NOTE: We WILL hold class on Sept. 2, 2017, Labor Day Weekend!
Bossa Bistro in DC has a Latin Night on Fridays with a live band. DIT's Barb Bernstein teaches Salsa there on the second floor on from 9 to 10 pm on the first and third Fridays of each month. Class members don't have to pay any cover for the open dancing afterwards. Every Friday night there is a live Latin band and there's always a crowd for the open dancing. Try out the drinks; the bartender is cool! Address: 2463---18th St. NW; Washington DC 20009.
And check out the "Classes" page for an up to date schedule of all classes. Our Saturday class is great, and your first one is free with a coupon printed from the website....
DanceInTime will be running a one day Rueda Bootcamp in September for all levels of dancers. It will be an intensive session that will jump-start your Rueda dancing with a focus on improved technique and many beautiful moves. DIT’s Bootcamp at the Connecticut Salsa Festival was great fun but many people asked if we could run one locally. Our DC Bootcamp will be Sunday Sept 24, from 1 to 7 pm, upstairs at the Emergence Community Arts Center. Address: 733 Euclid St NW; DC.
There will be a few teachers working with the group and all participants will subsequently have the option of participating in a Salsa Rueda performance at a Hispanic Heritage Month program. The cost for the bootcamp is $50. If you're interested, contact Barb: BarbBtalks(at)aol.com or 301.9806043 for further details.
Something unique is happening Labor Day Weekend in the DC area. Christian, Rodriquez, an old DanceInTime student, is running his “interfusion Festival.” Touted as a celebration of the human spirit, the event integrates wellness, dance, and creative activities. So there is a lot of yoga, marshal arts, mindfulness activities and dance.
On Sunday at 2 pm, Barb Bernstein and Chivonnie Gius are running a workshop on the relationship between movement, music and mood. Participants experiment with different kinds of sounds (no sound, arhythmic music, slow rhythmic music, faster rhythmic music) and movements (easy, strenuous, solo, couple, group, etc) and then evaluate the impact these experiences have on their mood. Last time we ran the workshop, everyone couldn’t fit in the room, it was so popular!
For details, the full Interfusion schedule, and registration info: https://interfusionfestival.com.
DIT is running programs at some libraries in Maryland that will include instruction, demonstrations, and cultural information about Latin dancing. This is the schedule:
a. Linthicum Library; Mon. Sept. 18, 2017 at 7 pm. Address: 400 Shipley Rd; Linthicum, MD 21090
b. Hyattsville Library; Wed. Sept 20, 2017 at 7:30 pm. Address: 6502 America Blvd; Hyattsville, MD 20782
c. Bowie Library; Mon. Sept. 25, 2017 at 7 pm. Address: 15210 Annapolis Rd; Bowie, MD 20715
d. Beltsville Library; Mon. Oct. 2, 2017 at 7 pm. Address: 4319 Sellman Rd; Beltsville, MD 20705
e. Spauldings Library; Mon. Oct. 9, 2017 at 7 pm. Address: 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd; District Heights, MD 20747
f. Surrats Clinton Library; Tues. Oct 10, 2017 pm. Address: 9400 Piscataway Rd; Clinton, MD 20735
If you would like to perform a Rueda at any of these programs, contact Barb and sign up for the bootcamp!
(By the way, if you are interested in such a program for your office/church/organization, contact Barb!)
If you go to this link, you can buy your very own DanceInTime T shirt! (DIT gets no profit from this sale FYI.) https://shop.spreadshirt.com/DanceInTimeTShirts/
We've been busy!!
a. DanceInTime ran a Salsa Rueda Boot Camp in Stamford, Connecticut as part of the CT Salsa Festival. Boot Camp was a blast; check out the video: https://youtu.be/nf1WJjENmoc.
b. DanceInTime also ran a Rueda Exchange in collaboration with AM Salsa and Martina. Rueda groups on the east coast from Virginia to Boston participated. Highlights of that event are here: https://youtu.be/oigJUaSH_LM
c. DIT performed at the Pride Festival, on a stage bordering the parade route. We did Ruedas and Diana performed a Colombian Salsa solo! Watch us here: https://youtu.be/O91Rs5X1uKU ll
d. DanceInTime recently provided entertainment at a wedding...both Latin and some musical theater! Here is the link: https://youtu.be/XxCdJD59A7Y. Enjoy!
e. At the Veterans Plaza, an outdoor pavilion in Silver Spring, DIT ran a FREE Salsa Night. Highlights are here: youtube.com/watch?v=b1cWkBv9pu0. (This program was sponsored by Silver Spring Town Center Inc.)
f. DIT Salseros were asked to be background dancers in a Fringe Festival play written by Sherrita Wilkins, one of our gang. The opening and closing scenes were set in a Salsa club so we danced to set the atmosphere! Check us out: https://youtu.be/rF7gP3hL_6A.
a. "Where the Hell is Matt?” videos are wonderful. Visit: wherethehellismatt.com to see them all. Matt just released this new video which some local dancers participated in. (Can you find Barb Bernstein and other DIT dancers in the Arlington, VA footage?)
b. Here is a video with short clips and photos from some DIT classes, shows, and events in 2016.
c. This is a show DIT and AM Salsa did at the 2017 San Francisco Rueda Festival
See you on the dance floor!!