Swing Dance at Dewey Hall w/ ch'CHUNK!
Doors open at 7:30. Lesson at 8:00 with Vance Catapang, live music starts at 9:00.
Sliding fee scale $10-$20.
No partner necessary. Beginners welcome, Refreshments available.
We invite you to enjoy dinner before the dance and get 10% off at the Stagecoach Tavern at Racebrook Lodge with coupon code #oldtonenative.
ch'CHUNK! is a band located in Western Massachusetts that is a modern take on classic swing. They perform classics as well as originals. The name ch'CHUNK! was derived from the sound and type of strumming associated with various types of swing music. They are happy to have found that their shows are enjoyed by an audience of many generations.
Band members are Jack Dwyer on guitar and vocals, Ian Hamel on tenor guitar and vocals, Hannah Elliot on clarinet and vocals, Karim Sumun on bass guitar, Chris Trevethan on drums and washboard, and Jim Rutter on tenor banjo and mandolin.
April 19: Swing Dance w/ The Useless Cans
May 17: Swing Dance w/ The Lucky 5
This program is supported in part by grants from the towns of Sheffield, Alford-Egremont, Monterey, and Mount Washington Massachusetts Local Cultural Councils.
Oldtone concerts and dances at Dewey Hall are sponsored by Big Elm Brewery http://bigelmbeer.com/ , Wheeler and Taylor http://www.wheelertaylor.com/ , Salisbury Bank & Trust https://www.salisburybank.com, and Racebrook Lodge: https://rblodge.com/