Friday, Apr 27, 2007 • Swingin’ Into Spring, 60 Years Hence • BNL

Posted by Tom on 04/23/2007 • BallroomPermalink

TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN: April 27th, 2007:

6:30 - 7:15: Buffet Dinner at the South Room; NOTE: THIS FRIDAY, BUFFET DINNER STARTS EARLY AT 6:30 PM!!
7:15 - 8:15: Lindy Hop lessons at the North Ballroom; quick review of the basics, then the 8-count moves, and then finally the basic lindy charleston;
8:15 - 8:30: Dance practice with DJ music;
8:30 - 11:30 pm: Open dancing with live music by the 20-pc big band, “Bill Wilkinson and the Long Island Sound Orchestra”; DJ music in between sets.

*This special event is dedicated to the celebration of the 60th anniversary of Brookhaven National Laboratory. The 1-hr. video of the 60th Anniversary Revue that was performed on March 21st at the Berkner Hall Auditorium will be played at the South Room. When you want to take a break from dancing at the North Room, you can go and relax at the South Room and watch the stage performance of some of your friends grin In addition, you will learn a lot of history about Brookhaven National Lab - from 1947, when it was born, up to the present!

Email Rudy ASAP for a reservation; if your name is on the reserved list, you pay only $25 at the door, otherwise it’s $35! Holders of valid 8-day passes pay only $8 in addition to 1 punch-out.

COST INCLUDE THE LESSONS AND THE USUAL FOOD AND DESSERT BUFFET. (valid 8-day pass holders get 20% discount).

Band: Long Island Sound Swing Band

Bill Wilkinson and the Long Island Sound Swing Band delivers that full, big band sound.


Bill Wilkinson
Phone: 631-874-0164

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:

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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