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Stepping Out eNews! - Dancin' Up a Storm!!

by Tom Kirrane Martinez
March 16, 2008
Stepping Out Studios
37 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
646-742-9400
March Cycle 3/2008

This is the 2nd WEEK of the MARCH CYCLE (through Sun., March 30th).

SPECIAL SO STUDENT PROMOTION… REFER A NEW FRIEND! When your referral registers, they'll receive a $10 discount while you receive a $20 credit! (You must have been a student for at least one month prior to the referral in order to take advantage of this promotion.)

Take advantage of our INTRODUCTORY SPECIAL (only $25 for a 1/2 hour private lesson, one group class, and one dance party)! If you are a new student for the March cycle, book your personalized lesson by Sun., March 30th).

SPECIAL EVENTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS:

FREE for all…invite your friends, co-workers, family, to the "SUNDOWN @ STEPPING OUT", Fri., March 28th, 9:30 pm - 12:30 am, an Open House Party event, and the hottest after dark Ballroom Party in town! Performances: Ruschell Marasigan & Valerie Levine; and more! Mixed music in the Grand Ballroom; Separate Latin Room! Light Buffet! Free Class in Salsa and Swing from 8:30 - 9:30 pm! If you are a new student, you may register anytime during the evening and receive $10 off your group courses.

Mark your calendars for the STUDENT RECITAL (also Sundown Party) on Fri.., April 25th!

The HOLIDAY GALA 2007 SHOW IS NOW POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE! To view the professional show, please visit http://www.steppingoutstudios.com/holiday_gala_2007.htm
or from the Home Page drop down menu: Studio>Staff>Pro Photos & Videos

ICE THEATRE OF NEW YORK STARRING VALERIE LEVINE! The 22nd Annual Concert Series at the Rink at Rockefeller Center. The 22nd season of FREE performances, featuring Valerie Levine and the Ice Theatre of New York Ensemble, and special guest artists performing a diverse and exciting repertory on the world's most famous ice stage! Wednesdays, March 12th and April 2nd at 1:00 pm. (Rain date for each concert is the following day at 1:00 pm.) For more info.: (212) 929-5811; www.icetheatre.org

ANTIQUE CAFE… DISCOUNTS FOR SO STUDENTS! Antique CafÈ is offering SO students 10% discount! Just show your current Student I.D. Card to receive your discount. Antique CafÈ: 55 W. 26th St. (just West of the Studio… inside the courtyard).

DANCE LAB NYC… THE NEWEST, DROP-IN DAY SCHOOL WILL REOPEN SOON - STAY TUNED FOR NEW & EXCITING WORKSHOPS/CLASSES!
Housed within SO, DANCE LAB NYC is a brand new entity specializing in experimental dance techniques such as Modern and Post Modern, as well as Modern Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, and Pilates Yoga Stretch Fusion. In addition to classes, workshops, and performance repertory, the monthly master class series gives the community access to some of the best artistic directors, choreographers, and master teachers from around the country. Please visit www.dancelabnyc.com for the full class schedule, instructors, prices, etc. You may also visit www.myspace.com/dancelabnyc or click on the banner link in the upper left of the SO Home Page for a preview!

Latin

TAJ IS CLOSED FOR RENOVATION THIS MON., MARCH 10TH. IT WILL REOPEN ON MON., MARCH 17TH, WITH BRAND NEW FLOORS!
Join hostess, Talia Castro-Pozo, at the hot Latin Club, TAJ, Mon. evenings. from 7:00 pm on, for a spicy night of dancing, a show, and the popular "Monday Night Mojito" ($6)! DJs Henry Knowles & Nelson Torres spin the best Salsa, Latin, Disco, Hip-Hop, and "Old School" music! 10:00 pm Show! Live Music with Willy's NYC! Admission: Free 'til 7:00 pm; after 7:00 mention Talia's name for $10 admission + 1 complimentary drink; Free with dinner reservation 212-620-3033. Taj: 48 W. 21st St. www.tajlounge.com.

Photos from past parties courtesy of
www.JulesHelm.com -

A SPRING SALSA & HUSTLE EVENT!… at the next FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER EXTRAVAGANZA, Fri., April 4th, 9:30 pm - 2:00 am! Hosts Simone Assboeck & David Padilla present an Old School Dance Party featuring Guest Salsa DJ CHILLY WILLY and Hustle DJ Nelson "Paradise" Roman spinning Classic Hustle, Salsa, & Swing! Special Performances! Open Bar! FREE Buffet! Admission: Current SO Students $10; General Public $15.

PIEL CANELA DANCERS present Sun. Dance Socials, from 6:00 - 10:00 pm. For upcoming dates and more information, contact Joe Burgos at (347) 223-5008 or joe@pielcaneladancers.com.

Tango

The next "MOULIN ROUGE" MILONGA with Hostess and DJ, Maria Jose Sosa, is Fri., March 21st, 9:30 pm - 2:00 am. One-hour Int. level Tango class from 9:30 - 10:30 pm in Studio 1, included with the price of admission. The joie de vivre and rich, cultural, flavor of turn-of-the century Parisian, cabaret nightlife is celebrated Argentine style! Join us in throwing caution to the wind! Admission: $12 General Public; $10 SO Students (includes refreshments).

The ODD NIGHT ALL NIGHT MILONGA with hostess, "Queen of the Night," Sarah La Rocca, is Sat., March 29th, 10:00 pm - dawn! More Tango for your dancing pleasure… whenever there are 5 Saturdays in the month, the ANM is on the 2nd and 5th Saturdays of that month. Guest DJ. Int. level Tango class 9:00 - 10:00 pm (incl. with price of admission). Dancing from 10:00 pm -dawn! Show! This is a solely Tango event. Admission: Current SO Students and University Students with valid I.D. $10; General Public $15 (includes class and wonderful refreshments).
BYOB O.K. http://www.myspace.com/allnightmilonga

BEGINNER'S TANGO CRASH COURSE!
Renowned instructor, Walter Perez, presents a contemporary, fun introduction to the basic elements of the passionate Argentine Tango; an approach to posture, connection, & musicality. Sat., April 12th,, and every 2nd Sat. of the month, 12:30 - 3:00 pm. Price: $35 in advance; $40 day of.

Hustle

Simone Assboeck & David Padilla present "And One, Two, Three" months of Hustle Happennings, Wednesdays, 9:30 pm - 12:45 am, at HUSTLE JAM! Every week features a special promotion. This Wed., March 12th: "Munchie Night:" Snax Galore! Dance Hustle and Latin until 12:45 am.. DJ Nelson "Paradise" Roman spins the tunes. Current SO Students: $5; General Public: $9. DON'T FORGET to bring your yellow Hustle Jam card every week… if you don't have a card, see Nan at the front door.

A SPRING HUSTLE & SALSA EVENT!… the next FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER EXTRAVAGANZA is Fri., April 4th, 9:30 pm - 2:00 am! Hustle Jam hosts Simone Assboeck & David Padilla present the once-a-month Old School Dance Party featuring: DJ Nelson "Paradise" Roman spinning Classic Hustle, Salsa, & Swing plus Guest Salsa DJ CHILLY WILLY! Special Performances! Open Bar! FREE Buffet! Admission: Current SO Students $10; General Public $15.

Swing, Shag & Two-Step

The next WEST COAST SWING PARTY hosted by Tybaldt Ulrich is Fri., March 14th, 2008. Two separate dance floors & DJ's … WC Swing & Latin! DJ Lohn Lindo in the Grand Ballroom! SO Students: FREE; Strictly Westie Members who pre-register on-line at www.strictlywestie.com $10; Gotham Swing Club and USA Dance Members (with valid I.D.): $10; General Public $12

STRICTLY WESTIE PARTY - Every Tuesday 7:00 pm - 12:00 am at Blarney Stone's. SO students who attend the StrictlyWestie dance party will receive a discounted admission of $7 if they register on-line at www.strictlywestie.com; or $8 if they show up at Blarney Stone's with their student I.D. card. For more info. visit www.strictlywestie.com.

WEST COAST SWING WITH GOTHAM SOUL! Hosted by Gotham Swing Club every 1st Saturday of the month! Lesson 8:00 pm (incl. with price of admission). Dancing 9:00 pm-12:30 am. Rotating DJ and Instructor each month. Current SO Students receive a $2 discount on admission! Club 412: 412 8th Ave. (betw. 30th & 31st Sts.), 4th Fl. Admission: $10 Gotham Swing Club Members; $12 Discount Rate (Full-Time Students, Studio VIP Members, Strictly Westie Pre-Registration), $15 General Public. For more info. visit www.gothamswingclub.org.

International & COMPETITION

CONGRATULATIONS to those who competed at the HARVARD INVITATIONAL, March 7th- 9th! Among SO'ers who competed were Toshie Odaira & Justin Guerber in the Am/Am Division. Stay tuned for posting of results.

OUTdancing

OD SPRING PARTY is Fri., April 11th, 9:30 pm - 12:00 am! DJ: John Lindo. Salsa, Two-Step, WC Swing, and all your favorite dance styles! FREE Beg. Swing and Salsa Crash Course 8:30 - 9:30 pm! Great Show! Pizza & Light Buffet! Admission: $10 SO Students; $12 General Public.
CATCH UP ON PAST EVENTS!

The FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER ST. PATRICK'S DAY EXTRAVAGANZA, hosted by Simone Assboeck & David Padilla, was a chip off the old blarney block! The pot o' gold event included a full floor of Hustle dancers spinning to great classic Hustle music (a la DJ Nelson "Paradise" Roman), tons of food (courtesy of David Padilla), and to spice things up, "St. Patrick's Day" Green Apple Martinis (yum!). The performance of the night featured Mike Williams (suited in green for the occasion) & his instructor Martina Kocichova. Bravo on a great show!

The ALL NIGHT MILONGA, hosted by Sarah La Rocca, drew a phenomenal crowd. Tangueros burned up the floor 'til dawn. The amazing midnight show included Melina Sedo & Detlef Engel from Germany, in addition to the breathtaking and legendary Guillermina Quiroga & Roberto Reiss.
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