Dancing is at the Crooked Lake House from 8:00 to 10:30 to ballroom, swing, and Latin music. There will be a completely free group lesson from 7:15 to 8:00. The level of the lesson is tailored to those attending. Admission is for those who stay for the dancing. There are also door prizes consisting of two (2) ten dollar gift certificates for the Crooked Lake House and three (3) free dance admissions to the next dance. The ballroom is surrounded by tables served by a wait staff, and there is a cash bar in the ballroom seating area. For more information Ron Tritto or call 518-766-4027. Great news! A new air conditioner was installed in the ballroom in July.
The Crooked Lake House, 518-674-3894, with its natural field stone architecture, is a historic hotel and restaurant. It first opened in 1780 and recently reopened under new ownership. It has a beautiful ballroom, and its restaurant offers outstanding cuisine. The Crooked Lake House is a place of historical significance. In the 40’s big bands, such as Glen Miller and Benny Goodman, played in the ballroom, and people traveled from all over to dance there. In their day the notorious Legs Diamond visited the hotel and restaurant, as did president Theodore Roosevelt. Directions: Take I-90 to exit 8, and follow Route 43 east 7:8 miles; the Crooked Lake Hotel & Restaurant is on the right.