Feb 6

The Standard Bearers

Category: dances

The Standard Bearers: Our DJs play the Standards

You’ve heard these songs before: you know the tune, the words, and maybe even where the breaks are.  You may not know who wrote them, or who sings your favorite version, but these iconic tunes are the classics- the standards!

Take “Honeysuckle Rose” written by Fats Waller, with lyrics by the legendary Andy Razaf.  Or how about “Summertime”: written by George and Ira Gershwin, it debuted in 1935 in the opera Porgy & Bess and has been covered by artists as varied as Sam Cooke, Gordon Webster, Nina Simone, Gene Harris, Louis Armstrong, and dozens more.  These standards and more like them are what’s on tap this week, and our DJs will spice them up with some unfamiliar versions that will delight you in a familiar way.

Camille Fontanella from Northampton, MA and Boston’s own Alex Abdoulaev will DJ for us and carry the banner of Standard Bearers for the evening.

Lesson 8-9pm / Dancing 9pm-1am
$10 / $8 for students (with valid ID) and seniors

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