Niles Boogie Woogie Dance Day




Date/Time
Sat May 12, 2018
All Day

Location
Niles Discovery Church

Dance Style(s)


Saturday, May 12, 2018 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM Add to calendar Price: $30.00 /per person Niles Discovery Church 36600 Niles Boulevard · Fremont In the main hall Location image of event venue Details What's this about? The historic Niles district of Fremont, CA, with it's rich history in the silent film industry, along with it's early Twentieth Century railroad aesthetic, classic film history museums, and it's various antique shops full of vintage Mid-Century memorabilia, clothing, and vinyl collections, will be the location of Rock n' Swing's™ daytime Boogie Woogie Swing Dance Workshop and evening fundraising Vintage late 1940's to mid 1950's-style Jump Blues Swing Dance Party, featuring live music from the Bay Area's own...Steve Lucky and The Rhumba Bums! "Boogie Woogie", is the swing dance style adapted from American jitterbug by Europeans after World War Two, into a flashy and energetic form of both social and competition dance that features spectacular footwork and turns that are sure to dazzle on the dance floor. It's usually danced to Jump Rhythm and Blues, early Rock n' Roll, and of course, the music genre of Boogie Woogie. By itself, or in conjunction with other vintage swing dance styles, such as Lindy Hop or East Coast Swing, Boogie Woogie is a fun way to add to your social dance repertoire. Steve Lucky and The Rhumba Bums, featuring Miss Carmen Getit, are a true Bay Area treat. They have been burning up dance floors from San Francisco to San Jose, with their revved up brand of jump rhythm and blues, since the vintage swing dance scene hit the mainstream in the mid-1990's. Steve's pumpin' piano, along with Carmen's virtuoso guitar playing and sultry vocals, will ensure that you won't be able to sit down! (Check out their site at www.luckylounge.com.) Attendees can choose to either purchase tickets for both the workshop and the dance party, or the dance party only (details are below.) Proceeds from this event will go towards The Niles Discovery Church's school sponsorship program, supporting third-world schools, such as The A.C.K (Anglican Church Of Kenya) St. James Primary School, with much needed supplies and funding. Come by early, peruse Niles' vintage shops and restaurants, and then join in the activities that start at 4:00 o'clock! Details: Saturday, May 12, 2018 Niles Discovery Church Dance Hall 36600 Niles Blvd. Fremont, CA 94536 ******************************** Workshop: Boogie Woogie For Swing Dancers 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (check in is at 4:00 p.m. Please arrive no later than 4:15 p.m. to check in.) $30 Advanced Price, if paid no later than May 9, 2018. ($35 after May 9, 2018.) Workshop ticket also covers the evening dance party admission. * Note: Though this workshop is not technically "advanced", most of the footwork variations and moves are challenging, and so we highly recommend that participants have some kind of dance or movement background prior to participating. ******************************** Swing Dance Party featuring Steve Lucky And The Rhumba Bums Doors open at 6:30 p.m."Beginner Friendly" East Coast Swing Dance Lesson at 7:00 p.m. (No experience necessary!)Dance Party: 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.(Mike Quebec will dee-jay in-between Steve Lucky's, sets with his collection of 1950's Rhythm And Blues and Doo Wop.) $15 Advanced Price, if paid no later than May 9, 2018. ($20 after May 9, 2018.) The "Beginner Friendly" East Coast Swing dance lesson at 7 p.m. is included with the "Dance Party Only" ticket purchase. "Dance Party Only" tickets however, do NOT cover the afternoon Boogie Woogie Swing Dance Workshop. ******************************** Online Advanced Ticket sales begin Saturday, April 7, 2018, and last till May 9, 2018 at: http://www.rockinswing.com/events Advance Tickets can also be purchased by contacting Michael Quebec at esperescano@gmail.com or at (510)-240-2732. The hall will provide snacks and beverages. However, instructor Mike Quebec is currently in talks with the Soul Cafe in Niles, regarding having them sell their food on-site. Check the Facebook event page for updates on that at: https://www.facebook.com/events/303455476853985 . Regardless of the outcome, we will post recommended restaurants in the area, along with their hours and their websites on that Facebook event page.

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