DJ Jason Platt is at the Whirl & Twirl

Our next dance will feature DJ Jason Platt.  DJing since 2006, Jason believes the music that inspired the original swing dancers is integral to an equally inspiring experience. He works hard to provide both original recordings from the 1920’s through 1950’s as well as modern recordings inspired by Swing Era tunes.

This will be Jason’s debut at the Whirl & Twirl and it’s going to be a great night packed with great music and great dance.  As always, we will have our student discount and will be offering a beginner lesson at 7pm taught by Chad and Kelly Adams.

Saturday, June 23rd

7pm: Beginner Lesson Included with Admission

8pm: Swing Dance

Admission $8.00 ($6 w/Student ID)

6949 Venture Circle, Orlando, FL 32807

*Please, no spiked heels because of the wood floor.

Annual Christmas Gala!

Join your friends for Orlando’s Premiere Christmas Swing Dance Event on Saturday, December 10th!

Orlando Swing Dance’s Christmas Gala will feature Florida’s finest 18 Piece Big Band, “The New Tradition Jazz Ensemble” with tons of new Christmas arrangements, plus DJ Josh will be spin’ all your favorite danceable Christmas music between sets!

Suggested dress for the evening is Holiday Dressy or semi-formal, but of course remember the comfortable shoes (no spiked heels)!

Saturday, December 10th
7pm – 8pm Beginner Lesson w/admission
8pm – 11pm Swing Dance
Admission $12 ($8 w/student ID)
6949 Venture Circle, Orlando, FL 32807
407-947-8218

Turkey Dance!


Come out and dance off all that turkey and pie! Have friends and family in town? Get out of the house and bring them with you, or leave them home to do the dishes while you dance! This a great night as we always have dancers from around the country who are in town for the holiday, so come out and reconnect with old friends and make some new ones!

The dance features the varied sounds of DJ Josh, don’t miss his great musical range!
New to swing dancing? No problem! There will be a beginner swing dance lesson from 7pm to 8pm that will take you from the very basic and then teach you 4 moves you can enjoy practicing right away at the dance that follows.
Drinks are available for a $1.00 donation and this is a non-smoking, all ages welcome event, all for only $8.00 per person!

Saturday, November 26th
7pm: Beginner Lesson free w/admission
8pm: Swing Dance
Admission $8.00
6949 Venture Circle, Orlando, FL 32807

 

Save The Date…  Christmas Gala Dec 10th!

Join your friends for Orlando’s Premiere Christmas Swing Dance Event on Saturday, December 10th! Orlando Swing Dance’s Christmas Gala will feature Florida’s finest 18 Piece Big Band, “The New Tradition Jazz Ensemble”. They will be preforming all your favorite danceable Christmas music!

 

 

 

 

Returning by popular demand… The Cook Trio

The Cook Trio’s sound was inspired by Django Reinhardt, born in Belgium in 1910. The first truly influential Jazz artist to originate from Europe and arguably the first to successfully highlight the acoustic guitar in what hitherto been a horn-driven, decidedly Black American genre.

The percussive strumming style of the “Gypsy Jazz” he helped create with his popular Quintette du Hot Club De France during the ’30s and ’40s is the only form of Jazz whose origins are found outside America. When most people think of Jazz, they think of a nattily dressed Miles Davis brandishing his trumpet, or John Coltrane and his alto sax. They rarely remember Django Reinhardt, the rough-and-tumble guitarist who, by ingeniously changing the movement forever, earned a place in the Jazz pantheon long before Miles or Trane learned to walk.

The Cook Trio consists of Ian and Jason Cook and Kyle Jones, who were brought together by their common love of Reinhardt’s passionate music. Their music speaks of Jazz’s original sound and wartime Paris’ unquenchable thirst for life.

New to swing dancing? No problem! There will be a beginner swing dance lesson from 7pm to 8pm that will take you from the very basic and then teach you 4 basic moves you can enjoy practicing right away at the dance that follows at 8pm.

Saturday, November 12th
7pm: Beginner Lesson free w/admission
8pm: Swing Dance
Admission $12.00
6949 Venture Circle, Orlando, FL 32807