Saturday 30 December 2023
Sat 30 Dec, 7-10 pm. Reilly Arts Center, Ocala. Swing Dance Gainesville - [reillyartscenter][events]
7 pm Lesson
8 pm Dancing
$20 dance, $25 dance and lesson
Shine up your saddle shoes and get ready to jump jive n’ wail with Becky Sinn and Swing Theory. Join us in the NOMA Black Box at the Reilly Arts Center for a celebration of Ocala history. The Jumpin’ June Swing Dance Social is a tribute to days gone by. Take a trip back in time to the 1940s when dances were a part of our local culture.
Originally, the Reilly Arts building was the Ocala City Auditorium – a WPA project that was completed on July 4, 1940. Over the decades the auditorium hosted countless Ocala dances, proms, graduations, concerts and events. The Reilly continues this local legacy today.
Learn something new and meet new friends. Experience fun photo ops, specialty themed cocktails, a swing dance jam circle, and featured dance performances. The evening will be set to the soundtrack of incredible vintage music from Becky Sinn and Gainesville’s favorite little big band, Swing Theory.
Do not know how to swing dance? Here’s your chance to learn. Take a beginner lesson before the dance social begins. Our instructors from the Florida Swing Dancing Club will have you rock-stepping in no time. If you’re a hep cat who already knows how to swing, cozy up with a cocktail and line up some dance partners in the lobby at cocktail hour. When the band starts playing, we’ve got just the place for you to strut your stuff. Get your tickets today. It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing.
Do not wanna dance at all? Grab a seat and watch the show! Wallflowers are welcome.