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Hey everyone! Here’s the details on when LaB weekly dances are ending in 2014, and resuming in 2015:

Powerhouse Blues: ends December 15, resumes January 5.
Tuesday LaB: ends December 23, resumes January 6.
Jazz Attack: ends December 18, resumes January 8.
Rittenhop: currently on winter hiatus!

We look forward to seeing you at the last few dances of 2014, and seeing you again in 2015!

Tuesday LaB – December 23rd (Last LaB dance of the year!)

****Note to the dance community: Attendance at Tuesday LaB dances has been consistently low over the last several months and we have been struggling to make rent. We are starting to look into new venue possibilities. This Tuesday (Dec. 23) we will be talking briefly about the situation at announcements and in the New Year we will have some town hall meetings to discuss the future of Tuesday dances. If you care about Tuesday dances, come on out and talk to us about it!****

Here’s what’s happening this Tuesday night…

8pm Main Floor: A novice Lindy lesson! Novice lessons are drop-in friendly, so they are a great place to start if you’re new to the dance.

8pm Upstairs: We’ve got stocking stuffers for you this month! The first two weeks were a miniseries on solo movement taught by Mary and Chris (Dec. 2 and 9). The third week (Dec. 16) is an investigation of how to use internet dance videos, whether instructional, social, or competition, to improve your dancing, led by Jon. The last week – and the last LaB dance of the year! – will be about DJing (Dec. 23). Come with music, learn about what we like to play, and then play a mini-set at LaB that night! To sign up for playing a mini-set of music (preferably music we can dance to) submit name and info. through our Google form.

9pm -12am: Social Dancing on the main floor with all of YOU DJing the dance!

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!

Jazz Attack: 12-17 LAST ONE OF 2014!!

Here’s what’s going on a the University City Arts League at 4226 Spruce St. for only $7:

8pm-9pm: Lessons

All Shim-shammed out? Feeling Tranky-done? Come to Jazz Attack in December and learn another exciting jazz routine! Tonight we will learn the final of  The Big Apple with Jesse Braxton! At the same time, Griffin will teach a novice lesson.

9pm-11pm: Dancing

To the tunes of Albert and JBraxx!

Tuesday LaB – December 16th

Happy Tuesday dancing! Here’s what’s happening this Tuesday night…

8pm Main Floor: A novice Blues lesson taught by Allison. Novice lessons are drop-in friendly, so they are a great place to start if you’re new to the dance.

8pm Upstairs: We’ve got stocking stuffers for you this month! The first two weeks were a miniseries on solo movement taught by Mary and Chris (Dec. 2 and 9). The third week (Dec. 16) is an investigation of how to use internet dance videos, whether instructional, social, or competition, to improve your dancing, led by Jon. The last week – and the last LaB dance of the year! – will be about DJing (Dec. 23). Come with music, learn about what we like to play, and then play a mini-set at LaB that night! To sign up for playing a mini-set of music (preferably music we can dance to) submit name and info. through our Google form.

9pm -12am: Social Dancing on the main floor! Bitters and Rye (our house band formerly known as Huggy & the Bears) will be playing for us! Chris will be DJing the band breaks.

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!

See Bitters & Rye at Rhythm Session TONIGHT!

Chilly though it might be, tonight is the last Rhythm Session of 2014. To celebrate a year full of great jazz music and dance, we’re bringing you an evening with dancer-born band, Bitters & Rye! This group of dance-friendly musicians knows exactly what kind of music to play to get your feet (and theirs) moving, so make sure you don’t miss out.

As always, we encourage you to join us, bring your friends, and enjoy the cozy social environment while you dance away the evening. We’ll be at Take the Lead as usual, the lovely studio with great floors, plenty of seating and space, and a one-of-a-kind atmosphere in the heart of West Philly. BYOB-friendly, cozy and cool, this will definitely be the place to be! Don’t forget to join the facebook event and let everyone know you’re coming, and definitely don’t forget your dancing shoes, you’ll want to have them. Remember, you can keep up with Rhythm Session on Instagram and Facebook, too.

Rhythm Session aims to get jazz dancers, musicians, and fans together to interact and celebrate the music and dance in a comfortable social setting. The event is held every third Sunday of the month unless otherwise noted at Take the Lead Studio, 4701 Pine Street, in Philly. There is a suggested donation of $10+ to help pay the band and space.