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Enjoy a day of swing dancing at St. Joseph’s

The Union staff

Classes during the day and a dance at night is what is on tap Saturday for dancers who love to swing.

The evening dance music will be provided by Stompy Jones, a 5-piece San Francisco band witha singer that Blues Revue Magazine said “has more jump than a kangaroo convention.” And, of course, a swing dance contest will amaze. Dancers come from as far away as the Bay Area to compete. The grand-prize winner this year will receive two tickets to Camp Hollywood, where the National Jitterbug championship is held.

This is an all ages, nonsmoking, nonalcohol, no partner required event that attracted 200 last year.

Dancing begins at 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center, 410 S. Church St., Grass Valley. Tickets are $15 in advance in Grass Valley at BriarPatch and The Book Seller, in Nevada City at Harmony Books, or are $18 at door. Call 478-1295 for more information. See the box for information on the workshops during the day.

WHAT: “A Day of Swing” dance workshops that include Beginning East Coast Swing, Charleston step, and Lindy Hop; and for intermediate to advanced dancers, the Balboa, Hustle and Flow, Slides for Guys & Dolls, and Exeuberate Fantastacisms.

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE: St. Joseph’s Cultural Center, 410 S. Church St., Grass Valley

ADMISSION: Each class is $20 or $65 for the day; $75 for classes and evening dance.

INFORMATION: Call 478-1295

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