Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Welcome To The New Huntsville Swing Dance Society Website!

Our mission is to preserve and promote the art form of social swing dancing. Whether you are a beginner or you have been dancing for years we have something for you!

Our new and improved website should streamline the process of finding the information you need quickly. If you are new and want to know where to take classes or if you have been dancing for awhile and you just want to know where the monthly dances are this is the right place for you!

HSDS Presents: Perseverance Jazz Band

What: HSDS Presents Perseverance Jazz Band
When:  20 September 2014,  7pm - 11pm
Where: The Flying Monkey Theatre
2211 Seminole Drive

The Huntsville Swing Dance Society is more than excited to present an evening with Perseverance Jazz Band, Sept. 20, at the Flying Monkey Arts Center, 2211 Seminole Drive SE. 

Perseverance Jazz Band brings youthful exuberance to their repertoire of traditional jazz and original songs written in the style. The band features the vocals of Cecilia Ferneborg backed by a tight quartet co-led by bassist Jonathan Davenport. From freewheeling 30's swing to soulful songs of old New Orleans and hot numbers from the teens and twenties, Perseverance "swings so hard you'll fall off your chair!" --unbiased 90-year-old Swedish grandmother

Perseverance regularly tours the Eastern US playing concerts, house parties, dances, and other events. Their new album Hard Times Come Again No More has attracted attention and praise from dancers and DJ's in Europe, Asia and Australia as well as people all over the US. Catch them live on their September 2014 tour!

General admission price for this dance only will be $12 and students and active military pay $9. We’ll see you in there!

For more information or to hear some of their music please visit their website: http://perseverancemusic.com/

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

HSDS Presents A Sock Hop With Rocket City Jazz Orchestra

What: HSDS Presents A Sock Hop
Featuring Rocket City Jazz Orchestra
When:  16 August 2014,  7pm - 11pm
Where: The Flying Monkey Theatre
2211 Seminole Drive

The new school year is about to begin and you know what that means! Yes, it is once again time for the Huntsville Swing Dance Society’s Annual Sock Hop, one of our best dances of the year. 

Think back to the 50’s and dress in style with your scarves, tight jeans, leather jackets and hair product. Come dressed like the bees knees and compete in our sock hop costume contest and remember, while poodle skirts are always appreciated, a little creativity goes a long way.

As always, there will be a dance lesson from 7-8 pm and the main dance starts at 8-11 pm featuring the boss music of Rocket City Jazz Orchestra. General Admission is $10, Students and Active Military are $7. 

So, if you are ready to jump back into the style of yesteryear and be the jock, the cheerleader, the geek or the greaser than this is the dance for you! Just show up with your heals on fire at the Flying Monkey on 2211 Seminole Drive on August 16, 2013. And remember, be there or be square!