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30 August 2005 @ 11:58 am
Wow, you guys! What a great start to the year! I am so proud of the way the Sock Hop last night turned out. Nima was a fabulous DJ and we definitely saw some awesome socks. That, and I never knew people could limbo that way!

If you guys are interested in more fantastically fun events like this, check out our table in Alston on September 7th. We'll have a slideshow of past events and you can get to know some of the board members personally. We'd love to have you in our community whether to help out, brainstorm, or just plain attend.

The next dance will be a salsa party on September 16th, so mark your calendars and be sure to invite your friends :) Sadly, there WILL be a charge for outside guests, as we will most likely be getting a live band. But the charge will be cheap, so no worries.

Have a fabulous day-- my day is already great from all the hard work and the awesome pay off last night.
It's time for the first Georgia Tech dance of the new school year! This monthly dance is one of the most heavily attended swing dances of all in Atlanta with live music, great instructors, and a whole lot of fun. Don't worry if you're a beginner-- most people there are!

It will be held this Friday, August 26th, in the Georgia Tech Student Center ballroom (the third floor). A free beginner lesson will commence at 8:00 pm and then there is open floor from 9-midnight. You DON'T need a partner and you DON'T need to have prior dance experience.

The band this weekend is Atlanta 17, one of the hippest bands in the swing scene and they'll be sure to keep you rocking all night long.

The price for this dance is as follows--

$5 for Georgia Tech students or pre-registered groups (ASEDA discount applies here)
$7 for other students (bring your ID)
$10 for all other guests

Check out the GTDA website for more information-- www.gtda.org
20 August 2005 @ 06:48 pm

Hey kiddos! SSDA is kicking off the first dance of the year with a 50's sock hop, on the evening of August 29th in the Agnes Scott Alston Student Center! If you know basic swing, you can jive to the rock n' roll tunes of DJ-daddy Nima. If you don't know the moves, never fear, a beginner lesson is here! Not much of a dance person, but like to flirt with the soda jerk? We've got a couple cute gals ready to take your order. We've even got hula hoop and limbo contests. And don't forget to wear those crazy socks to the sock hop, 'cause we'll be looking at those too.

Lastly, and most importantly, this event is completely, utterly FREE!

Beginners lesson- 9:00pm
Open floor- 10:00pm- 12:30am.

Be there, or be square. Otherwise, the kookiest cats are gonna be swinging without you.
10 August 2005 @ 12:02 pm

Like the sound of 'free'? Well, every Friday night at the Point of View Lounge at the very top of the Downtown Atlanta Hilton hotel. Intimate setting, great live music and good company. Who could ask for anything more.

Parking is free if you ask for validation at the bar.

Oh yeah-- you have to take a glass elevator to the top. Just face the door if it gets bad ;)
10 August 2005 @ 11:55 am

Yes, it's almost time for another dance brought to you by your friends at the Atlanta Swing-Era Dance Association.

August 20th, we are proud to present a "Footloose" dance.

* Enjoy the fun of a swing dance with a heaping helping of that certain special 80's flair!

* Free lesson starts at 8:00 PM! (Get those toes a tappin')

* Dance kicks off at 9:00 PM (Gotta get loose...Footloose!)

* $7 at the Door ($4 for STUDENTS/ASEDA MEMBERS) <-- WOW!

* Door prizes and our usual selection of snackitude to keep your energy way up! (and you're gonna need it!)

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Did I mention the dance was at the Glenn Memorial Fellowship Hall on the lovely Emory Campus?


Well, the dance will be located at the Glenn Memorial Fellowship Hall on the lovely Emory Campus...
18 July 2005 @ 02:57 pm

A Day of Balboa

Including all the special ingredients to make an incredible Bal Jam, the way grandma used to. Taught by two tall, dorky guys and two heavily-awarded follows. (Bobby and Kate and Peter and Stacy)

Sponsored by ASEDA

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13 July 2005 @ 09:26 am

Online registration for Bal Jam (September 9th-11th) is now open. Registration cost for the weekend is currently at $55 and will rise to $65 after August 12th. You're gonna want to come to this, 'cause it's the only time it'll be hosted in Atlanta.

If you are worried about NOT KNOWING ENOUGH BALBOA, FEAR NOT! Rumor has it there will be an intense bal day-camp in August where you can learn basic step, lollies and turns, and some nifty moves. I'll keep you updated on the rumor-mill.

Registration and information for Bal Jam can be found at http://www.baljam.com

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13 July 2005 @ 09:24 am
Swing Dance
Friday, July 15th
6:30 PM to 11:00 PM

625 North Central Avenue
Hapeville, Georgia

Dance in the street to Georgia's Swing Band sensation "The Big Peach"!

The Big Peach Swing Band plays big band music from the 30s and 40s as well as oldies and jazz favorites. Big Peach has played at numerous weddings and events including performances at Chateau Elan's Annual Summer Concert Series "Swingin' on the Grapevine!," Inman Park's Arts Festival and Stone Mountain's Jazz Jamboree.

Let's try to get out there and show the folks of Hapeville what swing's all about!
13 July 2005 @ 09:22 am
SSDA now has an email address if you have any questions or announcements you would like to see answered or announced. Please direct your email to scottiesocialdance@gmail.com.

Thank you!

Shoe, President
12 July 2005 @ 01:54 pm
Welcome to the SSDA community! Come here to find updates and announcements for dances sponsored or supported by Scottie Social Dance. Participate in discussion of possible events and find out the status of volunteering opportunities. Arrange carpools to dances and get information on classes. The possibilities are endless!