Swing Jam


Saturday, October 28, we welcome back one of our favorite DJs, Tricia Lea. Tricia has been the DJ at many of our past events, and she always seems able to choose the right music. She’s also a terrific dance instructor, and for the free lesson she’ll be showing us some west-coast swing moves. Read about Tricia here.

Saturday, November 25, we’re delighted to announce that Jazzman Entertainment’s Dave Elwell will be back with us as the evening’s DJ, and he’ll be joined by Brian Bennett, who will be teaching the charleston as a free lesson. Read about Dave here, and connect with him on Facebook here.

December 23: DJ Allan Winshell, with Ron McCarthy teaching the country two step.

Not enough swing for you? Check out HCD’s other swing-dance events, HCD 1st-Friday Swing, held in West Hartford on the first Friday evening of every month. More information here.

On the fourth Saturday evening of every month (except July and August) lovers of swing gather from 8:00–10:30 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. See a video of one of our dances here.

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.

Some of the swingers at the annual Halloween HCD Swing Jam, held October 22. See more photos here and a short video of some of the dancers parading in costume here.

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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