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By Sloane Brown | May 16, 1999
Baltimore's Centro de la Comunidad celebrated its fifth anniversary with a Fiesta Latina, a shindig with salsa (both at dinner and on the dance floor) at Lista's restaurant in Fells Point.The evening began with a mariachi band and margaritas. No, that wasn't a conga line snaking onto the back balcony. It was just folks waiting for their chance at the burritos, black beans and rice.Among those enjoying this evening were Haydee Rodriguez, Centro's executive director; Dr. Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner, chair of Centro's board of directors; Dr. Leonardo Ortega, board vice chair; Dr. Wilfredo Nieves, Hector Torres and Andrew Jezic, board members; Angelo Solara, vice chair of the Mayor's Committee on Hispanic Affairs; and Rahn Barnes, Provident Bank of Maryland.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By YAHOO! SHOPPING | November 24, 2005
Downloaded singles 1.Hung Up, Madonna 2.My Humps, Black Eyed Peas 3.Run It! (Remix featuring Juelz Santana), Chris Brown 4.Stickwitu, Pussycat Dolls 5.Photograph, Nickelback[ Courtesy iTunes] Downloaded albums 1.Confessions on a Dance Floor (Deluxe Version), Madonna 2.16 Biggest Hits: Johnny Cash, Johnny Cash 3.Some Hearts, Carrie Underwood 4.Get Rich or Die Tryin' (Music from and inspired by the motion picture), Various artists 5.Confessions on a Dance Floor (non-stop mix; deluxe version)
ENTERTAINMENT
By JESSICA BRANDT | April 6, 2006
Grand Central A fixture on the local gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) nightclub scene, this surprisingly large entertainment complex has a high-tech industrial dance floor, video bar, pub and leather club serviced by six bars. Where --1001-1003 N. Charles St. Web site --centralstation pub.com Call --410-752-7133 Notable --The wet underwear competition, held every Sunday after 11 p.m. on the dance floor. If that's not your style, $5 manicures and $5 martinis are offered in the pub Wednesdays after 7 p.m. Or try Tia-Oke with Tia Chambers, an eight-week, crowd-decides karaoke competition (pub side, Monday and Tuesday nights 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.)
NEWS
By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | February 9, 1998
They danced to the musical stylings of the 19-piece Mr. Dance orchestra. Graceful couples twirled, dipped and sashayed to the sounds of their youth -- Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Benny Goodman -- the men in classic tailored suits, the women in chiffon, silk and satin.And when it was time to choose the king and queen of the prom yesterday, there wasn't really any competition. Bill and Betty Byrne, who effortlessly glided around the Boumi Temple dance floor all afternoon, were the obvious choice for the honors at the Senior Citizens Prom, sponsored by Loyola College.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sam Sessa | June 16, 2005
Where: TK Sharky's, 2072 Sommerville Road, Annapolis When: 8 tonight and the first and third Thursdays of every month Why: Admit it, guys and gals: You've always wanted to be able to show off your salsa moves - you just never learned any. Now you don't have an excuse. Follow dance instructor Barbara Bernstein's lead 8 p.m.-9:15 p.m., and then flash your newly learned salsa chops on the dance floor all night. Information: 301-980-6043, www.danceintime.com. $7.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2012
If Chaz Bono and Bristol Palin can dance - well then, so can you. Maybe not like a pro, maybe not well enough to make a living at it - it's a rare gift to be able to moonwalk like Michael Jackson or to twirl and shimmy like Stacy Keibler. But dancing is supposed to be fun, not something only the elite can do. Everybody does it, whether at a high school mixer, a cousin's wedding reception or a high-class society ball. Becoming a really good dancer takes serious resolve and tons of hard work.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sandra Crockett and Sandra Crockett,Sun Staff | February 17, 2000
The lights are dim. The music is playing. People chat among themselves while sipping cocktails. It's the perfect setting to grab your partner and sway to the beat on the dance floor. Except, wait. There's dancing, but not necessarily with a partner. This is a world where it's not only socially acceptable to get on the dance floor sans partner, it's downright cool. Welcome to the world of line dancing. "There are a lot of benefits to [line dancing]," says Patricia Townes, while taking a break from the dance floor at Strawberry's 5000 nightclub in the 7900 block of Pulaski Highway.
NEWS
January 31, 1994
"A DANCE craze hit America during the late 1930s and early 1940s," according to Goucher dance professor Chrystelle Trump Bond, writing in the current issue of the Maryland Historical Magazine. And what were local folks dancing during World War II?"Most popular of all was the jitterbug. Despite segregation in the armed forces, defense plants, and the USO, young Americans regardless of gender, race, or class danced the African-based movements of the jitterbug."Incorporating steps from African-American dances like the Lindy hop, boogie woogie, shag, trucking, Charleston, Susie-Q, Shorty-George, and camel walk, jitterbuggers pulsated to syncopated rhythms, especially when dancing to music of the Benny Goodman Orchestra featuring the thrilling drums of Gene Krupa.
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