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Swing in the Spring at Ashkenaz

Swing in the Spring 2015

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History: Swing In The Spring at Ashkenaz 2015

Swing in the Spring at Ashkenaz in 2015 features 9 swing bands in 9 weeks with two rooms of dance instruction before the bands. Hosted by Karen Lile and Michael Arntz. Bands featured in order of appearance are Stompy Jones, Steve Lucky and the Rumba Bums, Lavay Smith and the Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Le Jazz Hot, Macy Blackman and the Mighty Fines, Lost Dog Found, Big Cheese and the Jive Rats, LaVay Smith and her Red Hot Skillet Lickers and MoodSwing Orchestra. Dance instructors, in order of appearance are: Karen and Michael, Jane Xavier Barnes, Burnie Gipson, Nathan Diaz Belinda Ricklefs and others to be announced. Dance classes in East Coast Swing, Lindy, Back Charleston, Shim Sham, Shag and Balboa. Special Features during the night are: Swing Jams, Shim Sham and guest performances.

Ashkenaz Community Center
1317 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA
Ashkenaz.com
1st Week: Stompy Jones
Date Time Range Description Main Room Back Studio
Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 8pm-9pm Dance Lessons Swing and Lindy with Karen and Michael (drop in) Shim Sham with Jane Xavier Dourgherty
9pm to Midnight Live Show and Swing Dance Party Stompy Jones
Between Live Band Sets DJ Music Burnie Gipson and Emcee Karen Lile
Special Features Dance Demo Choreographed by Jane Xavier Doughtery. Also, Burnie Gipson Shag Performance College Preperatory School Students. Also: Burnie Gipson.
2nd Week: Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums
Date Time Range Description Main Room Back Studio
Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 8pm-9pm Dance Lessons Swing and Lindy with Karen and Michael (drop in) Shag with Burnie Gipson
9pm to Midnight Live Show and Swing Dance Party Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums
Between Live Band Sets DJ Music DJ Burnie Gipson and Emcee Karen Lile
Special Features Shim Sham, Swing Jam Led by Burnie Gipson
3rd Week: Lavay Smith, Carmen Getit and Kelly Price
Date Time Range Description Main Room Back Studio
Friday, Mar 20, 2015 8pm-9pm Dance Lessons Swing and Lindy with Karen and Michael (drop in) Back Charleston Lesson with Nathan Dias
9pm to Midnight Live Show and Swing Dance Party Lavay Smith, Carmen Getit and Kelly Price
Between Live Band Sets DJ Music DJ Nathan Dias and Emcee Karen Lile
Special Features Shim Sham, Swing Jam Led by Nathan Dias
4th Week: Le Jazz Hot
Date Time Range Description Main Room Back Studio
Thu, Mar 26, 2015 8pm-9pm Dance Lessons Swing and Lindy with Karen and Michael (drop in) Balboa with Burnie Gipson
9pm to Midnight Live Show and Swing Dance Party Le Jazz Hot
Between Live Band Sets DJ Music DJ Michael Arntz and Emcee Karen Lile
Special Features Shim Sham, Swing Jam TBA
5th Week: Macy Blackman and the Mighty Fines
Date Time Range Description Main Room Back Studio
Thursday, April 2, 2015 8pm-9pm Dance Lessons Swing and Lindy with Karen and Michael (drop in) Intermediate Lindy Lesson with Nathan Dias and Alison Scholtz
9pm to Midnight Live Show and Swing Dance Party Macy Blackman and the Mighty Fines
Between Live Band Sets DJ Music & EmCee DJ Belinda Ricklefs and Emcee Emcee Karen Lile
Special Features Shim Sham, Swing Jam Led by Nathan Dias
6th Week: Lost Dog Found
Date Time Range Description Main Room Back Studio
Thursday, April 9, 2015 8pm-9pm Dance Lessons Lindy with Karen and Michael (drop in) Shim Sham Lesson with Cheryl McBride
9pm to Midnight Live Show and Swing Dance Party Lost Dog Found
Between Live Band Sets DJ Music DJ Michael Arntz and Emcee Karen Lile
Special Features Shim Sham led by Cheryl McBride
7th Week: Big Cheese and the Jive Rats
Date Time Range Description Main Room Back Studio
Thursday, April 16, 2015 8pm-9pm Dance Lessons Swing and Lindy with Karen and Michael Jane Doughter will substitute for Karen Lile this evening. (drop in) Balboa with Burnie Gipson 1st week of 2 in a series.
9pm to Midnight Live Show and Swing Dance Party Big Cheese and the Jive Rats
Between Live Band Sets DJ Music DJ Michael Arntz and Emcee Jane Doughtery
Special Features Shim Sham, Swing Jam Burnie Gipson
8th Week: Rich and the Rhythm Roustabouts
Date Time Range Description Main Room Back Studio
Thursday, April 23, 2015 8pm-9pm Dance Lessons Swing and Lindy with Karen and Michael (drop in)
9pm to Midnight Live Show and Swing Dance Party Featured Band: Rich and the Rhythm Roustabouts Balboa with Burnie Gipson 2nd week of 2 in a series.
Between Live Band Sets DJ Music DJ Burnie Gipson and Emcee Karen Lile
Special Features Shim Sham, Swing Jam TBA
9th Week: MoodSwing Orchestra
Date Time Range Description Main Room Back Studio
Thursday, April 30, 2015 8pm-9pm Dance Lessons Swing and Lindy with Karen and Michael (drop in) Big Apple with Jane Xavier Dougherty
9pm to Midnight Live Show and Swing Dance Party MoodSwing Orchestra
Between Live Band Sets DJ Music DJ Michael Arntz and Emcee Karen Lile
Special Features Shim Sham and Big Apple Led by Jane Xavier Dougherty