High school to host Big Band Dance

Apr 10, 2013

Kamiak High School’s jazz musicians will recreate a blast from the past at the Big Band Dance on April 12.

The dance will showcase the styles of Arte Shaw, Glenn Miller and Duke Ellington, and will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the Rosehill Community Center. It is open to all beyond Kamiak’s doors. A dance instructor will be on hand to teach attendees some moves.

All the rage in the ‘30s and ‘40s, big band and swing tipped off the first hints of rock ‘n’ roll as we came to know it in the ‘50s.

Dance lessons start at 6 p.m. with Jim Minty, the top competitive male West Coast swing dancer in the Pacific Northwest. At 7 p.m., Kamiak’s high energy jazz band will take the stage.

Tickets are $15 and include your first drink (soda, water, tea, coffee, wine or beer). Students and seniors get a $5 discount. Other refreshments will also be available for purchase. Get your tickets in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/303527 or at Red Cup Café, 619 4th St. or at the door at 5:45 p.m.

If you would like to sponsor the Kamiak Performing Arts Boosters or this event, contact Mary Grace at JazzLiaison@KamiakArts.org.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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