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Sunset River Marketplace’s Creative Exchange series continues with Line Dancing with Calabash Flash and Babs from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 12.
Cost of the event is $5 per person and includes lunch. RSVPs are required due to limited seating.
Presented by Flash and Babs Ludwick, the workshop will demonstrate three popular line dances—the Cupid Shuffle, OD Glide and the Tush Push.
Flash and Babs moved to Calabash in November 1994 and almost immediately became involved with the Ocean Drive Shag Club in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. They took lessons in Shag dancing and got hooked on Carolina beach music.
In 1996, Flash wrote his first Carolina beach music song and released his CD debut single that September. Since then, he has written or co-written and sung several songs that have appeared on compilation CDs as well as his own solo CDs.
In 2002, he received a Carolina Beach Music Award (CBMA) nomination for Songwriter of the Year for the song “One Track Mind.” His “Flash Flood” CD was nominated for the 2008 CBMA Solo Album of the Year.
Currently, he is promoting his Doo-Wop single “Standing on the Corner” and his brand new country song “I’m Not a Country Boy.”
Flash has performed at the Carolina Beach Music Awards (CBMA) show at the Alabama Theatre, CBMA membership drive concerts, Beach Music Days in South and North Carolina, Coastal Carolina University Beach Music Concert, Endless Summer Festival in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., “Born In The Carolina’s” live radio show, Ripete and 120 INC., artist showcases, many night clubs in North and South Carolina, and numerous charity functions.
Babs is primarily a watercolor artist who enjoys the creative process and is open to exploring a variety of media, including charcoal, acrylic and collage. She is a member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina, the Brunswick Arts Council, the Associated Artists of Southport, Oak Island Art Guild and the Waterway Art Association.
She earned a third-place award at the 2007 Associated Artists of Southport Spring Show; 2009 Merit Award, 2008 People’s Choice Award in 2007 and Honorable Mention at the Brunswick Arts Council Show in 2006 and 2004. When not painting, she enjoys quilting, quilling and shag and line dancing.
For several years, every Sunday in March and October, Flash and Babs taught line dancing at Fat Harold’s Beach Club in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
This is the fifth event of the third year of the Creative Exchange series, an interactive monthly event at the gallery at 10283 Beach Drive (N.C. 179) in Calabash. RSVP by calling 575-5999.
To be on the mailing list for the Creative Exchange series, call the gallery at 575-5999 or e-mail to email@example.com with “Creative Exchange Mailing List” in the subject line. Its website is www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com.