Swing Jam

Unless otherwise noted, the dance lesson at each dance will be taught by the DJ.
July and August, no HCD Swing Jams as we break for the summer.
Saturday, September 22, join us for the first HCD Swing Jam of the new season. The owner of Jazzman Entertainment, DJ Dave Elwell, returns to spin the tunes and teach us the right way to dance the waltz. Read about Dave here.
Saturday, October 27, we welcome back Janie Dumont, who will show us how to do the nightclub two step in the free lesson. See Janie’s Facebook page here.

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 dance, to which many dancers come in costume, is especially special. (More  2017 Halloween-dance photos 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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