Harvest Moon Ball — THIS SATURDAY!

Houston’s largest and snazziest swing dance occurs annually on Parents’ Weekend right in Rice’s very own Grand Hall. (Psst, that’s this Saturday). Harvest Moon Ball is the perfect opportunity to see social dancing in its natural environment (out on the dance floor) and to show off your moves. We know that due to Ike a lot of new RSDS members have only gotten one or two classes under their belts, so we’re offering a free hour-long intro to swing just before the dance.

WHAT: Harvest Moon Ball

WHERE: Grand Hall, in the RMC (Student Center on Rice Campus)

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 27
Free lesson 7:00 – 8:00
Dance: 8:00 – midnight

PRICE: RSDS is subsidizing $5 for its members and any Rice students. That makes the price $10 in advance or $15 at the door for RSDS/Rice, which is insanely low for the premier swing dance of the year. WE WILL BE SELLING TIX IN RSDS CLASSES THIS WEEK so bring your money then to get the lowest price. If you can’t make it to class this week, email nweber at rice dot edu to get advance tickets. Or you can always pay at the door for the $15 price. If you know anyone outside of Rice who would like to come, tickets can be bought early online at the HSDS website.

WEAR: “Your sharpest clothing.” This is the night for dress-up, so channel your inner 1940s and ’50s and dress to kill.

MUSIC: Courtesy Houston’s premier swing band, Third Coast Swing.

OTHER: photo booth, performances, competitions, good company, prizes, live music, slick threads, cool moves. =)

Schedule for Ballroom Lessons

Each Monday, RSDS will hold Ballroom Dance lessons.

Check this schedule for information about what dances will be taught each week:

Fall 2008 RSDS Schedule

Each evening will be formatted in four time blocks:

6:30-7:30, we will hold beginner lessons, which are for students only 

7:30-8:00 will be free dance/practice time. Music choices will focus on the dances taught during the beginner lessons.

8:00-9:00, we will hold intermediate-level lessons, open to all RSDS members.

9:00-10:00, we will hold advanced-level lessons, open to all RSDS members.

10:00-midnight will be free dance/practice time. 

Information Meeting

Monday September 1st there will be an RSDS Information meeting in the Grand Hall at 7:30. This meeting is only for new and returning student members interested in being part of our club this semester. 
We’ll answer all of your questions about our club at this meeting. Plus there will be PIE from House of Pies. 
For Community members:
Class will start on September 8th.
The Ballroom schedule is different this semester. In order to attract more students to the beginner class we have designated it as a student only class. A student ID will be needed to attend the class.  In the interest of the club it is necessary to get more student involvement so that future officers can be elected. We believe that this new schedule will help accomplish this.