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Stepping Out Studios announces Special Promotions, Cool Classes, World Champions and more

by Tom Kirrane Martinez
March 1, 2008
Stepping Out Studios
37 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
This is the 4th WEEK of the FEBRUARY CYCLE (through Sun., March 2nd).
Register by Sun., March 2nd,to avoid the $5 registration fee blues.

SPECIAL SO STUDENT PROMOTION! Refer a new friend! When your referral registers, they'll receive a $10 discount while you receive a $20 credit! (You must have been a student for at least one month prior to the referral in order to take advantage of this promotion.)

Take advantage of our INTRODUCTORY SPECIAL (only $25 for a 1/2 hour private lesson, one group class, and one dance party)! If you are a new student for the Jan. cycle, book your personalized lesson by Sun., March 2nd.


Catch WORLD CHAMPIONS JOANNA ZACHAREWICZ & JOSE DECAMPS; EMMANUEL PIERRE-ANTOINE & JULIA GORCHAKOVA; TONY SCHEPPLER & TONJA MARTIN ON PBS's AMERICA'S BALLROOM CHALLENGE! 25 couples… but who will be crowned America's best? Tune in to the excitement and glamour on PBS (Channel 13)

FREE for all…. invite your friends, co-workers, family, to the "SUNDOWN @ STEPPING OUT" PARTY, Fri., Feb. 29th, 9:30 pm - 12:30 am, an Open House Party event, and the hottest after dark Ballroom Party in town! Performances featuring The Lombard Twins; Eddie Rondo & Partner; and more! Mixed music in the Grand Ballroom; Separate Latin Room! Light Buffet! Free Class in Salsa and Swing from 8:30 - 9:30 pm! If you are a new student, you may register anytime during the evening and receive $10 off your group courses.

Mark your calendars for the STUDENT RECITAL (also Sundown Party) on Fri., April 25th!

The HOLIDAY GALA 2007 SHOW IS NOW POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE! To view the professional show, please visit http://www.steppingoutstudios.com/holiday_gala_2007.htm
or from the Home Page drop down menu: Studio>Staff>Pro Photos & Videos

Housed within SO, DANCE LAB NYC is a brand new entity specializing in experimental dance techniques such as Modern and Post Modern, as well as Modern Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, and Pilates Yoga Stretch Fusion. In addition to classes, workshops, and performance repertory, the monthly master class series gives the community access to some of the best artistic directors, choreographers, and master teachers from around the country. Please visit www.dancelabnyc.com for the full class schedule, instructors, prices, etc. You may also visit www.myspace.com/dancelabnyc or click on the banner link in the upper left of the SO Home Page for a preview!

Check out SO'S NEW FUN & FUNKY MYSPACE PAGE at www.myspace.com/steppingoutstudios. Post a comment and add yourself as one of our friends!


NEW COURSE… BEGINNER NIGHT-CLUB SALSA (ON 2)! EVERY SUNDAY 2:00-3:00 PM STARTING MARCH 9TH. Taught by Walter Perez, this is a regular 4-week course offering which may be included in the Beginner, Regular, or Combined Unlimited Programs.

PIEL CANELA DANCERS present Sun. Dance Socials, from 6:00 - 10:00 pm. For upcoming dates and more information, contact Joe Burgos at (347) 223-5008 or joe@pielcaneladancers.com.


Renowned instructor, Walter Perez, presents a contemporary, fun introduction to the basic elements of the passionate Argentine Tango; an approach to posture, connection, & musicality. Sat.., March 8th, and every 2nd Sat. of the month thereafter, 12:30 - 3:00 pm.. Price: $35 in advance; $40 day of.

The next ALL NIGHT MILONGA with hostess, "Queen of the Night," Sarah La Rocca, is Sat., March 8th, 10:00 pm - dawn! Guest DJ, Int. level Tango class 9:00 - 10:00pm (incl. with price of admission). Dancing from 10:00 pm -dawn! This is a solely Tango event. Admission: Current SO Students and University Students with valid I.D. $10; General Public $15 (includes class and wonderful refreshments). BYOB O.K. http://www.myspace.com/allnightmilonga

The next "MOULIN ROUGE" MILONGA with Hostess and DJ, Maria Jose Sosa, is Fri., March 21st, 9:30 pm - 2:00 am. One-hour Int. level Tango class from 9:30 - 10:30 pm in Studio 1, included with the price of admission. The joie de vivre and rich, cultural, flavor of turn-of-the century Parisian, cabaret nightlife is celebrated Argentine style! Join us in throwing caution to the wind! Admission: $12 General Public; $10 SO Students (includes refreshments).


HUSTLE & LATIN JAM! Simone Assboeck & David Padilla present "And One, Two, Three" months of Hustle Happennings, Wednesdays, 9:30 pm - 12:45 am, at HUSTLE JAM! Every week features a special promotion. Feb. 27th: "2 for $15" Admission: You and a NEW friend MUST show up together to receive this special admission price. Dance Hustle and Latin until 12:45 am. DJ Nelson "Paradise" Roman spins the tunes. Current SO Students: $5; General Public: $9. DON'T FORGET to bring your yellow Hustle Jam card every week… if you don't have a card, see Nan at the front door.

The next FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER ST. PATRICK'S DAY EXTRAVAGANZA is Fri., March 7th, 9:30pm - 2:00 am! Hustle Jam hosts Simone Assboeck & David Padilla present the once-a-month Old School Dance Party featuring: DJ Nelson "Paradise" Roman spinning Classic Hustle, Salsa, & Swing! Special Performances! Open Bar! St. Patrick's Day Green Drinks - Apple Martinis! FREE Buffet! Admission: Current SO Students $10; General Public $15.

LORI ANN GREENHOUSE & KELVIN ROCHE competed this past weekend, Sat., Feb. 23rd, in the Professional ShowDance Competition at the NEW YORK DANCE FESTIVAL 2008, at Roseland Ballroom in NYC! Stay tuned for the results of their show-stopping Hustle routine! For more info. visit www.nydancefestival.com.

Swing, Shag & Two-Step

The next WEST COAST SWING PARTY hosted by Tybaldt Ulrich is Fri., March 14th, 2008. Two separate dance floors & DJ's …. WC Swing & Latin! SO Students: FREE; Strictly Westie Members who pre-register on-line at www.strictlywestie.com $10; Gotham Swing Club and USA Dance Members (with valid I.D.): $10; General Public $12

STRICTLY WESTIE PARTY - Because everyone enjoyed BLVD so much, the Feb. 26th, party will once again 8:00 pm - 12:00 am (doors open at 7:30 pm). Tonight… the "STUDIO CHALLENGE!" The Studio with the most students who register on-line & attend will win! Prizes TBA! BLVD: 199 Bowery (between Spring & Rivington Sts.). Admission at the Door: $10; on-line pre-registration $7; or $8 if you show up at BLVD with your student I.D. card. Pre-register on-line at www.strictlywestie.com for details and on-line registration to save $.

International & COMPETITION

The Tuesday 8:30 pm course 281P, in March & April, is BEGINNERS INT'L. SLOW FOXTROT (not Intermediate as previously listed).

GOOD LUCK to those competing in the HERITAGE CLASSIC 2008, Feb. 26th - March 1st, in North Carolina!


CONGRATULATIONS to all who competed at the NEW YORK DANCE FESTIVAL 2008, CLOVER STAR CLASSIC, & HARVARD BEGINNERS' COMPETITION this past weekend. Stay tuned for all results.

The 80th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS SHOW was televised live this past Sun. night, Feb. 24th. SO's own CHRISTIAN BAERENS visited households around the world, on screen, as a featured dancer on the show. Representing the nominated choreography for the movie, "Enchanted," he performed to the songs So Close and That's How You Know. CONGRATULATIONS CHRISTIAN… we are all thrilled and extremely proud!

The 80TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS SHOW CONTEST ballots are being tallied. Stay tuned for the "red carpet" winner of "the golden dance shoe" prize… tba.


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As one of the largest, most diverse, and friendly Latin and Ballroom dance schools in New York (NYC), STEPPING OUT Studios offers a unique fusion of excellence, quality, and cutting edge instruction within a creative and fun environment. Cool vibes, hot moves, affordable rates! All styles. All levels. All Week Long! Join us and make your move!
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