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September 2017
$10
27September
The Brink Lounge, 701 E Washington Ave
Madison,WI53703United States

Special Event! – Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles at The Brink

Wednesday, September 27th, 8:30pm to 11:30pm Free Beginner lesson at 8:30pm, Band at 9pm For one night only, Jumptown welcomes Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles to The Brink Lounge, 701 East Washington Ave. The event is 18+ friendly. $10 cover. Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles Jazz Band is a Denver-based vintage jazz band devoted to revitalizing swing music and dance. This small group style band packs a punch of power, personality, and wit into each show, intriguing generations new and old with the beloved charm of big band swing from the 1930’s-1940's. This nationally touring group plays 100+ shows each year across the US. They will release their third studio album Gin & Moonlight on September 15th, and will be touring the US in the fall of 2017. Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles has played at jazz festivals and concert series across the United States, and in 2017 alone, has opened for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Davina and the Vagabonds. The band's 2014 music video "Movin' Groovy" won 1st place at the Seattle Jazz Dance Film Festival. Their original music has been used in commercials internationally, including Leo Vegas (Sweden) and Visit Seattle (USA), and they have recently had music featured in major motion picture The Killing of a Sacred Deer directed by Yorgos Lanthimos that won best screenplay at Cannes Film Festival 2017.

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$25
28September
Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, 953 Jenifer St
Madison,WI53703United States

Intro to Lindy Hop A: Week 4

Welcome to Lindy Hop A, a 4-week introductory course! Come learn to swing dance with us. We’ll show you basic Lindy Hop moves and rhythms and get you social dancing in 4 weeks. Lindy Hop A focuses on 6-count rhythms and moves like the Tuck-turn and Pass-by along with fundamental Lindy Hop technique and style. No partner or experience required. Instructors: Sarah and Tracey

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$25
28September
Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, 953 Jenifer St
Madison,WI53703United States

Intermediate: Connection

Welcome to Connection, a 4-week series! If you’ve ever been dancing and thought to yourself, “…I have no idea what’s happening…”, this class is for you! Connection is all about the non-verbal communication on the dance floor. We’ll touch just the tip of the connection iceberg, focusing on the basic ways we communicate with partners (tossing in a little bit of physics and common sense) so that you can gain confidence in your dancing. Instructors: Sarah and Tracey

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28September
Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, 953 Jenifer St
Madison,WI53703United States

Intermediate: Balboa 2

Join us for Balboa 2, a 4-week series! We will be reviewing and building on balboa basics: pure bal, out-and-ins, toss-outs, and lollies. Plus they'll be covering some classic patterns, such as swivels, the Maxie stop, and sailor kicks. Fun! Instructors: Katie and Matt

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$5
29September
Madison Circus Space, 2100 Winnebago St
Madison,WI53704United States

Jumptown Monthly Dance

Come join us at Madison Circus Space for swing dancing on a spacious floor. Bring your friends, bring a juggler. $5 cover at the door to pay for venue rental (lesson included). Venue now requires an electronic liability waiver; sign at the registration table or go to MadisonCircusSpace.com and click the link at bottom right. 9–9:30pm Beginner Lesson: We’ll show you 6-count swing basics so you can get on the floor and dance right away. No partner or experience required. 9:30pm–Midnight: Social dancing. Shoes: Everyone must bring another pair of clean shoes. No wearing the same shoes that they wore outside. If people forget to bring a clean pair, we’ll ask them to dance in socks.

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October 2017
$5
04October
The Brink Lounge, 701 E Washington Ave
Madison,WI53703United States

Swing Dance

The Brink Lounge welcomes social dancers to this weekly event with Jumptown DJs. The event is 18+ friendly. $5 cover. There’s also both food and drink available. Food is served until 10pm. There are usually wine specials on Wednesdays; a selection of tap and bottled beer, wine, and cocktails; and soda, lemonade, juice, etc. The Brink is about four blocks from the Capitol Square and within walking distance from campus.

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$25
05October
Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, 953 Jenifer St
Madison,WI53703United States

Intro to Lindy Hop B

Welcome to Lindy Hop B, a 4-week introductory course! Come learn to swing dance with us. We’ll show you basic Lindy Hop moves and rhythms and get you social dancing in 4 weeks. Lindy Hop B focuses on 8-count rhythms and moves like the Swingout and Lindy circle along with fundamental Lindy Hop technique and style. No partner or experience required. Instructors: Emily and Jason

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$25
05October
Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, 953 Jenifer St
Madison,WI53703United States

Intermediate: Fast Lindy

Welcome to Fast Lindy, a 4-week series! When the tempo picks up, you need to pick up your feet. Learn techniques for keeping your Lindy looking cool when the band holds your feet to the fire! Instructors: Sarah and Jason

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$5
05October
Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, 953 Jenifer St
Madison,WI53703United States

Intermediate: Grab-bag Month

Through October, Jumptown will offer a series of individual classes. Come join us every week as we jump into the Shim Sham, solo jazz steps, and more! $5 per class. October 5th - Shim Sham, Part 1 October 12th - Shim Sham, Part 2 October 19th - Jazz Choreography October 26th - To be announced! Further details to come!

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