Holiday dances to heat up Charleroi Elks ballroom
The Charleroi Elks ballroom will come alive this holiday season with two special dances.
A Christmas dinner dance will be held Saturday with DJ Ralph Trilli. Tickets are $20 per person. The cash bar opens at 6 p.m.
A pre-New Year's Eve dance will be staged at 7 p.m. on Dec. 30, featuring food, party hats, and a balloon drop.
The dances are being hosted by Monessen natives Paul and Dianne Tobacco. The Whitehall couple have been hosting and teaching Monday night line dance classes at the Elks since January.
New dancers are welcome to come to the classes. The classes are from 7 to 9 p.m. The cost is $2 per class. The Charleroi Elks is located at 301 Fallowfield Ave.
Diane Tobacco said about 50 people attend the classes each week, where they learn and practice more than 35 different line dances.
Tobacco said some of the dances participated in a flash mob at the recent senior citizens Showboat variety show fundraiser.
“These strangers have become a close-knit group of friends who enjoy dancing, togetherness, and laughter,” Tobacco.
Tobacco said the Elks has been transformed into a “Christmas wonderland” thanks to the help of regular dancers Helen and Val Gene Veschio, Ray Moluski, Barbara Daumit, Evie Sepitko, Carol Chacko, and Lia Petaccia.
The group holds dances throughout the year, Tobacco said. About 70 people attended the Dec. 9 Christmas party. Dancers who attended more than half of the classes received a disco ball necklace. Mirror balls were awarded to dancers for special achievements, Tobacco said.
“The Charleroi Elks have been generous in letting us come into their ballroom, have food available to purchase in the bar, and the dancers are happy to pay $2 each for a place to go to learn the dances, exercise, meet new friends, socialize and have a fun time,” Tobacco said.
For more information, call 724-483-4727.
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