Swing Jam

DJ Dave Elwell (left) will fill the hall with music, while Savio Cheng will teach us how to line dance at our December dance.

Unless otherwise noted, the free dance lesson will be taught by the DJ.
Saturday, December 28, we welcome the return of DJ Dave Elwell, who will choose just the right music for our swinging pleasure. Meet Dave on Facebook here. Dave will be joined by Savio Cheng, who will teach the free lesson in line dance.
Saturday, January 25, for our first dance of the new year we’ll be swinging to music played by popular DJ Bobby Frione, who returns to us by popular demand.  Want to learn how to Salsa? Jason Pepin will be there to teach it to you in the free lesson.
Saturday, February 22, our good DJ friend Tricia Lea will be onboard to spin the tunes, and Ron McCarthy will teach a free Country Two Step lesson. Tricia has been with us many times before and has quite the following. Meet up with her on Facebook 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 HCD Swing Jam is special, but the Annual Halloween Celebration Night, to which many dancers come in costume, is truly unique. Above and here are some of the dancers who came in costume to this year’s 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 HCD Swing Jam Committee is made up of (l. to r.) Lisa (chair), Phil, Corrine, Susan, Chris, and Savio.

The HCD Swing Jam Committee will be happy to answer any questions you might have. Get in touch with them concerning HCD Swing Jams by completing the form below.

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