In February our monthly Saturday Night Blues dance will double up with our 4th annual Chocolate Blues party.
We are thrilled to welcome Alfie Smith as our live music for this event!
After the dance, join us for the Chocolate Blues Late Night after party, hosted at Kevin’s place! Details will be provided at the dance.
It’s no secret that KW is a hotspot for the blues in Ontario… but did you know you can DANCE the blues, too? Come try this expressive and versatile dance style for yourself. We’ll get you started on the right foot with our Hepcat Swing instructors and then cut you loose to dance the night away to the blues!
8-9 pm: Beginner blues lesson (all welcome!)
9-11 pm: Blues social dance with Alfie Smith LIVE
11-late: Late-night after-party (at Kevin’s)
Non-members $12; Student $10
Members $10; Member & student $8
ABOUT ALFIE SMITH (alfiesmith.org):
Alfie Smith is a prolific songwriter, an accomplished performer and talented multi-instrumentalist. Known best for his resophonic guitars, brazen slide licks and uncompromising vocals, Alfie is endorsed by several luthiers including Goodman Guitars (who have recently named a guitar model after him) and Goldtone Banjos. He has been nominated for a dozen Hamilton music awards including Best Male Vocalist and Best Guitarist, and has represented Toronto in the Memphis International Blues Challenge.
Alfie has played from Sudbury to New Orleans. He has been a featured performer at Mariposa, Festival of Friends, Home County, Festival Borealis, Eaglewood, Mill Race, Red Rock, Brampton, Niagara Blues Festival, Harbourfront Blues Festival, Octoberfolk, Orillia Spring Blues, Barriefolk and Orangeville Blues & Jazz festival.
Alfie just released his 7th album, a collaboration with slide guitarist Nicole Christian, called “Come On In My Kitchen”.
About Hepcat Swing (hepcatswing.com):
Hepcat Swing is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organization committed to keeping the spirit of swing dance and music alive in Kitchener-Waterloo. Hepcat Swing are proud to be a part of the vibrant local art and culture scene and our dancers are often seen out and about dancing, teaching, and performing at festivals and community events. From our studio on 42 Erb Street E in Waterloo, we host weekly social dances and offer dance lessons in Lindy Hop and related dances including East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Blues, and Charleston.
For more information click the link!