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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2012
The idea of dancing with a boy sent several fifth-grade girls at Gunpowder Elementary into a tailspin. Jen Holland even gathered 25 signatures on a petition to curtail the lessons, but ultimately she left the paper at home. Four days into the week of lessons, the petitioners were swinging, swaying and mastering all manner of intricate steps with boys in the lead. "It was a lot better than I thought," Jen said. About 90 fifth graders donned their best dancing duds for a recital Friday, capping off a week of lessons in cha-cha, merengue, tango and swing at the Perry Hall school.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2014
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake loves tweaking budgets , announcing comprehensive plans and chatting on " Meet the Press . " But she also likes to get down on the dance floor.  Here's a fun video of the Mayor dancing with some students at National Academy Foundation High School in East Baltimore. Madame Mayor has got some moves! Now there's an assembly those students will never forget.  
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By Amy Watts | October 9, 2012
So we're told by Len at the top of the show that the stars will be coordinating "every little detail. " I'm really hoping that doesn't mean they're doing choreography. Brooke promies us "two bombshell announcements. " Staircase entrances - Sabrina is wearing a dinner napkin that barely comes past her girlybits and Peta's just flat-out gone for lingerie in a see-through teddy and stockings. And Maksim has on a hideous, hideous wig. Oh, and it looks like Bristol can see Russia in her dance partner?
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2014
Baltimore's liquor board on Thursday revoked the license of a massive Southeast Baltimore dance club, citing incidents in which a patron was shot on the dance floor and the club's owner released pepper spray into a large crowd while riding on a golf cart. The Voltage club, which billed itself as the city's largest, operated out of an old Greyhound bus terminal in the Baltimore Travel Plaza on O'Donnell Street. Voltage, which has been open for about 16 months, ran afoul of police and the liquor board on consecutive weekends in November and into December.
SPORTS
By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | May 15, 1992
At the post-position draw for the 117th Preakness yesterday, everything that could go wrong went wrong -- especially for Dance Floor.The speed horses, Alydeed and Speakerphone, drew outside, instead of inside, posts.But it was Dance Floor, the horse owned by the family of rap star Hammer, who took the heaviest dose of bad luck. The colt drew the poorest gate -- 14 out of 14 in the first full field to start in the race since 1970."It isn't funny," Hammer said. "Four races and four bad spots.
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By Mary Corey and Mary Corey,Staff Writer | January 27, 1994
By day, Christina Marshall, Bryn Mawr kindergarten teacher, dresses in leggings and sweaters. By night, though, watch out. She becomes a tulled, sequined, spaghetti-strapped diva of the dance floor. For the last three years, she has spent her spare time perfecting her Lindy and jitterbug in Baltimore and at swing dances along the East Coast.All those moves have changed her wardrobe."When I first started, I wore a long skirt and turtleneck," says Ms. Marshall, 34, who lives in North Baltimore.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Staff Writer | May 17, 1992
With a different post position for yesterday's Preakness, Dance Floor might well have been too legit to quit.But starting out of the 14th slot, the horse, owned by the family of rap star Hammer, got bogged down with a distance that it couldn't make up."It was too much to overcome," said Lewis Burrell, Hammer's father and a co-owner of Dance Floor."We knew the gate was going to be a big factor. No horse has ever won the Preakness coming out of the 14th slot."Common wisdom held that Dance Floor, a speed horse, would have too much ground to make up to run an effective race.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | March 13, 1992
HALLANDALE, Fla. -- Dance Floor and Pistols And Roses, the 1-2 finishers in the Fountain of Youth Stakes, will switch places in the starting gate for tomorrow's Florida Derby.Dance Floor, which had the rail in the earlier event, drew the 11 hole yesterday, when 12 horses were entered for the $500,000 race. Pistols And Roses, which had the 10 post position in the Fountain of Youth, moved inside to No. 5.Gulfstream Park oddsmaker Chuck Streva still made Dance Floor a strong 7-5 favorite.Streva likened the 3-year-old colt to the older Sea Cadet, who won the Donn Handicap decisively, then reaffirmed that win about a month later with a 7 1/2 -length victory in the Gulfstream Park Handicap.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | March 13, 1992
HALLANDALE, Fla. -- Dance Floor and Pistols And Roses, the 1-2 finishers in the Fountain of Youth Stakes, will switch places in the starting gate for tomorrow's Florida Derby.Dance Floor, which had the rail in the earlier event, drew the 11 hole yesterday, when 12 horses were entered for the $500,000 race. Pistols And Roses, which had the 10 post position in the Fountain of Youth, moved inside to No. 5.Gulfstream Park oddsmaker Chuck Streva still made Dance Floor a strong 7-5 favorite.Streva likened the 3-year-old colt to the older Sea Cadet, who won the Donn Handicap decisively, then reaffirmed that win about a month later with a 7 1/2 -length victory in the Gulfstream Park Handicap.
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By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,justin.fenton@baltsun.com | June 3, 2009
Baltimore police have arrested a second person in connection with a March shooting outside a nightclub in Mount Vernon that authorities say was sparked when women bumped into one another on the dance floor. Kimberly Moody, 22, of Gwynn Oak was arrested Monday and charged with assault, conspiracy to commit assault, a handgun violation and accessory after the fact in the March 7 fatal shooting of Sctario Tia Edwards outside of Coconuts Cafe, in the 300 block of W. Madison St. Moody's role in the shooting was not immediately clear.
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By Sydney Bucksbaum, Zap2it | December 8, 2013
Apologies if you literally juuuuust got  "Friday"  out of your head after being stuck there for two years.  Rebecca Black  is back, and she's got a meta follow-up music video named ... you guessed it. "Saturday. " The sequel to the viral hit "Friday" is much more professionally produced, both musically and visually, and features a male vocalist, Dave Days. But we can't stop laughing over all the meta callbacks to Black's first internet video.  Here are our 10 favorite parts of "Saturday" ... 10. When the video starts, Black is clearly waking up hungover, with the destruction from "Friday's" party all around her.  9. There's even photos from "Friday" all over the ground.
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By Amy Watts and For the Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2013
First off, congratulations to Derek Hough for his Emmy win Sunday night in the choreography category.  The show opens with a routine from the pros, and there's Derek front and center. I guess unlike football players he doesn't get the night off. They appear to have done away with the grand staircase entrance for each couple, introducing them in groups of three as they stand on the dance floor. There's a quick shot of the leaderboard with last week's scores and we're told it's all-Latin tonight and they immediately go to the first couple.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2013
Traditional is a word rarely found in the vocabulary of Michael and Jennifer Schiff - except when defined as love for family, friends and each other. "Different is the theme of our lives," explained Jennifer Schiff, a 30-year-old real estate agent and co-owner of Staging Divas, a home staging company in Baltimore. "We wanted a home that was unique; one that people would walk into and [say] wow!" The couple found that uniqueness in the five-bedroom, four-bath Pikesville mid-century modern home they purchased from the original owners in 2010 for $200,000.
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Wesley Case | June 26, 2013
Is there any bar or nightclub in Baltimore worth a $20 cover charge? If so - and I'm not convinced there is - it certainly was not Paparazzi Nightclub on a recent Friday night. The dance club that replaced the concert venue Sonar in February describes itself on its website as "one of the top destinations to visit in Baltimore nightlife. " It was only a destination if someone were in search of a test of patience. Paparazzi is split into two rooms, just like Sonar . On this night, the smaller area held a "Ladies Night" hosted by 92Q's Konan.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2013
As Baltimore Raven Jacoby Jones makes his "Dancing with the Stars" debut tonight, he revealed who else on the team he thought would have a chance on the show. Jones knows what he's talking about. He has shown Baltimore his fancy footwork in the end zone. And even one of his fellow competitors on the show -- "Bachelor" star Sean Lowe -- has said his biggest competition for the mirror ball trophy will be the wide receiver. When asked which other Ravens players might have some skills on the dance floor, Jones didn't hesitate, listing the team's best -- and worst -- dancers for Insider.
NEWS
March 18, 2013
For more than 22 years, Friday Night Swing Club has welcomed thousands of dancers 16 and older of every ability to tango, cha-cha, foxtrot, jitterbug, salsa, waltz, hustle and others, from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday nights. The club started at the ROTC building at Johns Hopkins University, then moved to the Boomi Temple on Charles Street until that property was sold to Loyola University Maryland. Through the years, the club's home has been the Scottish Rite Temple in Tuscany-Canterbury, Tall Cedars Club and the Towson Armory.
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By Nestor Aparicio and Nestor Aparicio,Evening Sun Staff | August 8, 1991
It only took a few minutes of observation at last night's "Club MTV" concert at the Arena to realize that something was definitely out of kilter.With six of the networks' hottest acts together for what was little more than a glorified dance party with a bunch of set changes, the building was missing a dance floor.Consider the lack of a crowd -- just 3,000 showed in the cavernous 12,000 seat hall -- and it almost becomes obscene that someone associated with this tour didn't think to give the overzealous throng of mostly teens a place to shake it loose to the sounds of Tara Kemp, Color Me Badd, Gerardo, C&C Music Factory, Tony Toni Tone and Bell Biv Devoe.
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March 7, 2013
The CEFM Network, formerly the Catonsville Emergency Food Ministries, celebrated its second annual St. Valentine Day dinner/dance Feb. 9 at the Rolling Road Golf Club. More than 150 guests attended the delicious surf and turf dinner and danced to the music of one of Baltimore's best upcoming bands, Collect All 5. This year, the grab bag was extended to 75 special bags. Each contained a bottle of wine from Dave Carney of the Wine Bin, in Ellicott City, along with a gift card valued at between $30-$200.
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By Mike Giuliano | February 14, 2013
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is following through on the Bard's famous statement that all the world is a stage. As if it weren't enough that this Ellicott City-based theater company already uses various Howard County sites for its indoor productions, it's moving ahead with its plan to convert a former bank building in downtown Baltimore into a new permanent home. When that new home opens in 2014, all of the company's indoor productions will be staged there. Its outdoor summer productions will continue to be done at the Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park in Ellicott City.
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