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CONTENTS - March 25, 2014

Don's Country Dance Steps (sites.google.com/site/dancefairfax/DonsCountrySteps.pdf) :
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: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzVIc1jZr2WCIcLzUprO-LOi1_C4ki80o
(This includes: 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.)

My uploaded YouTube videos - dancebill's Channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/dancebill - contains mainly Celtic and other music and other acts from the 2011-2013 Maryland Renaissance Festivals and dance class and performance videos.

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

Flash Mobs and Performances (I participated in)

General Dance Sites and Calendars:

Dance email lists:

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
Beginner & intermediate instructions in: Cha Cha, Hustle, Swing, Waltz, Rhumba, & Sway. Also Two Step, El Paso, Line Dances, & others.
Format: ½ hour of line dances from 7:30 to 8:00, 1 hour of couples dance lessons from 8:00 to 9:00 (no partner required), and 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.


Tues - Intermediate Line Dance Class, Jewish Community Center, 2:15-3:15PM, $60 for 8 wks beginning Feb 18
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (intersection of Rt 236 and Guinea Rd). Tuesdays 2:15-3:15pm, geared towards ages 40-70s.


Dances and Dance classes for Seniors (55+)


Dances and dance classes at Lincolnia Senior Center - Registration - check before you go
Lincolnia Senior Center - 4710 North Chambliss St, Alexandria, VA
For weather closure check Department of Neighborhood and Community Services programs and events at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs or call 703-324-4600

Program calendars: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs/pdfs/calendars/2014/lincolsc.pdf

Requirements: age of 55+, membership ($48 if income> $24,369, $100 if nonresident) or $5 per day to a max of $50 (residents)
Session: ? - ? Many have fees, most are $10 for 8 weeks
Mon 11 - Ballroom class
Wed 10 - Intermediate / Advanced Ballroom class by Fred Long
Tues 1 - Open Ballroom dancing, $2 for drop-ins
Mon 12:30 - Beginning Tap class by Snappy Tappers
Mon & Thur 1 - Intermediate / Advanced Tap class by Snappy Tappers
Thur 1 - Tap Practice by Snappy Tappers
Wed 1-2:30 Line Dance class by Kathryn Fanelli, Free
Fri 10:30 - Hula Dance for Beginners
Fri 1 - Line Dance class by Joan Silverman
Fri 1 - Ballroom Practice, no instructor
Sat 10-12 - Line Dance class by Susie Thomas
Sun 2-4 - Tea Dance, $2 for drop-ins

Mon 11-1, Ballroom Dance classes (Adam Whitley) - Argentine Tango, hustle, & foxtrot as of Feb 24

Wed 1-2:30, Line Dance Class (Kat Fanelli) - (Intermediate level) - Recent lessons include: Tango with the Sheriff (Thur), 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 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: Armand Poyant) - $2 (to DJ) for drop-ins - On July 28 he played music for fox-trot, cha cha, waltz, rumba, tango, quickstep, samba, swing, bosa nova, mixer, hoedown, and line dances.

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)
Taught by Kat Fanelli
Dances taught are very similar to those those she taught on Wednesday at Lincolnia Senior Center (see above). Oct Calendar http://www.arlingtonva.us/departments/parksrecreation/documents/file86073.pdf
5722 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207


Tuesdays - Dance classes, 2-3:30 PM, $5 for 8 lessons, at Calvary Hill Baptist Church, Fairfax - Feb 4- Mar 29
American tango and salsa as of Feb 25
Registration Jan 28-31, 2014 or until class is filled at: http://scwow.org or http://scwow.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Winter-2014-Packet2.pdf - Feb 4- Mar 29
Cost for 8 week course: $5 Fairfax residents, $10 nonresidents.
Info:Ned Barnes, SCWOW, 703-250-9181.
Calvary Hill Baptist Church
[(703)323-1347], 9301 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA 22031
>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. The church is on your right.
>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. The church is on your right.
The Little River Glen Senior Center (alternate site)
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.


Bill's Favorites and Special Dances Coming Up


2nd Sun - Tea Dance, 2:30-4:30, $6, Reston Community Center
Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191, 703-476-4500


Sun, Mar 30 - ANNUAL SPRING FLING Singles Dance, 7-11:30, $25, Arlington/Fairfax Elks Lodge (Bobbys)
Join us SUNDAY, MARCH 30th, at our "VIP SINGLES' ANNUAL SPRING FLING.” Please Note: This dance was previously scheduled for Friday, March 28th. You are invited to join us for the fun and romance of celebrating the start of Spring. 7:00 PM to 11:30PM
Party and Dance with the Best! Enjoy hours of dancing, mixing and mingling with new and old friends at our singles dances. Meet up to 30 new people at our unique "One Minute Dancing Dates". VIP Singles' "Annual Spring Fling" with singles from VIP Dances, Paul's List, Professionals in the City, and other groups, at the Arlington/Fairfax Elks Lodge. Conveniently located only a few blocks West of I-495/Exit 50A
DJ - Current Rock, Pop and Top 40 (no country or rap).
Great people. Huge dance floor.
Business Casual - No Denim Permitted. Smoke Free Event.
Singles of all ages are invited; however, the music format is for ages 35 to 65.
Admission includes Hot Buffet - Meatballs, Vegetarian Dishes of Pasta Alfredo and Pasta Marinara Served from 7:00 - 9:00PM. Fruit/Vegetable/Cheese Trays and Cakes Served all evening. Cash Bar.
Admission: $25 cash (check with photo ID).
Please Note: We no longer accept credit cards at the door or by telephone, and no longer offer a pre-pay discount.
*You can still charge $25 per person, via PayPal, by visiting www.paypal.com and use dancemoney@gmail.com for recipient's E-mail address; (Charge in advance or the day of the dance). Please bring PayPal receipt.
**There is an ATM at the Elk's Lodge.
New people are always welcome, so please feel free to forward this email on to any of your single friends. Click on the following link to view the last dance and you will see a lot of happy people with a beautiful smile http://vipdancesbybobby.shutterfly.com/
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.
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, intermediate WCS lesson 7:15-8 PM, 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


2nd and 4th Sat of the month (Dance for Everyone) - Colvin Run Dance, $12, Intro WC Swing lesson 6:30-7:15, Int WCS lesson 7:15-8 PM, dance 8-11:30
Check Colvin Run website for frequent special dances held longer for $15 with guest instructors.

Sat Feb 22 - Country & Swing; 6:30 & 7:15 lessons; 8-11:30 dance
Special Country/Swing Event - Sat, Feb 22 - Country/Swing Dance featuring instructors Mal and Linda Zerden!
Dance to a mix of all your Country/Swing favorites: 2-step • West Coast swing • nightclub II • country waltz • East coast swing • cha-cha
6:30 – 7:15 pm Beginner Country Two-Step lesson
7:15 – 8:00 pm Intermediate Country Two-Step lesson
Lessons taught by Mal and Linda
8:00 – 11:30 pm Dance hosted by Ed Cottrell and Gail Crum playing a Country/Swing DJ music mix
$15 for the entire event - includes lessons and loaded snack bar • no experience or partner needed
Hosted by the Colvin Run Citizens Association, a 501(c)(3) public charity • donations welcomed

For Other (2nd & 4th) Saturdays:
Music: 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
Very Large Dance Hall and a delightful wood dance floor.
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 5-6, dance 6-8PM
3/30; 4/13,27; 5/4,18; 6/8,22
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.
For more detailed information contact: HerndonSocialDancers@gmail.com
Class Prerequisite: completion of beginner WCS class with knowledge of ten basic steps.
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
Line dance lesson 6:30, (Couples) dance lesson at 7, dance 7:30-10
Sat Jul 5 - Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church
All other days (except NYE) Lincolnia Senior Center

Suggest bringing a partner unless you're mainly a line dancer.
For more information see http://www.nvcwda.org/ or call hotline @ 703-860-4941
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 & 3rd Fri, Dance, 1-3, Lee Community and Senior Center
Calendar http://www.arlingtonva.us/departments/parksrecreation/documents/file86073.pdf
5722 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207


3rd Fri Dance: Jan 17, Mar 21, Apr 18, May 16, Jun 20, Sep 20, July 18, Aug 15, Sep 19, Nov 21 - Hollin Hall Senior Center, 7:30-9:30pm, $4
See: http://www.hollinhallseniorcenter.org/eventsprograms/
(Daytime events Newsletter: http://www.hollinhallseniorcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/January-February2014daily.pdf)
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!!!


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


Crown Dance Studio - Every Fri, Sat, Sun - Check http://www.crowndancestudio.com/
Mal and Linda Zerden now have their Country Western dance here every second Saturday.
>Crown Dance Studio, 2820 Dorr Ave., Fairfax, VA 22031, phone: 571-278-0160 richard@crowndancestudio.com


2nd Sat (Check contra dance schedule link below) - Reston Contradance, $8, lesson 7:15-8, dance 8-10:45, Reston Community Center
The Reston contra dance started in 1983. The house band since the beginning has been the June Apple Band, consisting of a lively mix of fiddle, clarinet, mandolin-banjo-guitar, and piano. Top-notch callers from the Washington area lead the dances. Our dance provides a warm, welcoming atmosphere in the cold winter months for new and experienced dancers alike. Potluck goodies are enjoyed during the break.
For info contact: Alice Markham anote20@earthlink.net http://www.contradancelinks.com/schedule_VA.html
Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston VA 20191.
>I-495: 267 West (Toll Road) to exit 12, Reston Parkway. Left to first light, turn left on Sunrise Valley Drive. Go one block, turn right on Colts Neck Rd. Go 0.4 miles. Turn left into Hunters Woods shopping center. The community center is on the plaza behind Ledo Pizza.


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 9pm-12midnight, $15 usually 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.


2nd & 4th Sat - Now & Then Dance Studios, Rockville, MD, $10, lesson 8, dance 9-11PM
For Sep & Oct, 2013: Men $5

Lesson at 8pm usually geared toward a beginner level and features the dances taught the night before. We teach all the different American Social Ballroom dances (listed on website). At the 9pm dance party we play a mix of all the different dances that we teach.
Light snacks and refreshments provided.
It is singles friendly, and everyone is welcome (18+ years old). Dancers range from 25-80 years old. No partner needed.
Info: nowandthendancestudios@yahoo.com or (301) 424-0007
http://www.nowandthendancestudios.com/
Now & Then Dance Studios, 10111 Darnestown Rd., Rockville, MD 20850
>From VA I-495: Keep left onto I-270 Spur N, follow signs for Interstate 270; Merge onto I-270 N, 3.1 mi;
Take exit 6 for MD-28/W Montgomery Ave, 0.1 mi; Merge onto Interstate 270 N, 0.5 mi;
Take exit 6B for Maryland 28/W Montgomery Ave toward Poolesville/Darnestown, 0.2 mi;
Merge onto W Montgomery Ave, 0.7 mi; Turn left onto Darnestown Rd;
Destination will be on the right, 1.6 mi


2nd, 3rd, 4th Fri - The Ballroom Studio, 9-11 Dance only $10, 8:15 Lesson & Dance $20
Word is this may be closed, although Michelle may be still teaching
Waltz, Foxtrot, Salsa, Rumba, Swing, Tango, Cha Cha, Hustle, Two Step, and more
For more information: http://www.theballroomstudio.com/
Note: I received a complaint that it may not be singles friendly.
The Ballroom Studio, 14245 G Centreville Sq, Centreville Va. 20121
>From I-495 S, Take exit #49/MANASSAS/FRONT ROYAL onto I-66 W - go 12.8 mi. Take exit #52/CENTREVILLE. Turn Left onto LEE HWY(US-29 N) - go 0.7 mi. (3 lights) Turn Right on CENTREWOOD DR. Turn Right at next light onto CENTREVILLE SQ. Arrive at 14245 CENTREVILLE SQ, CENTREVILLE, on the Right


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 (Rene’s Supper Club) - 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
Reston Contradance - http://www.contradancelinks.com/schedule_VA.html
Ski Club of Washington, DC - http://www.scwdc.org/
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