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Huzzah! February 1, 2018

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Huzzah! We’re having Huzzah (with some members of now defunct local favorites Skeedaddle) perform at their very first Rent Party – we guarantee and night of swinging strings, silly vocals, and shenanigans.

8 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. – dance in The Lindy Lab back studio (with the orange door frame) at Triangle Dance Studio and spillover into Studio 4.

Admission is pay-what-you-can with a suggested donation of $10.00.

Triangle Dance Studio
2603 S. Miami Blvd.
Durham, NC

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Keenan McKenzie Album Sneak Peak – Forged In Rhythm – November 30, 2017

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Come get an exclusive sneak peek/listen to Keenan McKenzie’s new album of original swing music!  Keenan is a Triangle jazz musician and swing dancer who has performed with bands like the Mint Julep Jazz Band, Michael Gamble and the Rhythm Serenaders, the Jonathan Stout Orchestra, and leads a swing band under his own name.   Keenan is releasing “Forged in Rhythm,” his debut album of original tunes, in December and will be performing them live with a band of ace musicians for your dancing pleasure at the Rent Party/Lindy Lab dance on November 30 – come hear these songs before anyone else does!

The lineup for this show is Keenan McKenzie (reeds), Lucian Cobb (trombone), Paul Rogers (trumpet), Chip Newton (guitar), Jim Crew (piano), Aaron Gross (bass), Stephen Coffman (drums), and Laura Windley (vocals).

8 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. – dance in The Lindy Lab back studio (with the orange door frame) at Triangle Dance Studio.

Admission is pay-what-you-can with a suggested donation of $10.00.

Triangle Dance Studio
2603 S. Miami Blvd.
Durham, NC

Boilermaker Jazz Band – October 12, 2017

12799214_10156713516410454_1133443903118238001_nThe incredible and legendary Boilermaker Jazz Band from Pittsburgh, PA is coming back on October 12 for another epic night of swingouts and melted faces.  We’ll be opening up studio 4 next door for overflow dance space!

8 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. – dance in The Lindy Lab back studio (with the orange door frame) at Triangle Dance Studio and spillover into Studio 4.

Admission is pay-what-you-can with a suggested donation of $10.00.

Triangle Dance Studio
2603 S. Miami Blvd.
Durham, NC

Joshua Fialkoff – August 31, 2017

IMG_6101Joshua Fialkoff from Philadelphia is back on tour and making a stop at RDU Rent Party!  Come shake it on the dance floor with some New Orleans-style swing and blues music.

7 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Swing and the Blues – a music talk with Joshua Fialkoff leading the music and guest instructors Dan Repsch and Julie Brown leading the dancing!
What makes us want to dance the Lindy Hop vs Blues when we hear certain songs? With the collective dance and musical knowledge of Julie, Josh, and Dan we’ll explore the elements of jazz music and dancing, and why a song might make us choose one style of dance or the other.

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8 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. – dance in The Lindy Lab back studio to Joshua Fialkoff and his band, plus out-of-town special guest DJ Dan Repsch!

Admission is pay-what-you-can with a suggested donation of $10.00.

Triangle Dance Studio
2603 S. Miami Blvd.
Durham, NC

Harlequin Jazz Band – July 27, 2017

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All the way from Huntsville, Alabama, the Harlequin Jazz Band specialized in tongue-in-cheek covers of familiar tunes with brand new lyrics that will appeal to the special Lindy Hop nerd inside all of us.  We’re excited they are making their Rent Party debut and we were able to pick them up on tour!

8 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. – dance in The Lindy Lab back studio (with the orange door frame) at Triangle Dance Studio. Beginner lesson in Studio 4 from 8-8:30 p.m.

Admission is pay-what-you-can with a suggested donation of $10.00.

Triangle Dance Studio
2603 S. Miami Blvd.
Durham, NC

Russ Wilson – May 25, 2017

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Russ Wilson is bringing his Swingtet to RDU Rent Party – IT’S ALL ABOUT RUSS, Y’ALL, so the music will be BOSS and SWINGING with Russ at the drum kit and on vocals. He’s stopping by Rent Party on his way to perform at the Richmond Lindy Exchange, which you should all make plans to attend so you can get three nights and days of awesome dance music and a Memorial Day of rest to recover.

8 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. – dance in The Lindy Lab back studio (with the orange door frame) at Triangle Dance Studio. Free beginner lesson from 8:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Studio 4 next door.

Admission is pay-what-you-can with a suggested donation of $10.00.

Triangle Dance Studio
2603 S. Miami Blvd.
Durham, NC

The Blue House Quintet and Triangle Intercollegiate Swing Dance Competition – March 30, 2017

14102736_133694057081430_5054885027714646829_nThe Blue House Quintet has the distinction of being the only dance band for swing dancers in the US made up entirely of college students (that we are aware of – we’ll make this claim and stand on it until refuted!) and we’re excited to present them in the Lindy Lab space for your dancing pleasure. We are also excited to announce that the Blue House Quintet will be playing live music for the very first Triangle Intercollegiate Swing Dance Competition!

WHAT’S THAT YOU SAY? That’s right, we’re inviting all college students (undergraduate and graduate) to compete in a Jack and Jill competition – if you’re new to competing, no worries, this is a great way to get your foot in the door. With Jack and Jill competitions it’s always a friendly competition and you are paired randomly with partners – maybe you will know your partner, maybe you won’t, but it will definitely be an adventure! Sign up during the first set, if there are enough people we will have prelims during the first band break (around 9:00 p.m.) and the competition will be at the end of the second set. Any swing dance will qualify – east coast swing, Lindy Hop, Balboa, whatever you’ve got in your skills pocket.

Beginner lesson with Hilary Buuck and Doug Noel from 8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Studio 4, next door to the Lindy Lab studio.

8 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. – dance in The Lindy Lab back studio (with the orange door frame) at Triangle Dance Studio.

Admission is pay what you can with a $10 suggested donation to the band.

Triangle Dance Studio
2603 S. Miami Blvd.
Durham, NC