1st-Fri. Swing

UPCOMING HCD 1ST-FRIDAY SWING DANCES
All attendees must be fully vaccinated, though masks are optional (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.

Friday, July 1, no dance.

Friday, August 5, let’s swing to the infectious music of Miss Paula and the Twangbusters, “a juke joint cocktail for your sole. Honky tonk swing with a heapin’ helpin’ of twang and sass.” Meet up with them on Facebook here, and enjoy a sample of their swinging music here. For the fully vaccinated only. Masks are optional but recommended.


THE PARTICULARS
In sheer numbers of dancers, the monthly HCD Swing dance, usually held on the first Friday evening of every month, is our most popular event. It’s not unusual to have more than 200 dancers come out for this dance. And for good reasons: we bring in the best bands from New York City, Boston, and all around New England; the air conditioned West Hartford Town Hall auditorium’s wooden dance floor is truly made for swing; and there are always lots of eager dancers waiting to dance with you. The dances are from 8:00–11:00, but if you’re newish to swing dancing, come at 7:00 for a free hourlong beginner’s workshop taught by a professional dance instructor—also a perfect opportunity to meet lots of other dancers.


ADMISSION
Admission to the dance is $12, $10 for seniors (62+) and students with a school ID. Children 12 and under are free but must be vaccinated. To get in free, volunteer your time for 45 minutes and we waive your admission. To be included on our roster of volunteers, complete the form below with your name, email address, and “I’D LIKE TO VOLUNTEER” in the Subject field.

A free swing workshop taught by a professional dance instructor before the dance begins.


View a video of a typical HCD 1st-Friday Swing dance here.


The HCD 1st-Friday Swing Committee is made up of (l. to r.) Lisa Marie, Steve, Pam, Bruce, Michèle, Kate (chair), Paul, and Nate.

The HCD 1st-Friday Swing Committee will be happy to answer any questions you might have. Get in touch with them concerning HCD 1st-Friday Swing dances by completing the form below.

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