GENERAL DANCE NEWS
check this section often; for each day's info., click on blue boxes above
(or a black box on smartphone, keep scrolling down to end of pages)
REMINDER TO ALL DANCERS: You must wear a mask when you enter a venue and get up from your dining seat to dance and stay 6 ft. from others!! Don't risk getting the venue shut down!! Also, you must purchase food and beverages to support the hiring of the band, otherwise the venue does not want you there. - from a VFW manager
LENNY MURNEY, local country dancer at Stark's, passed away in his sleep on Thur., July 30 while vacationing in the Black Hills of SD;. family is making arrangements. Please keep his family in your prayers.- from Lynette Mahowald
RICHARD (DICK) NYSTROM, a local ballroom dancer, also recently passed away. No more details known. Please send.
BALLROOM DANCERS: fill out survey for U of MN Faculty Dance Club -
DANCERS STUDIO, St. Paul - is closed and searching for a new location due to portions of Midway Shop.Ctr. damaged during the riots in May; lease was terminated. Watch and .facebook.com/dancersstudio/
EMBER REICHGOTT JUNGE received the annual “Unforgettable Award” at Twin Cities Open in July to honor her contributions to the TC ballroom dance community.
PLEASE e-mail cancellation and re-opening info. or any dance event news to
DANCING CLASSROOMS for 5th & 8th graders will have a virtual "homeroom" program See www.heartofdancemn.org.
PLASTIC FACE SHIELDS have been found at an Ace Hardware Store for $6.00!! - from Paul Stachour
DANCE SHOW: "World of Dance" Sun.,Sep. 20, performances 5pm, dinner 7:30p by Scott Anderson Family at MedinaEntetainment.com, register to perform, or spectate, ,
BRATT BABY - Kate & Gordon Bratt, local dance instructors, have a 3- mo.- old son, Ernie,undergoing treatment for a tumor, needing your prayers and financial help. Please see: https://www.gofundme.com/f/baby-bratt
SAVE OUR LIVE MUSIC - see www.SaveOurStages.com
LIVE and VIRTUAL MUSIC is being listed here again and in the Friday "StarTribune" Variety section, but dancing probably NOT allowed inside (and outside in City of Mpls.); unless you have one partner and can be far away from crowd; also check venue websites/ Facebook.com
NOW OPEN! Duende Dance Studio for salsa and bachata, dancewithduende.com.; and in ROCHESTER, MN:- www.BlueMoonBallroom.com, lessons, events, (507) 288-0556
NEW WAY TO DANCE TOGETHER SAFELY
From Bob Becker, a Twin Cities West Coast swing/country dancer:
I have a new idea for allowing us to dance together again. Four things must be done at dance parties and lessons:
1-WEAR A PLASTIC FACE SHIELD attached to a clear eyeglass frame that covers your whole face. (See photo here.)
Don't laugh – I tried one dancing several dance styles with Lynne Schulz. They work fine. They are lightweight and flexible, so you can get your heads close together even for Argentine tango!! It is easier to breathe than under a small mask. Your breath is exhaled down. No straps or headbands. Clear so you can see your partner's face. (Not 100% safe,) Find on at https://www.amazon.com/s?k=face+shield+with+glasses or E-Bay.com, $4-8 depending on quantity you buy. Dance hosts: buy several to sell at your dance parties. You can wear another style or a mask, but you must be able to breathe freely, so you don't faint.
2-DANCE HOSTS SHOULD CHECK EVERYONE'S TEMPERATURE with a thermometer “gun” used
on the forehead as they enter the building.(Please stay home if you feel sick, warm, are coughing,
have runny nose, sore throat, etc !!!) You also need to keep a written list of all attendees .
3-USE HAND SANITIZER EACH TIME YOU ENTER the dance floor room even after going to the
lobby, restroom, or outside (hosts should provide bottles).
4-SHOWER, WASH HAIR / BEARD, put on CLEAN CLOTHES before dancing as wearing other
protective gear would be very hot.
Please discuss this idea right away with dance instructors/ hosts. (Lists of these people, studios,
clubs, venues are on www.lynnesdancenews.com). Or rent a space and host your own dance
party!! Let's get dancing! Thank you.-from Bob Becker, your fellow dancer, 612-964-1801
HELP!! Tapestry Dance Ctr. is nonprofit and has two beautiful wood dance floors. Operating cost even during Covid with only online classes is $200 per day. See TapestryFolkdance.org. Please mail a check to: 3748 Minnehaha Av., Mpls. 55406.
PRACTICE DANCE ROOM in St. Louis Pk., 22X13, adjoining 10X13, tile floors, restroom, CD player, private, $1 per hr. per person, reserve, with Lynne 612-940-4981
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3142 First Av. S. Mpls.
house, office, garage
ORGANIZER ON DUTY
to get the job done now -
with social distancing, etc.
INSTRUCTOR: "Welcome to salsa class! Who's ready to learn how to dance?
NEW ATTENDEE: Hiding a large bag of tortilla chips behind him, "There's been a misunderstanding."
ADELE'S FROZEN CUSTARD
Stop for a sandwich
or just dessert!!
see menu / hours at
(below are Lynne Schulz's grandchildren,
their mommy owns the place!)