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Midcoast Swing Presenting Dances in
Belfast, Camden and Rockland!
  
There are so few opportunities for swing dance in midcoast Maine, that these dances were developed for you!
Join us for our 9th year of fall, winter and spring dances.  
  
For more information: Katie Tranzillo: 203-915-9371
Our Next Event
 
MidCoast Swings Workshops and Dance!
Saturday, February 17th 2018
Guest instructor this month is Tessa Antolini, All-Star competitor at dance events across the US. 
 
Two great workshops!
5:30 - 6:30 West Coast for Experienced Beginners
Refine and shine your basics. Familiarity with west coast basics recommended. (Not an intro class)
6:30 - 7:30 West Coast for Intermediate/Advanced
Prepare to be challenged! Includes hot new moves, musicality and technique.

Swing Dance!
7:30-10:00 pm. Featuring crossover music for all styles of swing!
Swinging DJs play your favorites, plus the hottest new music to inspire your east coast swing, west coast swing, lindy hop, blues, and do-your-own-thing. 
 
This month there is extra emphasis on music for west coast swing.
No partners or experience necessary for the evening dance. Healthy refreshments and door prizes.
 
Costs:
1 workshop=$15, add the dance=$20
2 workshops=$20, add the dance=$25
Attending the dance only? Just $10!
 
Location:
High Mountain Hall: 5 Mountain Street, Camden 
Carry in your clean dance shoes. You will love dancing in this hall!



Past Dances

West Coast Swing Workshops & Dance
Saturday, November 18th, 2017

West Coast Swing Workshops, 5:30-7:30 pm
Guest instructor is Anne Fleming, All-Star competitor and winner at dance events all over the US.
5:30 - 6:30 West Coast Swing for Beginners
This fun workshop will re-ignite your excitement about west coast swing. It is expected that participants have done some west coast swing before coming to this class.
6:30 - 7:30 West Coast Swing for Intermediate/Advanced
Expect to be challenged with this workshop! We'll include hot new moves, musicality and, of course, technique.

Swing Dance, 7:30-10:00 pm
Featuring crossover music for all styles of swing!
DJs Fleming and Tranzillo play music to thrill your soul, get your groove on, and inspire you to move. This month our music will feature west coast swing but will include east coast swing, lindy hop, blues, and do-your-own-thing!

Meet dance friends from all over the midcoast.
No partners or experience necessary.
Healthy refreshments and door prizes.

 
Location: High Mountain Hall
5 Mountain Street, Camden, ME
Please carry in your clean dance shoes. You will love dancing in this hall!

Swing Dance with The Swang Thang Trio!
Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Dance Workshop, 6:00-7:15 pm
Focus on Swing: Current and classic moves you should know

This month's instructor is Katie Tranzillo. Tranzillo has been studying and dancing different styles of swing all over the country since 1998. She has been teaching, DJing and building a strong swing dance community in Maine since 2009.

Swing Dance, 7:30-10:00 pm
Dancing with The Swang Thang Trio! 
This trio will keep you dancing all night long, featuring the amazing talents of Steve Lynworth, guitar and vocals, Wells Gordon, bass, Bobby Duron, drums.
Don't miss this special treat.

SWING DANCE; LESSONS & PARTY!
SUNDAY, September 17th, 2017

Start your dance year off with these great intro classes and a night of dancing! Learn how to dance to fantastic swing music!   

Intro Lessons!
5:30-6:30 East Coast Swing for Beginners. 
6:30-7:30 West Coast Swing for Beginners
 

Swing Dance! 7:30-10:00 pm
Featuring crossover swing music that will thrill your soul, help you get your boogie on, and inspire your east coast swing, west coast swing, lindy, blues, and do-your-own-thing.
No partners or experience necessary.


Swing Dance with The Mes Amis Trio!
Saturday, April 15th, 2017
  
Start your night off with this dance workshop:
Focus on Swing: Current and classic moves you should know. 6:00-7:15 pm
This month's instructor is Katie Tranzillo. Tranzillo has been studying and dancing different styles of swing all over the country since 1998. She has been teaching, DJing and building a strong swing dance community in Maine since 2009. 
    
Now you are ready to dance! 7:30-10:00 pm
Swing Dance with the Mes Amis Trio! 
Mes Amis is a jazz trio playing an infectious mix of traditional Gypsy, Latin and American jazz standards along with many original compositions. They will be bringing you a swinging sound you will love to dance to. 
   
The band is led by guitarist, vocalist and composer Steve Lynnworth. Backing him up are friends Harry Richter on guitar and Wells Gordon on upright bass. Harry provides "La Pompe," the steady backbeat typical of the style, while Wells delivers an authoritative thump as he holds down the bottom. Both Harry and Wells are capable soloists as well - and Wells is awfully quick with his bow when necessary! 
  
Appealing to listeners young and old alike, the insistent rhythms, bouncing bass lines and sweetly intricate melodies are easy on the ears, and yet can stand the scrutiny of an aficionado. As it was so aptly put by Rich Tozier, host of MPBN Radio's Jazz Tonight, "Who couldn't like that?"  Listen here! 
  
Don't miss this special night!


Swing Dance! Saturday, March 18th

With special guest instructor, Gillian Davis  

Swing & Lindy Hop Workshops, 5:30-7:30 pm
Guest instructor Gillian Davis, is teaching two workshops, for brave beginners and experienced dancers. Are you an experienced dancer? Consider learning the opposite role!
5:30 - 6:30 Charleston for beginners
Partnered charleston can be danced on its own, or sprinkled throughout your swing and lindy.
6:30 - 7:30 Swing/Lindy Hop for experienced dancers.
Swing comes from Lindy Hop! Gillian Davis will treat us with these up-to-date moves.

Swing & Lindy Dance, 7:30-10:00 pm
With guest DJ Gillian Davis! Featuring swing and lindy music you'll love!

We will play "crossover" music that will thrill your soul, help you get your groove on, and inspire your east coast swing, west coast swing, lindy hop, charleston, blues, and do-your-own-thing!


Swing & Blues Dance and Workshops 
Saturday, February 18th, 2017
  
Swing & Blues Workshops 
Workshops to inspire brave beginners and to challenge experienced dancers.
5:30 - 6:30 Blues dance for beginners
If you love blues music, discover blues dance. Learn basic movement, vintage and contemporary blues moves, expressing music, lead and follow.
6:30 - 7:30 Swing dance for beginners
Swing dance comes from Lindy Hop! In this class we'll focus on slow lindy. Try these up-to-date swing moves and movement, including 6 and 8 count patterns. Experienced dancers, challenge yourself by taking the opposite role!
  
Swing & Blues Dance
7:30-10:00 pm 
Featuring swing and blues music you love!
This crossover music will thrill your soul, help you get your groove on, and inspire your east coast swing, west coast swing, slow lindy, blues, and do-your-own-thing! 

West Coast Swing Dance & Workshops! 
Saturday, January 21st, 2017
 
West Coast Swing Workshops!
Guest instructor this month is Anne Fleming, 1st place winner at dance events all over the US. 
5:30 - 6:30 West Coast Swing for Beginners. Some experience with basics is expected.
6:30 - 7:30 West Coast for Intermediate/Advanced dancers. Prepare to be challenged!
 
Swing Dance! 7:30-10:00 pm 
Featuring crossover music for all styles of swing with 3 DJs!
DJs Fleming, Tranzillo and Miller will inspire your east coast swing, west coast swing, lindy, blues, and do-your-own-thing. There will be extra emphasis on music for west coast swing.
 
No partners or experience necessary! We are a friendly, welcoming bunch!
Healthy refreshments and door prizes.

Swing Dance & Classes!
Saturday, November 19th 2016  
   
West Coast Swing Classes! 
With guest instructor David Lamon
David Lamon, of Ellsworth, is a popular instructor, DJ and choreographer from Ellsworth. He and Katie Tranzillo of Camden, will inspire and challenge intermediate/advanced dancers, and intrepid beginners! 
5:30 - 6:30 West Coast Swing for Beginners 
6:30 - 7:30 West Coast for Intermediate/Advanced 
    
Swing Dance! 7:30-10:00 pm 
Featuring crossover music for all styles of swing 
DJs Tranzillo and Lamon play music to thrill your soul and get your groove on, for your east coast swing, west coast swing, lindy hop, blues, and do-your-own-thing! 
Meet dance friends from all over the midcoast.
No partners or experience necessary. 
Healthy refreshments. Door prizes!

Swing Dance! Saturday, October 1st 2016  
 
Swing & Blues Workshop! 
6:30-7:30 pm Wrap, Lean, Cuddle, and Pop!
Learn some simple wraps, spins, lunges and leans, add a dip and a pop! This is a great way to add more spice to your swing and blues dancing. For brave beginners and intrepid intermediates, it is helpful to know a little about partner dancing for this class. 
 
Swing & Blues Dance! 
7:30-10:00 pm 
Featuring swing and blues music you love 
This crossover music will thrill your soul, help you get your groove on, and inspire your east coast swing, west coast swing, lindy hop, blues, and do-your-own-thing!
Meet dance friends from all over the midcoast.
No partners or experience necessary. Healthy refreshments. Door prizes!
 
Facebook event here
Sponsor: Maine Dance Circuit A non-profit promoting dance programs and scholarships for youth in Maine 

Swing and Soul Dance!
Saturday, September 10th
  
Swing & Soul Classes!
Explore how to dance to fantastic swing and soul music!
5:30-6:30 Swing Dance for Beginners
Swing dance is more versatile than many realize. Learn swing moves and adapt them for grooving to swing and soul music.
6:30-7:30 Soul Moves and Soul Party Dances 
Remember the awesomeness of Soul Train? Learn a basic step to use with a partner, some funky solo moves, and a few quick party dances.  
 
Swing & Soul Dance! 7:30-10:00 pm

Featuring swing and soul music you love. This crossover music will thrill your soul, help you get your boogie on, and inspire your east coast swing, west coast swing, lindy, blues, and do-your-own-thing. Do you know Night Club 2 Step? It works great for many of these tunes!