Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Shake off Winter Cobwebs with Swing Dance!



On Saturday, April 18, from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm, Owen J. Roberts High School and Swing Kat Entertainment will team up to present a Community Swing Dance featuring the Owen J. Roberts High School Jazz Band and special guests, Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five. The event will be held in the Owen J. Roberts High School Cafeteria, 981 Ridge Road, Pottstown, PA, and is sponsored by the Owen J. Roberts High School Student Council.

Come out and learn swing dance in a warm, welcoming community. Beginning at 7:00 p.m., Swing Kat Dance Studio’s Faryl Codispoti, along with his team, will engage dancers in instruction. Dancers of all abilities, as well as those with absolutely no experience, can gain the skills to enjoy this form of dance, gain confidence and have a lot of fun. Swing dancing, as a form of partner dancing, is a great way to meet new people and enjoy the community. It is also a super enjoyable way to be physically active. Students, singles, and couples are all welcome! Wear period dress or just dress to have fun.

The night of live, danceable music will begin around 8:00 p.m. The Owen J. Roberts Jazz Band and special guests Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five will share their passion for early jazz keeping the crowd moving with high energy. Chelsea Reed loves “exploring the roots of jazz and finding creative ways to interpret forgotten songs”, according to their website. Partnering professionals with students gives new life to the genre. “And don’t underestimate the OJR Jazz Band”, said Faryle Codispoti, “They are legitimately good and entertaining.” OJR’s set list is varied and includes favorites such as “Jump Jive & Wail”, “Chattanooga Choo Choo”, “It Don’t Mean a Thing”, and “Little Brown Jug”.

Tickets available at door or may be pre-purchased: $15 Adults/$10 Students. Contact Mrs. Natalie Smith at nsmith@ojrsd.com


The Swing Kat swing dance studio is the premier swing dance studio with locations all around the Philadelphia area. Swing Kat offers an environment where singles, couples, students and kids of all ages feel welcome and can learn to swing dance!  Head dance instructor, Faryl Codispoti has been teaching in the region for over 10 years.   www.SwingKat.com
Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five, http://www.thefairweatherfive.com/, are at home at swing dances, jazz clubs and concert halls alike. They have played renowned Philadelphia venues like the Kimmel Center and World Cafe Live in addition to touring around the country in a trusty blue van. They love exploring the roots of jazz and finding creative ways to interpret forgotten songs. Drawing upon the influence of artists such as Bessie Smith, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday, Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five bring the intensity and passion of early jazz to every stage they play.

1 comment:

  1. I love this place. I had an event here back in May last year and I felt like it was a perfect day for us! The reception halls in Atlanta provides you with an event Specialist as part of your package which is extremely helpful. Plus all of us dressed up only added to the entire ambience.

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