Swing Dance Lessons in Sonoma every Wednesday Night!
Rossi’s 1906 (www.rossis1906.com) in El Verano, partnering with Sonoma County Dance Beat (www.socodancebeat.com), hosts swing dance lessons with live dance music every Wednesday night at the Grove St. dancehall.
The first Hump Day Jump class was held on Wednesday, August 5, 2015. Kevin and Ann Hutchinson, of Sonoma County Dance Beat, will be teaching beginning East Coast Swing on even months. Edna & Dick, long-time dance teachers from Santa Rosa, will teach beginning West Coast Swing on odd months. The Rossi’s team is very excited to be partnering with Sonoma County Dance Beat to bring the excitement of the dancehall to more people, and to share their great food and fresh house-made cocktails. There is a full bar available all night (if you need a little liquid courage to hit the dance floor) and dinner service will be available throughout the night until 9:30pm.
Here’s what local dancer, Becky Bass, had to say when she got Sonoma County Dance Beat’s news:
“Great news, you two! We LOVE the set up at Rossi’s, and we’re so glad you’re helping them make the most of their space! We’ve been going almost every Thursday night, so we’ll be excited to add Wednesdays to the mix! Wonderful! See you on the dance floor! ”
Hump Day Jump will be geared to beginners, costs $10 and no partner is required.
The format is as follows:
7:30 PM Beginning instruction – very basic
8:00 PM Live dance music for practicing
8:45 PM Refresher lesson with extra moves
9:15 PM Band plays until 10:30 PM
Here’s the line-up.
8/12 Johnny Tsunami and The Hurricanes (Classic rock and blues)
8/19 Memory Lane (40s standards to get your swing on)
8/26 Buck Nickels and Loose Change (Country, Western Swing)
9/2 Now & Zen (Rock and Pop, covers and originals)
9/9 Rovetti and Meatballs (rock, swing, blues, bluegrass, country)
9/16 Jinx Jones (Rockabilly – up from the Bay Area)
9/23 The Lonestar Retrobates(Country Swing, Americana – up from the Bay Area)
9/30 The Poyntlyss Sistars Rockin’ Show Band – local favorite plays oldie dance tunes
10/7 Ricky Ray Band (Texas Blues and Southern Rock)
10/14 , 10/21 and 10/28 – The Honeydippers (Blues, Rock, Soul, Funk, Country – covers and originals)
About Sonoma County Dance Beat:
The Hutchinsons founded Sonoma County Dance Beat in the spring of 2014 to help support local musicians and the venues that host them, while providing an online calendar to help dancers find them. www.socodancebeat.com