Friday, Apr 18, 2008 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN - Bachata • BNL

Posted by Tom on 04/13/2008 • Permalink

The regular TGIF @ Brookhaven this coming Friday, April 18th is ON. Rudy will be teaching the Bachata. Come out and have fun with this very interesting dance that originated from the Dominican Republic.

And this Friday, you may start dancing at 7 pm, at the same time that we open the dinner buffet. You can have your dinner, of course, anytime in between 7 pm and 11 pm grin

Yes, this Friday we will have a full “Latin hour” - 7 to 8 pm; dance music will be only Bachata, Merengue, and Salsa! Latin lovers - come out early! Bachata lessons will be from 8 to 9 pm, and then general dancing with our usual format.

**The following Friday (Apr. 25th): The first hour will be all “Hustle”, prior to the hustle lessons to be taught by Donna DeSimone.

Schedule :
TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN on Friday, April 18th, 2008:
Place: Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Lab

Time & schedule:
7:00 pm, Start of buffet dinner, dessert, soda, coffee, etc;
7:00 - 8:00 pm, “Latin Hour” - salsa, merengue, & bachata!
8:00 - 9:00 pm, Lesson - “Bachata” dance lesson by rudy;
9:00 - 11:30 pm: Open social dancing - ballroom, latin, swing, hustle, etc.

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.
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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