Swing Jam

For our May dance the DJ will be the ever-popular Bobby Frione.

Unless otherwise noted, the dance lesson at each dance will be taught by the DJ.
Saturday, May 25, we welcome back DJ Bobby Frione, who brings with him a great mix of east-coast swing, west-coast swing, and our other popular dances. We always look forward to having this popular DJ. A free lesson in country two-step will be provided by Ron McCarthy.
Saturday, June 22, is our last dance before our summer break, and for this special dance we welcome DJ Joni Fraser, from Amherst, Massachusetts. Joni’s appearance with us in the past has been so well received that we’ve asked her to come back once again. Meet her on Facebook here. There will be no lesson at this dance. Join us again in September for more Swing Jams.

On the fourth Saturday evening of every month (except July and August) lovers of swing gather from 8:15–11:00 at the Griffith Academy in Wethersfield for the HCD Swing Jam. Though swing is not the only draw (our professional DJs also throw in the occasional waltz, Latin, foxtrot, hustle, and night club two-step), it is the main event. For those who are new to these dance forms, or for those who want to brush up on their moves, the dance is preceded by a free lesson from 7:15–8:15 taught by a professional dance instructor.

General admission to the dance is $10.00, $8.00 for students (with school ID, please), and free for volunteers. If you’d like to be included on our roster of prospective volunteers, complete the form at the bottom of this page, including your name, email address, and “I’D LIKE TO BE A PROSPECTIVE VOLUNTEER” in the Subject field.

Every Swing Jam dance is special, but the Annual Halloween Celebration Night, to which many dancers come in costume, is truly unique. Here are a few shots from the 2018 Halloween dance. (See photos from the 2017 Halloween Celebration Night here.)

View a video of a recent Swing Jam here.

View a printable schedule of upcoming Swing Jam
and all other HCD events here.

The Swing Jam Committee is made up of (left to right) Lisa, Phil, Corrine, Susan, Chris, and Savio.

The Swing Jam Committee will be happy to answer any questions you might have. If you’d like to get in touch with them concerning HCD Swing Jams, complete the form below.

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