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What’s next? Swingin’ on Sunday!
Learn to Swing Dance with the Hepcats – space is available in the Hepcats Beginner Class that started Jan. 25th (class starts at 5:30 pm). Sign-up at the door on Feb. 1st (please arrive a few minutes early to get signed-up). Click here for more info.
Out-of-town events of interest
o Thursday, February 5th: Count Basie Orchestra Dance/Benefit. Revisit the glory days of the Music Hall Ballroom in Cincy with this swing dance to benefit WMKV/WLHS Public Radio! The event features the Count Basie Orchestra playing in the beautiful Music Hall Ballroom that hosted the great big bands of the 1930’s & 40’s. Click here for ticket info.
o Tuesday, Feb. 24th: The Hot Sardines at the EKU Center for the Arts, Richmond, KY (about 30 mins from Lexington). The Hot Sardines, from New York, play a unique repertoire of 1920’s, ’30’s and ’40’s hot jazz. The EKU Center is presenting the group in an On Stage format where the artist and the audience are all seated on stage in an intimate setting; there will be dance space on stage. As a part of the pre-show activities, Mike & Mary are teaching a beginner swing dance lesson from 6:30-7:15 pm. Lindy Hoppers / swing dancers: admission is $20, but you can get a special rate of $18. Purchase those tickets on-line at www.ekucenter.com or by phone at 859-622-7469 by entering or saying the code lindy hop.Center.