Downtown Swing Dance with Live Music

The following post is an archive of a past event from 2018.

Date Saturday, November 17
Intro Lesson 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Dance 8:00 – 10:30 p.m.
Venue Odd Fellows Hall
Cover $12-15

Join us for an evening of live music and dancing at our downtown venue.

The Cherry Blossom Orchestra of Portland, Oregon will be playing 2 hours of live swing music for us. In addition, guest instructor Denise Steele will be teaching the beginner lesson alongside Tiana Tom.

This month’s dance is part of our day-long Fall Swing Dance Workshops, with guest instructors.


6:45 p.m. Doors open

7 – 8 p.m. Beginner swing lesson taught by Denise Steele and Tiana Tom

8 – 10:30 p.m. Dancing to live swing music with the Cherry Blossom Orchestra

About the band

The Cherry Blossom Orchestra came together in 2016 to celebrate Louis Armstrong in a special concert. As a result of the excitement of the performance, the group became an established name for dancers and listeners alike. Within 12 months, an impressive event list included opening the Portland Lindy Exchange, debuting at the State Capitol, playing the Front Porch Stage at the gigantic Waterfront Blues Festival, and taking the coast by storm at Lincoln City Cultural Centre. The band ultimately aims to reproduce the experience of hearing the greatest bands of the 1920s, particularly the sound of the great Fletcher Henderson Orchestra of that time, and the King Oliver Orchestra of 1929-30.


    • All ages and open to the public. Individuals and partners welcome.
    • Volunteer opportunities available.

Photo credit: Martin & Renee Norred