Wednesday, October 17, 2012

DIA - Sunday Music Bar - Los Gatos - October 21, 2012

The Detroit Institute of Arts presents a  series of concerts, free with museum admission, every Sunday at 1:00 and 3:00 pm.
The Sunday Music Bar  features acoustic music spanning many cultures and genres.
Enjoy a coffee, wine or mixed drink, and experience exciting performances by a wide range of premier artists in the DIA's magnificent Kresge Court.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

1 & 3 PM

( Salsa, Sol, Son, Timba, Cha Cha ... - Dance ? - )

Los Gatos

  • Los Gatos
The late, great Latin jazz vibraphonist Cal Tjader influenced the music of this quintet that is renowned for its Cuban and Afro-Cuban rhythms. 
The band features Pete Siers (percussion), Cary Kocher (vibes), Kurt Krahnke (bass), Brian Di Blassio (piano), and Al Di Blassio (percussion).

Sunday, October 7, 2012

- YA Salsa Social - October 28 2012 - scary -

The next YA Salsa Social is October 28th!

The YA Salsa Social is Detroit’s biggest salsa dance party. Hosted once per month by YA Salsa, attendees have the chance to learn salsa from some of the best instructors in Metro Detroit.
$10 at the door gets you:
    • Beginner & Intermediate and On2 Salsa Lesson starting at 5:30 p.m.!
    • Endless Beverages & Snacks!
    • A huge wooden dance floor!
    • The hottest salsa tracks spun by our volunteer guest DJs!
    • Two floors of dancing – Salsa and Cha Cha Cha upstairs, Latin Mix downstairs by DJ Caliente!
    • Cash Bar!
    • Costume Contest with lots of prizes


Sunday, October 28th, from 5:30 – 10 p.m.


  • All Ages welcome
  • Kids under 16, free!
  • Free admission for one person who brings two new guests!


The American Legion Post 346
31775 Grand River Ave
Farmington, MI


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

- Swing Ann Arbor !!! -


This Week's Wednesday Dance Info

Date: October 3rd 2012
  7-8 - Beginner Lindy Hop Series - Class 4 of 4* - with Jeff & Sara
  8-9 - FREE Crash Course In 6-Count Swing - with Jeff & Sara
  9-11 - Solomon Douglas Quartet Feat. Alison Dreyfuss
      Special Performances by Erin Morris & Her Ragdolls
  11-12:30 - Late Night at Silvio's Pizza - with DJ Jeff (FREE)

Location: Michigan Union Ballroom, then Silvio's
*Beginner series in Mason Hall 3356

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News and Announcements

  • THIS Wednesday, October 3rd.
    Solomon Douglas Quartet, Feat. Alison Dreyfuss, LIVE
    Solomon Douglas is a jazz pianist and bandleader, whose various bands have played at more than fifty exchanges, camps, workshops, and other events in North America, Asia, and Australia in the past ten years. His experience as a swing dancer and dance instructor gives him an understanding unique among musicians of the music that swing dancers and blues dancers like to dance to!

    His influences as a pianist include Erroll Garner, Oscar Peterson, Gene Harris, Count Basie, and Thelonious Monk. His small groups (such as the Solomon Douglas Trio) play a mixture of musical styles including blues, old-school swing, and groovy mainstream swinging jazz with tinges of bop and soul-jazz.

    Alison Dreyfuss is a young vocalist from New Hampshire who has been making a big splash in the swing dance world over the past year. She has recently performed for swing dance and blues dance events in and New York, Boston, DC, Seattle, and Portland (Oregon). Her unique voice and her delightful sense of phrasing will remind some listeners of Billie Holiday and Blossom Dearie, without sounding like an imitation of anyone.

    For more info, check out the facebook event page here.
  • October 2012 SAA classes.
    Series Start Next Week

    Monday Night Series (October 8, 15, 22, 29)
    Wednesday Night Series (October 10, 17, 24, 31)
    To register in advance, contact Sara at
    See the classes page for more info.
  • SAA 2012/2013 Memberships Now Available.

    For just $20 ($15 for students) you can purchase a membership good through August 2013. By being a member, you save $1 on each dance, $5 on each series, $2 on t-shirts, and so much more!

    - If You Missed this one - Ford Ballroom Dance Club Next Dance & Showcase - make sure you catch the next one -

    Ford Ballroom Dance Club
    Next Dance & Showcase
    Sat., Sept. 22, 2012
    Knights of Columbus Hall
    7080 Garling Drive
                                             Dearborn, Heights, Michigan 48127
    (The hall is on south of Warren Rd., between  Outer Drive and Evergreen.)
    Dance Lesson from 8pm to 9pm (Waltz)
    Professional Showcase by Tino and Bernadett at 9:30pm
    Open Dancing from 9pm til Midnight
    Ford Ballroom Dances are open to the public where everyone is welcome. Singles and couples are invited to join us at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Dearborn Heights, where we will enjoy some lite refreshments, a 4400 sq ft wooden dance floor, and wonderful selection of ballroom dance music by Tom Walthall, the best ballroom dance party DJ.  And we have over 150 dancer regulars. Come join Detroit's largest and the most fun dance party.
    Tino and Bernadett Maggio are the top married competitive couple in Michigan.  At the World Championships, they placed in the top 10 in Waltz and 17th overall in the American Style 9-Dance division.  In July of 2011, they performed in front of 40,551 spectators at Comerica Park.  Between them, they have received over 100 Top Teacher awards and have captured over 50 Championships.  Among the many champion coaches they worked with are “Dancing with the Stars” greats; Karina Smirnoff, Maksim Chmerkovski, and Tony Dovolani.  Tino & Bernadett will be opening their own studio very soon and would like to invite you all to their Grand Opening Ball.  Please watch your email for more information on their upcoming Studio.

    Fees: Dance Admission (include dance lesson)  $12.00. 
    We will have Dance shoes and brushes for sale. Pls. contact Jenny at (313) 920 7374 if you need her to bring specific sizes and colors.
    Ford Ballroom Dance Club is an Official Member of FERA.  For more information please call Jenny at 313-805-8044 or email
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