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Fredericksburg, VA, August 2, 2012 — is proud to present its first live-band swing dance in Fredericksburg, VA. The dance will take place on August 18, with a beginner swing dance lesson at 8pm, followed by live music with BG and the Mojo Hands from 8:30-11:30. Admission is $15/person.

BG and the Mojo Hands is a Washington, DC-based blues, swing, and rockabilly band that plays for dancers and non-dancers alike. The band is a favorite with DC-area swing dancers and they are thrilled to be bringing the jump and jive to Fredericksburg.

Located in historic downtown Fredericksburg, at 1707 Princess Anne Street, the Inn at the Old Silk Mill boasts Victorian elegance that makes for an exciting backdrop for a swing dance.

Joel and Valerie Webber, instructors with, will be teaching the beginner swing dance lesson at this dance. The couple teaches swing dance at Picker's Concert Hall, above the store at 902 Caroline Street, in Fredericksburg. They have been teaching teach beginner and intermediate swing dance lessons on Sunday nights, at 6 and 7 pm since January, 2012. The next set of group lessons starts September 9, 2012.

"We hope to have many more dances throughout the year," Valerie Webber, said. "Swing dancing is a great way to get out and meet new people, to get exercise and socialize at the same time."

Swing dancing originated in the late 1920s and 30s, and developed to match the style of jazz and big-band music that was popular at the time. teaches the authentic 1930s style of swing dancing called "Lindy Hop," and their instructors teach about 5,000 students around the Northern Virginia and DC area each year.

For additional information, contact Valerie Webber, 703-622-4957, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Pouches' Community Corner

This month Pouches learned about a very important resource for families who have lost loved ones to sudden tragedy, an organization called LLOST.

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The foundation has helped 44 hospitals in 22 states through their Treasured Memories program. The program sends nurses to bereavement training, and provides or supplements the $55 memory boxes that include clothes, booties, handknot blankets, pictures, foot prints, hand prints, clipped hair and other mementos.