May Swing Dances Coming to Bainbridge and Troy

Bainbridge Swing Dance and Swingtime Big Band

Friday, May 2, 2014 at 8:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Swingtime Big Band plays live at Bainbridge Swing Dance at the Bainbridge Township Town Hall, 17826 Chillicothe Road (Route 306), Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023.

The Swingtime Big Band is an authentic 18-piece big band. Swingtime specializes in all types of dance music including ballroom, swing, cha-chas, tangos, Latin, polkas, waltzes, Motown, R & B and rock-n-roll.

Curtis Avant is the vocalist, and Bob Shampay is the band leader. Most of the contemporary vocals were arranged by the legendary Willy Smith who had also arranged these songs for the top groups in the heyday of Motown. For more information visit their website.

The Swing Dance, with live performance, begins at 9:00 p.m. Preceded by a one hour swing dance lesson at 8:00 p.m. Experienced and non-experienced dancers are welcome. This public, family-friendly event is open to all ages. No partner is required for the lesson or the dance. Admission is $10 per adult, $8 per student or $25 per family. Admission includes the 8:00 p.m. lesson and 9:00 p.m. live performance and dance.

A different live band performs the first Friday of every month. For additional information, please contact Will Craig by calling (216) 316-0068 or E-mailing

Troy Township Contra Dances

Saturday, May 3, 2014
Saturday, June 7, 2014

6:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Troy Township Contra Dance is held at the Troy Community House,13950 Main Market Road (Route 422), Burton, Ohio 44021.

Live Music! This dance is lively and friendly. Try it, you will like it! No need for prior dance experience. Each contra dance throughout the evening is taught through simple instruction by dance caller Kenny Wilson. This is a great family friendly event that you will look forward to every first Saturday of the month (October through June).

Introductory dance lesson by Will Craig starts at 6:30 p.m. and the contra dance is from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $8 per adult, $5 per student, $25 per family and children under six years are free. For more information contact Will Craig by calling (216) 316-0068 or E-mailing Investigate northeastern Ohio’s contra dance culture, history, and schedule by visiting their website.

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Jenny Hershberger was born and raised in Geauga County, Ohio. Since graduating from Marietta College she has worked as a free-lance photographer and graphic designer. Recently Jenny has become a published author, writing “Single and Content, a Journey from Despair to Delight”. She has traveled extensively throughout the USA and to several foreign countries.