Friday, Aug 1, 2008 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN - American Bolero • BNL

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If you don’t feel like dancing after the picture taking, you can always go to a rock concert at the South Room: “Argent Fantasy”, a Long Island-based rock band, will perform in concert on Friday, August 1, at 7 p.m. in the Brookhaven Center; the event is sponsored by the BNL Music Club; Tickets are $10 at the BERA Store or at the door.


This Friday, Aug 1st, I will be teaching American Bolero. As usual, we will start from the beginners level and then gradually progress towards int/adv figures.

TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN on Friday, Aug 1st, 2008: Place: Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Lab;

** Cold Food Buffet dinner: 7 - 7:45 pm; warmup dancing!
“American Bolero” dance lesson, 7:45 pm to 9:15 pm;
General dancing up to 11:30 pm;

Admission: $15; Cost covers cold hero dinner buffet, cookies, refreshments, etc.


Our workshops at Brookhaven Lab are generally designed for “social dancing”. We usually start with a review of the basic moves, then progress towards more advanced patterns that might be useful in any dance social.

There is no fixed partnering as we rotate partners - not only to provide an opportunity for everyone to meet and become social friends, but also to give each and everyone a chance to learn how to apply the basic techniques of “lead and follow”. We don’t offer any individual private instruction. All of our instructors, however, conduct their own private, or group instructions elsewhere outside the Lab. Please feel free to make an arrangement with any of them if you want to get more specialized dance instructions outside Brookhaven Lab.



Our weekly TGIFs @ Brookhaven, sponsored by the BNL Social & Cultural Club of the Brookhaven Employees Recreation Association (BERA), is held weekly at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). It is open to the general public. Visitors to the Lab 16 years old and older must bring a photo ID. (Non-BNL employees please read “Directions to BNL” below).


Directions to BNL (Brookhaven National Lab):

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway (There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory). After the first light and about 2.4 kilometers (1 1/2 miles) down, turn right (just before the second light) to BNL’s gate. If asked, present your picture ID(driver’s license) to the guard. Go straight, turn left at the light; a short distance down, on your left is the Brookhaven Center.

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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:

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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