Prayers go out to the folks in Texas and now Florida and the Southeast US with those nasty hurricanes. Hopefully, the rest of the storms that kick up will stay out to sea. Be careful who you may choose to donate to as there are scams that will undoubtedly pop up.
*There are some dances and lesson nights out there that need some more people to keep going. Don’t complain that there’s no dancing in your area if you haven’t gone out & supported what’s there now. Don’t wait until it’s too late!
A couple of the things about this website are not functioning properly. The Calendar page is only showing those events I had marked as featured. For some reason the rest of it is not coming up as it should. Also, the Facebook link is not working any more. Hopefully, my webmaster will find time to repair it soon.
*Please be aware of the bad weather policy for the events you attend.
*If you have information about an event that I need to update, please send it to me LBLOYER@YAHOO.COM
*Try to find time to dance, whatever the weather or your schedule.
*There is a good article in the Stanford Dance Newsletter about how dancing is the best activity to keep Alzheimer's and Dementia away. http://socialdance.stanford.edu/syllabi/smarter.htm takes you to the full article. It’s a good one for all of us to read.
Enjoy your family and friends while you have them. Hugs are always good. We never know how long they’ll be with us.
REMINDER: Those of us who dance at various restaurants or clubs need to remember that the ONLY GOAL the business has in having dancers there is to INCREASE SALES of drinks or food or both. The landscape is littered with clubs that either do not exist anymore or places that welcomed dancers for a while & then ended the dancing. This has been a big issue for country bars, for many years. Remember that if you want to have those places to dance, that the owners aren't in business to provide you with entertainment for free. DO NOT ASSUME that a good-sized crowd makes a bar/restaurant/club successful. Don’t expect others to foot the bill for your good time.
Welcome to the new readers. Thank you for all the information you send to me. Thank you also to the others from whose newsletters I freely borrow information about many of the events listed here.
********It’s time to think about Sandy Garrish’s Ocean City Halloween Dance Weekend. This year’s dates are Oct. 20-22. Check out the details in “Dance Vacations & Out of Town Events” below the regular listings.
******* 'Country by the Bay' on Saturday, 9/9 had a relatively small, but fun crowd, with some new dancers. As always it was lots of fun. There are so many new dancers coming. It’s good to know that new people are learning to dance. Dance floor etiquette was good, as usual. Bring your honey or friends (or come alone and make new friends) & join us Saturday, 10/14 for the next dance. Hopefully it will be a big one. The band will be 'Southern Winds'. Dancers, it's definitely worth the drive. The band will play from 8pm – 11:30pm. Linda & Rich will be teaching a line dance at 7pm & a couples' lesson at 7:30pm Come out & join the party! The $15 cover includes dance lessons, draft beer, soda, & snacks, as well as 3.5 hours of open dancing. The hardwood floor is the biggest in the area and easy on the feet and legs. I am taking ALL of the table reservations by email LBLOYER@YAHOO.COM. I need to have the reservations to me by midday on dance day. Reservations must be claimed by 7:30PM. We're looking forward to seeing all of the dancing friends, as well as making some new friends. Dances are on 2nd Saturdays.
******Nick's in Alexandria is still THE place to learn to dance. There are lessons 5 nights a week: Couples' on Tuesday & Friday with Linda & Rich & Thursday WCS with Tim. Line dance on Tuesday with Brittny, Friday with Renae & Saturday with Brittny or Becca, and 1st Saturdays with new advanced Line dance lesson, plus the non-country swing dance lessons on Wednesdays with Dabe & Janelle of Gotta Swing. Come on out & learn some new dance moves! Check the listings below for the particulars. There is live country music every Friday & Saturday, & occasionally Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Come early and have dinner. There is also an occasional swing band on Wednesdays. Upcoming event(s): Military Appreciation on Tuesday, 9/26 with “Smokin’ Country”.
*******Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association (NVCWDA) will be at Lincolnia Senior Center most, but not all, of the time for the next year. The times are early. Lessons usually start at 6pm & dancing ends at 9:30pm. If the dance is at the church, everything is ½ hour later. The next dance will be on September 16 at Lincolnia Sr. Ctr, Alexandria, VA. The atmosphere is friendly with no smoking or alcohol. Children are welcome as well as long as they are accompanied by a paying adult. Snack food is provided by people attending the dances (so you're welcome to bring something to share). The dances are held on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays. Check NVCWDA.org for the info on the next dance, as well as other association information. Please check the info below for the location and time of each dance. The new dance floor at Lincolnia is great! Also, there is lots of room to dance. Also, the NVCWDA has 2 demo teams performing occasionally in the area. Both teams are scheduled to perform on Saturday, September 30 at Fall for Fairfax.
******Dance lessons are offered through the Parks & Recreation agencies in several counties. Most are series that run for several weeks and require pre-registration. Check the Parks & Recreation information for your county online or in publications. I have some listed, but could never manage to keep up with all of them in the jurisdictions that this newsletter covers. In addition, classes are added and removed as the sessions change. There are also classes in some senior centers around the area as well.
****** For Fairfax community and senior center activities, check this calendar page http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs/calendar.htm. There are far more dance classes than I can list here. If you are interested, check the calendar. There are country, line, ballroom, Latin, etc.
******* For those readers located in the western counties, there is indeed some country dancing. The Hagerstown Country Western Dance Association would LOVE to have you join them. They usually hold dances on 2nd & 4th Saturdays in Maugansville. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. They also run a series of Tuesday ngiht lessons in the Fall & Spring. Single guys......They would really like you to come and visit as there are LOTS of ladies there who dance. I’m also hearing more from central PA. If you’re interested in these, you can check https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=country%20dancers%27%2C%20bands%27%20events%20pa%2C%20md%2Cand%20surrounding%20areas This listed as a closed group, but I’m sure I can likely give you the info you’d need to join.
If you need directions to any of the places listed, check the listing of the event or check the web address or email in each item or look on the calendar page for the map. If all of that fails, let me know. I do have directions to some of the locations & know how to find some of the others.
NICKS.........…. ; DJ Ditch; Couples' & Line Lessons; Couples’ with Linda & Patti, Brian, & Guy at 7:45pm – September Lessons – East Coast Swing, October lessons – West Coast Swing; Back room, $5pp; Beginners encouraged; NO partner needed; There are always singles in the class, so come on out & meet some new friends. Line lessons with Brittny at 7:45pm (front room, $5pp); No cover on regular nights. $5 cover after 7pm on band nights; Happy Hour 4-7PM; Karaoke in back at 9pm; 642 S. Pickett St., Alexandria, VA;703-751-8900; NICKSNIGHTCLUB.com
CHINN AQUATICS & FITNESS CENTER.........................12:35-1:30 PM; Line dance lessons with Susan Scott (formerly of the Country Steppers); Cost $20.00 for 4 weeks, or $6.00 per class drop in; For info, call 703-730-1051; 13025 Chinn Park Drive, Prince William, Virginia 22192. This class has been small, so call to be sure it is continuing.
JUST COUNTRY at LAKE SHORE FIRE HALL………….…..... Fred & Ro Lord teach lessons and DJ open dancing; 6:30 to 9:30; Line and couples' mix: couples' dances are mostly patterns, but some 2 Step and Waltz are also done: Sponsored by Just Country Dance Club; $7 for non members and $6 for members. Membership is $15 per year and includes a Christmas Dance with a pot luck dinner and is free for members; 4498 Mountain Road Pasadena, MD; Call Rick at (410) 553-6544 for information. FREDANDRO.com. ***Inclement weather: If Anne Arundel Pub.Schools are closed, or close early, there is no dance.
HAGERSTOWN COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE ASSOCIATION...........New 8-week series started Sept.5 …….....Line Dance lessons at St. Joseph's Church; Beginner to Intermediate; Drop-in $5pp each night; 7pm-8pm; 17630 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740 (corner of Halfway Blvd. & Virginia Ave.); contact by email: email@example.com; If schools are closed for snow, there is no lesson.
REVOLUTION ROCK & BILLIARDS LOUNGE (Centreville, VA).......... Lessons with Danielle from 7:30pm-9pm; Dancing with DJ JILL from 9-12:30; No cover; contact Danielle at Danielle@linedance4you.com; 14114 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120 (703) 266-8888
CALVARY HILL BAPTIST CHURCH....................Dance classes for seniors (55+); 2-3:30pm; $5 for 8 lessons for Fairfax residents/ $10 non-residents; Pre-registration at http://scwow.org; 9301 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA 22031 For info Ned Barnes 703-250-9181.
AMERICAN LEGION POST #148..............Beginner Line Dance & Couples' Lessons with Mike Caskey; 7pm-10pm, all ages welcome; $7; for information, contact Mike 410-960-2564; 20 S. Marlyn Ave, Essex, MD 21221; 410-686-2353
FRANCONIA ELEM. SCH................Eileen Scott teaches at 6:30pm. Classes are part of Fairfax Co. Park Authority (info in Parktakes magazine). You must PRE-REGISTER through the county. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. www.FAIRFAXCOUNTY.gov/parks/parktakes
FXBG STUDIO (formerly DANCE TRANCE STUDIO).....…...This event needs more participants…........Line dance lessons with Olivia Ray; 7-9pm; $10; Nice dance floor and good A/C; 1145 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 (Eagle Village Shopping Center next to Lee Cleaners); (540-832-7602) email@example.com, gottalinedanceva.com
THE COUNTRY BARN..........Join 'Big' Dave Whitehead for lessons 6:30pm-7:30pm & dancing until 10pm; 211 S. Donerville Rd, Lancaster, PA; www.countrybarnmkt.com
WINNER'S CIRCLE...........Dance lessons 7pm; 604 Station Rd, Grantville, PA (exit 80 on I-81) in Holiday Inn; 717.469.0661; www.winnerscirclesaloon.com
COLVIN RUN COMM. CTR.............Dance for Everyone…..Lessons & dancing with Ed Cotrell & Gail Crum; Beginner /Intermediate WCS lesson at 7pm; 8-10:30pm open dancing to a variety of music including WCS, ECS, Hustle, Shag, Latin, Country-Western 2 Step, plus requests; $12 includes lesson, dancing, & refreshments; no partner or experience needed; for add'l info contact Ed Cottrell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-435-5620, or Gail Crum at email@example.com or 703-450-6539; 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls, VA 22066 www.Colvinrun.org/directions
THE GALA CENTER...........................Hand & Line Dance Tuesdays at The Gala Center, 1700 Hill Dr.(behind Best Buy on Security Blvd.), Baltimore, MD 21244; Hosted by Sean E. Merryman Productions; 6-10pm; $8 includes buffet; bottled water, juice, sodas for sale; 410-215-8893
ELKS LODGE 1564 (Havre de Grace, MD)…….............Line dancing with Bill Braun; 7pm-10pm; Cost $10pp includes beer, soda, water, dance lessons; A good opportunity for beginners as beginner steps are taught each night, as well as dances. Reviews are also done for some previous lessons; 940 Pulaski Hwy, Havre de Grace, MD 21078, http://www.partytymedjsmd.com/
BOWIE ELKS................1st & 3rd & 5th Tuesdays.............The dance is 6:30 - 9:30pm. The lessons are 7pm - Beginner, 7:30 - Intermediate. The cost is $7 - this includes snacks. There are pitchers of water and a cash bar. Limited food is available for sale too. They are trying to grow this dance for couples dancers so come out and support this opportunity to dance lead and follow dancing. You don't have to have a partner to come out. 1506 Defense Hwy (Rt, 450) Gambrills, MD.
BETHESDA WOMEN’S CLUB ….…….. ……Join host & instructor Ken Roesel ; 7:30 to 8:15 Basics & Beyond West Coast Swing lessons; 8:15 to 9:00 Novice workshop & Intermediate lesson; 9:00pm Open dancing; New progressive lesson program; 5500 Sonoma Rd, Bethesda Md; https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011217945680&fref=nf
FREDERICKSBURG EAGLES #4123………NO COVER CHARGE……………..Open Line & Couples’ Dancing (no lessons) with DJ Dirty Harry 7pm-9pm; NO Charge, but you must be a member or be signed in by a member (They have people available to sign in guests). It is hoped that this will result in enough dancers to make lessons worthwhile for the club. 21 Cool Springs Rd, Fredericksburg, VA.
THE LAST DROP BAR.................Leslie Harvey teaches Line dance lessons: Beg. 7pm – 8pm, Intermed. 8pm – 9pm; (240) 309-4042; 23955 Mervelle Dean Rd, Hollywood, MD 20636, https://www.facebook.com/Last-Drop-Country-Bar-1830989863815306/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE
HAWKS PLEASURE CLUB.....................Lessons & Dance with Sandy Garrish; Couples and Line dance lessons and Open dancing 6:30pm -7:00pm Basic Steps & easy dances for 1st Timers & Beginners; 7:00-7:20 Open dancing; 7:20-7:30 Review of previous week; Lesson 7:30-8:00; Open dancing 8:00-10:00pm; $8pp. There is a cash bar available. If there are questions, contact Sandy at Sandy@Time2LiveBetter.com or443-340-0988; time2livebetter.com 430 Riverside Dr. Essex MD 21221 (410-687-9258).
HERNDON SENIOR CENTER………..........Instructor Mike Bailey; 7-9:30pm; 7:16pm Line dance; 7:45 Couples’ dances; 8:50-9:30 Open dancing; 873 Grace St., Herndon, VA 20170; firstname.lastname@example.org
FRYING PAN PARK...........Lessons with Scotty Inman; Beginner Line Dance I at 7pm; Beginner Line Dance II at 8pm; Classes are part of Fairfax Co. Park Authority (info in Parktakes magazine). Participants MUST PRE-REGISTER through the county. www.FAIRFAXCOUNTY.gov/parks/parktakes
SYKESVILLE FREEDOM DISTRICT FIRE DEPT...............Line Dancing from 7pm-9:30pm; $7 includes lessons & dancing; light refreshments available; for info email SFDFDfundraising@comcast.net or call Sue or Jeff Tarrant at 410-795-7122 They are also on Facebook as SFDFDStation12; snow plan is to hold the dance unless the Carroll Co. Snow Emergency Plan is in effect as of 4pm.
CHERRY HILL RV PARK CONFERENCE CENTER………………Dean & Dawn Garrish host and teach; this is the longest running weekly dance in the area; Doors open at 7:00pm; Warm-up & Flash Mob review at 7:10; Lessons in September - Hustle ; Beginner at 7:30; Intermed. at 8; 8:30 to 11pm Open Dancing to a mix of swing, hustle, country; $12 includes lessons and snacks; $6 after 9:30. They let you video the sequence after the lesson to help you remember. NOTE: If the gate is down at the entrance to the park, put in the Wednesday code '56780' or buzz the office; 9800 Cherry Hill Rd., College Park, MD; deananddawn.com
CANCUN CANTINA....................... DJ Joe; Music starts at 7, lessons at 7:30 with Dottie; mostly line dances, some couples pattern dances. 7501Old Telegraph Road, Hanover, MD 21076; 410-761-6188; cancuncantina.com
LA FOUNTAINE BLEU...........with Steve Moody; For information, email email@example.com; Doors open at 5:00pm and close at 10:30pm. $18.00 includes the full open bar, dessert table, and salad bar; Dance is geared more toward intermediate dancers; beginner lesson at 6:30PM followed by two intermediate lessons: one couple's and one line. The Bleu welcomes both line and couples dancers and proper dance floor etiquette is practiced; minimum 21 years of age; 7514 Ritchie Highway Glen Burnie, MD
ELKS LODGE #2354.............................Lessons with Shirley Dickson & dancing 7pm-10:00pm; $7 during the country dance time, includes soda, pretzels, chips (& beer until 9pm); Lessons start promptly at 7; There are 2 or 3 beginner lessons each night; 600 Harford Boat Club Rd, Abingdon MD 21009-1338; abingdonelks.com Inclement weather: Follow the Harford Co. Schools policy - no school or early close, no dance, Late opening schools - there IS a dance.
AMERICAN LEGION POST #148...............Adv Beg./Intermed. Dance Lessons with Mike Caskey; 7pm-10pm, all ages welcome; $7; for information, contact Mike 410-960-2564; 20 S. Marlyn Ave, Essex, MD 21221; 410-686-2353
NEW HOLLAND REC. CTR.......................Beginner Country Line Dancing Lessons with Nancy Adams; 6-8pm; 3-4 dances will be taught each week; $5; This is lessons only; If time permits, previous dances will be reviewed; 123 N. Shirk Rd., New Holland, PA
WINNER'S CIRCLE………………JAMES RADFORD; Band starts at 8pm; 604 Station Rd, Grantville, PA (exit 80 on I-81) in Holiday Inn; 717.469.0661; winnerscirclesaloon.com
NICK'S..........…SCOTT RAMINGER & THE CRAWSTICKERS ; Lessons & dancing with instructors Dabe & Janelle from Gotta Swing; no cover, except $10 on band nights; Lessons 7-9pm; Open dancing 9-11pm; Next band night(s): tba; nicksnightclub.com
CHINN AQUATICS & FITNESS CENTER.........................8:05-9:00 PM; Line dance lessons with Susan Scott (formerly of the Country Steppers); Cost $20.00 for 4 weeks, or $6.00 per class drop in; For info, call 703-730-1051; 13025 Chinn Park Drive, Prince William, Virginia 22192.
NED DEVINE’S……………Line Dance lessons with Brittny Steward at 7:45pm; Free; open dancing after lessons until 11pm; 2465 Centreville Rd. Herndon, VA (703) 793-7376 http://www.neddevines.com/
MATTAWOMAN COMM. CTR................ Line Dance class from 6:30-8:00pm; $35 for Charles Co. residents/$5 more for non-residents; register through Charles C. P&R charlescounty.org Look for the center or do a search on line dance; 10145 Berry Rd, Waldorf, MD
MOOSE LODGE................ Sharon Hume Grimet teaches line and couples’ dances on Thursdays; 7:00-9:30pm. The cost is $10 for adults & $5 for children & students. 828 E. Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701
KING GEORGE CITIZENS CENTER................. Beginner Line Dance Class by “Charlie”; 5:30-6:30 Beginners; $5pp per session; This class is for learning some basics and some easy line dances; Lessons are offered through King George Parks & Rec. Dept.; no advance registration or sign-up needed; 8076 Kings Highway (Rte. 3), King George, VA 22485-7050 (540) 775-9780; http://fburgcountrydance.com/events-calendar/
NICKS................West Coast Swing lessons with Tim Bowker at 7:45; no partner needed; beginners welcome; 642 S. Pickett St., Alexandria, VA; 703-751-8900; nicksnightclub.com
CANCUN CANTINA..............Line Lessons & dancing with Sandy Garrish; Cover after 7pm $6; 7pm Open dancing, 7:30 Beg. lesson, 8:00 Open dance break; 8:30 Intermed. Lesson; 9:00 Open dancing; Sandy@Time2LiveBetter.com 7501 Old Telegraph Road, Hanover, MD 21076; 410-761-6188; www.cancuncantina.com
1861 SALOON.................Line dance lessons 7:00-8:30pm; 511 E 5th Ave (Behind the Casino!), Ranson, WV 25438; 1861.com
CHUBBY BALBOA'S............Country Line Dancing with lessons 6:30-10pm; DJ Boots starts the music at 6:30pm; lessons with Nancy Adams at 7pm; 1/2 price appetizers 5-7pm; Rack of ribs $10.99 on Thursdays, $1 Bud Light draft all day, every day, personal pitcher (32 oz.) of Jack & Coke or Ginger for $11.99; 200 Towne Centre Dr., Glen Mills, PA 10342
CHANCE 2 DANCE Studio...............Hosted by June 'Sugar' Renner; Series schedule 7:30 Beginner West Coast Swing lesson followed by an Intermediate WCS lesson; end of lessons-10pm Open dancing to country and swing music. 6-weeks of instruction, review on week 7, Open dancing on week 8 - $80pp, $15 drop in. Current session of West Coast Swing started 7/6. For more information, contact June "Sugar" Renner at firstname.lastname@example.org; chance2dancestudio.com; 410-374-6886, 618 Oakdale Drive Hampstead, MD 21074.
WINNER'S CIRCLE..... .......JAMES RADFORD.; Dance lessons at 7pm; Band starts at 8pm; 604 Station Rd, Grantville, PA (exit 80 on I-81) in Holiday Inn; 717.469.0661; winnerscirclesaloon.com
MT. HOPE COMMUNITY CTR...............Lessons with Terrie Pirkey; 6pm - Beginner Line dances; 7pm – Adv. Beginner Line dances; 8-8:50 – Couples (to take couples’ you must have taken beginner class first; Each class $40pp for 7 weeks; www.CO.CAL.MD.us/residents/parks/arts for information and registration; 104 Pushaw Station Road, Sunderland, MD 20689 (410) 257-6770 or (410) 257-7761. You can find Terrie on Facebook, as well.
PARK PLACE................Line dance lessons (free) at 7:45pm taught by Debra Ann Runk; Open dancing afterwards until midnight; Current and older dances are done; There is food available and there is a wooden floor; 5 South Washington St., Milford DE. 302 422-2112. PARKPLACE-DE.com
COWBOY COAST COUNTRY SALOON......................; Bar and restaurant; 17th St. & Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Maryland 21842; (410) 289-6331
VIRGINIA HERITAGE CLUBHOUSE……………………….Olivia Ray teaches beginner and improver line dancing in the morning, starting at 10 and 11am. $5pp per class. 5300 Balls Bluff Rd., Fredericksburg, VA
NICKS……………RED DIRT REVOLUTION; cover $10 for guys (after 7pm); ladies FREE until 8pm, $7 after 8; Lessons at 7:45pm: in the back room with Linda & Rich ($10pp, pay the instructors in the back) We normally do BOTH Basic & Adv. Beg. Two Step; Singles encouraged! NO partner needed. Most of our students come without a partner, so come on out & meet some new friends; Ladies, we need you to continue coming. We’ve had extra guys many times recently. Line lesson with Renae (main room, $10pp, pay the door attendant); 642 S. Pickett St., Alexandria, VA; 703-751-8900; nicksnightclub.com
AMERICAN LEGION POST 276...... ….... Lesson & dancing with Fred & Ro Lord from 6:30 to 11:30pm; Beginner lesson at 7pm; Regular lessons at 7:40; Open dancing immediately follows the lessons until 11:30. Soda, coffee, tea, chips and pretzels are provided. The admission is $12, $5 for children 8-12 years. This dance is open to the public. 8068 Quarterfield Rd, Severn, MD 21144; Fred or Ro at (410) 437-8197, www.countrysidewithfredandro.com or fredandro.com. Inclement weather: Fred & Ro will post info on their website. The legion also serves a single entrée dinner most Fridays for $7-$9: main dish, vegetable, bread. Call 410-969-8028,ext.21 for more info on the food.
THE LAST DROP BAR..................; (240) 309-4042; 23955 Mervelle Dean Rd, Hollywood, MD 20636, https://www.facebook.com/Last-Drop-Country-Bar-1830989863815306/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE
HOUSE OF DANCE............Call if you're interested. There is a class in progress............Danny Adams teaches Beginner 2 Step 6pm-7pm, Beginner WCS 7pm-8pm. The class runs for 8 weeks. Participants are needed to keep this one going, so if you are interested contact the studio ASAP. 24620 Three Notch Rd, Hollywood, MD 20636, ph: 301-373-6330, email@example.com
AMERICAN LEGION POST #148..............Beginner & Intermediate dancing with Mike Caskey; 8pm-12am, all ages welcome; $10; beer & soda included; for information, contact Mike 410-960-2564; 20 S. Marlyn Ave, Essex, MD 21221; 410-686-2353
CANCUN CANTINA.................LAREDO; 7501 Old Telegraph Road, Hanover, MD 21076; 410-761-6188; cancuncantina.com
UPTOWN ALLEY…………….NEW venue for LineDance4You in Manassas. Uptown Alley has lessons with Kelli and open dancing with a DJ from 8:30 to 9:30 and Live bands starting at 9:30. Uptown Alley is in Manassas Mall (where Target was). For more info, check http://www.linedance4you.com/manassas--va.html.
THE COUNTRY BARN........... Lessons and dancing with Michael Diven 6:30PM-7:30PM, followed by dancing until 10pm. 211 S. Donerville Rd, Lancaster, PA; countrybarnmkt.com
GALILEE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH............Beginner Line dance lessons from 7:00 to 8 with Lydia Vitale; The lessons are given on a drop-in basis; Beginner level lessons are taught with some work on more difficult dances; Suggested donation $3; Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-430-2398; 45425 Winding Road, Sterling, VA 20165 Weather info. Listen for Loudon Co. Schools.
ELKS LODGE #2421...........Next dance 10/6……………….Line dancing the 1st week of each month ; Dinner available or items can be purchased a la carte: usually steak &/or shrimp, with potato, salad bar, roll, vegetable; 2201 Washington Rd., Waldorf, MD 301-645-2421. This Elks lodge has a Facebook page.
WINNER'S CIRCLE……………JAMES RADFORD; Band starts at 9pm; 604 Station Rd, Grantville, PA (exit 80 on I-81) in Holiday Inn; 717.469.0661; winnerscirclesaloon.com
HOLLYWOOD BALLROOM...............West Coast Swing workshops & dance with Dance Jam Productions; DJ Dave Moldover; Progressive beginner class at 7:30pm; 8:15pm Intermediate class Dance 9pm to ?; $15 cover ($8 full time students with ID); Beer & wine for sale, Sodas, snacks, dessert buffet & water served by DJP team; dancejamproductions.com; 2126 Industrial Pkwy Silver Spring, MD 20904; (301) 622-5494
RAINBOW ROAD................... Karaoke on Fridays; 137 Barryville Pike (US Rt. 340), Rippon, WV….304-725-3540; https://www.facebook.com/rainbowroad340?_rdr=p
ADDY’S……......... MIGHTY MIKE KARAOKE, now on 1st & 3rd Fridays; They’re mixing the rock and country, so it’s not the same every week; Band starts at 9:30pm; $7 cover; 10820 Balls Ford Road, Manassas, Virginia 20109, (703) 361-8000; bestwesternbattlefieldinn.com/
THE STABLES................DEAN CRAWFORD.; 452 E. Main St., Westminster, MD 21157; 410-840-8181; thestablesatwestminster.com
CANCUN CANTINA WEST……… ; Country returns on Fridays usually once or twice a month, Dual Highway, Hagerstown, MD
COWBOY COAST COUNTRY SALOON.................; Bar and restaurant; 17th St. & Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Maryland 21842; (410) 289-6331
LEE REC. CTR...............Lessons with Scotty Inman; Beginner Line Dance I at 4pm; Couples' Dance II at 5pm; Classes are part of Fairfax Co. Park Authority (info in Parktakes magazine). Interested participants MUST PRE-REGISTER through the county. fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes
COUNTRY by the BAY at AMERICAN LEGION POST 206….. (2nd Saturdays)........Next dance 10/10..……SOUTHERN WINDS BAND; The band plays from 8 to 11:30pm. Doors open at 7. Dance lessons with Linda & Rich at 7pm (Line – “TBA”) & 7:30pm (Couples – Maybe more “2 Step”; Cover $15 includes Dance lessons, Draft beer, soda & snacks. Hot dogs, BBQ & cash bar available; Huge hardwood dance floor. Non-smoking; For information & directions, check ALPOST206.org or call 301.855.6466 or 410.257.9878; For table reservations, information, and directions, email Linda at Lbloyer@yahoo.com. Please include your name, the number of people in your party, what part of the room, and a phone number for last minute contact if there are conflicts. Please send reservation requests by NOON on dance day. Reservations need to be claimed by 7:30 PM. 3330 N. Chesapeake Beach Rd. (Rte. 260), Chesapeake Beach, MD; 301-855-6466
NVCWDA......(1st & 3rd Saturdays)........…......Next dance 9/16 at Lincolnia Sr. Ctr. ANNIVERSARY DANCE & POT LUCK DINNER.; Couples and singles are welcome. Smoke & alcohol-free; Couples’ lesson at 6:00pm with Linda (2 Step), Line lesson at 6:30pm with Kat (“It Ain’t My Fault”), Open dancing 7:00-9:30; DJ Kat Fanelli; Admission $10 members/$12 non-members; nvcwda.org/ and now on Facebook. 703-860-4941 (check this for weather-related info regarding dance); Bad weather policy: If Fairfax Co. Schools Saturday activities are canceled, the dance is canceled. 4710 N. Chambliss St., Alexandria, VA
THE LAST DROP BAR................; Bands on weekends, but schedule sometimes not posted, (240) 309-4042; 23955 Mervelle Dean Rd, Hollywood, MD 20636, https://www.facebook.com/Last-Drop-Country-Bar-1830989863815306/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE
NICK'S…… ……RED DIRT REVOLUTION; Line lesson with Brittny (1st, 3rd, 5th weeks) or Becca (2nd & 4th weeks) $10pp, at 7:45pm: Cover for guys $10/Ladies $7; Advanced Line lesson on 1st Saturdays at 7:45 in the back room. 642 S. Pickett St., Alexandria, VA; 703-751-8900; www.nicksnightclub.com
COUNTRY PRIDE DANCE....Next dance 9/16.…....DJ Sandy Garrish; 7:30pm-11:00pm; $10 for members, $11 for non-members; and includes beer, set-ups, snacks, a lesson and dancing; The contact person is Frank Deinlein 443-824-1866 for reservations and information. Tables for 8 are reserved only with advance payment; Tickets may be purchased at the door; Limit 125 people in the room; VFW Post 2621, 206 Riverside Rd.(Off Mace Avenue), Essex, MD; Weather policy: If there is a Snow Emergency in effect in Baltimore County, there is no dance.
HCWDA...............2nd & 4th Saturdays (usually)....…Next dances 9/16 & 9/23….. Line dancing for singles and couples; 7:00pm-10:00pm; Open to the public; $7/$5 Non/Members; For more information, email email@example.com; Maugansville Ruritan, 18007 Maugans Ave, Maugansville, MD.
OCEAN CITY SR. CTR………1STSaturdays…RESUMES in October?…………Sandy Garrish is teaching & DJing from 6-9PM; Not just for seniors, just happens to be a good location; Open dancing is all levels, line dances and, by request, couples’, and swing as well. Cost is $5; Sandy’s providing water, BYO snacks and non-alcoholic drinks; The Sr. Ctr. would like as many as possible to get a free membership card (helps with funding to prove more people use the facility). If you prefer not, Sandy will still count you in. Ocean City Senior Center, 104 41st St, Ocean City, MD 21842 If you have questions, contact Sandy Sandy@time2livebetter.com
BUNKER SPORTS CAFÉ………………Is occasionally now. The lessons are now weekly on Mondays….Next event TBA………LINE DANCE 4 YOU offers Free Line Dance lessons 7:30-9pm; DJ Minime will play music for open dancing until 11:30pm.$10 cover beginning at 8pm; 510 E Market St, Leesburg, VA
CANCUN CANTINA.....……......LAREDO ; 7501 Old Telegraph Road, Hanover, MD 21076; 410-761-6188; www.cancuncantina.com
REVOLUTION ROCK & BILLIARDS LOUNGE (Centreville, VA)...........2nd & 4th Saturdays; Lessons with Brittny Steward from 8-9:30pm; Dancing with DJ from 9:30-til close; No cover; 14114 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120 (703) 266-8888
WINNER'S CIRCLE……………JAMES RADFORD.; Band starts at 9pm; 604 Station Rd, Grantville, PA (exit 80 on I-81) in Holiday Inn; 717.469.0661; www.winnerscirclesaloon.com
THE STABLES …………TWSS; 452 E. Main St., Westminster, MD 21157; 410-840-8181; www.thestablesatwestminster.com
RAINBOW ROAD............CACTUS JACK. ; 137 Barryville Pike (US Rt. 340), Rippon, WV….304-725-3540; https://www.facebook.com/rainbowroad340?_rdr=p
ADDY’S….............; Band starts at 9:30pm; cover $7 (No cover with food purchase of $9.95 or more before 9pm; 10820 Balls Ford Road, Manassas, Virginia 20109, (703) 361-8000; bestwesternbattlefieldinn.com
CROWN DANCE STUDIO….......Next dance 10/14....... (2nd Saturdays)..….Country/Swing dance with Mal & Linda Zerden; Lessons this month –TBA; Beginner lesson 7:30-8pm, Intermediate lesson 8-8:45pm; dance till 11:30pm. $12 includes lessons, dance, munchies, & soft drinks; smoke & alcohol free; large wooden dance floor; Music mix: 2-step, waltz, west coast swing, cha, east coast swing, hustle, and nightclub; (703) 560-4724; firstname.lastname@example.org; Crown is located at 2820 Dorr Ave. Fairfax, VA 22031
DAVIDSONVILLE DANCE CLUB....…...(1st, 3rd, & 5th Saturdays)......Ken Roesel; 7:00pm Lesson Beginner/Novice/Intermediate (Dance of the month); 8:00pm-11:30pm Dance w/DJ Ken Roesel: Mix of Swing, Country, Hustle, and Ballroom; $6.00 Members, $8.00 Non-Members. BYOB; Ford Hall, 3789 Queen Anne Bridge Rd., Davidsonville, MD; davidsonvilledanceclub.org/index
COLVIN RUN DANCE HALL........(2nd & 4th Saturdays)..........4th Saturdays Hustle with Joyce Szili.........Dance for Everyone at Colvin Run Dance Hall with Ed Cotrell & Gail Crum; 2nd Saturday is Variety of DJ'd contemporary & classic music for WCS, ECS, Hustle, Shag, Latin, 2 Step, Waltz, & more, plus requests; 2nd Saturdays feature a guest instructor for lessons; 4th Saturdays the lessons are Hustle, usually with Joyce and a 50/50 mix of Hustle and WCS music; $15 cover includes lessons, dancing, & snacks; email@example.com, 703-435.5620, 10201 Colvin Run Rd., Great Falls, VA 22066; colvinrun.org
OCEAN CITY SR. CTR………………..Sandy Garrish is teaching & DJing open dancing every week from 6-9PM; Sunday lessons are primarily Intermediate; Open dancing is all levels, line dances and, by request, couples’, and swing as well. Cost is $5; BYO water, snacks; The Sr. Ctr. would like as many as possible to get a free membership card (helps with funding to prove more people use the facility). If you prefer not, Sandy will still count you in. Ocean City Senior Center, 104 41st St, Ocean City, MD 21842 If you have questions, contact Sandy Sandy@time2livebetter.com
MANASSAS PARK COM. CTR................Beginner C/W Line dancing with Scotty Inman; 1:45pm-3pm; Each session is 8 weeks in length; Cost per session is $30 for Com. Ctr. members, $40 for non-member city residents, $50 for non-residents; Pre-registration by going online to mansassasparkcommunitycenter.com, click on Programs & Events, then MOSAIC Program Directory, and find page 29, or by calling 703-335-8872
OAK MARR REC. CTR.................Lessons with Scotty Inman; Beginner Line Dance I at 5pm; Beginner Line Dance II at 6pm; Intermediate Line Dancing 7pm; Extra dancing w/o lessons 8pm; Classes are part of Fairfax Co. Park Authority (info in Parktakes magazine). Interested participants MUST PRE-REGISTER through the county. fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes
RESTON COMMUNITY CENTER..............1st Sundays, usually…..Next dance 10/1......Country-Western Dance; 6:30pm-9:30; Open dancing with no lesson; Cover $5 for Reston residents/employees, $10 for others; 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston, VA 20191, 703-476-4500
HERNDON SR. CTR..........2nd & 4th Sundays (usually)..........Intermediate/Advanced West Coast Swing class 5pm-6pm; Open dancing 6pm-8pm; Open dancing will be WCS, Latin, & Ballroom dancing; Singles & couples over 18 are welcome; No food or liquor allowed! Bring your own water bottles. For more info, contact HerndonSocialDancers@gmail.com ; Prerequisite for lessons: completion of beginner WCS class with knowledge of 10 basic steps. Herndon Sr. Ctr, 873 Grace St., Herndon, VA 20170
WINNER'S CIRCLE........... Couples dance lessons with Rebecca Clapper Pautz, Ballroom, Country, & Swing Dancing with Rebecca Lessons start at 6:30, no partner required; 604 Station Rd, Grantville, PA (exit 80 on I-81) in Holiday Inn; 717.469.0661; winnerscirclesaloon.com
CO CO CABANAS.............Swing/hand dance from 5pm-9pm; large dance floor; 2031A University Blvd., Hyattsville, MD 20783, 301-431-1882
GALILEE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH................ Monday people are welcome to come on Fridays......Line dance lessons from 7:00 to 9 with Bernie & Lydia Vitale; The lessons are given on a drop-in basis; Suggested donation $3; Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-430-2398; If Loudon County Schools close or cancel after school activities, there are no lessons; Drive west on route 7, take a right on Broad Run Drive and take the first right on to Winding Road. You will see the church right there. 45425 Winding Road, Sterling, VA 20165
BUNKER SPORTS CAFÉ……….. Lessons with Brandi from 7:30pm-9pm; Review at 10; Dancing with DJ JILL from 9-11; No cover; contact Danielle at Danielle@linedance4you.com. 510 E Market St, Leesburg, VA
BAREVILLE FIREHALL.....................DJ Boots plays music at 6:30; Line Dance Lessons with Nancy Adams at 7pm; $7, includes 2 water vouchers; 211 E. Main St., Leola, PA 17540
ALL FAITHS EPISCOPAL CHURCH................Dancercise; $5pp; 7-8:30pm; Playlist includes new and old dances; For more info contact Leslie Snowbird@md.metrocast.net; 38885 New Market Turner Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659
KING GEORGE CITIZENS CENTER...............Progressive Line Dance Class by Lee Ann “Charlie”Burrell while Linda & Lee are down south; 7pm-7:45 Beginners, 7:45-8:30pm Advanced; $5pp per session; Lessons are offered through King George Parks & Rec. Dept.; no advance registration or sign-up needed; 8076 Kings Highway (Rte. 3), King George, VA 22485-7050 (540) 775-9780
AMERCAN LEGION POST 176 (Springfield, VA)............,........ Line dance lessons with Eileen Scott; 8pm - 9:30pm; ongoing, pay-as-you-go class. Eileen teaches the line dances currently done at the NVCWDA dances, as well as other popular line dances; email email@example.com 6520 Amherst Ave., Springfield, VA 22150 (703) 440-0335
RICHLIN BALLROOM..........Country line dancing with Bill Braun from 6pm to 10:00; The cost is $15 and includes a hot & cold buffet, limited open bar, assorted desserts, coffee & tea, dance lessons; The last Monday of each month is usually open dancing with no lesson; 1700 Van Bibber Road, Edgewood, Maryland 21040; partytymedjsmd.com; Inclement weather : check the partytyme website for information.
COMMUNITY HOUSE in Sandy Spring, MD..................FREE Ballroom lessons & dancing 7:30pm to 9:30pm with David & Anne Greene; Goodies are welcome; Bring your own mug; Beginners & advanced are welcome; 17801 Meetinghouse Road; for more info contact David at 410-599-3725 or email DGreene@All-Systems.com
WINNER'S CIRCLE...........Dance lessons 7pm; 604 Station Rd, Grantville, PA (exit 80 on I-81) in Holiday Inn; 717.469.0661; winnerscirclesaloon.com
RENDEZVOUS...............West Coast Swing with Debbie; 7:30-8:15pm Beg. lesson, 8:15-9pm Intermediate lesson; 9pm-close Open dancing; $15 for lessons & dance, Dance only $12; Students w/lesson $10, Students dance only $7; 11910 Parklawn Drive, North Bethesda, MD, 301-468-2582, Dance911.com
BAMBOO LOUNGE in the Carousel Hotel, O.C..............................DJ Stormin' Norman; 5:30pm-9pm; Welcome all types of dancers from Line to Swing, Patterns, and Shag; Hardwood dance floor; no cover charge; Free line dance lesson at 6pm; oceancitydj.com firstname.lastname@example.org 410-251-4368
O’FAOLAIN’S IRISH RESTAURANT & PUB………ON HOLD FOR NOW Due to health crisis in Marybeth’s family…………..Free Line dance lessons at 8pm with Marybeth Henry; open dancing until 11pm. 20921 Davenport Dr, Sterling, VA · (703) 444-9796 http://www.ofaolains.com/
September 16…………… NVCWDA at Lincolnia; Anniversary Dance for the Association, celebrating 31 years!
October 1……………… Reston monthly country dance
October 7……………. NVCWDA at AUUC in Burke
October 14……………… Country By The Bay at Am. Legion Post 206 with Southern Winds Band; Linda & Rich teach line and couples’ lesson
October 20-22…………………..OCEAN CITY HALLOWEEN DANCE WEEKEND………Hotel is the Grand Hotel at 21st St & the Boardwalk. Dancing on Friday & Saturday nights will be ast the American Legion Hall. Make your reservations now! Check Sandy’s website for more information and to register . http://time2livebetter.com/DJ_OCHDW.html
October 21……………… NVCWDA at Lincolnia
November 4………….. NVCWDA at Lincolnia
November 5……………. Reston monthly country dance
November 11…………… Country By The Bay at Am. Legion Post 206 with Southern Winds Band; Linda & Rich teach line and couples’ lesson
November 18…………… NVCWDA at Lincolnia
December 2………………….. NVCWDA at Lincolnia
December 3……………… Reston monthly country dance
December 9…………….. Country By The Bay at Am. Legion Post 206 with Southern Winds Band; Linda & Rich teach line and couples’ lesson
December 16………………… NVCWDA at Lincolnia
January 14…………….Reston monthly dance (switches to 2nd Sundays)
DANCE CRUISES, VACATIONS, OUT-OF-TOWN EVENTS
October 20-22, 2017…….OCEAN CITY HALLOWEEN DANCE WEEKEND……..Sandy Garrish’s annual gathering at the beach for dancing and fun. The hotel is the Grand Hotel at 21st & The Boardwalk. Friday & Saturday night dancing will be at the American Legion on Philadelphia Ave. They have workshops, costume contests, dancing on the Boardwalk & all kinds of fun. Check out http://time2livebetter.com/DJ_OCHDW.html for more information, as well as registration forms and information. The hotel has a rate for the group, so check the website for how to get the group rate.
November 4-11, 2017………..Deadline for signing up was 8/24……Non-dancers will find plenty to do as well!…….All-Inclusive vacation to Punta Cana with Let’s Dance Across The Seas at RIU Palace Bavaro Resort. 7 nights in Jr. Suite, 4 restaurants and buffet, All drinks, Taxes, Tips, Bus Transfer, Dance Activities, and some Water Sports, etc. included. Instructors Leslie Harvey (MD), Marianne Taylor (NY); $965pp for garden view, $1045pp for ocean view, based on double occupancy; Flight & Travel insurance not included; Contact Deb Dodd at DATS Travel 401-398-2377, Deb Dodd Cruises@aol.com, www.DanceAcrossTheSeas.com or Deb Dodd on Facebook. Deposit $100pp, Limited rooms
May 13-20, 2018…………………..5 Hawaiian Islands, plus cruising Napali Coast. Cruise with Deb Dodd and the Southern MD Boot Scooters; Small group, only 16 total cabins, only 8 left (as of when I saw this). Special June promotion until 6/30, check Deb’s Facebook or website to see.NCL Pride of America departs from Honolulu; Dance lessons & open dancing in the evenings wit Leslie Wohlers; Call DATS Travel at 401-398-2377 or email Deb DebDoddCruises@aol.com
I hope I have everything straight. As always, if you find that I've missed something or made an error, let me know.
Happy dancing and stay safe in the snow, ice, or whatever it turns out to be,