Tuesday, Jan 1, 2008 • NO SDLI DANCE • SDLI

Posted by Shannon on 11/13/2007 • Permalink


SDLI will NOT meet at Brennan’s on New Year’s Day.  Make your resolutions count.

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.

Saturday, Jan 5, 2008 • SDLI 4th Annual New Year’s Black Tie Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 08/10/2008 • Permalink


Swing Dance Long Island first swing dance of the new year will be our popular Black Tie dance at the Brush Barn in Smithtown, on Saturday, January 5th, 2008.

Gentleman are invited to attend attired in tuxedos and ladies may want to choose an appropriate evening gown.  Past years, people have had a lot of fun dressing up for this event. (If your tux is still in the cleaners due to that unfortunate mess you got into on New Year’s Eve, don’t worry all is forgiven and any presentable attire will do.)

Band: DJ Music

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

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 DJ

$10 General Admission, $8 Students with current ID, $7 SDLI Members

Saturday, Jan 5, 2008 • Holiday Greetings from SDLI •

Posted by Tom on 01/22/2008 • Permalink


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Swing Dance Long Island’s 4th Annual Black Tie Swing Dance 2008

More photos have been added to the SDLI Photo Gallery.

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2008 • SDLI Tuesday Dances - VENUE CHANGE - Brennan’s Closed - NO DANCE • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 01/11/2008 • Permalink


There will be no SDLI dance on Tuesday, January 8th, 2008. The board is actively looking for a new place to host our weekly dances that would be a good match to the venue and our club. Please check back on our website for further updates and add yourself to our e-mail announcement list. To add yourself to the email, click on the “E-mail” link at the top right hands side of the banner.

We just got word that the Brennan’s Irish Pub in Hauppauge has closed as of January 1, 2008. This the location we have been holding our Swing Dances for the last 2 and half years.

As you may know, Swing Dance Long Island is an independent organization, so even though Brennan’s has closed, Swing Dancing on Tuesday will not disappear, we are just going to find an alternate venue for our Tuesday Dance.

We are currently scrambling to locate a new location for our Tuesday Evening Swing Dance. If you have a possible location with a nice wooden floor, that would be good for a Tuesday Swing Dance. Please let us know.

Please check back for the new location.

Band: DJ Music

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

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, Jan 11, 2008 • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy • IMAC

Posted by Tom on 12/01/2007 • Permalink


On Friday, January 11th, 2008 at 7pm & 9:30pm, the Inter-Media Art Center (IMAC) in Huntington, Long Island will present a concert with swinging Big Band group Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

Drums pound, feet tap, fingers snap. A sultry voice begins to croon, and suddenly the horns make their entrance. Man, these cats have got rhythm, and now the vintage-clad crowd is boogying with unharnessed glee. Welcome to the swing scene, where the music, dance, and style of the 1940’s have been revived with a passion. Welcome to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy!

Drums pound, feet tap, fingers snap. A sultry voice begins to croon, and suddenly the horns make their entrance. Man, these cats have got rhythm, and now the vintage-clad crowd is boogying with unharnessed glee. Welcome to the swing scene, where the music, dance, and style of the 1940’s have been revived with a passion. Welcome to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy!

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy had led the international revival of the jump of the Big Band era, with a sound that is not just big and bad, but huge and awesome! In the rich traditions of musical masters Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has jumped into the spotlight of the swing dance craze with a brassy, updated and upbeat style of jazz.

Their credits include performing as the halftime entertainment at the Super Bowl, Orange Bowl, The White House, Billboard Music Awards and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. The group’s videos are routinely featured on MTV and VH1. The band’s biggest break came when they were cast to be the musical focal point of the movie “Swingers”. With a truly contagious sound, rhythm and lyrics that bring passion back into music, Big Band Voodoo Daddy will feed your soul.

Tickets for this performance are $45.00 ($34.00 for IMAC Members). For tickets or further information on this performance, or on other IMAC programs, call IMAC’s 24-hour Arts-Line at (631) 549-ARTS. Tickets can also be purchased at the theater from noon to 6PM, Tuesday through Friday, and after 2PM on the day of the performances or online at http://www.imactheater.org. For further information, call IMAC’s business office at (631) 549-9666.

Band: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Drums pound, feet tap, fingers snap.  A sultry voice begins to croon, and suddenly the horns make their entrance.  Man, these cats have got rhythm, and now the vintage-clad crowd is boogying with unharnessed glee.  Welcome to the swing scene, where the music, dance, and style of the 1940’s have been revived with a passion.  Welcome to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy!

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy had led the international revival of the jump of the Big Band era, with a sound that is not just big and bad, but huge and awesome!  In the rich traditions of musical masters Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has jumped into the spotlight of the swing dance craze with a brassy, updated and upbeat style of jazz.

Their credits include performing as the halftime entertainment at the Super Bowl, Orange Bowl, The White House, Billboard Music Awards and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.  The group’s videos are routinely featured on MTV and VH1.  The band’s biggest break came when they were cast to be the musical focal point of the movie “Swingers”.  With a truly contagious sound, rhythm and lyrics that bring passion back into music, Big Band Voodoo Daddy will feed your soul.

Band Website:  bbvd.com

Venue: Intermedia Arts Center Theater

Intermedia Arts Center Theater

370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY

http://www.imactheater.org/

Take the Long Island Expressway to exit 49N or the Northern State Parkway to exit 40N. The exit sign will say Huntington Route 110. After a few miles you will cross Jericho Turnpike. Route 110 will change its name to New York Avenue (but will remain Rte 110). After a couple of more miles, you’ll pass the Huntington train station on your right. About a mile past the train station at 370 New York Avenue, between Carver and Elm Street, still on Route 110 and right in the middle of the block, you’ll see a big old theater building with a flat marquee up against the building. That’s IMAC. We suggest you drive past IMAC to our north corner, Elm Street. Make a right up Elm and you’ll find a large free municipal parking lot. Park and walk back to New York Avenue to enter the theater.

By Train

If you’re traveling by train, take the Long Island Railroad to Huntington (the last stop on the Huntington line). Take a taxi to IMAC, 370 New York Avenue. Taxis and trains run all night. For more information you can call IMAC business office Tuesday through Friday 11 am to 6 pm and Saturdays of performances after 2 pm at (631) 549-9666 or e-mail at

Organizer: Intermedia Arts Center (IMAC)

http://www.imactheater.org/

Friday, Jan 11, 2008 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN • BNL

Posted by Tom on 01/07/2008 • Permalink


TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN on Friday, Jan. 11th, 2007:

Time & schedule:
7:00 - 8:00 pm, cold food buffet dinner, etc;
8:00 - 9:30 pm, Dance Lesson: WCS Whips and More Whips, Victor Goldman and Carolyn Schwartz;
9:30 - 11:30 pm: Open dancing; ballroom, latin, swing, hustle, etc. 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

Friday, Jan 11, 2008 • Dance of the Month at Dance Magic - Swing • Dance Magic

Posted by Tom on 01/07/2008 • Permalink


Friday Night Open Dance Class and Social

1 Hour Dance Class with US CHAMPION GINY RAE! 
Open to all!  Open Dance Class at 7:30pm

(1st half hour – Basics - 2nd half hour – Intermediate)

General Dancing to follow - includes snacks, soft drinks, fruit, cake, and coffee. 

Admission:  $14 per person

Next Class/Social:  January 11
Dance of the Month:  SWING !
Other dates:  January 18, 25

A new variation will be taught at each social.
Dates subject to change

Dance Magic Ballroom and Dance Studio
655 Middle Country Road
Saint James, NY 11780
Phone - (631) 584-7100

Band: DJ Music

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

Organizer: Dance Magic Ballroom (Dance Magic)

US ballroom champion Giny Rae has been teaching ballroom dancing to many people on Long Island through instruction at Brookhaven National Lab and Stony Brook University. Giny also teach dance at her Dance Magic ballroom studio in Saint James. Check out the website for their social dance parties (typically Friday, Saturdays and Sundays).

Giny Rae
Dance Magic Ballroom and Dance Studio
655 Middle Country Road
Saint James, NY 11780

Phone: (631)584-7100
Web: http://www.DanceMagicBallroom.com/
Email:

Giny Rae - Owner and Artistic Director
A member of the Dance Educators of America (DEA), the National Dance Council of America (NDCA), and the Professional Dancers Federation (PDF), Giny Rae has over 20 years of experience as a social and competitive dance instructor in American, International, and Cabaret styles of Danceport. She has competed and performed nationally, internationally, and on television. Her students have earned junior, amateur, and pro-am championships, and Dance Magic has won several studio awards. Her leading corporate client is the Ballroom Dance Club at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. Giny has been Adjunct Professor of Danceport at the State University of New York - Stony Brook, and is also the Head Coach of the SUNY - Stony Brook Ballroom Dance Team and Club.

Giny Rae also has over 20 years experience as a competitive professional dancer in the Latin, Ballroom, and Cabaret divisions. She also holds the degree of “Member with Honors” from the North American Dance Teachers Association, qualifying her as a Championship Level Competition Judge. Her competitive accomplishments are as follows:

1993 - Empire State Ballroom Classic Champion
1992 - PBS-TV “Evening of Championship Ballroom Dancing” - Featured Performer
1991 - U.S. Ballroom Champion - Rising Star Cabaret Division
1991 - U.S. Ballroom Finalist - Open Cabaret Division
1987-1991 - American Star Ball Champion
Baltimore/Washington Open Champion
Imperial Star Ball Champion
North Star Ball - Rising Star Champion
North Star Ball - Open Division Champion
New England Imperial Champion

Alexis Andrea - Instructor
An accomplished dancer and the daughter of Giny Rae, Alexis has returned from performing with the London based production of “Simply Ballroom”, at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.  Alexis is a graduate of the Performing Arts High School in Syosset, New York and holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.  She has been President of the Stony Brook University Ballroom Dance Club and Competition Team and has won many awards during her competitive career.  When she is not traveling, Alexis teaches several classes at the studio.

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2008 • First SDLI Swing Dance at Pomodorino • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 01/14/2008 • SwingPermalink


New dance venue and time!

Swing Dance Long Island has moved it’s weekly Tuesday swing dances to Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano in Hauppauge. Please note that we have also shifted the time 1/2 hour earlier. Starting on January 15th, the swing lesson will being at 7:30PM with the social dancing from 8:00PM through 10:30PM.

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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, Jan 18, 2008 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN • BNL

Posted by Tom on 01/14/2008 • Permalink


TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN on Friday, Jan. 18th, 2008:
Place: Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Lab

Time & schedule:
7:00 - 8:00 pm, cold food buffet dinner, etc;
8:00 - 9:30 pm, Lesson - “Hustle Moves”, by Mark James and Karen Lupo;
9:30 - 11:30 pm: Open dancing; ballroom, latin, swing, hustle, etc. 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

Friday, Jan 18, 2008 • Dance of the Month - Swing • Dance Magic

Posted by Tom on 01/18/2008 • Permalink


Friday Night Open Dance Class and Social

1 Hour Dance Class with US CHAMPION GINY RAE! 
Open to all!  Open Dance Class at 7:30pm

(1st half hour – Basics - 2nd half hour – Intermediate)

General Dancing to follow - includes snacks, soft drinks, fruit, cake, and coffee. 

Admission:  $14 per person

Next Class/Social:  January 11
Dance of the Month:  SWING !
Other dates:  January 18, 25

A new variation will be taught at each social.
Dates subject to change

Dance Magic Ballroom and Dance Studio
655 Middle Country Road
Saint James, NY 11780
Phone - (631) 584-7100

Band: DJ Music

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

Organizer: Dance Magic Ballroom (Dance Magic)

US ballroom champion Giny Rae has been teaching ballroom dancing to many people on Long Island through instruction at Brookhaven National Lab and Stony Brook University. Giny also teach dance at her Dance Magic ballroom studio in Saint James. Check out the website for their social dance parties (typically Friday, Saturdays and Sundays).

Giny Rae
Dance Magic Ballroom and Dance Studio
655 Middle Country Road
Saint James, NY 11780

Phone: (631)584-7100
Web: http://www.DanceMagicBallroom.com/
Email:

Giny Rae - Owner and Artistic Director
A member of the Dance Educators of America (DEA), the National Dance Council of America (NDCA), and the Professional Dancers Federation (PDF), Giny Rae has over 20 years of experience as a social and competitive dance instructor in American, International, and Cabaret styles of Danceport. She has competed and performed nationally, internationally, and on television. Her students have earned junior, amateur, and pro-am championships, and Dance Magic has won several studio awards. Her leading corporate client is the Ballroom Dance Club at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. Giny has been Adjunct Professor of Danceport at the State University of New York - Stony Brook, and is also the Head Coach of the SUNY - Stony Brook Ballroom Dance Team and Club.

Giny Rae also has over 20 years experience as a competitive professional dancer in the Latin, Ballroom, and Cabaret divisions. She also holds the degree of “Member with Honors” from the North American Dance Teachers Association, qualifying her as a Championship Level Competition Judge. Her competitive accomplishments are as follows:

1993 - Empire State Ballroom Classic Champion
1992 - PBS-TV “Evening of Championship Ballroom Dancing” - Featured Performer
1991 - U.S. Ballroom Champion - Rising Star Cabaret Division
1991 - U.S. Ballroom Finalist - Open Cabaret Division
1987-1991 - American Star Ball Champion
Baltimore/Washington Open Champion
Imperial Star Ball Champion
North Star Ball - Rising Star Champion
North Star Ball - Open Division Champion
New England Imperial Champion

Alexis Andrea - Instructor
An accomplished dancer and the daughter of Giny Rae, Alexis has returned from performing with the London based production of “Simply Ballroom”, at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.  Alexis is a graduate of the Performing Arts High School in Syosset, New York and holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.  She has been President of the Stony Brook University Ballroom Dance Club and Competition Team and has won many awards during her competitive career.  When she is not traveling, Alexis teaches several classes at the studio.

Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 • Contra/Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 11/05/2007 • Permalink


Contra/Swing Dance
Long Island Traditional Music Association (LITMA) and Swing Dance Long Island (SDLI) are teaming up for a Contra / Swing Dance. Singles and beginners welcome and no partner necessary.
Saturday, January 19, 2008

Brooklyn Swing Ensemble
Its members include Sam Zygmuntowicz (fiddle, mandolin); Danny Elias (clarinet, dumbek), Bill Peek (piano, guitar, banjo) and Joe Depaolo (percussion). With all that talent, they whip up a storm that’ll rock your socks off. These are the kinds of musicians who can do most anything and tonight, they’ll provide both swing and contra dance tune sets.

Eric Hollman Caller / Dance Instructor
Eric Hollman is a popular swing and Cajun teacher and contra dance caller in the Hudson Valley and beyond. His motto, “If you can walk, you can dance,” combined with his lucid teaching and infectious good humor, ensures a happy time for all.

7:00 –7:30 PM Beginner 6 Count Swing Lesson
7:30 – 8:00 PM Contra Lesson
During the Break Intermediate Swing Lesson
8:00 – 11:00 General Dancing

Door Prizes & Snacks / Refreshments. Please bring your favorite snack to share.

Prices*: General Admission $15
LITMA / SDLI Members $10
Students $8

Location: Brush Barn
211 Middle Country Road
Smithtown NY 11787

For More Information:
Call SDLI – (631) 476-3707 or Chart (631) 369-7854
Click on WWW.LITMA.ORG and WWW.SDLI.ORG

Directions: The Brush Barn is set back & not easily seen from the street located behind the Epenetus Smith Tavern at 211 Main St, Smithtown NY 11787. It is on the north side of Route 25 about 1/10 of a mile east of the intersections of Route 111, Route 25 (Main St) & Route 25A.
*Subject to change

Band: Brooklyn Swing Ensemble

BROOKLYN SWING ENSEMBLE

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Sam Zygmuntowicz - fiddle, mandolin
Danny Elias - clarinet, dumbek
Bill Peek - piano, guitar, banjo
Joe DePaolo - percussion

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: LITMA/SDLI

General Admission: $15, LITMA/SDLI Members: $10, Students with ID: $8.

Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 • Swing Contra Dance Pictures •

Posted by Tom on 01/22/2008 • Permalink


Pictures from the Swing / Contra Dance are now available in the SDLI Photo Gallery.

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2008 • Swing Dance at Pomodorino • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 01/14/2008 • SwingPermalink


New dance venue and time!

Swing Dance Long Island has moved it’s weekly Tuesday swing dances to Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano in Hauppauge. Please note that we have also shifted the time 1/2 hour earlier. The swing lesson will being at 7:30PM with the social dancing from 8:00PM through 10:30PM.

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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, Jan 25, 2008 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN • BNL

Posted by Tom on 01/21/2008 • Permalink


TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN on Friday, Jan. 25th, 2008:
Place: Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Lab

Time & schedule:
7:00 - 8:00 pm, cold food buffet dinner, etc;
8:00 - 9:30 pm, Lesson - “More Hustle Moves”, by Mark James and Karen Lupo;
9:30 - 11:30 pm: Open dancing; ballroom, latin, swing, hustle, etc. 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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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, Jan 26, 2008 • Rockabilly Night • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 03/28/2010 • Permalink


The last Saturday night of every month is rockabilly night at Matty T’s Roadhouse USA in Deer Park. (www.mattyts.com) There are different bands each time.

Venue: Matty T’s Roadhouse USA

Matty T's

Matty T’s Roadhouse USA is a one of a kind, country western bar here on Long Island. Lot’s of special events with a great lineup of country western bands.

Matty T’s has been offering West Coast Swing lessons every Monday evening with Ellen. (Previously held Sunday evenings, but move to Mondays effective March 5th, 2007).

Web: http://mattyts.com
Phone: 631.667.6868 or 631-595-WEST

Directions:
From the Southern State: Take exit 39N Beer Park. Go About 8/10 of a mile North. Make a slight Right onto Commack Road. Matty T’s is about 1.2 miles on your left hand side.

From the LIE: Take exist 52 Commack Road. Head South on Commack Road. Matty T’s is about 2.5 miles up on your right hand side.

Note on Parking: Please do not park in the lots to the left and right of Matty T’s. Park in the rear, street or in the Bank just North on opposite side of the street.

356 Commack Road
Deer Park, NY

Organizer: This is not a Swing Dance Long Island Event (Not a SDLI Event)

The listed event is NOT sponsored by Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. This event was thought to be of interest to our SDLI’s members. Before traveling, always verify the event information directly with the organizer’s website, since things change and events do get canceled.

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 • Swing Dance at Pomodorino • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 01/14/2008 • Permalink


New dance venue and time!

Swing Dance Long Island has moved it’s weekly Tuesday swing dances to Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano in Hauppauge. Please note that we have also shifted the time 1/2 hour earlier. The swing lesson will being at 7:30PM with the social dancing from 8:00PM through 10:30PM.

The dances will be held in the main ballroom, which contains a circular wooden dance floor and a small stage for bands. The ballroom entrance is on the front-left corner of the building, please take the stairway down.

Pomodorino servers great Italian food, brick oven pizza and wonderful deserts.

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Directions

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Restaurant Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at one of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

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
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