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August 13, 2017

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From the corner booth...

Please send your dance listings to me at dancenet@havetodance.com. Do not send them to my personal email account. The inbox for "dancenet@havetodance.com" becomes my list of things I have type into the website. The inbox for my personal email has a lot of messages and I may forget to go back to see what I need to put into the website.

And I shouldn't have to repeat this: don't send me your newsletters. I don't have time to read everything I get. Much of it tends to be repeat information anyway. While I can read very quickly, it still takes time out of my life to read newsletters and press releases. Just look at the contents of the calendars and you'll get an idea of the information I need. I'm not going to put a lot of information in the calendars; I will, however, add a link to your page that has that information.


After 25 years on the local dance scene I finally made it over to Moseley's (officially Moseley's-on-the-Charles) in Dedham. I had always assumed that it was a ballroom venue and that it was an "older" crowd. Of course, after 25 years of dancing, I'm old enough to be in that crowd.

Moseley's is a large ballroom with a stage for the band. There are tables where your small group can hang out and talk. There's also a bar.

Recently, Paul of Super Singles Dance has been running dances there with live music once a month on a Friday. The dances are billed as "Super Singles & Couples Dance", a welcome change to encourage those of us who are married or otherwise in a committed relationship to attend.

This venue (the dance, not specifically Moseley's) is the closest I've felt to the old Boston Swing Dance Network in Watertown. There's a lot of room and good music and plenty of space to hang out with your friends. To be honest, the crowd is a little older, but it doesn't have to be that way. There's plenty of space for a wide range of dances, just like the IC Dance.

August 18 is going to feature Dan Gable and the Abletones. I'm embarassed to say that I haven't heard the band yet after all this time; however, I've been hearing great things about them so I'm looking forward to hearing them.

See you on the dance floor.

Benson Wong

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