Dancers of all styles are welcome, as are non-dancing partners who want to listen and watch. If you're a beginner or rusty, the dances are a great place to gain confidence and practise moves - especially the 'record hops' which are more relaxed than 'band nights'. If you have no partner, don't worry - we're a friendly lot and there are plenty of 'singles', so you won't be left out.
Saturday, 25 June 2011
The Sultana Brothers - Sunday, 17 July
Our next dance will be with fantastic local band 'The Sultana Brothers' on 17 July. They'll be fresh from their supporting gig with Shaking Stevens at the Ludlow festival the week before, and have a big local following. The band play great dance music inspired by r&b, swing, blues, rock 'n roll, boogie woogie and have a wide repertoire. For us, they will be playing sets specifically for jive & swing dancing and jive, lindy, shag and balboa dancers should be well catered for! (Other dancers or those wishing to just listen to the band are welcome). See samples of their music at http://www.myspace.com/thesultanabrothers, but note that these cover the breadth of their music and not all are suitable for dancing ... our gig will be tailored to our needs.
The evening runs 7.30-11.00 pm, with the band onstage around 8.00 pm. Tickets cost £6.00 in advance and £8.00 on the door, and advance booking is recommended as the band do have a big local following. Check availability before travelling if you've no ticket, as capacity is limited. As usual, the dance is at the Richmond Club (see left column for details) and you can book through Susan on 01432 357859, email firstname.lastname@example.org or get tickets from jive classes at Bartestree, Leominster or Bishop's Frome. As usual, inexperienced or rusty dancers or those without partners need not worry, as we're a friendly lot and you won't be left out.