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Verdi Club: Dale Alstrom’s Jazz Society, feat.Alison Alstrom, Slovenian Hall
May 21, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
DALE ALSTROM’S JAZZ SOCIETY, FEATURING ALISON ALSTROM:
Dale Alstrom and members of his Jazz Society have appeared with such legends as Freddie Martin, Ray Price, Tex Beneke, and Louis Bellson, and have been gracing local stages for decades. Playing songs by jazz greats from Duke Ellington to Count Basie to Woody Herman, along with originals by leader Dale Alstrom himself, their lush layered horns and unexpected rhythms arranged in Dale’s singular style will make you want to dance! Alison Alstrom is quite literally at home on the mic–born in San Francisco and weaned on music. The Jazz Society has lately become a favorite of Marin County swing dancers with their monthly shows at 19 Broadway in Fairfax.
The Woodchopper’s Ball, San Francisco’s swing hot spot, is a weekly Tuesday night swing dance event usually held at the historic Verdi Club in San Francisco’s Mission district. [NOTE: For tonight ONLY, the Woodchopper’s Ball moves a few blocks down the street to the Slovenian Hall: 2101 Mariposa St (at Vermont St), SF, CA 94107.] Named after the classic 1939 swing tune by the Woody Herman Orchestra (and their biggest hit!), it features monthly classes, a full bar (21+ only), and a dance party with a drop-in lesson and the largest variety of live swing dance music in town!
* LIVE MUSIC DANCE PARTY, 9:00-11:30pm, with a different band each week! Only $10! Includes a drop-in Basic Swing dance lesson (9:00-9:15pm), perfect for complete beginners (no partner required)!
* VINTAGE BAR (Slovenian Hall): 9:00pm-closing (21+ only)! Enjoy a classic cocktail prepared by our very own celebrity bartender, Jeff Kroll!
* 945-SQ-FT DANCE FLOOR (Slovenian Hall): Beautiful hardwood dance floor with room to swing out!
* MAY Beginning and Intermediate LINDY HOP & BALBOA monthly swing dance class series conclude tonight, 7:00-9:00pm. Single Monthly Class drop-in: $20/person/week (includes Dance Party!), no partner required.
* NEW JUNE (4-week) LINDY HOP and BALBOA monthly class series start Tuesday, June 4, 2019! Enrollment includes admission to Dance Parties! Register online in advance and save!
6:30pm: Doors Open
7:00-8:00pm: Monthly Int Lindy Hop & Beg Balboa Classes
8:00-9:00pm: Monthly Beg Lindy Hop & Int Balboa Classes
9:00pm-closing: Bar Open (21+ only)
9:00-9:15pm: Drop-In Basic Swing Dance Lesson
9:00-11:30pm: Live Music Dance Party