Mar 13

Rocco & the Stompers, Beantown Swing Orchestra – Vintage Dress-up

Category: dances

Don’t forget!  We’ll be at our temporary venue – right around the corner at The YMCA (click to view a map).

BOSTON SWING CENTRAL is really excited to have Rocco and the Stompers, along with their parental unit, the Beantown Swing Orchestra, play for us tonight.  So, essentially we have a little big band and a big band.  And as an extra special treat, nationally renowned singer/ songwriter Erin McKeown will join the Beantown Swing Orchestra on vocals.  You won’t want to miss this!  This is going to sell out, so get there early!

We’re also going to do a Shim Sham for Frankie’s 95th Birthday Party!  “A What Wham?” you ask?  “And who’s this Frankie guy?”  Well, Frankie Manning is one of few surviving Lindy Hoppers from the Savoy Ballroom days in the 1930s, (and also one of our guiding lights!) and he turns 95 this May.  And he’s having a gigantic birthday celebration in New York.  And for his birthday, dance scenes from all around the world are performing the Shim Sham (Frankie’s favorite line dance) for him which will be edited into a video.  So Boston represent!  We are also encouraging everyone to dress vintage on this night!!

We’ll have a basic swing lesson from 8-8:30pm and a lesson on the Shim Sham from 8:30 -9:15pm, both taught by Tony and Aurelie Tye of Hop to the Beat dance studio!

Lesson 8-9pm / Dancing 9pm to 12 midnight
$15 / $12 for students (with valid ID) and seniors
Boston Swing Central at YMCA
820 Massachusetts Avenue, Central Square, Cambridge, MA

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