MURDER IN THE BALLROOM: 1937

 

A Swinging 1930's Dance Party

Saturday, February 2, 2019
Alameda Elks Lodge
2255 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda
Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
Dance Lesson: 7:00 p.m.
Dancing Begins: 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25.00 at the door

Live Music by Sara and Swingtime

 


Join us for a swinging 1930's party, inspired by the Golden Age of mystery fiction and the mysteries of Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, Josephine Tey, Raymond Chandler, and Dashiel Hammett. Our dance music will range from romantic waltzes to hot Swing, from elegant fox trots, tangos, and Latin, to cool Blues. Sara and Swingtime will play the latest American tunes for your dancing pleasure and, yes, they play waltzes as beautifully as they play Swing! There's something for everyone.

At 7 pm, there will be a pre-ball workshop in "Fred & Ginger-style" slow foxtrot and in East Coast Swing. Formal dancing continues from 8 pm to midnight with the fabulous Sara & Swingtime. No partners required!

1930's costume or vintage or modern evening dress is admired but not required. White tie or black tie optional. Society types, show people, and even private eyes are all welcome! You working detectives may certainly attend in your suits and trench coats, but leave your "pieces" at home. This is a classy event!

There will be a full bar outside the ballroom and a light snack buffet in the parlour. Your potluck contributions are very welcome!





 

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