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DANCE | Stompology VIII


Learning to dance is a great way to stay fit while having fun and being social — and you won't dance awkwardly in circles or sit sidelined at this summer's many weddings. Learn vintage dances such as the Charleston, tap, blues, and more at Stompology, Groove Juice Swing's 8th annual solo jazz-dance weekend, to be held Friday, June 7, through Sunday, June 9, at the Rochester Museum and Science Center's Eisenhart Auditorium (657 East Ave.) on Frirday, and Memorial Art Gallery (500 University Ave.) on Saturday and Sunday.

The event will feature dance workshops, performances, competitions, and social dancing with live music from the Careless Lovers of Seattle (Friday 8:30 p.m.-midnight at the RMSC, $12-$15), and the Low Down Sires from Asheville, North Carolina (Saturday 8:30 p.m.-midnight at the Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave., $12-$15); and a Sunday dance and BBQ, 7:30-10 p.m. at the Robach Community Center (180 Beach Ave., $10-$12).

The organizers expect to draw more than 300 dancers from all over the world, seeking to learn from six expert instructors from France, Seattle, Austin, and New York City. The classes at this event are appropriate for people at all levels of dancing, and no partners are required. Lessons cost $20, and walk-ins are welcome, or you can purchase a day-pass for $75 to attend all four classes either Saturday or Sunday, or both for $175. For more information, call 415-3714 or visit