This dance newsletter is for 
1-1/2 Weeks From 6-29-12 Thru 7-8-12.
This email is a lot of pages because of 1-1/2 Weeks
Of Dances, Partial List, Miscellany, Dance Lessons and Directions To Dances
And To Lessons.  You can highlight just one or more pages at a time
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Prepared by JBY Ballroom Dance Club for Ballroom Dancers, Swing Dancers, Bop Dancers, Shag Dancers, Country-Western Dancers, Line Dancers, Lindy Swing Dancers, Argentine Tango Dancers, Contra Dancers, Round Dancers and Square Dancers.   See Miscellany, and Dance Lessons, below this list of dances.  See Directions To Dances And Lessons at end of email.  Murray
 
Partners not required at any dances or lessons
except Concordia Club's every Saturday dances.
Many couples attend and many women and men
come to the dances and lessons without partners.
And dance and make friends.
 
Next Dance For JBY Ballroom Dance Club:  Thursday 7-12-12  7:00-10:00.  The George Winter Band - George Winter - Bandleader, keyboard.  Bob Sheehan - Tenor sax.  Milton Powell - Trombone.  Craig Henson - Trumpet.  Dressy casual.  High end snacks and coffee.  Always 2nd Thursdays.  Kelly Ingram VFW Post 668.  1801-11th Avenue North.  Birmingham 35234, 252-2696.  Across street from FBI Complex.  1 block west of BJCC Civic Center.  Low priced cash bar.  No checks or credit cards.  VFW does not allow beverages from outside.  Popcorn from bar.  No smoking in building or powder on floor.  $8 Members, $10 Guests.  $5 Students.  $8 for guests who join at dance.  Brenda Seilacher, President.  Murray 591-2421  hmechols@earthlink.net  Also 8-9-12, 9-9-12.  Dances from March until November are dressy casual.
 
Recap Of Dances At Kelly Ingram VFW Each Month:   1.  2nd Thursdays:  JBY Ballroom Dance Club dance, 7:00-10:00, 205-591-2421.    2.  Tuesdays:  Beach Shaggers Of Birmingham except Tuesday of the weeks they have 2nd Friday dinner dances: 7:00-10:00, 256-547-1161.   3.  Wednesdays Magic City Boppers except Wednesday of the weeks they have 3rd Friday dinner dances:  7:00-10:00, 205-527-6545.   4.  2nd Fridays  Beach Shaggers Of Birmingham dinner dance, 7:00-10:30, 256-547-1161.   5.  3rd Fridays:  Magic City Boppers dinner dance, 7:00-10:30, 205-527-6545.   6.  4th Fridays:  Birmingham Swing Dancers dance, 8:00-11:00, 205-744-4111.   7.  Saturdays:  7-Piece Archer Band dance, 8:00-Midnight, 205-410-4804.
 
INDEX 
1.  1-1/2  Weeks Of Dances 6-29-12 Thru 7-8-12
         2. Miscellany 
3. For Typical Weeks:  All Dances Mondays Thru Sundays 
4. Dance Lessons 
5. Directions To Dances And Dance Lessons

 
DANCES  - PARTIAL WEEK  OF  6-29-12  THRU  7-1-12
 
Special Celebrate America Dance  At Concordia Club.  Sponsored by Tradewinds Band and Viking Chapter of the Birmingham Fraternal Council.  Friday 6-29-12  7:30-10:30.  $15, $25 for two.  Pay at door.  Men Dance Hosts will dance with the single ladies.  Singles and couples invited.  Dressy casual and Red, White and Blue.  No smoking.  BYOB.  Setups available.  Debut of New 7-Piece Band, Lady & The Tramps, with its core:  Carol Downey keyboard and vocals, John Taylor trumpet and vocals, Hayes Hopper saxophone and vocals and Robert Brantley guitar and vocals - with additional talents of  Daniel Western baritone sax, Steve Pryor trombone and Clif Payne percussion.  All these musicians have played with either major recording artists The Temptations, Four Tops and Brenda Lee - or local artists Dick’s Hat Band, Everyday People, The Tikis, The Distortions and Cahaba.  The band's focus will be “Bridging The Generation Gap - Rock And Roll You Can Dance To”.  Viking Dance Club President is Dwight Taylor  205-616-0362, Carol Downey 205-807-4766  chicksinger.carol@gmail.com  Seats 270.  Concordia Club (Concordia Beneficial Society)  3400 1st Avenue North, Birmingham 35222, 205 252-3570 (if lost that evening - not for reservations).  Doors open at 7:00.  No need to be member of Concordia and reservations not necessary for this dance.  The Vikings Dance Club will be providing food and dance hosts.
 
Homewood Senior Center Dance  Friday 6-29-12  6:30-9:30.  8-Piece Just Friends Band.  $10 non members, $5 members.  Dressy casual.  Light refreshments.  No alcohol allowed.  Aimee Thornton, Director, Homewood Senior Center, 816 Oak Grove Road, Homewood, AL  35209  205-332-6502.
 
Carl Simonetti  Bop, Shag & Swing DJ Dance  Friday 6-29-12  8:00-11:30.  $5, give to Carl.  No smoking in building.  Balcony for smoking.  Southern Legacy BBQ & Brew, 2943 John Hawkins Parkway (Hway 150), Hoover 35244  205-988-0744  Every Friday except 2nd and 3rd Fridays.  Kitchen open late.  From Hway 31 go down John Hawkins Parkway past Galleria to Legacy just before Applebees on right. 
 
301 Club  Montgomery  Friday  6-29-12  6:30-10:30.  Fridays.  New Church @ 301 Dexter, 334 263-0540.  CDs.  $7.  Lesson 6:30-7:30.  75% ballroom.  25% combination of West Coast Swing, C-W Two Step, line dances and Barn Dances.  In church basement.  DJ Steve Chambers  chambersrgbk@yahoo.com   Ken Stafford KEStorodo@aol.com  
 
Gadsden Senior Activity Center  Friday  6-29-12  6:30-9:00. $3.  55 or older or one spouse 55.  Free coffee.  Vending and cold drink machines.  Bring snacks for yourself if desired.  Park in rear.  623 Broad Street  Gadsden, AL  35901, 256-549-4740. 
The Archers 7-Piece Dance Band  Saturday  6-30-12  8:00-12:00.  $7.  Jan Archer Shackelford - Bandleader, lead guitar, bass guitar, vocals.  Douglas Bobo - lead guitar.  Greg Davis - bass guitar, vocals.  Ken Bonham - saxophone.  Ray Hood - bass guitar, keyboard, vocals.  Michael Shackelford - drums.  Tom DeVor - lead singer, harmonica.  Every Saturday.  130 to 180 dancers.  Casual or dressy casual.  Kelly Ingram VFW Post 668.  1801-11th Avenue North.  Birmingham 35234, 252-2696.  Across street from FBI Complex.  1 block west of BJCC Civic Center.  Low priced cash bar.  No checks or credit cards.  VFW does not allow beverages from outside.  Popcorn from bar.  No smoking in building or powder on floor.  Jan Archer Shackelford  205 410-4804  Janshackelford@dollsbyjanshackelford.com  www.thearchers.net 
Concordia Beneficial Society (Concordia Club)  Saturday 6-30-12  7:30-10:30.  Ain't Misbehaving Band.  Food.  Ballroom.  Dressy casual.  Saturdays.  Couples only or groups of singles.  Private club.  Birmingham.  J. P. Tidwell 205 967-1559 for invitation and reservation or Andy Anderson 205 631-5186.  Guests $25 a couple/$15 single.
 
Camp Branch-Saginaw Civic Center  (Just past Alabaster via Highway 31).  Saturday 6-30-12  7:00-10:00.  Saturdays.  $5, casual.  Last Chance Band with Glenn Riley and Tim Shoemaker.  Country-Western Two Step, East Coast Swing, Waltz, Line Dances, Mixer Dances.  Concessions stand.  Country-community atmosphere.  On Highway 26 East (to Columbiana) at red light on Hway 31.  Chevron Service Station is on the right.  Go 100 feet to Civic Center on left.  Dot Crim 205 901-2945.
 
Steel City Swing  The Birmingham Lindy Dancers Association  Saturday  6-30-12  9:00-11:30.  No Lesson this dance.  Back outdoor patio at Avondale Brewing Company  201 41st Street South, Birmingham 35222.  Lauren Nicholson  lauren.a.nicholson@gmail.com & Michael Milazzo  milazzo.ma@gmail.com  This Saturday, June 30th we'll be on Avondale's outdoor stage with the Legendary Pineapple Skinners.  Due to a 2nd set of stairs being added, their upstairs space has been temporarily closed, so moving to outside patio for tonight.  Cover $5.  Every Saturday Avondale Brewing has a crawfish boil on the back patio with live music.  So come dance with us while you enjoy crawfish and beer.  Jered Faires, one of our founding members, will be in town from China to dance with us.  Check out www.pineappleskinners.com
 
Carl Simonetti  Bop, Shag & Swing DJ Dance  Sunday 7-1-12  2:00-6:00.  $5, give to Carl.  Smoking.  Gabriel's Cafe, 3706 Lorna Road, Hoover AL 35216, 205 985-0983.  Every Sunday.
 
Cody Wayne Foote's Newsletter of Dances & Lessons for 50 Mile Radius From Auburn AL/Columbus GA Area  334 749-2686, 334 663-2408  hotfootewayne@yahoo.com   www.codywaynefootedance.com
 
René Zgraggen's Website of Dances & Lessons in Montgomery Area and over State  renez@renez.com  www.ReneZ.com
 
 
DANCES  WEEK  OF  7-2-12  THRU  7-8-12
 
Vestavia Wald Park Lodge  Monday  7-2-12  7:00-9:00.  Band.  Ballroom dance, dressy casual, snacks. $5.  75 to 100 dancers.  Mondays.  Zella Listerman 205 822-5909, Jean Morton 205 956-6946, Charlie Bearden 205 942-3238.
 
American Legion  Ashville  Monday  7-2-12  7:00-10:00.  Ballroom/Social dance.  Mondays.  Primetime  Band.  Casual.  70 dancers.  205 594-5652.
 
Beach Shaggers of Birmingham  No dance Tuesday  7-3-12 because of July 4th. 
 
The Dance Club, Huntsville  Tuesday 7-3-12  7:30-10:15.  Ballroom.  Tuesdays.  $5 CD nights.  $10 band nights.  Beginning and intermediate dance lessons 7:30-8:00.  Dressy casual.  125 dancers.  Aldersgate On The Parkway (Old Skate Odyssey).  Frank Tatom  256 880-7636  dancehsv@mindspring.com   http://DanceHSV.Home.mindspring.com
 
Magic City Boppers  No dance Wednesday 7-4-12 because of July 4th. 
 
Trussville Senior Center  Thursday  7-5-12  1:30-3:30.  Ballroom.  Every Thursday except 2nd Thursdays.  CDs and bands.  Dressy casual.  504 Cherokee Drive  Trussville AL 35173.  Jean Garris  205 853-4536.
 
15th Street Dance  Thursday  7-5-12  7:00-10:00.  $5.  Jack Gamble's Midnight Special Band, 205 428-6502.  2501 15th Street Road, Hueytown, AL 35023.  United Mine Workers Union Hall Building.  Line dance lessons by Debi Stubbs  6:15-7:00.  Social dancing 7:00-10:00.  Line dancing on breaks.  Bring snack foods to share at tables if you wish.  Exit 112 from I-59/I-20.  Left on 19th Street North.  Left on 18th Street North.  Go 6 blocks and right on 15th Street North.  Go about 0.8 mile.  On right on corner.
 
Evening Dance at Vestavia Wald Park Lodge  Friday  7-6-12  7:00-10:00, ballroom, band, food.  1st Fridays.  Dressy casual - by The Vestavia Senior Citizens who also have their dances here every Monday night.  Zella Listerman 205 822-5909.  Or Jean Morton 205 956-6946 or Charlie Bearden 205 942-3238.
 
Carl Simonetti  Bop, Shag & Swing DJ Dance  Friday 7-6-12  8:00-11:30.  $5, give to Carl.  No smoking in building.  Balcony for smoking.  Southern Legacy BBQ & Brew, 2943 John Hawkins Parkway (Hway 150), Hoover 35244  205-988-0744  Every Friday except 2nd and 3rd Fridays.  Kitchen open late.  From Hway 31 go down John Hawkins Parkway past Galleria to Legacy just before Applebees on right. 
 
301 Club  Montgomery  Friday  7-6-12  6:30-10:30.  Fridays.  New Church @ 301 Dexter, 334 263-0540.  CDs.  $7.  Lesson 6:30-7:30.  75% ballroom.  25% combination of West Coast Swing, C-W Two Step, line dances and Barn Dances.  In church basement.  DJ Steve Chambers  chambersrgbk@yahoo.com   Ken Stafford KEStorodo@aol.com  
 
Gadsden Senior Activity Center  Friday  7-6-12  6:30-9:00. $3.  55 or older or one spouse 55.  Free coffee.  Vending and cold drink machines.  Bring snacks for yourself if desired.  Park in rear.  623 Broad Street  Gadsden, AL  35901, 256-549-4740. 
 
Priceville Palace Dances  1st Fridays  7-6-12 & 8-3-12, 7:30-10:30, Sophisticated Swingers Band, 8 to 14 piece fun ballroom band.  Ballroom and Social dance.  On Saturdays Glenn Wood & Crosscut Band 7:30-10:30.  On Thursdays Dottie White's Line Dance Class at 6:30.  Casual.  Selma and Hollis Grantland, 256 353-4362 or 256 350-1666.  27 miles north of Cullman, 716 NE Thompson Road, Priceville AL.  Exit 334 from I-65 to Hway 67 South.  Priceville Palace Couples Dance Classes.  1st and 3rd Saturdays  6:30-7:30 before band starts.  Partner not required.  Singles welcome.  They also teach a mixer dance.  Taught by Peggy Terry, David Richie and Joann Cottingham.
The Archers 7-Piece Dance Band  Saturday  7-7-12  8:00-12:00.  $7.  Every Saturday.  130 to 180 dancers.  Casual or dressy casual.  Kelly Ingram VFW Post 668.  1801-11th Avenue North.  Birmingham 35234, 252-2696.  Across street from FBI Complex.  1 block west of BJCC Civic Center.  Low priced cash bar.  No checks or credit cards.  VFW does not allow beverages from outside.  Popcorn from bar.  No smoking in building or powder on floor.  Jan Archer Shackelford  205 410-4804  Janshackelford@dollsbyjanshackelford.com  www.thearchers.net 
 
Concordia Beneficial Society (Concordia Club)  Saturday 7-7-12  7:30-10:30.  The Classics Band.  Ballroom.  Dressy casual.  Saturdays.  Couples only or groups of singles.  Private club.  Birmingham.  J. P. Tidwell 205 967-1559 for invitation and reservation or Andy Anderson 205 631-5186.  Guests $25 a couple/$15 single.
 
Camp Branch-Saginaw Civic Center  (Just past Alabaster via Highway 31).  Saturday 7-7-12  7:00-10:00.  Saturdays.  $5, casual.  Last Chance Band with Glenn Riley and Tim Shoemaker.  Country-Western Two Step, East Coast Swing, Waltz, Line Dances, Mixer Dances.  Concessions stand.  Country-community atmosphere.  On Highway 26 East (to Columbiana) at red light on Hway 31.  Chevron Service Station is on the right.  Go 100 feet to Civic Center on left.  Dot Crim 205 901-2945.
 
Odenville First Saturday Dances in Odenville with The Traylor 8 Piece Band  Saturday 7-7-12  7:00-10:00. 1st Saturdays.  Free.  Country, oldies, swing, rock, waltz, Latins.  Come dance or listen.  Children welcome (must be with adult).  For whole family.  Larry Traylor - Bandleader, vocals.  Dolores Traylor - Bandleader, bass guitar.  Truman Hocutt - Lead guitar, vocals.  Wanda Otts - Vocals, tambourine.  Raymond Ruple - Rhythm guitar, vocals.  Mark Seymour - Drums, vocals.  Johnny Hudecz - Rhythm guitar, vocals.  Sherri Hood - Rhythm guitar, vocals. Sammy Rubin - Guitar, vocals.  Julie Mahaffey - Vocals.  Odenville Middle School's Purser Ray Hall on Alabama Street.  Look for lighted Odenville Middle School sign.  Brick building on right corner.  Separate building from school.  Low cost snacks and cold drinks for sale by school or bring your own.  No alcohol or smoking.  205 629-6815  L59@windstream.net   Exit 144B off I-20 to Hway 411 Odenville-Moody Parkway.  11 miles.  Turn right at Mapco Mart service station onto Alabama Street.  0.3 mile to Hall on right.  Or Springville-Odenville Exit 154 off I-59 North.  Turn right onto Hway 174.  6 miles to dead end.  Right on Hway 411.  Turn left onto Alabama Street at Mapco Mart service station  www.bandmix.com/odenville-country-dance
 
The Ballroom Club, Montgomery   Saturday 7-7-12  7:30-10:30.  DJ.  1st Saturdays.  New Location:  Barranco Center 5350 Vaughn Road  Montgomery 36116 (behind Catholic High School).  President:: Linda Burrell 334-546-5700, l6287@bellsouth.net   www.renez.com/theballroomclub  Or René Zgraggen 334-263-5566  www.renez  Dress codes May-October:  Recorded music dances - dressy casual.  Band dances - coat and tie.  Dressy casual
 
Carl Simonetti  Bop, Shag & Swing DJ Dance  Sunday 7-8-12  2:00-6:00.  $5, give to Carl.  Smoking.  Gabriel's Cafe, 3706 Lorna Road, Hoover AL 35216, 205 985-0983.  Every Sunday.
 
Jasper Ballroom & Swing Dance  Friday  7-13-12  7:00-10:00.  Usually 1st Fridays, except July 13th instead of July 6th.  Tradewinds Band every dance.  $10.  Dressy casual.  By The Jasper Senior Activity Center.  Please bring finger food or snacks.  At Memorial Park Natatorium  610 10th Avenue  Jasper, AL 35501.  From Birmingham:  I-20 W toward Tuscaloosa.  Go 1.9 miles past I-65.  Exit 123 to onto Arkadelphia Road (US-78 W) toward Jasper.  Go 0.8 mile.  Continue on  US-78 W for 11.5 miles.  At end of bridge take ramp on right onto US-78 W (Future I-22) toward Jasper.  Go 22.5 miles. Take exit 63/Jasper/Parrish onto AL-269.  Turn right at bottom of exit.  Go for 1.0 mile, and straight through two large intersections, to where AL-269 becomes Elliott Blvd/AL-69 (at 20th Avenue).  Continue 0.3 mile on Elliott Blvd/AL-69.  Turn right onto 10th Avenue.  Go .7 mile.  610 10th Avenue is on left.  If more information required call Tammy Martin with the Jasper Senior Activity Center, at 205-221-8513.
 
 SEE BELOW FOR
TYPICAL WEEKS:  ALL DANCES MONDAYS THRU SUNDAYS


Miscellany 1:   1.  Complete Black & White City Paper is on their website every other Thursday.  New issue out 6-28-12, 7-12-12, 7-26-12, and every two weeks  www.bwcitypaper.com    2.  Some Birmingham Restaurants Serving Late Night:  §•Brio Tuscan Grille, 11:00 F/SA, 879-9177, outside in front of  Brookwood Village.   §•Cheesecake Factory, 11:00 SU-TH & 12:30 F/SA, 262-1800, Summit Shopping Center.   §•Romano's Macaroni Grill, 11:00 F/SA, 298-7998, Summit.   §•Purple Onion Deli & Grill, 24 hours, 7 days, 941-9812, 479 Green Springs Highway, Homewood.   §•O'Henry's Coffees, 12:00 F/SA, 870-1198, 2831 18th Street South, Downtown Homewood.   §•P.F. Chang's China Bistro, 12:00 F/SA, 967-0040, Summit.   §•Bottega Cafe, 11:00 F/SA,  933-2001, 2242 Highland Avenue.   §•Olive Garden Italian,11:00 F/SA,  591-0731, 7701 Crestwood Blvd.   §•Olive Garden Italian,11:00 F/SA, 985-4696, 3450 Galleria Circle.   §•Stix (Japanese/Chinese),11:00 F/SA,  982-3070, Galleria Circle.   §•P's Oriental Gourmet,11:00 F/SA, 985-7966, 2539 Highway 150.   §•Fleming's Prime Steakhouse  11:00 F/SA, 262-9463, Summit.   §•Bonefish Grill  11:00 F/SA, 985-9545, 3430 Galleria Circle.   §•Kelley's Neighborhood Grill  12:00 TH-SA, 323-9786, 720 29th Street South.   3.  Active Culture includes information for Birmingham and 11 surrounding counties  www.ActiveCulture.Info

 

Line Dancing Newsletter:  To receive Jackie Tally's extensive 7-page monthly newsletter of Line Dancing Opportunities, All About Line Dancing In The Birmingham Area, Jackie Tally, Smart Moves LLC - Contact her at JGTally@aol.com or 205 823-1659. 

 

Jackie also shows Debi Stubbs line dance classes and other line dance teachers' classes.  Debi teaches at 3 or 4 different locations.  To get on Debi's email list:  Debi Stubbs 205 381-0965  dancindebi@yahoo.com   Facebook - Dancin' With-friends


Ballroom Dancing Includes 17 Styles Of Dances:  Foxtrot, Waltz, Viennese Waltz (fast), East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Jive, Hustle, Quickstep, Polka, Cha Cha, Tango, Rumba, Samba, Mambo, Merengue, Bolero, Paso Doble.  Some American Style.  Some International Style.  Many ballroom dancers learn eight to ten of these well.  Some know the basics of many of the others.  Some only learn a few such as East Coast Swing, Waltz, Chacha, Rumba, and still enjoy the dances very much.  Others do their own street styles of slow dancing and jitterbug (ECS) and can hold their own and enjoy.  Some dancers get their start in swing dancing or Country-Western dancing or Cajun/Zydeco dancing or line dancing or round dancing, and use what they have learned to become ballroom dancers also.  All dance styles use some steps invented by Greeks and Romans as early as 750 BC and from many other countries and groups later.


Dance Shoes Rep In Birmingham  For Very Fine Dance Shoes.  Custom dance shoes available.  Shoes ordered upon request.  Connie Cornelison  866 717-1062  www.myballroomdanceshoes.com

 
Old Eyeglasses And Sunglasses.  A collection box by Brenda will be on the sign-in table at JBY dances for your old eyeglasses and sunglasses, for her to take to LensCrafters who repair them and is in partnership with the Lions Club distribute them throughout the U.S. and world.  You have donated 313 pairs.  Thank you.

 
Southeastern Outings Club.  Outdoor enthusiasts have one to three events every weekend.  Backpacking, camping, day hikes, canoe trips, float trips, bicycle trips, pot luck dinners.  Dan Frederick, 205 631-4680  DFred4@bellsouth.net if you would like to join.  $10 a year and receive newsletter of events each month.  All outings free.  David Freeman and Jan Loomis are two of the leaders of these events.


FOR TYPICAL WEEKS:  ALL DANCES MONDAYS THRU SUNDAYS
 
MONDAY DANCES
 
Vestavia Wald Park Seniors Lodge   Mondays  7:00-9:00.  Classics Band or Tradewinds Band.  Ballroom dance, dressy casual, snacks. $5.  Mondays.  And 1st Fridays 7:00-10:00.  Dinners on most special holiday dates.  Zella Listerman  822-5909, Jean Morton 956-6946, Charlie Bearden 942-3238.
 
American Legion  Ashville  Mondays 7:00-10:00.  Ballroom/Social dance.  Primetime Band, casual, 75 dancers.  205 594-5652.
 
TUESDAY DANCES
 
Beach Shaggers of Birmingham  Tuesdays  7:00-10:30.  Lesson 7:00-7:30.  DJ.  Casual.  Also monthly dinner dance on 2nd Fridays.  (No Tuesday dance on weeks Friday dance occurs).  Kelly Ingram VFW Post 668.  1801-11th Avenue North.  Birmingham 35234, 205 252-2696.  Low priced cash bar.  No checks or credit cards.  VFW does not allow beverages from outside.  Popcorn from bar.  No smoking or powder on floor.  Across 18th Street from FBI Complex.  One block west of Civic Center.  President Edwina Cooper 256-547-1161.  205-967-9869  www.beachshaggers.com 
 
The Dance Club,  Huntsville  Tuesdays  7:30-10:15.  Ballroom.  Beginning and intermediate lessons 7:30-8:00.  Dressy casual.  150 dancers.  $5 CD nights.  $10 band nights.  Aldersgate On The Parkway (Old Skate Odyssey).  Frank Tatom  256 880-7636  dancehsv@mindspring.com   http://DanceHSV.Home.mindspring.com
 
WEDNESDAY DANCES
 
Magic City Boppers  Wednesdays  7:00-10:00.  DJ.  Free.  Casual.  Also monthly dinner dance on 3rd Fridays.  (No Wednesday dance on weeks Friday dance occurs).  Kelly Ingram VFW Post 668.  1801-11th Avenue North.  Birmingham 35234, 205 252-2696.  Across 18th Street from FBI Complex.  One block west of Civic Center.  Low priced cash bar.  No checks or credit cards.  VFW does not allow beverages from outside.  Popcorn from bar.  No smoking or powder on floor.  Jim Mundy President 205 854-0123.  205 967-9869  www.magiccityboppers.com
 
THURSDAY DANCES
 
JBY Ballroom Dance Club  Always 2nd Thursdays, 7:00-10:00.  Ballroom, Latin, swing dance.  Dressy casual March thru October.  Kelly Ingram VFW Post 668.  1801-11th Avenue North.  Birmingham 35234, 205 252-2696.  Low priced cash bar.  No checks or credit cards.  VFW does not allow beverages from outside.  Popcorn from bar.  No smoking or powder on floor.  Across 18th Street from FBI Complex.  One block west of Civic Center.  Bands.  High end snacks.  Brenda Seilacher President.  Murray Echols 205 591-2421  hmechols@earthlink.net
 
Trussville Senior Center  Thursdays (except 2nd Thursdays).  Ballroom. 1:30-3:30, dressy casual.  CDs and bands.  504 Cherokee Drive, Trussville, AL  35173, 205-661-1714.  Jean Garris  205 853-4536.
 
15th Street Dance  Thursdays  2501 15th Street Road, Hueytown, AL 35023  $5.  Jack Gamble's Midnight Special Band, 205 428-6502.  United Mine Workers Union Hall Building.  Line dance lessons by Debi Stubbs  6:15-7:00.  Social dancing 7:00-10:00.  Line dancing on breaks.  Bring snack foods to share at tables if you wish.  Exit 112 from I-59/I-20.  Left on 19th Street North.  Left on 18th Street North.  Go 6 blocks and right on 15th Street North.  Go about 0.8 mile.  On right on corner. 
 
FRIDAY DANCES
 
Birmingham Swing Dancers  4th Fridays  8:00-11:00.  Casual.  $11/$13 for band dances.  West Coast and East Coast Swing, Waltz, Latin, Line Dances.  Kelly Ingram VFW Post 668.  1801-11th Avenue North. Birmingham 35234, 205 252-2696.  Low priced cash bar.  No checks or credit cards.  VFW does not allow beverages from outside.  Popcorn from bar.  No smoking or powder on floor.  Across 18th Street from FBI Complex.  One block west of Civic Center.  Shirley Widener Secretary/Treasurer 205 744-4111  imadancing@charter.net  Pat Abbot-Cobb, President 205-427-3737.  www.birminghamswingdancers.com 
 
Pelham Senior Center  3rd Fridays 7:00-9:00  Ballroom/Social dance.  $4.  Nice snacks.  Band.  I-65 South to Exit 242, turn left on Highway 52 (at tank farm).  Go to 3rd red light and turn left.  2nd driveway on right, 205 620-6064.  Gloria Hudson & Dick Paxton, 205 620-3180.
 
Heardmont Senior Center  2nd Fridays.  7:00-10:00.  Band.  $5.  Coffee.  Heardmont Park Senior Community Center, 205 991-5742.  On Hway 119 (Cahaba Valley Road) between Hway 280 & I-65.  I-65 South, Exit 246, left under I-65, 4 miles, left into Park.  From Chris Morgan, 988-0171. 
 
Carl Simonetti  Bop, Shag & Swing DJ Dance  Every Friday except 2nd and 3rd Fridays.  8:00-11:30.  $5, give to Carl.  No smoking in building.  Balcony for smoking.  Southern Legacy BBQ & Brew, 2943 John Hawkins Parkway (Hway 150), Hoover 35244  205-988-0744  Kitchen open late.  From Hway 31 go down John Hawkins Parkway past Galleria to Legacy just before Applebees on right. 
 
Jasper Ballroom & Swing Dance  1st Fridays, except July 13th instead of July 6th.  7:00-10:00.  Tradewinds Band.  $10.  Dressy casual.  By The Jasper Senior Activity Center.  Please bring finger food or snacks.  At Memorial Park Natatorium  610 10th Avenue  Jasper, AL 35501.  From Birmingham:  I-20 W toward Tuscaloosa.  Go 1.9 miles past I-65.  Exit 123/Jasper/Arkadelphia onto Arkadelphia Road (US-78 W) toward Jasper.  Go 0.8 mile.  Continue on  US-78 W for 11.5 miles.  At end of bridge take ramp on right onto US-78 W (Future I-22) toward Jasper.  Go 22.5 miles. Take exit 63/Jasper/Parrish onto AL-269.  Turn right at bottom of exit.  Go for 1.0 mile, and straight through two large intersections, to where AL-269 becomes Elliott Blvd/AL-69 (at 20th Avenue).  Continue 0.3 mile on Elliott Blvd/AL-69.  Turn right onto 10th Avenue.  Go .7 mile.  610 10th Avenue is on left.  If more information required call Tammy Martin with the Jasper Senior Activity Center, at 205-221-8513.
 
Beach Shaggers of Birmingham  Monthly 2nd Friday dinner dance  7:00-10:30.  $5 for guests.  DJ.  Casual.  Kelly Ingram VFW  Post 668.  1801-11th Avenue North.  Birmingham 35234, 252-2696.  Across street from FBI Complex.  1 block west of BJCC Civic Center.  Low priced cash bar.  No checks or credit cards.  VFW does not allow beverages from outside.  Popcorn from bar.  No smoking in building or powder on floor.  Edwina Cooper President 256-547-1161.  205 967-9869  Everyone invited.  BSOB Club will furnish all food.  www.beachshaggers.com
 
Magic City Boppers  Monthly 3rd Friday dinner dance  7:00-10:30.  $5 for guests.  DJ.  Casual.  Kelly Ingram VFW  Post 668.  1801-11th Avenue North.  Birmingham 35234, 252-2696.  Across street from FBI Complex.  1 block west of BJCC Civic Center.  Low priced cash bar.  No checks or credit cards.  VFW does not allow beverages from outside.  Popcorn from bar.  No smoking in building or powder on floor.  Jim Mundy President 205 854-0123.  205 967-9869.  Kelly Ingram VFW.   Everyone invited.  MCB Club will furnish all food.  www.magiccityboppers.com  
 
Larry and The Loafers Rock & Roll Show & Dance Band  Monthly 2nd Friday Dance  7:30-10:30.  Doors open 6:00.  7-Piece band.  60s and 70s Rock and Roll.  The Cedars Club 301 Greensprings Avenue South, Birmingham 35205, 205-322-6182.  Info:   Larry Parker 205-261-8397.  Turn left off Green Springs Highway coming from Birmingham, just past George Ward Park then first right up slight incline to Club.  No smoking.  Large smooth wood dance floor.  Food for purchase and reasonably priced Bar. 
   
Gadsden Senior Activity Center  Fridays  6:30-9:00. $3.  55 or older or one spouse 55.  Free coffee.  Vending and cold drink machines.  Bring snacks for yourself if desired.  Park in rear.  623 Broad Street  Gadsden, AL  35901, 256-549-4740.   
 
301 Club  Montgomery  Fridays  6:30-10:30.  Lesson 6:30-7:30.  New Church @ 301 Dexter, 334 263-0540.  CDs.  $7.  Lesson 6:30-7:30.  75% ballroom.  25% combination of West Coast Swing, C-W Two Step, line dances and Barn Dances.  In church basement.  DJ Steve Chambers  chambersrgbk@yahoo.com   Ken Stafford KEStorodo@aol.com  
 
Priceville Palace Dances   Every 1st Friday 7:30-10:30 is Sophisticated Swingers Band, 8 to 14 piece fun band.  Ballroom& Social dance.  Casual.  On Saturdays Glenn Wood & Crosscut Band 7:00-10:30.  Couples dance classes on 1st and 3rd Saturdays at 6:00-7:00 before band starts.  Partner not required.  Singles welcome.  Also teaches a mixer dance.  Taught by Peggy Terry, David Richie and Joann Cottingham.  Hollis and Selma Grantland, 256 353-4362 or 256 350-1666.  27 miles north of Cullman, 716 NE Thompson Road, Priceville AL 35603.  Exit 334 from I-65 to Hway 67 South. 
 
Sandusky Community Center (Old Sandusky School).  Fridays.  Line dance lesson by Debi Stubbs 6:15-7:00.  Social & C-W Dancing  7:00-10:00.  $5.  45 dancers.  Classic Country-Western & old rock music.  Closes with gospel song.  No alcohol or smoking.  Bring covered dish or other food or snacks.  Good home cooked food, cakes, pies, deviled eggs.  Cold drinks.  Robert Blythe and 5-Piece Southern Express Band. 1264 Pratt Hway  Bham 35214.  Exit 123 off I-20W/I-59S.  Go 1.6 miles on Hway 78W.  Turn left onto 2nd Street/Pratt Hway .9 miles.  Right onto Avenue W for .1 mile.  Left onto 1st Street for .2 miles.  1st Street becomes Sheridan Road for .1 mile.  Stay straight to go onto Pratt Hway for 2 miles.  Robert Blythe 205 356-3327.  John Campbell 205 300-2519 or 2509.
 
SATURDAY DANCES
 
The Archers 7-Piece Dance Band  Every Saturday.  8:00-12:00.  $7.  140 to 180 dancers.  Casual or dressy casual.  Ballroom, Swing, Latin, Oldies.  Jan Archer Shackelford - Bandleader, lead guitar, bass guitar, vocals.  Douglas Bobo - lead guitar.  Greg Davis - bass guitar, vocals.  Ken Bonham - saxophone.  Ray Hood - bass guitar, keyboard, vocals.  Michael Shackelford - drums.  Tom DeVor - lead singer, harmonica.  Kelly Ingram VFW Post 668.  1801-11th Avenue North.  Birmingham 35234, 205-252-2696.  Low priced cash bar.  No checks or credit cards.  VFW does not allow beverages from outside.  Popcorn from bar.  No smoking or powder on floor.  Across 18th Street from FBI Complex.  One block west of Civic Center.  Jan Archer Shackelford  205 410-4804  Janshackelford@dollsbyjanshackelford.com  www.thearchers.net
 
Concordia Beneficial Society (Concordia Club)  Saturdays  7:30-10:30.  Band.  Ballroom.  Dressy casual.  Couples only or groups of singles.  Private club.  Birmingham.  J. P. Tidwell for invitation and reservation 205 967-1559 or Andy Anderson 205 631-5186.  Guests $25 a couple.  Singles $15.
 
Odenville First Saturday Dances in Odenville with The Traylor 8 Piece Band  1st Saturdays, 7:00-10:00.  Free.  No admission charge.  Country, oldies, swing, rock, waltz, Latins.  Come dance or listen.  Children welcome (must be with adult).  Dancing and entertainment for the whole family.  Larry Traylor - Bandleader, vocals.  Dolores Traylor - Bandleader, bass guitar.  Odenville Middle School's Purser Ray Hall on Alabama Street.  Look for lighted Odenville Middle School sign.  Brick building on right corner.  Separate building from school.  Low cost snacks and cold drinks for sale by school or bring your own.  No alcohol or smoking in building.  205 629-6815  L59@windstream.net   Exit 144B off of I-20 to Hway 411 Odenville-Moody Parkway.  11 miles.  Turn right at Mapco Mart service station onto Alabama Street.  0.3 mile to Hall on right.  Or Springville-Odenville Exit 154 off of I-59 North.  Turn right onto Hway 174.  6 miles to dead end.  Right on Hway 411.  Turn left onto Alabama Street at Mapco Mart service station  www.bandmix.com/odenville-country-dance
 
Tuscaloosa Ballroom Dance Club  3rd Saturdays.  7:00-10:00   Bands.  At Taylorville United Methodist, 640 Bear Creek Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405, 205-752-6318.  Some dressy casual.  Some coat and tie.  Regina Noland, President 205 758-4567  reginaTBDC@aol.com   www.tbdc.org
 
Northeast Alabama Ballroom Dance Society  3rd Saturdays  7:30-10:30.  Bands.  3rd Saturdays.  Rainbow City Community Center.  Linda Behrens, President 256-494-0089.  Dressy casual.  Margie Holcomb Secretary  256 840-9363.  6 miles from Gadsden.
 
Camp Branch-Saginaw Civic Center (Just past Alabaster via Highway 31).  Saturdays  7:00-10:00.  Country-Western, Swing and Ballroom Dance.  $5, casual.  Last Chance Band with Glenn Riley and Tim Shoemaker.  Country-Western Two Step, East Coast Swing, Waltz, Line Dances, Mixer Dances.  Concessions stand.  Country-community atmosphere.  Bring family and friends.  On Highway 26 East (to Columbiana) at red light on Hway 31.  Chevron Service Station is on the right.  Go 100 feet to Civic Center on left.  Dot Crim 205 901-2945.
 
The Ballroom Club, Montgomery  1st Saturdays  7:30-10:30.  2 bands per year.  CDs other months by DJ Ken Stafford.  Barranco Center 5350 Vaughn Road  Montgomery 36116 (behind Catholic High School).  President:: Linda Burrell 334-546-5700, l6287@bellsouth.net   www.renez.com/theballroomclub  Or René Zgraggen 334-263-5566  www.renez  Dress codes May-October:  Recorded music dances - dressy casual.  Band dances - coat and tie.  Luau dance - Hawaiian or dressy casual
 
Birmingham FOOTMAD (Friends of Old Time Music And Dance) Contra Dance  2nd Saturdays.  7:30-11:00.  Lesson 7:30-8:00.  Dance and lessons.  Some 4th Sundays.  Old time string bands.  Fun, high energy dances.  Dress is very casual:  Jeans, long dresses and hiking boots, skirts and regular flat sole shoes or low wide heel shoes, overalls, shorts, or regular casual dress for men and women.  Leather or suede leather soles.  Tennis shoes are not good for ankles and knees.  Caller and experienced dancers help you through the steps and learn the basics of each dance the first dance you attend.  YWCA, 2nd floor gym, 309 North 23rd Street  Birmingham  35203, 205 322-9922.  $6 members & students.  $8 guests.  $4 ages 13-18.  Free for 12 and under.  Joyce Cauthen 205 822-0505  joycecauthen@bellsouth.net   www.bamalong.com
 
SUNDAY DANCES
 
Birmingham Ballroom Dance Association (BBDA)  Sunday Afternoons  2:00-5:00  DJ Fred Gipson.  Some Bands.  2:00-2:30 dance lesson.  Bailey Dance Studio.  $7/$10/$5 students.  Guests welcome.  Dressy casual.  Madrene Roberts, President 205 290-1510  dmyroberts@yahoo.com  BBDA is a Chapter of USA Dance (Old USABDA)  www.renez.com/birminghamballroom.htm
 
Carl Simonetti  Bop, Shag & Swing DJ Dance  Sundays  2:00-6:00.  $5, give to Carl.  Smoking,  Gabriel's Cafe, 3706 Lorna Road, Hoover AL 35216, 205 985-0983.
 
Birmingham FOOTMAD (Friends of Old Time Music And Dance)  Contra Dance   Some 4th Sundays  4:00-6:30.  Also 2nd Saturdays  7:30-11:00.  Dance and lessons.  Old time string bands.  YWCA, 2nd floor gym, 309 North 23rd Street  Birmingham  35203, 205 322-9922.  $6 members/students.  $8 guests.  $3 ages 3-15.  Joyce Cauthen 205 822-0505  joycecauthen@bellsouth.net   www.bamalong.com


Ballroom & Swing Dance Websites And Contacts
 
JBY Ballroom Dance Club  205 591-242I  hmechols@earthlink.net for email dance newsletter for all dances and lessons, and directions to these.  In Birmingham area and Montgomery to Tennessee line.
 
René Zgraggen's Montgomery & Statewide Ballroom Site  334 263-5566  renez@renez.com   www.renez.com
 
Birmingham Ballroom Dance Association (BBDA)  205 290-1510  dmyroberts@yahoo.com   www.renez.com/birminghamballroom.htm
 
Birmingham Swing Dancers  205 704-4111  imadancing@charter.net   www.BirminghamSwingDancers.com
 
Tuscaloosa Ballroom Dance Club  205 758-4567  reginaTBDC@aol.com   www.tbdc.org
 
The Dance Club (Huntsville)  256 880-7636  dancehsv@mindspring.com   http://dancehsv.home.mindspring.com
 
The Ballroom Club (Montgomery)  334 315-5414  lt287@bellsouth.net   www.renez.com/theballroomclub   
 
Cody Wayne Foote's  50 Mile Radius From Auburn AL/Columbus GA Area Newsletter  334 749-2686, 334 663-2408  hotfootewayne@yahoo.com    www.codywaynefootedance.com
 
John Best's Country-Western Dance Website  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Ropers_friends/

 
JBY Ballroom Dance Club
 
JBY dances are the 2nd Thursday of each month.  7:00-10:00  Murray  205 591-2421.  Dues:  $10 and $20 per couple for remaining 2 Quarters.  Our year is 9-1-11 to 9-1-12.  $8 member admission.  Guests $10.  Students $5.  Guests who join at dance pay $8 admission.   Kelly Ingram VFW  Post 668.  1801-11th Avenue North.  Birmingham 35234, 252-2696.  Across street from FBI Complex.  1 block west of BJCC Civic Center.   VFW low priced cash bar.  No checks or credit cards.  VFW does not allow beverages from outside.  Popcorn from bar.  No smoking in building or powder on floor.  Doors open 6:30.  Free high end snacks and coffee.   
 
JBY Ballroom Dance Club Board:  Brenda Seilacher, President.  Murray Echols, Treasurer.  Trustees:  Jean Morton, Ann Liberto, John Clendenin, Marilyn Coggins, Mona Hammock, Finlay Johnson, Carolyn Clendenin, Yvonne Trero, James Vines.
 
JBY Bands:  Classics Band - Jean Rogowski  205 822-7464, 205 542-2701.  Tradewinds Band - Carol Downey  205 807-4766.  George Winter Band - George Winter  205 242-6668  205 553-8288.  These 3 bands play for our JBY dances and for many other dances and activities.  They are available as a one piece band up to a five piece band for playing at dances, wedding receptions, parties.   Classics Band Members:  Jean Rogowski - Bandleader, keyboard, saxophone, accordion, harmonica, vocals.  Dave Beck - Lead guitar, vocals.  Freddy Harris - Drums, vocals.   Tradewinds Band Members:  Carol Downey - Bandleader, keyboard, bass and drum machine, vocals.  Robert Brantley - Classical guitar, vocals.  Hays Hopper - Saxophone, trombone, clarinet, vocals.  John Taylor - Trumpet, flugel horn, vocals.  George Winter Band Members:  George Winter - Bandleader, keyboard, vocals.  Bob Sheehan - Tenor sax.  Milton Powell - Trombone.  Craig Henson - Trumpet.  Partner not required.  Married and single members.  JBY began 44 years ago in August 1967.  JBY stands for Jim Beard (founder) and the downtown YWCA where JBY began.
 
Dressy Casual Dances:  March thru October and January.  For Men:  Long or short sleeve shirt with collar.  No jeans, shorts, hat or tennis shoes.  For Women:  Dress, pants and blouse, skirt and blouse.  No jeans or shorts. 

 
DANCE  LESSONS
 
Professional Ballroom Dance Studios:  See Dancing Instruction in the AT&T Yellow Pages.  Some teach 55 minutes for an hour.  Some only 40, 45 or 50 minutes - giving students less for their money.   Some pressure you often to buy more lessons, and some before you have used what you have bought, and to take their trips.  Some do not.  Some assign an instructor without much experience.  Some charge more for private hours than other studios.  Some combine group lessons with private lessons in various packages so there are more group lessons than many students can use, though paid for.  Some do not offer packages of private and group lessons - you can buy zero or one or several group lessons when you take some private lessons.  Some charge more for Silver and Gold lessons than for Bronze.  Some do not.  Some call you every week to bring guests to the weekly studio parties (Earn a free lesson if they sign up for lessons).  Some do not.

 
In my opinion, the best dance studio in Birmingham is Dr. Dance studio  205 945-1266, www.DrDanceStudioBirmingham.com because of their expertise, talent and experience, because they do not pressure any student to buy even one lesson and because they give so much back to the dance community.  They are the only dance studio that tells their students about the many dance clubs and dances, and encourage them to attend these dances.  Their lessons are $35 per 1/2 hour private lesson when buying more lessons at once, to $40 when buying one at a time.  Group lessons, for those taking private lessons are only $10 per half hour, and include beginner and intermediate lessons.  There are only two instructors - very advanced instructors:  Kim Smith, Owner-Instructor.  Steve Hadley, Manager-Instructor.  Introductory is $50, which includes three 1/2 hour private lessons, two one hour group lessons and a Thursday night dance party.  I strongly recommend calling them for this Introductory.  It will put you months ahead and Dr. Dance will not pressure you to buy even one more lesson when completed.  Thursday night dance parties are free for students, as are group dances they attend at places like JBY Ballroom Dance Club every month (admission paid by students).  No extra charge for a couple taking lessons together.  Murray

 
Private lessons from a Studio or from an individual Instructor are the best way to learn and improve dancing, even if you only buy 6 or 8 half hour or one hour lessons and supplement those with group lessons from a dance studio, or from other Instructors listed below.  Some instructors below also teach private lessons.  If you cannot afford private lessons, repeat some of the group lessons listed below twice or three times.
 
The repetition will give your brain and feet a chance to communicate - something they do not do too well the first month to three months for most people (This same thing happens when learning tennis, golf, bowling, skating).  Those who are willing to look a little awkward, feel a little awkward, turn the wrong direction will learn much quicker and realize this is normal in all physical activities - including dancing.
 
Taking a half hour or one hour lesson from a studio once a week or taking group classes a second time for each style of dance can make all the difference.  Get on the floor and learn line dances (lots of repetition in most), dance the chair dances, ask others to dance - including better dancers, can speed the learning and improvement and add to your enjoyment.  Don't worry about looking awkward or turning the wrong direction five times when learning a new line dance.  Everyone starts that way.
 
Every style of dancing you already know or learn will help you with all other styles you choose to learn.  Consider not limiting yourself to one style of dancing.  Learning two, or more styles offers meeting many hundreds of dancers instead of one hundred, making more friends, having more days in the week or month to go dancing, having more dances to go to when you go to other cities or on cruises.  Murray


Ken George and Anne England  Ballroom Lessons at South Highland Presbyterian Church.  7:00-8:30.  Tuesdays.  $3.  July - West Coast Swing.  August - Cha Cha.  Partner desirable but not required.  Anne 205-317-9202.  South Highland Presbyterian Church.  2035 Highland Avenue South 35205.  Corner of Highland Avenue & Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. South (21st Street South).  In Davis Hall behind church.  Parking behind church.  21st Street is One Way toward downtown.  Come down 21st Street from Vulcan in Homewood, and left into parking lot behind church.  Or go up 20th Street one block past Highland Avenue (in 5 Points South) to 13th Avenue South.  Turn left 1/2 block.  Then left into parking lot behind Church.  Walk into Davis Hall behind Church and go downstairs to lower floor.  Guard will help if needed  vestridge1@bellsouth.net  

 
Curt and Wendy Johnson  Adult Ballroom Group Dance Classes.  205 419-5104, 205 532-0747.  $5 per hour lesson  curtnwendy@hotmail.com   www.curtnwendy.com  Children's classes also available.

Mondays    Shelby  County Instructional Services Center.  On Highway 31 in Alabaster.  Go South on I-65 to Alabaster exit 238 and turn right on Highway 31.  Go 1/4 mile and look for the former junior high school on your right.  Class is in gym.  7:00-8:00  All Classes Are Beginner:  July & August - Summer Sampler Class will be for beginning dancers.  If you’ve never danced before, it will give you a taste of what our ballroom dance classes are like (Fun), and perhaps you’ll come back in the fall to learn more.  This class will also serve as a Reinforcement of Basics for newer dancers.  Here is the schedule for this four week session:  July 23 - EAST COAST SWING  July 30 - RUMBA   August 6 - WALTZ   August 13 - FOX TROT
 
Tuesdays    Bailey Dance Studio. 1853 Montgomery Hway/Hway 31 South  Hoover, AL  35244, 205 281-8523.  6:30 - Beginners.  7:30 - Intermediate & Advanced.  July & August - No Classes
 
Thursdays   Wald Park Lodge at Vestavia Hills Civic Center.  7:00 For All Levels.  July & August - No Class.  Off Highway 31 in Vestavia Hills about one-and-a-half miles north of I-65 intersection.  Wald Park Lodge is behind Vestavia Hills Civic Center, across road from Wald Park tennis courts and playground.

 
Birmingham Swing Dancers  Tuesdays 7:00-8:30.  $7.  By Pat Abbott-Cobb and Dan Cobb.  Wald Park Seniors Lodge, Vestavia Hills Civic Center Complex.  June - Hustle.  No classes in July.  After each class stay another 30 minutes and enjoy the free practice sessions and socializing with other dancers. 

 
Matt Cearley  Ongoing Beginner Salsa Lessons - 2 different nights.  $7 per class.  At Bailey Dance Studio in Hoover on Thursdays 8:30-9:30 pm and Sundays at 6:00-7:00 pm.  Matt 334-868-0057  salserobranco@gmail.com and 334-868-0057.  Studio 1853 Montgomery Hway/ Hway 31 South  Hoover, AL  35244, 205 281-8523.  From I-459 take US 31 South (Galleria) exit 13A or 13B depending on travel direction.  Go South past Galleria on US 31 for 0.4 mile past I-459.  In Hobby Lobby Shopping Center on left - Far back right corner, to left of Hobby Lobby.

 
Matt Cearley  New Beginner Salsa Lessons - 1 night.  $7 per class.  At Trussville Civic on Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 pm.  Matt 334-868-0057  salserobranco@gmail.com and 334-868-0057.  On corner of Trussville-Clay Road and Service Road at 5381 Trussville-Clay Road  Trussville AL  35173, 205-655-9486.

 
Steel City Swing   The Birmingham Lindy Dancers Association  Lessons  every Wednesday 6:30-7:30.  UAB Campus Recreation Center in Studio 4.  1501 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35294.  Free for students.  $8 guest fee to enter rec center for non-students.  Lauren Nicholson  lauren.a.nicholson@gmail.com  &  Michael Milazzo  milazzo.ma@gmail.com  Contact Lauren or Michael to begin receiving their email which include some instructional videos.
 
Watch Lindy Freestyle Video by Kevin St. Laurent and Carla Heiney:  At the 2003 BarSwingona in Spain. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5MfjuhYbXc  4:35.  

 
Lee Littenberg   Oneonta, Hanceville, Cullman Areas   205 466-5908 or Lee.Littenberg@gmail.com  Lee teaches lessons in the in Oneonta and also at Wallace State Community College.  Call her for schedules.


Hope Turner Wilson   Gadsden  Mondays.  At Administration Building of Gadsden State Community College, 1001 George Wallace Drive, Gadsden, AL 35903.  Call Emily Hill at 256-549-8305 and give her information over the phone to register you for each 8-weeks series of classes.  Instructor:  Hope Turner Wilson 256 399-7253.  Administration Building is two blocks off of George Wallace Drive, first left from Lowe's.  At second stop sign, building is on East Broad Street, on the right facing Broad Street.
 
8 week courses are taught for Ballroom I Class at 5:30-6:30 - Waltz, Swing, Rumba and Foxtrot.   Ballroom 2 Class at 6:30-7:30 - Cha Cha, Tango, Mambo or Samba and adds additional steps to dances in the Ballroom I Class.   Ballroom 3 Class at 7:30-8:30 - Adds additional steps to dances in the Ballroom I & Ballroom II Classes, plus adds two new dances.

 
Videos - Advanced Country-Western Two Step at the UCWDC Los Angeles Premier Dance Classic.  Debbie Wachsberg and Stuart Palmer   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxaMB-UTErI   Beginner Night Club Two Step Competition  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg8vzNGtBHU  Intermediate Night Club Two Step -  Mission Motion  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bbCtVvm84A


Jackie Tally and Helen Woods  Line Dance Lessons.  For a list from Jackie of Paula Messier's basic line dancing steps and some videos of the steps, visit  http://www.countrystarsbypaula.com/basicterms_forbeg.htm  After reading first page, click on Home Page at bottom.  11 line dances in a series are available on DVD from www.scooterlee.com  These dances are designed for someone who has never danced and wants to start at beginning.  


Pelham Senior Center   Line Dance lessons by Wanda Fulton.  Tuesdays 1:00-2:00 Intermediate.  2:00-3:00 Beginner.  Free.  I-65 South to Exit 242, left on Highway 52 (at tank farm).  Go to 3rd red light and turn left.  2nd driveway on right, 205 620-6064.


Heardmont Senior Center  Line Dance Lessons by Chris Morgan, 205 988-0171.  Fridays  9:00-11:00.   Experienced  9:00.  Beginners  10:00.   At Heardmont Park.  Theresa Green, Center Director, 205 991-5742.  Hway 119 between 280 & I-65.  I-65 South, Exit 246, left under I-65, 4 miles, left into Park.

 

Cuban Salsa Lesson  Sundays  2:00-3:30.  $10.  Wald Park Senior Lodge on the road behind the Vestavia Hills Civic Center Complex, across the road from the tennis courts and playground.  1st thru 4th Sunday afternoon lessons 2:00-3:30.  Vestavia Hills Civic Center.  Sergio & Suzanne Rodriguez  205 936-4033.  Fancy steps the Cuban way.



Argentine Tango Lessons  Tango Alabama.  Roswell Pfister, Sara Alvarez Pfister, Gonzalo Gurmendi.  Saturday afternoons.  Homewood Senior Center.  $10.  HSC number 205 332-6500.  Partner desirable but not required.  Ros and Sara, 205 266-8888, 205 266-8228.  Call to check on next lessons.  tangoalabama@lyahoogroups.com


Round Dance Lessons  The Bee Bop A Rounds Dance Club.  Tuesdays, 7:00-9:30  $4.  Jerry and Barbara Pierce.  Phase 3 to 5 lessons (Not for beginners).  205 822-7525  Pierce7525@juno.com   At BSDA Friendship Hall, Fultondale.  Lessons first part of evening, then Jerry will cue a variety of rhythms and dances.
 
Basic Round Dance Lessons  The Bee Bop A Rounds Dance Club. Thursdays  7:00-9:00  $5.  Jerry and Barbara Pierce.  Module Lessons for Two Step, Waltz, Foxtrot, Chacha, Rumba, Jive, Tango.  A group of moves (modules) that can be used in both Round and Ballroom Dancing.  Each evening's lessons stand on their own with plenty of opportunity each class to practice the figures.  Almost all steps can be used at ballroom dances.  No experience necessary.  At present there are three generations of dancers from 15 to 70 years old in the classes.  Fellowship Hall at Homewood Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 513 Columbiana Road, 35209, 205 942-3051.  Go from Oxmoor Road or from Greensprings Highway, to behind the Publix grocery store in Edgemont Shopping Center on Greensprings Highway.  Information  205 822-7525  Pierce7525@juno.com


Square Dancing.  There are many square dance clubs in Birmingham area and in many cities in Alabama.  The Birmingham Square Dance Association (BSDA) made up of many square clubs throughout Alabama, built the BSDA Friendship Hall in Fultondale in 1999, that JBY, Birmingham Swing Dancers and others use for their dances and lessons.  7,500 square feet of beautiful floating wood floor and ballroom, when two sets of wall panels are removed to enlarge the front ballroom from 50% to 75% or to 100% of this floor space.  Contact Thomas Tip Blizard, in charge of BSDA, and of renting 25%, 50%, 75% (that JBY uses), or 100% of the ballroom for dances, parties, receptions, meetings, seminars, workshops - for day or night activities, 205-849-0854, or call square dancers/ballroom dancers Basil and Jo Sloan for information on their square dance club, 205-647-2719.


Birmingham FOOTMAD (Friends of Old Time Music And Dance)  Contra Dance  Dance and lesson 2nd Saturdays 7:30-11:00.  7:30-8:00 lesson, and some 4th Sundays 4:00-6:30.  Joyce Cauthen  205 822-0505.  Old time string bands.  YWCA, 2nd floor gym, 23rd Street and 3rd Avenue North.  $6/$8.  joycecauthen@bellsouth.net   www.bamalong.com

 
The Dance Club, Huntsville  Ballroom Dance and Lessons.  Tuesdays 7:30-10:15.  Dressy casual. 125 dancers.  Beginning and intermediate lessons 7:30-8:00 by two instructors from dance studios.  $5 CDs.  $10 bands.  Aldersgate On The Parkway (Old Skate Odyssey). 11319 Memorial Parkway S.W.  Huntsville AL 35803.  Frank Tatom 256 880-7636  dancehsv@mindspring.com    http://DanceHSV.Home.mindspring.com

 
NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center  Ballroom Lessons.  St. Stephen's Episcopal Church on Whitesburg Drive, second group of buildings north of Lily Flagg Road, Huntsville, AL.  First time beginner class 7:00-7:40 PM, intermediate class 7:40-8:20, Experienced Beginner class from 8:20-9:00.  Those in Intermediate class (highest level taught, silver steps) may remain for Experienced Beginner class (upper level bronze steps) at no additional charge.  Free to NASA employees, $10 per couple per evening for others.  Leather soled shoes recommended.  Encouraged to begin lessons on first Monday of month but no later than third Monday.  Woody Bombara, NASA Dance Training Coordinator, 256 517-8892 before 9:00 AM or after 9:00 PM  Wbombara3@aol.com

DIRECTIONS TO DANCES AND DANCE LESSONS
 
Directions To Kelly Ingram VFW  Post 668  1801-11th Avenue North   Birmingham 35234  205 252-2695.  JBY Ballroom Dance Club 2nd Thursday Dances.  Archers Dance Band Saturday Dances.  Tuesday Shag Dances.  2nd Friday Shag Dances.  Wednesday Bop Dances.  3rd Friday Bop Dances.  4th Friday Birmingham Swing Dancers Dances.
From I-59/I-20, take 22nd Street exit in downtown Birmingham and turn south onto 22nd Street.  About 1 block later, turn right onto 8th Avenue North.  Drive 4 blocks and turn right onto 18th Street.  Drive 3 blocks and turn right onto 11th Avenue North.  Go in front of the VFW and turn right into their fenced parking lot.  Additional parking along 18th Street North.  Enter back door of the VFW from the parking lot. 
 
Or get on 18th Street North at any point in downtown Birmingham and go to 11th Avenue North just past the new FBI Building Complex on left and turn right.  Or get on 11th Avenue North at any point and drive past Civic Center on left and turn into VFW parking lot on left after you pass 19th Street North.

 
Directions To Homewood Senior Center  816 Oak Grove Road  Homewood  AL  35209  205 332-6500.  Roswell Pfister and Sara Alvarez Argentine Tango Lessons.  Jackie Tally and Helen Woods Line Dance Lessons.  Aimee Thornton Monthly Ballroom Dances.
1.  From I-65 South - Going south toward Montgomery:  Take the first West Oxmoor exit, Exit 256, about 2.5 or 3 miles past downtown Birmingham.  Turn right and merge into the center lane and then the left lane.  Take the strange left fork at  first traffic light, just past Country Hearth Inn & Suites (Old Holiday Inn) on right.  At 2nd light, turn left onto Oak Grove Road.  Go to first building on right.  At this light Weygand Surveyors is on left.  New restaurant (old Florida Grill) and old ice skating rink are on right.
2.  From I-65 North  - Going north toward Birmingham:  Take Oxmoor Road exit, Exit 256.  Turn left.  Go under I-65 Interstate, and thru 2 lights.  Take the strange left fork at the first traffic light just past Country Hearth Inn & Suites (Old Holiday Inn) on  right.  At  third light, turn left onto Oak Grove Road.  Go to first building on right.  At this light Weygand Surveyors is on left.  New Restaurant (old Florida Grill) and old ice skating rink are on right.
3.  Going South On Greensprings Highway - Pass Valley Avenue, then Oxmoor Road, then Mazer's, McDonald's, KFC.  Turn right onto Raleigh Avenue.  Go until it deadends at Oak Grove Road.  Turn left and then turn into first driveway on right.
4.  On 280 Going Toward Downtown Birmingham - Take Hollywood exit just past Hamilton Inn and Wendys on right.  Turn left onto Oxmoor Road.  Go several miles.  Go under I-65 Interstate, and thru 2 lights.  Take the strange left fork at the first traffic light just past Country Hearth Inn & Suites (Old Holiday Inn) on right.  At third light, turn left onto Oak Grove Road.  Go to first building on right.  At this light Weygand Surveyors is on left.  New Restaurant (old Florida Grill) and old ice skating rink are on right.

 
Directions to Concordia Club (Concordia Beneficial Society)  3400 1st Avenue North, Birmingham 35222  205 252-3570.  Concordia Club Saturday Dances.  Some Birmingham Fraternal Council Chapter Friday Dances.
1.  Directions from I-65:  Turn onto I-59/I-20 going east toward airport.  Get over into the right two lanes relatively soon.  Pass 17th Street exit and take 22nd Street exit.  Go south 11 blocks toward downtown to 1st Avenue North.  Turn left on 1st Avenue North.  Go 4 blocks and cross over Sloss Furnaces viaduct on 1st Avenue North.  Turn left onto 34th Street at first light after the viaduct, and then turn right into Club entrance.
2.  From south of Birmingham: Take Red Mountain Expressway into town.  Take 1st Avenue North exit.  Turn right, cross over Sloss Furnaces viaduct.  Turn left onto 34th Street at first light after viaduct.  Turn right, into Club entrance.
3.  Park in Club's large parking lot, or on 34th Street by side of Club, or on street behind Club and storage facility.  Guard patrols parking.  Additional parking is in portion of Birmingham News warehouse lot across 1st Avenue North.  Enter this lot from 1st Avenue North at the red light.  Park only in the first row of spaces nearest 1st Avenue.


Directions To Vestavia Hills Seniors Lodge At Wald Park  Just Off Highway 31  205 978-0166  Monday 7:00-9:00 Ballroom Dances.  1st Friday 7:00-10:00 Ballroom Dances.  Tuesday Birmingham Swing Dancers Lessons By Pat Abbott-Cobb & Dan Cobb.  Sunday Afternoon Cuban Salsa Lessons By Sergio & Suzanne Rodriguez.
1.  From I-65, take exit 252 and turn onto Montgomery Highway (U.S. Highway 31 North) heading toward Birmingham and Vestavia Hills.  Drive about 1 3/4 miles up the long hill.  About 2/3 of the way up to top of hill, you will see a white building on left marked Vestavia Hills Civic Center.  At Civic Center building, turn left at traffic light onto Merryvale Road.
2.  Continue to 1st stop sign.  Turn left.  Lodge is first building on right.  Turn right into Lodge parking lot.  You can also park in Civic Center parking lot but not on street.


Directions To Bailey Dance Studio  1853 Montgomery Hway / Hway 31S  Hoover, AL  35244   205 281-8523.  BBDA 4th Sunday Afternoon Dances.  Tuesday Dance Lessons By Curt & Wendy Johnson.
From I-459 take US 31 South (Galleria) exit 13A or 13B depending on travel direction.  Go South past Galleria on US 31 for 0.4 mile past I-459.  In Hobby Lobby Shopping Center on left - Far back right corner, to left of Hobby Lobby.


Directions To Camp Branch-Saginaw Civic Center Saturday Night Dances  Saginaw, Past Alabaster Via Highway 31 Camp Branch-Saginaw Civic Center (just past Alabaster via Highway 31).  From I-65 South, take Alabaster-Saginaw Exit 238, go 100 feet straight to red light at Highway 31 and turn left.  Go 2.1 miles, turn left onto Highway 26 East (to Columbiana) at red light.  Chevron Service Station is on right.  Go 100 feet to Civic Center on left.  Dot Crim 205 901-2945.

 
Directions To Rainbow City Community Center  3702 Rainbow Drive  Rainbow City  AL  35906, 256 442-7773  For Northeast Alabama Ballroom Dance Society 3rd Saturday Dances (NABDS)
From Birmingham, take I-59 North toward Gadsden.  Turn right at Highway 77 exit, Exit 181.  Go 4 miles until highway becomes 4 lanes, and turn right onto Highway 411.  This is a major intersection, with three service stations, and a small shopping center on the left, with Gregorson's Supermarket, just before intersection.  Go 1/4 mile to building just past the 2-story curved Rainbow City City Hall on left.  At Rainbow City Community Center/Library, turn left just past building and park at back or front of building.

 
Directions To American Legion Monday Night Dances  Ashville AL  205 594-5652
I-59 to Oneonta/Ashville Exit 166, then toward Oneonta a short distance.  Turn right (north) onto Highway 11.  About 1 mile on right.

 
Directions To 301 Club Friday Dances - Montgomery.  New Church @ 301 Dexter  301 Dexter Avenue  Montgomery AL  36104  334 263-0540
I-65 S toward Montgomery.  Clay Street Exit 172 toward Downtown.  Get into left hand lane.  Turn left onto Herron Street which becomes Bibb Street.  Turn right onto Commerce Street which becomes Dexter Avenue.  End at 301 Dexter Avenue.  In basement.  Side entrance.

 
Directions To Aldersgate On The Parkway (Old Skate Odyssey) For Dances & Lessons For The Dance Club, Huntsville 11319 Memorial Parkway SW  Huntsville AL 35803
Go North on I-65 N from I-20, 79 miles.  Merge onto I-565 E via Exit 340 toward Huntsville, 19 miles.  Merge onto US-231 S/N Memorial Pkwy via Exit 19A,  7.5 miles.  Make U-Turn at Rothmore Drive SW onto South Memorial Pkwy/ US-231 N, 0.1 mile.  End at Aldersgate On The Parkway (Old Skate Odyssey) 11319 Memorial Pkwy SW, Huntsville, AL 35803.  Frank Tatom 256-880-7636