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Time to cut a rug: Swing dance, with pre-dance lessons this Saturday

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The Philadelphia Swing Dance Society is sponsoring a swing dance on Saturday, July 26 – and you are invited. And if you aren’t so sure about your jitterbug or lindy skills . . . or if you’ve never tried swing dancing in your entire life . . . don’t worry — there are lessons for beginners before the dance (no additional charge). Swing dancing is lots of fun! Come give it a try.

The dance will feature wonderful classic swing music and more, from the 1920’s. 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, etc., all as performed by their original artists, and all presented by excellent Philly swing DJ Chris Eberhard, a PSDS summer favorite. Beginner (swing dancing) lessons start at 7:00 p.m., and the dance will run from 8:45 p.m. or so until midnight. All the music and dancing happen in lovely (and oh-so-strongly air-conditioned) Widener Hall, on Germantown Avenue behind the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill. The hall has a fine, smooth wooden floor and its own large parking lot directly behind the building, all located in the beautiful and safe Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. [See www.swingdance.org for directions.]Admission to the evening dance is $15 (or $10 with a current student i.d., or with a military i.d., or if you bring substantial baked goodies to share, or if you are part of a pre-arranged group discount). For more info, see www.swingdance.org or call (610) 676-0123 or(215) 629-2344. If you would like to volunteer to help (and get in FREE), email lesleyjmitchell@yahoo.com or call (215) 629-2344 as soon as possible.

Additional dances in the Philadelphia Swing Dance Society’s 2014 summer series will occur on August 9 and September 27, both also at Widener Hall in Chestnut Hill.

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