Before we tell you about the awesome of our Get Lucky Dance on Wednesday, we must extend our congratulations to Adam Dau and Mary Frederickson for taking 1st place in the Red Hot Stomp Off fast dancing challenge at the 1st Saturday dance! Supersonic swing outs FTW!

We are excited to invite the Dig Jazz Band from New Haven to play at Shish Lounge this Wednesday at our Get Lucky Dance on February 13, 2013! In addition to sweet live music, we’ll be raffling off some great prizes including a massage/facial from Massage Envy, tickets to the Bushnell, and passes to HU’s I Hart Swing Weekend coming up in March! Arrive early with friends and family to partake in the 3-course dinner for a fixed price of $30. Shish will also be featuring a signature drink for this special evening! Click here for a preview of what your ears and feet are in for.


Short Version:

  1. HU Lessons: Wednesdays in February (2/6 – 2/27) from 7-8pm @ Shish
  2. HU Lessons & Practice Session: Thursdays in February (2/7 – 2/28) from 7:30-9:30pm @ Downtown Yoga
  3. CSDS 2nd Saturday Dance: Sat, Feb 9
  4. HU presents the Get Lucky Dance feat. Dig Jazz Band at Shish: Wed, Feb 13
  5. Vinnie’s 4th Friday Swing & Blues with the Perseverance Jazz Band: Fri, Feb 22
  6. HU presents I Hart Swing – Weekend Workshops & Dances: Sat – Sun, Mar 2-3

Long Version:

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Diana started swing dancing in Honolulu, during the summer of 2005, after a most successful 30 minute east coast lesson. The rest of that summer was consumed with lindy hop, balboa, and charleston workshops until she was forced to return to RPI in Troy, NY that fall. A year later, she started up the swing dance club at RPI and kept bouncing back and forth between the Honolulu and Albany dance scenes until graduating in 2007. Diana currently dances and teaches in Connecticut, focusing on connection and maintaining that particular degree of silliness required of lindy hoppers. She also DJ's and currently heads Hartford Underground. Diana travels often to dance weekends and competitions, continually learning and changing shirts between DJ breaks.   For lesson or DJ inquiries, contact Diana directly.   Accomplishments include:   2010 1st Place: Vinnie's Jump 'N Jive Lindy Hop Jack & Jill (As lead, Partner: Rebecca Finch-Virgil) 2nd Place: Dance Manhattan Balboa Jack & Jill (Partner: Javier Johnson)   2009 Finalist: Vinnie's Jump 'N Jive Lindy Hop Jack & Jill (Partner: Jordan Critchley) Finalist: Boston Tea Party Intermediate Lindy Hop Jack & Jill (Partner: David Ward) Finalist: All Balboa Weekend Amateur American Classic Balboa Championships (Partner: Jason Platt)   2008 Finalist: Boston Tea Party Intermediate Lindy Hop Jack & Jill (Partner: Michel Mazerolle)   2007 2nd Place: Boston Tea Party Novice Lindy Hop Jack & Jill (Partner: Brooks Prumo)


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