Thursday Swing! Featuring The Hot Lovin' Jazz Babies, 12th Avenue Hot Club
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212
Doors 6:00 PM (event ends at 11:00 PM)
12th Avenue Hot Club
Vintage acoustic swing from Portland Oregon in the gypsy jazz style pioneered by Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grappelli.
The Hot Lovin' Jazz Babies
THE HOT LOVIN’ JAZZ BABIES is a side project of Doug Sammons, Dee Settlemier, and Pete Lampe who perform together in the long-time Portland swing band The Midnight Serenaders. Each month will feature different instrumentalists from Portland’s thriving swing scene, creating a unique and exciting lineup for each show.
Melissa, though too modest to admit it, is one of Portland’s most important figures in Vintage Style Swing Dances. She has been teaching at the Viscount Dance Studio since 2003 and has taught, deejayed, and performed at various events around town. Her approachability, knowledge, fun classes, and dance style have garnered her a solid following and place among the Portland’s great swing instructors.
The Portland Lindy Society
Portland Lindy Society is a non-profit organization that promotes swing dancing and jazz music in Portland, OR. We host a dance each Thursday at The Secret Society ballroom.
6pm-11pm, Lesson from 6-6:30, 8:30-9.
Bands from 6:30-8:15 and 9-11
PLS also organizes and hosts the Portland Lindy Exchange. Please visit the Facebook page
$10 advance ● $10 cash at the door
Two live bands, two dance lessons, 5 hours of swing music and dance every Thursday Night!! Join us for happy hour from 6-8pm when all ages are welcome in the ballroom, and stay for the second band and lesson as the night heats up at The Secret Society! No partner necessary, and you are welcome to join us and watch if you're not ready to step out quite yet!
6:00 Dance Lesson with Melissa Roane
6:30 Live Music and Dancing
8:00 DJed Music and Dancing
8:30 Dance Lesson with Guest Instructors
9:00 Live Music and Dancing