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Last revised: May 14, 2017

May is our last month of Wednesday Lessons before they go on Summer Vacation (June through August).  So, if you're one of those in lesson starvation by the time September gets here, get your fill this month with Liz Gutzwiler's fabulous Hustle.  Also this month, we welcome to our second dance special guest instructor Fred Price in from Arizona.

May 2017 Schedule 

Wednesday Lessons:

May 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2017 
Hustle with Liz Gutzwiler
Beginner/Novice Lesson 7:30 - 8:25 pm
Intermediate Lesson 8:35 - 9:30 pm

Liz Hustles us into the warm Spring month of May with her favorite dance.  If you are a total beginner, Liz will make Hustle easy and fun to do.  If you are already an experienced Hustle dancer, Liz will take the hassle out of learning those more complicated moves you have been wanting to do.  Whether newcomer or advanced, she will keep you grounded with basics to make your Hustle dancing smooth and relaxed.

Liz Gutzwiler


Friday Dance #1:

May 5, 2017 ~ 9:00 pm
Tonight's Theme: "Cinco de Mayo" 
Tonight's Pre-Dance Lesson:
Hustle with Liz Gutzwiler
Beginner/Novice Lesson at 7:30 pm
Intermediate Lesson at 8:15 pm
Dance: 9:00 pm - Midnight with
April Prince is tonight's DJ

This is Cinco de Mayo Day!  ("The 5th of May")  So, the theme of tonight's dance is exactly that.  Dress accordingly and be ready to party! But first, Liz Gutzwiler leads of the night off with a pair of Hustle lessons. And since Hustle's beginnings in the early '70s had several generations and names, two of which were "Latin Hustle" and "Spanish Hustle," this may just be the appropriate lesson for Cinco de Mayo.


Friday Dance #2:  

May 19, 2017 ~ 9:00 pm
Theme: May Flowers
Tonight's Pre-Dance Lesson:
West Coast Swing with Special Guest
Instructor Fred Price in from Arizona 

Beginner/Novice Lesson at 7:30 pm
Intermediate Lesson at 8:15 pm

Dance: 9:00 pm - Midnight
Matt Cotherman is tonight's DJ

Suggest you arrive early tonight as we expect a crowd to welcome and take the West Coast Swing lessons from nationally-recognized instructor, Fred Price, who comes in to teach for us from Arizona. Fred has been very active on the competitive dancing and teaching circuit for over 20 years in both swing and hustle with many awards to his name. He has taught for many years in the Cleveland area and now the greater Phoenix area. He is also an accomplished national WCS and Hustle DJ and former Event Director for many years for the annual C.A.S.H. Bash.

Then we dance from 9:00 PM to Midnight with tonight's theme being May Flowers.  This means putting away the dark Winter clothing and bringing out and wearing the bright colors, floral prints, Aloha shirts, anything to bring a bright and cheery mood to the dance and emphasize that the warm weather is finally here to stay (we waited a long time for it this year).

Fred Price
Guest Instructor


May Flowers Dance


Planning Guide for June 2017

For June, 2017...  Wednesday Lessons start their Summer Vacation.  
No Wednesday Lessons June through August.  

Friday Dances: June 2 & 16
June 2 - 
Tonight's Lesson: Two-Step with Jon Serletic.  
Tonight's DJ will be April Prince.  Dance theme to be announced.
June 16 - Tonight's lesson: West Coast Swing with Beverly Solazzo. 
Tonight's Theme: It's back by popular demand!  The Swing 'n' Country Pajama Party.  Start thinking now of what you are planning to wear.
Tonight's DJ will be Ken Dillard.

Planning Guide for July 2017

For July, 2017...  Wednesday Lessons continue their Summer Vacation.  
Friday lessons start their Summer vacation.
No Friday night Dance Lessons July and August.
The Friday Dances start an hour earlier running from 8:00 - 11:00 PM
and we have only one dance in each month (July and August) instead of the usual two.

Friday Dance: July 7
Tonight's DJ will be Matt Cotherman.  
Dance theme will be the Fourth of July Picnic in the Park..

Get additional details on our 3-month Calendar covering May through July 2017. 

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