Thursday Swing! Featuring The Juleps, 12th Avenue Hot Club
Thu, May 11, 2017
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm
$8 admission • all ages until 8pm • under age 16 free
Two live bands, two dance lessons, 5 hours of swing music and dance every Thursday Night!! Join us for $5 food and drink specials for happy hour from 6-8pm when all ages are welcome in the ballroom, and stay for the second band and lesson as the night heats up at The Secret Society! No partner necessary, and you are welcome to join us and watch if you're not ready to step out quite yet!
6pm Dance Lesson with Melissa Roane!
6:30pm Live Music and Dancing!
8:00pm Dance Lesson with guest instructor!
8:30pm Live Music and Dancing!
12th Avenue Hot Club - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Vintage acoustic swing from Portland Oregon in the gypsy jazz style pioneered by Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grappelli.
The Juleps - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
The Juleps are a Portland based trio of jazzy, bluesy, swing-town dolls who get the dance floor hoppin! Backed up by the jazziest swing cats in town, their set includes swing and jazz standards as well as cleverly kicked-up modern day covers and some really amazing original jams. With their flirty fashions, clever choreography, and of course the spot-on three part harmonies, these dolls deliver a show that will blow your top!
Melissa Roane - (Set time: 6:00 PM)
Melissa, though too modest to admit it, is one of Portland’s most important figures in Vintage Style Swing Dances. She has been teaching at the Viscount Dance Studio since 2003 and has taught, deejayed, and performed at various events around town. Her approachability, knowledge, fun classes, and dance style have garnered her a solid following and place among the Portland’s great swing instructors.