Calendar of Events
Sports, Dancing, Nature, & Recreation
Weekly indoor winter (January-March) training sessions for high school aged and YOUNGER field hockey athletes. All skill levels welcome, even first timers. For more details check our website www.ferdelanchc.com
U of M Sport Coliseum, 721 S. Fifth St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. $38 per session ($35 per session, if you register for all 10). email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org www.ferdelancehc.com [map]
Jan. 25-28 (different locations). Four fiery days of tango dances with recorded music spun by a DJ. Also, tango workshops during the day. Note: schedule is tentative. Tonight: dance party at the Pittsfield Grange.
8:30-11:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $15 (students, $10). umich.edu/~umtango. [map]
Every Tues. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 7 p.m.
7-9:30 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. (park on Burbank). $7 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]
Every Wed., except Jan. 2. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're active. Preceded by beginning Lindy hop (7 p.m.) and beginning swing (8 p.m.) lessons.
9-11 p.m., Michigan Union Pendleton Room (Jan. 9 & 16), Michigan League Vandenberg Room (Jan. 23), & Michigan League Ballroom (Jan. 30). $5 (students, $4), includes lessons. 945-8428. [map]
Join us for an all levels fusion dance series. Fusion Dance is a mixture of blues, lindy, west coast swing, tango, and other dances. Rather than creating a specific style of movement, it focuses on building a dynamic partner connection and adapting the style of movement to whatever music is playing.
If you have never partner danced before, the series will provide an accelerated introduction to the fundamentals that allow you to dance with a partner to any music.
If you have danced a partner dance before, this series will challenge you to think about how your dance style can restrict what it is possible to do with a partner. It will also help you to appreciate from a different perspective the fundamentals of what it means to connect with a partner and just dance.
We will be collecting recommendations for music from attendees and incorporating that music into the lessons so that everyone can dance to their favorite songs (we will focus on music under around 125 beats per minut
Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main St. (Above Elmo's). $20. email@example.com http://www.facebook.com/events/515029001875812 [map]
All invited to dress as aliens or astronauts and skate to futuristic music.
7:15-8:45 p.m., Buhr Park Ice Rink, 2751 Packard. $6 (youths age 17 & under and seniors age 60 & over, $5). $1 discount for city residents. Skate rentals available ($3). 761-7240. [map]
"Friday Night Swing (& Blues)": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.more >
"Friday Night Swing (& Blues)": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.< less
Every Fri. Lindy hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, blues, and Balboa dancing to music spun by DJs. Followed at 11:30 p.m. by blues dancing. No partner needed. Preceded at 8 p.m. by beginning lessons.
9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $5 (students with ID, $3; $1 discount for AACTMAD members) includes lessons. 417-9857. [map]
Meet and play field hockey with the University of Michigan Field Hockey Team! U-Meet the Athlete gives children grades K-8 the opportunity to participate in sport clinics with University of Michigan varsity student-athletes. The goal is to have fun while stressing the importance of mastering sport-specific fundamentals, doing well in school, and living a healthy lifestyle. The cost is $20. Please visit our website for more information and to download a registration form!
Sports Coliseum, 721 S Fifth Ave. $20. 734-764-1342. firstname.lastname@example.org www.kines.umich.edu/umove/u-meet-the-athlete [map]
All dances taught; no partner needed. Bring flat, smooth-sole shoes.
Jan. 5: Drake Meadow calls to music by 'Twas Brillig & the Mazel Toves. Preceded at 5:30 p.m. by a potluck and silent auction and at 7 p.m. by an hour of international dances.
Feb. 2: Peter Baker calls to live music by the Paul Winder Consort.
Mar. 2: callers and bands TBA.
8-11 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.), Saline. $10 (members, $9; students, $5). 769-1052. [map]
Feb. 2 & 16. Tango dancing to music spun by a DJ. Note: People not affiliated with the U-M must arrive before 9 p.m.
8 p.m.-midnight, location TBA. $10 (members, $5). umich.edu/~umtango.
Feb. 2 & 16. High-energy dance party with salsa, merengue, bachata, and cha-cha dancing to music spun by a DJ. No partner necessary. Preceded by beginner (7 p.m.) and advanced (8 p.m.) salsa lessons.
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main (above Elmo's). $5 ($8 includes lesson). (313) 808-0358. [map]
Marlin Whitaker calls to music by the Stout Hearted String Band. Beginners welcome. No partner necessary. Wear clean, nonmarking shoes.
2-5 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr. (off S. State across from the airport). $8 (students, $5; kids age 14 & under with a parent, free; $1 discount for members). 994-6494. [map]