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Bill's Dance Page - Ballroom, Swing, Country, Polka, Contra, Shag, Zydeco - http://sites.google.com/site/dancefairfax/
(For updates by email, send name & email address to bjwg@yahoo.com)
Bill's Activities Page - http://sites.google.com/site/billwongspage/

CONTENTS - July 9, 2015

This site will not be updated for the next few weeks or months until further notice due to personal problems.

Don's Country Dance Steps: Description (http://sites.google.com/site/dancefairfax/#steps)

Dance Videos on YouTube - Broadband recommended: http://sites.google.com/site/dancefairfax/videos
    "GANGNAM STYLE" dance instruction: http://youtu.be/bjQKCLvtLN0
    West Coast Swing Flash Mob Choreography: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNyaYcns3y0&feature=player_embedded#!

Bill Wong has a (YouTube) Dancebill Channel playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzVIc1jZr2WCIcLzUprO-LOi1_C4ki80o
(This includes: Lee Center Dancers (edited) St Patrick's Performance at Arlington Mill 2015, Lincolnia Holiday Dance Performance of Dec 17, 2014, Herndon Dance Showcase on Dec 2, and on June 4, (where I sing the third number - It's Now or Never by Elvis), Lincolnia Thriller Performance of Oct 22, 2014 NVSO competition on Sept 15, Happy Dance Flashmob of Aug 8, Lee Center Dancers 2013 Senior Olympics, Bill Wong’s first flash mob – a west coast swing coordinated by Ed Cottrell and Gail Crum at the 2011 Herndon Festival , choreography for the west coast swing flash mob routine, choreography of Gangnam Style, Kat Fanelli’s team’s Gold Medalist routine of Ghost Train in 2010 NVSO, a Country Steppers Waltz routine done in October 2011, and Mal and Linda Zerden’s winning routine in 2006 Dance Jam Productions. Note: Bill’s playlist frequently changes.)

Lee Center Dancers (edited) St Patrick's Performance at Arlington Mill 2015 (HD): https://youtu.be/Zt6cEqIF4LE
The third dance was removed. It can be found at: St Patrick's Performance 3rd dance (Tennessee Waltz Surprise LD to Uptown Funk) (low resolution): https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/93339607/2015StPatricksPerf_9-13_480x270low_x264.mp4
NOTE: Repeated downloads from my dropbox (but not YouTube) will result in dropbox access suspension.

Low Cost Dance Class Favorites -- Drop-ins Permitted

Dances and Dance classes for Seniors (55+)

Bill's Favorite's and Special Dances and Dance Classes Coming Up

General Dance Sites and Calendars:

Dance email lists:

Flash Mobs and Performances (I participated in)

Other Regular (Mostly Weekly) Dances and Dance Classes
Please verify the information before going as some are quite old!

Websites for more information

West Coast Swing Flash Mob dance at Herndon Festival, Friday, June 3, 2011

Don's Country Dance Steps --- Beach Boogie, Cruisin', Trashy Woman, Down and Dirty (Strokin'), Ski Bumpus, Booty Call, Waltz LD, Mambo Shuffle, Earthquake, 16 Step, Electric Slide, Regae Cowboy, Watermelon Crawl, Tush Push, Barn Dance, Charleston Bump, El Paso, Sway

Don's Country Dance Steps - old version is a Word 97 file of dance steps for Beach Boogie, Honky Tonk Stomp, Barn Dance, Ski Bumpus, Fakey Achy Breaky, Charleston Bump, Down N' Dirty, Earthquake, Electric Slide, El Paso, Reggae Cowboy, Mambo Shuffle, Sway, Cruisin', Sixteen Step, Tush Push, Waltz Line Dance, and Watermelon Crawl.

Interested in dance instruction on the web? Two sites I like are: http://www.moveoftheweek.com/ or http://www.youtube.com/user/blong206b

For Country Line Dance fans, line dance steps can be found at: http://www.partydirectory.com/dance/ or http://www.parishcountry.com/pgindex/coollinks.htm


Low Cost Dance Classes


Every Wednesday, Free Dance Classes (age 18+), Herndon Senior Center, 7:30-9:30 PM
Line Dance lesson at 7:30, then at 8:00 Hustle, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, or Cha Cha for our main lesson. Ending with open dancing from 8:30 to 9:00. Open dancing (to practice) from 9:00 to 9:30.
Beginners welcome, singles and couples. Partners encouraged but not necessary. Don’t be shy… we’re just having fun Come on out and join us, you’ll be glad you did !!
** Please arrive NLT 7:45 PM ** - The outside doors are locked by 8PM so if you arrive after 7:45 you will not be able to get in.
For more info: email Don at barger1231@earthlink.net -or- go to: http://herndonseniorcenter.org/
>Herndon Senior Center, 873 Grace Street, Herndon, VA 20170
NOTE: Herndon Senior Center and our instructors will exercise due care in providing a safe and secure environment but dance is a physically challenging activity. Participants waive the right to any legal action against us for any injury sustained while attending or participating in any activity involved with this dance class.


Thur - Beginner's Square Dance Class, Herndon Senior Center, 7:30-9:30PM
(Must arrive prior to 7:45pm as the door will be locked). $5 donation. Open to all ages. Don't need to be a member of the senior center.
http://herndonseniorcenter.org/
>Herndon Senior Center, 873 Grace Street, Herndon, VA 20170
NOTE: Herndon Senior Center and our instructors will exercise due care in providing a safe and secure environment but dance is a physically challenging activity. Participants waive the right to any legal action against us for any injury sustained while attending or participating in any activity involved with this dance class.


Dances and Dance classes for Seniors (55+)


Dances and dance classes at Lincolnia Senior Center - Registration starts 3/9 for classes 3/30-6/7 --- Center CLOSES for renovation on JUNE 15 and may resume Nov 23
Lincolnia Senior Center - 4710 North Chambliss St, Alexandria, VA

Weather closure policy of Lincolnia Senior Center: If Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) are closed, then all formal led activities are cancelled. Only self guided activities such as ping pong are permitted. If FCPS has a delayed opening, afternoon activities are on. If government is closed, so is the center. If in doubt, for only Lincolnia Senior Center activities call: 703-914-0330 (Lincolnia Senior Programs), option 2 (Senior Recreation Center), and then option 1 (front desk). There should be a recorded message.

Program calendars: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs/calendar.htm

Requirements: age of 55+, membership ($48 if income> $24,369, $100 if nonresident) or $5 per day to a max of $50 (residents)
Session: 3/30-6/7/2015: Many have fees, most are $5/$10 for 8 weeks
Mon 10:30-12:30 - Ballroom class-Arg Tango, & ? - Adam Whitley, $10 - Mon 12:30-2:30 Starting Sep 8 @ James Lee Comm Center
Tues 11:45-12:45 - Clogging Workshop (M. Hemmingway), $5 - F 11:30-1:30 Starting Sep 11 @ Wakefield Senior Center
Tues 1-3 - Open Ballroom dancing, $10 or $2 for drop-ins - Tue 1-3 Starting Sep 8 @ James Lee Comm Center
Wed 10:30-11:30 - Ballroom I & II (F. Long), $5 - W 12:30-1:30 Starting Sep 8 @ James Lee Comm Center
Wed 11:30-12:30 - Ballroom III (F. Long), $5 - W 1:30-2:30 Starting Sep 8 @ James Lee Comm Center
Wed 12-12:45 - Beginning Tap (S. Bennington), free - W 3-4 Starting Sep 8 @ James Lee Comm Center
Wed 1:15-2:45 Intermediate Line Dance class, Kathryn Fanelli, Free - W 1:45-3:15 Starting Sep 8 @ James Lee Comm Center
Fri 1-2 - Beginning Line Dance class by Joan Silverman, free - F 2-3 Starting Sep 8 @ Bailey's Comm Center
Sat 10-12 - Advanced Line Dance class by Susie Thomas, $10
Sun 1-2 - West Coast Swing lesson by Adam Whitley, $5 - Last class June 14; at Hollin Hall starting June 21
Sun 2-4 - Tea Dance, $10 or $2 for drop-ins - Last class June 14; at Hollin Hall starting June 21
Bailey's Comm Center, 5920 Summers Lane, Falls Church VA 22041
Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, VA 22308
James Lee Comm Center, 2855-A Annandale Rd, Falls Church, VA, 22041
Wakefield Senior Center, 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA 22030

Mon 10:30-12:30, Ballroom Dance classes (Adam Whitley) - Currently: Argentine Tango and ?

Wed 1-2:30, Line Dance Class (Kat Fanelli) - (Intermediate level) - Recent lessons include: Irish Stew, Stealing the Best, Bosa Nova, American Kids LD, Tennessee Waltz Surprise, Cowboy Charleston, Rock This Party LD, La Luna Bachata, Good Time, Dream Lover, Kokomo, Reggae Cowboy, Beach Boogie, Smoothe, Flying Eights, Tango with the Sheriff, Stealing the Best, Jamaican Triple Step, Jose Cuervo, 789 Stroll, Chomping at the Bit (Thursday at Lee Center), Mississippi Mudslide, Bootie Call, Cha Cha Slide, Cupid Shuffle, Electric Slide, Wobble, Foot Boogie, Stroll Along Cha Cha, Cabo San Lucas, Falls View Rock, Shaggers Tush Push (Blurred Lines), Ghost Train, Cowboy Up, Ooh Poo Pah Doo, Funky Cha Cha, Let's Rumba Tonight LD, Rita's Waltz, Bicycle Waltz, 5 6 7 8 LD, Red Hot Salsa, Waltz Across Texas, Mambo Shuffle, Cry Cry Cry, Cruisin', DHSS, Blue Night Cha, RS Cha, Samba LD, and Kat's versions of Psy's Gangnam Style Line Dance and I Got a Feeling Line Dance.

Fri 1-2, Line Dance class (Joan Silverman) - (Beginner level) - On July 26/Aug 2, 2013 she taught/reviewed Papa Loves Mambo, Cab Driver, O Susanna, Butterfly, Accentuate the Positive, Ah Si, Achy Breaky Heart, Elvira, Butterfly, Electric Slide, Charleston Cowboy, A Little Bit Independent, Putin' On the Ritz, and a modified version of Rita's Waltz.

Sun 2-4, Tea Dance (DJ: Adam Whitley) - $2 (to DJ) for drop-ins

For dance info you can contact Bill Wong at bjwg@yahoo.com or 703-534-2546
Lincolnia Senior Center - 4710 North Chambliss St, Alexandria, VA:
>From the Capital Beltway: Exit on I-395 N toward Washington. Take exit 3B to VA-236 W/Duke Street toward Little River Turnpike/Lincolnia. Follow VA-236 W. Turn right on Beauregard Street. Take first left onto VA-613 N (North Chambliss St). As you travel north on N. Chambliss St, the Senior Center is on the left just beyond the intersection of Beauregard and N. Chambliss. Enter on the side of the building at Door D4, which is "two steps" up, under the striped awning. Go past the reception area. The ballroom is on the left. (You must register each time at the reception desk.)


Thursday Line Dance Class / Team practice, 1:30-2:30 or 3, Lee Community and Senior Center (Intermediate level)
Inclement weather policy: If Arlington County Schools are closed, then classes and dances are cancelled. For Arlington County Schools see: http://www.apsva.us/emergencyalerts
For more general Arlington County closing, delay, or cancellation information see: http://emergency.arlingtonva.us/closings-delays-cancellations/

Taught by Kat Fanelli
Dances taught are very similar to those those she taught on Wednesday at Lincolnia Senior Center (see above). Check the 55+ Guide: http://arlingtonparks.us/55plus/
from: http://parks.arlingtonva.us/programs/adults-55/seniors-activities/
5722 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207


Mondays 1 PM - starting Jan 12 for 8 weeks - Line dancing at Little River Glen Senior Center, $5 (plus membership)
Monday holidays not included. Registration begins Thursday January 8, 2015, cost is $5.00 for the eight week session. Most dancers in the class have been dancing together longer than Barbara has been teaching there which is coming on three years. However, It is not a classified class. We do accommodate beginners, but do not limit the dances performed or taugh to just beginning. INFO: Barbara Allen, 4001 Barker Court, Fairfax, VA 22032, (703) 503-8703
>From I-495 S: Take exit 52A-52B for VA-236/Little River Tnpk toward Fairfax/Annandale. Take exit 52A to merge onto VA-236 W (Little River Turnpike) toward Fairfax 2.7 miles. Turn left onto Olley Ln. Take the 1st left onto Barker Ct.
>From I-66 W: Take exit 62 for VA-243 S/Nutley St toward Fairfax, 0.5 miles. Turn right onto US-29 W, 0.7 miles. Turn left onto Pickett Road, 1.9 miles. Turn left onto VA-236 E (Little River Turnpike), 0.3 miles. Take the 1st right onto Olley Ln. Take the 1st left onto Barker Ct


Tues - Ballroom Dance classes (tango & salsa), 2:30-4PM, $5 for 8 lessons, at Little River Glen Senior Center, Fairfax - 2/3/15 to 3/28/15
Registration 1/30/15 until filled

By Adam Whitley
Registration at (will be updated soon): http://scwow.org or http://scwow.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Winter-2015-Registration-Packet.pdf or http://scwow.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Winter-2015-Registration-Only.pdf (form only)
(From: http://scwow.org/2015/01/winter-2015-schedule/)
Cost for 8 week course: $5 Fairfax residents, $10 nonresidents.
Questions or comments: 703-250-9181 or email burkewestspringfieldcwow@fairfaxcounty.gov
The Little River Glen Senior Center
4001 Barker Court, Fairfax, VA 22032: 703-503 8703.
>From I-495 S: Take exit 52A-52B for VA-236/Little River Tnpk toward Fairfax/Annandale. Take exit 52A to merge onto VA-236 W (Little River Turnpike) toward Fairfax 2.7 miles. Turn left onto Olley Ln. Take the 1st left onto Barker Ct.
>From I-66 W: Take exit 62 for VA-243 S/Nutley St toward Fairfax, 0.5 miles. Turn right onto US-29 W, 0.7 miles. Turn left onto Pickett Road, 1.9 miles. Turn left onto VA-236 E (Little River Turnpike), 0.3 miles. Take the 1st right onto Olley Ln. Take the 1st left onto Barker Ct
This is sponsored by Fairfax County Center Without Walls http://scwow.org. For membership the eligibility age is 55 and older.


Wed, 2:30-3:30, Ballroom dance class, Lee Community and Senior Center
Inclement weather policy: If Arlington County Schools are closed, then classes and dances are cancelled. For Arlington County Schools see: http://www.apsva.us/emergencyalerts
For more general Arlington County closing, delay, or cancellation information see: http://emergency.arlingtonva.us/closings-delays-cancellations/

Thomas Sipusic currently holds ballroom dance lessons. His YouTube Channel is: Thomas Sipusic - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7EMsQNBNugGMYoq9SMkmzw
5722 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207


1st & 3rd Fri, Dance, 1-3, Lee Community and Senior Center
Inclement weather policy: If Arlington County Schools are closed, then classes and dances are cancelled. For Arlington County Schools see: http://www.apsva.us/emergencyalerts
For more general Arlington County closing, delay, or cancellation information see: http://emergency.arlingtonva.us/closings-delays-cancellations/

Thomas Sipusic may hold lessons following the dance. They are on his YouTube Channel: Thomas Sipusic - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7EMsQNBNugGMYoq9SMkmzw
Calendar http://www.arlingtonva.us/departments/parksrecreation/documents/file86073.pdf
5722 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207


4th Fri - Dance, 1-3, Arlington Mill Senior Center
Info: (703) 228-7369
909 S, Dinwiddle St, Arlington, VA 22204


Bill's Favorites and Special Dances Coming Up


Fri July 24 - Bobby's Annual Singles Luau Dance and Dinner, 8-midnight $25/$20 in advance, Arlington/Fairfax Elks Lodge
Arlington/Fairfax Elks Lodge, Main Ballroom
8421 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax, VA 22031
It’s time to party at the Elk's Lodge! You are invited to join with Bobby and Paul to enjoy an Endless Night of Polynesian Fun, with singles from VIP Dances, Paul's List, and Professionals in the City. As always, there will be five tables reserved for friends of this List and other first timers. Enjoy dancing and mingling with new and old friends at our singles dances. Singles of all ages are invited; however, the music format is for ages 35 to 65. Meet up to 24 new people at the unique "One Minute Dancing Dates.” The DJ will play current rock and pop (no country or rap). Huge dance floor, excellent air conditioning. Complimentary souvenir "Lei" for everyone. Grass Skirts and Beachcomber Hats provided for use at the dance. Dress: "Luau" or Summer Casual.
Prizes to the next three dances at the Elk's will be awarded for the Best and/or most Daring Costumes, the Best Female Limbo Dancer, and the Best Male Limbo Dancer. You have time to get in shape for the Limbo Dance contest!
Admission includes a Hot Buffet served from 8-10 PM, featuring the Elk's special Meatballs.
Cold Buffet served from 8:00 and 11:30 PM, featuring a display of six domestic cheeses with assorted crackers. Fresh garden vegetables, including broccoli, baby carrots, celery, grape tomatoes, English cucumbers and assorted bell peppers, served with a creamy ranch dip. Chips, dips, and party mix served all evening.
Smoke free. Plenty of close in parking.
For photos of Bobby's past dances, taken by Marsha and Bob: https://vipdancesbybobby.shutterfly.com.
Contact: Bobby Watkins, at bobbyspromotions@gmail.com or 703-222-7707, or Paul Wright, at paulwright1999@hotmail.com or 240-338-2218. For carpool info, especially from Montgomery County, contact Paul.

Cash Bar. ATM at the Elk's Lodge. $25 at the door, cash, or checks (with photo ID). $20 in advance by check, or charging by PayPal. Send checks to: Bobby's Promotions, 12811 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax, VA 22033-2211. Charge by visiting www.paypal.com and use dancemoney@gmail.com for recipient's email address. Please bring PayPal receipt to the dance. Note: Bobby no longer accepts credit cards at the door or by telephone.
Location: Arlington/Fairfax Elks Lodge, 8421 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax, VA 22031.
>Conveniently located only a few blocks from the Beltway/I-495: take exit-50A/50 West and go to the left lanes on the exit ramp to go West (towards Fairfax) on Arlington Blvd. /Rt. 50. Turn left at the 2nd light (Javier Road), then immediately right onto the service road. You will see the Elks Lodge on your left, with a large American flag and a yellow neon sign in front.
Please visit http://www.VIPdances.com or call 703-222-7707 for additional details and/or directions.
Call the Elk's Lodge 703-560-2188, select "Bar" for additional directions.
Bobby Promotions http://bobbyspromotions.com/


Tuesdays - Colvin Run Dance, $12, "Featured Dance" lesson 6:30 PM, WCS lesson 7:15, dance 8-10:30PM
Held in conjuction with the Colvin Run Citizens' Association, and hosted by Ed Cottrell and Gail Crum
Very Large Dance Hall w/ A/C and a delightful wood dance floor.
Variety of DJ’d contemporary and classic dance music including west coast swing, east coast swing, hustle, Latin, country western two-step, waltz, and more plus requests
Refreshments included. No partner or dance experience needed
For addl info: Ed Cottrell (EdCottrell@MACP.org or 703-435-5620)
For latest updates and cancellations subscribe to: http://www.meetup.com/Colvin-Run-Dancers-West-Coast-Swing/ or see http://WWW.COLVINRUN.ORG or subscribe at: http://colvinrun.org/Events/Newsletter/Subscribe.aspx
The Historic Colvin Run Schoolhouse, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls, VA 22066
>10 minutes west of Tysons corner off Rt 7. For directions see http://www.colvinrun.org


Sat/Sun Colvin Run Dances:
June 6 - Ballroom Dance, 8:00-9:00pm Swing Lesson, 9:00-11:30pm Dance, $20
June 20 - Ballroom Dance, 8:00-9:00pm Tango Lesson, 9:00-11:30pm Dance,$15
June 21 - The Longest Day, 11:00am-11:00pm Dance Workshops & Open Dancing
July 4 - Ballroom Dance, 8:00-9:00pm Quick Step, 9:00-11:30pm Dance, $20

June 6 - Ballroom Dance, 8:00-9:00pm Swing Lesson, 9:00-11:30pm Dance, $20
http://www.colvinrun.org/clients/16213/documents/CRCA_2015_06_06_Mike_Surratt.pdf
$20 for the full evening including soft drinks and light snacks
No partner, experience or reservations needed.

June 20 - Ballroom Dance, 8:00-9:00pm Tango Lesson, 9:00-11:30pm Dance,$15
Ballroom Social Dance with music and lesson provided by DJ, Craig Bukowski.
$15 includes the dance, lesson and snack bar.
No experience, reservations or partners needed.
Dress is ballroom casual.

June 21 - The Longest Day, 11:00am-11:00pm Dance Workshops & Open Dancing
http://www.colvinrun.org/clients/16213/documents/CRCA_2015_06_21_Longest_Day1.pdf
July 4 - Ballroom Dance, 8:00-9:00pm Quick Step, 9:00-11:30pm Dance, $20
Dress is "ballroom casual"
$20 for the full evening including soft drinks and light snacks
No partner, experience or reservations needed.
For Ed Cottrell's dances:
Refreshments included. No partner or dance experience needed
For addl info: Ed Cottrell (EdCottrell@MACP.org or 703-435-5620)
For latest updates and cancellations subscribe to: http://www.meetup.com/colvinrun-org/ or see http://WWW.COLVINRUN.ORG or subscribe at: http://colvinrun.org/Events/Newsletter/Subscribe.aspx
The Historic Colvin Run Schoolhouse, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls, VA 22066
>10 minutes west of Tysons corner off Rt 7. For directions see http://www.colvinrun.org


Sundays twice a month, Herndon Social Dance - WCS mixed with some others, Herndon Senior Center, age 18+, lesson (Tim Bowker) 5-6, dance 6-8PM
4/12,26; 5/17,31; 6/7,14; 7/12,26; 8/16,30
Herndon Senior Center, 873 Grace Street, Herndon VA, 20170
Herndon Social Dancers meets on Sundays twice per month at the Herndon Senior Centerwith our instructor Tim Bowker, concentrating on West Coast Swing classes from 5 - 6:00 PM and WCS, Latin, and ballroom dancing following - 8:00 PM. Singles & Couples over 18 are welcome.
NO FOOD OR LIQUOR ALLOWED. Bring your own water bottles.
Donations accepted.
Examples of what have been taught:
April 27, 2014: http://youtu.be/oEnIDbAiS7g or
Tim Bowker's recent: http://www.youtube.com/user/DancingWithTim/feed?filter=2&activity_view=1
For more detailed information contact: HerndonSocialDancers@gmail.com
Class Prerequisite: completion of beginner WCS class with knowledge of ten basic steps.
Info, program, newsletter: http://www.herndonseniorcenter.org


1st & 3rd Saturday of every month - Country Western Dance, $12/$10 (member), Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church or Lincolnia Senior Center or place TBA
Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association

In inclement weather or for more information see http://www.nvcwda.org/ or call hotline @ 703-860-4941. In general: if Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) activities are cancelled, so is the dance.
(If in doubt, for only Lincolnia Senior Center activites call: 703-914-0330 (Lincolnia Senior Programs), option 2 ( (Senior Recreation Center), and then option 1 (front desk). There may be a recorded message.)

Suggest bringing a partner unless you're mainly a line dancer.
Lincolnia Senior Center - 4710 North Chambliss St, Alexandria, VA:
>From the Capital Beltway: Exit on I-395 N toward Washington. Take exit 3B to VA-236 W/Duke Street toward Little River Turnpike/Lincolnia. Follow VA-236 W. Turn right on Beauregard Street. Take first left onto VA-613 N (North Chambliss St). As you travel north on N. Chambliss St, the Senior Center is on the left just beyond the intersection of Beauregard and N. Chambliss. Enter on the side of the building at Door D4, which is "two steps" up, under the striped awning. Go past the reception area. The ballroom is on the left.
Church of the Good Shepherd - New Year's Eve Dance for the Grand Hall at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 9350 Braddock Road, in Burke, near the intersection of Braddock Road and Olley Lane.
Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church - 10125 Lakehaven Ct, Burke, VA:
>From Fairfax County Parkway SR 286 (formerly SR 7100): Take westbound Burke Lake Road (SR 645) 0.2 miles to the first left turn onto Lakehaven Lane. The church is located at the intersection of Lakehaven Lane and Lakehaven Court.
>From the Beltway/Annandale: Take westbound Braddock Rd to Burke Lake Rd (SR 645), which bears to the left. Follow Burke Lake Rd to the Fairfax County Parkway SR 286 (formerly SR 7100). Cross the Parkway, go 0.2 miles, and take the first left onto Lakehaven Lane. The church is located at the intersection of Lakehaven Lane and Lakehaven Court.
Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22308, 703-765-4573
>From south beltway I95/495 E toward MD
Take exit 177A-B for US 1 toward Alexandria/Ft Belvoir -- 0.1 mi
Take exit 177A to merge onto U.S. 1 S toward Ft Belvoir -- 0.3 mi
Slight right onto Old Richmond Hwy -- 0.1 mi
Turn left to stay on Old Richmond Hwy -- 184 ft
Old Richmond Hwy turns slightly right and becomes Fort Hunt Rd -- 3.5 mi
Turn right at Shenandoah Road (Hollin Hall Village - which has a median strip and splits Hollin Hall Shopping Center)
1500 Shenandoah Road is on your right.


1st Sun - Country Western Dance, 6:30-9:30, $5 Reston/$10 Non-Reston, age 18+, Reston Community Center
Sundays: Nov 2, Dec 7, 2014
Line dance, two-step, shuffle and swing the night away to popular country/western tunes played by RCC’s DJ. Dances are held monthly in the RCC’s Community Room, which offers a spacious wooden dance floor and a smoke free environment. Refreshments will be provided. No square or contra dancing, please.
For more information, please contact Karen Brutsché, 55+ Program Director, at 703-390-6157.
See http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com or more specifically http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com/attend-shows-events-exhibits/community-events/sunday-dances
>Reston Community Center - Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191, 703-476-4500


2nd Sun - Tea Dance, 2:30-4:30, $5 Reston/$10 Non-Reston, age 18+, Reston Community Center
Sundays: Nov 9, Dec 14, 2014
Dancers of all skill levels are welcome to foxtrot, swing, cha-cha, and waltz during these fun afternoon dances. Music selection ranges from golden oldies to today’s more modern dance selections. Door prizes and light refreshments add to the fun; partners are not required.
For more information, please contact Karen Brutsché, 55+ Program Director, at 703-390-6157.
See http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com or more specifically http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com/attend-shows-events-exhibits/community-events/sunday-dances
>Reston Community Center - Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191, 703-476-4500


3rd Fri Dance: except Dec, Feb, and Oct - Hollin Hall Senior Center, 7:30-9:30pm, $4
See: http://www.hollinhallseniorcenter.org/events-and-programs/
Presented by Mount Vernon Swing Band.
Open to ALL in the community! Live music, refreshments, and a good time wait for you.
Call 703-765-4573 for more information.
Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22308, 703-765-4573
>From south beltway I95/495 E toward MD
Take exit 177A-B for US 1 toward Alexandria/Ft Belvoir -- 0.1 mi
Take exit 177A to merge onto U.S. 1 S toward Ft Belvoir -- 0.3 mi
Slight right onto Old Richmond Hwy -- 0.1 mi
Turn left to stay on Old Richmond Hwy -- 184 ft
Old Richmond Hwy turns slightly right and becomes Fort Hunt Rd -- 3.5 mi
Turn right at Shenandoah Road (Hollin Hall Village - which has a median strip and splits Hollin Hall Shopping Center)
1500 Shenandoah Road is on your right.


Flash Mobs and Performances (I participated in)


West Coast Swing Flash Mob - Herndon Festival - June 3, 2011
Bill Wong participated in the flash mob coordinated by Ed Cottrell.

The West Coast Swing Flash Mob Choreography is on YouTube (Broadband recommended) at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNyaYcns3y0&feature=player_embedded#!

The 2011 Herndon Festival Flash Mob YouTube video by HCTV is at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np9uCKlnm68 . Herndon Community TV did a great job.
Patch also had a video. However, it appears to have been removed. Email me if you are interested. : http://herndon.patch.com/articles/flash-mob-takes-over-herndon-festival#video-6406748 .
Sheryl (ks1g) also has a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fqIVVH74FQ&feature=related .

Interested in where I am in these videos? Here I am:
On HCTV's site http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np9uCKlnm68 The best video of me is between 1:27-1:35 and 2:34-2:36. I can also be seen at 1:09-1:19, 1:55-1:57, 2:04=2:09, 2;30-2:33, 3:22-3:25, 3:26-3:35, 3:51-3:53, and 4:12-end
On Patch's video http://herndon.patch.com/articles/flash-mob-takes-over-herndon-festival#video-6406748 In the few instances that I'm on the video, most of the time I can be seen on the far right. The times I'm on are: 0:59-1:04, 1:39-1:47, 2:37-2:46, 3:11-3:20, and 3:54-4:01.
What do I look like? Check the Picture at the bottom of this page

Thank You Ed Cottrell and Gail Crum for coordinating it!!!


Arlington County Fair Flash Mob - August 11, 2013
Bill Wong's second flash mob at the Arlington County Fair was coordinated by Kat Fanelli.

There does not appear to be a video of the actual event. However, a rehearsal can be found on my channel at: Rehearsal for Aug 11, 2013 Arlington Co Fair Flash Mob-Blue Night Cha-Blurred Lines Since I do not own the song copyright, you may not be able to see it. You can request it by email.
Temporarily, it is also in my dropbox. (You do not have to have dropbox to view it.)
Lee_SC-Kat_Fanelli-Blue_Night_Cha-Blurred_Lines-080113.mp4 - https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/93339607/Lee_SC-Kat_Fanelli-Blue_Night_Cha-Blurred_Lines-080113.mp4
Blue Night Cha Lesson video: http://youtu.be/7uRxfog41YI
Blue Night Cha Stepsheet: http://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/blue-night-cha-ID80256.aspx
(Note: Most of the video lessons on the stepsheet page cannot be viewed in the USA due to Copyright problems.)

Thank You Kat Fanelli for coordinating it!!!


Burke Centre Festival Flash Mob - September 7, 2013
Bill Wong's third flash mob was a line dance Flash mob at The Burke Centre Festival Opening Ceremony in Burke, VA
Kat Fanelli coordinated it dancing the “Blue Night Cha” to a remix of Miley Cyrus’s “Party in the USA.” No we didn’t do any twerking!
Patch's video of "Flashmob Dancers Mob Burke Centre Festival" is at: http://burke.patch.com/groups/arts-and-entertainment/p/watch-flashmob-dancers-at-burke-centre-festival
The music mix we used is in the YouTube music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucPEV4g2gu4
Blue Night Cha Lesson video and Stepsheet links can be found above in the Arlington County Fair Flash Mob description.

Thank You Kat Fanelli for coordinating it!!!


Line Dance Team Competition - Northern Virginia Senior Olympics - September 9, 2013
On September 9, 2013, Bill Wong performed his first line dance team competition at the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics (NVSO) at the James Lee Community Center/Theatre. Again Kat Fanelli coordinated everything from the music to the costuming and the line dancing. We danced “Blue Night Cha” to a version of Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines.” Bill dressed as a nerd, complete with a beanie and a slide rule Bill actually used when he was in high school. Times do change! We won Bronze. Bill has transformed from a nerd to a performer.
The video “Lee Center Dancers 2013 Senior Olympics” is at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1s5-c1hhKA
The video is also available on Bill Wong’s Dancebill Channel playlist at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1s5-c1hhKA&list=PLzVIc1jZr2WCIcLzUprO-LOi1_C4ki80o
(This is a recent addition to Bill Wong’s playlist which also includes: Bill Wong’s first flash mob – a west coast swing coordinated by Ed Cottrell and Gail Crum at the 2011 Herndon Festival , choreography for the west coast swing flash mob routine, choreography of Gangnam Style, Kat Fanelli’s team’s Gold Medalist routine of Ghost Train in 2010 NVSO, a Country Steppers Waltz routine done in October 2011, and Mal and Linda Zerden’s winning routine in 2006 Dance Jam Productions. Note: Bill’s playlist frequently changes.)

Thank You Kat Fanelli for coordinating it!!!


Happy Dance Flash Mob Arlington County Fair Aug 8, 2014 - Line Dance Flashmob was performed at 5:30 PM on Friday August 8 at Arlington County Fair soccer field.
My YouTube video of it is at http://youtu.be/GUp_1WTqc0I
Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-GLuydiMe4
Choreography Stepsheet: So “Happy” to be 55+ in Arlington - https://sites.google.com/site/dancefairfax/flash_mob_2014bw.pdf


Other Regular (Mostly Weekly) Dances and Dance Classes - Please verify the information before going as some are quite old!


Crown Dance Studio - Every Mon, Thurs, 1st and 3rd Fri, 2nd Sat - Check http://www.crowndancestudio.com/

Mondays: 8 pm - 11:30 pm Hustle Social $12 per person - Hustle Workshop & Dance
8:00-8:30pm - Beginner Hustle with Joyce Szili
8:30-9:15pm - Int/Adv Hustle with Joyce Szili
9:15-11:30pm - Hustle dancing with WCS, Latin & NC2
Admission: $12 for everyone. Includes all non-alcoholic refreshments and lots of snacks
DJ - Joyce Szili - Music Mix - Hustle with some WCS/Latin & NC2 Step
About Joyce: http://www.justhustle.com/about_jh.html
Just Hustle website: http://www.justhustle.com/places_washdc.html
Joyce email: JoyceDancr@aol.com

Thursdays - 7:30-11:00 pm $ 10 Ultimate Social Dance Party. $ 10 Lesson & party, $ 5 to 8:15 to 11.
Please Join us every Thursday’s for all your favorite dance styles. Hustle/Social Ballroom/ Latin/ Salsa/ & West Coast Swing Mix all night long….
7:30 – 8:15 Lessons With Abraham .
8:15 – 11 Dance Party.

1st & 3rd Fridays - 8pm - 12:30 am $ 10 Salsa & West Coast Swing Social Dance Party Featuring DJ Mark; Lesson with Abraham.
7:30 pm Beginner/Intermediate Club Salsa
8:00 pm Beginner/Intermediate West Coast Swing
9:00 pm – 12:30 am Party

2nd Sat. 7:30-11:30 pm - Country Western Dance Social, $12 includes dance lessons - Mal & Linda Zerden
Join us at our dance for a great mix of Two Step, Waltz, Nightclub, Cha, West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, & Hustle
7:30-8:00 p.m. - Beginning Lesson
8:00-8:45 p.m. - Intermediate Lesson
8:45-11:30 p.m. - Dance

>Crown Dance Studio, 2820 Dorr Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22031, Studio: 703-663-8363 Take I-495 S/Capital Beltway/I-495 OUTERLOOP. Take the US-50 W/Arlington Blvd exit, EXIT 50A, toward US-29/Fairfax/Lee Hwy. Merge onto Gallows Rd/VA-650 N toward US-29/Merrifield. Turn left onto US-29/VA-237/Lee Hwy. Take the 3rd right onto Hilltop Rd. Turn right onto Dorr Ave. 2820 DORR AVE is on the left. Look for the Red & Blue Neon Sign "QUALITY WINDOW AND DOOR". We are in that building.


Fri-Sun & Wed eve and Tue & Sun aft dances - Hollywood Ballroom - $18/$16/$15/$11/$8
Calendar: http://www.hollywoodballroomdc.com/calendar/
Prices: http://www.hollywoodballroomdc.com/dance-information/#dance-prices
My favorite here: $15/$8 full time student ID, West Coast Swing dances (Dance Jam Productions), 7:30pm Basic beginner lessons, 8:15pm Intermediate Lessons, 9pm-1am West Coast Swing Dance Party with Dave Moldover & the DJP team.
No partner or experience required. Beginner class runs as a monthly series beginning the 1st Friday of the month. Drop ins are welcome anytime. New beginners should join on the 1st Friday of the month.
For updates see: http://dancejamproductions.com/hollywoodballroom/
Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center, LLC, 2126 Industrial Parkway Silver Spring, MD 20904 (301) 326-1181
>From I-495 (Washington DC Beltway), take Exit 30 or 29A. Take Route 29 North (Colesville Road) (We are 3.75 miles North of the beltway). Continue past New Hampshire Avenue for another mile. Turn Right onto Industrial Parkway. Turn LEFT into the driveway of the 2nd building on the left. Ample free, well-lit parking
http://hollywoodballroomdc.com/


Fridays - Dance at Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel (& elsewhere) with Gary and Sue, Beginner lesson 8:30-9pm, dance to a live band 9pm-12midnight, $15 for the evening except for special events
Additional information can be found at: http://dc.gottaswing.com/dccalendars/ - click on the date and dance in question or http://www.meetup.com/Gottaswing-Group/.

Hilton Washington Dulles Airport - Phone 703 478 2900
13869 Park Center Drive (Route 28 near the airport), Herndon, VA
>From MD, Wash. D.C., Beltway: (Firstly, have $1.25 for tolls). From Rt 495, take Dulles Toll Rd (Rt 267) West. Continue west, past Reston, to Rt 28 South. Follow Rt 28 South about 2 miles, to McLearen Rd (on left). Turn left onto McLearen Rd, then immediate left into Hilton parking lot. Dance is in rear annex, and is up on the second floor (next to pool)
>From other parts of Fairfax County: Hilton is about 2 miles North of the intersection of Rt 50 and Rt 28 (Chantilly). Get to that intersection; Take Rt 28 North for about 2 miles; Right on McLearen
>I66: take Interstate 66 to Route 28 North. Turn right onto McLearan and take an immediate left into the hotel parking lot. Visit their website at http://washingtondulles.hilton.com


Fri - In Step School of Dance, class 7:30, 8, 8:15 $6/$7, dance 9:10-11:10 $6 9440 Mathy Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 (703)323-8304
For more information see: http://www.dcdancenet.com/instep/
>In Step is located in Fairfax City, VA, near the Fair City Shopping Mall, and is easily accessible from Route 50 (Arlington Blvd)and Route 236 (Little River Tpke). It also can be reached via the Capitol Beltway (I-495) and Interstate 66.
>From I-395/Beltway Interchange in Springfield, take the Beltway to Route 236 (Little River Turnpike) West and go to the 8th traffic light beyond the Beltway. This is Pickett Road. Turn right onto Pickett Rd. and go to the 2nd traffic light, which is Mathy Dr. Turn right and park in the parking lot on the left. (Do NOT park in the first parking lot on the right; the owner will have your car towed.) You may also park on the left hand side of the street, facing toward Pickett.
>From I-395/Beltway Interchange, take the Beltway to Route 50 West and go to the 8th traffic light beyond the Beltway. This also is Pickett Rd; take a left onto Pickett, and go, to the 3rd traffic light, which is Mathy Dr. Turn left onto Mathy Dr., and follow the parking instructions described above.
>From D.C., take I-66 westbound to the first exit beyond the Beltway. This is Nutley St. (Route 243). When on the exit lane, take the second right turn and circle up over the overpass. When on Nutley St, go to the 3rd traffic light, which is Lee Highway (Route 29). Turn right onto Route 29 and go to the 3rd traffic light, and turn left. Go past the first traffic light (Route 50) and continue 3 more traffic lights to Mathy Drive. Turn left, and follow the parking instructions described above.


Every 3rd Sat, Oct-May - Contra Dancing - Hillsboro Old Stone School, 8-11pm, lessons 7:30, $10/$7 Bluemont Friends, students, seniors, Purcellville residents.
Bluemont's popular series of monthly oldtime country-dances. Bring something special for the potluck refreshments (homemade cakes, brownies or other goodies) to share at intermission. All are welcome!
Hillsboro Old Stone School, 37098 Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro, VA 20132
For more information, call Bluemont: (703) 220-6256 or info@bluemont.org
http://www.bluemont.org/Dances/dances_intro.html


Saturday - Dance Studio Lioudmila, lesson 7:30, dance 8:30, $13
second floor of 18 Roth Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

For more information see: http://www.dancelioudmila.com/events.htm
>I495-Take exit 2B, Telegraph Road North. The exit will loop around a bit. Stay to your left in order to merge onto Telegraph Rd., avoiding the sharp right turn before Telegraph Road. Follow the sign for 236 West toward Landmark. It will loop around into Duke St. (236 West). On Duke St, stay in the left-hand land. At the second light (Roth St.) turn left. The bright pink and blue building of the Generous George Pizza Restaurant will be ahead of you. Our building is one on the left (18 Roth Street). There is parking beside the building. Enter the lot by taking the second left turn.


Fri at Bowie Knights of Columbus Singles 8:15-1am
Sponsor - LA (Love Again) Singles. For more information see http://www.lasinglesbwa.com/ or 410-721- 6666 or 410-969-6392


Fri, Sat, Sun - Contra, Swing, Waltz @ Glen Echo Park - See http://www.glenechopark.org/dancing.htm
Most are at the Spanish BR or Bumper Car Pavilion
Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, National Park Service, & Montgomery County.
Dance in a smoke- and alcohol-free environment. NOT heated nor air-conditioned. Dress casually and in layers. Soft-soled, low-heeled shoes are recommended. We also recommend that you bring a bottle of water with you.
Directions: From the Capital Beltway (Interstate 495), take exit 40 on the outer loop or exit 41 east on the inner loop. Take Clara Barton/Cabin John Parkway to the MacArthur Boulevard/Glen Echo exit. Make a left onto MacArthur Boulevard. Cross Goldsboro Road and then make a left onto Oxford Road where you will see our parking lot.


Wednesdays - Northern Virginia Shag Club, Elks, Dancing 6:30-10:30, Free Lessons 7:30 pm
ELKS Lodge Fairfax, 8421 Arlington Blvd, Fairfax, VA
Located on Route 50, near Prosperity Ave
No partners needed
Enjoy a buffet dinner from 6:45 to 8:00 for $6.50 For more information: see http://www.nvshag.org/


Nick's Night Club 642 S. Pickett St, Alexandria, Tues, Fri, Sat, Lessons $5, cover $7/$5
Tues - $5 lesson 7:45, cover $5
Fri & Sat - $5 lesson 7:45, cover $7 ($5 for ladies)
For more information see http://www.nicksnightclub.com/
FROM THE NORTH: TYSON'S, LEESBURG, MARYLAND: Take Route 7 or I-270 to Beltway, 495, go south on 495 toward Richmond. Stay on Beltway to exit #173, Van Dorn exit. Take left at 1st light onto Van Dorn Street. Go 1/2 mile. At 3rd traffic light, make a right onto South Pickett Street, NICK's is a 1/2 block on the right at 642 S. Pickett St.
BY METRO: Take the Blue Line into Virginia to the Van Dorn St. station. On exiting the metro bear left 100 feet to Eisenhower Ave. Take a right on Eisenhower one short block to Van Dorn St. Make a right on Van Dorn St. and go two blocks to second light. Make right onto S. Pickett St. and go 1/2 block. Nick's will be on your right hand side. A7 bus also is on the same route.


Websites for more information:


General Sites:
DC's Community Dance Calendar Page - Swing, Country, Hustle & Hand Dance - http://www.dance-info.com/ which is the same as: http://www.dancejamdc.com/
DCDanceNet - a self posting dance site with many events. - http://DCDanceNet.com
Friends of Country Dance - http://www.friendsofcountrydance.com/id21.html
Tom & Debra's Gottaswing.com - http://www.gottaswing.com/
Glen Echo Park Dances - http://www.glenechopark.org/
Professionals in the City - http://www.prosinthecity.com
Salsa? Check out the list of dance sites in Northern Virginia and Baltimore in: http://www.danceintimeproductions.com/ClubListings.htm - It's a little old (2003)
Where to Social Dance and have Fun Meet-Up Group - http://www.meetup.com/The-Northern-Virginia-Social-Dance4Fun-Meet-Up-Group/
Zydeco - http://www.wherewegotozydeco.com/
Meetups - a general meeting site for posting regular get-togethers - http://www.meetup.com/

Individual Sites:
Ballroom Studio - http://www.theballroomstudio.com/
Blobs Park (Polka) - http://www.blobspark.net/
Bobby Promotions - http://bobbyspromotions.com/
Cecilias (Salsa, dancing,singles, etc) - http://www.ceciliasclub.com
Colvin Run: http://WWW.COLVINRUN.ORG or subscribe at: http://colvinrun.org/Events/Newsletter/Subscribe.aspx
Colvin Run West Coast Swing (Tue) Meetup - http://www.meetup.com/Colvin-Run-Dancers-West-Coast-Swing/
Colvin Run Dance (Wkend) Meetup - http://www.meetup.com/colvinrun-org/
Contra Dancing - http://www.bluemont.org/Dances/dances_intro.html
Crown Dance Studio - http://www.crowndancestudio.com/
Dance Factory, Arlington - http://www.dancefactory.com/
Dance Studio Lioudmila - http://www.dancelioudmila.com/events.htm
Dance With Gary and Sue (Washington Dulles Hilton & elsewhere) - see: "Dance Events" "Monthly Calendar" in http://dc.gottaswing.com/dances/
Debbie Tuttle's (Disco) Hustle & WCS - http://dcdancenet.com/dancewithdebbie/
Glen Echo Park (Contra, square, swing, waltz, tea dance) - http://www.glenechopark.org
Glen Echo Park (Contra - Friday night) - http://www.fridaynightdance.org/
Head Over Heels - http://www.headoverheelsdance.com/
Hollywood Ballroom - http://hollywoodballroomdc.com/
InStep School of Dance - http://www.dcdancenet.com/instep/
JustHustle.com - Joyce Szili - http://www.justhustle.com/
LA (Love Again) Singles (Bowie & Severna Park, MD) - http://www.lasinglesbwa.com/
Dance Studio Lioudmila - http://www.dancelioudmila.com/events.htm
Mclean Bible Church Singles Ministry - http://mbctysons.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=84087
Nick’s Night Club (Country) - http://www.nicksnightclub.com/
Now & Then Dance Studios - http://www.nowandthendancestudios.com/
Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association - http://www.nvcwda.org/
Northern Virginia Shag - http://www.nvshag.org/
PWP 715 Activities Group (NOVA Single Parents and Friends) - http://www.meetup.com/NOVA-SPF/
Potomac Swing Dance Club (Vienna American Legion) - http://www.potomacswing.com/pfri.html or http://www.potomacswing.com/
Professionals in the City - http://ProsInTheCity.com
Ski Club of Washington, DC - http://www.scwdc.org/
Virginia Contra Dance, Square Dance, and Waltz Schedule - http://www.contradancelinks.com/schedule_VA.html
Washington DC Metropolitan Area Contradancers - http://www.contradancers.com
Zydeco dancing - http://www.wherewegotozydeco.com/
Another good Website for singles - http://www.Network4Singles.com

Country Dance Step sites:
http://www.partydirectory.com/dance/ or http://www.parishcountry.com/pgindex/coollinks.htm

This website emphasizes social and singles events so many classes are not listed.

Please note that as a private webpage, some business and library firewalls will block this page. Please email me at bjwg@yahoo.com if you wish a copy of this webpage emailed. (I try to mail monthly.)

Homepages prepared by: Bill Wong

West Coast Swing Flash Mob dance at Herndon Festival, Friday, June 3, 2011