Eight to the Bar

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Fri 4/5 First Friday Swing Dance    Albany Elks Lodge     25 South Allen St     8-11                    Albany, NY  Admission includes free lesson: $15 General,$12 Dance Flurry Members,
$10 Students, limited income, retirees 65+ Big hall w/ huge wooden dance floor! Plenty of free lot parking. www.danceflurry.org/swing

Fri 4/12  “Super Singles & Couples" Swing (+ some Blues, Motown, & Ballroom) Dance at Moseley's on the Charles   50 Bridge St  (Rte 109)   Dedham, MA   7:15-8: Free (w/price of admission) dance lesson; 8-9: DJ; 9-12: ETTB w/ 2 short breaks. Pizza Buffet & Dessert at 8:30, Cash Bar, Door Prizes. $20 Admission. Huge club with big wooden dance floor, huge turnout!    www.supersinglesdance.com

Sat 4/13 THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. You’re invited! “Springtime in the Berkshires” Formal dinner dance (black tie optional) hosted by Berkshire Ballroom at Berkshire Hills Country Club  500 Benedict Rd. Pittsfield, MA  Cocktails: 6:30-7pm; Buffet Dinner: 7pm; Dancing to our music: 7:30-11pm. Reservations required at least a week in advance  $70pp   RSVP by April 5   www.berkshireballroom.org

Fri 4/19 Parrott Delaney Tavern (mostly Motown) 37 Greenwoods Rd. 8-11    New Hartford, CT This historic building (formerly the Ovation Guitar Factory) has loads of brick ambience & lots of rooms. Have a delicious dinner & drinks, then dance the night away to our music! $5pp admission. 860-379-0188 parrottdelaneytavern.com

Sat 4/20 Swing Dance- Shoreline Swing  E. Lyme Community Ctr  8-11 E. Lyme, CT Plenty of free lot parking, snacks, no partner necessary, free swing dance lesson with price of admission! shorelineswingct.org 

Fri 4/26 Yantic River Inn (swing, blues, Motown) 270 West Town St. 7:30-10:30 Norwich, CT Nice wooden dance floor in back room, great food and drink specials, $10pp. 860-887-4300 www.yanticriverinnct.com

Sat 4/27 "Dining and Dancing in the Dark"; Annual Gala for CRIS Radio, a charitible organization that provides "audio access for people who are blind or print-challenged".  Bond Ballroom  338 Asylum St. 5:30-10:30    Hartford, CT Save the date.  Join us at this beautiful ballroom high above downtown Hartford where you can enjoy cocktails, dinner, dance contests, and loads of dancing yourself! There is a "Dancing with the Stars" contest where you can watch professional dancers perform and be judged by local celebrity judges, like Scott Haney, for example. We'll  be playing a mix of swing, ballroom, classic Motown and lots of music designed to get you up on the dance floor. We've played at this wonderful event for a number of years and it's a very worthwhile cause; it's amazing to see dancers, some of whom are blind, do beautiful dance routines with their teachers. You'll be benefiting a great cause; and you will have a blast in the Ballroom!  www.crisradio.org