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CONTENTS - July 18, 2016

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

Bill Wong has a (YouTube) Dancebill Channel playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzVIc1jZr2WCIcLzUprO-LOi1_C4ki80o
(This includes:
NVCWDA - Celebrate Fairfax - County Fair - June 11, 2016, Lee Center Line Dancers 1-2 & 4-6 - Arlington Mill - May 10 2016, Herndon Holiday Dance Showcase December 2, 2015, Dance Through Life, Lee Line Dancers - Arlington Seniors, Sept 10, 2015, Lee Center Dancers St Patrick's Performance at Arlington Mill 2015, Lincolnia Holiday Dance Performance of Dec 17, 2014, Herndon Dance Showcase on Dec 2, Thriller Performance - Lincolnia Senior Center October 22, 2014, 2014 Lee Center Talent Show Sept 19, 2014 NVSO Team Line Dance Competition - Sept 15, 2014, Happy Dance Flash Mob Arlington County Fair Aug 8, 2014, Herndon Showcase June 4, 2014, Lee Center Dancers 2013 Senior Olympics, Lee Line Dance Team - Samba Line Dance 09-27-13, 2011 Herndon Festival Flash Mob June 4, 2011, Choreography (of the 2011 WCS flashmob, Ghost Train Line Dance - Gold Medalists 2010, How To Dance "GANGNAM STYLE" (?????) - PSY, Country Steppers - New Waltz 10-11, Champions Weekend 2 2006 Mal & Linda Zerden, Dance Jam Productions NYE2007 Malvis & Linda Lou, and other dance favorites from YouTube.
Note: Bill’s playlist frequently changes.)

On Tuesday evenings at Colvin Run, we are practicing for the September 3, 2016 - Washington DC International Flashmob West Coast Swing 2016. See: https://www.facebook.com/events/1725437624362186/

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:

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, 7:15-9:30 PM
At 7:15, Don will review one or two of the Line Dances. At 7:30 & 7:45 he'll teach something new. At 8 Mike takes over with 45 minutes of couples ballroom (normally Waltz, Hustle, Swing, or Cha Cha). We end with open dancing (from 8:45 to 9:30).
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 Mike Bailey at mikebailey@aol.com or Bill Wong at bjwg@yahoo.com -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 previously at Lincolnia Senior Center - Renovation is done: Classes begin July 10, 2016.

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)
Many have fees, most are $5/$10 for 8 weeks
Mon 10:30-12:30 - Ballroom with Technique (Adam Whitley), $10
Mon 1-3 Tap (A Renninger), free
Tue 1-3 Tuesday Ballroom Dance, $10
Wed 12-1 Beginning Tap (S. Bennington), free
Wed 1-3 Intermediate Line Dance (Kat), free
Thu 1-3 Tap (A Renninger), free
Fri 1-2 Line Dance (Joan Silverman), free
Sat 10-12 Line Dance (S Thomas), $10
Sun 1-2 Beginning Ballroom (Adam Whitley), $5
Sun 2-4 Sunday Tea Dance (Adam Whitley), $10 or $2 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, 2015 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, 2:30-4PM, $5 for 8 lessons, at Little River Glen Senior Center, Fairfax
Registration online 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


2nd Thurs - Dance, 1-3, Falls Church Senior Center
Info: (703) 248-5020
223 Little Falls St, Falls Church, VA 22046


2nd & 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


Sun July 17 - ELKS Sunday Night Supper Dance Reunion, $20, 6-9 PM, Elks Lodge Ballroom

Entertainment: Terry Lee Ryan on Keyboards
Heavy Hors d'oeuvres
Reservations: Sandy Mueller 703-849-1282 or smmueller@cox.net
THE VIRGINIA ABC BOARD RESTRICTS ANYONE FROM BRINGING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES INTO OUR LODGE FOR A PUBLIC FUNCTION; THEREFORE, NO BOTTLES OR CANS ARE ALLOWED INTO THE BUILDING.
Elks Lodge, 8421 Arlington Blvd, Fairfax, VA
>From I-495, North or South, take Exit 50A/Route 50 West/ Arlington Blvd towards Fairfax. Turn left at the second light on to Javier Rd. Make an immediate right and follow the frontage/service road for about 50 yards. The Elks Lodge will be on the left. Park in the back of the Elks Lodge or at adjacent buildings. Use Lobby/front entrance for the main ballroom.
Elks Lodge 703.560.2188.


Tuesdays - Colvin Run Dance, $12, Beginner WCS lesson 7-8PM, 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


Weekend Colvin Run Dances:
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
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plq8iGTJl0k&list=PLcl7hbaPGPY1keKoFEPIJGMtEeffUns3u
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 Green Acres Center or Hollin Hall Senior Center or Salvation Army or Church of the Good Shepherd or Lincolnia Senior Center or place TBA
Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association



For Lincolnia Cener:
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.
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.
Green Acres Center - 4401 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030:
>From I-495: Take exit 52A to VA-236/Little River Turnpike towards Fairfax. Go about 4.5 miles. Left at Roberts Rd, right at Forest Ave at second 4-way stop, left at Sideburn Rd to dead end.
>From I-66: Take exit 60 for VA-123/Chain Bridge Rd south toward Fairfax. Cross Main Street/VA-236. Left at University Dr, right at Forest Ave, right at Sideburn Rd to dead end.
Salvation Army. Fairfax Corps, 4915 Ox Road, Fairfax, VA 22030:
>I-495 take I-66 W to VA-123 S/Chain Bridge Rd. Take exit 60 from I-66 W. Drive south on VA-123 just past Braddock (3.2 mi). 4915 Ox Rd will be on your left just past the shopping center. When you exit 123, the Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter Day Saints will be on your left and the Salvation Army will be on your right. Use the side entrance to the Salvation Army (facing the Mormon Church).
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.
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.
>I-495: Take the Braddock Rd VA-620 west exit #54 and go west about 3 miles. The church is at the intersection of Braddock Rd and Olley Lane. Preferred access to parking is from the Olley Lane entrance at the driveway marked "church entrance." Those coming south on I-495 can use exit #52A Little River Turnpike VA-236 west and then turn south on Olley Lane.


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.


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 Tuesday, Set & Ceili Dances, 7:15-8:45 PM, $35 session of 5/$8 walk-in, Green Acres Center
Offered by The City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation Dept.
For more information see: http://www.ceilidance.com
or ceiliset@yahoo.com or (703) 273-6869
Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, Virginia, 22030


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.

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Homepages prepared by: Bill Wong

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