The Lindy Hop, Balboa, Blues, and Jazz Dance Camp and New Year's Party - Dec 26, 2016 to Jan 1, 2017
Jonathan Stout (and the Lindy Focus All Star Orchestra)
MAIN DANCES. Jonathan is more than simply the bandleader that brings us five nights of unparalleled authentic big band swing music -- he's the scene's evangelist of the real deal, inspiring countless thousands of dancers and music lovers around the globe with his passion for delivering the hardest swinging dance orchestra in the business this side of the cold war. If you've been to Focus before, you know what he can deliver. If this is your first year, we welcome you to hear for yourself what can happen when a great leader gets in front of an equally great band. Jonathan Stout and his Lindy Focus All Star Orchestra will be once again paying tribute to Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, Chick Webb, and, for the first time ever, a full night featuring the music of Jimmie Lunceford. Prepare yourselves for an epic year!
MAIN DANCE SCHEDULE: 12/27 - Tribute to Duke Ellington 12/28 - Tribute to Artie Shaw 12/29 - Tribute to Jimmie Lunceford 12/30 - Tribute to Chick Webb 12/31 - Free-for-all New Year’s Party
Late Night Dances
If main dances are an explosion of swing orchestra fury, after-hours dances are all about intimate smaller-group excursions. This year, we're opening up these slots to some festive experimentation, bringing four different bands that will swing you in four very different ways! You're not going to want to miss a single one!
LATE NIGHT SCHEDULE: 12/27 - Josh Collazo's Candy Jacket Jazz Band (Lindy Hop) (alt. rooms will be DJ’d Balboa & Blues)
12/28 - Greg Ruby's Tribute to Oscar Aleman (Lindy Hop / Balboa) (alt. room will be DJ’d Blues)
12/29 - Charlie Halloran's Quality Six (Lindy Hop / Blues) (alt. room will be DJ’d Balboa)
12/30 - Michael Gamble and The Rhythm Serenaders (Lindy Hop / Balboa) (alt. room will be DJ’d Blues)