Friday, Apr 3, 2009 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN - “Cha-cha” dance lessons by Annette Alicante‏ • BNL

Posted by Tom on 03/30/2009 • Permalink


TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN: Friday, April 3rd, 2009 --> “Cha-cha” dance lessons by Annette Alicante‏

Annette Alicante will be teaching Cha-cha at Brookhaven National Lab during our TGIF this Friday.

But in response to some requests, starting this coming Friday, I will give BEGINNERS dance lessons from 7:30 to 8 pm. The beginners class will be for the dance type the following Friday, so we will do beginners Foxtrot this coming Friday, Bachata, the following Friday, and so forth. If you are a beginner, or you just simply want to have a refresher, come early on Friday.

Schedule:
TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN: Friday, April 3rd:
Place:  North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Schedule:
** 7:00 - 11:00 pm, Cold Hero Food Buffet dinner; (actually, the food table remains open until we close);
7:30 - 8:00, “Beginners Foxtrot” dance lessons by Rudy;
8:15 - 9:15 pm, “Cha-cha” dance lessons by Annette Alicante;

General dancing after the lessons up to 11:30 pm; Ballroom, Latin, Swing,
Hustle/Disco, etc; Dance Music Mix by Rudy.

Admission: $16 per person; Cost covers dinner buffet, dance lessons, and general dancing; Cash Bar - last call at the bar, 9:00 pm, get your drinks ahead of time.

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

Saturday, Apr 4, 2009 • SDLI’s 20th Anniversary featuring Central Park Stompers & Laura Jeffers • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 03/12/2009 • Permalink


*** For SDLI’s Saturday, April 4th Swing Dance will be held at the Deer Park Community Center ***

A Night of Celebration…
Swing Dance Long Island will be celebrating 20 years…
of promoting the American dance form known as swing.  The evening starts with Laura Jeffers teaching a 1-hour workshop, then a basic swing lesson followed by social dancing with door prizes, snacks and refreshments. Singles and beginners are welcomed. No partner is necessary. Come and join the festivities! 

Saturday, April 4, 2009
Central Park Stompers

Large Dance Floor with Tables • Ample Parking • Door Prizes • Refreshments

6:30- 7:30- Intermediate Swing Lesson with Laura Jeffers
7:30 - 8:00 - Basic Swing Lesson
8:00 - 11:30 - Central Park Stompers
11:00 - 11:30 – Stay later and dance to DJ Deb

Laura Jeffers is director of the Big Apple Lindy Hoppers, New York City’s premier swing dance troupe, sponsored by the New York Swing Dance Society.

Since their debut in 1995, the Central Park Stompers have been thrilling audiences with their perfect blend of jazz and high-octane swing. Beginning at a club in Hartford, Connecticut to a crowd of more than four hundred lindy hoppers who remained on their feet the entire evening, it was clear that this was a band to watch. The Stompers quickly went on to perform at numerous swing dance clubs, including The Five Spot in Philadelphia, Roseland in Boston, and Swing 46 in New York City. They were asked to bring their infectious brand of swing to the closing ceremonies of the re-dedication of New York’s Grand Central Terminal, where they transformed the building into a huge swing dance club, with lindy hoppers and commuters screaming for more. The Stompers have been featured on “E” Television and on Fox 5’s “Good Day NY”, where they performed live at sunrise on Y2K in front of Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn to thousands of TV viewers. They have recorded two albums, “The Central Park Stompers” and “Bad Girl Shoes.” The Stompers continue to delight music lovers at colleges, museums, summer music festivals, as well as weddings and corporate events. A partial client list includes the Aldrich Museum, the Bethlehem Musikfest, the Corning Museum of Glass, Estee Lauder, Marymount College, Merchant’s House Museum, Princeton University, Fordham University, the Newark Museum, and the Brooklyn Museum.

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Michael Hashim, tenor saxophone
Marty Bound, trumpet
Stefan Schatz, drums
Andrew Hall, acoustic bass
Mark McCarron, guitar and arrangements
Vanessa Trouble, lead vocals

Deer Park Community Center, 41 Homer Avenue, Deer Park N.Y. 11729.

Band: Central Park Stompers

Since their debut in 1995, the Central Park Stompers have been thrilling audiences with their perfect blend of jazz and high-octane swing. Beginning at a club in Hartford, Connecticut to a crowd of more than four hundred lindy hoppers who remained on their feet the entire evening, it was clear that this was a band to watch. The Stompers quickly went on to perform at numerous swing dance clubs, including The Five Spot in Philadelphia, Roseland in Boston, and Swing 46 in New York City. They were asked to bring their infectious brand of swing to the closing ceremonies of the re-dedication of New York’s Grand Central Terminal, where they transformed the building into a huge swing dance club, with lindy hoppers and commuters screaming for more. The Stompers have been featured on “E” Television and on Fox 5’s “Good Day NY”, where they performed live at sunrise on Y2K in front of Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn to thousands of TV viewers. They have recorded two albums, “The Central Park Stompers” and “Bad Girl Shoes.” The Stompers continue to delight music lovers at colleges, museums, summer music festivals, as well as weddings and corporate events. A partial client list includes the Aldrich Museum, the Bethlehem Musikfest, the Corning Museum of Glass, Estee Lauder, Marymount College, Merchant’s House Museum, Princeton University, Fordham University, the Newark Museum, and the Brooklyn Museum.

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Michael Hashim, tenor saxophone
Marty Bound, trumpet
Stefan Schatz, drums
Andrew Hall, acoustic bass
Mark McCarron, guitar and arrangements
Vanessa Trouble, lead vocals

Venue: Deer Park Community Center

Deer Park Community Center

Deer Park Community Center
41 Homer Avenue,
Deer Park N.Y. 11729
(631) 667-6665

Website: http://deerparkcommunitycenter.com/
Phone: (631) 667-6665

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 2009

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

Sunday, Apr 5, 2009 • Press coverage of: SDLI’s Celebrates 20 years •

Posted by Tom on 03/30/2009 • Permalink


The Times Beacon Record newspaper featured Swing Dance Long Island on the April 26, 2009 cover of their Arts & Lifestyle section. Pick up a copy today!

The following two links are to newpaper’s website.

Swing Dance Long Island celebrates 20 years credit Times Beacon Record

Times Beacon Record - March 26, 2009 - Arts & Lifestyle Section credit Times Beacon Record

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2009 • First Night at Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 03/30/2009 • Permalink


This will be our first night at the new location.

Great news, we have arranged for a venue change on Tuesday nights.  Starting Tues, April 7th we will be dancing at Mulcahey’s in Hauppauge.  Mulcahey’s has a large, wood dance floor with much more space for all of us.  The overall layout is much more open, similar to Brennan’s.  Plus the place has been recently renovated so everything is in top shape.

Also, we will be starting 30 mins later.
Dance Lesson:  8:00-8:30 pm
Social Dancing:  8:30-11:00 pm

Mulcahey’s is located at the intersection of Adams & Commerce just around the corner from Pomodorino’s.

From Pomodorino’s just head West on Motor Pkwy
Turn Right on Adam (it’s a T intersection)
Commerce is the second left.
Turn into the strip mall parking lot.
Mulcahey’s is in the corner of the stores.

Mulcahey’s address is:
160 Adams Ave
Hauppauge, NY 11788
(631) 952 -1111

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall

Mulcahy's Pub

Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall
160 Adams Ave
Hauppauge, NY 11788

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Directions:
LIE to exit 53 Wicks Road. Make left heading North 1 block and make a right on Motor Parkway heading east for 1/2 mile. Make a left on Adams Avenue heading North. Mulcahy’s Pub is located in the center of the shopping center on the left.

Phone: 631-952-1111
Website: www.muls.com

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, Apr 14, 2009 • Gail Storm • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 03/30/2009 • Permalink


image Photo Credit: Eric Fieldstadt

Blues power house Gail Storm will be providing a night full of pure dance energy.

Gail Storm is a pianist and vocalist who specializes in classic blues/jazz. Though Gail draws her musical influences from traditionally based performers such as Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, and Louis Jordan, many of her fans compare her to modern day performers such as Diana Krall and Marcia Ball. More over, Gail Storm regularly performs in a wide variety of venues and has radio and television appearances to her credit. In addition to her solo gigs, she also appears with other well established musicians as a duo, trio, etc..She has self-produced her two cd’s: Just The Blues (trio studio recording) and Live At The Vail-Leavitt (live sextet recording).

Joining Gail will be award winning Jazz Saxophonist and Tierra Records recording artist Shenole Latimer.
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Also appearing this evening will be: Joe Vicino
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Joe Vicino has been a mainstay on The Long Island Music scene for awhile now. For 10 years he headed up the powerful Blues/Blues Rock Trio The SmokeDaddys, now out on his own, He is expanding his musical tastes playing with The Gail Storm Band( a mix of jazz, blues & standards) Joe is also doing some solo Acoustic work with ranges from Robert Johnson, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, The Allman Brothers band & Eric Clapton. Look for some exciting new Electric music coming from Joe in 2009! Joe’s influences ranges from early Delta Blues, R&B, British & American Rock & Blues, Texas Blues, Americana, Jazz, and Jam music.

NEW VENUE Swing Dance Long Island has its weekly Tuesday swing dance at Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall in Hauppauge.  The swing lesson will being at 8:00PM with the social dancing from 8:30PM through 11:00PM.

No partner is needed and beginners are welcome.

Directions:
LIE to exit 53 Wicks Road. Make left heading North 1 block and make a right on Motor Parkway heading east for 1/2 mile. Make a left on Adams Avenue heading North. Mulcahy’s Pub is located in the center of the shopping center on the left.

Band: Gail Storm Band

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BOOGIE WOOGIE, TRADITIONAL BLUES, SWINGIN’ CLASSIC JAZZ STANDARDS, BALLADS AND MORE!: The Gail Storm Band does it all with Storm on keyboards and vocals AND her phenomenal sidemen-and women! Gail is a true performer as she reinterprets the classics and delivers the message directly to your dancing feet.

Gaye Adegbalola of “Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women”:

“Gail embodies the special ‘joie de vivre’ of a blues woman....Her boogie treatments make me want to shake my bootie, but the slow tunes hit me deep in the gut....On her debut CD, Just the Blues, she captures that joy, that special spirit...it becomes contagious to the listener!”

Gail Storm is a New York based singer/songwriter/pianist who performs in NY as well as on the national and international circuits. Her blues stylings embrace the root music she cherishes and provide a refreshing frame to other genres, such as classic jazz, pop and original compositions. Though Gail draws her musical influences from traditionally-based performers such as Meade Lux Lewis, Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Waller, and Louis Jordan, many of her fans compare her to modern day performers such as Diana Krall and Marcia Ball. The “Storm” is known to have a “heavy left hand” as demonstrated by her strong, rhythmic bass lines-particularly evident in the “boogie woogie”. Repertoire ranges from traditional blues and boogie woogie to swingin’ classic jazz standards, ballads, pop, and originals thrown into the mix.

Ms. Storm regularly performs in a wide variety of venues (solo or as bandleader) and has radio, film and television appearances to her credit. She has opened for Maria Muldaur, Henry Butler, and Bakithi Kumalo (of Paul Simon ). She has shared the stage with greats such as Charlie Sayles and Sarah McLawler. As bandleader, Gail has had such notable sidemen such as WyCliffe Gordon, Jerry Weldon, Toby Walker, and Adam Rapa. In addition to her performance schedule, Gail also leads multi-media music themed presentations (eg “Women In The Blues”, “Tribute to Carole King”, “The Essential Blues"), conducts Music and Art Workshops, and provides music lessons. She has been on staff at the award-winning Augusta Blues & Swing Week.

Discography includes her trio studio recording:  “Just The Blues”, a live sextet recording “Live At The Vail-Leavitt”, and a jazz collaborative work “Duets”. She is currently working on releasing a recording of original work in 2013-stay tuned!

Website: www.GailStormMusic.com

Venue: Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall

Mulcahy's Pub

Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall
160 Adams Ave
Hauppauge, NY 11788

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Directions:
LIE to exit 53 Wicks Road. Make left heading North 1 block and make a right on Motor Parkway heading east for 1/2 mile. Make a left on Adams Avenue heading North. Mulcahy’s Pub is located in the center of the shopping center on the left.

Phone: 631-952-1111
Website: www.muls.com

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.

image

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

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 • SDLI Tuesday Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 04/21/2009 • Permalink


If you haven’t checked out our new location yet, now is the time.  Mulcahy’s has a large, wood dance floor with much more space for all of us.  Plus the place has been recently renovated so everything is in top shape.  Mulcahy’s has good food & drinks at great prices.  There’s plenty of room so bring some friends.

Also, we will be starting 30 mins later.
Dance Lesson:  8:00-8:30 pm taught by John & Shannon
Social Dancing:  8:30-11:00 pm, Karen & John will DJ.

Mulcahey’s is located at the intersection of Adams & Commerce just around the corner from Pomodorino’s.

From Pomodorino’s just head West on Motor Pkwy
Turn Right on Adam (it’s a T intersection)
Commerce is the second left.
Turn into the strip mall parking lot.
Mulcahey’s is in the corner of the stores.

Mulcahey’s address is:
160 Adams Ave
Hauppauge, NY 11788
(631) 952 -1111

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall

Mulcahy's Pub

Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall
160 Adams Ave
Hauppauge, NY 11788

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Directions:
LIE to exit 53 Wicks Road. Make left heading North 1 block and make a right on Motor Parkway heading east for 1/2 mile. Make a left on Adams Avenue heading North. Mulcahy’s Pub is located in the center of the shopping center on the left.

Phone: 631-952-1111
Website: www.muls.com

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.

image

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, Apr 28, 2009 • Tuesday Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 04/21/2009 • Permalink


If you haven’t checked out our new location yet, now is the time.  Mulcahy’s has a large, wood dance floor with much more space for all of us.  Plus the place has been recently renovated so everything is in top shape.  Mulcahy’s has good food & drinks at great prices.  There’s plenty of room so bring some friends.

Also, we will be starting 30 mins later.
Dance Lesson:  8:00-8:30 pm
Social Dancing:  8:30-11:00 pm.

Mulcahey’s is located at the intersection of Adams & Commerce just around the corner from Pomodorino’s.

From Pomodorino’s just head West on Motor Pkwy
Turn Right on Adam (it’s a T intersection)
Commerce is the second left.
Turn into the strip mall parking lot.
Mulcahey’s is in the corner of the stores.

Mulcahey’s address is:
160 Adams Ave
Hauppauge, NY 11788
(631) 952 -1111

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall

Mulcahy's Pub

Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall
160 Adams Ave
Hauppauge, NY 11788

image

Directions:
LIE to exit 53 Wicks Road. Make left heading North 1 block and make a right on Motor Parkway heading east for 1/2 mile. Make a left on Adams Avenue heading North. Mulcahy’s Pub is located in the center of the shopping center on the left.

Phone: 631-952-1111
Website: www.muls.com

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.

image

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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