You may have noticed we’ve had a lot more live music to dance to this year. That doesn’t stop as we finish out April and head into May. Tonight there’s live music 1950s Rockabilly at JNO from Ross Kleiner & the Thrill from Minneapolis, MN. $10 admission includes a beginning swing dance lesson at 8:15 PM. No partner needed. Dancing til midnight.
We’ve started offing workshops before Jitterbugs’ Night Out each week starting at 7:15 PM. No partner needed. $15 for the workshop includes admission to the dance. This is a great deal anyway, but especially on nights like tonight when we’ve got a national act playing. All the workshops are taught at a introductory level, so no experience is needed. Tonight’s workshop is Intro to Collegiate Shag. Hope to see you there.
We’ve got a couple new classes starting next week. Intro to Lindy Hop and the Big Apple on Thursday and keep your eye out for the announcement of a Balboa class starting next Friday. Also check out Intro to Swing the following Monday.
Check out more upcoming classes and workshops.
Tap Dance Festival
Omaha Jitterbugs is proud to be hosting RHYTHM WEEKEND: The First Omaha Tap Dance Festival. The event is this July, and we would love you to participate by taking classes, or volunteering to help us with the event.
Lindy in the Park
It’s Lindy in the Park Season! Starting in May, we’ll be at our usual spot on the edge of Stinson Park (Aksarben Village, 2285 S. 67th Street) for our eighteen season. Lindy in the Park will run from 1:00 to 2:00 pm (later if there is a good crowd!) every Sunday through August, and will, as always, be completely free of charge.
You probably already know that Omaha Jitterbugs is a 501(c)3 charity, and depends on the generosity of people like you to continue the programming you love. We are always happy to accept donations, and on May 25, we’re making it easy and fun for you to donate and to invite your friends and family to do the same.
Omaha Jitterbugs will once again be participating in the Omaha Gives annual Day of Giving, and this year there is a new way for you to get involved by creating and sharing a page to promote a charity that you care about. I’ll send more on this later, but in the meantime, check out the Omaha Gives website for more info.
JIVE – Volunteers are the Favorites
Omaha Jitterbug relies on an awesome team of volunteers known as JIVE (Jitterbugs Investing Volunteer Efforts – how’s that for an acronym?) to make our events happen. JIVE members enjoy discounted pricing on classes and events, not to mention that happy feeling that comes from working with friends to support a worthy cause. Speak with either our outgoing volunteer coordinator Kara Penniston or our incoming coordinator Mary Gronewold or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved. You will not regret it!
If you have any suggestions, comments, or ideas for Omaha Jitterbugs, or just want to talk about swing dancing in general, don’t hesitate to drop me a line or give a call.
See you on the dance floor!