Friday, January 9, 2009

Avalon Ballroom - Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Swingin' Seven finished its year of great swing and dance music with a steller dance at the Avalon Ballroom.  A record crowd was in attendance as the band performed a number of tunes new to its repertoire.  Jan McLoughlin sang her usual standards and added Tangerine and Nice Work If You Can Get It to the delight of the audience and dancers.  The band added a number of new instrumental tunes as well, including: Misty, Leap Frog, Caravan, and to add to the holiday mood of the event, Jingle Bells, Jolly Old Saint Nick  and Silent Night.

The highlight of the evening were dance performances from Colorado School of  Mines and University of Colorado.  Proving that swing dance is alive and well among the young set, these dance teams wowed the enthusiastic crowd of dancers assembled for the event.  Both schools plan to compete in the Intercollegiate Swing Dance Competition, held this year at CU in early April.  Contact for more information.