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Rochester's Thursday Nite Swing-In is a weekly swing dance celebrating its 20th Anniversary, that provides a fun & friendly atmosphere for dancing. Come to practice; come to dance; come to have fun! No partner needed - beginners are welcome - it's a great atmosphere for experienced and beginner dancers alike! We dance (DJ) Jitterbug/East-Coast Swing, Lindy Hop with a little Balboa, West-Coast Swing, and Blues. We dance every Thursday 8:00-10:00pm at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2000 Highland Ave, Rochester, NY 14618. Swing-In holds a variety of special events as well, including live bands, at our dances. Admission: $5 to the weekly dance / live bands $10; $2 discount for college students. Please note that pictures may be taken of participants and placed on Facebook to show what we are about. Although we are at the church, we have no affiliation with the church. If you have any questions about the following abbreviated Code of Conduct please see Scott, Lyn, or Paul. 1. We are about having fun while dancing and listening to music. 2. Dance shoes are encouraged to protect the floor and improve the dance experience. 3. No lifts or high jumps. 4. Respect personal space. 5. Limit perfumes & colognes. 6. No alcohol. 7. No harassment. 8. Always be safe.
Have fun learning popular dances of the 1950s! This four week progressive class covers the basics of Rockabilly Jive dancing. Jive in an iconic dance inspired by Rockabilly and Early Rock and Roll music. This dance is easy, fun, and embodies the high energy of the music that inspired it. In each class we review the previous weeks lesson, then explore new material, followed by open dancing. Class will be held at 5 W. Main St. Honeoye Falls. Class: 7:30-8:30pm Fee: $45 for the four week series No partner necessary! "Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music, dating to the early 1950s in the United States, especially the South. As a genre it blends the sound of Western musical styles such as country with that of rhythm and blues, leading to what is considered 'classic' rock and roll. Some have also described it as a blend of the bluegrass style with rock and roll. The term 'rockabilly' itself is a portmanteau of 'rock' (from "rock 'n' roll") and 'hillbilly', the latter a reference to the country music (often called 'hillbilly music' in the 1940s and 1950s) that contributed strongly to the style. Other important influences on rockabilly include western swing, boogie woogie, jump blues and electric blues." [Wikipedia]