Posted on April 22, 2014
West Coast Swing in Midcoast Maine
West coast swing will be featured at dance workshops at High Mountain Hall in Camden, Saturday, April 26. David Lamon, dancer and choreographer from Ellsworth, is teaming up with Katie Tranzillo, dance instructor from Camden, to present workshops designed to inspire and challenge experienced dancers and intrepid beginners.
Lamon brings a unique mixture of movement styles into his dancing and knowledge to his teaching. He is a popular DJ who brings a wide selection of music styles to the dance floor. Tranzillo has been building dance scenes and teaching a variety of dance programs for over 16 years, in New York, Connecticut and now in MidCoast Maine.
The workshops are from 3 to 6 pm and the dance is from 7 to 10 pm.
3:00 – 4:45 Lead and Follow with Style
Tips and techniques for leaders and followers to add style and spice to all of your moves.
Knowledge of basic west coast patterns required.
5:00 – 6:00 Cool Combinations to Enhance your Connection
Learn patterns and concepts to highlight musicality and connection in your west coast swing. Knowledge of basic west coast patterns required.
2 workshops and dance – $28
2 workshops – $22
1 workshop – $12
Dance, includes beginner lesson – $7
FMI: Contact Katie Tranzillo at 203-915-9371, www.joyfuldancing.com.
Swing Dance at High Mountain Hall!
Midcoast Swing continues its Saturday Swing Series with a swing dance at High Mountain Hall in Camden, Saturday, April 26.
This dance is open to the community, for all ages and dance styles. Katie Tranzillo, from Camden, and David Lamon from Ellsworth, provide dance instruction and will DJ the dance. Music will range from lindy hop, east coast swing, west coast swing, and do-your-own-thing, plus a little blues, a tango, and a waltz or two. This month’s dance features extra “crossover” music for west coast swing, to complement that afternoon’s dance classes.
The dance is from 7 to 10 pm. The $7 admission includes a beginner lesson, refreshments and door prizes.
High Mountain Hall is at 5 Mountain Street in Camden. (No street shoes!)
For more information:
Katie Tranzillo, 203-915-9371
Posted on April 2, 2014
This spring we have added a number of new classes to the schedule, and we plan to keep on growing! To see an overview of all our new offerings follow this link to our latest newsletter!
Posted on March 31, 2014
On Friday, May 30th we will be hosting another 5th Friday Contradance. Headlining the show will be the Steampacket in collaboration with caller Kim Roberts. A portion of the proceeds from this dance will go to Peopleplace Cooperative School of Rockport.
We will start the dance with a lesson for beginners, so don’t be afraid to come out even if you have never tried contradancing!
Date: Friday, May 30th, 2014
Time: Beginner’s Lesson at 7 p.m., Dance begins at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 for teens (13-17) / $12 for adults (18 and older) / Kids 12 and younger get in free! Tickets will be available at the door.
This dance is Chem Free.
Posted on March 12, 2014
During April, bring a friend to Stretch and Tone at High Mountain Hall in Camden and you will both receive 50% off the walk-in rate. This is a great chance to check out the class and an excellent way to begin the day!
Stretch and Tone is a low impact workout suitable for all ages and body types and the exercises can be modified for all levels and abilities. The class is designed to help increase flexibility while also toning your muscles and burning fat so you can more easily do the things you love. The exercises are also good for developing strength and improving muscle tone, posture, coordination, and body alignment. If you want to get fit and flexible, this is the class for you!
The drop in rate is $10-$12 on a sliding scale. Stretch and Tone is taught by Laurie Wolfrum who first took a stretch class as a young child as part of her classical ballet and jazz training. She has found that the benefits of flexibility have proven helpful not only for dancing, but for day-to-day tasks and keeping up with her four children.
Posted on January 22, 2014
2014 will bring some interesting changes to High Mountain Hall. Beauty Mark Spa has moved to a new location, at 40 Washington St. in Camden. We are very excited to be expanding what we do, while also seeking a business or businesses that will be compatible with our whole vision of health and community.
If you know of someone wanting to teach a class, lead a workshop or hold a meeting, please refer them to HMH. The first floor space is ideal for slightly smaller groups, in addition to the Hall, itself.
As our plans for the first floor evolve, we have our community needs and wishes in mind – and we would be pleased to hear any ideas or feedback you may have.