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Rhythm and Bugs 1 Year Anniversary Celebration!

Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 2:11 pm
by AlekseyKosygin
Preregistration is OPEN!!!

Rhythm and Bugs 1 Year Anniversary Celebration, February 26th, 2005

Peabody and Charleston Workshops with Chad and Midori, Main Dance with the Blue Orchid Dance Orchestra (NYC) and DJed After Hours Dancing!

Can you believe it’s been one year already? We can’t either but it’s certainly true, and so as promised we are going to make our first anniversary a night to remember! We’ll be having workshops, a main dance in a beautiful historic ballroom to a live band and if you still aren’t tired after that a DJed after hours dance.

Workshops with Chad and Midori (NYC) at the Contemporary Club Ballroom, Trenton, N.J.

Put a little 20s roar into your dancing with a little 20s Charleston and Peabody. Favorite of the flappers and grand-pappy of jazz dances, the Charleston swept the nation onto its feet in the 1920s with kicking, strutting, and stomping social dancing abandon. Peabody, a fast-moving one-step dance created by a portly New York police captain, captivated NYC in the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s (and probably 10’s) as dancers citywide raced around ballroom floors. Chad & Midori have spent the past two plus years researching these dances. These workshops highlight some steps rediscovered in their investigations.

Chad and Midori will be teaching 2, 2 hour workshops. The first covers Peabody the second covers Charleston.

All Levels Peabody I & II
Designed for both beginners and more advanced dancers, these two workshopscover standard single rhythm patterns of the peabody such as the walk, 8-ct turn, grapevine, and 4-ct rock turn; syncopated double-time steps, such as the check n' run and the prince charming; and quintessential mixed rhythm patterns, particularly the lock n' run, Roseland hop, fallaway grapevine and
the Cagney shuffle.

All Levels Charleston I & II
Designed for both beginners and more advanced dancers, these two workshops cover both fun and foundational charleston steps, such as the basic(including swivel action), charleston walks, bicycle kicks, crazy
legs, turns, promenade as well as more fascinating moves, such as the crossbody basic, traveling Charleston, the breakaway, basic box, and Chicago box.


All Levels Peabody I & II - 2pm - 4pm

All Levels Charleston I & II - 4pm - 6pm

Prices are as follows for an individual:

1 Workshop: $30

Both Workshops: $40

All Workshops will take place at the historic Contemporary Club Ballroom in Trenton, N.J.

Please preregister for these workshops because they willsell out and we will cap the class size to benefit everyone’s learning experience. Please send a check or well concealed cash to:

Rhythm and Bugs
257 Carriage Way
Princeton, N.J. 08540

Please make all checks out to: Alex E. Soudah

Please specify whether you are a lead or follow when you send your payment, thank you.

Main Dance with the Blue Orchid Dance Orchestra (NYC) at the historic Contemporary Club Ballroom, Trenton, N.J.

The Blue Orchid Dance Orchestra is a 11-piece ensemble of young, dapper dandies in the authentic fashion of the original dance bands of the 1920s. Arenella's authentic transcriptions reawaken the original arrangements of the 1920s, the hottest epoch in jazz and rhythm. The era of flappers, flivvers, spats and speakeasies emerges from the past and is brought to life by Michael Arenella's Blue Orchid Dance Orchestra. We are excited and fortunate to have such a great orchestra play for our 1 year anniversary. It also fitting that this band play in the historic Contemporary Club Ballroom which itself was built in the 1920’s and reflects the era perfectly. Be prepared for quite an experience and get ready to practice what you’ve learned in the workshops!

Time: 8pm - 11pm

Cost: $15

After Hours DJed Dance at the St. Matthias Episcopal Church Hall in Hamilton, N.J.

Less than 10 minutes away from the Contemporary Club Ballroom, come and see where are regular dances have been all this year! If this is your first time at our dance this space will definetly grow on you. The floor is great and the space is intimate.

Time: 11:30pm - 2:30am
Cost: FREE (if you paid for the previous dance, $5 otherwise)

Limited Housing IS available for this event, the earlier you preregister the more likely we can guarantee it for you.

If you have any further questions about this event don’t hesitate to contact us, directions for this event are on the website:

Hope to see you all at the celebration!


Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2005 10:23 am
by AlekseyKosygin
Preregistrations are already coming in!

This is shaping up to be our largest event yet! Plus we have more good news, we have three more volunteer spots left for those who want to save money on the workshops. If you are able to volunteer you will get half off on the workshops, that’s a 20 dollar savings. Volunteering involves working the door, moving tables and chairs, possibly driving those who don’t have cars, it’s pretty easy work so email us ASAP if you are interested in volunteering, once those slots are taken, they’re gone… (new email address)


Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 8:08 pm
by AlekseyKosygin
The Countdown begins today...
Rhythm and Bugs 1st Anniversary Celebration, this SATURDAY February 26th, ONLY 3 DAYS AWAY!

Workshops will begin at 2pm Sharp, Main dance begins at 8pm, After Hours Dancing starts at 11:30pm...

Please NOTE: Thank you all who preregistered! It really helps us get a grasp on the turnout. There's still some space in the Peabody and Charleston workshops, at this point it would probably be best to show up and pay at the door.


Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:46 am
by AlekseyKosygin
(BUMP) It's Today!!!

See you in the Capitol City!