Savoy Swing Nights Coming Soon

 
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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 4:04 pm    Post subject: Savoy Swing Nights Coming Soon Reply with quote

Savoy Swing Nights Coming this summer.. more details to come. Did I strike your curiosity yet? Stay tuned for more details Smile
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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On March 12th, 1926. The savoy Ballroom opened in Harlem New York between 140th and 141st streets on Lennox Avenue. The Savoy was a popular dance venue from the late 1920s to the 1950s and many dances such as Lindy Hop became famous here. It was known downtown as the "Home of Happy Feet" but uptown, in Harlem, as "the Track".The Savoy Ballroom, was house to some of the greatest Swing Jazz musicians, Chick Webb,Count Basie, Benny Goodman, and many others.

We at Harlem Shout, in an effort to preserve and introduce to a wider audience, the love and appreciation for one of America's original musical art forms Jazz, will be holding a grand opening dance at Ballroom Utah Dance studio This dance will be called " Savoy Swing Nights" and it will be a tribute to the Savoy Ballroom glory years.

We have found one of the best dance floors in Utah, and are combining that with two of the best Swing Dj's and some of the best dancers in the country YOU! On Friday july 23rd will mark the stellar grand opening of a spectacular night of dancing "Savoy Swing Nights" That's right! a Swing dancing venue put together by dancers, for dancers. 4 hours of jumpin' swing music, on a fully air conditioned, 3000 sq. foot brazilian cherrywood sprung dance floor.

This is a night we can all get dolled up and dressed to the 9's for, get in your closet and pull out those vintage outfits you know you are dying to wear, and be part of the Vintage Fashion show contest. bring your friends along and enter the Savoy Freestyle Throwdown, or come solo and be the king or Queen of the Jitterbugs in the Jack and Jill contest. This will be a night you won't want to miss
A "best dressed" code will be enforced for this event. Although not necessary,vintage dress is strongly encouraged. No shorts, Ripped jeans or T-shirts will be allowed

Date
Grand Opening Friday July 23rd 2010


Place
Ballroom Utah Dance Studio
3030 South Main Street Suite 200


Time
10:00 PM-2:00 AM


Cost
$5.00


Contests
Free! (grand opening special)
Fashion show will begin promptly at 10:45 PM
Jitterbugs Contest prelims 11:30 PM
Savoy Throwdown 11:45
Finals will be at 12:30


Music
Provided by two of Utah's best Swing Jazz Dj's, Ron and Sage. They will be playing some of the best Swing Jazz music of the 30's and 40's, that will keep the floor Jumpin. Expect everything from upbeat high energy jazz, to some of the best Trad-blues and everything in between that was popular in Uptown Harlem.


Contest Details

Vintage Dressed Fashion Show
Audience judged contest. Contestants will stroll on the dance floor one at a time

King or Queen of The Jitterbugs Jack and Jill Contest
This contest will be done in heats, with partners switching off every song. There will be a maximum of 5 songs per heat of varied tempos. with 3 couples in the final round, danced in a phrase battle with an all skate at the end

Savoy Freestyle Throwdown
MInimum 3 people per team, Maximum of 6
This is a freestyle competition in which individuals will for a team of 3-6 people. A maximum of only 3 teams will be allowed to participate at one time. with only 2 teams in the final contest.

Competitors will dance to a maximum of 5 songs of varied tempos. Each team will send out 1-6 of their team members, to dance solo or in a variety of group formations for 1/2 a chorus (16 8's). The song will continue until all teams have sent out their team members out at least once or when the judges see fit to change the song.

In the final round the two remaining teams will be given 1 full chorus (32 8's) each, to spotlight their skills. This will continue until the judges see fit to change the song or stop the contest.

All contests will be Judged by three judges as well as some audience participation. Contestants will be judged on musicality, showmanship, and improvisation.

This will be a spectacular night for all, so be sure and clear your calendars and plan on attending Savoy Swing nights Friday July 23rd. and leave your worries at the doorstep.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just thinking it'd be helpful to advertise this on http://www.danceutah.info when I noticed that they already had a Harlem Shout website featured:
http://sites.google.com/site/theharlemshout/

unfortunately this site is a year out of date. Maybe we could get the Google Harlem Shout site and danceUtah updated for both of these.

I just posted the Grand opening to Dance Utah, we'll see if it goes all the way through in time
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations to the winners of our contests:

Vintage fashion show: Trevor & Mary Freckleton

King of the Jitterbugs (Jack & Jill): Scott Blevens
Queen of the Jitterbugs (Jack & Jill): Emily Feinauer

2nd place J&J: Steve Kinkead & Katie Williams
3rd place J&J: Ransom Smith & Kristen Cambridge

Team Throwdown: Team Tree!
Scott Blevens, Virgil Feinauer, Grant Keaton
Alisha Christensen, Emily Feinauer, Mary Freckleton
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

P.s. Special K, thanks for the help! That's so sweet!

FYI, we aren't using that old Harlem Shout website anymore. We are working on a new one. That's why it's 2 years old. But, thank you again!
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