It’s Friday… Let’s Dance!!!

Ladies and Gents,
It’s finally Friday! There’s even more snow, unfortunately, and some have said that this has been the longest week ever. These are two very good reasons to let your hair down and come to the dance party tonight!


Katherine teaching a group class.

Group Class & Dance Party – Tonight
Everyone has been doing the Don’t-Slip-and-Fall dance outside for the past month, so the Group Class & Dance Party on Friday nights is the place to show off your true dancing skills! Group class begins at 7:45pm and the Dance Party begins at 8:15pm.

If you missed last week’s Mardi Gras Party, Audra and Travis Garrison were the big winners of the evening! They acquired the most beads and even won the monthly Top Hat drawing!

Guests!
You can always bring guests on Friday nights and give them your intro to ballroom dancing 101. As you know, we LOVE guests! Another guest contest is in the works, so bring in friends, family, co-workers, or even your mailman. Guests who complete the Introductory Special equals free dance lessons for you. Everyone loves a free lesson!

Spotlight Dances
A good way to get your friends and family to come out to the Studio is to perform a Spotlight Dance. Working with your instructor on your dance is a great way to improve the moves you know and work on technique and style. You will also learn how to put more of YOU in your dancing! There is no prerequisite to performing a spotlight dance. Just let your instructor know that you want to be in the spotlight!

Tonight, Sandy Nelson and Daniel Tackett will be performing a Spotlight Dance, and Katherine and John will be performing as well.

Tomorrow morning, Katherine and John will be heading to the Indiana Challenge 2010 in Merrillville, Indiana. Be at the Studio tonight and wish them luck!

Upcoming Competitions
The Freddy Ball is Sunday, March 14th! The competition is right here in downtown Columbus. We are excited for our team of Pro/Am and Pro Competitors, as well as our big group of spectators that will be attending. We know they’ll be loud!!!

The Cross Country Dance Championships (CCDC) is April 14-17 in Las Vegas. If you would like to compete at this event, your dance entries must be received no later than next Saturday, March 6th.

Update
JJ and Daniel are happy to report that our dear Ms. Pat Wedge is doing great after knee surgery! They stopped in to visit with her earlier in the week. We are all looking forward to her return!


Julie Lapine, Sandy Nelson, Pat Wedge

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Upcoming Classes & Events
Tonight – Group Class and Dance Party. 7:45pm

Saturday (27th) – Ballroom Fitness with Katie. 10am

Monday (March 1st) – Social Foundation – Tango begins. 8:30pm

Tuesday (March 2nd) – Bronze Group Class – Rhythm Expression with Katie. 8:30pm

Sunday, March 14th – The Freddy Ball & Daylight Savings Time begins (Spring forward!)

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The first day of Spring is not too far away. Perhaps if we all with that it was here right now, the warm days will come sooner. In any event, you can always pass the time dancing!

We hope you’ve had a great week and have a fun or restful weekend planned. Take care and we’ll see you dancing soon!

Your Fred Astaire Columbus Northwest Staff

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