Route 66 Birthday Party at The Turks Head, Temple Bar July 6th 2011
Route 66 celebrated a big birthday bash on July 6th at the Turks Head in Temple Bar, Dublin. It was Jamie’s 10 year anniversary of teaching swing dancing in Dublin and also the 7 year anniversary of Route 66, Dublin’s longest running social swing dance night. What a brilliant night to remember!!
Susie’s Q’s at The Camden Ballroom May 30th 2007
The Hi-Tones at The Camden Ballroom Launch March 28th 2007
The Long John Jump Band at Radio City February 14th 2007
Christmas at The Garda Club December 17th 2006
Christmas at The Vaults December 11th 2005
The Garda Club Workshop November 12th & 13th 2005
Hallowe’en at The Vaults October 26th 2005
Josh and Val Workshop August 2005
The Garda Club Workshop July 2005
Portadown May 2005
The Vaults Launch Party March 2005
Route 66 at The Metropolitan July 2004 to March 2005
Boogie Beat Swing offers swing dance lessons and social nights in and around Dublin.Mondays: Classes in Lindy Hop in a studio in The Liffey Trust Studios, near the 3 Arena. Beginners 7:30 p.m., Improvers 8:30 p.m. 6-week course is €55 (€50 for students). Contact us to see when the next course begins.Wednesdays: Our social night called "Route 66" at the Turk's Head on Parliament Street in Dublin city centre. €7 entry includes a drop-in lesson for beginners from 8:00 to 8:45 p.m. followed by social dancing until 11. A great way for new people to get their feet wet!You can get more info on our classes at www.boogiebeatswing.com
So we announced this last week at the Turk's Head, but of course as usual we forgot to post it here until now. Typical!
When we introduced the price increase to €7 for Route 66, something we DID say when announcing it at the Turk's Head in the couple of weeks before it started but FORGOT to mention in our post here on Facebook was that we were going to *try* putting the price at €7 and see if that worked to cover our costs. Unfortunately, while it might work for us sometimes, it won't work for us all of the time (if it's a quieter night, which can happen for example during the summer). So we regretfully have decided to increase the price one last time to €8.
* We promise that THIS IS INDEED THE FINAL INCREASE, unless and until such a time in the future that the venue decide to increase their price for us.
* We have decided to keep the student rate at just €6. After all, we were students once too! Just be sure to have your student ID with you!!
* As you may know, we have different DJs who come in every week and play their own music from 10 to 11 p.m. This allows us to give others a chance to play some of their favourite tunes, but also mixes it up a bit for the dancers, as each DJ brings their own unique style. As it's a regular rotation that they commit to and we appreciate them for helping us out in this way, we pay them for their services, and have done for a few years now. Also, we now pay the venue an hourly rate, which means we are now doubly paying out for that final 10-11 p.m. hour. Because of this, we are now changing our door policy. Previously we had stopped charging entry at 10 p.m. We will now continue to charge entry until 10:30 p.m. HOWEVER, the door charge from 10 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. will be just €4 (there will be no student concession on this rate). Since we pay for both the DJ and the venue at that time, we feel it is only fair for people arriving at that time to contribute to that rather than being subsidised by people who come earlier in the evening.
We apologise for having to make this change so soon after the last one, but we hope you all understand the reasons for it. Also, we think that, compared to other classes (whether other dances or other forms of exercise e.g. yoga), we still offer excellent value for money, and we hope you agree. :) Seriously, you just KNOW you have more fun with us than you do doing anything else! ;) Hey, you, stop giggling, you know that's not what I meant! (Typical Jamie...)