Dancing is picking up in the East Valley. Just posted the Friday night schedules for both Venture Out and Mesa Spirit RV. Check the out on the Dance Calendar.
Some of you may be put off with dancing to a DJ Saturday night at Mesa Spirit. It is always great to have a live band, but not always possible. Bill Spotts (Wild Bill) is the DJ this Saturday and has some great music planned.
Bill says ” Here are some of the songs I’ve included in my first set. Could Have Danced All Night and Witchcraft by Sinatra, Just in Time by Tony Bennett, Girl From Ipanema rumba, Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom cha cha, Hernando’s Hideaway tango, Samba Pa, In The Mood by Glenn Miller, Could I Have This Dance by Anne Murray, Blue Danube Waltz, Red Roses Blue Lady by Wayne Newton, The Summer Wind by Barry Manilow, Hoop De Doo and Just Because by Frank Yankovic, Walking my Baby Back Home and L O V E by Nat King Cole, The Night Train for west coast swing, Mack the Knife but not by Bobby Darin, Spanish Eyes by Elvis cha cha, Sway cha cha by Dean Martin, Nobody Till Somebody Loves You by Mills Brothers foxtrot, Sentimental Journey foxtrot, Jump Jiving and Wail by Louie Prima.
Of course I’ll sprinkle in some classic rock and country as well such as Oh Pretty Woman, Sweet Caroline, Margarittaville, Hound Dog, Last Cheater’s Waltz, The Wanderer..
My main goal is to keep the dance floor filled with dancers regardless of whether I play big band, CW or rock.”
Sounds great. I hope to see you there Saturday.
The Friday night dances at Towerpoint are being moved for the next three weeks while their floor is refurbished. For the next three weeks they will be held at Mesa Spirit RV, 3020 E. Main St., in Mesa.
The line up for the three weeks will be:
June 28 – Reign-N-Country
July 5 – Desert Drifters
July 12 – Debbie and Double Eagle
They will return to Towerpoint on Friday, July 19th, with Desert Reign.
I have posted their May/June schedule to the Dance Calendar.
- May 25 – 2nd CHANCE – Country and variety
- June 1 – RICH HOWARD – ballroom and variety
- June 8 – MANUAL DORANTES – ballroom and variety
- June 15 – DANNY KEALY ORCHESTRA – ballroom and a couple rock-n-roll tunes
- June 22 – BOB ROPPOLO – ballroom and variety
- June 29 – DJ Rueben – variety
Beginning Saturday, June 1st, Burgie Crandall’s Lets Dance Band, will begin playing at Farnsworth Hall. Fransworth is located at Dreamland Villa, 6159 E University Dr, in Mesa. That is just east of Recker, on the south side of University.
There will be a free lesson during intermission, cost is $7 per person, singles welcome.
I understand that this will be through October, but I have not yet confirmed that with either the Band or Fransworth Hall.
Not in Mesa, but if you can make it to Phoenix tonight, this is a great group of Scouters. They will also be raffling certificates from the likes of Arribas, Rito’s, Carolina’s, Comedor Guadalajara, Someburros, Movie baskets, etc.
Dance calendar has been updated for Granite Reef and the Red Mountain Multigenerational Center for the remainder of 2013.
After the Phoenix DanceSport Competition on March 23rd, Phoenix USA Dance, will be hosting an evening of dancing and perhaps a performance or two.
The dance will be at the Red Mountain Multigenerational Center, 7550 W. Adobe, Mesa, AZ. It will be held from 7 to 10pm.
Music will be DJ, with all styles represented, including Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha Cha, Swing, Tango and others.
Admission is $5 which will include a Foxtrot lesson by Lonnie Mitchell at the start of the dance.
For more information check out http://phoenixusadance.org/
Come Back Buddy will be rockin’ the house with LIVE Buddy Holly throwback music from 8-11 pm, this Saturday, March 9.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Snacks, refreshments and dancing! You can get tickets here.
There will be a free beginner Swing dance class at around 8:15 pm
The Mesa Dance FX studio is located at 1859 W. Guadalupe Rd, #105, Mesa, AZ 85202. Their phone is 480.968.6177