Come for the music and enjoy dancing to Terry “A” and the Big Band Sound, a 14-piece orchestra featuring 5 saxophones, 5 brass, 3 rhythm and a vocalist.
They will entertain and delight at a Lindy Hop Tea Dance on Sunday October 15 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, 201 Route 31, Flemington, New Jersey. Period dress is welcome!
Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door, light refreshments included. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at Eventbrite.com or by phone through Joanne Braun at (908) 268-6638, or at the Stangl and Dvoor farmer’s markets most Saturdays and Sundays. VISA, Mastercard, American Express and Discover Card accepted online and by phone.
The orchestra has been a featured attraction in Hunterdon County with gigs that include the Deerpath Park Summer Concert Series, Razberry’s Banquet and Conference Center, and the Flemington Jewish Community Center. Their arrangements include those of the ever-popular Glenn Miller, Count Basie and more, from Swing, Foxtrot and Waltz to the Lindy Hop!
The Lindy Hop is a partner dance that originated in the 1920s and 30s in Harlem, New York City. It got its name at a dance marathon at a time when everyone was talking about Charles Lindbergh’s first daring solo flight from New York to Paris in 1927. When first seeing “this crazy dance” a reporter asked the dancer what it was called, and his quick-witted reply came “The Lindy Hop.” Born from a blend of African rhythms and movements from European structured dance, it can be wild and spontaneous, or cool and sophisticated. The dance consists of both 8 and 6 count steps and includes footwork borrowed from the Charleston and Tap.
A dance instructor from Ludo’s Ballroom in Whitehouse, New Jersey will provide a Lindy Hop lesson during the band’s break.
So whether you join in the dancing, reminisce and swoon to the Big Band Sound sound, or just tap your feet, it’s an event that can’t be missed!
The event will benefit Friends of Historic Flemington, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on saving the town’s cultural heritage through adaptive reuse of existing buildings in Downtown Flemington and throughout the borough.
See http://www.FriendsofHistoricFlemington.com for more detail.