Swing Jam

Janie Dumont will be the DJ at our October Swing Jam.

Unless otherwise noted, the dance lesson at each dance will be taught by the DJ.
Saturday, October 27, we welcome back Janie Dumont, who will show us how to do the nightclub two step in the free lesson. See Janie’s Facebook page here. This is our Annual Halloween Celebration Night. Come dressed for the costume contest (optional). See the photo below from last year’s Halloween dance.
Saturday, November 24, our old DJ friend Dave Elwell joins us again to spin the tunes. More about Dave here. The free lesson, taught by Joel Silvestro, will be on the foxtrot
Saturday, December 22, the DJ for the evening will be Tricia Lea, who also happens to be a competitive dancer (see her dance here). Hook up with her on Facebook here, and join her for a free lindy lesson at this dance.

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 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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