ATLANTA DANCE WEEK
15 September 2020 Edition

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THIS WEEKEND

MARIETTA:

Dancers,  Atlanta Country Nights returns to Ballroom Impact in Sandy Springs,  this Saturday night, Sept 19th. Starts at 7pm.  Julie Griggs returns to ACN with a line dance lesson, teaching Four Corners (aka Reggae Cowboy). Lessons will start at 7:15 or when there is enough dancers in the room, about 12. And lessons are FREE with admission.  Located at 8601 Dunwoody Place, Sandy Springs

We'll be playing all your favorite hits from the 90s right up to the latest from today's country artist. Plenty of two stepping, east & west coast swing, chacha, night club two step, walt and line dancing. Reminder, 21+,, BYOB (bring what you like to drink from beer & wine to soda and water and snacks).  We'll provide ice water. Coolers are ok, just no coolers with wheels. 
Ballroom Impact is located just off 400 by taking the Northridge exit and then going west. Then turn north onto Dunwoody Place. Go about a mile, look for the dance tonight sign or the QuickTrip. Turn into office park across the street from the QT. Go directly the the rear of the office park. Tickets are $10 in advance at the link below ore $12 at the door (cash only please).  You can reserve a table for you and friends for 2 to 5 people.  You can get your table or single tickets by going to Georgia-Country.com : Georgia's Home for Country Music 

ACN dance lessons coming up:
Rachel Champion will be at ACN on Sept 26th - teaching the west coast swing
Debra Cleckler will be at ACN on Oct 3rd at Atlanta Dance, teaching the two step. 

Dancers, Atlanta Country Nights is a dance fashioned after the dances at Cowboys, Electric Cowboy, Wild Bills and others. Playing hits mostly from the 90s but with songs thru the 2000s too. Also, we'll throw in a classic country song too. We also, aim to play any request during the night, as long we have the song. As well as the two stepping, swing dances, cha-cha, waltz, night club and line dancing, we at times will do dances such as Cotton Eye Joe, Cowboy and Rebel Stop and other progressive patter dances around the floor. We feel this gives everyone a little bit of everything in songs and dance styles. We hope you'll come join us. 

Coming up:
Sept 19th at Ballroom Impact
Sept 26th at Atlanta Dance
Oct 3rd at Atlanta Dance  

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CANTON:
Hi Everyone,                                           
                                          
This is Leslie – Yes!!!  It's really me :   I know, I cannot believe it myself :

I'm keeping this email short especially since I have not been in touch with the majority of you in the last six months.  Life is crazy but then again, I do not need to tell any of you that.

I truly hope that each and every one of you have been doing alright and staying safe during ALL of this Craziness!!!

Line Dance Saturday's are back at the Moose in Canton!!!! Saturday, *September 19th* - Please mark your calendars now!!! *Saturday, September 19th, 2020*
6:30 PM in the Bingo Room.  **This is our 1st class back since the Pandemic hit in March 2020! Tables and chairs will be sanitized and set up for Social Distancing.  The Moose has Hand Sanitizer, Disinfecting Wipes & Spray for your use.  *We WILL Social Distance 6 feet on the Dance Floor* Please DO NOT attend if you are feeling ill!!! MASKS are Optional but not Mandatory.
We are ALL Adults (Well, maybe not ALL of us-Lol) Please be respectful towards others to keep everyone Safe!!! Looking forward to seeing & dancing (6 feet apart please) with everyone again.                         
Instructor - *Dancin' Tweety*Leslie Thompson - Questions/Info, please contact Ann @ 770-598-0822 - $5 collected at the door – Bottled Water available for $1 *ALL Proceeds* will be donated to the Moose Heart/Children - Canton Moose Family Center - 278 Moose Loop Rd - Canton, GA  30114.

Would LOVE to see you if you feel up to venturing out : )

Hugs,
Leslie
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VILLA ROMA RESORT– Callicoon NY:

To all those who have or had planned to attend our October dance weekend..
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With much time spent going over details, and so so much thought, we have decided it is for everyone's best interest that we cancel our October dance weekend for 2020.
Please keep in mind this was NOT an easy decision to make. We miss everyone so much and want nothing more than to dance together again. But if we were to hold our dance weekend, it wouldn't feel like a Mishnock and Friends dance weekend.

For those that had already put a deposit down for October, you have options! You can either use that deposit for our March or October 2021 dates, or you may ask for your deposit back.
You may contact us with any questions you may have and we will answer them as best as we can. Please respect that this was a very hard decision, that we feel is better for everyone.
Don't fret, we are #MishnockStrong and we will overcome this. 

Kelly & Dan Albro

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SNELLVILLE
Eastside Station,   2166 Highpoint Rd, Snellville, GA 30078

Eastside station has reopened.   Come on out on Wednesday nights, but use common sense relating to "physical distancing" wearing a mask etc…

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ALPHARETTA GA:
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday Dance Schedule for Club 201 Presents    
Must be 21 or Over for Admittance

Friday and Saturday Nights!  Dance Lessons Included with Paid Admission Absolutely No Containers or Liquids Allowed in Facility

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Admission Prices

$12.00 for Band Nights  (Cash or Credit Cards)

$12.00 for DJ Nights (Cash or Credit Cards)

$10 for Wednesday Nights (Cash ONLY)

$12.00 for Sunday Nights  (Cash Only)

Note:  You do not have to sign Credit Card slip

Guidelines for Safety

We will follow the Governor's guidelines Much of which are the same as the CDC guidelines We have posted signage as to the guidelines We want each Guest to be comfortable with how All of us work with the restrictions Based on current guidelines: Club 201 can accommodate 115 Patrons   Which is 35% of our fire code capacity (330)  As Guests leave Club 201 we will allow additional admission

If you are sick STAY HOME!

If you are coughing, sneezing, runny nose, or appear to be ill,  Unfortunately  we will not be able to grant you admission Our employees and volunteers will be required to wear masks  In addition to having their temperature taken (touch-less) upon arrival for work  Club 201 will provide hand sanitizer as available. We recommend you bring your own hand sanitizer as well We will continue to take cash Guests WILL NOT be allowed to re-arrange tables.  Tables are placed to conform to State restrictions  It is still acceptable to decorate tables, please do not forget  To remove all decorations from tables and remove trash upon leaving  Each table is setup to allow four Guests We can accommodate up to a party of six.

Please let management know if you will have six at your table This can be done when you arrive You are permitted to have your own food/snacks at your table If you need additional tables for these items please Notify management and we will assist you Per State Licensing and liquor laws: No outside beverages will be permitted While dancing, remember to do your best to Practice Social Distancing
Our great DJs and bands will allow Guests to freestyle, line dance and couple dance Please remember to use good hand hygiene while dancing Guests must take responsibility for their own safety and protection As they see fit Guests will not be required to wear a mask, however, you may Wear a mask for your own protection Club 201 suggests you bring your own tablecloth or plastic cover We do clean and sanitize every table And every chair after every event for your safety  Guests assume their own risk with Admission or entrance to the American Legion Post 201 events

It is still acceptable to decorate tables, please do not forget to remove all decorations from tables and remove trash upon leaving

Each table is setup to allow four Guests

We can accommodate up to a party of six

Please let management know if you will have six at your table.  This can be done when you arrive

You are permitted to have your own food/snacks at your table  If you need additional tables for these items please.  Notify management and we will assist you

Per State Licensing and liquor laws: No outside beverages will be permitted

While dancing, remember to do your best to Practice Social Distancing

Our great DJs and bands will allow

Guests to freestyle, line dance and couple dance

Please remember to use good hand hygiene while dancing

Guests must take responsibility for their own safety and protection

As they see fit

Guests will not be required to wear a mask, however, you may

Wear a mask for your own protection

Club 201 suggests you bring your own tablecloth or plastic cover

We do clean and sanitize every table

And every chair after every event for your safety
     
Guests assume their own risk with Admission or entrance to the American Legion Post 201 events     
                               
Upcoming Events for:.
Wednesday, September 16th - Line Dancing with instructor Nancy Anthony.
                                                7:00 - 8:00 PM - Line Dance Class with instructor Nancy Anthony
                                                8:00 - 9:30 PM - Open Line Dancing

Friday Morning September 18    Dance for Love Line Dance   Jean Maggio Instructor   Line Dance Classes 10-12 pm
$5.00 per Hour
Come and Go as the Level Changes or
Stay for entire 2 Hours for $10.00
Beginner thru Intermediate

Friday, September 18th - "Swing Invasion" with DJ Chris Powderly playing great West Coast Swing dance music from 8:30 PM to Midnight.
                                         7:30 - 8:30 PM - Beginning and Intermediate "West Coast Swing" lessons with instructors Mark and Elizabeth Williams.

Saturday, September 19th - "Ballroom Mix" with DJ Ron Glickman playing fantastic ballroom dance music from 8:00 - 11:30 PM.
                                             7:00 - 8:00 PM - Beginning and Intermediate "Cha Cha" lessons with instructors Mark and Elizabeth Williams.              

Sunday, September 20th  - West Coast Swing Sundays at Club 201.
                                           DJ Cole Rothrock will be playing great West Coast Swing music from 7:30 to 10:00 PM.
                                           Guest instructor for the "Competitive Edge" class is Kurt Senser.

Join Us on Facebook  www.facebook.com/groups/danceclub201

Music Begins at 8:30 pm Friday and 8:00 pm Saturday

Check Out Our Website  www.club201dance.com

Mark and Elizabeth Williams
Dance Directors
More Information Call 404-579-9676

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ALPHARETTA – CUMMING :

Alpharetta Adult Activity Center
"" these classes will be held outdoors on covered patio"""
13450 Cogburn Rd, Alpharetta
All participants must be over the age of 50
Classes are Free
Classes run weekly and there is NO pre-registration
Classes start on September 17

Thursdays
10:00-11:00 Adaptive Line Dance
This class is intended for adults with neuromuscular or balance challenges or someone wanting a slower class.

11:15-12:15 Beginner Line Dance
This is a mixed beginners class intended for dancers with no to little experience with line dance. We'll learn some classics and some newer dances. 

Instructor: Wendy Haggerty
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Forsyth County Parks & Rec
Fowler Park
4110 Carolene Way, Cumming

These line dance classes run on sessions and pre-registration is required through Forsyth County Parks & Rec.  See note and link below.

Mondays
10/5 - 11/9  
Beginners  10:00-11:00
Six week session $75.00*

Mondays
10/5-11/9
Low Intermediate  11:00-12:00
Six week session $75.00*

Wednesdays
10/7-11/4
Beginners  10:00-11:00
Five week session $62.50*

Wednesdays
10/7-11/4
Low Intermediate 11:00-12:00
Five week session $62.50*

*Note that even though anyone can attend these classes, there is a fee difference for Forsyth County residents and non-residents.  Click on the link to learn more.

https://secure.rec1.com/GA/forsyth-county-ga/catalog/index?filter=c2VhcmNoPUxpbmUrRGFuY2UmbG9jYXRpb24lNUIxNjY0NCU1RD0xJnJlbnRhbCU1QmZyb20lNUQ9JnJlbnRhbCU1QnRvJTVEPQ==

Instructor: Wendy Haggerty

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VILLA RICA:
We are back! (but limited in our numbers for social distancing).  Must RSVP for class!  (NO Walk ins!)  First come, first served.  We will be following guidelines to keep us all safe.

Masks must be worn into the building to get your temp taken, use hand sanitizer and answer "exposure to Covid" questions.  After that you can remove your mask if desired for dancing.

Thanks for your understanding and patience in helping us keep everyone feeling safe for dancing again! 

September – Line Dance and Two Step

Monday night Line Dance:  Beginner at 6-7pm, $20 per person.  Experienced at 7-8:30pm.  $25 per person.
Tuesday night Couples:  Beginner at 7-8pm, $20 per person.  Experienced at 8-9pm. $20 per person.

October couples will be West Coast Swing.

Debra Cleckler – Accredited Dance Teacher, Choreographer, Dance Team Leader.
Villa Rica Dance Classes:  Mondays – Line Dance, Tuesdays – Couples, Private hours available.
Local Motion Dance Team: Wednesdays.
NTA: Dance Committee, Zone AC Director, Director of Promotions and Advertising.
NTA- International personal trainer & coach program for dancers, incorporating many styles of dance.

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ATLANTA  (Buckhead)

"Fried-Days" are Latin Night @ Sanctuary!!   Classes begin at 9:15pm Salsa & Bachata class, and then party till 3am   Cover is $10

Requirements are:
- Temperature check / Face Mask Encouraged
- EnvironKlenz UVC Air purifier  (proven to kill bacteria & Virus)
- Air Ionizers (proven to kill Bacteria & Virus)
- Automatic hand Sanitizer dispensers
- Automatic soap dispensers

Sanctuary Night Club Atlanta
3209 Paces Ferry Place NW
Atlanta Ga 30305

www.SalsaATL.com

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UPCOMING Events:
Dancers, Atlanta Country Nights is a dance fashioned after the dances at Cowboys, Electric Cowboy, Wild Bills and others. Playing hits mostly from the 90s but with songs thru the 2000s too. Also, we'll throw in a classic country song too. We also, aim to play any request during the night, as long we have the song. As well as the two stepping, swing dances, cha-cha, waltz, night club and line dancing, we at times will do dances such as Cotton Eye Joe, Cowboy and Rebel Stomp and other progressive patter dances around the floor. We feel this gives everyone a little bit of everything in songs and dance styles. We hope you'll come join us. 

Coming up:
Sept 19th at Ballroom Impact
Sept 26th at Atlanta Dance
Oct 5th at Atlanta Dance  

At this time, we're not sure yet when we will start out Wednesday night dance again at MadLife Stage & Studio in Woodstock. The main room is slightly small for attendance (but big enough for a good dance),, but if limitations on attendance still apply in Sept, the dance will have to start again in a later month. 

Be sure to join us on Facebook to keep up with the schedule and news at Atlanta Country Nights

Also, Join today the Georgia Country Dancers Group page on Facebook. Latest in country dances in Georgia, video tips, lessons and more. 

ATTN: Dance instructors: Bring you information about your LESSONS to any of the ACN dances, we'll have a table for you to put out your lessons info.  This is to help you promote your LESSONS! 

At this time, we're not sure yet when we will start out Wednesday night dance again at MadLife Stage & Studio in Woodstock. The main room is slightly small for attendance (but big enough for a good dance),, but if limitations on attendance still apply in Sept, the dance will have to start again in a later month. 

Be sure to join us on Facebook to keep up with the schedule and news at Atlanta Country Nights

Also, Join today the Georgia Country Dancers Group page on Facebook. Latest in country dances in Georgia, video tips, lessons and more. 

ATTN: Dance instructors: Bring you information about your LESSONS to any of the ACN dances, we'll have a table for you to put out your lessons info.  This is to help you promote your LESSONS! 

Georgia-Country.com Artist shows this coming week. Listing in RED have an area for dancing or dance floor.  

  • Hunter Flanagan - Parrish on Cherry Street - Macon - Sept 15th & 17th
  • Zach Haines - Southern Brewing Co - Monroe - Sept 16th (6pm)
  • Ben Bostick - 5 O'Clock Sports Bar - Covington - Sept 18th (6pm)
  • Owl Creek Band - Moonshiners - Braselton - Sept 18th
  • Kori Spires - Saltwater Fishery - Dublin - Sept 18th
  • Josh Courson - 5 O'Clock Sports Bar - Covington - Sept 18th (9:30 pm)
  • Dallas McGee - Benefit - Music Guru - Hiram - Sept 19th
  • Zach Haines - I Love NY Pizza - Dawsonville - Sept 19th
  • Whiskey County - Subourbon - Kennesaw - Sept 19th
  • Ben Bostick - Shezmu Cellers - Marietta - Sept 19th
  • Josh Courson - Mellow Mushroom - Macon - Sept 19th
  • Southern Haze Band - Tom's Place - Cartersville - Sept 19th
  • Dallas McGee - MadLife Stage & Studio - Woodstock - Sept 20th (11-2:30pm)

Georgia-Country.com : Georgia's Home for Country Music 
Be sure to join us on Facebook to keep up with the schedule and news at Atlanta Country Nights

Also, Join today the Georgia Country Dancers Group page on Facebook. Latest in country dances in Georgia, video tips, lessons and more. 

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DETROIT MI:

It is with great sadness, heavy hearts and with the current state of CoVid-19 in not only Michigan but the rest of the world the team has decided to cancel this year's Motor City Dance Classic.

We have been working very closely with the hotel and with the mandates currently in place in the State of Michigan, we would not be allowed to hold an event of our size according to current regulations
We feel that the safety of our dance family far out-weighs any other potential options. so with this said we have been working with the staff, hotel, vendors and suppliers to work on an even better experience for next year.

Our dates for next year will be October 28th-31st 2021 and we are planning to bring back the entire awesome line up from this year.

At this time the hotel has cancelled all rooms and they will be reaching out in an email pertaining to that shortly. When the room block reopens for next year, we will post it.
For those that have registered for the 2020 event Jason will be reaching out to each and everyone of you as far as your registrations and available options.
Again, this is breaking our hearts, but we know that this is what is best for everyone's health and safety.
Please know that we miss all of you and we are so looking forward to seeing you in 2021.
Please don't hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns. But know that Jason will be contacting you as far as registrations are concerned.
Much Love
Derek & Tiffany Steele
Jason & Eryn Miller

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ATHENS & GAINESVILLE:

I'm happy to be back teaching once again.  We are being safe and keeping group classes small.  Thanks to Heather Wayne Performing Arts Gainesville (Web link) for helping us get back on the floor and allowing my students to dance on a great hardwood floor.

Gainesville
New Location
Heather Wayne Performing Arts
971 Green Street
Gainesville, Ga 30501
(Studio is in the basement of Green Grocery - plenty of parking)

I'm teaching private lessons and you get to pick the dance and work at your own pace. Singles or couples, same price.

Email ME for information and to book your private lessons.

Wednesday Group Class
Corrected Dates
September 23rd / 30th
7:00 PM
Small group West Coast Swing Class (limit 10 people)
This a weekly class with work on important technique and new moves each week.

Cost is $25 per couple per week drop in or $80 per couple for 4 lessons paid in advance. (Singles half price)

If I get enough interest I could change the start time to 6:30 and do another class at 7:30.  All WCS or I could teach another dance in the second hour.  Let me know what you want and I'll try to make it happen.   EMAIL ME to reserve your slot in the class

Athens

Pleased to be returning to the Athens Moose Lodge
185 Ben Burton Rd.,  Bogart, GA 30622

Tuesday Group Class

West Coast Swing
Improve your technique and learn some cool new moves.

September 22nd /29th     7:00 PM
3 weeks $30 per person first night
$12 if paid weekly
Class size is limited for spacing!
YOU MUST EMAIL ME TO RESERVE YOUR SLOT IN THIS CLASS

Ron Putman
ronputman.com
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ALPHARETTA GA:

Some of you may still be limiting social gatherings, which is certainly understandable, but others of you are ready to dance.  Those of you that are ready, Pure Dance Atlanta is being held for the 4th consecutive year at the American Legion Post 201 in Alpharetta, GA. 201 Wills Road, 30009, October 9th & 10th.  Mark your calendar, if you haven't already done so, because it's only 30 days away!
 
We want to ensure you Covid-19 recommendations are being observed

Mandatory temperature check at the door and temperature must be below 100 degrees to attend the event.
 
No mandatory rotating during the classes.  Bring a dance partner if you have one or come early to find other singles that may want to rotate.  Masks are welcome but not mandatory. All event personnel will wear masks. 

Hand sanitizer stations will be available at the door and spaced around the ballroom.  Please use sanitizer generously and often.
 
Practice Social Distancing during class.  In West Coast and Night Club maintain 6 feet from other pairs.  In 2-Step there will be 2 circles, inside and outside, separated by at least 6 feet.  The couples within each circle will be asked to stay 6 feet or more behind the couple in front of them. No bunching up and, please, no weaving in and out to pass other couples.
 
The lunch is usually a buffet, but this year it will be box lunches, taped and labeled.  Drinks will be in individual unopened containers.
 
Attendance is limited to 115 people which is 35% of the Fire Code postings for this facility, so register early to ensure your place at the event.  If you want to put this on a card you need to register online by October 5th.  No credit cards at the door – cash or check only.  The cost is $100 on or before 10/5/20.   

  •  Friday workshops starting at 2 pm – doors open at 1:30 pm
  •  Friday night dance (wear your event arm band for free admission)
  •  Saturday workshops starting at 10:30 am – doors open at 10 am
  •  Saturday box lunch  
  •  Saturday night dance (wear your event arm band for free admission)

Dance instructors this year are Bill Robinson, Chris & Emily Bailey, and Mario & Stephanie Robau.

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ORLANDO FLA           
Florida Line Dance Classic   December 3-6, 2020

We are limiting attendance to 250 and increasing the floor size to allow everyone comfortable dancing space!

Early Bird Deadline
The Early Bird Deadline for the Florida Line Dance Classic is November 1st. Please make sure if you are mailing your check in that it is post-marked for November 1st. The Premium Pass includes Saturday Night Dinner, Thursday, Friday and Saturday night dances, and ALL WORKSHOPS at only $150.

Orlando Airport  Marriott Lakeside
The Florida Line Dance Classic  will be held at the Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside, Orlando, Florida. The Marriott is proud to offer you a special room rate of $131 per night. The room block is good for three days before and after the event. It's a great vacation spot with many attractions nearby! To book your room and for directions, please call 407-851-9000 or 1-800-380-6751. Be sure to mention the FLORIDA LINE DANCE CLASSIC to get the special room rate.
To book your room online, please click here
*If you stay at the Marriott (within our room block) you will receive FREE Self-Parking*

https://mailchi.mp/cabfa89cd20d/fldc-early-bird-reminder-2570709?e=743acf990a

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Here is the link to the World Line Dance Events page.   https://www.worldlinedancenewsletter.com/event-calendar.html    We are aware that some on here are canceled but the promoters have not sent in the cancellation to Carol and Stacey.   Be SURE to call before making plans to attend to be sure the event you would like to attend is still a "go".

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Stay well and use smart discretion as we return to the " new normal"….   Keep in mind cases are going up and some states are shutting down clubs again….  BE SMART !!

Dave Williams
770-399-9316
atlantadanceweekly@gmail.com