LaB News

Tuesday LaB – April 28th

**For now we are still going to be at the Ethical Society Building for Tuesday LaB. When that changes, we will post here on the website, and on Facebook. Stay tuned!**

Here’s what’s happening this Tuesday night…

8pm Main Floor: A novice Lindy lesson with Brian. This week it will be about 8-count Lindy. Novice lessons are drop-in friendly, so they are a great place to start if you’re new to the dance. The first half hour of the social dance will have mostly Lindy music so you can practice what you learned right away (but we hope you stay for the whole dance, and also come back next week).

8pm Upstairs: April at LaB will feature Solo Jazz with Breanna Perry- from apple jacks to turkey trots and everything in-between, you’ll learn lots of solo jazz movements you can use to improve your dancing!

9pm -12am: Social dancing on the main floor!

Tuesday LaB nights cost $7 to attend (that includes both the dance and the lesson). No partner is required. We do not allow anyone to join lessons more than 15 minutes after their scheduled start time, so make sure to arrive on time!

Tuesday LaB dances and classes are held in the Ethical Society building on Rittenhouse Square (1906 S Rittenhouse Square). Hope to see you there!

Powerhouse Blues 4/27/15

Use the Force!: Week 4 with Marc and Kira

Hey Bluesi Masters! You have trained. You have toiled. Now it’s time to test your power. Come out to the last week of Use the Force! Work in groups to generate a short choreo using the dual forces of tension and compression.

Cost: $7. All night, every night!
Class: 8:30pm – 9:30pm (15 minute late policy)
Social Dance: 9:30pm – Midnight

DJs:
Chris and Marc!

There will be a special segment after announcements where we will have a blues set list created, and we’ll put it on random for an hour! Come see what crazy timeline of songs comes out next week!

Facebook Event for 4/27/15
Facebook Group Link

Studio34 Needs Our Support!

Studio 34 loves us, let’s love ’em back!
“Hello Beautiful people,
We need your support this Thursday evening, at 7:20!!
Spruce Hill Zoning Committee Meeting
257 S. 45th St
Thurs, Apr 23 at 7:20p.m.
We believe that gathering joyously and positively is essential to creating supportive, healthy communities.
We believe Studio 34 Yoga | Healing | Arts is an integral piece of our neighborhood; a place where people who might be very different from one another can connect in an atmosphere of Peace and Beauty. It is a place for individual and community health and wellness.
We want to continue enjoying regular poetry slams, art shows like the annual Fun-A-Day show and Bike Part Art Show, intimate music shows with local artists, and much more. The people in this neighborhood have so much to offer one another, it is overwhelming. We need a show of support from the people who know how special and varied this neighborhood is, and see it reflected in Studio 34. We have a Zoning meeting coming up (THIS THURSDAY NIGHT at 7:20p.m.) to clear the path for a Special Assembly License, which would then allow us to resume the fundraisers, modern dance shows, teen talent shows, improv comedy shows, Lindy&Blues dance meetups, and other community gatherings we have been hosting for the last eight years.
There will be “opposition”:
It may sound absurd to anyone who knows Studio 34 Yoga|Healing|Arts , but the only zoning that covers the many varied gatherings Studio 34 hosts is a Nightclub/Private Club/Banquet Hall Zoning designation.
Studio 34 Yoga is not a nightclub, obviously. We want to continue the peaceful, respectful, affordable or free gatherings that have been a staple of the space since we opened eight years ago. Many nearby residents, however, are justifiably afraid that we are trying to open a nightclub, because that’s what the zoning notice on the front door says! So they imagine lots of loud music, alcohol, and dance parties that go until 2 in the morning. They deserve to feel good and unafraid about what is happening at Studio 34. So:
We need people who know and love Studio 34 to be at the meeting and possibly say a few words about why it is an important, harmonious gathering place for our neighborhood.
If you are able attend this important meeting, we would be very grateful.
This Thursday, Apr 23 at 7:20 p.m.
SPRUCE HILL ZONING MEETING
257 S. 45th St.
On behalf of the many people whose efforts have helped create and sustain Studio 34, we thank you.
Angie Norris and James Peniston
Co-Founders
Studio 34 Yoga | Healing | Arts
4522 Baltimore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
www.studio34yoga.com”

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We have used Studio34 for a number of LaB Events in recent history, and a few activities we would like to do with them are prevented by them not having the zoning/license they’re looking to acquire here. If you have the opportunity, please support them and appreciate them for what they have allowed us to do at our events in the past and hopefully what we can do with them in the future!

Tuesday LaB – April 21st

**For now we are still going to be at the Ethical Society Building for Tuesday LaB. When that changes, we will post here on the website, and on Facebook. Stay tuned!**

Here’s what’s happening this Tuesday night…

8pm Main Floor: A novice Blues lesson with Kira. This week it will be about Jukin’ Blues. Novice lessons are drop-in friendly, so they are a great place to start if you’re new to the dance. The first half hour of the social dance will have mostly Blues music so you can practice what you learned right away (but we hope you stay for the whole dance, and also come back next week).

8pm Upstairs: April at LaB will feature Solo Jazz with Breanna Perry- from apple jacks to turkey trots and everything in-between, you’ll learn lots of solo jazz movements you can use to improve your dancing!

9pm -12am: Social dancing on the main floor!

Tuesday LaB nights cost $7 to attend (that includes both the dance and the lesson). No partner is required. We do not allow anyone to join lessons more than 15 minutes after their scheduled start time, so make sure to arrive on time!

Tuesday LaB dances and classes are held in the Ethical Society building on Rittenhouse Square (1906 S Rittenhouse Square). Hope to see you there!