Friday, Nov 9, 2007 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN - Tango / Rumba Line Dance • BNL

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This coming Friday, Nov. 9th, BNL is having a “break” from their normal “partner” dancing lessons routine. Line dance lessons in “Argentine Tango”, and “Rumba” will be given by the well-known and popular line dance instructor & choreographer, SHERRY PALENCIA!

For the past 20 years, Sherry Palencia has become a well-known personality in the world of Line Dancing.  Her talent as an Entertainer and her fame as a Dance Instructor have taken her from the Lincoln Center in New York to numerous engagements across the country.  When dancing with her husband Ricky, they comprise a graceful and talented duo. Their masterful interpretation of the dance is entertaining and extremely enjoyable to watch.

Sherry’s personable method of instruction allows the participant to learn in a relaxed atmosphere, brought about by her enthusiasm and sense of humor.

In Sherry’s programs, you never make a mistake, but are being “creative”.  A mis-step may evoke the comment, “The other left foot”. This congenial teaching method puts everyone at ease and appeals to beginners who feel they are attaining “Instant Success”.

First time dancers forget their inexperience and simply enjoy dancing with her.  Students become her friends and tend to follow her from area to area.

It is never necessary to have a partner, since a combination of “Line” dances and “Mixers” ensures that everyone has a chance to participate. When Sherry says, “Let’s dance!” everybody dances!

In addition to Line dancing, Sherry and her talented husband Rick, are favorites on the floor with their interpretation of Two Step, Tango or West Coast Swing.

By the way, Sherry is currently the Prime Mover of the Argentine Tango Lovers of Long Island. They hold regular weekly lessons on Tuesdays at Mirelle’s in Westbury, and a social Milonga every last Sunday of the month.

TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN on Friday, Nov. 9th, 2007:
Place: Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island, New York;

Time & schedule:
7:00 - 8:00 pm, cold food buffet dinner, etc.;
8:00 - 9:30 pm, Lesson - 1 1/2 hr. “Line Dancing” by Sherry Palencia;
9:30 - 11:30 pm: Open dancing with digital-DJ (general dance mix by Rudy);

General Admission:
$15 per person! Covers everything!! Includes dance lessons, cold food buffet, and social dancing, etc.

Students/Postdoctorates, and members of BNL’s Association of Students and Postdocs(ASAP), only $8; just present your ID at the door.

After 9:30 pm, it’s $8 for everyone who comes only for dancing!

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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