Tag: dancing

BSA Students Enjoy Surprise Assembly with Janet Jackson’s Dancers and Band

Dancers and backing musicians for Janet Jackson’s tour at the Baltimore School for the Arts. Photo by Pat Galluzzo.

Backing performers in Janet Jackson’s ongoing “State of the World” tour made an inspirational pit stop in Baltimore this weekend ahead of their Saturday night show at Royal Farms Arena.

Pop-Up Dance Party Planned in Neon-Lit St. Paul Street Tunnel

Photo via Downtown Partnership of Baltimore

The dancing colored lights that line the St. Paul Street tunnel below Orleans Street downtown are usually having their own party seven days a week. On April 6, the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore plans to turn the area into an actual dance party by shutting down the road and bringing in a DJ, bar and dance floor.

Event of the Day: Drop-in Swing Dance Class

Photo courtesy Mobtown Ballroom.
Photo courtesy Mobtown Ballroom.

From the Baltimore Fishbowl events page…

Drop-In Swing Classes
Every Monday (repeats until 12/30/2013)
8:00pm – 9:00pm | $5
If you’ve ever wanted to learn the basics of swing but were too intimidated to try, here’s your opportunity to dive (and flip) right in. Learn from the pros over at Mobtown Ballroom, 861 Washington Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21230, then stick around for a dance.  Class is at 8:00, dancing starts at 9:00.

Save Your Soul at the Lith Hall


save your soul

It started with an email from a friend who had heard about it from a friend.  Then I found this (now dated) article in the Sun by the beloved Sam Sessa, talking about a magical evening of soul and R&B on 45s with a surprise visit from John Waters, and it seemed to good to be true.  A quick Google search unearthed this video, which highlights what I can only imagine to be the best possible evening one could have in Baltimore.  When I heard it mentioned on City That Breeds new podcast, I felt like the only person in the city who had yet to attend.

The first Friday of every month, the Lithuanian Hall in Hollins Market hosts the now-famous Save Your Soul dance party.  It’s an evening where DJs spin the best, and often most obsolete, soul music.  The beers are cheap, the honey shots are potent, the music is solid, John Waters may or may not appear, and the dancing never ends.  So go ahead and Save Your Soul tomorrow night at the Lith Hall for a whopping five bucks.

Raven Jacoby Jones Joins Dancing With the Stars


Jacoby Jones was wonderfully light on his feet this season. (Remember that 108-yard kickoff return in the Super Bowl?) He also proved that he’s pretty good at the traditional post-touchdown dance. But will he be able to samba well enough to capture the hearts of America? That’s the real question.