RedRocks will welcome the LGBTQ community and allies to their Arlington, VA location every first Thursday of the month. The event will host a classic and upscale atmosphere, featuring music from the Jazz, Ragtime, and Blues era.
“RedRocks has tons of LGBTQ clientele, and we are excited to give them something new and fun to do in Northern Virginia,” says Kristin Wilson, RedRocks’ General Manager.
NOVA Pride shares RedRocks’ excitement, and are kicking off the first “Pride on the Rocks” event by featuring couples’ dance instruction by Ashliana Rowe (NOVA Pride’s Entertainment Director, and longtime professional dancer and instructor), with styles ranging from ballroom dancing to salsa, to the two-step. However, all people are welcome and encouraged to grab a partner.
In the latter portion of the evening, the class will open up to learning line dances, such as the Cha Cha Slide, the Electric Slide, the Cupid Shuffle, and the Wobble.
“By the time you are done, you will have mastered the basics, have had some locally-brewed beer, and be the life of the dance floor,” says Rowe, who has been teaching professionally since 2000.
NOVA Pride will be in attendance to mingle with attendees, provide insight and updates on their upcoming events and activities, and accepting tax-deductible donations. In addition, the organization will also be accepting contributions to their “Drag Bag” – looking for fabulous hand-me-downs, such as hats, gloves, and other fun accessories for a Drag Sack Race at their first annual Northern Virginia Pride Festival in October. RedRocks will contribute a percentage of sales during the evening to NOVA Pride.
For more information NOVA Pride and the Northern Virginia Pride Festival, visit http://www.novapridefest.org.