HOW TO REGISTER: We often have online registration and payment available. If so you should see a registration button at the bottom of this page. If online registration isn't available (or has closed), you can still join us; just register and pay in person at the door!
For class series, online registration closes the day of the first class, however we can usually still take new students at the second class, in person.
On tour and performing live at Hepcat Swing, it's Blue Moon Marquee! Join us for a night of music and dancing!
8:30 - Swing dancing intro lesson (included in door price)
9:00 - Music starts
About Blue Moon Marquee:
Stemming from the Badlands of the Rocky Mountain prairies, Blue Moon Marquee is a self-styled gypsy blues band. This authentic duo writes and performs original compositions influenced by early blues,folk roots, swing, and ragtime. A.W. Cardinal, a Metis of Cree heritage, howls with a distinctive thick and smoky vocal while playing a jazz tinged blues guitar. Jasmine Colette, aka Badlands Jazz, is the rhythm section who not only commands the upright bass but also keeps the swing with both feet while singing harmonies. Blue Moon Marquee's passionate performances and smouldering onstage chemistry is their trademark, and the way Colette's angelic tones lift A.W.'s beaten down "bukowski-esque" mystique is something that enthrals audiences from the back room bar to the public square. Now West-Coast based, they have been steadily touring for the last 4 years. They were the most requested Canadian band for the 2016 International Jazz festivals across Canada, and were invited to play 9 Jazz festivals across Canada ( Vancouver, Victoria, Toronto, Regina, Edmonton, Ottawa, Saskatoon, and Montreal, Lethbridge).
In November 2016, Blue Moon Marquee were nominated for a Maple Blues award for Best New Artist and received requests to return to every Jazz festival they performed at for 2017.
About Hepcat Swing:
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.
Waterloo, ON N2J 1L7
|Regular admission||$ 15.00|
|Hepcats member||$ 13.00|