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**CLICK HERE for info about our next dance - Friday, December 16, 2016 • Animal Shelter Donation Drive**

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2016 Remaining do Something Blue Dance Dates
(do Something Blue is the LAST FRIDAY of the MONTH unless otherwise noted)

December 16*

*December 16 - Animal Shelter Donation Drive (Bring in your clean, used towels, blankets, etc. to help make the shelter animals more comfortable this holiday season! For a complete list visit http://dosomethingblue.com/shelter-wishlist/ Donations to HomeDog LA, LA's North Central Shelter's Non-profit Intervention Program, will also be accepted. What is Home Dog LA? Well, it's a life saver! Through the intervention program, Home Dog L.A. offers options for low-cost or free spay/neuter, medical care (on a case to case basis), vaccines, pet redemption fees, landlord deposits, and humane euthanasia. Helping people keep the pets they love at home, one animal at a time! Find out more at http://www.homedogla.com/)

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2017 do Something Blue Dance Dates
(do Something Blue is the LAST FRIDAY of the MONTH unless otherwise noted)

January 27-29*, February 24, March 31, April 28, May 26, June 30, July 28,
August 25, September 29, October 27**, November TBA, December TBA***

*January 27-29 - Ten Year Anniversary Worshop, aka L.A. Blues
**October 27 - Costume Contest and Pajama Party
***December - Animal Shelter Donation Drive (Bring in your clean, used towels, blankets, etc. to help make the shelter animals more comfortable this holiday season! For a complete list visit http://dosomethingblue.com/shelter-wishlist/ Donations to HomeDog LA, LA's North Central Shelter's Non-profit Intervention Program, will also be accepted. What is Home Dog LA? Well, it's a life saver! Through the intervention program, Home Dog L.A. offers options for low-cost or free spay/neuter, medical care (on a case to case basis), vaccines, pet redemption fees, landlord deposits, and humane euthanasia. Helping people keep the pets they love at home, one animal at a time! Find out more at http://www.homedogla.com/)

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NEXT BLUES DANCE

do Something Blue blues dancing los angeles

WHEN
BLUES DANCE LESSON 9PM-10PM 
(included in cover)
Instructor Christopher Gauntt

BLUES DANCE 10PM-2AM
10PM-11:20PM DJ TBA

-- Birthmonth/Out-of-Towner Steal Dance --
-- Bow Tie Dance --

11:20AM-12:40AM DJ TBA
12:40AM-2AM DJ TBA

*What's a Steal Dance?
A Steal Dance is when special* dancer(s) are invited to the center of the dance floor and other dancers steal them throughout the selected song. Steal them often and kindly, like when (s)he is coming out of/leading a turn and you can easily grab his/her hand.
*Special at dSB means it is the dancer’s birthmonth, (s)he is moving away, or visiting from out-of-town.

What's the Bow Tie Dance?
The Bow Tie Dance is our tribute to Carl Flores, a SoCal dancer who was a warm and welcoming person known the world over. Carl loved dance, he loved to travel, and he loved to wear bow ties. He left us too soon and in honor of him our first song after the Out-of-towner/Birthmonth Steal Dance invites everyone back on the floor to dance with someone they have NEVER danced with before.

It's our Bow Tie Dance - meet new people, make new friends.

We miss you Carl!

CODE OF CONDUCT

All attendees are expected to respect and abide by our Code of Conduct.
 
It is displayed at the front desk nights of the dance and is always available online at http://dosomethingblue.com/code-of-conduct/
 
If you feel that anyone is disrespecting the Code of Conduct, please bring this to Tracy's attention (if you can't find her/don't know her, ask the person at the front desk to locate her for you).

WHERE
Fred Astaire Dance Studio Pasadena
100 N. Lake Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
-MAP-

COVER
$10 (Cash, Credit and Apple Pay*)
*$1 fee for each entry cover paid via Credit and Apple Pay

PARKING

  • Small parking lot available just south of the studio (dSB patrons are allowed to use Pasadena Eyecare Optometry's parking spaces after 6pm and Mattress Connection's parking spaces after 9pm, both located at 80 N. Lake Ave. Please do NOT park in the spots designated for these business at any other time.)
  • Street parking (follow all parking signs and move your car by 2AM)
  • Pay lot located at 2 North Lake Parking Garage located at 51 N Mentor Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106 (click for map) (two blocks southeast of the studio)*

*If you find yourself choosing to park at this lot, you will get $2 off your cover for the dance (one discount per parking garage receipt). Parking at the garage is $5 after 5pm, CASH ONLY. You MUST ask the parking garage attendant for a receipt AND give your receipt to the dSB Front Desk staff at check-in. This is NOT a 24 hour garage. Although the manager assured me cars will be able to enter past the usual closing time (around 11pm), there are no guarantees in life! So, do your best to come out early AND make sure to exit no later than 2:20am. Use of this parking garage is at your own risk. dSB assumes no responsibility for any damage or loss that may occur to you, your vehicle, your passenger(s) and/or you or your passenger(s) personal articles from the vehicle.

See the Parking Guide & Map below for more information.

CLICK HERE for (printable) Parking Guide & Map

Please note: The studio's main entry is on the east side of the building, off of the studio's private parking lot. This lot is reserved for dSB's staff and volunteers.

do Something Blue_Pasadena Fred Astaire Dance Studio_Parking Map

Birthmonth Registration

Register your birthmonth with do Something Blue by 11PM the Wednesday before the dance & get in FREE!

DETAILS:
After completing the Birthmonth Registration form (link provided), you will receive an email at the address provided. You MUST REPLY TO THIS EMAIL. This allows us to verify your contact information for our mailing list*.

NOTE: You MUST REPLY to this email by 11PM the Wednesday before that month's dance (assuming that is the month of your birth) to be placed on our guest list (free entry).

If you are submitting a few months before your birthmonth, great! You're planning ahead! Just don't forget to REPLY TO THIS EMAIL.

Replies received after this deadline are welcome to join the birthmonth steal dance but will NOT get in for free.

Special engagements are excluded - discounted cover will be offered.

*By signing up for the birthmonth list you have agreed to be on our mailing list. If you unsubscribe from our mailing list you will also be permanently removed from our birthmonth list. Anyone found to make fraudulent birthmonth claims will no longer have the opportunity to be on any month’s birthmonth list.

If you have already submitted your birthmonth a previous year, there is NO NEED TO RESUBMIT. Again, you only need to SUBMIT ONCE. There is NO NEED TO EVER RESUBMIT!

We can't wait to celebrate your birthmonth with you!

-REGISTER YOUR BIRTHMONTH WITH DO SOMETHING BLUE-

Animal Shelter Wish List & Donations

dSB Founder and Organizer, Tracy, loves animals. As a volunteer at LA Animal Services from 2009-2015 and currently at the NKLA Adoption Center. She invites you to bring donations for the shelter to any of the monthly dances. Even the smallest item means a lot to the animals, especially your old (but clean) towels and bedding. Here are a few different ways (she'll drop off the items at the shelter for you!) you can help:

1) Bring in your old (but clean) towels/bedding or any other item from LA Animal Services' North Central Shelter's Wish List to any of dSB's monthly dances. Towels/bedding make nice soft surfaces for the animals at the shelter..and we go through A LOT of them (for sanitary reasons, they are often discarded when a new animal occupies the kennel)!
http://dosomethingblue.com/shelter-wishlist/

2) Choose Home Dog LA as the Non-Profit you support when making a purchase on Amazon (Smile). .05% of every qualifying purchase completed using Amazon Smile will benefit this life-saving organization that runs the Intervention Program at North Central Shelter. Find out more at http://smile.amazon.com/about and http://www.homedogla.org/

Also, if you’re interested in adopting a pet, please feel free to talk to Tracy about your options (adopt, rescue, foster, etc) at the dance!