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By Sue du Pont and Sue du Pont,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 21, 2002
MOST OF the dances are done with women lined up on one side and men on the other. Ten to 20 couples follow the instructions of a caller. Often, two or more pairs dance figures together. Couples on one end are sent to the other end of the line as the dances progress. If it sounds a little like contra or square dancing, it is. Colonial-era English country dance is just slower in tempo, more fluid and more elegant - and classes are forming in Edgewater, where students will learn the smooth, simple movements of the dance.
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By Jessica D. Evans and The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2014
It looks like Baltimore "can dance. " Owings Mills native and Baltimore School for the Arts alumna Amir Sanders made it through the first round of auditions in Philadelphia on "So You Think You Can Dance. " Sanders will appear on next week's episode, 8 p.m. June 25. How old were you when you began dancing? I was about 3-years-old when I started dancing. My mom thought I was clumsy so she put me in dance lessons. Where have you danced? When I was in the 8th grade, I started going to Deer Park Middle Magnet School and I danced during my 6th period class every day. I've also attended the American Ballet Theatre in Alabama, The Rock School in Pennsylvania, the Atlanta Ballet and I just finished the Dance Theatre of Harlem.  What's your favorite dance style?
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NEWS
By MICHELLE HOFFMAN | September 30, 1993
Country-western dance lessons are back!The Union Bridge Volunteer Fire Company is sponsoring the dances every Monday night at the fire hall, 8 Locust St.For $4 per person, you can learn the polka, waltz, swing, the matador, stray cat strut, two-step, and the achy-breaky. Other styles also will be taught.Singles are welcome, but it is easier to attend as a couple to ensure a partner for each dance.Doors open at 7 p.m. Lessons begin at 7:30 p.m. for beginners, 8 p.m. for line dancers and 8:30 p.m. for intermediates.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Amy Watts and For The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2014
Out of the frying pan and into the fire, I'm switching from one dance show to another, with barely a week between the "Dancing with the Stars" finale and the "So You Think You Can Dance "premiere. Audition episodes are often my least favorite, primarily due to the number of joke auditions. Let's hope those are kept to a minimum this year. Cat Deeley's introduction says, "Every summer for the past decade…" Have we really been watching this show for so long? Huh. We're officially at the point where contestants can realistically claim to have been watching the show their "whole life.
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By Jessica Dexheimer and Jessica Dexheimer,sun reporter | July 25, 2007
Tatia Zack begins by urging bystanders to join her in dancing. Before long, she has drawn quite a crowd, and people of all ages and skill levels are boogieing to music ranging from the folk song "Cotton Eyed Joe" to the funk and rap dance mix "The Booty Call." The scene is played out Friday nights beneath the People Tree at the Columbia lakefront. From late June to early September, Zack, an experienced dance instructor and choreographer, offers free dance lessons to the Howard County community.
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By Jennifer Choi | February 14, 2008
Did you know that our first president withdrew from the social scene entirely because he lost his teeth? See the former commander-in-chief's dentures at George Washington's Birthday Bash at the National Museum of Dentistry. The event also features Colonial games, actors in period costumes, dance lessons, cake and punch. The event runs 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $1. The museum is at University of Maryland, 31 S. Greene St. Call 410-706-0600 or go to www.dentalmuseum.org.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 2004
Where: The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St. When: 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. tomorrow Why: Get your samba on with Latin tunes at the museum as part of its After Hours series. Dance lessons and gallery tours will be available also. Also, expect a one-person performance of The Alexandria Carry-On -- the tale of a slave who taught himself to read while repairing scrolls from the famed Library of Alexandria. Tickets are $10 for nonmembers; free to members. Information: Call 410-547-9000 -- Annie Linskey
NEWS
July 3, 2002
The student: Jenni Frederick, 17 School: Oakland Mills High Special achievement: Jenni took first place at the state level in the National PTA's Reflections program for her original dance composition. The theme for this year's Reflections program was "I hold in my hand ... " The dance: Jenni has participated in the children's dance division program at Towson University since she was 2 years old. Her favorite dance form is jazz. Lessons learned: "What I learned from choreographing my dance for the competition is that the first time you choreograph it is not the way you're going to end up doing it," Jenni said.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff Writer | October 13, 1992
The operators of a closed Ellicott City dance studio don't mind if a former instructor continues to teach her own classes. They just don't want her giving lessons within a 40-mile radius of their former company.Raymond Clifton and Debra Jo Clifton, owners of the former Starlight Ballroom, filed suit in Howard Circuit Court on Oct. 5 against Debra Lilly Pabon, who operates That's Dancing, a studio in Dorsey.The plaintiffs seek $100,000 in damages from Ms. Pabon. They also want the court to determine the amount of money the defendant made as a result of her "wrongful actions."
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By Rosalie Falter and Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 28, 1997
RECENTLY THE Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the Roost of the Association of Old Crows held its annual holiday party and awards ceremony. The group takes its name from the World War II organization that worked on sensitive, classified projects that developed countermeasures to defeat German radar. That World War II program was known as Project Raven.John McCarty, a longtime Linthicum resident, was named the chapter's Crow of the Year. He is retired and is an exhibit coordinator at the Historical Electronics Museum at West Nursery and Elkridge Landing roads in Linthicum.
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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 Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | December 15, 2012
In 2000, the British film "Billy Elliot" generated a flurry of admiration on both sides of the Atlantic. Something about this story of an 11-year-old boy, who decides to study ballet even as it makes him a major oddity in his northern England mining town, touched a nerve. Five years later, transformed into a musical with a score by Elton John, "Billy Elliot" became a runaway hit in London's West End. It went on to win a slew of Tony Awards, including Best Musical, after its 2008 Broadway premiere.
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By Katie Hutchinson | December 14, 2012
This episode was full of ups and downs, but was a great one overall. Again, I'm not sure if they've actually been that good, or if I'm just slowly getting nostalgic because "Jersey Shore" is coming to an end. Either way, the second to last episode ever did not disappoint. The Cliff Notes version: We find out Mike was a stripper in college. Paula and Mike fight, makeup and he still leaves with a random. Pauly D finally gets it in and the whole house gets an ear-full. Snooki and Deena hold meatball auditions.
EXPLORE
By L'Oreal Thompson | August 27, 2012
Now, after you've finished a margarita and an enchilada at Azul 17 in Columbia, you can strap on your dancing shoes and stay for salsa lessons. On Thursday and Saturday nights, the dining room at this sophisticated restaurant-lounge is transformed into a dance studio. Last year salsa lessons at Azul 17 were offered the first Saturday each month. But this year the frequency has been upped to twice a week. “People love it and enjoy it,” says general manager Carlos Oseguera. Beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons are offered for $5 each on Thursday nights at 8, 9 and 10, respectively; however, complimentary lessons for all levels are offered Saturday nights at 10. “The Saturday class is more casual.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2012
As pedestrians scurried through the sunshine that bathed Patterson Park this week, 12-year-old Daniel John took refuge under a tree, poring over a book, enjoying a space all his own. "If I were at home, I'd probably be watching TV for over seven hours," said the rising seventh-grader at Montebello Elementary/Middle School, who is living at a local shelter. Daniel is one of 130 Baltimore city and county students who are finding stability in a summer learning program exclusively for homeless students — a population that has ballooned in the city and doubled in Baltimore County in the last five years.
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By Louise Vest | March 4, 2012
100 Years Ago Tiger, tiger, luring site In the Times' Laurel column: "At a recent meeting of the Mayor and city council, it was stated that reports were in circulation that the law prohibiting the sale of spirits and malt liquors is being violated in the town, and they offered as a reward the sum of $50 to any person producing evidence which would convict any person in a court of law of a violation of this law....
NEWS
By Phyllis Lucas and Phyllis Lucas,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 9, 1997
TWO IMPORTANT community meetings are coming up shortly.Tomorrow, Take Back Our Streets Inc. of Linthicum will hold a general membership breakfast meeting at Michaels Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. Contact Linda Harris at 222-6890.Arundel Improvement Association will meet at 8 p.m. Thursday at the AIA hall, 705 Cross St. Call 789-2192 for more information.Ash Wednesday servicesAsh Wednesday this week marks the start of the Lenten season, and events are planned at a number of area churches.St.
FEATURES
By Jay Boyar and Jay Boyar,ORLANDO SENTINEL | October 15, 2004
John Clark ought to be a happy man. He has a successful law practice in Chicago. He's married to a beautiful woman who loves him. And they have two terrific kids. But - as we learn in Shall We Dance? - the spark has gone out of his life. If you're thinking midlife crisis, that doesn't quite do it. John (Richard Gere) isn't in crisis so much as he's in stasis. Let's call it a midlife rut. Shall We Dance? - the brassy new Hollywood remake of the delicate 1996 Japanese film - is about how this man rediscovers the romance within himself by enrolling in a ballroom-dancing class.
ENTERTAINMENT
By kevin cowherd and kevin cowherd,kevin.cowherd@baltsun.com | November 2, 2008
These are tough times for the dancing-impaired. I say this because the country is absolutely nuts about dancing. TV shows like Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance? get top ratings. The dance-happy movie High School Musical 3: Senior Year is a box-office smash. Dance studios report business is booming, even with the economy tanking. This only makes the dancing-impaired feel worse about themselves. Look, we know we have no rhythm and no timing. We know we're incapable of making any fluid movements or moving any part of our body to the beat.
FEATURES
By Ishita Singh and Ishita Singh,Sun reporter | August 2, 2008
Towson Dance Studio instructor Becki Turner was surprised to meet a solo new pupil in a recent ballroom dance class. Among the engaged couples practicing for their first dance as newlyweds stood a high school student. He had elected to take ballroom dancing as a physical education elective after watching the hit TV show Dancing with the Stars. Turner herself became involved in ballroom dancing after watching the ABC sensation. Though she had always wanted to learn dance, the flashy steps on Dancing persuaded her finally to start.
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