Swing Dance with MIT Swing & Lindy Hop Club on Friday, May, 13th 2016

So, you love to Swing dance, Jive, or Lindy-Hop?


Come and get your Swing on with the MIT Lindy Hop Society on Friday, May 13th, 2016! The night will feature an amazing performance by Amy Kucharik to bring out all that swing in you! 🙂

Event Details:

Friday, May 13, 2016
La Sala de Puerto Rico, MIT Student Center 2nd floor
84 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
Fusion dance lesson 7:30 p.m.
Music and social dancing 8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Join the Facebook event: http://bit.ly/22wJ8Ua

Who is Amy and Friends With Benefits?

Amy Kucharik, a talented singer/songwriter from Somerville and familiar face around the Boston dance scene, is a dancer’s dream musician. On her ukulele, she has immense musical range and her influences range from ragtime blues, country, and folk, to reggae, funk and infectious, danceable swing. Her band, Friends With Benefits, will have you on your feet in no time. The songs are catchy and sexy, and we invite you to listen closely to Amy’s witty (sometimes dark-humored) lyrics.

Check out Amy’s latest album, “Cunning Folk” at amykucharik.com.

Why “Bread and Bones”?

It’s the title of a brilliant Amy Kucharik song off her EP, “Dance Crush Blues.” Take a listen and you’ll know why we chose it for our theme.

Tell me more about Fusion dancing!

Fusion is partner dancing that freely combines multiple dance aesthetics and musical genres. It means time to bust out those Tango, Ballroom, Salsa, Swing, Blues, etc. moves. Partner connection and musicality are key. Want to learn more? Check out the complimentary lesson at 7:30 p.m.!

What if I am not a dancer?

No problem! This event is open to everyone (dancer and non-dancers alike)! We will have part of the room set up with chairs so you can enjoy the live music.

Admission — Tickets Prices:

MIT Students: $3 (Special thanks to the MIT Large Event Fund for subsidizing MIT student admission.)
MIT Community: $5
Other students with valid ID: $5
General public: $10

All tickets are at the door; no advance purchase. Admission includes complimentary dance lesson, food, and non-alcoholic beverages.

We need volunteers! If you would like to volunteer, please contact our volunteer coordinator Krasimira Pekova at: mira.pekova@gmail.com.

More info: http://web.mit.edu/swing/bread-bones-2016/

About Alex the Dancing Fool!

Aleksandr Biyevetskiy is a competitive ballroom dancer, blogger, and a student of life.
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