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 Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, and, for the first time ever, a full night featuring the music of Chick Webb. Prepare yourselves for an epic year!
MAIN DANCE SCHEDULE: 12/27 - Tribute to Count Basie 12/28 - Tribute to Artie Shaw 12/29 - Tribute to Chick Webb 12/30 - Tribute to Benny Goodman 12/31 - Free-for-all New Year’s Party
Michael Gamble (and the Rhythm Serenaders)
LATE NIGHTS. If main dances are an explosion of swing orchestra fury, after-hours dances are all about intimate smaller-group excursions. And just as the main dances will follow different themes, late nights with the Serenaders will cover a wide range of swing era dance music from breadbasket classic swing to blues both grindy and elegant to chunky early swing, depending on the night. The Rhythm Serenaders are one of the most in-demand dance bands on the scene in the US, and are excited to "go deep" with the Lindy Focus crowd for four nights. We’ll also be encouraging greater camp-togetherness by occasionally combining the late night rooms.
LATE NIGHT SCHEDULE: 12/27 - Greasy 40’s Swing + Blues w/Serenaders Octet (alt. room will be DJ’d Balboa)
12/28 - Classic Swing for Lindy + Bal w/ Serenaders Sextet (alt. room will be DJ’d Blues)
12/29 - Lazy Swing + Slow Dance w/Rhythm Serenaders Sextet (alt. room will be DJ’d Balboa)
12/30 - Jumpin’ Swing for Lindy + Bal w/Serenaders Octet (alt. room will be DJ’d Blues)