River Cities Ballroom Dance Saturday Feb 6th – CANCELLED!

CANCELLED!  The band is snowed in, and you may be too.
We’ll let you know when it’s rescheduled!

This Saturday the  River Cities dance club is holding a ballroom dance at the Lafayette Hotel in Marietta, Ohio from 8-11:30 pm.

The band is Warren Brothers Combo. Several of you noted a very good dancer at the New Year’s Eve dance at the Legion- well THAT was Ron Warren and his wife!!! As a dancer himself, he KNOWS what dancers need as far as tempo, time, etc.

The cost is $75 per couple with a reservation (that means you have called or e-mailed Sue Montera in advance – you do not have to pay in advance.) If you decide to come, consider joining for the rest of the year for $150. That would give you the last 3 dances for the cost of 2 dances. The final two bands are great dance bands also! The final band is the Dan Zola Orchestra (May 7TH- AND NO CLASS THAT NIGHT) a 19 piece big band from the Cleveland area. The Club members love this band because they are tight and have such a great sound. Imagine what you would pay to travel to see a band like this! (Gas, hotel, food, not to mention the time to drive there and back.)

For more details on the River Cities Dance Club, click here:  https://movballroom.wordpress.com/river-cities-dance-club/

Questions? 
Contact
Sue Montera
Dance Director
740-376-0775
suemontera@suddenlink.net.

Pipestem Resort – Ballroom Dance Weekend Jan 29-31, 2010

Join WV Dance, Inc. January 29-31, 2010 for a Ballroom Dancing Weekend at the beautiful Pipestem Resort State Park in Pipestem, West Virginia.

Call Pipestem at 1-800-CALL-WVA or 304-466-1800 to reserve your spot for this weekend today! (A limited number of spaces are available.) More information about the weekend is available at www.pipestemresort.com.

The price for the weekend is $227.92 per couple or $180.04 for a single person.

Includes:  two nights of lodging in a room, all dance instruction, all dancing, and dinner on Saturday evening. Our weekend will include two dances and multiple workshops.

The following is the itinerary for the weekend:

Friday, January 29, 2010
Meet your fellow dancers. 6:30 – 7 p.m.
Cash Bar Available. 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Beginners Waltz Dance Lesson 8:00-9:00 p.m.
Intermediate Waltz Dance Lesson (See Note #1 Below). 9 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Open Ballroom Dancing w/ WV Dance, Inc. as the Deejay

Saturday, January 30, 2010
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Breakfast on your own.
11:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. Beginners Bolero Dance Lesson
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch on your own.
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Intermediate Bolero Dance Lesson (See Note #1 Below)
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Beginners Salsa / Mambo Dance Lesson
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Dinner in Bluestone Dining Room (included in the Package)
7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Beginners Polka Lesson.
8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Review of lessons offered on Friday and earlier on Saturday.
8:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. Dance. Cash Bar available.

Sunday, January 31, 2010
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Breakfast on your own.
Checkout is at 12 noon.

Notes:
(1) Intermediate classes will build on what is taught in the beginner classes. All guests are welcome to attend the intermediate classes but the intermediate classes will be geared toward those students who have attended the earlier beginner class or those students with prior dance experience in that particular dance.
(2) For guests purchasing the overnight accommodation package, the package includes the following: complimentary dinner on Saturday night, two nights lodging, free indoor swimming and sauna, free use of the weight room / exercise facility, free use of the game room, and, one free hour of tennis court use per day. (3) The following services are not included in the overnight package price but are available at Pipestem for an additional fee: golf, horseback riding, cross country skiing, and use of the aerial tramway. (Please be advised that some of these activities are dependent on the season and all of them may not be available during certain times of the year.) Please check the Pipestem resort website at http://www.pipestemresort.com for information on when these activities are available throughout the year, or, call Pipestem at 304-466-1800 for more information. Please note that advance reservations are required in order to use the tennis courts. Reservations must be made at the Pro Shop. When open in season, the tennis courts are open until 10 p.m. WV Dance, Inc. http://www.wvdance.net info@wvdance.net 304-984-1939

50’s Dance Saturday, Jan 16th Ambrose Hall

Dance to that golden era of music with DJ Adam and relive those happy days on one of the area’s larges dance floors!

This is our 3rd annual winter doldrums 50’s dance.  The 50’s dance was a great hit last year – don’t miss it!  There are no Tempo Club or River Cities Dances this month, so be sure to get your dance fix in! 

St. Ambrose Hall, Little Hocking, OH (Rt 50 to Rt 339 N. 1st left onto Schoolhouse Rd)

$10 per person for adults, $5 per person for student

Free Swing Lesson: 8 – 8:30 with Tim & Edie King

Sponsored by:  Kassel Music – Professional sound & equipment by professionals

Smoke & alcohol free facility.  BYO Snacks & Soda

Swing Dance Workshop at Dance Night Jan 8, 2010 CANCELLED!

Dance Night January 8, 2010 featuring Tim and Edie King!

Happy New Year Dancers!

I hope you were able to dance in the New Year! If not, this Friday night January 8th  Saturday January 16th is the first “Dance Night”  will be a 50’s Dance at Ambrose Hall. We are excited to SWING into 2010 with guest instructors for the workshop. Edie and Tim King have graciously agreed to hold a Swing Dance workshop. The workshop will be from 8 – 9 pm, with dance music playing from 9 – 11 pm. We will also play a lot of swing music so we can practice what we just learned.

Here’s a bit about Tim and Edie …

Tim and Edie King of Middleport, Ohio began dancing in 1990, as students of a popular area instructor, Gerald Powell. They have been trained in ballroom, swing, and Latin dances, and have assisted Powell in many of his group beginner classes. Along with dancing for their own enjoyment, they have appeared in numerous talent and variety shows that benefit local organizations and charities. Their teaching emphasis is to help beginner students become comfortable with the basic steps and patterns, while encouraging them to keep dancing for the lifelong benefits of physical exercise and social enjoyment that it offers.

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We hope to get some teenagers at this dance night, so please encourage kids 13 and over to join us! You can call it a 50’s dance instead of swing…that might help!

Since we are bringing the King’s up for the workshop, I’d like to get an idea of how many people will be there for the workshop.

So – please take a minute to send  an email to Nancy_Miller@Woodcraft.com  and let me know if you can make it. Along with the reply, give me at least one suggestion to make Dance Night better for you.

New Latin-Carribean Restaurant downtown Parkersburg – New Years Eve Party

There is a new Latin-Carribean restaurant opening on Market St. in downtown Parkersburg.  The Mid-Ohio Valley International group is having their New Years party there.  Bruce Killen will be  DJing with Latin, Reggae, and American music. For those that want to attend, please make a reservation.  They plan on some serious dancing.  Bruce DJ’d their Halloween party and received some samba pointers from a lady actually from Brazil.  They are a really fun group.  

Here’s the official invite…

I INVITE ALL OF YOU WHO WOULD LIKE, TO CELEBRATE A NEW YEAR IN A FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT AND ENJOY A LATIN AND CARIBBEAN BUFFET.

WE ALSO WILL HAVE A DJ AND YOU CAN BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS, BEER OR WINE.

IT IS $25 PER PERSON.

PLEASE RSVP AT (304) 615-3632 (TERRY)
LET’S JOIN US AND CELEBRATE!

HOST: TERRY
LOCATION : MANGO BISTRO RESTAURANT
701 MARKET STREET
PARKERSBURG
WHEN: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2009
TIME: 8:00 P.M. TO 1:00 P.M.
RSVP: (304)  615-3632

CALL US AS SOON AS YOU CAN……..

Tempo Christmas Ballroom Dance Saturday December 12th! Guests Welcome!

This Saturday, December 12th, The Tempo Dance Club will hold its annual Christmas Dance. I am pleased to have the Vince Vilanova Orchestra provide the music for this dance. This orchestra performs frequently in the Pittsburgh/Wheeling area and is making a special trip to perform for us. You should expect a very special night of great dance music.

The dress is “black tie invited” which simply means the gentlemen are encouraged to wear a tuxedo, but may also wear a dark jacket and tie. Ladies are encouraged to wear long evening gowns or a cocktail dress as an alternative. As in years past, professional photographer Mel Samples will be taking our pictures. 

Non-members are invited to attend this dance at a cost of $35. You do not have to be invited by a member to attend. Come out and enjoy a festive night of music and dance to celebrate the Holidays.

I look forward to seeing you Saturday!       Peter

**The dance begins at 8 pm at St. Ambrose Church in Little Hocking, Ohio.  For more details, click on the  Tempo Dance Club page to the right.

Dance Night Friday Dec 4 – Salsa Night Dec 5 – Big Band Brunch Sunday Dec 6

This Friday is our Dance Night for December.  If you haven’t been to a Dance Night yet, here’s the scoop.  Once a month we have reserved St. Ambrose Hall in Little Hocking, Ohio for a ballroom dance practice night.  You don’t have to belong to either of the clubs to attend.  We charge $15/couple $7.50/person and $5/teenager to attend.  The money is given to St. Ambrose to pay for the use of the hall.  There is no live music, Peter Ianniciello puts together a play list with 2 songs back-to-back of the same dance:  2 foxtrots, 2 swing, etc.  That way you can remember the dance steps with the first song and practice with the second.  We have a dance workshop from 8-9, and the music starts to play at 9.

We hope to appeal to a wide variety of dancers in the area, but we’d especially like to see new dancers or rusty dancers out on the dance floor outside of a lesson.  Bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages and enjoy the evening with your dance partner and fellow dancers.  It’s a great date night!

SATURDAY NIGHT is Salsa Night at the Old Marina, across from Lowes in Vienna.  Music starts at 10pm, it’s Bruce’s Bday (the DJ) so it should be quite a celebration!

Also – This Sunday December 6th, there  is a BIG BAND BRUNCH from noon – 3

Cost $10 for dance AND food!
Six Pence Pub
l956-7th Street
Parkersburg,W.Va.
304 834-0535

If coming by interstate Rt. #50, take 7th st. exit, make a right, one fourth mile up on left. Across from Park Hardware.

Coming up next weekend –  a Formal Dance  at St. Ambrose for the Tempo Dance Club.  If you’re not a member, it’s never too late to join, and we’d love to see you there.  If you are a member – see you there!  I’ll send another reminder next week with more details.

Dance Night Friday Nov 20th!

Now that you’re on a roll – don’t let your dancing shoes cool down.  Keep up the practice this Friday at St. Ambrose Hall.  Peter will have another great play list for us to dance to, and another workshop.  The ballroom dance workshop is from 8-9 and the continuous dance tunes will run from 9 to 11.  Bring your snacks for a fun night out – and a great chance to practice the moves you learned in dance class the last few weeks!    See you there!   – Nancy

Tempo Dance – Saturday November 14!

Tempo Dance Club Dance this weekend!  Guests Welcome – $35 per couple.   New members encouraged at a pro-rated rate of $128!

Tempo Members –  If we have two or more member couples each invite and bring a guest couple to the dance, the member couples will be entered into a drawing to win $40.  The guest will pay the $35 guest fee and will be able to join the club for the remaining four dances for an additional $128. If the visiting couple joins on Saturday night they will be given one free couple pass to a Friday “Dance Night” worth $15.

The dance begins at 8 pm at St. Ambrose in Little Hocking, OH.  See the Tempo Dance Club link on the right, or click here: Tempo Dance Club 

The Ron Warren Band will be playing the dance tunes! 

See you at the dance.

 Peter