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2021 Susquehanna Folk Festival “Spoonful of Jazz”
Solo Jazz Dance Class

Friday, August 13, 2021 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
In Mt Gretna at the Hall of Philosophy
Before the Tuba Skinny Concert — details below

About This Event:

Hot diggity! It's our first in-person dance event since a really long time ago, and we are super excited to present this solo jazz dance class. It's held in conjunction with an evening performance by the vintage New Orleans jazz band Tuba Skinny.

Hot diggity! It's our first in-person dance event since a really long time ago, and we are super excited to present this solo jazz dance class. It's held in conjunction with an evening performance by the vintage New Orleans jazz band Tuba Skinny.

Come along with us...

During this class, you’ll be transported to Bourbon Street where the dancers boogie, strut, shuffle and shimmy all night long! Carla Crowen, a world champion swing dancer, will introduce participants to the world of solo jazz dance with steps such as The Charleston. Then, we’ll dig into a fun jazz routine choreographed to the music of Tuba Skinny. Join us as we learn the moves that will have us dancing in the aisles during the show!

...and join us for the concert!

After the class, find yourself some dinner in town, then stroll over to the Mt. Gretna Playhouse (it's within easy walking distance) for our IN-PERSON outdoor concert with Tuba Skinny. This hot young band draws on a wide range of musical influences — from spirituals to Depression-era blues, from ragtime to traditional jazz — to evoke the rich musical heritage of their New Orleans home. Dancers are welcome to show off their stuff in the aisles during the concert!

Everyone is welcome.

The class is geared to all ages and ability levels. No partner is needed. Please wear comfortable shoes and if desired, a face mask. The indoor venue is large enough to allow for social distancing.

About Carla Crowen

Carla Crowen (née Heiney) has been teaching Lindy Hop and other forms of Vintage swing dancing for over 15 years. She lays claim to some of the most prestigious competition titles including American Lindy Hop Champion, US Open Lindy Hop Champion, World Lindy Hop Champion, and International Lindy Hop Champion. She has also choreographed for the well-known and well-loved hit dance show, “So You Think You Can Dance.” Now residing in Camp Hill, PA, Carla is the leader of the SugarSnaps dance troupe.

Learn more

Carla Crowen
Carla Crowen
Carla Crowen

Tickets

Dance Class: 5:30 pm US Eastern Time

  • $10 suggested donation
  • $15 supporter level
  • Advance tickets @ TicketSpice
  • Kindly register online in advance for this program. We welcome your donation at the Suggested or Supporter level.
  • No donations will be accepted at the door.

General ticket info

In Person!!

Hall of Philosophy Building

212 Gettysburg Ave
(behind the Jigger Shop), Mt Gretna, PA 17064

A Folk Festival Event!

Presented as part of the
Endless Summer 2021 Susquehanna Folk Festival. Many of our virtual festival events are now available on our YouTube channel!