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My Birthday Celebration 2018 at High Tides

"Out From Behind The Lens, 2018"

What a night, a real blast from start to finish.
Special thanks to everyone who took part in making my birthday another one to remember and cherish.
From a great dinner, to thoughtful cards, special gifts, scrumptious cake, and fantastic dancing too.
Thanks also to DJ Mark for playing my music. To Big Ron Morrison, and Scott Michelli for capturing the majority of the images included here.
I am responsible for the people shots before the actual celebration and dance, and the editing and post production of the collection, but Ron and Scott made it all possible.
Also a big shout out and heartfelt thanks to Disco John Salmons for capturing it all on video. I hope to be able to make the video available for viewing soon, as well.
Saving the best for last: Hugs, kisses, (if you didn't get yours, I'll certainly be back) and sincere appreciation to all the lovely ladies who came out on my special night to dance and/or express their good wishes.
None of this would be possible without them.
I'm already looking forward to next year.
Peace and Love, and Keep Dancing.

Brenda Lee Stewart & Ria Baird's Combined Birthday Celebration 2018 at High Tides

"The Chicks Are Back"

Brenda and Ria return for another bombastic Double Bubble birthday dance.
Watch & Enjoy

CLICK HERE>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DenLbUElxKo

Frank Kabay & Riff's Combined Birthday Celebration 2018 at High Tides

"Frank & Riff 2018"

The men shared their cakes and the dance floor for a superb double bubble birthday.

CLICK HERE>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5aZJBLAu1E

Michelle Nadav's Birthday Celebration 2018 at High Tides

"Michelle 2018"

It seems like only yesterday that I had the pleasure of photographing Michelle's first Birthday Dance at Michael's Cafe.
Wow! That was four years ago and that smile hasn't faded a bit.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHELLE!!

CLICK HERE>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUAyhErcciQ

Yosi Nadav's Surprise Birthday Celebration 2018 at High Tides

We surprised Yosi with his first Birthday Dance.
He had so much fun, I think it won't be his last.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOSI !!

CLICK HERE>>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKPbsgRZlzs

Joyce Magdzinska's Birthday Celebration 2018 at High Tides

I can't be quite sure, but I think Joyce may have really enjoyed herself this time.
Happy Birthday Joyce!!
CLICK HERE>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9jC1fV_kws

Sweetheart Dance 2018

A wonderful evening at the Pen Ryn "Me And My Gal" Sweetheart Dance.
A very good time was had by all.
Due to technical restraints, this album consists of two pages.
If you haven't found the picture you are looking for, please be sure to use the numbered (1 or 2),
and/or the "Previous/Next" links, located above and below each page of thumbnails,
in order to navigate through all of the images.
Thank you, and Enjoy.

Fran Richman's 90th Birthday Celebration 2018 at High Tides

What a great night, and turnout, in honor of our beloved Fran, on her 90th Birthday.
Fran had a blast, especially with her surprise guest.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRAN !!

I sure hope she likes cats.
CLICK HERE>>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j39lE3l1aVQ

Dave Cicalese's Birthday Celebration 2017 at High Tides

"DAVE 2017"

Dave was act II, having the honor to complete the last double bubble birthday celebration, closing out the year for 2017.
Happy Birthday Dave !!

CLICK HERE>>>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20mJ4vDmugw

Chuck Meo's Birthday Celebration 2017 at High Tides

"THE RETURN OF CHUCKIE"

Chuckie was Act I leading off the last double bubble birthday celebration of 2017.
It's been a few years since his last Birthday Dance, still fun though, even though this one was a little abbreviated.
But finally, Heee's Baaaack !

CLICK HERE>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-skfqam0-I

New Year's Eve 2017 at Beat Street

"A NIGHT TO REMEMBER 2017"

What a blast we had at Beat Street.
Major kudos to Yosi and Michelle for a fantabulous gathering to bring in the New Year.

CLICK HERE>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F2hMfvb6cU

Pen Ryn Monster Mash 2017

"MONSTER MASH 2017"

The kids (big and small) were back for another rousing "Mash".

CLICK HERE>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxcM3nCsglA

Halloween Hustle 2017 at High Tides

Our first Halloween gathering at High Tides.
The many returned for more merriment and mayhem.
See you next year. BOO !

CLICK HERE>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9XpNV7Hs8A

Brian Gallagher's Birthday Celebration 2017 at High Tides

"BRIAN & ANTHONY 2017"

Not just Brian, but Anthony joined in and celebrated his birthday as well.
Brian took the dancing end, while Anthony took the cake.

Let's Dance CLICK HERE>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru0K8uYEZWw

Karen Canino Mirabelli's Birthday Celebration 2017 at High Tides Restaurant

"Karen 2017"

Check out Karen lighting up the dance floor in her first, and judging by the great time she had, certainly not her last, birthday dance.
Great job Karen - HAPPY BIRTHDAY !

CLICK HERE >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjF1bG5LUcs

Chris Bates' Birthday Celebration 2017 at High Tides Restaurant

""The King of House Hustle 2017""

Chris gets the ball rolling by ordering up the first birthday dance at our new venue.

A little House Hustle? CLICK HERE>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJTzjBd35wg

Ron Bess' Surprise Birthday Dinner 2017 at Toscano 52

"DanceMan 2017"

A good time was had by all as friends and family surprised "The Mayor of Disco" with a birthday dinner in his honor.

CLICK HERE>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utJ1k0_WUe0

The Last Dance - Jie Du-Tennant's Birthday Celebration 2017 at Michael's Cafe

"The Last Dance"

What a way to wind up an era.
We celebrated this night, not only with our last double feature, (Dawn and Jie) but also our last theme night, (White Night), to ever be held at Michael's Cafe, as the doors were to be closed forever just three weeks and a few nights later on May 27th.
Jie will forever hold the distinction of having danced the last ever, hustle night, birthday dance at Michael's Cafe.
It is with bitter-sweet feelings that we leave our familiar haunt with so many varied and numerous, memories we have shared over the last 20+ years.
It has been my pleasure to capture, preserve, and share many of these memories with all of you over the years. And, it is my hope that you have enjoyed viewing them as much as I have enjoyed bringing them to you.
In the near future I will be compiling some of my favorite images and memories, as well as perhaps other surprises and some interesting statistical trivia as it relates to the many birthday dances we have all so much enjoyed.
Let us raise a glass to Michael's Cafe for providing us a venue that we have appreciated, and will never forget.
Until we meet again.....Keep Dancing !

TO GO OUT SINGING ONE MORE TIME, CLICK HERE >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5rJunb4sIk

Dawn's Birthday Celebration 2017 at Michael's Cafe

"Dawn 2017"

Not only was it "White Night" at Michael's, unbeknownst to us, it was also the last night that any birthday celebrations would be held at our favorite venue, where we have danced the night away for the past 20+ years.
Michael's would close it's doors for good just 3 weeks later. Dawn's was the first of two birthday celebrations this night.

The End Of An Era - The Final Hustle Night At Michael's Cafe

May 24, 2017, the end of an era. An incredible run of 20+ years of hustle dancing came to an end.
These are but a small segment of the many dancers and friends who came out to celebrate the good times we have had over the years.
As we now look forward to the future, and a new venue, hope to see you there.

Disco Dave Sarul's Birthday Celebration 2017 at Michael's Cafe

"Disco Dave 2017"

Disco Dave, my fellow Aries birthday person is back to rock the house once again.
Obviously, he had a good time.

Guessing he is an old house hustle man: CLICK HERE>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHcygVoYN6Y

My Birthday Celebration 2017 at Michael's Cafe

"Out From Behind The Lens, 2017"

What a night.
I'd like to express my sincere thanks to everyone who came out in celebration of my milestone birthday on April 12th. I was very touched by all of your cards and good wishes, which were, and are, very much appreciated. As you know, I am usually behind the camera, instead of in front of it. It was a very special treat for me for sure. Thanks to everyone, who contributed, in any way, to making my night special: to my dinner/dancing/bowling family for their warm company at dinner, and for providing the cake, including the great artwork by Ron Morrison; to DJ Mark for artfully playing my music; to Donna Boyle, Bill Jamieson, Robert Moss, Kathy Peoples, and John Salmons, who contributed in capturing all of the action; to anyone else who wished me well, or provided their support, and last, but certainly, not least, to all of the lovely ladies who lined up to dance with me. I thoroughly enjoyed each and every dance. Kisses and hugs to every one of you. It was a very special treat for me. To all who participated, you really made my night. I am already looking forward to next year.
Love and Thanks to you all.
Best regards, and keep dancing.

Wingo Hom's Birthday Celebration 2017 at Michael's Cafe

"Wingo 2017"

The Dance Doctor chose to forego the usual birthday dance, and instead opted to invite
everyone on the floor for a group dance instead. This was the result.

CLICK HERE>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV16-NzzXKc

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