First we miss the dance last Saturday night in Kadoka, SD, by a week. Then we were a day early in Gillette, WY, for the Two Step. Last night, in Douglas, WY, we were a week early for the big 80's dance. Will be glad to get back to Mesa and do some dancing.
Maybe we can find something in Ogden, UT this weekend, but I am not counting on it.
We are on the road so I am not sure how it is going in Mesa, if you have any information drop me a note and I will post it.
Here in Farmington, Missouri, the happening place is Nelson’s Music City. Nelson’s is actually in Knob Lick, but if I told you that you would have no idea how to find it. If you are out this way this coming Friday, drop on it and check out The Horns. Sounds like a good time.
Speaking of Country bands instead of 50's bands...Saguaro Sunset played at JohnE's last night and they were absolutely great. A good mix of slow, fast, two-step, cha-cha, waltz, line, etc. This is a great band. Check out their schedule on the left, or at this link.
We are looking forward to their return to JohnE's.
A new venue for dancing in the East Valley. AZ Country had their grand opening July 9th. A Country themed Steak House, Sports bar, and Music venue, they are located at 1300 S. Country Club, the southwest corner of Southern and Country Club, (map).
There is an 11,000 square foot dance floor behind the restaurant and bar.
If you were there last night, let us know how it went.
Saturday night was a Pot Luck party at the new Dance Doctors in Gilbert. Located just east of Gilbert on the south side of Warner Road. We were late for the Merengue dance lesson but it look liked everyone on the floor was having a great time.
Music was prerecorded and the playlist very nice. Since JohnE’s was closed this weekend for floor refurbishing a lot of John’s regulars were here. Significantly smaller than the floor at Greenfield Village, it got a little crowded at times, but not bad. Overall, a nice smaller dance venue.
They will be having the Gilbert Grand Opening soon, I have forgotten the date, but when I find out I will post it. It is not on their website yet. You can check out their calendar here.
The also have an online jukebox at their site, I really like the idea but the execution needs some work. Clicking the Back to Jukebox link takes you back to the homepage instead of the jukebox. Your playlist is created at http://www.playlist.com/ and you have to create a profile that includes your birthday. I am not really wild about that, but it is your choice how you handle it. I did not find a way to go to the newly created playlist directly from the site, but clicking on Create Your Free Playlist takes you to Playlist.com.
I started this blog because I was frustrated in not being able to find places to dance in the Mesa area. The information is out there but it seems to be all over the place, so I decided to attempt to bring as much as I can find to one location.
Feel free to post comments about dancing activities. If you find somewhere to dance that is not listed, or a great band you would like to see listed, you can post it as a comment on the first blog posting (here) or send me an email.