Announcements

Check back frequently for upcoming special events, closures or last minute schedule changes!

Join your Moonie friends on Sat, Dec 17 at the at LaBelle Winery, 114 Rte 111, Derry, NH! Rain date: Sun, Dec 18. 

A) 4pm Light dinner at Americus Restaurant (10% off if we stay for the light show)! RSVP by Dec 10 so we make a dinner reservation!

B) 5:15pm outdoor walking tour, over 500,000 glowing lights! Children (4-12): $8; Teens and Adults (13-64): $16, Seniors (65+): $10. Tickets can be purchased at the door. If there are more than 25 of us for the walking tour, we can get a discount – let Maria know by Dec 10 if you plan to join us! Family members welcome!

This fiery club dance was born in the Dominican Republic in the 1960s! Let Jake show you why it's known for its love stories and syncopated rhythm! Thursdays at 8:15pm, Dec 1-29, just $45 per person for 5 weeks!

Anytime Nov 25 or later, bring in an ornament for the PaperMoon Holiday Tree! If you like, choose one that represents something of the past year for you, and write your name and 2022 in Sharpie on the bottom. We’ll save it and put it back up on the tree every year!

It's too warm to dance in an ugly sweater, so we're going to challenge you to accessorize excessively for this Holiday social! Head pieces, jewelry, leggings, shoe baubles - be creative! Saturday, Dec 3, 7:30-9:30pm. $15 includes 6:45pm Basic Foxtrot group class.

PaperMoon will be CLOSED on Thursday, Nov 24 for Thanksgiving. Join us on Friday, Nov 25 from 7-10pm for FRIENDSGIVING! No charge - just bring munchies/drinks to share and enjoy a viewing of "Disenchanted" on the big screen with your Moonie friends!

We'd love to have you join us for some amazing performances of The Wizard of Oz at Bedford High School! Fri Nov 11, Sat Nov 12 & Sat Nov 19 at 7pm; Sun Nov 13 & Sun Nov 20 at 2pm. (Try to avoid Fri Nov 18, that's the Understudy performance!). Tickets are available here. $12 for Adults, $10 for Seniors, $5 for Students.

47B Nashua Rd, Bedford, NH.

Sat Nov 5, 7:30-9:30pm. $15 per person includes 6:45pm Drop-in Basic Rumba Class. The evening will also feature a Contest: Best (Edible) Dip! $5 per entry, and all proceeds go to the 1269 Café Soup Kitchen! Enter as many dips as you like - just remember to bring things to dip IN them! Social dance attendees will vote, and we'll have prizes for the THREE most popular dips! Submit your name & the type of dip you’re bringing NO LATER THAN Sat Oct 29! Thank you for helping to make the world a better place!

Come and enjoy

Shrek, the Musical

at Epping Community Theatre! 7pm on Fri 10/21, Sat 10/22 and Fri 10/28; 2pm on Sun 10/23, Sat 10/29 and Sun 10/30! Moonies will be attending all dates! Tickets at www.eppingtheater.org.

Sat Oct 1, 7:30-9:30pm! The theme is Fiery Foliage so wear red, orange, yellow or hot pink & enjoy our Caramel Apple Bar! $15 (includes 6:45pm Merengue Class).

Sat Oct 15! Meet at 12pm at Beech Hill Farm for two scavenger hunt mazes (+/- 40 mins each) in an 8-acre cornfield! $7 per person includes both mazes, “Ice Cream Jeopardy” and “NH Eco-Spy.” Then we can enjoy some of Beech Hill’s famous ice cream together! Visit beechhillfarm.com for more info!

We’ll be taking a trip to see the Broadway musical "Six" on Fri Jan 6 or Sat Jan 7 at 8pm. “Circle” tickets are $77-113.

Deadline to notify Maria: Tues. Apr. 12!

Saturday, May 7, 7:30-10pm! Wear anything floral and celebrate Mother’s Day with a great mix of Ballroom, Latin & Swing! $15 includes Intro to Waltz Class at 6:45pm! Singles & couples welcome!

Join Ray & Maria on Sat, Apr 23 for a fantastic evening of dancing to live music at the Boston Marriott Newton, 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Auburndale, MA (about 40 minutes south of Merrimack).

Registration Deadline: Sat. Apr. 9! $99/person includes full dinner (Chicken, Salmon or Lasagna), dessert, coffee & dance party. Cocktail reception at 7:30pm, Gala Dinner Dance at 8pm.

Maria & Ray will co-teach this class, using foundational Waltz movements to introduce the performance aspects of dancing such as attitude, facial expressions, the power of the eyes, arm styling, and texture variations. Pre-requisite: at least 2 months of Waltz group classes or equivalent. Wednesdays 7:30-8:15pm, 3 weeks, $30 per person (4/13-4/27).

Saturday, April 9, 7:30-10pm! Wear your favorite sleepwear (no more than PG-13 rated, please! 😉) and join us for a great mix of Ballroom, Latin & Swing! $15 includes Intro to Cha Cha Class at 6:45pm! Singles & couples welcome!

Valentine Special! New Students, ages 10-110, purchase ONE private lesson for $80/couple and enjoy one month of group classes for FREE! Private lesson can be scheduled at your convenience, Sunday through Friday, and you can choose from either group class:
Beginner Waltz, Thursdays 7:30-8:15pm, Feb 3-24, OR
Beginner Salsa, Thursdays 7:30-8:15pm, Mar 10-31
No experience necessary! This special is designed for the absolute beginner – now’s your chance for a weekly romantic and fun night out with your sweetie! Call (603) 943-1106 for a beautiful gift certificate!
Hope to see you all at our next socials on Friday, Feb 4, 7:30-10pm (Valentine Theme!) and Sunday, Feb 6, 6:30-9pm (Talk Nerdy To Me!). Each evening is just $15 per person, and you'll be treated to special showcases by Sarah Bishop and Ray (Samba!) and the 16-person Jazz Foxtrot Formation Team! Don't forget to mark your calendars!

Nightclub Two-Step is the ultimate pop-music dance, for everything from Blake Shelton to Bruno Mars! It’s beautiful and fun, and you can learn it on Mondays from 7:30-8:15pm, Feb 7-28, for just $36pp!

The Eastern U.S. Dancesport Championships are Feb 25-27 at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf! Come watch beautiful dancing, & cheer on your fellow Moonies! Details at easternunitedstateschampionships.com!

Start gearing up NOW – Maria’s next formation will be a RUMBA with a little bit of HUSTLE mixed in, to Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” ALL are encouraged to join in! Rehearsals start 3/9, Wednesdays 7:30-9pm, performances Sat eve Jun 11 at PaperMoon’s 19th Anniversary & Sat am Jun 18 at the Yankee Classic in Boston!

Saturday, Jan 15, 7:30-10pm! Wear anything ocean-themed & join us for a great mix of Ballroom, Latin & Swing dancing! $15 per person includes refreshments, mixer, line dance & door prize raffle ticket! Singles & couples welcome! Includes beginner drop-in Rumba group class 6:45-7:30pm - bring a newbie!

 Want some help putting together Silver Foxtrot patterns? Join us on Monday nights from 7:30-8:15pm, January 3-31, $45pp for 5 weeks! Maria will show you a great amalgamation of figures we’ll practice together so you’ll be ready to use it with ease at your next social dance! Pre-requisite: Silver Open Left Box and Open Right Turn.

Want some help putting together Bronze Bolero patterns? Join us on Monday nights from 8:15-9pm, January 3-31, $45pp for 5 weeks! Maria will show you a great amalgamation of figures we’ll practice together so you’ll be ready to use it with ease at your next social dance! Pre-requisite: Bolero Basic & Open Break Underarm Turn.

Get ready for the Twelve Days of Christmas at PaperMoon! There will be something special going on each of these 12 days, and some of them only last ONE DAY, so don't miss them! Here's what to look for:

DECEMBER 8 & 9: Purchase a gift certificate for a new student for anything we offer at PaperMoon (private lessons, group classes, or simply a dollar amount your friends can use as they please!) for 20% off!

DECEMBER 10 & 11: Photo contest! Take a photo of yourself ballroom dancing with a friend somewhere OTHER than PaperMoon, post it on your Facebook page and tag PaperMoon Dance Center! If at least 15 people enter, each participant will be entered in a raffle to win a FREE PRIVATE LESSON! Winner drawn at the Dec. 12 Social!

DECEMBER 12: Bring a friend who’s never been to PaperMoon before, to the Red Carpet Social, and you’ll BOTH get in for free!

DECEMBER 13: PaperMoon hooded, embroidered sweatshirts are ON SALE for $64 each, or 2 for $120! Limited quantities available! Sale ends Dec 23. Great for holiday gifts!

DECEMBER 14 & 15: PaperMoon students can book the studio for a private party on a Friday or Saturday night in the New Year! 4 hours, up to 40 people, bring your own food & beverages, we provide tables, chairs & music (your choice), $300. Email maria@papermoondance.com to hear about available dates!

DECEMBER 16: Pre-purchase tickets for the Ugly Sweater Social Dance on December 26 for $12 (instead of $15)!

DECEMBER 17: Movie Night & Tape-Peeling Party! Enjoy a holiday movie with your Moonie friends and help us get the rest of the tape up off of the floor! Friday, Dec 17, 8-11pm. We will have food & drinks, feel free to bring more to share! Vote on Facebook for your choice of movies or email maria@papermoondance.com to weigh in!

DECEMBER 20: Prepay for any three January monthly group classes for only $120 per person (up to $10 savings per person!)

NOW THROUGH DEC 22: Bring in *new only* High Need Holiday Items for Families in Transition, and Maria will bring them over Dec 23: 13-gallon garbage can w/lid, 13-gallon trash bags, Bath towels/hand towels, Brooms w/dust pans, Can openers, Closed loop clothes hangers, Dish soap, Disinfecting wipes and sprays, Laundry baskets, Laundry detergent (both pods and liquid), Mops/buckets, Reusable bags (gently used is okay), Shower curtains, liners & rings, Toilet brushes, XL Twin sheets, XL Twin comforters, Baby diapers (current need sizes 5&6), Baby food, Baby wipes, Brand new gloves/hats, Brand new underwear, bras and socks (both adults and children), Deodorant, Full size shampoo/conditioner, Full size body wash, Hand/foot warmers, Paper towels, Ponchos, Shaving cream, Toilet paper, Travel size toiletries, Razors, Hannaford Gift Cards in $25+ increments which will be used to purchase high need foods.

NOW THROUGH DEC 23: bring in your ornament for the PaperMoon Christmas Tree! If you like, choose something that represents a memory from 2021 for you, and write your name on the bottom of it in permanent marker. We’ll save it and put it back up again each year!

DECEMBER 26: Huge Shoe Sale at the Ugly Sweater social! 50% off everything we have in stock!

Hope you’ll join us for TWELVE DAYS OF FUN!!!

Think you’re the best baker? Put your skills to the test! Bake 2 dozen of your BEST cookies and bring them to the Nov 21 social! All guests will vote on their FAVORITE cookie, and the bakers of the top 3 favorites will win prizes! The cost to enter the contest is $5 per type of cookie. ALL ENTRY FEES will be donated to the Manchester Food Pantry! Email maria@papermoondance.com NO LATER THAN Nov 18 to let her know what type of cookie you’ll be bringing so that a sign and voting cup can be put out so your cookie can be displayed anonymously! May the best bakers win! 😃 PS - We'll ALL win, because we'll all get to sample these fabulous cookies! Then dance off all those calories to a great mix of new Ballroom, Latin & Swing music! $15pp, open to the public! Singles & couples welcome!

Want to join us for the New Year’s Eve Ballroom Gala at Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet in Cranston, Rhode Island? If you’d like to be at the Moonie table, write in the names of the folks who are already going (Ray & Maria Huard, Mike & Eileen Morin, Rick & Marty Riley) on your registration form (which you can find, along with details about the event, at https://dancingfeeling.com/new-years-eve/) and send it in right away - they do sell out! Then, don’t forget to book your hotel room by Dec 1! Hope you’ll come with us and celebrate the beginning of a wonderful new year!

Come and cheer on Kathryn, Marty, Sarah & Ray as they take the floor on 7/29 & 31 and 8/1 in Boston! Check out this link to download free spectator tickets!

 

Families in Transition provides basic necessities for individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Manchester, Concord, Dover, and Wolfeboro. Any time the studio is open between now and July 16, please consider bringing in a High Need item or two that is brand new: applesauce, breakfast items (no cereal), coffee, condiments, crackers, creamer, drinks, fruit cups, granola bars, individually packed snacks, juice, shelf stable milk, sugar, tuna, N95 masks, 13 gallon garbage can w/lid, baby wipes; and (for men & women): razors, sweatpants, sweatshirts, underwear. Place your item(s) in the foyer bin and we will bring all the donations to FIT, care of the Moonies!    

NEW CLASSES STARTING!
Thursdays:
7:30pm Beg Tango (5w, $45pp, 7/1-29)
8:15pm Br1 Rumba (5w, $45pp, 7/1-29
Mondays:
7:30-9pm Social Patterns: Bronze Tango, Beg/Br West Coast (4w, $72pp, 7/5-26)
Tuesdays:
7:30pm Beg Argentine Tango (4w, $40pp, 7/6-7/27)
Wednesdays:
7:30pm Br2 ChaCha (4w, $36pp, 7/7-28)
8:15pm Silver Waltz (4w, $36pp, 7/7-28)

May 23, 7-9pm, $15pp. We will serve water, soft drinks & light refreshments. Masks are optional, and you may rotate partners if you wish! We will have white ribbon pins for those who would like to make it clear that they’re happy to rotate! We will keep the door open and the fans running. Hope to see you there!

 

These forms will be available for you to fill out at the studio and hand in with your payment to make registration quick and easy!

Please note that classes below are 5 and 6 weeks, to bring us to the end of June. As of 7/1, we will go back to offering classes by the calendar month. As of 5/23, PaperMoon will be “masks optional,” and group class attendance will not be limited. We will begin rotating partners in July. Prices for group classes have been decreased by 10% and will continue to decrease as attendance increases. Thank you!

Please check off all that apply:

  • Tue, 7:30-8:15pm Beg Merengue, 5/25-6/29 (6 weeks, $54pp)
  • Tue, 8:15-9pm Br1 West Coast, 5/25-6/29 (6 weeks, $54pp)
  • Thu, 7:30-8:15pm Beg Rumba, 5/27-6/24 (5 weeks, $45pp)
  • Thu, 8:15-9pm Br1 Swing, 5/27-6/24 (5 weeks, $45pp)
  • Mon, 7:30-9pm Silver Social Patterns, 5/31-6/28 (5 weeks, $90pp)
  • First 4 classes listed above: $153pp
  • All 5 classes listed above: $192pp
  • Wed, 8:15-9pm ‘80s Formation, 6/16-6/30 (3 weeks, $30pp)

Payment:                      NAME: ______________________________________

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  • Credit Card

Wildcat Falls Conservation Area, 35 Currier Rd, Merrimack! Saturday, June 5, 10:30am-12:30pm.

Bring a picnic lunch!

Family members welcome!

  • June 6, Social Dance
  • June 13, PaperMoon’s 18th Anniversary Dance!
  • June 27, Social Dance

June 16 – New Formation Begins! Wednesdays, 8:15-9pm with Maria, 1980's moves (not partnering) – ladies & gents welcome! $40pp/month, performance at the September 19 Social Dance!