West Hartford Swing

UPCOMING HCD WEST HARTFORD SWING DANCES

Friday, June 14, we’ll be dancing once again to our of our favorite bands, The Hot Cat Jazz Band. Don’t be fooled by the name: You’ll be swinging to their classic rock music from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and today. Find out about them here, and enjoy some of their music here.


July 12: The Love Dogs
August: No Dance.
September 6: Eight to the Bar
October 4: The Cartells
November 1: Roger Cerisi’s All Starz
December 6: Felix & the Cats


Not enough swing for you? Check out HCD’s other swing-dance events, HCD Swing Jam, held in Wethersfield on the fourth Saturday evening of every month (except July and August). More information here.


THE PARTICULARS
In sheer numbers of dancers, the monthly HCD West Hartford 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 8:00–10:30, but if you’re newish to swing dancing, from 7:00–8:00 there’s a free beginner’s workshop taught by a professional dance instructor—also a perfect opportunity to meet lots of other dancers. Swing basics are covered in the first 20 minutes of the lesson, so we ask that you be on time. Those not taking the lesson will be asked to wait upstairs until the lesson is over. See  a video of one of our dances here.

ADMISSION
General admission to the dance is $15, $5 for students under 25 with a school ID, and free for children 12 and under. To get in free, volunteer your time for 45 minutes. 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.

NOT JUST FOR DANCERS
HCD West Hartford Swing dances are for dancers, sure, but they’re for concert goers, too. We bring in the very best bands from all over New England, and you can enjoy them, even if you don’t dance, from comfortable seating on the balcony overlooking the stage and dance floor.

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


View a video of a typical HCD West Hartford Swing dance here.


The HCD West Hartford Swing Committee is made up of (l. to r.) Allison, Steve, Pam, Bruce, Kate (chair), Prudence, and Nate.

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

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