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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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Posted by on August 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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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Posted by on June 27, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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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Posted by on April 27, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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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Posted by on March 18, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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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Lesson Flier Fall 2016

 
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Posted by on August 26, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

July Monthly Dance

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Not only are we having a live Swing Band, but it’s National Dance Day!

Come Swing Dance with Us!

Featuring

The Vu-Do Swing Band!

Saturday July 30, 2016

C.I. Beaver Hall 3696 Highmont St. Beavercreek Oh 45432

Join us for a free beginner’s lesson at 8pm

Live Band/Open social dancing starts at 8:30

$10 Admission

 Free parking & refreshments.

 Facebook ‘VuDo Swing’or email vudoswing@gmail.com

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2016 in Uncategorized

 
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Summer Classes

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Posted by on May 27, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Kicking off 2016

A busy year is on the schedule for 2016…

Upcoming Classes

We teach three sessions a year, starting in February, June and September.
Call the City of Beavercreek Parks and Recreation for pricing and registration. All classes are held at C.I. Beaver Hall (937)427-5514.

Swing One…
Feb 17, 2016 to Mar 2, 2016
Each Wednesday 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Focuses on beginner’s Swing and introduces strong lead and follow techniques that are useful in any dance style. Class is for students who have never danced before, or have the need to brush up on the basics.

Swing Two…
Mar 9, 2016 to Mar 23, 2016
Each Wednesday 7:30pm to 8:30pm

A continuation of Swing One, this class introduces Lindy Hop- the original Swing Dance, and will add on variations to get students ready for the social dance floor.

Swing Three
Feb 16, 2016 to Mar 8, 2016
Each Tuesday 8:15pm to 9:15pm

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 may be covered include the Charleston, Lindy Swing outs & variations and advanced East Coast Swing variations.

Dances

All dances are held at C.I. Beaver Hall. Free and easy parking, water and snacks provided, open to all ages. Beginner’s Swing Dance lesson with admission at 8pm, open dancing 8:30 to Midnight.

January 30th – Dj’d dance $5

February 27th – Dj’d dance $5

April 2nd – Live Band $10

July 30th – Live Band $10

August 27th – Dj’d dance $5

September 24th – Dj’d dance $5

October 29th – Live Band $10

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on January 28, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

What’s New

A giant “Thank You” to the 150+ people who made our 12th Annual Halloween Dance a huge success! We are seriously humbled by all of your support throughout this year. We are officially done with dance business for 2015 and look forward to continuing our quest to spread Lindy Hop in 2016. In the meantime, take a look at this list of upcoming opportunities for this fall and new lessons starting in February…

Every Tuesday – Gem City Swing offers lessons and a social dance at Ned Peppers – Downtown Dayton

Every Wednesday – Swing Columbus offers Swingin’ Wednesdays at Nyoh’s Buckeye Bar – Columbus

Every Thursday – SwinGallery offers lessons and a social dance at Leapin’ Lizard Lounge – Covington, KY

November 6th – CincyLX‘s Monthly Dance at Molly Malone’s 8pm – Cincinnati

November 28th Smorgasboard of Swing – Cincinnati

December 18th – Naptown Stomp‘s dance at Fountain Square featuring The Big Swing Band – Indianapolis

January 1st – CincyLX presents the live music of ‘Midwestern Swing’, playing on New Years Day at their monthly dance at Molly Malone’s 8pm –  Cincinnati.

January 30th – Vu-Do Swing‘s first dance of the year! Enjoy dancing to music from the library of Gus and Brian – collectors of Big Band music for more than a decade. Free beginners Swing lesson a 8pm, open dancing 8:30 to Midnight. C.I. Beaver Hall – 3696 Highmont Street, Beavercreek 45432 $5 Admission – DJ’d Dance. Free parking and refreshments.

February 16th and 17th – Vu-Do Swing starts their new set of classes through the City of Beavercreek Parks and Recreation.

  • February 16th – Introduction to Ballroom: Every Tuesday for six weeks. 7-8pmThe 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 class will focus on one dance. With focus 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.

    Class is held at C.I. Beaver Hall. Resident fees: $70 per couple or $40 per person. Non-Resident Fees: $80 per couple or $45 per person. Call 937-427-5514 to register.

  • February 17th – Swing One: Every Wednesday for three weeks. 7:30-8:30pmSwing I focuses on beginner’s Swing and introduces strong lead and follow techniques that are useful in any dance style. Class is for students who have never danced before, or have the need to brush up on the basics. Gus and Jessica Vu have been Swing Dancing together since 1997 and have a combined total of more than 34 years of dance experience.

    Resident fees: $45/couple or $30/individual (take both Swing I and II for $70) Non-Resident Fees: $50/couple; $35/individual; Swing I and II $80. Call 937-427-5514 to register.

  • March 9th – Swing Two: Every Wednesday for three weeks. (A continuation of Swing One) 7:30-8:30pm
    Swing II introduces Lindy Hop- the original Swing Dance, and will add on variations to get students ready for the social dance floor. Instructors Gus and Jessica Vu have been Swing Dancing together since 1997.

    Resident fees: $45 per couple or $30 per person. (take both Swing I and II for $70) Non-Resident Fees: $50 per couple; $35 per single; Swing I and II $80. Call 937-427-5514 to register.

  • February 16th – Swing Three: Every Tuesday for four weeks. 8:15-9:15pmSwing 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 may be 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.

    Resident fees: $45 per couple or $30 per person
    Non-Resident Fees: $50 per couple; $35 per single   Call 937-427-5514 to register.

February 27th – Vu-Do Swing‘s Dance: Enjoy dancing to music from the library of Gus and Brian – collectors of Big Band music for more than a decade. Free beginners Swing lesson a 8pm, open dancing 8:30 to Midnight. C.I. Beaver Hall – 3696 Highmont Street, Beavercreek 45432 $5 Admission – DJ’d Dance. Free parking and refreshments.

March 26th – Vu-Do Swing‘s Dance: Featuring the LIVE MUSIC of “Vu-Do Swing Band”.  Free beginners Swing lesson a 8pm, open dancing 8:30 to Midnight. C.I. Beaver Hall – 3696 Highmont Street, Beavercreek 45432 $10 Admission – DJ’d Dance. Free parking and refreshments.

 
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