Wing Wing

Free Shim Sham Class Sunday Feb 25th

Swing Sunday at the Torpedo Room
Great Music and Dancing
New Photobooth – Great Pictures

FREE Shim Sham Class 6-7 PM
with instructors Jeila Alai and Colin Claypool
Come Early – Bring friends – No Partner Required

THEN
The Box Office opens at 6:45 PM
If you get your dance ticket by 8PM…
you GET A FREE DRINK
Admission $10
or $9 for Students or Active Military
Late arrivals – At 9:00PM – all tickets are $7

SWING SUNDAY SCHEDULE
Group Swing Dance Class
From 7-8PM
No Partner Required
Swing Dance Essentials
Beginner and Intermediate

From 8-11PM
The BEST SWING – ALL NIGHT!
with DJ Paul Mallett
and DJ Tom Blair

WHERE
The Torpedo Room
USS American Legion Post 5
3810 W Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL.

It’s the first video from forthcoming album, “Diggin’ The Roots Vol 1: Rockin’ Rhythm & Blues” and features regular collaborator, the fabulous Cassidy Janson, who is also featured on the album. Cassidy is a true West End star with shows such as “Wicked” and “Avenue Q” on her CV and she’s currently playing the lead role of Carole King in “Beautiful”.

From the movie: TILL THE END OF TIME 1946
Dancers Guy Madison and Jean Porter

Well Deserved Crowd Pleasers
Dietmar Ehrentraut, 70, and wife Nellia, 64
Boogie Woogie Dance


Thanks Brendan for uncovering this video of Nils and Bianca.
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Colin Claypool, one of our Dance Instructors,
has two stores full of excellent Dancewear.
Here is Colin’s website: (click on image)

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Joel Plys, Gina Helfrich, Crista Seipp doing the Tranky Doo at Swing Dance USA 2010

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Swing music began as a form of jazz developed in the early 1930s and became a distinctive style by 1935 in the United States. Big Band Swing uses a strong rhythm section of double bass and drums as the anchor for a lead section of brass instruments such as trumpets and trombones, woodwinds including saxophones and clarinets, and sometimes stringed instruments such as violin and guitar, medium to fast tempos, and a “lilting” swing time rhythm. Large ensemble Swing bands usually featured soloists who would improvise on the melody over the arrangement. The danceable swing style of bandleaders such as Benny Goodman and Count Basie became the dominant form of American popular music from 1935 to 1945.

The term “to swing” is praise for music with a strong rhythmic “groove” or drive.