Back from Cuba for a double header

I am back from Havana and man am I ready to get my dance on! Longfellows asked me to step in and both teach and DJ this Saturday because they needed the help rather last minute which is perfect because I have some new music that is so new that I haven’t added it to my Spotify Playlist yet.

Check out my latest “Top 10 List” powered by Spotify.

Saturday March 11th
$10
8pm Intermediate lesson
9-12am WCS Dance Mixer (lots of cross over music cha-cha, rumba, foxtrot…)
Longfellow’s Club JoEllen
524 Boston Post Rd
Wayland, MA

Sunday Night March 12th
$15
6pm Two-Step Mr. J
6:45pm WCS Mr. J
7:30pm – ? California Mix w/Mr. J
Longfellow’s Club JoEllen
524 Boston Post Rd
Wayland, MA

Off to Cuba!

I am packing my bags and heading to Cuba for a week or so and Donna is filling in for me. When I return we are going to break down our advanced basics and take them to the next level. With last week’s class came so many excited leaders and followers, pumped to have put a touch more polish on their stock patterns.

Sunday Night February 26th

$15

6pm Two-Step Donna Shea

6:45pm WCS Donna Shea

7:30pm – ? California Mix w/Donna Shea

Longfellow’s Club JoEllen

524 Boston Post Rd

Wayland, MA

Call, text, or email question to me directly 603 475-1391.

30 for $30 for 2017!

These 30 minute lessons have been working out so well that I am changing how I teach privates going forward. Each lesson will be 30 minutes long and be focused on one dance. I love that we have enough time to get into some deeper concepts but the lesson is short enough to stay fun! If you would like to book a lesson shoot me an email, text (603-475-1391), or reach out to me in person on Sunday nights. Lessons book first come first serve so don’t wait!

Healing a Nation Through Music and Dance

Today is a big day for this country. We are possibly more divided than ever and yet also more connected because of social media. The constant stimulation of reading opinions, watching videos, and being pulled this way and that is often too much for me and I am so happy that I have music and dancing to take my mind off of whether I made the right choice with my vote, what is going to happen to this country over the next 4 years, is my business going to survive through all the changes coming down the pipeline. No matter where you stand on any issue it is important to remember that when a great song starts to play we all tap at the same tempo. If we let music drive us instead of ego we would certainly be better off in my opinion.

I am the DJ on Sunday and I hope you can make it to here some of my new music. Spotify has been coming through with some AMAZING recommendations that will drive you to dance as they have me…See you all Sunday!

Sunday Night January 22nd
$15
6pm Two-Step
6:45pm WCS
7:30pm – ? California Mix w/DJ Mr. J
Longfellow’s Club JoEllen
524 Boston Post Rd
Wayland, MA

Saturday Afternoon January 28th
$20
3:30-4:30pm Beginner WCS Intensive
4:30 – 5:30pm Advanced Beginner WCS Intensive
5:30-6:30 Open Practice (I will be available for Q&A as well)
70 Bedford Center Road (The Old Town Hall) – 2nd Floor
Bedford, NH

Many dancers have asked me to start doing these again. Whether you are a seasoned Swing dancer or a rank beginner there is something you can get from attending this intensive. We will be drilling the 7 major basics of WCS and then using those basic steps to really learn how to work off of each other to achieve better connection and more curating leading and following.

There is an occupancy of only 44 people for this venue (46 counting the door person and myself)…There may not be room to sign up that day so you really should reserve your spot for this event with Cash or a check for the full amount BEFORE the event. Also it is not required that you have a partner but I am going to try to get the room to be balanced with leaders and followers so if you can sign up with a partner most of the heavy lifting will be done and I can just work on the lesson…Call, text, or email question to me directly 603 475-1391.

30 for $30 for 2017!
These 30 minute lessons have been working out so well that I am changing how I teach privates going forward. Each lesson will be 30 minutes long and be focused on one dance. I love that we have enough time to get into some deeper concepts but the lesson is short enough to stay fun! If you would like to book a lesson shoot me an email, text (603-475-1391), or reach out to me in person on Sunday nights. Lessons book first come first serve so don’t wait!

Tempo vs Drive

I love going out dancing when the DJ is in control of his/her audience. DJs have many tools at their disposal but the 2 most important are Tempo and Drive. Tempo is how fast or slow the songs actually are. The faster the songs, that get played are, the faster you will wear out your audience. Drive is how intense the music is…a song with good drive is a song that you would dance to in your living room, by your self, at a wedding, or in the supermarket. A good DJ will play songs with good drive all night and also vary the tempo so as not to wear out his audience too quickly. When you feel like a DJ is not playing the music that is scratching your itch because his/her music feels too fast or too slow, consider requesting a song with more Drive and see if that itch doesn’t just get scratched!
I am no master when it comes to picking every song but I do have an ear for Drive…I hope you will join me Saturday night for a lesson and some driven dancing…Check out the player on this page for my latest “Top 10 List” powered by Spotify. You don’t need to be a Spotify member to listen…Just push play!
Saturday Night January 14th
$10
8pm Intermediate WCS w/Mr. J
8pm Beginner WCS w/ Ray Salvo
9pm – ? WCS Dance w/DJ Mr. J
Longfellow’s Club JoEllen
524 Boston Post Rd
Wayland, MA

Sunday Night January 22nd

$15
6pm Two-Step
6:45pm WCS
7:30pm – ? California Mix w/DJ Mr. J
Longfellow’s Club JoEllen
524 Boston Post Rd
Wayland, MA

Saturday Afternoon January 28th

$20
3:30-4:30pm Beginner WCS Intensive
4:30 – 5:30pm Advanced Beginner WCS Intensive
5:30-6:30 Open Practice (I will be available for Q&A as well)
70 Bedford Center Road (The Old Town Hall) – 2nd Floor
Bedford, NH
Many dancers have asked me to start doing these again. Whether you are a seasoned Swing dancer or a rank beginner there is something you can get from attending this intensive. We will be drilling the 7 major basics of WCS and then using those basic steps to really learn how to work off of each other to achieve better connection and more curating leading and following.
There is an occupancy of only 44 people for this venue (46 counting the door person and myself)…There may not be room to sign up that day so you really should reserve your spot for this event with Cash or a check for the full amount BEFORE the event. Also it is not required that you have a partner but I am going to try to get the room to be balanced with leaders and followers so if you can sign up with a partner most of the heavy lifting will be done and I can just work on the lesson…Call, text, or email question to me directly 603 475-1391.
 
30 for $30 for 2017!
These 30 minute lessons have been working out so well that I am changing how I teach privates going forward. Each lesson will be 30 minutes long and be focused on one dance. I love that we have enough time to get into some deeper concepts but the lesson is short enough to stay fun!  If you would like to book a lesson shoot me an email, text (603-475-1391), or reach out to me in person on Sunday nights. Lessons book first come first serve so don’t wait!