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Uptown Jammin’ Newsletter for May 2022

Uptown Jammin’ Newsletter for May 2022

Welcome to the month of May. With local celebrations kicking off Cinco de Mayo in early May, followed by Uptown Jammin’s dance party on May 6th, we’re sure to have an exciting month as we celebrate the warm weather and dance our way to the even warmer summer months. Theme colors for the month are black and white.

We had a great April at Uptown Jammin’s dance parties. LP Sound Production would also like to thank ‘PJ’ Clark for having us provide the music for her driveway birthday celebration. We also thank The Afro-American Club of Citrus County for having LP Sound Production provide the entertainment for their April 23rd “Swing Into Spring” gala event.

On May 5th, we’ll be providing the music for the Royal Oak community in the Village of Springdale. Click the events button below to bring up the calendar.

Mark your calendars! We will have our 2nd Golf Cart Driveway Music Fest on June 18th at Lawrence Parker’s home, 17893 SE 88th Grimball Avenue in the Village of Piedmont. The fun will begin at 5 p.m.

Tickets for the May 6th party are still available.

NOTE: Tickets for the December 2022 Holiday Event will be announced at a later time.

NOTE: For the consideration of others, if you are not fully vaccinated, we encourage you to wear a mask. Likewise, if you are not feeling well, get better soon; we will see you next time.
Masks will be provided if needed, and hand sanitizer will be available.

New pictures in the gallery. Click on the “Visit the Photo Gallery” link.

Lawrence & Bill

Uptown Jammin’ Newsletter for May 2022

Uptown Jammin’ Newsletter for April 2022

Spring is officially here so come on out to Uptown Jammin’ and show off your best dance moves. Free style, smooth ballroom and line dancing are always popular as you dance the night away to Motown, R&B, Caribbean and Pop music. Our high energy dancers will have you joining in, or just enjoying the evening as you wait for that special slow song. Spirits are always high and we know you’ll enjoy our dance parties on 1st and 3rd Fridays. Theme colors for April are gold and black.

Tickets for the April 1st party are still available.

NOTE: Tickets for the December 2022 Holiday Event will be announced at a later time.

NOTE: For the consideration of others, if you are not fully vaccinated, we encourage you to wear a mask. Likewise, if you are not feeling well, get better soon; we will see you next time.
Masks will be provided if needed, and hand sanitizer will be available.

Left to right: Bill Fox, Sherri Fox (instructor), Marie Hill, and Tom Hill (instructor).

Click on the LINK to the Resources page for more information.

New pictures in the gallery. Click on the “Visit the Photo Gallery” link.

Lawrence & Bill

Uptown Jammin’ Newsletter for May 2022

Uptown Jammin’ Newsletter for March 2022

The month of March is here and, unofficially in Florida, It’s Spring! We’re happy to announce dance parties will resume beginning this Friday, March 4th. Tickets are still available so come on out and let’s welcome in the new season together. Theme colors for the month are green and black.

As we announced last month, ticket prices will increase to $10 (will call will be $12) beginning March 1st.

We will honor all previously purchased tickets.

NOTE: Tickets for the December 2022 Holiday Event will be announced at a later time.

NOTE: For the consideration of others, if you are not fully vaccinated, we encourage you to wear a mask. Likewise, if you are not feeling well, get better soon; we will see you next time.
Masks will be provided if needed, and hand sanitizer will be available.

Link to the “Events” page for the latest happenings Events

Click on the “Visit the Photo Gallery” link for our latest photos.

Lawrence & Bill

Uptown Jammin’ Newsletter for May 2022

Uptown Jammin’ Newsletter for February 2022

Hello dancers. As you know, in mid January, we cancelled our dance parties due to the rise in Covid cases. We hope to resume by first Friday, March 4th.

Since our re-opening last July, we had hoped to hold the line on increases, but with the constant pressure of rising costs and cancellations, to continue bringing you the “The Villages Premier Dance Party,” ticket prices will increase to $10 (will call will be $12) beginning March 1st.

We will honor all outstanding tickets.

NOTE: Tickets for the December 2022 Holiday Event will be announced at a later time.

NOTE: For the consideration of others, if you are not fully vaccinated, we encourage you to wear a mask. Likewise, if you are not feeling well, get better soon; we will see you next time.
Masks will be provided if needed, and hand sanitizer will be available.

Link to the “Events” page for the latest happenings Events

Click on the “Visit the Photo Gallery” link for our latest photos.

Lawrence & Bill

Uptown Jammin’ Newsletter for May 2022

Newsletter Announcement for Friday, January 21, 2022

NOTE: After much consideration, we at Uptown Jammin’ have decided to cancel this week’s dance party due to the current rise in Covid cases. We will keep you posted when activities will resume. You can order free at-home tests via covidtests.gov.

Please note that we will honor all outstanding tickets. Hope to see you soon.

Click on the “Visit the Photo Gallery” link for our latest photos.

Lawrence & Bill

Uptown Jammin’ Newsletter for May 2022

Uptown Jammin’ Newsletter for January 2022

A picture is worth a thousand words

Come on out to Uptown Jammin’s first dance party of the new year. We are back at our home base: SEA BREEZE RECREATION CENTER. We hope to see your face in the place Friday, January 7th at 6 p.m.

Theme colors for the month are black and blue. Tickets are still available, so get yours now.

Don’t forget the season pass option. Season passes provide the convenience of purchasing one ticket for either every 1st or 3rd Friday during the season. Season passes must be purchased by January 21, 2022.

Full Season (January through November) – $85

Half Season (January through June) – $45

NOTE: Tickets for the December 2022 Holiday Event will be announced at a later time.

NOTE: For the consideration of others, if you are not fully vaccinated, we encourage you to wear a mask. Likewise, if you are not feeling well, get better soon; we will see you next time.
Masks will be provided if needed, and hand sanitizer will be available.

Link to the “Events” page for the latest happenings Events

Click on the “Visit the Photo Gallery” link for our latest photos.

Lawrence & Bill

Uptown Jammin’ Newsletter for May 2022

Uptown Jammin’ Newsletter for December 2021

It’s official! The holiday season is here and Uptown Jammin’ is ready. Our holiday event is at COLONY REC CENTER:

DECEMBER 17th (3rd Friday) – Colony Recreation Center, 510 Colony Blvd, The Villages

Theme colors for December are red, green and white. Dress to impress . Tickets are still available but this is sure to be a sell-out. Get your tickets now.


As mentioned last month, we are selling “Season Passes” for 2022. A season pass provides the convenience of purchasing ONE TICKET for either every 1st or 3rd Friday during the season. Season passes must be purchased by January 21, 2022. Contact Mamie Parker.

Full Season (January through November) – $85

Half Season (January through June) – $45

NOTE: Tickets for the December 2022 Holiday Event will be announced at a later time.


NOTE: For the consideration of others, if you are not fully vaccinated we encourage you to wear a mask. Likewise, if you are not feeling well, get better soon; we will see you next time.
Masks will be provided if needed, and hand sanitizer will be available.

Link to the “Events” page for the latest happenings Events

Click on the “Visit the Photo Gallery” link for our latest photos.

Lawrence & Bill

Uptown Jammin’ Newsletter for May 2022

Uptown Jammin’ Newsletter for November 2021

October was a blast: Uptown Jammin’ was swinging, The Dorels were singing and the Rhythm & Soul Urban Line Dance group was grooving with their monster mash Halloween party.

Theme colors for the month of November are gold and black. Tickets are still available for this Friday’s dance party.

As we enter the holiday season, please note two calendar location changes for UPTOWN JAMMIN’:

NOVEMBER 19th (3rd Friday) – Laurel Manor Recreation Center, 1985 Laurel Manor Dr, The Villages

DECEMBER 17th (3rd Friday) – Colony Recreation Center, 510 Colony Blvd, The Villages


Beginning this month we are selling “Season Passes” for 2022. A season pass provides the convenience of purchasing ONE TICKET for either every 1st or 3rd Friday during the season. Season passes must be purchased by January 21, 2022.

Full Season (January through November) – $85

Half Season (January through June) – $45

NOTE: Tickets for the December 2022 Holiday Event will be announced at a later time.


NOTE: For the consideration of others, if you are not fully vaccinated we encourage you to wear a mask. Likewise, if you are not feeling well, get better soon; we will see you next time.
Masks will be provided if needed, and hand sanitizer will be available.

Link to the “Events” page for the latest happenings Events

Click on the “Visit the Photo Gallery” link for our latest photos.

Lawrence & Bill

Uptown Jammin’ Newsletter for May 2022

Uptown Jammin’ Newsletter for October 2021

It’s official: We’re in the 4th quarter of 2021 which means cooler temperatures, less humidity and precipitation. Visiting families and friends during the upcoming holidays = BIG FUN!

September activity around The Villages picked up considerably, including The African American Club’s welcome back celebration and resumption of The Sophisticated Gents of Florida’s annual picnic at Eaton Beach.

Uptown Jammin’s dance parties in September were….well, you know – HOT, HOT, HOT! A less crowded First Friday happens this week. Tickets are available. And don’t forget to get your tickets early for third Friday, October 15th. Theme colors for the month are orange and black.

NOTE: For the consideration of others, if you are not fully vaccinated, we encourage you to wear a mask. Likewise, if you are not feeling well, get better soon; we will see you next time.
Masks will be provided if needed, and hand sanitizer will be available.

Link to the “Events” page for the latest happenings Events

Here’s an Uptown Jammin’ shout-out to Pat Tubbs’ September Family Reunion.

PAT (left) & HER SISTERS

Click on the “Visit the Photo Gallery” link for our latest photos.

Lawrence & Bill

Uptown Jammin’ Newsletter for May 2022

Uptown Jammin’ Newsletter for September 2021

September 22nd marks the beginning of autumn and the return of our seasonal residents.

Our August dance parties were well attended and we gave an Uptown Jammin’ shout out to new residents and guests. Tickets are available for first Friday, September 3rd, as well as third Friday, September 17th. Get your tickets early.

NOTE: For the consideration of others, if you are not fully vaccinated, we encourage you to wear a mask. Likewise, if you are not feeling well, get better soon; we will see you next time.
Masks will be provided if needed, and hand sanitizer will be available.

In this month’s newsletter, we’re spotlighting the S.A.S.S.I.E group (Single African-American Sisters Supporting, Informing, Empowering). Formed in October 2015 by founding members Phyllis Archibald, Millee Archibald, Helen Linton, Phyllis Mitchell and Shelly Williams, this 52-member group participates in activities such as exercise groups, line dancing, card and board games, pickle ball, and arts & crafts. This group of active and outgoing ladies plans day trips, attends plays, concerts and various festivals. For more information and/or to join their group, contact Phyllis Archibald at 732-236-4369.

Finally, please visit the photo gallery for our latest photos.

Lawrence & Bill