February 21, 1995 |
It's a great idea once you hear it: teaching ballroom dancing to ballet choreographers, to make its graceful steps available to artists looking to expand their references. The dance forms have interesting affinities: Both rely on partnering and value elegance, grace and technical attainment. And their differences add spice to any transposition. The Carlisle Project, having invited eight young choreographers to a workshop with performing and teaching masters Pierre Dulaine and Yvonne Marceau, invited the public to sample the brief ballet sketches they produced, each using a pair of dancers.
February 14, 1986 |
The Bratz ballroom in Pennsauken, which was closed in December amid controversy, will reopen for a teen Valentine Day's dance tonight, but a spokesman for the owner said the event did not represent a revival of the club. Raymond Martz, consultant for Halloran Inc., owners of the Halloran Plaza hotel complex that is now known as the Betsy Ross Plaza, said the dance was part of a new marketing strategy to turn the 22,000-square-foot ballroom into an all-purpose entertainment facility.
February 18, 2005 |
Punxsutawney Phil forecast six additional weeks of winter back on Feb. 2, but don't let the groundhog deter you from being out and about. Walk out of the warmth of your home and into the night's nippiness as you travel to the Ballroom at the Ben tonight. In August, we told you that Men of Baca strive to improve with each of their monthlies; back then a comedy showcase was included. But tonight, the organization that parties with a purpose will be screening films at its "Soul Cinema" edition.
February 15, 1986
The ballroom of the Bellevue Stratford is one of the most beautiful in the country and certainly the East Coast. It should be preserved at all cost. Any building of merit that has survived 70 years or more in our throw-away culture has a special claim on our sympathy and attention. We have no moral right to destroy good craftsmanship of past generations, but we do have a responsibility to future generations to pass along todays noteworthy buildings intact. The ballroom has its own entrance, stairs, elevator and therefore could be easily saved and happily used.
February 28, 1997 |
Laura Hall Sherman, 85, a Camden City ballroom dance instructor for much of four decades, died yesterday at West Jersey Hospital-Marlton. A Cherry Hill resident for the last 25 years, she was previously a longtime North Camden resident and was born in Westmont. Mrs. Sherman ran a ballroom dancing studio - Daisey's Dancing Studio at Seventh and Market Streets in Camden - in the 1940s, '50s, '60s, and early '70s. After graduating from high school, she studied dance instructing for two years.
April 6, 1993 |
Will the Pennsylvania Convention Center's ballroom open as scheduled in January 1994? That possibility appeared somewhat less certain yesterday. Ted Garrison, the center's director of construction, said that the convention center's ballroom, to be located inside the Reading Terminal train shed, would open next March or April because of a possible construction delay involving the room's ceiling. "It's going to be tight," Garrison said yesterday. But "buildings open all the time that aren't 100 percent finished.
November 2, 2015 |
When the Dancette was demolished in the 1980s, it had been years since a disc jockey cued up the last record at the storied Oaklyn ballroom. But the East Beechwood Avenue hot spot lives on in the memories of South Jerseyans of a certain age. And they'll have a chance to remember when and Twist again during the borough's 110th birthday celebration Sunday. "After lunch at the Oaklyn Fire Company, we're going to move the tables aside and pay homage to the Dancette," Chuck Lehman, borough councilman and unofficial borough historian, says.
April 6, 2014 |
Health and physical education teacher Bernadette Campoli was teaching country and western line dancing at Mercy Vocational High School in Philadelphia when a student suggested a different kind of dance. He wanted to go ballroom. Turns out the idea didn't come from any Monday-night TV show featuring Paso Dobles from the D-list. Many of Campoli's students had waltzed and merengued before - at their middle school. They had participated in Dancing with the Students, a program that brings ballroom dancing to schools in Philadelphia and Chester.
April 25, 2002 |
The Sunnybrook Ballroom & Restaurant in Pottstown, which has hosted performers ranging from Duke Ellington to Kiss, will be undergoing a $250,000 face-lift this spring. The work will include improving the driveway, adding lighting and sprucing up the landscaping. "The parking lot is in a major state of disrepair," said Kirk Wycoff, president and chief executive officer of Progress Bank, which owns Sunnybrook. "A number of events have been scheduled throughout the spring and summer months, and the facility needs to be in the best possible condition," he said.
January 9, 1989 |
Center City real estate investor Samuel Rappaport, who made a fortune buying and selling seedy properties, is planning to restore the historic PSFS building at Seventh and Walnut Streets as his new headquarters. Rappaport, who in the last year has bought the block bounded by Walnut, St. James, Seventh and Eighth Streets, plans to move his offices into the second floor of the PSFS building and erect a glass-enclosed ballroom atop the building overlooking Washington Square. Rappaport also plans to keep an apartment on Walnut Street in one of three historic townhouses known as York Row. For years, Rappaport has had a reputation as a landlord whose tenants included X-rated movie houses and bookstores.