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New digs put spring in dancer’s step

Danceland makes third move and lands on Columbia Street

Danceland, now located at 638 Columbia St. in Latham, offers Latin, country-line, polka, ballroom and other types of dances.

Danceland, now located at 638 Columbia St. in Latham, offers Latin, country-line, polka, ballroom and other types of dances. Photo by Zan Strumfeld.

— “The country dance community is very active. We have mainly line dancing here,” Apicella said. “But I would entertain having any type of dancing here. I’m going to have a polka hop with a live band in December.”

Providing a club-like atmosphere, the dancehall has a bar with tables, something Apicella said he hasn’t seen in the Capital District.

“(It’s) a place where people can come and socialize,” Apicella said.

Apicella said he usually has anywhere from 60 to 100 come out for each dance, and usually with the over-40 crowd. Although her husband said the Capital District dance community “ebbs and flows,” Morroni feels it is on an upswing.

“This venue here is going to make a difference for a lot of people,” she said. “I think a venue like this which is very comfortable, nice, beautiful floor, great music … I’m really hoping this will bring a lot of people out.”

For more information on dance lessons and the schedule, visit www.dancelandboomers.com

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