Swing Dance Party with Live Swing Band Presented by Get Hep Swing and the Scimitars Swing Band

Haven’t you always wanted to learn how to partner dance? Get started today by learning the easiest form of swing dancing—the Jitterbug! This event features an introductory lesson followed by a dance party with the Scimitars Swing Band. The introductory lesson will be taught by multi-year world swing dance champion Valerie Salstrom, founder and owner of local swing dance company Get Hep Swing. The Jitterbug, a dance craze from the 1940s and 50s, has made a huge comeback. Salstrom will teach the basic footwork pattern and how to lead and follow a fun mix of spins and turns. Don’t worry about bringing a dance partner as we will rotate partners during the lesson. Specializing in the music of the 40s, 50s and 60s, the Scimitars Swing Band will transport you to the era of the Big Bands, including Glenn Miller, Les Brown, Woody Herman, Duke Ellington and many others. Their instrumentation includes full saxophone, trumpet, trombone and rhythm sections. Iron your poodle skirt and shine your wingtips for this one.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 6:30pm
Main Library Multipurpose Room