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By John-John Williams IV and John-John Williams IV,Sun reporter | March 8, 2008
Something caught William Ryan's eye, compelling him to venture into the throng of teens grooving to Rihanna's "Don't Stop the Music." The principal inched forward amid pulsating violet light, waving an index finger and admonishing a couple who he felt were getting a little too close. Ryan sent the pair off the River Hill High School dance floor for a 10-minute "cooling-off" period. "This is not a club, it's a school," the 44-year-old principal said later. "There is a difference."
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Lisa Wiseman | September 5, 2002
Cafe Asia, the latest restaurant to open in the Power Plant Live! complex, is now also a nightclub. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays around 10:30 p.m. the dinner lights go down, the laser lights come on and the tables are pushed back to make room for dancing. (Don't worry; if your table is on the dance floor and you're still chowing down on pad thai at 10:30, you won't be tipped out of your chair.) Perched high above the smooth wooden dance floor is a pagoda-style booth where local DJs spin progressive, house and Latin beats.
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
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
By Dolly Merritt | April 5, 1992
Some 30 years ago, a local rock 'n' roll band called the Van Dykes reigned at the Maidenchoice and Arbutus teen centers in Baltimore County.On those weekend nights, my crowd and other kids packed the centers. The dancing -- to songs like "Keep Searchin' " and "Shout" -- was frenetic, the apron of the stage was mobbed with fans, boys linedthe walls scouting for suitable dance partners, and girls converged in the bathrooms to apply more lipstick and compare notes about theirdates.When I heard in January that the band would be performing at TurfValley Country Club, I knew I had to go. My second thought was: "Howold are these guys anyway?"
SPORTS
By Ross Peddicord and Jon Morgan and Ross Peddicord and Jon Morgan,Staff Writers | May 15, 1992
The father of Dance Floor owner Hammer today said his sons had been "a little hot" in implying racism was at work in the selection of the horse's poor post position."
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.
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