Thursday Swing! Featuring 12th Avenue Hot Club, & The Jenny Finn Orchestra!

Thursday Swing! Featuring 12th Avenue Hot Club, & The Jenny Finn Orchestra!

Thu, December 27, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

$10 advance ● $10 cash at the door

Two live bands, two dance lessons, 5 hours of swing music and dance every Thursday Night!!  Join us 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!

6:00 Dance Lesson with Melissa Roane
6:30 Live Music and Dancing
8:00 DJed Music and Dancing
8:30 Dance Lesson with Guest Instructors
9:00 Live Music and Dancing

12th Avenue Hot Club - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
12th Avenue Hot Club
Vintage acoustic swing from Portland Oregon in the gypsy jazz style pioneered by Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grappelli.
Melissa Roane - (Set time: 6:00 PM)
Melissa Roane
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.
The Portland Lindy Society
The Portland Lindy Society
Portland Lindy Society is a non-profit organization that promotes swing dancing and jazz music in Portland, OR. We host a dance each Thursday at The Secret Society ballroom.

6pm-11pm, Lesson from 6-6:30, 8:30-9.
Bands from 6:30-8:15 and 9-11

PLS also organizes and hosts the Portland Lindy Exchange. Please visit the Facebook page
The Courtney Freed Five (formerly The Jenny Finn Orchestra) - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
The Courtney Freed Five (formerly The Jenny Finn Orchestra)
The Courtney Freed Five (formerly The Jenny Finn Orchestra) plays the hot danceable swing jazz music of the 20's-50's. Fronted by powerhouse vocalist and music theater veteran Courtney Freed, the virtuoso band members (reeds/flute, guitar, upright bass, drums) have been swinging the Portland vintage dance scene for past 10+ years in a variety of ensembles including The Jenny Finn Orchestra, The Shanghi Woolies, The Little Big Band, The High Water Jazz Band and others. Never at a loss for a fast balboa, classic swing number, viper tune or a smokey ballad, The Courtney Freed Five has all of your vintage swing dance needs covered!
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212