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Reminder: TGIF Dances at Brookhaven National Lab

14 August 2011

TGIF Dance at Brookhaven National Lab

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Something new at TGIF Dance Socials at the brookhaven Lab!!


We will continue teaching beginners classes on Fiidays before the main event. Singles are welcome, we will rotate partners.

Beginners Class Schedule:

* 5:30 – 6:15 – TBA

* 6:15 – 7:00 – TBA

Please call to make sure the dance is still on – the week of the dance

Here’s the deal:

(1) These additional lessons (1.5 hr) will cost only $2 per person for those who are attending the TGIF dance social! It means you will pay only a total of $10 for 3 lessons (including the lesson from 7:30 to 8:30 by a different
instructor) plus a whole evening of dancing! If you choose to take the beginners class only, then it will be $5 per person! Best deal in town.

(2) And even a better deal for students – HALF PRICE! If you have a valid student ID it will cost you only $5 for the whole evening of 3 lessons and dancing! If you choose to take the beginners class only, then it will be $3 per person! The same deal holds true for members of the Bera Association of Students and Postdocs (ASAP), and TO ALL BNL EMPLOYEES AND RETIREES (just present your badge)!

Our primary goal is for the attendees to learn the basic steps and to develop the confidence on the dance floor. We hope that eventually the people who take adcantage of this offer will participate in other dance venues. For example, participants who are BNL employees might get encouraged to learn more dance moves by joining the dance classes at the Brookhaven Center every Wednesday night sponsored by the Bera Dance Club.


Our workshops at Brookhaven Lab are generally designed for “social dancing”.
We usually start with a review of the basic moves, then progress towards more advanced patterns that might be useful in any dance social.

There is no fixed partnering as we rotate partners – not only to provide an opportunity for everyone to meet and become social friends, but also to give each and everyone a chance to learn how to apply the basic techniques of “lead and follow”.

We are a member club of the Brookhaven Employees Recreation Association (BERA), an umbrella organization that supports and encourages various activities in sports and other interests among employees at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Long Island, New York. These activities are intended to promote physical and mental wellness that hopefully lead not only towards increased productivity but also towards the enhancement of the quality of life within the Laboratory in particular, and the surrounding community in general.

The BNL Social and Cultural Club endeavors to build closer community ties between Brookhaven National Laboratory and its neighbors. It promotes, supports and encourages activities for social interaction between BNL employees and the surrounding community through ethnic food parties, outdoor picnics and barbecues, field trips, karaoke sessions, and other social and cultural activities. Visit the website HERE.

The Club holds weekly Open-To-The-Public dance socials (TGIFs @ Brookhaven) at the North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory every Friday evening from 7 to 11:30 pm (dance lessons from 7:30 to 8:15 pm, different dance and different instructors each week). Social dancing follows after the lessons up to 11:30 pm.

(Note: When the Brookhaven Center is not available, we hold our TGIFs at the Estonian House, 20 Middle Island Blvd., Middle Island, NY 11953; email notifications will be sent out).

“No-Frills TGIF & Brookhaven”, sponsored by the BNL Social & Cultural Club of the Brookhaven Employees Recreation Association (BERA), is held weekly at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) (unless otherwise stated in the calendar below). It is open to the general public. Visitors to the Lab 16 years old and older must bring a photo ID.
In winter time, for safety reasons, the Lab may close temporarily when there is a severe snowstorm. When there is inclement weather, before coming out to Brookhaven Lab, please check first with BNL’s info hotline: 631-344-info (4636), or visit our website at: http://www.bnl.gov. Canceled events will be re-scheduled.

Unless otherwise noted, each “TGIF @ Brookhaven” has dance lessons from 7:30 pm to 8:15 pm. Open social dancing begins immediately after the lessons up to 11:30 pm.

Cost: $8 per person for the lesson at 7:30 and social dancing. (Special events have different rates).

For both the beginner class and the 7:30 class and an evening of social dancing it is ONLY $10.00.

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