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2018 Lesson Sessions & Social Dances

Here are our classes and dances for 2018. If you are looking for additional places to learn and dance, please hop over to our facebook page – we share regional information on that platform.

Monthly* Dances

January 27, 2018 Dj’d by Gus and Brian
February 24, 2018 Dj’d by Gus and Brian
March 24, 2018 Live Band!
April 28, 2018 Dj’d by Gus and Brian
*May No Dance – we’ll be dancing in Cincinnati
June 30, 2018 Dj’d by Gus and Brian
July 28, 2018 Live Band!
August 25, 2018 Dj’d by Gus and Brian
September 29, 2018 Dj’d by Gus and Brian
Oct 27, 2018 Live Band & 15th Annual Halloween Party! (alternate location – TBD)
*November & December – No Dances

All dances are located at C.I. Beaver Hall (3696 Highmont St. Beavercreek Ohio) unless otherwise noted.

Dj’d dances are $5 and Live Band dances are $10

All dances include free water and snacks. There is a free beginners lesson* 8:00 pm, and open dancing from 8:30 to Midnight. *October’s dance will not have a lesson.

Lesson Sessions

All sessions are held at C.I. Beaver Hall (3696 Highmont St. Beavercreek Ohio)

Registration is required. Call the City of Beavercreek Parks and Recreation for quick and easy registration. (937)427-5514

Swing One

Winter Session February 14, 21, 28 (7:30-8:30 pm)

Summer Session June 19, 26, & July 3 (7:00-8:00 pm)

Fall Session – Dates TBD

Swing I focuses on beginner’s Swing and introduces strong lead and follow techniques that are useful in any dance style. This class is for student who has never danced before, or have the need to brush up on the basics. Your instructors, Gus and Jessica Vu, have been Swing Dancing together since 1997 and have a combined total of more than 34 years of dance experience.

Casual dress, no equipment needed. Class is held at C.I. Beaver Hall.

Session Fee: $45 Couple/$30 Individual Resident, $50 Couple/$35 Individual Nonresident

  • Take Swing One & Swing Two for a deal!
    • $70 Couple/ $ 40 Individual resident
    • $80 Couple/ $45 Individual nonresident

Swing Two

Winter Session March 7, 14, 21 (7:30-8:30 pm)

Summer Session July 10, 17, 24 (7:00-8:00 pm)

Fall Session – Dates TBD

Swing II continues lessons learned in Swing I. This class is for students who have taken Swing I, or have previous Swing dancing experience. Instructors, Gus and Jessica Vu, have been Swing Dancing together since 1997.

Casual dress, no equipment needed. Class is held at C.I. Beaver Hall.

Session Fee: $45 Couple/$30 Individual Resident, $50 Couple/$35 Individual Nonresident

  • Take Swing One & Swing Two for a deal!
    • $70 Couple/ $ 40 Individual resident
    • $80 Couple/ $45 Individual nonresident

Swing Three

Winter Session February 13, 20, 27 & March 6 (8:15 – 9:15 pm)

Summer Session June 19, 26, July 3, 10 (8:15 – 9:15 pm)

Fall Session – Dates TBD

Swing I and II are REQUIRED prior to registering for this course. Over this four week course, students will be polishing up their Swing and Lindy Hop. This class changes session to session depending on the class’ requests and instructor’s creativity. Some steps that maybe covered include the Charleston, Lindy Swing outs & variations and advanced East Coast Swing variations. Gus and Jessica Vu have been Swing Dancing together since 1997 and have a combined 35 years of dance experience. They host a monthly dance for Swing dancers of all ages.

Casual dress, no equipment needed. Class is held at C.I. Beaver Hall.

Session Fee: $45 per couple/$30 individual Resident,
$50 per couple/$35 individual nonresident

Beginners Ballroom

Winter Session February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20

Summer Session June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1 (no class July 4th) (7:30 – 8:30 pm)

Fall Session – Dates TBD

The perfect way to sample six Ballroom Dances in a short amount of time. This class will introduce the dances of Waltz, Cha Cha, Rumba, Tango, Fox Trot and Swing; each one-hour class will focus on one dance. This class focuses on beginner’s steps, fundamentals of lead and follow skills, dance etiquette and music selection. You will be ready to hit the dance floor at that upcoming wedding or party.

Casual dress, no equipment needed. Class is held at C.I. Beaver Hall.

Session fees: $70 per couple/$40 individual residents,
$80 per couple/$45 individual nonresident

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Fall 2017 Dance Opportunities

Items in Red are exclusive Vu-Do Swing Events

Items in Green are LIVE MUSIC events.

August

Every Tuesday – join Gem City Swing for their weekly lesson and dance.

August 4th The Tom Daugherty Orchestra will be playing at Tipp City’s Main Street Community Night. 7pm to 10pm http://www.tomdaughertyorchestra.com/

August 11th-13th Cincy-Hop – Cincinnati’s weekend-long Swing dancing celebration.  Some events do feature live music. http://www.cincyhop.org/

August 26th

Vu-Do Swing Saturday Social Dance

Vu-Do Swing’s monthly dance! Dj’d by Gus and Brian with the best Big Band collection around (no lazy streaming tricks here!) C. I. Beaver Hall $5 per person. 3696 Highmont Street Beavercreek. Free lesson with admission at 8pm. Free water and snacks (bring your own if you want!)

September

Lessons start September 26/27. See the City of Beavercreek Parks and Recreation page for details.

September 30th

Vu-Do Swing Saturday Social Dance

Vu-Do Swing’s monthly dance! Dj’d by Gus and Brian with the best Big Band collection around (no lazy streaming tricks here!) C. I. Beaver Hall $5 per person. 3696 Highmont Street Beavercreek. Free lesson with admission at 8pm. Free water and snacks (bring your own if you want!)

October

October 18th

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will be playing the Grand Opening Dance at Music Hall Ballroom, Cincinnati. Click here for ticket information.

October 28th

Vu-Do Swing Saturday Social Dance AND HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY!!

Vu-Do Swing’s monthly dance! THIS IS THE LAST ONE OF THE YEAR! Featuring LIVE MUSIC by The Vu-Do Swing Band. This dance is our big blowout. Break the bank. Buy lots of snacks and hire a photographer event. We give back to the community in a big way then take a long rest until 2018. Come and join us!  Costume Contest prizes! Food! LIVE MUSIC! Photobooth! You seriously can’t miss it.

C. I. Beaver Hall $5 per person. 3696 Highmont Street Beavercreek. Free lesson with admission at 8pm. Free water and snacks (bring your own if you want!)

November

November 25th

Smorgasbord of Swing 15
College Hill Town Hall – 1805 Larch Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45224
https://www.facebook.com/events/484315141908056/?ti=icl

Lessons will go from 12:00pm – 5:00pm with a dance going from 8:00pm – 12:00am. Admission for the whole day is $40, $15 per class if you do not do the whole day and if you just attend the dance, it will also be $15.
 
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Upcoming Dances and Events

June

 

Lessons start June 27/28. See the City of Beavercreek Parks and Recreation page for details.

 

July

July 5th The Tom Daugherty Orchestra plays at Veteran’s Park Springfield, Ohio FREE 8-10pm Summer Arts Festival schedule 2017

July 6th Riverscape Metro Parks Big Band Series featuring The Kim Kelly Orchestra. 7:30 FREE Bring a chair, concessions should be open, restrooms on sight.

July 12th The Squirrel Nut Zippers play the Springfield Summer Arts Festival schedule 2017

July 15th BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY plays the Springfield Summer Arts Festival schedule 2017

July 16th The Tom Daugherty Orchestra plays at Stubbs Park Centerville, Ohio FREE 7-9pm

July 20th Riverscape Metro Parks Big Band Series featuring The Barry Campbell Orchestra. 7:30 FREE Bring a chair, concessions should be open, restrooms on sight.

July 29th

Vu-Do Swing Saturday Social Dance

We welcome the Vu-Do Swing Band back to C. I. Beaver Hall for some great live music and dancing. Free lesson with admission at 8pm. Band starts at 8:30. Free water and snacks (bring your own if you want!) $10 per person. 3696 Highmont Street Beavercreek.

August

August 4th The Tom Daugherty Orchestra will be playing at Tipp City’s Main Street Community Night. 7pm to 10pm http://www.tomdaughertyorchestra.com/

August 11th-13th Cincy-Hop – Cincinnati’s weekend-long Swing dancing celebration. http://www.cincyhop.org/

August 26th

Vu-Do Swing Saturday Social Dance

Vu-Do Swing’s monthly dance! Dj’d by Gus and Brian with the best Big Band collection around (no lazy streaming tricks here!) C. I. Beaver Hall $5 per person. 3696 Highmont Street Beavercreek. Free lesson with admission at 8pm. Free water and snacks (bring your own if you want!)

September

Lessons start September 26/27. See the City of Beavercreek Parks and Recreation page for details.

September 30th

Vu-Do Swing Saturday Social Dance

Vu-Do Swing’s monthly dance! Dj’d by Gus and Brian with the best Big Band collection around (no lazy streaming tricks here!) C. I. Beaver Hall $5 per person. 3696 Highmont Street Beavercreek. Free lesson with admission at 8pm. Free water and snacks (bring your own if you want!)

October

October 28th

Vu-Do Swing Saturday Social Dance AND HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY!!

Vu-Do Swing’s monthly dance! THIS IS THE LAST ONE OF THE YEAR! Featuring LIVE MUSIC by The Vu-Do Swing Band. This dance is our big blowout. Break the bank. Buy lots of snacks and hire a photographer event. We give back to the community in a big way then take a long rest until 2018. Come and join us!  Costume Contest prizes! Food! LIVE MUSIC! Photobooth! You seriously can’t miss it.

C. I. Beaver Hall $5 per person. 3696 Highmont Street Beavercreek. Free lesson with admission at 8pm. Free water and snacks (bring your own if you want!)

 
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Upcoming Dances and Lessons

April

April 29th

Vu-Do Swing Satuday Social Dance

C.I. Beaver Hall (3696 Highmont Street, Beavercreek OH

Join us for a night of Swing dancing! Free beginners lesson with admission at 8pm, open dancing at 8:30. Open to all ages and abilities. DJ’d by the tunes of Brian and Gus – an impressive collection of music! Water and refreshments included, bring your own if you like.

May

We will NOT have a monthly dance in May, as we will celebrate the Memorial Day weekend at Coney Island with the Tom Daugherty Orchestra.

May 27th The Tom Daugherty Orchestra will be playing at Coney Island, Cincinnati. This is great tribute for Memorial Day, as the band recreates the Glenn Miller sound. 7pm to 10pm http://www.tomdaughertyorchestra.com/

June

June 8th Riverscape Metro Parks kicks off their Big Band Series under the bid white tent at 7:30 with the Hal Harris Orchestra. FREE Bring a chair, concessions should be open, restrooms on sight.

June 22nd Riverscape Metro Parks Big Band Series featuring The Tom Daugherty Orchestra. 7:30 FREE Bring a chair, concessions should be open, restrooms on sight.

Lessons start June 27/28. See the City of Beavercreek Parks and Recreation page for details.

June 24th

Vu-Do Swing Satuday Social Dance

C.I. Beaver Hall (3696 Highmont Street, Beavercreek OH

Join us for a night of Swing dancing! Free beginners lesson with admission at 8pm, open dancing at 8:30. Open to all ages and abilities. DJ’d by the tunes of Brian and Gus – an impressive collection of music! Water and refreshments included, bring your own if you like.

July

July 5th The Tom Daugherty Orchestra plays at Veteran’s Park Springfield, Ohio FREE 8-10pm Summer Arts Festival schedule 2017

July 6th Riverscape Metro Parks Big Band Series featuring The Kim Kelly Orchestra. 7:30 FREE Bring a chair, concessions should be open, restrooms on sight.

July 12th The Squirrel Nut Zippers play the Springfield Summer Arts Festival schedule 2017

July 15th BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY plays the Springfield Summer Arts Festival schedule 2017

July 16th The Tom Daugherty Orchestra plays at Stubbs Park Centerville, Ohio FREE 7-9pm

July 20th Riverscape Metro Parks Big Band Series featuring The Barry Campbell Orchestra. 7:30 FREE Bring a chair, concessions should be open, restrooms on sight.

July 29th

Vu-Do Swing Satuday Social Dance

We welcome the Vu-Do Swing Band back to C. I. Beaver Hall for some great live music and dancing. Free lesson with admission at 8pm. Band starts at 8:30. Free water and snacks (bring your own if you want!) $10 per person. 3696 Highmont Street Beavercreek.

August

August 4th The Tom Daugherty Orchestra will be playing at Tipp City’s Main Street Community Night. 7pm to 10pm http://www.tomdaughertyorchestra.com/

August 11th-13th Cincy-Hop – Cincinnati’s weekend-long Swing dancing celebration. http://www.cincyhop.org/

August 26th

Vu-Do Swing Satuday Social Dance

Vu-Do Swing’s monthly dance! Dj’d by Gus and Brian with the best Big Band collection around (no lazy streaming tricks here!) C. I. Beaver Hall $5 per person. 3696 Highmont Street Beavercreek. Free lesson with admission at 8pm. Free water and snacks (bring your own if you want!)

 

 

 
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Upcoming Events

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Join us for a night of Dancing! Swing, Lindy and Charleston to the sounds of the

Vu-Do Swing BAND!

March 25th

8pm to 11:30pm

C.I. Beaver Hall 3696 Highmont Street Beavercreek OH 45432

$10 per person, free snacks and water. Carry in your own refreshments as well. Band breaks DJ’s by Gus & Brian with the largest collection of music you have ever heard! Don’t miss it – we only have the band three times a year.

Alive and Kicking Showing at The Neon

April 26, 2017

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Vu-Do Swing is hoping to bring ALIVE AND KICKING to town, but they still need to reserve 50 tickets by 4/7 to make it happen. “ALIVE AND KICKING is a feature-length documentary that takes an inside look into the culture of swing dancing & the characters who make it special. We explore the culture surrounding Swing dance from the emergence of the Lindy Hop to the modern day international phenomenon. The film follows the growth of Swing dance from its purely American roots as an art form, to countries all over the world. Alive and Kicking looks at the lives of the Swing dancers themselves to find their personal stories & why this dance fills them with joy.”

If not enough tickets are reserved by the deadline, your credit card will never be charged.

Visit Tugg to view the trailer & more ticket info.

 
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Lessons Begin Mid February

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In addition, for those of you who have already made their way through Swing One and Two, there will be a Swing Three class starting February 15th at 8:15 pm. The class runs for one hour and is four weeks long.

 
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