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Hoe Down at Vinnie’s Jump and Jive!

Meerayeesha wants to say, that Emily Troll ’10 wants to say:

Get your cowboy boots on and come on down to Vinnie’s for some fun – THIS SATURDAY!

What’s a “Hoe down”?
Country-line dancing and square dancing for all! Come kick up your heels to a mix of current and old-timey tunes. The dances are easy and fun and some basic instruction will be provided so we can all have a great time dancing together. Led by caller Jim Gregory.

Beginners are most welcome.
Bring friends or come on your own, no partner is necessary.

Date:   Nov. 12
Time:   8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place:  Vinnie’s Jump and Jive, 424 Main Street
Cost:   $6

The Art Guild of Middletown Holiday Art Show Opening Reception

Vinnie’s Jump and Jive is decking its halls for the holidays with artwork by members of The Art Guild of Middletown. The show’s opening reception, which is free and open to the public, takes place November 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. Guests will enjoy refreshments and selected artwork by guild member artists, as well as have the opportunity to meet some of the artists at the reception. The artwork, created with a variety of media, will include watercolor and oil paintings and collages. All work will be available for purchase.

Date: Nov. 27 – Nov. 27
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Place: Vinnie’s Jump and Jive, 424 Main St., Middletown, CT 06457

Vinnie’s Jump & Jive Offering New Country Line Dancing Class

This message comes from Popular Demand ’14, one of my favorite people on campus:

Due to popular demand, Vinnie’s Jump & Jive is once again offering country line dance classes. Open to all levels, including beginners, the classes take place every Sunday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Students will learn the basics of line dancing and how to build vines, pivots and box steps, as well as cha cha, waltz and Charleston moves, into sequences that fit the music. The classes are taught by Jim Gregory, a dance instructor, stage choreographer and square and contra dance caller in Connecticut for more than 30 years.

For more information, call instructor Jim Gregory at (860) 561-5585.

Date: Sundays, until the more-to-love female-bodied songstress offers what could be a short, long, or indefinite musical intermission in a piece that may or may not encompass several realms of performing arts, and almost certainly says some smart things about death in literature
Time: 7:30 PM – 9 PM
Place: Vinnie’s Jump & Jive, 424 Main St
Cost: $9 per class, or $49 for 7 classes. Walk-ins welcome.

Family Barefoot Boogie on Main Street

Mickey Capper ’13 suggests a new way to make your parents uncomfortable this weekend:

Got parents? Going out to dinner on Saturday, but don’t know what to do afterwards? Take ’em to Vinnie’s Jump and Jive for some boogying with DJ Bastille. You’ll have fun, your parents’ll be super happy, and you’ll have spent some quality time with your fam before you ditch them to go out and party at Wes. $4 individually and $3 for each person with a family. All proceeds go to supporting Vinnie’s mission of offering affordable dance classes to the community.

Be there, be square, and don’t care!

  • Date: Saturday, October 23
  • Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Place: Vinnie’s Jump and Jive, 424 Main Street
  • Cost: $4

Swing Dance at Vinnie’s Jump & Jive

Jan Marie ’11 wants to get your feet a-swingin’ this Saturday night:

Are you hep to the jive? Cool as a cuke? Is the bird the word? Do you know what’s the story, morning glory?* OR HAVE YOU EVER JUST WANTED TO BE AS COOL AS THIS?

If so, you should come down to Vinnie’s Jump & Jive (corner of Wash & Main across from Laser Tag) and dance with us.

7:30-8:30 – FREE lesson for n00bs

8:30-11:30 – DJed Swing Dance

*If you don’t talk like you stepped out of Bye Bye Birdie, we’ll still love you. (But if on the other hand you *do*, well…)

Call 765-50-SWING (507-9464) for more info, and RSVP on facebook.

Date: Saturday, October 2
Time: 7:30 – 11:30 PM
Place: Vinnie’s Jump & Jive
Cost: $5

Floorboard Blues

From Jan Marie ’11:

Low-lights, chill vibes, close encounters, and everything from janky guitar to smooth piano blues music: this is how WESwing & Blues likes to party.

Come dance with us. If you don’t know how to dance, we’ll teach you, or help you make it up as the night goes on.

This is a fundraiser to help us bring Fly Machine to play live on Halloween. So we’re asking for a $5 donation. But if you don’t have $5, come anyway. We like bodies.

Oh, and prepare to be cuddled. Hardcore.

  • Date: Friday, September 24
  • Time: 10 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Place: Vinnie’s Jump & Jive, 424 Main Street
  • Cost: $5

Facebook event here.