Friday, Nov 2, 2007 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN - Special Event • BNL

Posted by Tom on 09/30/2007 • SwingPermalink


Halloween Party with live music by “Lil’ Cliff and the Cliffhangers”.

Halloween costumes! Prizes for Best costumes!

Tickets will go on sale this Friday.  $20(paid in adv, before Oct. 26th)/$25(email reservation)/$35(at the door).

Only 200 tickets will be available. If sold out before the event, no tickets will be sold at the door. Buffet dinner: 7 - 8 pm; complimentary Swing dance lesson, or Jitterbug Stroll line dance lesson at 8:00 pm; the band plays from 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm; DJ music in-between sets; general dancing until midnight.

Very important reminder to everyone who comes to the open-to-the-public TGIF @ Brookhaven National Labs: “....Visitors to the Lab 16 years old and older MUST bring a PHOTO ID (drivers license, or passport), or the guards will not let you in!

Band: Lil’ Cliff & The Cliffhangers


Photo by Phil Marino/NY Times

2006 International Blues Challenge Finalists Lil’ Cliff & the Cliffhangers are a four piece, blues harmonica driven wrecking crew. These knickerbockers have been singing, swinging and stinging Tri State area audiences for the last three plus years with their own special brand of blues power.

After winning the regional IBC competition, hosted locally by the Downstate Blues Society of Long Island, New York, these four professionals then took their special brand of original jump blues down to Memphis, Tennessee to compete in the annual International Blues Challenge. And wouldn’t you know it, out of literally hundreds of blues artists from all over the world the boys placed in the final top ten!

Fresh from this triumph Lil’ Cliff & the Cliffhangers are now out to support their latest indi-cd release “God Bless Women” on Shankbone Records. Through a comprehensive combination of live appearances up and down the Northeast corridor, radio airplay (wfdu, wwoz, wusb to name a few), local cable television appearances (Wes Houston Presents) as well as the most user friendly web site you could hope for (replete with mp3 and electronic press kit downloads) these blues boys knock ‘em out of their shoes and leave them dancin’ barefoot!

Venue: Brookhaven National Lab

Brookhaven National Lab

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway;
(There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory) About 1 1/2 miles away, turn right (before the second light), to BNL’s gate. Present a picture ID (driver’s license is ok) to the guard. From the Guard Booth, go straight, turn left at the first light; A few hundred feet away, on your left, is the Brookhaven Center. For more details on directions, visit: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/maps.html

Organizer: BNL Social & Cultural Club (BNL)

The BNL Social & Cultural Club holds weekly dance socials (TGIFs) and workshops at the North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory every Friday evening from 7 to 11:30 pm.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops and lessons are from 7:10 pm to 9:30 pm with a food break in-between, followed by open social dancing up to 11:30 pm at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

Cost per person: $15(members)/$20(non-members), or $8/$12 for social dancing only without the lessons; members rate applies also to all Bera members with BNL ID, SDLI members with ID, students with school ID, and all subscribers of the Social-L list and the Yahoo DanceLovers group. (Special events have different rates).

Dance socials are open to the general public, but require a photo-id at the BNL front gate.

Their most current schedule is: BNL Social & Cultural Club Calendar

They also maintain a mailing list. To join: BNL Social-L email list

Contacts (Click below to send e-mail):
Rudy Alforque, 631-344-4733, or , or
Jack Guthy, 631- 929-8287, or

Saturday, Nov 3, 2007 • Long Island Jazz Orchestra • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 09/19/2007 • SwingPermalink


Mike Ficco and the Long Island Jazz Orchestra will be bring their 17-piece sound to Swing Dance Long Island’s monthly swing dance at the Brush Barn in Smithtown.

Band: Long Island Jazz Orchestra

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Mike Ficco & The Long Island Jazz Orchestra

The Long Island Jazz Orchestra, recognized as one of the most exciting and versatile 16-piece big bands in the New York metropolitan area, was formed by Mike Ficco with the area’s finest and most accomplished jazz musicians. The band specializes in performing original distinctive compositions and arrangements of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich and others. The band also features vocalist Frank Russo performing the songs of Dean Martin, Tony Bennet and others. Join us!

Web: http://www.lijazz.com/
Phone:  631-723-0693
Email: 

Venue: Brush Barn

Brush Barn

The Smithtown Historical Society’s Brush Barn is located behind the historic Epenetus Smith Tavern at 211 East Main Street, Smithtown NY 11787 and is not visible from the street. About 0.2 miles east on Main Street from the intersection of Route 111 and Route 25 (Main Street).  There is a white house that is #211 (Epenetus Smith Tavern) and a gravel drive beside the house.

Epenetus Smith Tavern

Frank Brush Barn

Organizer: Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. (SDLI)

Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. is an all volunteer, not for profit organization dedicated to the promotion of swing dancing on Long Island, New York.

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Join a friendly group of people every Tuesday evening for a mix of East Coast Swing, Savoy Lindy Hop, Hollywood Lindy, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and some Ballroom dancing.  No partners are needed and beginners are welcome.

Pricing: Saturday Band

$15 General Admission, $13 Students with current ID, $10 SDLI Members

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2007 • Swing Dance Tuesday • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 11/04/2007 • Permalink


Join a friendly group of people for a mix of East Coast Swing, Savoy Lindy Hop, Hollywood Lindy, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and some Ballroom dancing. No partner is needed and beginners are welcome.

Beginner dance lessons start at 8:00 PM with dancing between 8:30 PM & 11:00 PM. We meet every Tuesday evening at Brennans Irish Pub, 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Image CC2.0-A: tatsuhico / Flickr

Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

Organizer: Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. (SDLI)

Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. is an all volunteer, not for profit organization dedicated to the promotion of swing dancing on Long Island, New York.

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Join a friendly group of people every Tuesday evening for a mix of East Coast Swing, Savoy Lindy Hop, Hollywood Lindy, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and some Ballroom dancing.  No partners are needed and beginners are welcome.

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

$8 General Admission, $6 Students with current ID, $5 SDLI Members

Friday, Nov 9, 2007 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN - Tango / Rumba Line Dance • BNL

Posted by Tom on 11/04/2007 • Permalink


This coming Friday, Nov. 9th, BNL is having a “break” from their normal “partner” dancing lessons routine. Line dance lessons in “Argentine Tango”, and “Rumba” will be given by the well-known and popular line dance instructor & choreographer, SHERRY PALENCIA!

For the past 20 years, Sherry Palencia has become a well-known personality in the world of Line Dancing.  Her talent as an Entertainer and her fame as a Dance Instructor have taken her from the Lincoln Center in New York to numerous engagements across the country.  When dancing with her husband Ricky, they comprise a graceful and talented duo. Their masterful interpretation of the dance is entertaining and extremely enjoyable to watch.

Sherry’s personable method of instruction allows the participant to learn in a relaxed atmosphere, brought about by her enthusiasm and sense of humor.

In Sherry’s programs, you never make a mistake, but are being “creative”.  A mis-step may evoke the comment, “The other left foot”. This congenial teaching method puts everyone at ease and appeals to beginners who feel they are attaining “Instant Success”.

First time dancers forget their inexperience and simply enjoy dancing with her.  Students become her friends and tend to follow her from area to area.

It is never necessary to have a partner, since a combination of “Line” dances and “Mixers” ensures that everyone has a chance to participate. When Sherry says, “Let’s dance!” everybody dances!

In addition to Line dancing, Sherry and her talented husband Rick, are favorites on the floor with their interpretation of Two Step, Tango or West Coast Swing.

By the way, Sherry is currently the Prime Mover of the Argentine Tango Lovers of Long Island. They hold regular weekly lessons on Tuesdays at Mirelle’s in Westbury, and a social Milonga every last Sunday of the month.

TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN on Friday, Nov. 9th, 2007:
Place: Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island, New York;

Time & schedule:
7:00 - 8:00 pm, cold food buffet dinner, etc.;
8:00 - 9:30 pm, Lesson - 1 1/2 hr. “Line Dancing” by Sherry Palencia;
9:30 - 11:30 pm: Open dancing with digital-DJ (general dance mix by Rudy);

General Admission:
$15 per person! Covers everything!! Includes dance lessons, cold food buffet, and social dancing, etc.

Note:
Students/Postdoctorates, and members of BNL’s Association of Students and Postdocs(ASAP), only $8; just present your ID at the door.

After 9:30 pm, it’s $8 for everyone who comes only for dancing!

Venue: Brookhaven National Lab

Brookhaven National Lab

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway;
(There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory) About 1 1/2 miles away, turn right (before the second light), to BNL’s gate. Present a picture ID (driver’s license is ok) to the guard. From the Guard Booth, go straight, turn left at the first light; A few hundred feet away, on your left, is the Brookhaven Center. For more details on directions, visit: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/maps.html

Organizer: BNL Social & Cultural Club (BNL)

The BNL Social & Cultural Club holds weekly dance socials (TGIFs) and workshops at the North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory every Friday evening from 7 to 11:30 pm.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops and lessons are from 7:10 pm to 9:30 pm with a food break in-between, followed by open social dancing up to 11:30 pm at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

Cost per person: $15(members)/$20(non-members), or $8/$12 for social dancing only without the lessons; members rate applies also to all Bera members with BNL ID, SDLI members with ID, students with school ID, and all subscribers of the Social-L list and the Yahoo DanceLovers group. (Special events have different rates).

Dance socials are open to the general public, but require a photo-id at the BNL front gate.

Their most current schedule is: BNL Social & Cultural Club Calendar

They also maintain a mailing list. To join: BNL Social-L email list

Contacts (Click below to send e-mail):
Rudy Alforque, 631-344-4733, or , or
Jack Guthy, 631- 929-8287, or

Saturday, Nov 10, 2007 • November Dance Social • SBU Dance Club

Posted by Tom on 11/04/2007 • Permalink


November Dance Social

Saturday, Nov 10th at 8:00pm till 11:45pm at the Student Activities Center, Ballroom B
DJ: Patti & Anthony, dance lesson at 8:30pm

Refreshments and light snacks will be available
Admission At-the-Door: $14/pp (USB Students w/ID: $7)
Directions are found on the PDF flyer in “Lessons & Events” on their web site.

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Image CC2.0-A: tatsuhico / Flickr

Venue: Student Activites Center - Stony Brook University

SB Ballroom

Ballroom A of the Student Activities Center is located in the heart of the Stony Brook University Campus. They have a wonderful large and modern ballroom for dancing and instruction.

Directions: Nicolls Rd North, Left at the 3rd Entrance Stony Brook Sign. Go up the hill and make a Right onto Circle Road. Continue to 3rd Stop Sign, make a Left onto Campus Drive. Take the immediate Left onto John S Toll Road and immediate Right into the parking lot. Walk in the same direction to the SAC about 500 ft away. It has large glass windows in the front lobby

Organizer: Stony Brook University Dance Club (SBU Dance Club)

The Stony Brook University Dance Club runs a full calendar of dance events at the Student Union Ballroom, including ballroom dance instructions on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday evening dance socials.

http://www.liballroom.com/

Sunday, Nov 11, 2007 • Salute To Veterans Concert at Sachem Public Library •

Posted by Tom on 10/27/2007 • Permalink


The SWINGTIME BIG BAND vividly brings this classic music to life for a new generation of audiences in three-dimensional sound, authentically recreating the style, musicality and essence of each Swing Era band that originated the hits from the Great American Songbook.

Expect this to be a concert, no dancing.

Sunday, Nov. 11 Salute To Veterans Concert at Sachem Public Library, Holbrook, NY
2:00-4:00pm (Presented by Sachem Public Library)

Band: Swingtime Big Band

Swing Time Big Band

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Dedicated to the performance of America’s greatest popular standards, SWINGTIME BIG BAND is a 20-piece authentic swing band comprised of master interpreters of music from the Swing Era (mid-1930’s through early 1950’s). The ensemble specializes in performing original arrangements of Big Band classics from the Great American Songbook, bringing to life both the style and the spirit of this music for 21st century audiences to experience in living color.

SWINGTIME thrills concert audiences and Ballroom dancers alike with authentic recreations of the timeless swing music of such great Big Band leaders as Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Harry James, Woody Herman, Les Brown, Charlie Barnet and Stan Kenton, among many others.

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With the recent renaissance in popularity of both swing music and ballroom dancing, this versatile ensemble has been enjoying remarkable success playing both the swing music that is its calling card, as well as a wide variety of tunes to accommodate the many varied styles requested by ballroom dancersThe Lindy, Fox Trot, Peabody, Cha-Cha, Tango, Merengue, Rhumba and Mambo, among others. Highlights of the many prestigious venues at which SWINGTIME members have performed include: Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, the Plaza Hotel, the Waldorf Astoria, Tavern on the Green and the Rainbow Room.

Steven Shaiman, Artistic Director
Phone: 516-876-8324
Email:
Website: http://swingtimeny.com

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2007 • Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 09/24/2007 • SwingPermalink


Swing Dance Long Island is proud to present Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co first Long Island performance.

Band: Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co.

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http://sitanddieco.com/

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Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

Organizer: Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. (SDLI)

Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. is an all volunteer, not for profit organization dedicated to the promotion of swing dancing on Long Island, New York.

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Join a friendly group of people every Tuesday evening for a mix of East Coast Swing, Savoy Lindy Hop, Hollywood Lindy, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and some Ballroom dancing.  No partners are needed and beginners are welcome.

Pricing: Tuesday Band

$15 General Admission, $13 Students with current ID, $10 SDLI Members

Saturday, Nov 17, 2007 • West Coast Swing Workshop • Sparkles

Posted by Tom on 10/20/2007 • Permalink


Lisa “Sparkles” Paternoster & Swing Champion Erik Novoa
present

WEST COAST SWING WORKSHOPS!!!!!

Saturday November 17th

1PM- Beginner (all about the slot) w/ Lisa
2PM- Intermediate (connection & timing) w/ Lisa & Erik
3PM- Advanced (cool breaks and when to use them) w/ Erik

THEN STAY FOR OUR 45 MINUTE PRACTICE SOCIAL!!!!!

Early Bird Pricing!!!!!!!
by 11/1- $15 per class or $40 for the whole day (BEST VALUE!!!!)
by 11/12- $18 per class or $50 for the whole day
Day of class- $20 per class or $55 for the whole day

Location:  Ballroom Legacy
185A Glen Cove Ave.
Sea Cliff, NY
11579

For pre-registration, question or directions contact Lisa @ (516)241-3179 or

Visit Lisa on the web… http://www.LisaSparkles.com

Venue: Ballroom Legacy

Ballroom & Latin dance studio serving the Glen Cove and North Shore area.

Conveniently located just TEN MINUTES North of the LIE!

Ballroom Legacy
185A Glen Cove Ave
Sea Cliff, NY 11579

Phone: 516-609-3269
Email:
Web: ballroomlegacy.com

DIRECTIONS:
LIE to Exit 39
Take Glen Cove Road NORTH to the End (Glen Cove Road turns into RT 107)
Make a Left onto Glen Cove Avenue
Studio is 4 Traffic Lights Up,at the top of the hill, on the right hand side
Parking is Next to the Building

Organizer: Lisa “Sparkles” Paternoster (Sparkles)

NDCA Certified Instructor

Phone: 516 241-3179
Email:
Website:  www.LisaSparkles.com

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2007 • SDLI Swing Dance at Brennan’s • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 11/04/2007 • Permalink


Join a friendly group of people for a mix of East Coast Swing, Savoy Lindy Hop, Hollywood Lindy, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and some Ballroom dancing. No partner is needed and beginners are welcome.

Beginner dance lessons start at 8:00 PM with dancing between 8:30 PM & 11:00 PM. We meet every Tuesday evening at Brennans Irish Pub, 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY. 

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Image CC2.0-A: tatsuhico / Flickr

Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

Organizer: Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. (SDLI)

Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. is an all volunteer, not for profit organization dedicated to the promotion of swing dancing on Long Island, New York.

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Join a friendly group of people every Tuesday evening for a mix of East Coast Swing, Savoy Lindy Hop, Hollywood Lindy, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and some Ballroom dancing.  No partners are needed and beginners are welcome.

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

$8 General Admission, $6 Students with current ID, $5 SDLI Members

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2007 • Swing Dance Tuesday - Special Lindy Hop Workshop • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 11/25/2007 • Permalink


On Tuesday November 27, Dave and Stephanie will be giving a special 1 hour Lindy Hop workshop starting at 8:00PM and ending at 9:00PM. The workshop will cover the 8 count rhythm, swing out, and how to get into it from East Coast Swing. Please don’t come late since there is a lot of material.

This evening our DJ’s will start spinning at 9:00PM (1/2 hour later then our normal 8:30PM start, to accommodate the special workshop.)

No partner is needed and beginners are welcome.

We meet every Tuesday evening at Brennans Irish Pub, 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY. 

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Image CC2.0-A: tatsuhico / Flickr

Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

Organizer: Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. (SDLI)

Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. is an all volunteer, not for profit organization dedicated to the promotion of swing dancing on Long Island, New York.

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Join a friendly group of people every Tuesday evening for a mix of East Coast Swing, Savoy Lindy Hop, Hollywood Lindy, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and some Ballroom dancing.  No partners are needed and beginners are welcome.

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

$8 General Admission, $6 Students with current ID, $5 SDLI Members

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2007 • West Coast Swing in the East End of LI • Blake Hobby

Posted by Tom on 11/25/2007 • Permalink


TUESDAY NIGHT WCS IN GREENPORT!

At The Whiskey Wind Tavern, Greenport, NY

West Coast Swing Lessons & Dancing.  You do not need a partner!  If you have never danced before now is your chance to learn how.  We will start with the very basic of the dance and move onto patterns and fun moves!

7:00–8:00 West Coast Swing Basics
8:00-11ish Open Dancing

$12 lesson & dance, $ 8 dance only

For more information, please contact Blake Hobby at:
Phone: 631-946-2672
Web: www.goldfish78.com

Venue: Whiskey Wind Tavern

The Whiskey Wind Tavern
30-32 Front Street
Greenport, NY 11944

Website: www.whiskeywind.com
Phone: (631) 477-8764

Organizer: Blake Hobby (Blake Hobby)

Blake Hobby is a two time US Open Champion. She has been competing, teaching, and judging on the National Swing Circuit for 15 years.

Previous to entering the Swing world, Blake danced in ballet companies in Atlanta and Boston.  She also holds a masters degree in teaching which is evident in her planning and implementation of dance instruction.  Her teaching style is clear, direct and easy and focuses on technique and execution.

Blake has recently moved from Connecticut and now resides in New York.

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Website: www.goldfish78.com
Phone: 631-946-2672
E-mail:

Friday, Nov 30, 2007 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN - Hustle Part 2 • BNL

Posted by Tom on 11/25/2007 • Permalink


TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN on Friday, Nov. 30th, 2007:
Place: Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Lab

Time & schedule:
7:00 - 8:00 pm, cold food buffet dinner, etc;
8:00 - 9:30 pm, Lesson - 1 1/2 hr. “Hustle Part 2” by Jose Bolivar;
9:30 - 11:30 pm: Open dancing with digital-DJ (general dance mix by Rudy);

General Admission:
$15 per person! Covers everything!! Includes dance lessons, food buffet, and social dancing, etc. 

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Image CC2.0-A: tatsuhico / Flickr

Venue: Brookhaven National Lab

Brookhaven National Lab

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway;
(There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory) About 1 1/2 miles away, turn right (before the second light), to BNL’s gate. Present a picture ID (driver’s license is ok) to the guard. From the Guard Booth, go straight, turn left at the first light; A few hundred feet away, on your left, is the Brookhaven Center. For more details on directions, visit: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/maps.html

Organizer: BNL Social & Cultural Club (BNL)

The BNL Social & Cultural Club holds weekly dance socials (TGIFs) and workshops at the North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory every Friday evening from 7 to 11:30 pm.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops and lessons are from 7:10 pm to 9:30 pm with a food break in-between, followed by open social dancing up to 11:30 pm at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

Cost per person: $15(members)/$20(non-members), or $8/$12 for social dancing only without the lessons; members rate applies also to all Bera members with BNL ID, SDLI members with ID, students with school ID, and all subscribers of the Social-L list and the Yahoo DanceLovers group. (Special events have different rates).

Dance socials are open to the general public, but require a photo-id at the BNL front gate.

Their most current schedule is: BNL Social & Cultural Club Calendar

They also maintain a mailing list. To join: BNL Social-L email list

Contacts (Click below to send e-mail):
Rudy Alforque, 631-344-4733, or , or
Jack Guthy, 631- 929-8287, or

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