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Live Band and Ballroom Dance Party: MoodSwing Orchestra
April 22, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm PDT$15
1:30pm Swing Lesson with Karen and Michael
2:15pm-4:15pm Live Band: Mood Swing Orchestra playing Ballroom music
During the break: DJ Michael Arntz will play ballroom music.
$15 at door or $30 for a 3 dance party pass.
Mood Swing Orchestra: One doesn’t need a tux and gown to dance to the Mood Swing Orchestra, but the music presented under the leadership of saxophonist Michael Young is in the elegant ballroom style of big band. Mood Swing has performed regularly at venues from the Claremont Resort to Bimbo’s. The band was launched in 1995 and was chosen as one of the best local swing bands in the March 1999 issue of “San Francisco” magazine. Trumpeter Peter Anastos provides many of the arrangements of classic big band dance hits of the 1930s and ’40s by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Xavier Cugat, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, and Artie Shaw. The tunes are ageless: “Take the ‘A’ Train,” “In the Mood,” “Harlem Nocturne,” “Come Fly with Me,” and dozens more! Karen and Michael has been presenting Mood Swing Orchestra at Ashkenaz, Diablo Country Club since 2008 and now once a month at Lake Merritt Dance at the Veterans Memorial Building on 200 Grand Ave in Oakland
By special request, Moodswing is presenting a variety of dance tempos for Ballroom Dancers, including all the favorites of Foxtrot, Waltz, Quickstep, Swing, Tango, Rumba and Cha Cha.
DJ Michael Arntz plays the other ballroom dance styles during the band’s break.