Past Meetup

Swing Dancing at Willowbrook Ballroom - 17-piece Outcast Jazz Band (Jim P Z)

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Willowbrook Ballroom

8900 Archer Ave. · Willow Springs, IL

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Let’s party like it’s 1939!

Willowbrook Ballroom - 92 years old and still swinging! Listen closely and you just might hear distant echoes of the historic Big Bands of Count Basie and Benny Goodman who’ve appeared on the bandstand. Perhaps your parents (or grandparents!) whirled about on the 6,000 square foot maple dance floor. In the 21st century, Willowbrook has Salsa, Country, and Ballroom dancing events, but how can you beat Swing dancing to a rocking 17-piece Big Band like the Outcast Jazz Band? You can Jitterbug to all the great Swing tunes and Foxtrot when their vocalists deliver some golden classics! (songs like The Best is Yet to Come, Fly Me to the Moon, It Had to be You, etc.). Make some new memories at Willowbrook, one of America's last Grand Ballrooms!

Admission is $14. Basic Swing lesson at 7:30 - Dancing at 8:30. Free Parking. No Meetup charge. Dress nice casual or vintage, Willowbrook policy is no blue jeans or gym shoes. If you don't have dancing shoes, leather soles work the best. Full service bar.

Try to get there at 7:15 to Meetup and join the lesson. There is dancing for all skill levels. RSVPs preferred so we know how many tables to hold, but please don't stay away because you didn't RSVP. This event is listed on several Meetups.

Look for tables with Meetup signs. Hope to see you there.

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Attendees (48)