News Release| Veteran Affairs; Cal State L.A.


Swing dance concert benefits student military veterans
who have exhausted their G.I. Bills

Lil’ Mo and the Dynaflos rockin’ at Cal State L.A. on Apr. 19

 Los Angeles, CA -- CSULA Veterans Dance Concert, featuring the kings of danceable doo wop and 50s’ rhythms Lil’ Mo and the Dynaflos, will host a swing dance to support military veterans at Cal State L.A. who have exhausted their G.I. Bills.

The dance takes place on Friday, Apr. 19, at 8 p.m., in the University’s Golden Eagle Ballroom.

 For those who want to learn how to swing dance, there will be a group lesson at 7 p.m. provided by Laura Shigemitsu and Mike Mizgalski.

Shigemitsu, who is CSULA’s Veterans Affairs coordinator, is a world champion dancer and accomplished dance teacher. She is skilled in a variety of ballroom and social dances, and has been invited to teach at dance camps and festivals in Hong Kong, Canada, and across the U.S. Mizgalski is co-producer of one of the most popular swing clubs in Southern California and is a well-regarded dancer and instructor. 

 “This is really a great opportunity for our community to support our student veterans and have a great time doing it,” said Shigemitsu, “and I am especially excited that we have the opportunity to create scholarships for those students that have exhausted their G.I. Bill education benefits.”

When: Friday, Apr. 19, 2013, 8 – 11:30 p.m. (A swing dance lesson is available at 7 p.m.)

Where: Golden Eagle Ballroom, on the CSULA campus. The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Freeway, at the interchange of 10 and 710 Freeways. Public permit dispenser parking is available in Lot 5 or upper level Parking Structure C. (click here for a campus map).

Info: Tickets: $10. For more information, call the CSULA Veterans Affairs office at (323) 343-5080.

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