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Arthur Murray Dance Studio has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and the Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, the Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Clients who arrive to lessons partnerless will be paired up with other classmates as the instructors assess their current skill level and make recommendations on the most appropriate program. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.
287 Main St.
Niantic,
CT
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A crimson curtain rises to unveil the operas, nationally touring musicals, children's shows, and films that pass under the historic movie palace's gilded ceiling. Originally built in 1926 as a home for vaudeville performances and motion pictures, the grand venue has survived more than eight decades with the help of The Garde Arts Center, Inc., a nonprofit organization that formed in 1985 to both preserve the building and pursue its mission "to engage, enrich, entertain, and inspire the region of Greater New London." Today, the center stages a slew of performances and events that keep guests on the edges of all 1,472 seats.
325 State St
New London,
CT
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• "The Passion of the Italian Baroque: La Seconda Prattica from Monteverdi to Vivaldi" on Thursday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m. • "The Dark Lady" on Monday, July 18, at 7:30 p.m. • "Rose of the Compass: Travels from West to East" on Thursday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m. • "The Light of Spain in Music" on Friday, July 22, at 7:30 p.m.
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London,
CT
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For more than a century, Ring's End has put quality home improvement products in the hands of homeowners and contractors. A Stanley FatMax level ($30.99) ensures all paintings and ouija boards are hung correctly, and a gallon of Benjamin Moore Regal Classic paint ($40.19) creates a vibrant new hue on staid interior walls. Fiberon composite decking ($2.95+/ft.) helps to craft sturdy, colorful backyard-grilling platforms and arrives backed by a 20-year limited warranty. Handymen and women can keep tools easily accessible, organized, and ready to travel with a Veto Pro Pac tool bag ($144.99), which holds more than 100 hand tools and includes six zippered pockets to hide worksite snacks from Bob Vila.
28 Hope Street
East Lyme,
CT
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Swing by Y-Knot Lounge in New London for your next meal. If slimming down is on the agenda, note that the food here is anything but low in fat. Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this restaurant. Y-Knot Lounge's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level. The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Y-Knot Lounge to your next party or event. At Y-Knot Lounge, you can find nearby options for both street and lot parking. You can enjoy a delicious meal at Y-Knot Lounge for a bargain rate, with most tabs there running well under $15 per person.
12 Bank St
New London,
CT
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Delightful Dutch cuisine can be found at Dutch's Tavern. With no low-fat options served, come ready to eat your heart out. Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on Dutch's Tavern's menu. Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Dutch's Tavern — casually-dressed diners are the norm here. Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Dutch's Tavern also offers catering. Diners at Dutch's Tavern will love the simple and nearby street parking options. Dutch's Tavern's mid-priced fare will typically cost you about $30 per person or less. At Dutch's Tavern, you will need cash to pay for your expenses.
23 Green St
New London,
CT
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