Dirty Water Saloon

Dirty Water Saloon

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The May 31st dance is coming up! https://www.facebook.com/events/2345509678804993/
GFP's 30th Anniversary dance is coming up! https://www.facebook.com/events/453135925449703/
Our next dance at the church is coming up on October 20th! https://www.facebook.com/events/2119706334730623/
Hi everyone, Our opening dance at the Eliot St. church is coming up this Saturday 9/15 from 7-11pm. Lilia Weisfeldt and Bradley Mather from Ballroom in Boston will be teaching! The lessons are: 7-7:30 Two Step with Lilia and Bradley 7:30-8 Line Dance with Bradley Lilia and Bradley will also be performing a two step routine! And there will be another special performance as well. We hope to see you there! Here is a little more info about Lilia and Bradley. Whether it's ballroom, country, west coast swing or line dancing, Bradley and Lilia love to be on the dance floor! Both Bradley and Lilia have been teaching various dance styles for many years and are passionate about spreading the awesomeness that is dancing to as many people as they can. Lilia opened Ballroom in Boston in 2010 because she wanted to focus on helping adult beginners feel confident and comfortable on the dance floor. Bradley joined the team in 2017 and shortly thereafter Lilia and Bradley discovered that they both loved country music. By January 2018 Lilia and Bradley started competing in the country circuit and are having a ball showing the world that Boston can be country! So far, Bradley and Lilia have won every competition they attended! Additionally, Bradley won the US Line Dance Choreography Championships this year and has had the honor of teaching his winning choreography at several large line dance events. Whatever the venue, Bradley and Lilia love to be on the dance floor teaching, competing or performing!
Hey everyone, we're expecting another nor'easter Wednesday, so stock up on what you need before dance, okay?
Folx! I am once again allowed to partner dance (provided you all are gentle with me). Spine specialist approved! So please come on by and spin me around the floor tonight! I've missed it!
Hey friends! It looks like I'm only called until 7:30 for rehearsal tonight. I should be able to make most of the dance!
Hi do you ever have dancing on Monday nights? 😃

GLBTQ folks and friends dancing every Tuesday. Two-step, west coast swing, and line dancing to hot country and pop. Beginners welcome, lessons at 7pm!

We're takin' the summer off. See you in September! Be safe!

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Sad news...😟💔

Dear Bella Luna & Milky Way Friends-
After several months of considering all options, we have concluded that we cannot reopen Bella Luna & The Milky Way. We are heartbroken to announce that we will remain closed permanently.
The mission of our business is to gather people together in groups, to foster social closeness --the opposite of social distancing. Gathering in groups is not going to be a safe activity until there is a widely-available vaccine or treatment. We are not comfortable putting our team members and guests at risk of contracting the virus while working and dining in our space. Also, the public health hazards of Covid-19 will exist for over a year; and without being able to operate at full capacity, our business is not financially sustainable.
We are tremendously grateful for our 27 ½ years in this beautiful neighborhood of Jamaica Plain and the wonderful City of Boston. Thank you for dining, dancing, bowling, celebrating and gathering with us! Many of you have been visiting Bella Luna for all of our 27+ years, and we have been blessed to serve many of your families through several generations. Thank you for making Bella Luna & The Milky Way your second home, for becoming friends with us and our team, for celebrating life’s most precious moments with us. It has been our honor to serve you all.
We are proud of having created a vibrant and safe space for all, founded in the values of generosity, inclusivity, creativity and respect. We are proud of our team members, past and present, who worked with tremendous dedication and commitment to carry out our special brand of hospitality with a purpose. We are proud of our wonderful promoting partners and the countless talented performers who expressed themselves through music, dance, art, spoken word, opera, crafts, comedy, story-telling & fashion, and to all who came to witness and celebrate that talent. Thank you all for having fun and creating community in our space. We are proud of having used our business to support so many amazing non-profit organizations and individuals working to build a better Boston; thank you for giving us the opportunity to help.
We would like to add a special thank you to our landlord, the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation. When we were facing displacement and possible closure in 2008 due to a substantial rent increase, Bella Luna & The Milky Way was able to find a new home at The Brewery Small Business Complex with a landlord that shares our values and community mission. The JPNDC understands and supports small businesses and we are eternally grateful for their commitment to a more inclusive and equitable Boston. They welcomed us with open arms and have supported us through this especially challenging chapter.
We are all finding new ways to gather, celebrate and express ourselves during this pandemic. We are hopeful that out of this time of tremendous change new opportunities will arise and the Bella Luna/Milky Way legacy will expand and deepen in unexpected ways. To quote our own Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, “Joy is Resistance.” Wishing us all peace, good health, togetherness and joy.
With Much Love and Gratitude,
Kathie, Megan, Carol, Charlie and Pierre

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Jamaica Plain institution Bella Luna & The Milky Way to close - The Boston Globe

Sad to hear about Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge closing.

They were amazingly good to us and such a great group of people. We'll miss you.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/06/17/lifestyle/jamaica-plain-institution-bella-luna-milky-way-close/

bostonglobe.com « We don’t see how we can operate in this COVID world, » one of the owners told the Globe. "Distancing isn’t our thing.”

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🌈 Happy Pride! 🏳️‍🌈

(Sigh).

Tonight is the last virtual Saturday dance of the summer.

I’ll be DJing line dances from 7-9 pm EDT.

Please join me.

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Tonight join Kendra and Bob from 7-9 pm EDT for a night of line dancing. We are keeping it simple for the summer. Doing laid back lessons if needed but mostly just doing the line dance thang.

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Pride Dance
Saturday, June 13 will be the last virtual Saturday dance for the Summer. It's pride themed (visually anyway) so wear some fun colors and join us then. Same time same zoom.

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[06/01/20]   Join us on Tuesday from 7-9 pm EDT, as Alan Gaskell continues to give us hints and tips on dance techniques (latest is rhumba). After Alan's lesson, Bob Sweeney will teach a line dance, then play line dance selections until 9 pm.

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Learn the Baso Nova with Julie at 7 EDT and after Bob will play lots of line dances until 9-ish.
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Tonight Vitual Dance (7-9 edt). Alan continues his technique for west coast, Kendra teaching the dance Louisiana Sailor (I think but don’t hold me to that), and I’ll DJ line dances for the remainder.

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Hello all

Tonight Julie Kaufmann and Art Sullivan will be doing the virtual dance.

I activated a muscle tension flare up after helping move stuff to a pod at my moms house.

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Virtual Dances

Hello all,

I forgot about a pre-covid scheduled email for dancing in May.

There is no in-person dancing in May.

But you can always join me on Tuesdays and Saturdays for Virtual Dancing via zoom (http://gaysforpatsy.org/virtual-dances/)

Tuesday, Alan Gaskell will be appearing on a screen near you at 7 pm and I'll be doing line dances after until 9 pm.

Hoping you're all well.

Bob "da prez" Sweeney, Gays for Patsy

gaysforpatsy.org Why? To see others and socialize. To exercise. To learn. To support local dance instructors whose income dried up. To not go insane. Tuesdays and Saturdays • 7-9 pm*Your place via Zoom: (daprez) In…

🌈 GFP - May (Tues)day Dirty Water Saloon dances. - https://mailchi.mp/158f5529f185/gfp-dirty-water-saloon-july-dance-reminder-819671

Virtual Stomp Saturday

GFP: Virtual Spring Stomp at your house - Saturday, April 25 - with Art, Simone, Alan, and Bob - 6-10 pm (EDT) - Featuring line dance tutorial, technique workshops, and line dances. https://mailchi.mp/21877a1ad9ab/gfp-virtual-stomp-saturday-april-25-with-art-simone-and-alan

Simone is back! Join us tonight at 7 pm!

🌈 GFP: Simone is Back Tonight! - https://mailchi.mp/ba19e5d278f4/gfp-simone-is-back-tonight 7-9 pm (EDT)

Join Simone Assboeck for a warmup, tutorial, and east coast swing lesson. Then Bob will play a bunch of line dances.

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Virtual Dances

Gone Virtual during this craziness. Check out our Virtual Dances at http://gaysforpatsy.org/virtual-dances/

gaysforpatsy.org Why? To see others and socialize. To exercise. To learn. To support local dance instructors whose income dried up. To not go insane. Tuesdays and Saturdays • 7-9 pm*Your place via Zoom: Meeting ID:…

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Virtual Dances

Tonight: Simone Assboeck will be teaching turning technique, latin hip motion, and cha cha moves at GFP's virtual dance. See http://gaysforpatsy.org/virtual-dances/ for more info (or check your email if you're on the list)

gaysforpatsy.org On Saturdays and Tuesdays until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, join “da prez” Bob Sweeney (me) as I host line dancing from my wee living room. Why? To see others and socialize. To ex…

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Gays for Patsy's Virtual Dance 03242020: Lessons: Part 1

Alan did some recaps of last week's lesson:
https://youtu.be/GX30W--oIas?list=PL9WRwOX1iUtedo94BYYLuZaYAVPKJHifI

This week, he is teaching basic latin moves in bachata and talks about turns.

Zoom:
https://zoom.us/j/5780310200
Meeting ID: 578 031 0200

I'll also put zoom tips and tricks on the Virtual dance web page:
http://gaysforpatsy.org/virtual-dances/

March 24, 2020. At our virtual Dirty Water Saloon dance, guest instructor Alan Gaskell teaches a two-step pattern (qqss). Part 1: Leader footwork. Part 2: Fo...

Tonight, during our Virtual Dance, Alan Gaskell will be going over some two step moves from his living room.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1056052191431875/
or http://gaysforpatsy.org/virtual-dances/

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Line Dances Step Sheets and Demos

That's it for tonight.

Tonight's Line Dance List:
Stepsheets/demos on: http://gaysforpatsy.org/line-dance-step-sheets-and-videos/

Tush Push
Back in Black
Dizzy
Dibs
D.H.S.S.
I got a Woman
You Make Me Wanna
Rio
So just Dance! Dance! Dance!
Midnight Waltz

Saturday, check out the Boston Queer Country Social page from 7-9. I'm hoping to have video of Julie Kaufman teaching a line dance or two and I'll post more line dances demos then.

Kendra and I are working on other ideas too.

For next Tuesday I've a request for American Kids. I will also be attempting to do Facebook live and do a demo (or two depending on how bad I do - we should have a lottery on how many times I swear.).

Have a good night and see you (eventually or virtually) on the dance floor.

Stay healthy.

Cheers,
Bob "da prez" Sweeney
Gays for Patsy

gaysforpatsy.org Here’s a collection of links to the line dance step sheets and videos we’ve taught and some old chestnuts: we will add others for oldies and goodies as we have time. If you are looking fo…

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Midnight Waltz line dance

We usually end the night with a waltz. I figured "Midnight Waltz" would be appropriate.

Midnight Waltz

Demo:
https://youtu.be/-H_xBNVu1ew

Stepsheet
https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/midnight-waltz-ID71690.aspx

48/4 (count/wall)

Intermediate by Jo Thompson

“Let There Be Peace On Earth?” by Scooter Lee (original)
“Saturday Night” by Billy Dean (IAGLCWDC)

http://gaysforpatsy.org/line-dance-step-sheets-and-videos/#midnig

Music: 'It's four in the morning' by Faren Young. Originally choreographed to 'Children' by the Mavericks

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So Just Dance Dance Dance ! Line Dance

Kendra really wants you to learn this one: "So Just Dance! Dance! Dance!"

I really enjoy the paddle turns (flick)!

Demo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjBvVHiuP58

Stepsheet
http://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/so-just-dance-dance-dance-ID111201.aspx

32/4 (count/wall)
Beginner by José Miguel Belloque Vane and Guillaume Richard

Music: “Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Justin Timberlake on So Just Dance Dance Dance!

http://gaysforpatsy.org/line-dance-step-sheets-and-videos/#sojust

Choreo by Jose Miguel Belloque Vane & Guillaume Richard 32 counts - 4 wall - Novice 1 restart - 1 Tag

[03/18/20]   "So Just Dance! Dance! Dance!" coming at you at 8:45.

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(Line Dance) RIO - Diana Lowery

"Rio" is one of the most requested by Peter (you know who you are). It involves a variation where we go "Woooo" and kick up our heel instead of touch at step 20.

Rio:

Demo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdJ8m1J_kE8

http://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/rio-ID36143.aspx

32/4 (count/wall)

Beginner/Intermediate by Diana Lowery

Music: “Patricia” by Mestizzo

http://gaysforpatsy.org/line-dance-step-sheets-and-videos/#rio

RIO - Line Dance Choreographer: Diana Lowery Count: 32 , Wall: 4 , Level: Beginner/Intermediate Music: Patricia by Mestizzo WALK FORWARD RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, ...

[03/18/20]   Another Peter favorite: Rio at 8:30

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MAKE ME WANNA LINE DANCE

Make Me Wanna

This one we taught a few months ago. Totally forgot about it since.

Demo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uXCNOZ0lPc

Stepsheet
https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/make-me-wanna-ID102342.aspx

32/4 (count/wall) • Beginner by Brandon Zahorsky and Stacy Ruggiero
Music: “Make Me Wanna” by Thomas Rhett

http://gaysforpatsy.org/line-dance-step-sheets-and-videos/#makemewanna

32 counts, 4 walls, choreographed by Brandon Zahorsky and Stacy Ruggiero.

[03/18/20]   Next up: You Make Me Wanna

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"I Got A Woman"

"I Got a Woman"

(I can hear the "Yeaaaaaaaahhh, riiiiiight." comments from the peanut gallery.)

If I'm DJing, this is one of my favorites. Why? It has a Charleston in it of course!

I Got a Woman

Demo
https://youtu.be/NINnOrbL8HY

Stepsheet
https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/i-got-a-woman-ID118086.aspx

32/4 (count/wall) • Beginner by Michael Desire NIETO

Music: “I Got A Woman” by Rudedog feat Ray Charles

http://gaysforpatsy.org/line-dance-step-sheets-and-videos/#igotawoman

Séjour Country Vacanciel - Mur de Bretagne (22) France Choreographer : Michael Desire-Nieto http://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/i-got-a-woman-ID118086.aspx

[03/17/20]   At 8:00 "I Got A Woman"

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DIZZY Line Dance - Intermediate(Demo)⭐KSLDA 교육위원 이희선⭐

For the fourth offering - another chestnut: "Dizzy"

Demo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6jpvHv5Nng

Stepsheet:
https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/dizzy-ID57764.aspx

32/4 (count/wall) • Beginner (High) by Jo Thompson
Music: “Dizzy” by Scooter Lee on The Best of Scooter Lee (124 BPM)

http://gaysforpatsy.org/line-dance-step-sheets-and-videos/#dizzy

Count: 32 Wall: 4 Level: Intermediate Choreographer: Jo Thompson Music: Dizzy by Scooter Lee 🌹강사 이희선 H.P : +8210-2324-0926 E-mail: [email protected] ☘KSLDA K...

[03/17/20]   at 7:45: Dizzy
"Michael (if he was on here) it's your song!"

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DIBS line dance teach Junior Willis

This is also a favorite:

You'll hear me attempt Junior's accent when doing this. I learned it at one of the conventions from him and its in my head.

Dibs:

Demo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdbOxlPD6cs

Stepsheet
http://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/dibs-ID104054.aspx

32/4 (count/wall)
Improver (Beginner +)

by Junior Willis and Scott Schrank

Music: “Dibs” by Kelsea Ballerini on The First Time

http://gaysforpatsy.org/line-dance-step-sheets-and-videos/#dibs

Dibs line dance choreographed by Junior Willis and Scott Shrank performed by Junior at Dance! Dance! Dance! in Colorado Springs in June, 2015

[03/17/20]   Coming up is "DHSS" quickly followed by "Dibs"

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The third selection tonight is "D. H. S. S."

This is one we usually modify for the pride parade (and are sorely sick of it for a couple months after).

D.H.S.S. (Delicious, Hot, Strong, & Sweet

Demo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Brj95mjnqq4

Stepsheet
http://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/dhss-delicious-hot-strong--sweet-ID57513.aspx

32/4 (count/wall)
Beginner

by Gaye Teather

Music:
“Coffee (Radio Edit)” by Supersister on Coffee – EP (139 BPM)

http://gaysforpatsy.org/line-dance-step-sheets-and-videos/#dhss

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Back in Black Line dance Demo to Back in Time Song

Next, a request to do "Back in Black"

Demo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=driMKZw10ps

Stepsheet: https://www.copperknob.co.uk/stepsheets/back-in-black-ID87603.aspx

40/4 (count/wall)

Beginner (High)

by Brandon Zahorsky, Junior Willis, and Jy-Yeong Wu

Music:
“Back In Time (From “Men In Black III”)” by Pitbull on Back In Time (From “Men In Black III”) – Single

http://gaysforpatsy.org/line-dance-step-sheets-and-videos/#bib

40 count, four wall high Beginner line dance choreographed by Brandon Zahorsky, Junior Willis and Jy-Yeong Wu in May 2012 . The Music is from Back In Time (F...

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