Music and Dance
Is it black or white? Actually, it was the Black and White Charity Ball at the Tallahassee Senior Center. Dance lessons with Curtis Rosiek kicked off the night that saw the best of black and white attire and an auditorium dressed in a theme to match.
The annual USA Dance 6010 benefit gala for TSC found dancers whirling and twirling on the city's largest wooden dance floor. There was the feeling of fun in the air and great music with DJ Jim Hurst. Hurst provided old favorites and some of today's pop tunes and the Fred Astaire Studio dancers presented some choreographed numbers that had all eyes on their graceful moves.
Music Classes, Groups and Lessons
Fridays | 10:30 - 11:00am
Do you want to learn how to play the ukulele? Bring your ukulele and learn to play in a relaxed environment.
Fridays | 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bring your ukulele and play with other beginning uke players! Class is designed for fun, playing together at your own skill level, and learning in the process. Review basic uke chords, learn a variety of strumming and picking patterns, learn new chords, and pick up an assortment of ukulele tips.
Drumming: You've Got the Rhythm
July 16 | 10:30 - 11:30am
Tuesdays | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Our guitar get-together is an opportunity to dust off that old guitar and join an ongoing group of beginning-to-intermediate players. We come together each week to share songs and playing techniques. There is limited instruction, so it’s helpful if you know a few chords. The group will take time with beginners who would like to learn to play.
Thursdays | 7:00 - 9:30pm
Male barbershop harmony chorus rehearsals. New members welcome!
Dances and Balls
USA Ballroom Dance
Dance on the largest dance floor in Tallahassee. Lessons provided at 6:30 pm dance night with paid entry. All dances are smoke and alcohol free. $8/USAB Dance members and $14/non-members; $5 for students with valid IDs. Upcoming dances:
Contra Dance (Tallahassee Community Friends of Old Time Dance)
Jigs and reels and all kinds of fun. Moves similar to square dance with caller instructing each dance before the music begins. $8/adults, $7/seniors, $5/students, $3/dancing kids. Newcomers arrive by 7:30, wear comfortable shoes and clothes. No partner necessary. Upcoming dances:
- July 24: Whistlin' Rufus with caller Doug Singleton
- Aug. 7: Long Forgotten Sting Band with caller Vicki Morrison
- Aug. 28: Florida Mountaineers Band with caller Susie Rudder
- Sept. 11: Long Forgotten String Band with JoLaine Jones-Pokorney
- Sept. 25: Eclectic Acoustic Band with caller Joey Norton
Dance Classes, Groups and Lessons
Fees are per class or meeting, unless otherwise noted.
Beginning Line Dance
Mondays | 5:15 - 6:15pm ($4)
Thursdays | 12:30 - 1:30pm ($2)
Lace up your shoes and let's dance. From country to pop music - let the beat move your feet. No partner needed. New participants always welcome.
Capital Twirlers Square Dance
Mondays | 7:30 - 9:30pm
Mainstream and Plus Level Square Dancing. Monthly dues $12.50 per person. Visitors always welcome. Visitors: $5. Level adjusted to fit dancers' skills. Visit their site for more details.
Dancing for Fun Group
Fridays | 2:00 - 4:00pm
A fun dance for any age group - it's our love of dancing that keeps us young! All types of ballroom dancing. Come with or without a partner. $2 (50+); $3 (others).
Beginning Ballroom-Swing Dance Lessons
Fridays | 5:30 - 7:00pm
Not only Ballroom and Swing dance lessons - also included is the Fox Trot, Swing, Tango, Waltz and Cha Cha. No partner needed. Come meet people and have fun! $5.