Check out our schedule from last year below!

Schedule

Schedule subject to change.

 

Thursday, October 11th

9:30 PM
Pre-Party @ Rudy’s Jazz Room ft. Megan and her Goody Goodies, $10, 21+

Friday, October 12th

At CenterStage Performing Arts Academy - 250 Hancock Street, Gallatin, TN 37066.

8:00 to 9:00 PM
Beginner Swing Dance Lesson with Sumner County Swing Instructors

9:00 PM to Midnight
Live music with Michael Gamble and the Rhythm Serenaders Octet ft. Laura Windley
Band breaks by Nick D’Amico, $30

12:00 to 2:00 AM
DJed dance ft. Qui Nguyen and Nick D’Amico, $10

Saturday, October 13th

At CenterStage Performing Arts Academy - 250 Hancock Street, Gallatin, TN 37066.

10:00 to 11:00 AM
Cindi and Jony - Donuts & Down Beats: Jazz is a Construct - Blue Room
Description: The first step to understanding jazz and blues is song structure.
This is a lecture style class, so feel free to bring your breakfast and a notebook. 

Jon and Shannon - Rhythm Is Our Business (and the Melody Is Too) - Theatre
Description: Meet the band! Learn the roles, dance the roles.

11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Solo With Shannon - Choreography Clinic - Blue Room
Description: In this class, come craft steps out of counts and contours to construct a collaborative choreography with coach Shannon Lea.
Cindi and Jony - Thematic Dancing (partnered) - Theatre
Description: Learn how to create a theme/story/motif while dancing.  If you’re unfamiliar with song structure,
it’s strongly recommended that you attended Donuts & Down Beats.


12:15 to 2:15 PM
Lunch Break

2:15 to 3:15 PM
Cindi and Jony - What is a Break Step??  (solo) - Blue Room
Description: Listen to Cindi & Jony debate over the definition of a break step for 50mins and then maybe learn one. 
Jon and Shannon - Rhythm is Our Business (and the Melody is Two) - Theatre
Description: Make a Band. Fail. Make another Band. Keep Practicing.

3:30 to 4:30 PM
Masterclass with Jon Tigert (ft. live music) - Theatre
Description: Learn to dance to live music with the RIOB rhythm section!

8:00 to 9:00 PM
Beginner Swing Dance Lesson with Sumner County Swing Instructors

9:00 to Midnight
Live music with Michael Gamble and the Rhythm Serenaders Octet ft. Laura Windley
Band breaks by Qui Nguyen, $30

12:30 to 2:30 AM
Live music with James Posedel’s Posey Quintet ft. Megan Lange
Band breaks by Nick D’Amico, $15

Sunday, October 14th

At CenterStage Performing Arts Academy - 250 Hancock Street, Gallatin, TN 37066.

10:30 to 11:30 AM
Cindi and Jony - Coffee & Cross-beats: a History of Jass - Blue Room
Description: A quick trip through the history of jazz music and the evolution of the dances that accompanied it. T
his is a lecture style class, so feel free to bring your breakfast and a notebook. 

Jon and Shannon - Swingin’ the Riffs - Theatre
Description: Are you dancing to the music? Are you dancing with the music? Come practice the difference.

11:45 AM to 12:45 PM
Solo with Shannon - Soloing to the Soloist - Blue Room
Description: Build the skills to improvise to the great improvisers with seamless, lyrical phrases.
Cindi and Jony - “It's easy to make good decisions when there are no bad options.” (partner) - Theatre
Description: Opening up your dancing to include more options for you and your partner.
This class is very cerebral and dives into decision making and movement choices while dancing. 


12:45 to 2:15 PM
Lunch Break

2:15 to 3:15 PM
Cindi and Jony - All the (Copy) Cats Join In (solo) - Blue Room
Description: Improve your visual following and get comfortable solo jamming with a partner!
In this class we'll play a few games that make us more comfortable solo jamming socially and competitively. 

Jon and Shannon - Hella Ella - Theatre
Description: Listen, Learn, Love, and Live: The life and music of The First Lady of Swing.

3:30 to 4:30 PM
Masterclass with Kyre Phillips - African American Street Dance - Theatre
Join hip-hop dancer, choreographer, and instructor Kyre Phillips to explore African American street dance.

5:00 to 8:00 PM
Dance at a local eatery - TBA