Tuesday, January 6, 2015

New Classes in Swing Dance, Lindy Hop and Waltz! with Left Foot Boogie January Februrary 2015


For all classes and One Pop workshops you can register at the door.  No partner needed.  Bring non-marking shoes and a water bottle, and we'll see you there!

JAN/ FEB 2015
Mark and I will be teaching Swing, Waltz, and likely a "Swing Rueda" reunion class during these winter months.  Now's the time to bring more light and more joy into your life on the dance floor.  See below for details, and check Left Foot Boogie  for more dance fun.

Creative Topics: 7:30 - 9:00 pm 
Perfect for Swing 2 & 3 Level Dancers:   Come on out further your skills, laugh, dance, dance, dance & Be challenged!
Drop-in for an eve, more, or come to all five...
Jan 14 - Swing Fast - Mark & Margot 
Jan 21 - Swing Slow - Mark, & Margot 
Jan 28 - Swing Fast / Swing Slow - Jodi & Wren 
Feb 4 - Double Time Swing - Jodi & Partner 
Feb 11 - Creative Moves, Style & Rhythm Jodi & Wren
 1.5 hr wkshops,       Drop-in $20      All 5 wkshops, 7.5 hrs - $80 
Bothell Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell Everett Hwy 

5 Thursdays: Waltz 1 
Jan 15, 22, 29 Feb 5 , Feb 12
Markee & Margot   Phinney Ridge Ctr - Upper Bldg , 6532 Phinney Ave. N, $60 
6:00 - 7:00     Waltz 1     
We'll be starting at the very beginning and soon will be floating around the room with a partner in our arms.
Waltz- the ultimate romantic dance!

5 Thurs: Lindy Intermediate 
Jan 8, 15, 22, 29 Feb 5 

Mark, & Katie,   Phinney Ridge Ctr - Upper Bldg , 6532 Phinney Ave. N, $80 
7:00 - 8:30    Lindy Bop Whop Whop Skee-dop     
We're mixing up Charleston, swoops, swing outs and reversals - Yeah Baby! Live the Adventure!

Fun and friendly One Pop Workshops for Swing, Lindy Hop, Waltz and Blues, with Left Foot Boogie !

One Pop Workshops * with Left Foot Boogie
* or Playshops, as we fondly call them - they're too fun to call 'em work!

 January/ February 2015

 Swing Fun-damentals
 Sat: Jan 10 & Jan 17
 1:30 - 4:00 pm
 Mark & Margot
 Ballard, Sunset Hill, 3003 N.W. 66th Ave., (5 hrs) $60
 We decided to make it a party atmosphere-- way more fun to learn a new skill!  
 We'll take care of the fun:
  lots of music, fun & easy moves!  
 Starting from the ground up, we'll get you in the swing of things in a flash! 

 Cuban Rueda
 Salsa in a Circle- Fun! Fun! Fun!
 Sat, Jan 31 
 1:30 - 4:00 pm
 Jodi & Curtis Luke
 Ballard, Sunset Hill, 3003 N.W. 66th Ave.,(3 hr) $30
 This Dance-form originates in CUBA (where Jodi learned it!)
 Energy! Joy! 
 It is truly one of the MOST FUN DANCES I've ever danced!
 Lots of music, exercise, fun & easy moves & WHOLE LOTTA LAUGHS!
 Come experience the fun!
 We'll be doing a RUEDA circle at Left Foot Boogie dances, during band breaks!  

 One Step Blues
 Sunday: Feb 8th
 1:30 - 4:00 pm
 jodi & Dean
 Ballard, Sunset Hill, 3003 N.W. 66th Ave., $30
 The name says it all - a dance based on taking a step - ya gotta love that!
 This dance is versatile - great to many kinds of music; moves around the floor, or stays
 in place. 
 lots of music, fun & easy moves!  
 Starting from the ground up. 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Brian Lee and the Blues Orbiters at Left Foot Boogie !

Brian Lee and the Blues Orbiters at Left Foot Boogie!
Second Saturday dance, January 10
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.  Dance Lesson in 1 Step
8:30 - 11:30 p.m. Dance!!! 
Admission:  $ 15
Bothell Sons of Norway Hall 
23905 Bothell-Everett Highway

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

We're back in Seattle!

Hi there, dancing friends, 

Yes, we're back in Seattle again, settled into our sweet home in Shoreline. It's great to be back in close proximity to our son Linus, the Richardson side of the family, and so many close friends, many of whom are dancers, too.

We've also rejoined the Savoy Swing Performance Troupe, led by Guy Caridi.  And we're helping out with Jodi's productions and classes at Left Foot Boogie.  So look for us dancing around the Seattle area, and we'll add new pictures soon.

Affectionately, Margot and Mark

Friday, July 4, 2014

Cherry Days Paonia - learn the Shim Sham!

Hey, dancing friends, 
This is a good version of the classic Shim Sham routine for Lindy Hoppers.
We'll be demonstrating it and teaching it at Cherry Days, in Paonia Park on July 5th.
Come give it a whirl!    

Note: everybody seems to do it slightly differently; this version is pretty faithful to Frankie's. 

Frankie Manning's Shim Sham choreography

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Friday May 2 - The Dusty 45s play Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss !

e l i c i o u s   D a n c e
This Friday, May 2 at Memorial Hall, Hotchkiss!  Get your tickets now for this full-out rockin' dance party and concert 
And it's a fundraiser for Mountain Harvest Festival ! Honey Don't, dancing, pie, and the Dusties - entirely delicious!
  They're goin' faster than a roller coaster 

 Upcoming Dances 
and Events
The Dusty 45's are on the road, headed to Hotchkiss this Friday (from a gig in Denver) to play their mix of Rockabilly, Swing and Jump Blues for us at Memorial Hall , with our own Honey Don't
opening the show !  It's a double bill of world class Americana music, and the most fun dance party I can imagine. Complete with pie! Each slice sold benefits the Paonia / Hotchkiss Speech Club.
Many thanks to our 7 luscious Sponsors, 
each one a winner of 1 admission to the event:
The Scones   (Helen Highwater and Rick Stockton) 
Mike Jackson  (Coldwell Banker, Colorado Realty)
Divide Design / Build  (Lisa and Erich Neirmann)
High Country Printing  (Rita and Jim Lang)
Mary Bachran
Delicious Dance (hey, that's us!)
Mary Osgood 
Tickets are on sale now, going fast, at Paonia Farm and Home, The Blue Sage, and Back Country Bistro. Also at Brown Paper Tickets (click for the link) and The Creamery in Hotchkiss
$20 in advance / $25 at the door
Kids 11 and under free 
Proceeds benefit the Mountain Harvest Festival   and our scholarship programs. 

Spring Delicious Dance classes at the  Blue Sage  
Monday April 28
Sizzling Salsa! all levels 6:30 - 7:30
Lindy Hop Choreography Solid and Smooth 7:30 - 8:30
Salsa, Salsa, y más Salsa!
Mix your basics with juicy new combinations, for more sizzle and confidence on the dance floor. 
  Lindy Hop for "Begintermediate" dancers
7:30 - 8:30
Solidifying the basics:  Swing Out, Basic, Circle, Charleston, and transition into 6 count Swing (also called "Jitterbug") 
Plus fun classics like the "Mini-Dip" and "Doll Drop".
Then in weeks 2 and 3, we'll develop a sweet and simple choreography for
 Adele's sultry song "Mercy". No partner needed, we'll balance it out.  Some dance experience desired (Swing and / or Lindy basics, 
even if they are rusty*, or choreography ).  
 Cost:  $7 per class with 3 class punchcard = $21
or $9 drop in
Tantalizing Tango ! This week at the Blue Sage
Thursday Tango classes continue with Danica, a great opportunity to learn this unique, sensual dance form
6 - 8 pm Upstairs in the Blue Sage apartment.  
Argentine tango with classic form, flavor and music.  $10 per 2 hour class. The focus of the lessons will be our own bodies and where and how we are in them, then bring that together with a partner to move together. Understanding and appreciating the richness of tango music will also be prominent. The lesson will be an hour and a half with half an hour of music and an open question/help time.
Danica began tango in 2005 and was so impelled by it that she dedicated herself to it full time from the first lesson on. She relocated to Berlin, where she danced every night, took lessons and quickly began teaching. After a few years she felt ready to relocate to Buenos Aires, where she danced her heart out but didn't stay. Now she's living in Hotchkiss and thrilled to help develop a tango community in the North Fork! Please contact her with any questions or for private lessons at danicatango@gmail.com   Tango is an amazing mirror of life, and a never ending development. We look forward to sharing the experience on Thursdays!
A 1, a 2, you know what to do!
We had a lot of fun at our Carbondale Lindy Hop Playshop, sharing some classic Frankie moves with the dancers.
Thanks, Ana, Mary, Susan and Dave for joining us on this dance adventure!

Frankie Manning, Ambassador of Lindy Hop! 
The swing dance world pays tribute to Frankie this May, celebrating 100 years of Lindy Hop

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The North Fork Valley revels in the Dusty 45s performance:
Dawn Reeder, a big Paonia fan of the band says “I loved that show they did at the Blue Sage in January, because every song was danceable, and everyone had room to dance. Those musicians are world class performers. And so much complex sound coming from 4 guys, I couldn't believe it!
They were super engaged with the audience, very friendly and funny. 
They seemed to play harder the harder we danced (and)
it seemed like nobody wanted to leave at the end of the dance, including the band!
I loved the evening. The best and funnest live music that I've seen in Paonia in the 14 years that I've lived here. Thank you so much for bringing them back. I can't wait!”

And here's a sample of their music. Memorial Hall, Friday May 2nd, come on out and dance!