Swing Jam

Janie Dumont will be the DJ at our first dance of the new year.

Unless otherwise noted, the dance lesson at each dance will be taught by the DJ.
Saturday, January 26, we welcome back one of our favorite DJs, Janie Dumont, who will also be teaching us the hustle during the free lesson. Janie has a Facebook presence here.
Saturday, February 23, DJ Bobby Frione will be supplying the music, and the free salsa lesson will be taught by Jason Pepin.
Saturday, March 23, Amherst’s very own Joni Fraser returns to central Connecticut to spin the tunes for us, while Savio Cheng will take over with a free west coast swing 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 Swing Jam dance 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 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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