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Sunday Dance Information Email 12-06-02

  (03/21/2013 wh)                                                                          

Odds and Ends for this week's dance action in Tidewater

Hello Dancers... From our Weekly Newsletter

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Hello Dancers...

Thanks to all the dancers who came to our Tango Lesson, Night Club Two-Step
lesson and social dance last week. Thanks to Cherie for helping us learn a
new pattern in Night Club Two-Step. It was a nice pattern and easy to learn.

This coming Sunday we will be back to teaching basic Country Two-Step at
6:30 and more Night Club Two-Step at 8:00.

I have a few reminders about upcoming special dates. Visit
www.twosteptidewater.com for links

Christmas Parties (in chronological order)
12/06 - Amy's in Newport News - 8-11pm $10.00
12/07 - Dancesport of Va. in Va. Beach - Grand Opening & Christmas Party -
8-11pm $25.00
12/08 - Doug High in Newport News- Showcase and Christmas Party - $20.00
(Sold Out)
12/13 - Dancing by Knight in Va. Beach - 8:30 - 11pm $???
12/14 - Tidewater Swing Dance Club @ Dancesport - 6pm - Midnight - $7 TSDC
members, or $10.00
12/14 - A Time to Dance - Christmas Party & Exhibitions - 8-11:30pm - $8.00
??
12/17 - Roberto's Christmas Party@ Steppin' Out - 6:30 - 11pm $6.00 plus
food and drinks - What a deal and dancing to Roberto as well.

Other Dates
12/16 - Will Harper gets to go home. We will surely see him out soon after.
12/25 - Christ's Birthday celebrated.
12/28 - Tidewater USABDA kicks off it's New Years events to conclude with
the big New Years party. Visit our web site or the USABDA site at
http://www.twcusabda.org/events_link_page.html for details.THIS IS THE BIG
EVENT FOR 2002.

6-9 February 2003 Atlantic SeaShore Country Western Dance Faire in
Williamsburg.  http://www.atlanticdancefaire.com/ for details. This is a
great event for all dancers!!
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Places to dance - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!

Many of us dancers who have been around awhile know some but not all of the
places where we can get out dancing. This is a guide, helpful I hope, for
all the new dancers. Any details can be asked by coming to our Sunday dance.
This, after all, is the best place to dance!!

Dance Studios -
Closed Studios ** To my knowledge there are only two studios of this type
left in the area.
Good - Most have a planned syllabus set up for teaching. Your package
includes private & group instruction and parties. You usually get to hang
out, and dance with dancers who are trained in the same dances and methods.
These studios, especially older ones, produce many new dance instructors
through their training programs. Like any studios they are well maintained.
Bad - These studios usually discourage you from seeking out other dance
venues. New dancers will usually rate the new teachers. You only learn their
program. You can't just drop in for a party unless you are a member.
Ugly - Usually very expensive. Most encourage the purchase of programs with
many advance hours. Like any corporations, they can go out of business and
you will lose both your money and advance lessons. (The current closed
studios in the area have been in business for many years and are hopefully
more stable than most)

Open Studios ** Most dance studios in the area are this type.
Good - Most have a planned syllabus set up for teaching. Although this
varies from studio to studio, lessons are available in a greater number of
dance subjects than closed studios. You can purchase group lessons without
taking private lessons or vice versa. Parties are open to the public. Costs
can be more reasonable than a closed studio. Open studios in this area are
supportive of USABDA and other dance events. All of the local studios still
in business are owned by local reputable business owners.
Bad - Not all studios have a dance syllabus in place. Teaching can become
disorganized. Most teachers only rent floor space and are not under contract
to the studio. If the teacher leaves, your lessons go also. Conditions are
sometimes lacking. It's usually up to the owner(s) to clean, decorate and
keep things in working order as the teachers mostly only rent floor space.
Ugly - A very small percentage of teachers still try to oversell lessons in
advance.

Nightclubs ** Country-Western, Hotel, and other clubs.
Good - Some of the larger clubs (mostly C/W) have good size, quality dance
floors. Most large clubs offer introductory dance lessons. If you want your
night out to include drinking and dining, clubs are where to go. You can
pick your type of dancing. Social dancing available most nights for a small
cover charge. Try out some of the small clubs once-in-a-while. They have
smaller dance floors but they use a DJ and usually have not too many dancers
on the floor.
Bad - Sometimes the music is not for dancing although it is advertised as
such. Most clubs are too smoky even for dancers who smoke. The music is
always too loud. Far too few serious dancers. Sometimes too crowded but,
most clubs have "off nights" that are not bad.
Ugly - Without proper security women seldom feel secure and a "hit on" far
too often. If a club is not managed well you encounter too many drunks,
lounge lizards and other similar types.

Private Clubs and social organizations ** Moose, Elks, Private country
clubs, etc.
Good - These places can have a large well maintained dance floor. Members
can have input into the dance events. Dues and admission is usually very
affordable. Dining and special parties are usually very well done. You
become a part of the organization.
Bad - Some dance floors are used for other events such as bingo and are left
dirty and sticky. Club obligations may become too much of a burden. Some
club only have special dances not regular ones. During dances there are a
greater number of non-dancers on the floor.
Ugly - In fighting can leave club members out of touch. Not enough dancers
in a club can eliminate the dances and dance floors. Too many non-dancers
try to organize dances.

Government Groups ** Military Clubs, Recreation center, Senior centers,
Churches.
Good - Some clubs and centers have surprisingly good but small dance floors.
Military clubs have professional musicians. Municipal centers and Churches
have recorded music but are usually good for dancing. Military clubs are set
up like other clubs and have social dancing with maybe a short group class.
Municipal centers are set up for some type of economical lessons and
occasional social dances. Some Churches have occasional or regular lessons
open to the public. All of the above are very economical.
Bad - Teachers are sometimes not well trained and only able to teach basics.
As in private clubs, the floors are sometimes maintained by non-dancers.
Military Clubs are hard to get into without a good contact.
Ugly - There is so much variety in these venues I can't pinpoint any problem
areas although each has some. Both the social dancing and lessons are so
economical it's best to check each out and don't return if it is not up to
you liking.

Dance Groups ** USABDA, Swing Clubs, Lindy Clubs, Shag Clubs, Salsa Clubs,
Round Dancing, Square Dancing, Folk and Contra Dancing, etc.
Good - They are set up by dancers and for dancers. They usually meet
somewhere with a proven good dance floor and good music. If you join you get
to meet and dance with the same group all the time. The dances and dues are
very affordable. Most members are willing to help new dancers.
Bad - It's up to the members (you) to keep the club going and you may need
to invest time other than dancing time. Sometimes in-fighting can pull the
club away from it's purpose. Most of these clubs are devoted to one or a few
types of dancing. You will need to belong to several if you like variety.
Ugly - Not much can go wrong when you join one of these clubs. Dues are low
or non-existent. If the club doesn't suit you, you don't need to continue.

Judy and I take lessons at dance studios, go out to night clubs, hotels and
military clubs to dance. We belong to a fraternal organization with a weekly
dance and belong to a swing club. We are also members of USABDA. We have
found that there are many places for dancers in this area. Some are great,
some are tolerable. We like our Sunday dance the best.
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See you out dancing...Somewhere for sure

Walter & Judy Schultz
Home - 483-9410  Cell - 718-3632 - Studio - 490-8999
www.twosteptidewater.com

Country-Western, Swing, Latin and Ballroom

Dance every Sunday night unless notified 7pm to 10pm
Held at "A Time to Dance"
Executive Cove Center -  5600 Va. Bch Blvd - Va. Bch
1/2 Block East of Newtown Rd.
Look for Executive Cove Center sign

$5.00 per person
Basic Lesson, Three Hours of Smoke Free Dancing
Drink and munchies provided


 

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Roberto's Week: http://www.geocities.com/robertoinc/

Tidewater USABDA: http://www.twcusabda.org/

Peninsula USABDA: http://www.twosteptidewater.com/usabda-pen.htm

Atlantic Sea Shore Dance Faire: http://www.atlanticdancefaire.com/

A Time to Dance: www.atimetodanceonline.com

Amy's: http://www.geocities.com/amysdance

Country Bootleggers: http://www.countrybootleggers.com/

DanceSport VA: www.dancesportva.com

Doug High Dance Studio: http://www.dhdancestudio.com/interest.htm

Dancing by Knight: http://www.dancingbyknight.com/
Mid-Atlantic Dance Jam: http://www.atlanticdancejam.com/
Easterns Website: http://www.DanceEasterns.com

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If you know of a studio or group that hosts showcases, workshops and other special events please keep me informed by e-mail and I will try to post the events on this newsletter. Due to lack of time I cannot list all the regular group classes and studio parties on the newsletter. However, we will link to them on our web site www.TwoStepTidewater.com

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Remember, support the good dance venues! Clean, well run clubs, Studios, Competitions, USABDA and any other decent dance place need support to continue. Check our web site and our long range planning information today. We offer a listing of places for couples to dance. If you know of others,  Mail it to us:      ( Walter & Judy Schultz or Will Harper)  

******************************************************************

Walter & Judy Schultz

Home - 483-9410  Studio - 490-8999

www.twosteptidewater.com

Walter & Judy Schultz

Country-Western, Swing, Latin and Ballroom

Dance every Sunday night unless notified 6:30pm to 10pm

Held at "A Time to Dance" (Note:  We are NOT "A Time To Dance, we only rent space for our parties from them  Check our links for them)

Executive Cove Center - 5600 Va. Bch Blvd - Va. Bch

1/2 Block East of Newtown Rd.

Look for Executive Cove Center sign

$5.00 per person

Basic Lesson, Three Hours of Smoke Free Dancing

Drink and munchies provided

**********************************************************************

Any other ideas???   Mail it to us:     ( Walter & Judy Schultz or Will Harper

Go To: [Two Step Tidewater Home] [This Week At Two Step Tidewater Virginia] [Future Dance Events] [Dance Tips Menu[C&W Dance FAQs] [Dance & C&W Clip Art] [Dancers Supplies and other dancing stuff]  [Links and other places to dance] [Dancing friends personal home pages] [Country Bootlegger studio] [Tidewater Swing Dance Club (TSDC)] [USABDA-Peninsula dancing club] [Two Left Feet Professional Dancers] [Sam & Denise Miller, Professional Dancers] [Roberto's week] [Singles at Two Step Tidewater] [Dancing, Fitness and Health] [Dance lessons and other activities promoted by local community recreation centers, "Y," and etc] [Line Dance On Line Newsletter] [Interstate Directions to Two Step Tidewater] [Report Web Site Problems]  

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OUR POLICY: Webmasters; You are granted permission to copy any content from our web site, provided that you provide a link to http://www.twosteptidewater.com (Contact us by email if you would like a reciprocal link). We are always looking for ways to make Two Step Tidewater Virginia THE PLACE for dance information in the Tidewater area (Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, Hampton Roads, Yorktown, Gloucester, and Williamsburg) - and for other dance events or dance locations which are of interest to Tidewater area dancers.  We prefer to exchange links with other dance-information sites.  To add a dance link, or exchange links with your web pages, email Will Harper or Walter Schultz.  Worthy dance events, may post to our web site by emailing a cut-and-paste ready announcement.  Your announcement can be just a text announcement or even a full web page.  We will host an ongoing web page, at no cost, for Tidewater Area dance-related activities, without their own web page.  Be sure to include date, time, cost, contact and location information for your event.  In exchange, we ask that anyone posting to our site, include a reference to http://www.twosteptidewater.com on your site and/or in your intra-group's mailing list emails.  (Not just C&W. We'll  include Ballroom, Swing, WCS, Disco, Folk, or just churches or other clubs with dances.)  We will attempt to post/remove events within a couple of days - but we cannot accept responsibility for missing an event or any other reason.  We will attempt to verify ALL links, to prevent any offensive or off-topic links, but, again, cannot be responsible for other's.

Webmaster:  Will Harper

 

(The Best Country & Western  (Texas Two Step, Country Two-Step), West Coast Swing (WCS), Night Club, and  Swing Dancing for All of South East Virginia (VA) or North East North Carolina beaches areas  (Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, Hampton Roads, Yorktown, Gloucester, Williamsburg, Hickory, and the beaches and outer banks of North Carolina (NC)

Roberto's Week: http://www.geocities.com/robertoinc/

Tidewater USABDA: http://www.twcusabda.org/

Peninsula USABDA: http://www.twosteptidewater.com/usabda-pen.htm

Atlantic Sea Shore Dance Faire: http://www.atlanticdancefaire.com/

A Time to Dance: www.atimetodanceonline.com

Amy's: http://www.geocities.com/amysdance

Country Bootleggers: http://www.countrybootleggers.com/

DanceSport VA: www.dancesportva.com

Doug High Dance Studio: http://www.dhdancestudio.com/interest.htm

Dancing by Knight: http://www.dancingbyknight.com/
Mid-Atlantic Dance Jam: http://www.atlanticdancejam.com/
Easterns Website: http://www.DanceEasterns.com

******************************************

If you know of a studio or group that hosts showcases, workshops and other special events please keep me informed by e-mail and I will try to post the events on this newsletter. Due to lack of time I cannot list all the regular group classes and studio parties on the newsletter. However, we will link to them on our web site www.TwoStepTidewater.com

****************************************

Remember, support the good dance venues! Clean, well run clubs, Studios, Competitions, USABDA and any other decent dance place need support to continue. Check our web site and our long range planning information today. We offer a listing of places for couples to dance. If you know of others,  Mail it to us:      ( Walter & Judy Schultz or Will Harper)  

******************************************************************

Walter & Judy Schultz

Home - 483-9410  Studio - 490-8999

www.twosteptidewater.com

Walter & Judy Schultz

Country-Western, Swing, Latin and Ballroom

Dance every Sunday night unless notified 6:30pm to 10pm

Held at "A Time to Dance" (Note:  We are NOT "A Time To Dance, we only rent space for our parties from them  Check our links for them)

Executive Cove Center - 5600 Va. Bch Blvd - Va. Bch

1/2 Block East of Newtown Rd.

Look for Executive Cove Center sign

$5.00 per person

Basic Lesson, Three Hours of Smoke Free Dancing

Drink and munchies provided

**********************************************************************

Any other ideas???   Mail it to us:     ( Walter & Judy Schultz or Will Harper

Go To: [Two Step Tidewater Home] [This Week At Two Step Tidewater Virginia] [Future Dance Events] [Dance Tips Menu[C&W Dance FAQs] [Dance & C&W Clip Art] [Dancers Supplies and other dancing stuff]  [Links and other places to dance] [Dancing friends personal home pages] [Country Bootlegger studio] [Tidewater Swing Dance Club (TSDC)] [USABDA-Peninsula dancing club] [Two Left Feet Professional Dancers] [Sam & Denise Miller, Professional Dancers] [Roberto's week] [Singles at Two Step Tidewater] [Dancing, Fitness and Health] [Dance lessons and other activities promoted by local community recreation centers, "Y," and etc] [Line Dance On Line Newsletter] [Interstate Directions to Two Step Tidewater] [Report Web Site Problems]  

Hit Counter   13040

OUR POLICY: Webmasters; You are granted permission to copy any content from our web site, provided that you provide a link to http://www.twosteptidewater.com (Contact us by email if you would like a reciprocal link). We are always looking for ways to make Two Step Tidewater Virginia THE PLACE for dance information in the Tidewater area (Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, Hampton Roads, Yorktown, Gloucester, and Williamsburg) - and for other dance events or dance locations which are of interest to Tidewater area dancers.  We prefer to exchange links with other dance-information sites.  To add a dance link, or exchange links with your web pages, email Will Harper or Walter Schultz.  Worthy dance events, may post to our web site by emailing a cut-and-paste ready announcement.  Your announcement can be just a text announcement or even a full web page.  We will host an ongoing web page, at no cost, for Tidewater Area dance-related activities, without their own web page.  Be sure to include date, time, cost, contact and location information for your event.  In exchange, we ask that anyone posting to our site, include a reference to http://www.twosteptidewater.com on your site and/or in your intra-group's mailing list emails.  (Not just C&W. We'll  include Ballroom, Swing, WCS, Disco, Folk, or just churches or other clubs with dances.)  We will attempt to post/remove events within a couple of days - but we cannot accept responsibility for missing an event or any other reason.  We will attempt to verify ALL links, to prevent any offensive or off-topic links, but, again, cannot be responsible for other's.

Webmaster:  Will Harper

 

(The Best Country & Western  (Texas Two Step, Country Two-Step), West Coast Swing (WCS), Night Club, and  Swing Dancing for All of South East Virginia (VA) or North East North Carolina beaches areas  (Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, Hampton Roads, Yorktown, Gloucester, Williamsburg, Hickory, and the beaches and outer banks of North Carolina (NC)