Upcoming Special Events open to the public:
Our Next Weekend Workshop will be A "Waltz Evolution" afternoon
Saturday afternoon, November 16th.
(was originally schedueld for Sunday, but we had to move it)
2:00 - 3:00:
Intro to waltz!
How to recognize a Waltz song. the basic box and traveling box. Also cover hesitations and underarm turns. We will also talk about "Purpose-Driven Amalgamating" for leaders.
3:15 - 4:15: Evolving the Waltz technique,
one element at a time
All the technique you need to make your Waltz feel like a pro!
Rise & Fall, Strong Rotation skills, Collecting & Rotating. Outside partner vs. inside partner, Frame Tweaking, Contra-Body Movement, and Tilting Vs. Leaning.
4:30 - 5:30 Viennese Waltz
How to turn your regular waltz into Viennese: Amalgamating between Natural Turn and basic Cross-step. And Managing momentum to avoid collisions.
$20 for one workshop, or $50 for all three!
ENROLL HERE AND GET
JOE'S INTERACTIVE WALTZ DVD
($20 value) for free!
The next Swing workshops and dance with Emily Vanston and Joe & Julie is November 16th!
Same format as before, only now with seperate rooms for the workshops!
7:30 - 8:30:
6-count lesson with Joe & Julie in Studio M
8-count lesson with Emily in Studio B
8:30 - 10:30 DJ'd dancing.
$10 for either lesson, $10 for just dancing
$20 for both.
So glad to finally start this up in the new space!
The next HVCD Ballroom Dance is Saturday night, November 30th.
The next West Coast Swing party and
workshop with Jun is December 21st!
Same format as before, only now with
2 dance floors!
7:30 - 8:30 - Intro lesson with Jun
Dancing until Midnight.
$10 for lesson, dancing and refreshments.
Beginners, make sure to come to the lesson
to get the most out of the evening!
Our 2019 HALLOWEEN MASQUERADE BALL
Was another great success. Click below for pics
New Year's Eve Party another great success, Thank you Lisa for pre-prep and cleanup, Debbie, Jenny and Lindsay, Salwa, Larry, Ernie and Katheryn for day-of setup, prep and serving, James and Julie for the dinner music, and Julia for late-night cleanup!
Click below to see photos:
Our menu consisted of:
APPETIZERS: Smoked Salmon Crostinis, Meatballs in Holiday sauce, Pruscuitto-wrapped
asparagus, Chive & goat cheese tomatos, Stuffed mushrooms, Aged Egg-Nog.
SIDES: Curried Butternut Squash soup, Roasted Vegetable Medley, Parmesan-Sage Mashed sweet potatoes,
ENTREES: Meat & Vegetable Lasagnas, Arroz Con Pollo, Pesto Salmon with Angel-Hair Pasta.
DESSERTS: Meyer Lemon & Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes with fruit & whipped cream garnish,
Chocolate Fondue with assorted dipping fruit & cookies, Baklavah sampler.
Our 6th annual SWINGIN' HALLOWEEN MASQUERADE BALL on October 27th was a HUGE Success!
Thank you all for helping to spread the word, Debbie, Maria, Carol and Lisa for prep & setup, Carol for those great cookie-pizzas, all your great costumes, your generous dancing spirit, and all your help cleaning up! Click above for pics.
Thank you all who attended our special
Anniversary potluck celebration
on Saturday September 29th at 7:30 pm.
Over 50 of you showed your support and enthusiasm for our business
in so many ways and we thank you for allowing us to
enter into another year of not just surviving, but thriving!
Thank you Crazy Feet! video coming soon!
Our 4th annual Summer Ballroom BBQ Bash happened July 21st!
Based on our New Year's Eve gala, we are celebrating the summer season with an intimate night of dinner and dancing! Summer themed buffet included appetizers, entrees, sides, and desserts. Live music, DJ requests, personal dance coaching & group mixers will carry us through the evening.
Singles, couples, non-dancers and those with food allergies all catered to at this unique event. BYOB.
Avocado Deviled Eggs
Joe's homemade Salsa & Guacamole & assorted dipping chips & veggies
Praline BBQ Bacon Skewers
Pulled BBQ Chicken & Pork with assorted sandwich rolls
Gluten free, soy free & Vegan Pulled BBQ entrees.
Citrus Sweet Potato salad
Grilled Vegetable medley
Homestyle Baked Beans
Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread
Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Pie with Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice-Cream
Peach cobbler with homemade whipped cream
Mini Homemade Cheesecakes with Strawberry & Blueberry sauce
Vegan Marscapone-style "nice cream".
Homemade Coconut Cookies
Latin party with live band on Cinco De Mayo!
Larry Moses and the Latin Explosion returned Saturday May 5th for our third Cinco De Mayo and largest attended one yet. Thank you all for celebrating Joe's birthday with good food, great music and a great community of dancers and dance-curious who have embraced this event!
7:30 - 11:30 pm. $20 at the door. BYOB
7:45 - intro lesson in Salsa Bachata, Cha Cha
& Merengue (yes all 4!)
8:45 - Larry Moses & the Explosion
9:30 - Group dance Performance at first break
- requests taken during break.
10:00 - Larry & the Explosion, 2nd set.
New Year's Eve Party was another
great success! Keep an eye out for the Summer Ballroom Bash,
coming in July!
Our 5th annual SWINGIN' HALLOWEEN MASQUERADE BALL Happened on Saturday October 28th. It was another grand event which was a great success thanks to all of you who showing such great studio spirit! Thank you Debbie for all your setup and food serving talents, thanks to Carol for your amazing cupcakes. Thanks to Shel and everyone else on cleanup duty, and thanks for all of your devotion to your great costumes! Can't wait 'till next year!
"Waltz and More"
Joe & Julie,
Just want you both to know how much we enjoyed your “Waltz and More” Class tonight. Joe, you did a wonderful job of instructing the new sequence – what a great move! Julie, the music was simply delightful and so beautiful to dance to. We have only been dancing about a year, but this was surely one of our favorite events ever! Well worth the hour and a half drive! We look forward to next month already. Thanks for providing such a wonderful Sunday afternoon!
Ed and Robin Sostak
WHERE: our studio: 1151, Route 55, LaGrangeville Click For Map
WHEN: Several times a year on special occasions. Get on email list to recieve notifications of next party.
COST: $15 at the door. Includes lesso, door prizes & requests during the musician's breakm and food
Intro lesson for first 1/2 hour
Group mixer and door prizes following intro lesson.
2 hours of live music.
D music for another 1/2 hour (and during musician breaks) featuring other ballroom dances (Rumbas, Foxtrots, Tangos, Swings, Cha Chas, etc. as requested)J
Price includes homestyle buffet dinner and dessert!
Steve Starkman performing with Julie at the January party.
Julie and I are hoping to start this dance up soon at the new location. The event is modeled after the successful "Mostly Waltz" dances Joe and Julie attended and enjoyed in Philadelphia, and fueled by the desire to share that same experience here in the Hudson Valley. Each month we will bring in a different professionally trained musician for a duet of live Waltz standards that are played with sensitivity to pacing, song length and a range of tempos including Viennese Waltzes, along with Ballroom standards, including foxtrot, swing, and tango. Attendance will be made up of singles and couples of all ages and skill level, with an excellent ratio of leaders to followers. We hope you can join us for one soon!