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What's Happening


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What's Happening


Stuff Going On

1.  ONGOING Latin Nights and classes

Check out the "Classes" page of this website for an up-to-date schedule of all ongoing classes.  Our Saturday class is great fun and covers all levels: beginners, intermediate and advanced. Each level has a teacher so all can proceed at the appropriate pace. Your first one is free with a coupon printed from the website....  Then: $10/person. Sign in 12:45 pm. Location: 733 Euclid St. NW; Washington DC.

There is a class every Friday, 9-10 pm, upstairs at Bossa Bistro. After that, dance to the live band downstairs. Barb teaches second and third Fridays; Chae teaches first and fourth Fridays. We will vary who teaches the fifth Friday! $10/person which includes the cover charge for the band downstairs. (Tell the doorman you are there for class so he won’t charge the cover!) Address: 2463 — 18th Street NW; Washington DC.

DIT recently added a Salsa class on the last Thursday of each month at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring. It’s 7:30 to 8:30 pm for beginning and intermediate dancers. We’re in “classroom #1.” Park, go up the stairs and enter the building on your left. Then follow the sound of music or laughter! $10/person. 10309 New Hampshire Ave.; Silver Spring, MD


2. upcoming events

The Silver Spring Towne Center inc. is sponsoring monthly FREE Salsa Nights throughout the summer, run by AM Salsa and DanceInTime. The Salsa Nights will be 7-9 pm on June 26, July 31, August 14, and September 25, 2019. (These are all last Wednesdays of the month except for the August date.) The program includes a 30 minute dance lesson and lots of social dancing outdoors, under a covered pavilion. This event is for all ages and is held rain or shine. It’s only cancelled for lightning or dangerous conditions. Address: 1 Veterans Plaza; Silver Spring, MD 20910 (corner of Ellsworth and Fenton). Parking lot across the street. SSTCI is gratefully acknowledged for their sponsorship of these fun dance evenings.

A very unique event called the "One Journey Festival" is taking place on the lawn of the National Cathedral Sat June 29, 11 am to 6 pm. This free event is a celebration of the contributions that refugees make to our country.  It will feature arts and performances by refugees/immigrants.   "One Journey" is looking to book refugees who are dancers interested in teaching a 30-45 minute workshop. Dancers will receive modest compensation and be promoted through One Journey’s marketing outlets. If interested, contact Sarah Robinson at sakr0294@gmail.com.  And of course, everyone is invited to come to this event as an audience member. Details are here: https://www.onejourneyfestival.com Address: 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW; Washington DC 20016.

The City of Annapolis will sponsor FREE Salsa Nights down by the dock!  It's beautiful there--right by the water and all the sailboats!  They will be 6:30-9 pm on June 30, July 28, and August 25 (the last Sunday of the summer months).  DIT will teach (all levels) and DJ Simon will spin the inspirational music. Join us!

Hispanic Heritage Month is around the corner and DanceInTime will be doing some programs that are free and open to the public at Prince Georges County Libraries. This is the programs schedule:
a. Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 — Latin Dance Class (all ages) 7-8 pm at Laurel Library (507 7th St; Laurel, MD)
b. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 — Latin Dance Showcase 7:30-8:30 pm at Beltsville Library (4319 Sellman Rd; Beltsville MD)
c. Monday, Sept. 30, 2019 — Latin Dance Showcase 7:30-8:30 pm at South Bowie Library (15301 Hall Rd; Bowie MD
d. Tuesday Oct. 1, 2019 — Children’s Latin Dance Class 4:30-5:30 pm at Beltsville Library (4319 Sellman Rd; Beltsville MD)
e. Tuesday Oct. 1, 2019 — Latin Dance Class (all ages) 7-8 pm at Bowie Library (15210 Annapolis Rd; Bowie, MD)


3. Barb’s Tedx Open Mic Talk

Barb Bernstein recently participated in a Tedx Talk Open Mic program. She spoke briefly about the health benefits of group synchronous movement (like Salsa Rueda dancing!): https://youtu.be/0gUm61tmMBI
For information on the health benefits of dancing, see the “Applied Dancing” menu at the bottom of this website.

4.  Instructional Videos

Learn the fundamentals of Salsa dancing. This video explains the basic step, side rocks, right turn, and the cross body lead. It is broken down very simply. Watch the video, and then take it to the dance floor!! These moves are enough to get through a full Salsa song---so have fun with it!

This is Instructional Cuban Salsa Video Part 1. It explains Basic, Dame, Fly, Besitos, and Enchufla.

This is Instructional Cuban Salsa Video Part 2. It explains Enchufla Doble, Enchufla con Mambo, Festival de Enchufla, Pelota Con Dos, Pelota Con Quatro, Foto, Adios, and Uno.

This is Instructional Cuban Salsa Video Part 3. It covers Pa Ti Pa Mi, Adios con Hermana, Kentucky, Adios Arriba, Enchufla Arriba, Pelota Loca, Enchufla con Exhibe, and Candado.

This is Instructional Cuban Salsa Video Part 4. It covers Uno y Dos, Sombrero, Vacila, Beso, Balsero, Balsero y Beso, Dedo, Montana, Dedo Extended, Siete, Siete Moderno, Siete con Coca Cola, Abanico, Setenta, and Sombrero de Manny.

Here is a playlist of videos of additional advanced Salsa moves:     https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJnlHnMfogFJf_UBW5n0tl1uLl6PwhrCh

5. DIT T-Shirt

If you go to this link, you can buy your very own DanceInTime T shirt with an array of color and style options!  (DIT gets no profit from this sale FYI.)  https://shop.spreadshirt.com/DanceInTimeTShirts/t

6. Do you dance multiple styles?

Do you dance three or more styles, and are you interested in working with a Fusion Dance Company? If so, contact Barb@DanceInTime.com with a summary of your background. The company is working on pieces that include some musical theater, contact improv, abstract/contemporary dancing etc. Rehearsals are alternate Sunday evenings.

7. recent shows

Kudos to the DanceInTime performers who all did a great job at the Baltimore Salsa Congress (https://youtu.be/SETxdy7pkYw) and the “Puente de Amistad” Fundraiser ( https://youtu.be/aciYlAMb2Ts ). Thanks to Chae Reid for the designing the Congress choreography.

 

See you on the dance floor!!