Swing Jam

All attendees must be fully vaccinated, though masks are optional but recommended (please bring your own). Also, as was the case prior to the pandemic, drinking water and paper cups will be provided, but if you prefer not sharing the water spigot with others, feel free to bring your own water. For details on special COVID related requirements, see the home page. Finally, because of the possibility of last-minute changes, check back here before coming to ensure our dance is still on.

Saturday, October 22, for our annual Halloween dance (Halloween costumes are welcome), one of our favorite DJs, Tricia Lea, will be providing the music. Tricia’s been spinning tunes for our dances for years, and for good reason—she knows what we like to swing to. Meet up with Tricia on Facebook here. Jason Pepin will also be with us for a free salsa lesson you won’t want to miss.

Saturday, November 26, popular drummer (and DJ for this evening) Allan Winshell will be returning. Meet Al on Facebook here. Also, Ron McCarthy will be teaching a free country two step lesson. This will be our final dance for 2022 as our normal December dance date would fall on Christmas Eve. See you in January, 2023.

On the fourth Saturday evening of every month (except July and August) lovers of swing gather from 8:00–10:00 at Temple Beth Torah 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. Also, there’s a free lesson featuring swing and other dances from 7:15–8:00.

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.

Smooth swing-dance moves at the September HCD Swing Jam.

View a video of a typical HCD Swing Jam here.

The HCD Swing Jam Committee is made up of (l. to r.) Lisa (chair), Phil, 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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