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What’s next? Sunday, April 19th – new series of Hepcats classes start!
Three class series offered: (1) Beginner Lindy Hop (2) Got Moves? (3) Beginner Balboa – yes, your chance to learn Balboa!
Why should I learn Balboa? To be a well rounded and versatile swing-era swing dancer you should learn – and embrace – Balboa! Click here for more info on why you should learn Balboa, what Balboa looks like, etc…
o After seeing Ctrl+Alt+Dance last night, I had thoughts about another film that premiered just about this time two years ago, the documentary Swing Out, by our friend Morgan Irish. The film follows Morgan’s journey as she meets the challenge of participating in a Jam Circle. About the film, in Morgan’s own words: “The film represents to me more than just one girl learning to swing dance. The people met along the way, the love shown among all those involved and the lessons learned are things that I think are transferable to all who ever find themselves being challenged to meet a goal…” Click here to view the film.
Out-of-town events of interest
o Thursday, May 14th: Glenn Miller 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 Glenn Miller 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 Saturday, May 23rd: USO Swing Dance at Coney Island in Cincy. Sponsored by the Cincy Warbirds, featuring music by the Tom Daugherty Orchestra and their re-creation of the Glenn Miller Army-Air Force WW II band. A fun event to attend, dress to impress. A lot of people dress swing-era/WWII vintage for this event! (Mike might even wear one of his uniforms from his Army days!)
o June 11th – 14th: All Balboa Weekend (ABW), Independence, OH (about 15 miles SW of Cleveland). ABW is the premier Balboa event in the Lindy Hop / Balboa swing dance community for Balboa classes, competitions and dancing (to both live and DJ’d music). For Balboa dancers, this is a must attend event!