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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2011
Every day for three years, when Darlene Love stepped onto a Broadway stage to sing, she was transported to Baltimore — to the city of big hair and 1960s dance music — playing a teenager who gives dance lessons to a girl longing to be on the Corny Collins Show. Tomorrow, her role in "Hairspray" long behind her, she comes to the city of Hon to host a live Maryland Public Television premiere of her new DVD, "Darlene Love: The Concert of Love. " For those who may not have grown up singing along on the radio to "He's sure the boy I am going to marry" or "Da Doo Ron Ron," Love was a voice behind many 1960s hits.
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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.
FEATURES
By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,SUN STAFF | July 25, 1997
The sweet-natured Japanese drama "Shall We Dance?" opens in a gilded dance hall with a voice-over primer in Japanese social repression. "The idea that a husband and wife should embrace and dance in front of each other is beyond embarrassment," says Shohei Sugiyama, a Tokyo businessman who discovers joy through ballroom dancing.For an American audience, the explanation provides a national context that transforms "Shall We Dance?" into more than a film about hoofing it in the Far East, a mere Japanese version of "Strictly Ballroom."
NEWS
By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Staff Writer | October 1, 1992
While most people spend Monday night getting in the rhythm of the new work week, Jackie Stambaugh and her friends dance to the beat of a different drum.Make that a guitar.Country-western dance lessons have dozens of would-be two-steppers flocking weekly to Union Bridge Fire Hall."We love to dance and we love country music," said Ms. Stambaugh, 42, a shipping clerk for Lehigh Portland Cement Company "We'd watch people do this kind of dancing and decided we wanted to do it too."And she's not alone.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joanne E. Morvay and Joanne E. Morvay,Special to the Sun | December 17, 2000
When Melissa Reilly began taking dance lessons from Judy Daniel, she never imagined she'd grow up to be a dance instructor herself -- and married to her teacher's son. Melissa, who started dance lessons at age 3, began taking classes from Judy in 1986. That was when Judy was teaching in a rented church hall and her son Dave spent many evenings trying to distract the dancers with comic antics. "I remember him getting yelled at a lot because he would try to play basketball in the middle of class," Melissa says.
NEWS
By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | May 15, 1997
If you follow the trail of cowboy hats and boots, Wrangler jeans and fringed shirts in Glen Burnie any Tuesday or Wednesday night, chances are, you'll wind up at La Fontaine Bleu.The banquet hall off Ritchie Highway has become a country line-dancing mecca for hundreds of enthusiasts from the Baltimore area. From young children to retirees, dancers flock to the hall for a buffet dinner and a night of dancing."This is great," said Andrea Lorah of Glen Burnie, who has been going every week for more than three years.
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.
NEWS
By Rosalie Falter and Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 25, 1996
HARRY SMITH LIKES to repeat a saying that is popular with fellow square dancers: "Square dancing is either a dying folk art or the best-kept secret of the '90s."If it is a secret, he is willing to share it and invites everyone to see the Friendship Squares in action at the Maryland State Fairgrounds this week. Also, plan to take square dance lessons in September in Linthicum.Smith and his wife, Cathy, have been members of the Friendship Squares for nine years and share the presidency.The Linthicum club will perform on the main stage in the Cow Palace at the Maryland State Fair from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.
NEWS
By Elizabeth Winthrop | October 10, 2001
* Editor's note: Barnyard animals go hog wild over dance lessons given by an independent-minded pig. Dumpy La Rue wanted to dance, "You're a pig," said his father. "Pigs don't dance. They grunt, they grovel, they snuffle for truffles." "Pigs don't dance," said his mother. "They bellow, they swallow, they learn how to wallow." "I want to dance," said Dumpy. "Fat chance," said his sister. "Boys don't dance. They fight, they march, they sport, and they snort. And they're never ever supposed to cavort."
NEWS
By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF | April 27, 1997
With poise and grace, high school girls in flowing white gowns curtsied and waltzed last night in a ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, dazzling an audience of more than 700 people at the Youth Cotillion."
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