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January 25, 2015
- Karen Leeds Dance
just added some new classes at the Pollard Middle School in Needham. To enroll,
contact the Needham Adult Education at 781-455-0400x235.
- The Monday Night Practice on January 26
has been cancelled due to the approaching snow storm.
- With the Great Blizzard of 2015 approaching today (Monday, Jan. 26), I would
imagine that a lot of venues will be closed over the next 48 hours. While
most of them are very energetic about getting their venues listed on this
website, perhaps 5% of them will spend the energy to let me know they'll be
closed in order for me to help them get the word out. (imagine how many tell
me when they shut down their business). Before leaving the house during the
snow storm, if you're crazy enough to do so, check with the dance venues to
see if they're going to be open.
- The 19th Annual Beantown Lindy Hop Camp will be
held June 25 through July 2, 2015 at Endicott College
in Beverly, Massachusetts.
- Ron Margolin publishes the Greater Boston "Dancing This Weekend and Next Newsletter" & "Westie News" with a weekly newsletter featuring a listing of Lindy, Ballroom, and West Coast Swing venues in the area. To subscribe, send email to Ron at email@example.com.
- Hop To The Beat is hosting Swing & Soul workshops with Javier Johnson
on Saturday, February 21, in Boston.
From the corner booth...
Having taken 5 years of Latin in high school, I appreciate the motto at the University or Toronto's swing Dance Club' website, even if it is bad Latin.
"Veni, Vidi, Lindi"Ah. The first snow of the season. It just brings out the potential Darwin Award winners of 2015 already and that's not even including the Great Blizzard of 2015 that starts tonight. I just hope they don't take anyone else with them.
- In Watertown Square, I saw a car with half the rear window cleared of snow. How many people would be stupid enough to *make* a blind spot on their car.
- In the same area, I saw a van pull away at the light...and all the snow on their roof slide off the back....onto the car behind them.
- And, my favorite: a car speeding along on Route 128 and the wind picks up a sheet of snow and slams it into the windshield of the car behind them. Those ignorant and self-centered jerks deserve a special place in the 9th level of Hell which, according to some theology, is the furthest from the warmth of God and therefore, a very cold place.
- This happens every day so I suppose it's a separate issue: on Route 4/225 in Bedford, there are No Left Turn signs all the way up to Hartwell Avenue, where there's a turnaround, because that Great Road is busy *all the time*. And a lot of drivers would rather risk an accident (or a ticket) than drive a little further to make the legal U-turn; they don't seem to care that they back up the north-bound traffic while waiting for break in the south-bound traffic; they don't seem to realize that it might save them time and gas to continue driving to the turnaround ahead.
And in the aftermath of the Great Blizzard of 2015, it's a good idea to clean off the headlights and taillights of your car. Why? So other drivers can see your car.
See you on the dance floor.
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