2016 do Something Blue Dance Dates
(do Something Blue is the LAST FRIDAY of the MONTH unless otherwise noted)
January 29*, February 26, March 25, April 29, May 27, June 24, July 29,
August 26, September 30, October 28**, November 18, December 16***
*January 29 - NINE YR ANNIVERSARY PARTY with LIVE MUSIC from BROTHER YUSEF!!
**October 28 - Costume Contest and Pajama Party
***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/)
NEXT BLUES DANCE • Friday, May 27, 2016
Fred Astaire Dance Studio Pasadena
100 N. Lake Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
BLUES DANCE LESSON 9PM-10PM (included in cover)
International Blues Instructor Tim O'Neill
About the Instructor
Tim O’Neill started dancing in 1997 and couldn’t stop! He has studied and taught Blues, Lindy, Ballroom, and Argentine Tango and even wrote two theses for an MA in Sociology on social dynamics and body language observed in dance venues. Since 2009 he has taught around the world at over fifty events and has twenty Blues competition titles to his name from the biggest events in the US. Tim believes the best way to dance is to have fun, and learning dance enhances that ability. When taking Tim’s classes expect to laugh, have fun, be entertained, and learn—a lot. And be sure to ask him to dance!
BLUES DANCE 10PM-2AM (included in cover)
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 Bowtie 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!
$10 (Cash or Credit*)
*$1 fee for all credit transactions
CODE OF CONDUCT
Please note: The studio's main entry is on the east side of the building, off of the studio's small parking lot, which is reserved for do Something Blue's late shift volunteers.
However, we 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.
Register your birthmonth with do Something Blue by 11PM the Wednesday before the dance & get in FREE!
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!
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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)!
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!