Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Portland Lindy Hop Events April 4-11 (D is for Dancing)

Video of the Week

A fun little showcase from last weekend's Savoy Swing Jam in Seattle.  This was the first place routine.

Blog Post Recommendation of the Week
How to explode your local dance scene! by  Jamin Jackson
Some simple and common sense recommendations to help grow your scene which can be boiled down to dance with the beginners and make them feel welcome so they keep coming back.

Lindy Events for the Week of April 4-11

Wednesday April 4

7:30-10:30 pm Swing Night at Vie de Boheme
Vie de Boheme Wine Bar (1530 SE 7th Ave, Portland)

Thursday April 5

6:30-7:30pm Spins and Turns Workshop with Rachel Ries
PPAA (618 SE Alder, Portland)
Week 2 of 2

7:30-11:00pm Thursday Swing
PPAA (618 SE Alder, Portland)
7:30 Beginning Swing Drop-in Lesson
8:30 DJ'd Music

Friday April 6

6-8pm Swing Papillon at Secret Society
Secret Society Ballroom (116 NE Russell Ave, Portland)
6-8 pm Live Music by Swing Papillon

9pm-12am Trashcan Joe at the Blue Monk
Drinking Age Only, 21+
The Blue Monk (3341 SE Belmont, Portland)

9pm-12am Pete Krebs and the Portland Playboys at Mississippi Pizza
Mississippi Pizza (3552 N. Mississippi Ave, Portland)

Saturday April 7

The Classics Vintage Dance Workshops & The Careless Lovers EP Release Party 
(Seattle, WA)

9pm-12am First Saturday Swing
Drinking Age Only, 21+
Secret Society Ballroom (116 NE Russell Ave, Portland)
6-8 pm Live Music by Anna Paul and the Bearded Lady

9-12am Midnight Serenaders at Duff's Garage
Drinking Age Only, 21+
Duff's Garage (1635 SE 7th Ave, Portland)

Sunday April 8

7-11:00pm Sunday Swing 
Scottish Rite (1507 SW Morrison, Portland)
7:00 Beginning Swing Drop-in Lesson
8:00-11:00pm DJ'd Music

Monday April 9

7:30-9:30pm Guided Swing Practica
Lower Melody Ballroom (615 SE Alder, Portland)

9-11pm Kung Pao Chickens
Drinking Age Only, 21+
Laurelthirst Public House (2958 NE Glisan, Portland)

Tuesday April 10

7:30-12:30 Tuesday Blues
Lenora's Room (615 SE Alder, Portland)
7:30 Intermediate Blues Lesson
8:30 Beginning Blues Lesson
9-12:30 Dj'd Music

Wednesday April 11

7:30-10:30 Swing Night at Vie de Boheme
Vie de Boheme Wine Bar (1530 SE 7th Ave, Portland)

Upcoming Events!

April 14 Olympia Swing Jam (Olympia, WA)
April 15 Open Level Workshop with Ben White (Scottish Rite, Portland, OR)
May 12 Workshop with Stefan and Bethany, and Mike and Casey (Bossanova Ballroom, Portland, OR)
May 12 V-E Day Swing Dance with the Careless Lovers (Bossanova Ballroom, Portland, OR)
May 25-28 Camp Jitterbug (Seattle, WA)
June 28-July 1 Olympia Jazz Festival (Olympia, WA)

1 comment:

  1. Just visiting from A to Z. It is so cool that you are getting absorbed in dancing! I lived in Seattle for many years & still have very good friends there. I learned to dance there & still return periodically to dance & reunite with friends. I wish you joy & happiness! Visit me at "2-left Feet" to chat about dance!