Swing Jam

DJ and dance instructor Janie Dumont will be with us in April.

Unless otherwise noted, the dance lesson at each dance will be taught by the DJ.
Saturday, April 28, one of our favorites, DJ and dance instructor Janie Dumont, returns to spin the music and provide a free workshop on the popular 1920s dance the Charleston. This is the second of two consecutive months Janie will have been with us. Enjoy watching her with dance partner Savio Cheng (who will provide the lesson at our May dance) on our dance floor in 2008 here.
Saturday, May 26, Dave Elwell will be the DJ, while Savio Cheng will provide the lesson in line dancing.
Saturday, June 23, come dance to music selected by DJ Joni Fraser (with your input, of course). There will be no lesson at this dance.

On the fourth Saturday evening of every month 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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