Tuesday, August 1, 2017

MASTER CLASS with ANTHONY LOCASCIO & STACY

Anthony LoCascio and Stacy surrounded by Follies Dancers!

On July 31, 2017 The Follies enjoyed an absolutely terrific
hour and a half with #TapLife Company Artistic Director and
Choreographer Anthony LoCascio and his assistant, Stacy,
who conducted a Master Class with nonstop tap!!
(See video on YouTube)
https://youtu.be/dvYFNPC3nR4
Anthony starred in the longest running tap show on Broadway,
"Tap Dogs", as well as performing and working with many
Broadway stars.  He also choreographed the dance,
"Lucky to be Alive" for National Tap Dance Day in which
The Follies placed SECOND!
(See video on YouTube)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5g0GmBEZC4


Friday, May 26, 2017

***YAY! - WE CAME IN SECOND***

On May 25, 2017, The Follies Dancers enjoyed participating
in the country-wide National Tap Dance Day Competition.

During three rehearsals, we learned the routine, made a video
and sent it to Anthony LoCascio, Creative Director of Tap Life
Company in New York City and choreographer of the dance,
"Lucky to be Alive".    He posted this on our Facebook Page:

"OMG. Just saw an advanced copy of your "Lucky to be Alive"
National Tap Dance Day Submission.  I love it!  I come through
Florida on my #SummerTapTour this year and not planning to
again until 2020. Any chance you ladies would be interested in
my coming to your studio to teach a class this summer? I would
love to work with you all. If you're interested, please message
my booking agent and travel companion, Staci,
at: thetaplifecompany@gmail.com"

Of course, we accepted Anthony's invitation and made a date
with him for July 31st at our Studio. More on this later! 


SEE US ON YOUTUBE:  Click Home Page YouTube icon

"LIKE" US ON FACEBOOK:  Click Home Page icon
#NationalTapDanceDay  #HappyBirthdayBo  #TapLifeArmy
#NDWFoundation  #TheOriginalFloridaFollies

AND WE SURE ARE VERY
  "LUCKY TO BE ALIVE"

Email all your family, friends and neighbors about us!










Thursday, May 11, 2017

FOLLIES PRESENTATIONS!



* FOLLIES PRESENTATION AVAILABLE *   

The Original Florida Follies offers an exciting and upbeat PRESENTATION consisting of a brief history of the Follies, a short video of our previous show and a live dance by our long legged Dancers!  Perfect for Groups, Clubs, Condo and Homeowner's Associations, Luncheons or Parties.   (Donations Appreciated). 

     To book a Presentation:

Call:  954-445-4232    or Email: slechbloom@aol.com.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

FOLLIES 2018 SHOW SCHEDULE!

 THE ORIGINAL FLORIDA FOLLIES is pleased to
 announce their schedule for
the BRAND NEW 2018 Show!
 It's not too early to call and reserve your
  seats while the good ones are still available!

THE ORIGINAL FLORIDA FOLLIES
Founded by Cathy Dooley

  PRODUCED and DIRECTED BY SANDIE LECH BLOOM

  PRESENTS
2018

" AGE IS JUST A NUMBER"

      ALL SHOWS START AT 2:00 PM
   Sunday - Jan 21, 2018 - OMNI AUDITORIUM
   Broward College, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd,
      Coconut Creek, FL  33066
     Call:  JIM and BEV         954-454-2457
   Tickets  $20 each  -  Preview Performance only
            Group Rates Available

  Four Shows at  OLYMPIC HEIGHTS THEATER
         20101 Lyons Road, Boca Raton, FL  33434 
     Sunday - Feb 4, 2017    Call:  EMILY     305-596-7394
          Sunday - Feb 11, 2017   Call:  SANDY    561-955-8871
        Sunday - Feb 18, 2017  Call:  SHERRY  561-338-6860
        Sunday - Feb 25, 2017  Call:   RONA      561-336-2527
              Tickets  $30 each   -  Group Rates Available

     Sunday - Mar 11, 2017  -  PARKER PLAYHOUSE
          707 NE 8th St, Ft Lauderdale, FL  33304
        CALL DIRECT
        Ticketmaster:  954-462-0222       Group Sales:  954-660-6307
       Online:  https://www.parkerplayhouse.com
      Tickets  $29.50 each  - plus Parker Fees

     SEE  YOU  AT  THE  SHOW!

    

Saturday, December 17, 2016

WANT TO JOIN THE FOLLIES?

       BECOME A FOLLIES DANCER!
Every year (especially after people have just 
seen our show) The Follies website receives 
messages from entertainers wishing to join
our Follies Spectaculars

We love that our show raises enthusiasm to
join, and it is our desire to add members to
our troupe.

However, certain requirements are necessary.
1) Follies performers must be 55 or over.
2) Follies performers must be permanent Florida
    residents. 
3) A prospective dancer must already know
    basic tap and jazz steps and movements.
4) A Follies performer must be able to commit to
    twice weekly (sometimes 3 to 4 hour) morning
    rehearsals all year long.  We start new rehearsals
    two weeks after our last show in March.

       We do random auditions all year long at
                       RDA Dance Studio,
                   6285 West Sample Road,
                   Coral Springs, FL 33067   
       Call 954-445-4232 for further information
    
In addition, Follies Choreographer and former 
New York Radio City Rockette, Cheryl Steinthal,
conducts tap classes for those wishing to hone 
their skills.   If interested, see below:

TAP CLASS
taught by CHERYL STEINTHAL
Wednesday - 10:30-11:30AM
Held at: 
STANDING OVATION
PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL
7429 S. Military Trail, Lake Worth, FL
Directions:
North of Gateway - South of Hypoluxo
West side of Military Trail, behind “Subway”
Turn left at
Life self storage

Next to:
School of Rock & Affordable Auto Repair

         ASK ABOUT: 
FREE TRIAL CLASS!

       Cheryl   Cher5678@aol.com    561-752-8997






Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Follies Holiday Party 12-3-16

Greeters: Joanie Helgesen, Lois Ginsburg, Barbara Warner, 
                         Jo Schlags, Sandy Sanders.   
           Kneeling: Ethel Beardsworth, Donna Berger

CDTC's Jessica Vones & Dr. Ana Calderone-Randazzo,
Diaper Drive Chairmen - Beverly & Jim Blatchley, 
Follies Director - Sandie Lech-Bloom, Family
Central's Dr. Barbara Weinstein & Julie Klahr.

AND A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL!
The Follies enjoyed the annual Holiday Brunch
on Saturday, Dec 3, 2016, at their favorite party
place, Lighthouse Point Yacht Club!

Sandie Lech-Bloom gave an introductory speech
then introduced Dr. Ana Calderone-Randazzo
from Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center
and Dr. Barbara Weinstein from Family Central
who each spoke about how they were helped by
the good works of The Follies.  They shared the
many diaper and clothing donations brought in
by Follies members.   (Thanks to Beverly & Jim
Blatchley for organizing this task and schlepping
all the gifts.) 

Ruth Trimmer said a lovely short prayer before
our march to the buffet tables.  As usual, the food
was varied and excellent, and we ate our fill!

And we couldn't wait to get up on the dance
floor to music by DJ Michael during which Ellen
Schwartz led the group in many line dances.

Thanks to Margaret Taylor for her usual perfec-
tion in scheduling, planning and overseeing all
of The Follies' luncheons.  Thanks to our faithful
photographer, Sheila (Phil) Phillips, who always
does a terrific job of snapping photos!

We must acknowledge the time and toil of Bev
Blatchley who spent hours preparing and indivi-
dually wrapping the delicious homemade
chocolate treats placed at every plate!  Yum!

And who else but Margaret Taylor is most
deserving of winning the 50/50 Lottery!  She
was very generous and gave half of it back to
The Follies!  Thank you, Margaret!