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All You Can Yoga

In strictlybaltimore on October 31, 2012 at 9:22 am

yoga (Photo credit: GO INTERACTIVE WELLNESS)

Unlimited Yoga Classes


Charm City Yoga has been bringing yoga to the people of Baltimore for years. Their 6 yoga studios around Baltimore have made it convenient for beginners and yogis to find a yoga class near them.


While Charm City Yoga offers affordable yoga, particularly with their $5 community classes, they also offer a work-study program. For 4-5 hours a week you can attend any yoga class at any time. The positions are front desk and cleaning and are looking for exceptional applications that will uphold Charm City Yoga’s high quality service. But after six months you will also receive discounts on merchandise.


Take care of your mental and physical health with yoga by taking advantage of this offer. Applicants are many but spots are limited. 5 hours a week for unlimited yoga and meditation? Why not?


To learn more about this work-study program click here.



Charm City Yoga

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Defining Rhythm: Major Definition

In strictlybaltimore on October 29, 2012 at 9:37 am

English: UMBC logo

Learn Hip-Hop @ UMBC


From the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) campus comes the Hip Hop group, Major Definition. Originating in 2005, this dance company works on committing to the education of the hip-hop history and culture, and fostering of artistic talent and expression through music and dance.


The dance company has been a contender in all the major dance competition around the DC, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) area. Some of the members of the company even went on to compete in America’s Best Dance Crew under the group, the Boogie Bots.  Having competed in the dance scene for some time, they have gained a notoriety in the dance community.


Major Definition continues to encourage students of the dance and hip-hop community to passionately pursue and further develop their talents both in person and group choreography, freestyle and performance. While they still compete and ever-growing, Major Definition still holds true to their statement of educating people of the culture and fostering artistic talent by hosting free community workshops every week. Every Monday at 7:30 PM, they host a dance workshop on the University campus in the commons area. Showcasing a new choreographer each week, they keep the workshops fresh and learning more.


If your ever looking to learn some hip-hop I encourage you to attend their workshop. Also if you want to learn more and see when their next auditions are, check out their tumblr, facebook, and twitter for updates and information.


WHEN: Mondays from 7:30 – 9:30 PM
WHERE: UMBC Campus, Commons Main street, 1000 Hilltop Road, Baltimore, MD 21250
WHAT: Free Hip Hop Workshop by a new choreographer each week. 



Major Definition

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Free Women’s Only Self-Defense Seminar

In strictlybaltimore on October 25, 2012 at 10:32 am

Something That Could Save A Woman’s Life!


If you are a woman and someone tries to choke you from behind, what do you do? If someone pins you to the ground or tries to mug you, do you know what to do in those situations? 

Based off perception, a woman is an easier target to attack than a man. So might as well take the necessary precaution and learn how to defend yourself if a moment like that arises.

Masada Tactical is presenting a FREE WOMEN’S ONLY SELF-DEFENSE seminar. This seminar will be held this Sunday, October 28, @ 10 AM. The event is 3 hours long and will offer practical advice for women if they are put in a life threatening situation.

Masada Tactical is an organization that trains in Israeli Combat and promotes realistic tactical training for civilians and professional warriors.

The event is free and sponsored by CHANA. CHANA, stands for Counseling, Helpline and Aid Network for Abused Women. They are an advocate for victims of domestic violence. In prevention of another statistic, they are holding this event.

FREE CHANA T-shirts and refreshments will be provided.

If you are a woman living in the city, we highly recommend that you consider attending this event. It is open to the public for a reason.

WHEN: Sunday, October 28, 10AM
WHERE: Masada Tactical, LLC, 1414 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21208
WHAT : FREE Women’s Only Self-Defense Seminar
Free Women’s Seminar teaching practical self defense techniques and advice for women. WOMEN ONLY. Sponsored by CHANA.



Masada Tactical, LLC
1414 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21208

CHANA –  Counseling, Helpline and Aid Network for Abused Women.


Want to learn about other things happening in Baltimore and what other organizations are doing in Baltimore, check out our main website, Also follow us on Twitter for updates and events happening around your city.

Find The Joy in Being Selfless

In strictlybaltimore on October 24, 2012 at 9:39 am


A Little Bit Goes a Long Way


Volunteering is one of the most selfless acts you can do. Being able to dedicate more than just your money, but your time and a helping hand can mean much more.


In Maryland, particularly in Baltimore, there are a lot of organizations that need people’s help with the little things. From giving out hot meals to the homeless or walking dogs in a rescue center, there is something for anyone to do. In the future we’ll showcase a number of these organizations but for now we’ll focus on one.


The Central Maryland Volunteers offers the chance for anyone to give their time, have fun, and meet new people. The Central Maryland Volunteers is a group of able ready volunteers waiting to help out where they can.They post weekly events on their bulletin board of volunteer opportunities to attend and the members have the choice of going or not.


What makes this group great is that its free and no obligation to do any of the events that are posted. This gives people a chance to see what they can do in their community but do not have to feel obligated to take part. The Central Maryland Volunteers have many volunteer jobs ready for anyone who wants to participate and are also looking for volunteer opportunities as well.


If you know of any volunteer event, once you join you can post any local event on the bulletin board and calendar. 


At this moment, where money is short and times are tough a kind gesture such as your time can mean the more than a dollar. Take the time out of your day and check the website or see what you can do in your community. A little bit goes a long way.



Central Maryland Volunteers

Meet the Roller Skaters and Bladers of Baltimore!

In strictlybaltimore on October 23, 2012 at 9:07 am

Hot SkatesRoller Skating Center

Ever since the boost in popularity in the 70s and 90s, people still lace their skates and head down to the roller rink to have a little fun. Check out one of the only roller skating centers in the Baltimore area, Hot Skates – Roller Skating Center. Located in West Baltimore near Security Square Mall is right off exit 17 from the Beltway.

Hot Skates, brings the love of roller skating and community together with their weekday specials. Providing events such as Teen Skate, Gospel skate, and Affordable Family Fun nights, the community can find somewhere to get together and have a good time.

Worried about knocking over some kids while your skating? They have adult skate on Throwback Sunday nights so that the grown ups can groove to old school jams while skating in peace.

One of their main specials are their Affordable Family Fun Skate Night Wednesday nights from 6 to 9 PM. You can skate until your heart’s content for just $1! If you don’t have any skates you can rent skates for only $3. For just $4 a person, whether your taking a date or looking for a fun game night with the friends and family, you can’t go wrong.

If your new to skating or afraid that your young one will get hurt, the skating center also provides Skate Mates which are training aids for the beginner. They look like walkers that are used to aid the elderly and help with the beginner’s balance.

Times and dates are subject to change so click here to verify which deal is happening today.

What: Roller Skating Center
When: Check there website for their weekday specials
Every Wednesday is Affordable Family Fun Skate Night – 6 – 9 PM –  $1 Admission – $3 Skate Rentals
Two Free Admission Skate Passes also on their website


Hot Skates – Roller Skating Center 
1716 Whitehead Rd., Woodlawn, MD 21207
Weekly deals
Facebook – /HotSkatesBaltimore
Twitter – @HotSkatesBWI

Free Salsa Lessons Monday Nights

In strictlybaltimore on October 22, 2012 at 9:50 am

Free Salsa Lessons in Harbor East

Mondays’ have a bad rap and it’s easy to see why. Mondays’ are the end of the weekend and the start of the weekday which is work for most of us. So why not have a bit of fun on Mondays instead of dread going to work.

Talara is a Latin infused tapas restaurant in the heart of Harbor East. Conveniently located near all the well-known Baltimore hotels, this is the perfect place for tourists and people who are looking for somewhere to eat as it is one of the first things you see as you enter Harbor East.

Set with a Miami Beach vibe, this ambiance is a great setting for their Salsa dancing every Monday night. Starting from 9 PM to midnight Talara provides an open dance floor to dance your work day woes.

Not sure how to Salsa or want to learn? The first 30 minutes, 9-9:30 PM, is a dance lesson that will show you the basics and the rest of the time is up to you. Cut a rug, dance to your beat, doesn’t matter just have fun. When you need to take a breather, enjoy a dish or two or drink one of their tasty drinks.

So if you’re looking to break the monotony of Mondays, looking for an excuse to learn salsa, or just want to dance. Come to Talara Monday nights. Once you’ve tried their food there your bound to come back. 

What: Salsa Night
When: Monday Nights 9 PM – Midnight
Free Open Salsa Dance Floor in Harbor East. Free dance lesson during first 30 minutes.


615 President St., Baltimore, MD 21202

Baltimore Dance Crews Project – Free Hip-Hop Dance Workshop

In strictlybaltimore on October 19, 2012 at 10:31 am

Baltimore Dance Crews Project is proud to be part of the Free Fall Baltimore’s 7th art extravaganza line-up. Join us in a series of FREE dance classes! Kids and parents are welcome to come out and learn, no dance experience necessary!  Workshops will continue throughout the month of October.

October 20, and October 27

Patterson Park Public Charter School Gym
27 N. Lakewood Ave., Baltimore, MD
(entrance on Baltimore Street)

12:30 PM Sign – In Opens
1:00 PM Workshops Begin

There will be a brief icebreaker and warm up exercise, followed by a Hip-Hop routine and a cool down stretch.

Visit for more information.

Excerpt from the BDCP e-mail. Want to know more? Join their e-mail newsletter here.

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Dancing For A Lifetime

In strictlybaltimore on October 18, 2012 at 9:17 am

A man and a woman performing a modern dance.

Discover A Community Dance Class!

Towson University‘s need to help the community has created the Towson University Community Dance. An extension of the Towson University Department of Dance where they focus on “Dancing For A Lifetime.”

Keeping with this motif, they offer a wide arrange of affordable dance programs for adults and children. Children classes consist of developmental dance and creative movement (ages 3-5), ballet, jazz, tap, and modern ( ages 6-18). The children’s dance program starts every semester and summer. If you or your child is on the fence about trying this then they can try a free sample class to see if the genre is for them. Registration is required whether you want a sample class or sign up for the semester. Click here for more registration information and to see if you qualify for certain discounts.

For adults, the Community Dance program offers weekly dance practice in ballet, modern, jazz, and Afro fusion. They also have classes in Alexander Technique and improvisation. The Alexander Technique focuses on the daily movement your body makes and discovers ways of reducing stress on the body.

Drop in classes are $14 for a 90 minute class and $11 for a 60 minute class. For Alexander Technique registration is required so make sure that you register online.

Here is the Fall 2012 Adult Class Schedule (From their main page)

September 4 – December 15

Adults (18+) Class Day Class Time Class Length Room
Ballet (Beg./Int.) Saturday 11 a.m. 90 minutes Rm 1008
Ballet (Int./Advance) Thursday 7 p.m. 90 minutes Rm 1006
Modern (Beg./Int.) Tuesday 6:30 p.m. 90 minutes Rm 1004
Modern (Int/Advance) Monday 6 p.m. 90 minutes Rm 1004
Jazz (Beg./Int.) Wednesday 6:30 p.m. 90 minutes Rm 1004
Afro Fusion: African & Jazz Technique Monday 5 p.m. 60 minutes Rm 1004
Morning Movement Wellness Tuesday 8 a.m. 50 mnutes Rm 1006
Alexander Technique Wednesday 6 p.m. 75 minutes Rm 1001
Improvisation JamHosted by Deep Vision Dance Company 1 Saturday/ month:September 22,

October 13,

November 17,

December 15


7 p.m. 180 minutes Rm 1006


Towson University Community Dance
Registration and Costs

Want to learn about other things happening in Baltimore and what other organizations are doing in Baltimore, check out our main website, Also follow us on Twitter for updates and events happening around your city.

Run With RG3

In strictlybaltimore, Uncategorized on October 17, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Run with RG3!

With this year’s Baltimore Running Festival being a huge success this year, today we will focus on a group that will help you keep your feet moving well until the next marathon.

The Run, Gap, Gulp and Go Club, also known as RG3 (Not to be confused the Washington Redskins quarterback, Robert Griffin III, RG3) is a well established Baltimore running group that has been around since 2008.

Trail running through Gunpowder Falls or a light Baltimore run through Patterson Park, with over 800 members, your bound to find a member near you. This group holds weekly group runs around the Baltimore city and Maryland area landscape in search of great runs for the group. Joining a run with this group will allow you to take in the sights and sounds of nature around Baltimore and Maryland’s trails and parks.

The group’s name, Run, Gab, Gulp, and Go, can be best summed up by their mission statement on their webpage:

RG3 GabsA great way to take our minds off of those miles!

RG3 GulpsAfter our runs we have to hydrate, so whether the group goes for water, coffee or beer… We’re having fun!

RG3 Goes – On our way, refreshed and ready for the next workout! Everything’s optional but the running.

If you’re wondering when their next run is then grab your good running shoes because it will be this Sunday Morning, October 21, at 8:30 AM at the BWI Trail. They will be meeting in the parking lot of the Lindale Middle School and be running 10.5 miles along the trail.

If your up for more of a challenge, extend that run a little longer by meeting up with them earlier at 7 AM for a 6.5 mile pre-jog. That’s a 17 mile run! Click here to learn more and RSVP so you won’t be left behind.

Joining this club is free and encouraged. Check out their website to see what else they are up to.

Know of any great scenic or group runs? Comment below, join them and tell them or host an event. Their always down to talk and jog.



Baltimore Running Festival 
Run, Gab, Gulp, Go
This Sunday’s Morning Run 

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