Welcome Dancers!!

PLEASE NOTE! As some of you may already know Jim Blade of Casanova passed away on Friday June 14th. Jim and his wife Diane Powell are the two individuals that made up the Casanova duo, a very popular dance band that played all over the Puget Sound region. Jim's musical talent and sense of humor will be greatly missed by the dance community!

For the Manhattan Club Jim's death is a great loss. Casanova has been the club's primary dance band for nearly ten years and we credit them with helping make the club as successful as it is today.

To help Jim's wife Diane with some of her expences due to Jim's death we will have a CASANOVA BENEFIT DANCE on June 26th! Michael and Leslie will be performing for this dance and have generously volunteered to donate their fee to benefit Casanova. In addition, the American Veterans Hall has generously agreed to donate the use of their dance hall, and the Manhattan Dance Club will donate the proceeds of the dance. We sincerely hope you will attend this special dance and maybe make a donation of your own!

Michael & Leslie This coming Wednesday, June 19th, please come join us for a night of great dancing to the music of MICHAEL & LESLIE! Michael and Leslie are a very talented and very popular South Sound dance duo! They have a great selection of dance songs including songs for waltz, foxtrot, rumba, west coast swing, east coast swing, tango and many others. You don't want to miss this very talented duo! The dancing starts at 7:30 PM.

Prior to the dance JOHN YINGLING and ANITA WILLIAMS will be teaching a FREE HUSTLE LESSON! Hustle is a very fun high energy club dance that can somtimes be pretty fast! But don't worry if you have never done hustle before. Anita Williams John Yingling John and Anita will start with the basics and possibly progress to some intermediate moves by the end of the lesson. And don't worry about bringing a partner. They will rotate partners during the lesson so everyone gets to dance. The lesson (which is FREE) starts at 6:30 PM.

The Manhattan Dance Club is a friendly non-profit organization dedicated to the joy of dancing. The club hosts a dance every Wednesday evening from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM. The dancing is a nice mixture of ballroom, swing, latin and contemporary dance usually done to live music. The dances are held in the upper ballroom of the AmVets Hall in South Tacoma. The dance floor is one of the best in the South Sound. It is very large and well maintained. The hall is located at 5717 South Tyler Street in Tacoma. Admission is $7 for members and $10 for non-members. Click here for map directions.

On most nights there is a free beginners dance lesson included with the price of admission. The lessons start at 6:30 PM. No partner necessary. See Calendar for lesson information.

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