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Houston Swing Dance Society

Lights in the Heights

Written by Admin 29 November 2011

Are you ready for Lights in the Heights? LitH is an annual Christmas celebration in the historic Woodland Heights. 

Lights in the Heights began 24 years ago as a small, neighborhood holiday festival of music and open houses. The event became a way for neighbors to get to... know one another and celebrate the holiday season. Residents baked cookies and took them to open houses for friends and visitors to enjoy. Early on, only a dozen or so musicians performed on porches. Today, over seventy entertainment groups volunteer their time and talent for this event. Unique in its venue - neighborhood porches and yards - and it’s all volunteer organization, Lights in the Heights has become a part of many residents’ holiday memories and traditions. 

HSDS dancers return to this great neighborhood event, December 10th, 6-9pm. This year our location is at 722 Woodland Street. We'll be playing all your favorite swing tunes and dancing outdoors to help usher in this festive season! RSVP here.

Wednesday Music Mixer at The Continental Club

Written by Admin 29 November 2011

Every week, the Paul Ramirez Band plays the Continental Club in Houston. It's a great opportunity for you and your friends to get your mid-week dance fix! The music starts around nine with The Jazz Marauders playing some swanky grooves to get your head right, then the incomparable Paul Ramirez Band takes the stage around ten, with some great blues/rock jams to get your feet moving.

Open Nominations for HSDS Board of Directors

Written by Admin 01 November 2011

HSDS is taking nominations for our Board of Directors. This group of seven elected members is responsible for bringing you great events like our annual workshop Lindyfest, weekend workshops, Harvest Moon Ball, as well as shaping our regular classes and dances.The Houston Swing Dance Society is an organization of dedicated individuals who have a common appreciation and love of swing dancing and the Swing Dance Era. We are proud to be a part of the local arts community that makes Houston a richer place to live and visit. Since its inception HSDS has been governed by a board of directors whose members are actively involved in all aspects of the organization. All day-to-day operations of HSDS are under the supervision of a seven member Board of Directors who have been elected in the past two years. If you are a current HSDS member who would like to contribute to the future of HSDS please contact us to be added to the ballot. There are four open Board Member seats that we are looking to fill this year!

Aggie Stomp Workshop December 2-4th

Written by Admin 01 November 2011

The Texas A&M Swing Cats are hosting a new and exciting workshop, Aggie Stomp! It's featuring ALL TEXAS INSTRUCTORS: Brian Eley, Shannon Jabczynski, Stephen Jean, Joanna Lucero, Maggie Martin, and Josue Romero!! Also, start working on your competition face, they'll be having some great comps with great prizes to your favorite events!! Registration is open!

Yes, we're open November 27th

Written by Admin 01 November 2011

Enjoy your turkey or tofurkey all you want, because on Sunday night we'll be dancing it all off! HSDS will be open November 27th for all your friends, family and out-of-town guests to head on over and hang out with us as we contiune the feast on our feet!

Houston's Harvest Moon Ball 2011

Written by Admin 27 October 2011

Thanks everyone for coming out to Harvest Moon Ball this year and having a great time! Our wonderful photographer has captured all your smiling faces and we've posted all the pics online. Head over, tag yourself and take a look at the great times we had!

Hangar Dance in San Marcos November 12th

Written by Admin 21 September 2011

The CenTex Wing of the Commemorative Air Force is holding their annual 50's WW-II USO-styled hangar dance November 12th in San Marcos. The live music will be provided by Sentimental Journey, plus they'll have dance and costume contests, an antique picture booth, lots refreshments and a catered bar-b-q. Tickets are still available and they're expecting another large turnout. We hope you can join them on Veteran's Day weekend, the dinner beings Saturday at 6pm, with the dance to follow at 7:30. Come for both and enjoy the entire evening. Keep updated on the Facebook event page. 
 

Halloween House Party

Written by Admin 17 October 2011

HSDS members Troy and Vanessa are opening up their home for their 9th Annual Halloween Swing Dance Party on October 29th, 9pm-2am! This is an open party, welcoming all that enjoy Lindy Hop, blues, tango and West Coast swing! Drinks and snacks will be provided, while more snacks and desserts will be appreciated! Costumes are recommended, but optional.

October's Free 5th Sunday Dance and Lesson

Written by Admin 23 September 2011

It's time for scary good time at HSDS! Come on out and bring your friends, family and co-workers along to the always popular 5th Sunday FREE dance and beginner's lesson!! We offer a free beginner's lesson at 7pm followed by a super-fun dance from 8:30-10:30pm! No partner or previous dance experience necessary! We'll teach you the moves to get you out on the floor that night and have a great time! 

Tis the season to break out the costumes for our costume contest! Great prizes include discounts on Lindyfest registration and HSDS classes! This year prizes will be given for originality and creativity!

 

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Houston Swing Dance Society is funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through The Houston Arts Alliance.

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