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Coming Up – Community Dance Party

Dance Benzie presents the fabulous True Falsettos at the Mills Community House, Benzonia, Tuesday December 23, 7-11 pm (the night before the night before Christmas), with DJ InBetween and some serious surprises musical and otherwise. Refreshments generously donated by Jim Barnes and Crystal Lake Catering.

This event celebrates the connected partner dance style – but YOU don’t have to partner up! Dance solo any old way you like or even just hang on the sidelines and listen to Northern Michigan’s finest Country Swing duo, Kevin and Joe.

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Your $10 entry goes to supporting Dance Benzie, which ultimately funds upkeep and improvement of the Mills Community House. All are welcome!

Mark your calendar right now, tell your friends. This is your community calling, let’s gather and share some good cheer and wide smiles!

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TONIGHT, TONIGHT, TONIGHT – Dance Benzie is recognizing the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict – by dancing. The UN usually does this on November 6th, but we’re jumping the gun, (no pun intended). If you think we’re poking fun at the UN for having such a surreal international day, think again. Dance can change everything. Rather than somber consideration and reasoned debate on IDFPEEWAC, we’re gonna dance the trees green, dance the water fresh, dance the skies clear. Tonight we dance for the wild Earth, connecting as we do every week with what we are =  human + nature,  gravity adepts, bipedal striding gliders, sleek swimmers under an ocean of air. You are invited.

Starting tonight – early warm up with Dan. Open up your body and prepare for a night of smiling, sliding and shakti rising. Doors open at 7:00, warm up at 7:15. This just keeps getting better and better, don’t it?

Walk-ins $7 and $5 for students
Memberships through March 2015 $70 and $35 for students.

Are these posts scary? Does Dance Benzie sound like more fun that you are allowed to have? Is this really some sort of secret society bent on the wiping out the norms and mores you’ve come to accept without question? Will attending Dance Benzie cause unsightly but highly medicinal dandelions to encroach on carpet-like lawns, in defiance of Monsanto and Dow chemical? Can Dance Benzie end wage slavery, predatory capitalism and technologically enabled detachment? Could mere dancing crash ubiquitous consumer civilization as we know it?

This just in – Friday 11/7 is the DANCE SOCIAL – Fundraiser for Mariposa Pathway at The Grand Traverse Circuit, 225 W Fourteenth St. Traverse City, MI 49684. 7 – 9 pm suggested donation $10. Come to Dance Benzie tonight and we’ll get you ready.