Swing Jam

Tricia Lea will be the DJ at our first dance of the new season, in September.

Unless otherwise noted, the dance lesson at each dance will be taught by the DJ.
Saturday, September 28, we kick off our new season with a very special dance and an even more special DJ, Tricia Lea, who will be giving us some useful tips on west-coast swing during the free lesson. Meet her on Facebook here.
Saturday, October 26, one of our most popular DJs, Janie Dumont, will be spinning the tunes for our swinging pleasure, and Janie will be teaming up with Savio Cheng to teach us how to do the nightclub 2-step during the free lesson. Connect with Janie on Facebook here.
Saturday, November 23, we welcome back DJ Joni Fraser to spin the tunes and help us keep the beat. Meet up with Joni on Facebook here. As a special dance treat, one of our favorite dance instructors, Joel Silvestro, will be stopping by to show us how to foxtrot in the free lesson.

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. 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 HCD Swing Jam Committee is made up of (l. to r.) Lisa, Phil, Corrine, Susan, Chris, and Savio.

The HCD 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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