ANNIVERSARY DINNER DANCE AND SHOWCASE at Williamsons Restaurant. BLSDC students wishing to participate in the showcase should register through any BLSDC teacher. Due to time constraints, showcases are limited to BLSDC teachers and students. Vivian is also celebrating 25 years of ballroom dancing and hopes that you can be there for this fun event! Watch soon for details.
STANDARD TECHNIQUE WORKSHOPS WITH RITA GEKHMAN: Rita does monthly standard/smooth technique workshops focusing on one dance each month. April 27-Waltz with Pose Lines, May 11-Waltz with Pose Lines, July 13-Tango with Pose Lines, August 17-Quickstep with Open Figures. 2-5:30 PM with break from 3:30-4 PM. Limited to 16 students. $54 one week in advance, $60 in advance, $72 at the door or $27 one week in advance, $30 in advance, $36 at the door for 1/2 session. Private lessons available for $130 for 45-minutes paid in advance. Location: Impact Zone Studio, Second floor, North Penn YMCA, 608 E. Main St., Lansdale, PA 19446. Make checks payable to “BLSDC” and mail to BLSDC, Attn: Vivian Beiswenger, 255 Hawthorne Circle, North Wales, PA 19454.
LATIN RHYTHM TECHNIQUE WORKSHOPS WITH LANA ROSSI: Lana does monthly Latin/rhythm technique workshops focusing on one dance each month. . 2-5:30 PM with break from 3:30-4 PM. Limited to 20 dancers. $54 one week in advance, $60 in advance, $72 at the door or $27 one week in advance, $30 in advance, $36 at the door for 1/2 session. Private lessons available for $85 for 55-minutes paid in advance. Location: Impact Zone Studio, Second floor, North Penn YMCA, 608 E. Main St., Lansdale, PA 19446. Make checks payable to “BLSDC” and mail to BLSDC, Attn: Vivian Beiswenger, 255 Hawthorne Circle, North Wales, PA 19454.
WORKSHOPS BY LANA, RITA, AND OUR STAFF
DATE, DAY/TIME, CLASS, LOCATION/TEACHER
6/24/13, Mon. (6:30-8:45 PM), Intro. To Silver Waltz/Foxtrot, Room 8/Beiswenger*
6/17/13, Mon. (6:30-8:45 PM), Viennese Waltz Technique, Room8/Beiswenger*
5/11/13, Sat. (2:00-5:30 PM), Waltz with Pose Lines, Impact Zone/Gekhman
5/18/13, Sat. (2:00-5:30 PM), Waltz with Pose Lines, Impact Zone/Gekhman
7/13/13, Sat. (2:00-5:30 PM), Tango with Pose Lines, Impact Zone/Gekhman
8/17/13, Sat. (2:00-5:30 PM), Quickstep with Open Figures, Impact Zone/Gekhman
Rita or Lana: $54 one week in advance, $60 in advance, $72 at the door or $27 one week in advance, $30 in advance, $36 at the door for a 1/2 session
* Vivian: $35 one week in advance, $39 in advance, $48 at the door
** Donna: $20 one week in advance, $22 in advance, $28 at the door
FIRST AND THIRD SUNDAY SOCIAL DANCE LESSON AND PARTY WITH LARRY AND CLAUDIA SILVERMAN
Larry and Claudia of the Guys and Dolls Dance Club will be running Sunday afternoon social dance parties on the first and third Sunday with a lesson from 1:30-2:15 PM and dancing from 2:15-4:30 PM in the Impact Zone Studio on the second floor (look for the stairs near the rock climbing wall) of the North Penn YMCA, 608 E. Main St., Lansdale, PA 19454. The price will be $12 per person for the lesson and dance.
2013-2014 DANCE CRUISES: Join Vivian and dancers from around the country on one of our luxury cruises on the most famous ocean liners in the world and the number one river cruise line. We have chosen the Cunard Cruise Line for our ocean cruises because in our experience, it offers the best amenities for ballroom dancers: real ballrooms with the largest dance floor at sea, high-level dance teachers, dancehosts and real ballroom, swing, and Latin bands and DJs on every cruise. We chose Viking River Cruises because of the Viking way of first class luxury river cruising. Our travel club rarely goes to the same place twice. Rather than visit the Caribbean over and over again, our goal is to see the world by dancing from location to location in luxury.
Here are our best choices for 2013/2014-Join Vivian and other dancers for these 4 cruises:
6/1/2013: ST. PETERSBURG & BALTIC EXPLORER: 14-night canal city adventure on Cunards Queen Victoria round-trip from Southampton (to coincide wilth the end of the Blackpool Festival). We also have an unescorted option for this itinerary on August 17-31 with group rates.
10/23/13: GRAND EUROPEAN TOUR: 15 magical days along the Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers from Amsterdam to Budapest on Viking River Cruises "Odin" including Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary. This is Vikings most popular itinerary and will sell out soon. Book today! The least expensive cabins are sold-out. A $500 refundable deposit holds your cabin.
1/24/14: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL to VALPARAISO, CHILE: 16 days on Cunards Queen Victoria including Montevideo, Buenow Aires, Puerto Madryn, Cape Horn, Ushuaia, Punto Arenas, Amalia Glacier, PioX Glacier, Perto Montt. (Will sell out soon--part of the world tour!)
4/5/14: SINGAPORE to DUBAI: 14 days on Cunards Queen Elizabeth with stops in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Penang, Malaysia; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Mumbai, India; Abu Dhabi, UAE; overnight in Dubai, UAE (Will sell out soon--part of the world tour!)
In addition to these four cruises, we have arranged for group rates for the following trips. These are not official escorted dance cruises, but all the Cunard cruises will have all the great dance amenities normally provided by Cunard.
7/1/2013: 4th of July getaway, New England & Canada: 5-day round-trip NY on Cunards Queen Mary 2.
8/18/2013: Roof of the World Tour: 16-day Beijing to Shanghai with Viking River Cruises with stops in Xian, Lhasa, Shibaozhai, three River Gorges & Dam, Lesser Three Gorges, Jingzhou, and Wuhan; optional extension to Hong Kong and Guilin. See Nov./Dec. Dance Spotlight report on last years trip: www.dancingattheymca.com/newsletters.asp.
9/10/2013: New England & Canada: 12-days round-trip (NY) on Cunards Queen Mary 2 with stops in Newport, RI; Boston, MA; Bar Harbor, ME; and St. John, Halifax; and Quebec City (overnight) in Canada.
9/10/2013: Greek Isles & Mediterranean: 12-days Rome to Venice on Cunards Queen Elizabeth. Rome to Venice with stops in Salerno and Sicily (Messina) in Italy, Santorini, Rhodes, Athens, and Corfu in Greece, Kusadasi (for Ephesus) in Turkey, and Dubrovnik in Croatia.
9/22/2013: Adriatic & Black Sea: 12-days Venice to Athens on Cunards Queen Elizabeth. Venice to Athens with stops in Split and Dubrovnik in Croatia, Corfu in Greece, Izmir and Istanbul in Turkey, Yalta and Odessa in Ukraine, and Bessebur in Bulgaria.
10/15/2013: New England & Canada: 12-days round-trip (NY) on Cunards Queen Mary 2 with stops in Newport, RI; Boston, MA; Bar Harbor, ME; and St. John, Halifax; and Quebec City (overnight) in Canada.
Jan.-May 2014 WORLD TOURS on one of the Cunard Queens. Call for options and rates. (World tours sell out 6-9 months in advance and many 2014 options are already wait-listed. Do not wait and be disappointed.)
1/12/2014: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Buenos Aires, Argentina: 16 days on Cunards Queen Victoria with stops in Bridgetown, Barbados; Fortaleza, Brazil; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Montevideo, Uraguay; ending in Buenos Aires. (Will sell out soon--part of the world tour!)
While we have great group rates, regional promotions and past passenger discounts, as well as occasional flash sales, may get you an even better deal. When calling, supply all passengers names, World Club ID (if you have one), and your city of departure, as well as your preferred cabin type: inside, outside, balcony, or suite. Do not forget your contact information. We will help you find a cabin mate. We currently have several men and women looking for a cabin mate on one or more ot these cruises.
Call for details 215-855-2711 or 215-530-3482 or email info@blsdc.
For more information about the Ballroom, Latin & Swing Dance Center, call 215-855-2711 or 215-530-3482 or email or visit www.dancingattheymca.com.