ATLANTA DANCE WEEK
13 October 2020 Edition

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THIS WEEKEND
Hello Dancing' Friends,

I HOPE that each and every one of you are doing well and staying safe.  Mike and I are good on this end – Thank Goodness!!!

Friendly Reminder:  *Moose Line Dancing* - Line Dance Saturday's at the Moose in Canton for the month of October!!!! Saturday, *October 17th & 24th* - Please mark your calendars now!!!

6:30 PM in the Bingo Room - Tables and chairs will be sanitized and set up for Social Distancing.  The Moose and I have 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.   Please be respectful towards others to keep everyone Safe!!!

Instructor - *Dancing' Tweedy*Leslie Thompson - Questions/Info, please contact Ann @ 770-598-0822 - $5 collected at the door – Bottled Water available for $1 - You can bring your own drink if you like - *ALL Proceeds* will be donated to the Moose Heart/Children - Canton Moose Family Center - 278 Moose Loop Rd - Canton, GA  30114  

***Something NEW:  I will be teaching at the *Broken Anchor Winery* - 3335 Cobb Parkway – Acworth, GA 30101 – (678) 439-9463 on Thursday, October 29th from 7-8 pm.

There is a 40 person limit and the owner, Tiffany texted me earlier today letting me know that 22 tickets have been sold already :            Tickets have to be purchased in advance.

$5 cover charge.  Mask are not required but you may certainly wear them if you like  If you are possibly interested and would like to purchase a $5 ticket, please use this link to purchase https://my-site-108957-106362.square.site/.   If this venue works out, Tiffany would like to have this twice (2x) a month on a Thursday evening from 7-8 pm.

Please feel free to share this email with your other Dancing' Friends                       " : )"

Love & Miss ALL of you,

Leslie

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 Atlanta Country Nights returns to Ballroom Impact, THIS Saturday night,  Oct 17th. Starts at 7pm.  Jessica Schwainger will be teaching a line dance.   Lessons will be sometime before 8pm.   And lessons are FREE with admission.  Located at 8601 Dunwoody Place in Sandy Springs.

This will be the ACN One Year Anniversary Dance Party. We'll have a special price on admission, $8 in advance or $10 at the door.  You can get your advance tickets at the link below. 
NOTE: Our dance in Sandy Springs has not rebounded with good numbers yet. If this dance is not supported soon, we will look at dropping this dance. If you want this to continue, please support us on Oct 17th. 

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, cha-cha, 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.  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 

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ATHENS GA:
Dance Schedule Update

Athens Moose Lodge
185 Ben Burton Rd., Bogart, GA
Line Dane Class at the Moose
A 5 week series where we are going to try to learn 20 dances.
Music for these dances will be played at the Moose on a regular basis and some of them work well to songs played by bands when we can get back to that.
Cost is $40 for the series. Class size is limited to 20
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM Starting Oct 20th

You must register by clicking the button below to reserve your slot.
You must answer the Covid 19 questions.
Mask Optional because we have room for spacing.
The class size is limited for spacing on the dance floor.

Ron Putman 706-540-2779
www.ronputman.com 

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PAULDING CO – ACWORTH – CANTON – Etc.

Moose line dance dates in October, Paulding County Senior Center re-opening for line dance, NEW class at Rosenwald School in Acworth.
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Hi Dancing' Friends,

I hope that ALL of you are doing well and staying safe!!!
        
Line Dance Saturday's at the Moose in Canton for the month of October!!!! Saturday, *October 17th & 24th* Please mark your calendars now!!!
6:30 PM in the Bingo Room - 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.
Please be respectful towards others to keep everyone Safe!!! Instructor - *Dancing' Twenty*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   
                   
Paulding Senior County Center is reopening this Thursday, 10/1 resuming line dance classes on Thursday and Friday.  I am very excited to get back to line dancing at the Center. Attached is the Guide lines for re-opening and I have copied some of the important info if you are interested.  Thursday is a FREE class with Gary and Lisa and my Friday line dance class is a $ 5 charge. Paulding County Senior/Community Services - 54 Industrial Way North - Dallas, GA 30132 Telephone: (770) 443-8873.

Here are a few Guidelines that I have copied from the attachment:  Requirements to enter the Senior Center: Enter through Right side doors, Exit through Left Side doors. Temperature will be taken before entering. Masks are required to enter. Exercise classes are required to wear a mask when entering and exiting the building. Masks are not required while exercising.  Social Distancing: Social Distancing is required for as long as the CDC and Health Departments recommend it to be followed. In hallways, directional indicators have been placed on the floor so participants can follow one side to enter and the other side to exit. Senior Services has placed indicators on the ground to suggest where persons can stand while waiting in line or where chairs should stay. We realize that it's been a while since some of you have been around your friends, however please maintain social distancing and do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your class time and exit the building as soon as your class is finished. Disinfecting and Cleaning Common Touch Areas: Senior Services staff has thoroughly cleaned and disinfected all areas of the center. We will ensure that common touch points are disinfected per CDC guidelines. Disinfecting and Cleaning Before and After Programs: To ensure we are reducing the spread of Covid-19 all areas in which programs are held will be cleaned and disinfected immediately after use. Programs will be spaced out to ensure that cleaning solutions will have time to dry.
  
Take care and Stay Safe my Friends.

Hugs & Love,
Leslie

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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, October 14th - 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, October 16th - "Swing Invasion" with DJ Rich Kopels playing fabulous West Coast Swing music from 8:30 PM to midnight. 
            7:30 - 8:30 PM - Intermediate "West Coast Swing" lesson with guest instructor Kurt Senser. Beginners lesson at the same time with Elizabeth Williams
                                   
Saturday, October 17th - Live music with the "Last Call Band" playing fantastic dance music from 8:00 to 11:30 PM.
            Beginning and intermediate "Country Two Step" lessons with Mark and Elizabeth Williams from 7:00 - 8:00 PM.

Sunday, October 18th  -  West Coast Swing Sundays at Club 201.
            DJ Harry Groom 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 - ROSWELL :

ALPHARETTA Adult Activity Center
"" these classes will be held outdoors on a 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

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 beginner's class intended for dancers with no to little experience with line dance. We've had a large group the last couple weeks and there's still plenty of space. We'll be working on some of the new dances choreographed around the world from all this "at home" time.

Instructor: Wendy Haggerty / whaggerty2016@gmail.com

 

CUMMING
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.  NEXT SESSION BEGINS IN JANUARY. BEGINNERS AND LOW INTERMEDIATE LEVELS WILL BE OFFERED. CHECK BACK IN DECEMBER FOR REGISTRATION.

Instructor: Wendy Haggerty / whaggerty2016@gmail.com

 

ROSWELL
Roswell Parks and Rec
830 Grimes Bridge Rd.

NEXT SESSION STARTS 12/1.
SIGN UP NOW DIRECTLY AT ROSWELL PARKS AND REC. ON GRIMES BRIDGE. CALL FOR MORE DETAILS:  770-641-3950

SESSION RUNS 12/1-2/16 TUESDAYS
Beginners: 2:30-3:30
High Beginners: 11:30-12:30
Low Intermediate: 12:45-1:45

Instructor: Wendy Haggerty / whaggerty2016@gmail.com

Strengthen Your Body! Focus Your Mind! Energize Your Spirit!

Wendy Haggerty, B.A, C-IAYT
Certified Yoga Therapist and yoga instructor
Creator Yoga for Chiari
Line Dance instructor and choreographer
Creator Line Dance for Parkinson's, LD4PD
Owner Zest Yoga and Fitness
508-843-9887
www.ZestYogaAndFitness.com

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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.  So far we are all staying well!

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! 

October – Line Dance (Mondays) and West Coast Swing (Tuesdays)

Monday night's Line Dance:  Beginner at 6-7pm, $20 per person.  Experienced at 7-8:30pm.  $25 per person.  (as long as there is room, both classes can be attended for $25 per month)

Dances reviewed the last couple months are:
Ah Si! – Masur
Beautiful Crazy - Rushton
Crash and Burn - Smith
Every Little Honky Tonk – Lustgraaf
Good As You – Burton/Barr
Homesick Heart - Glover
I Close My Eyes - Pace
I Was Raised On Country – Moses/Walker
Music To My Eyes – Steele/Ward Rocket to the Sun – Glover
Rocket to the Sun - Glover
Senorita La La La – Wetzel
Sign – McDonald
When You Smile – Belloque Vane
AND MORE!
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Newer Dances:
Crystal Touch – Bell/Glover
Do Si Do – McEnaney
Firecracker Redhead – Johns-Grose
Honky Tonk Attitude – Daniel Clement
Pick Up Your Phone – Neils Poulsen
Southern Dreams – Glover

Tuesday night's Couples:  Beginner at 7-8pm, $20 per person.  Experienced at 8-9pm. $20 per person.
October couples will be West Coast Swing.  Need RSVP! – numbers still limited.

NTA Workshop – November 7/8.  Email for details.  Space limited!

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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UPCOMING Events:

ACN dance lessons coming up:
Oct 24th - At Atlanta Dance in Marietta. 
Oct 31st - At Atlanta Dance in Marietta - Halloween Dance 
Nov 7th - At Atlanta Dance in Marietta.

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. 

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. 

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 lesson 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.  

·  Ben Bostick - MadLife Stage & Studio - Woodstock- Oct 14th (5:30pm)
·  Zach Haines - Southern Brewing Co - Monroe - Oct 14th (6pm)
·  Hunter Flanagan - Parish Louisiana Grill - Macon - Oct 14th (6pm)
·  Chris (from Whiskey County) - Oak St Bottle Shop - Roswell - Oct 14th
·  Hunter Flanagan - Bearfoot Tavern - Macon - Oct 15th
·  Hunter Flanagan - Fish Dock Bar & Grill - Townsend - Oct 16th
·  Ben Bostick - Mercantile Social - Alpharetta - Oct 16th
·  Chris (from Whiskey County) - Branchwater - Canton - Oct 16th
·  Rick Stone - Hitman's Garage - South Pittsburg, TN - Oct 16th
·  Owl Creek Band - Blue Coyote - Blue Ridge - Oct 16th
·  Kori Spires - Shawn O'Brian's Roadhouse - Jackson - Oct 16th
·  Josh Courson - 5 O'clock Sports Bar - Covington - Oct 16th
·  Ben Bostick - Bear Claw Vineyards - Blue Ridge- Oct 17th (1pm)
·  Rick Stone - Blue Coyote - Blue Ridge- Oct 17th (1pm)
·  Chris (from Whiskey County) - Windermere - Cumming - Oct 17th (4pm)
·  Derek Edwards - Bear Claw Vineyards - Blue Ridge - Oct 17th (4:30pm)
·  Josh Courson - VFW - Macon - Oct 17th
·  Zach Haines - The Hayloft - Hellen - Oct 17th
·  Hunter Flanagan - Fulfords Fish House - St Mary's - Oct 17th
·  Hunter Flanagan - Bear Claw Vineyards - Blue Ridge - Oct 18th (1pm)

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

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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COPYRIGHT NEWS::

 

 

 

  • Live Streaming Must Respect the Rights of Songwriters
  • The Case for the CASE Act, Which Provides Streamlined Copyright Protection for Songwriters
  • Facebook Clarifies What October Update Means for Artists on the Platform
  • DJs Might Soon Have to Say Goodbye to Facebook Live
  • The Truth About Livestreaming on Facebook
  • How Streamers Can Avoid Getting Demonetised on YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook

 

LIVESTREAMING AND LICENSING QUESTIONS

1. Do I need a license for my online classesYes. Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram, Soundcloud, Twitch have licenses for public performance (only) with the PROs that cover live streaming. It should be noted, however, that these and most social media platforms scan music uses and enforce their licensing rules/policies by removing content for which they do not have ALL necessary rights, which are not limited to public performance rights (egg, synch, master recording rights). Says ASCAP, "If your music use is only in content posted to your social media account(s), you do not need an ASCAP music license. If your content has been blocked, you may require a synchronization license. In order to obtain a synchronization license, publishers may be approached directly, on a song by song basis. Or, the Harry Fox Agency may be contacted to obtain the sync rights (recording right) to use particular songs. Or they can use "royalty free" music from online libraries that provide those rights to compositions available on their sites. Some examples are Premium Beat, MusOpen, and Audio Jungle. Or they can go to Sound Exchange and obtain those rights on a bundle of songs at whatever the prices are." The licenses that the social media sites listed above have cover Livestreaming only. The licenses do not cover pre-recorded videos, nor does it cover placing a video up to be viewed later.

2. Do I need a license to use music on my website or app?
Per ASCAP: "If you make your audio-visual content available for streaming or broadcast on your own website, mobile/app, or other distribution platform, you will be publicly performing the content, including the musical compositions in it. Therefore, you must also secure the necessary public performance licenses which are generally granted by performance rights organizations (PROs), such as ASCAP. You can determine which PRO license you require by searching the PROs' online databases. You can secure an ASCAP license agreement for a website/mobile app online. If the content on your website/app is only accessed through an embeddable media player from a third-party service such as YouTube, Soundcloud, Spotify, Twitch, etc., you do not need an ASCAP music license."
If you want to take a look at internet broadcasting licenses that the other PROs offer, here are the links:
ASCAP  https://licensing.ascap.com/?type=digital
BMI  https://www.bmi.com/digital_licensing?q=Web+Site
SESAC  https://www.sesac.com/#!/business-owners

Read more:
Yes, You Do Need a Music License for Your Virtual Classes
Live Streaming Your Show: A 3-step Copyright Guide

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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 if you go to dance…..

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