Tue, Nov 16|
Savoy Night - Grand Opening
Welcome to Savoy Night at Crystal Ballroom, a new series! On opening night, we proudly present Dan Gabel and The Abletones, an 18-piece big band hailed by the Boston Globe as “the real deal” and by the Syncopated Times as “the champion of Big Bands and vintage jazz”.
Time & Location
Nov 16, 2021, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST
Crystal Ballroom, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02144, USA
About the event
Welcome to Savoy Night at Crystal Ballroom! This new series honors the legacy of The Savoy Ballroom, and features the finest live swing, big band, and classic jazz music.
On opening night, we proudly present Dan Gabel and The Abletones, an 18-piece big band hailed by the Boston Globe as “the real deal” and by the Syncopated Times as “the champion of Big Bands and vintage jazz”.
Warning: Your toes will start tapping and you may feel an urge to dance on the shiny new wooden floor in the beautiful ballroom!
Want to learn how to swing dance? We got you. We start the evening with an introductory lindy hop dance lesson, available to those who sign up, from 6 to 7pm.
We will get you up and dancing with an introduction to basic lindy hop six-count and eight-count footwork patterns, partner connection, and moving between open and closed position. The aim of this lesson is to give you the tools you need to express yourself to the music and have fun in a dance partnership. No partner required to join the lesson. Dancers will be required to wear a mask while dancing.
Dan Gabel and The Abletones take the stage at 7:30 and the live music will continue until 10pm.
Presented by The American Big Band Preservation Society, Inc.