August 2019 - Swing

Swing Dance

Saturday, August 3, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 / $15 ages 11-17

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


American Swing presents a swing dance with live music in the Spanish Ballroom.

 
Henri Herbert is a piano-playing phenomenon, and definitely one of the most sought after boogie woogie blues piano men in the world. His video of Henri’s Boogie has racked up an incredible 18 million YouTube hits. Following successful tours of the UK, USA, Canada, Holland, Spain and France, showcases at SXSW 2016, two critically acclaimed EPs, live sessions for Marc Riley on BBC Radio 6 Music and Jazz FM and opening for Richard Hawley, Herbert is firmly establishing himself as one to watch.
 
Born in France, and raised in the UK, at an early age he was drawn to records made by the piano-pounding pioneers Jerry Lee Lewis and Albert Ammons. He cut his musical teeth performing all over Europe before being invited to join the mighty Jim Jones Revue in 2011.
 
After several world tours, The JJR disbanded in 2014 and Henri launched a solo career. He now fronts Henri Herbert and The Fury, his best-ever lineup with Jez Southgate on bass and Aidan Sinclair on drums. 
 
The dance includes a beginner swing lesson with Tom & Debra from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Band plays two sets 9:00 pm -11:45 pm; DJ music 11:45 pm - midnight. Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary.

Swing Dance

Saturday, August 10, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Flying Feet Enterprises

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 / $15 with valid student ID

Contact Email: dance@flyingfeet.org

http://www.flyingfeet.org

 


 

Flying Feet Enterprises presents a swing dance with live music in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Enjoy a beginner swing dance lesson at 8:00 pm (included in the admission), followed by dancing until midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

Live music by Radio King Orchestra

 

The Radio King Orchestra is one of Washington’s most exciting big bands. From Glen Miller to Tommy Dorsey to Frank Sinatra to Louie Armstrong, their music inspires dancing, recreating the best of swing music from the sophistication of a 1940’s New York Supper Club to the cool elegance and care-free nature of the cherished Rat Pack. The bands signature styling, lush vocals and energy are fun, pure and simple. Whether its your first time on a dance floor or you are a pro, the music will get you “In the Mood!”
 
Feel less than confident in your dance skills? The dance lesson with Glen Echo favorites Flying Feet Enterprises will get you all the moves you need to enjoy the best sprung wooden dance floor in the Washington DC area.
 
Come and have the time of your life with some of the very best musicians and dancers in the Washington area! 
 

Swing Dance

Saturday, August 17, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 / $15 ages 11-17

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

American Swing presents a swing dance with live music in the Spanish Ballroom.

 

At an impressively young age, the talented Josh Christina has already seen the big city lights of country music capital Nashville when recording his first album as well as performing on the international television stage of Ireland's Late Late Show.

Josh Christina is the future of Rock ’n’ Roll, folks! He plays it the way it was meant to be played. How this 21-year-old musician plays with the soul of Ray Charles, the piano with the feel of Jerry Lee Lewis, the energy of Elvis Presley and the rhythm of the legendary rock n’ roll guitar player, Chuck Berry, who all had their biggest hits before he was born, in fact, before his parents were born, is beyond me!

— Daryl Davis - Legendary Blues Musician 

 

The dance includes a beginner swing lesson with Tom & Debra from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Band plays two sets 9:00 pm -11:45 pm; DJ music 11:45 pm - midnight. Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary.

Swing Dance

Saturday, August 24, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Craig Gildner Big Band

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18 general / $14 students

Contact Email: craig@bluesky5.com

http://www.cgbigswing.com/

 


 

The Craig Gildner Big Band presents a swing dance with live music by Craig Gildner's Blue Crescent Syncapators in the historic Spanish Ballroom!

 

Enjoy a beginner swing dance lesson at 8:00 pm (included in the admission), followed by dancing until midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

Swing Dance

Saturday, August 31, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $20 / $15 ages 11-17

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

American Swing presents a swing dance with live music in the Bumper Car Pavilion.

Halley Shoenberg Swing Quintet performs classic American songs from Gershwin, Porter, Fats Waller, Arlen, Ellington, Basie and more for swing dancing!


A native of Silver Spring, MD, Halley Shoenberg has performed regularly with Washington, DC/Baltimore area swing bands for more than 20 years (most recently the Tom Cunningham Orchestra, Shannon Gunn and the Bullettes, Craig Gildner and the Blue Sky 5) for dancing and has been featured as clarinet soloist for evening-long Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman tributes. She has played at major venues including the Kennedy Center, National Parks, at the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival and Blues Alley.

 

Halley leads her own two- to eleven-piece jazz bands and has recorded three albums including her original compositions. Visit her website www.HalleyJazz.com.

 

Beginner swing lesson with Tom and Debra 8-9pm; band plays two sets 9-11:45pm; DJ music 11:45pm-12midnight. Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary.

 

live music by Hally Shoenberg Swing Quintet