Dances

Vermont Swings hosts a variety of great dances, often with live music. Please join us on the dance floor.


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Red Young and Kaz Kazanoff

JUL 21 7:30pm-10:30pm | $20 | All Ages

Vermont Swings welcomes, from Austin, TX, two nationally known professional musicians and performers, Red Young (keyboard) and Kaz Kazanoff (sax) for a night of hot jazz and swing dancing! 

7:30pm - Free Beginner Dance Lesson
8:00-10:30pm - Live Music by Red and Kaz
Admission: $20 sliding scale (volunteers get a $5 discount)
Email us at contact@vermontswings.com to sign-up to volunteer or for questions.

Red's credit list is as diverse as the music world we live in and he’s shared the stage with, and counts as friends, some of the top names in music. In the swing dance community you have heard some of his recordings with his group Red and the Red Hots, which he performed with from 1985-2002 – The Boogie Man, Getting Around and others. Or recordings by other swing groups – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Royal Crown Revue, Brian Setzer or the many swing compilation albums. During the 90s and early 2000s he played regularly at the Derby and many venues in Los Angeles and San Francisco, Swing Camp Catalina, and many dances for the Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association, Big Bear Swing Camp, Indian Wells and many places throughout the West Coast including the Hollywood Bowl.

Joining Red will be Kaz Kazanoff, who has been part of the recording and touring scene in Austin for decades. Kaz grew up in Bennington, VT, but has made Austin his home since the early '80s. Kaz joined the house band of Austin blues venue Antones in 1982, where he has performed for 35 years. He continues to play with local Texas musicians including Jimmie Vaughan, Marcia Ball, WC Clark, Red Young, Miss Lavelle White, and Anson Funderburgh.

Find out more about Red and Kaz on their websites or Follow them on Facebook:
http://redyoung.com/
https://www.reverbnation.com/KazKazanoff

It will be an unforgettable evening of great musicianship and songs to dance to!


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Mimi and The Podd Brothers

7:30pm - Free Beginner Dance Lesson
8:00-10:30pm - Live Music and Dance
Admission: $20 sliding scale (volunteers get a $5 discount)
Email us at contact@vermontswings.com to sign-up to volunteer or for questions.

Based in NYC, Mimi & the Podd Brothers are a fresh take on early jazz with classical trimmings and soulful underpinnings. They pride themselves on re-inventing the classics and retrograding the contemporary. Feisty, fun, soulful and honkey-tonk all at once, Mimi and the Podd brothers will take you from Harlem to New Orleans, to France and the tin-pan alley.



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Amy Kucharik

Join us for an evening of fun with a versatile, entertaining and engaging performer, Amy Kucharik.  Amy has been spreading the love of jazz and blues throughout our region from small, intimate house concerts to energized clubs and dance halls.

7:30pm - Free Beginner Dance Lesson
8:00-10:30pm - Live Music and Dance
Admission: $20 sliding scale (volunteers get a $5 discount)
Email us at contact@vermontswings.com to sign-up to volunteer or for questions.

Kerrville New Folk winning songwriter and performer Amy Kucharik [/kuh-CHAR-ick/] 
energizes swing dance, folk festival and listening room audiences alike. Drawing from blues, folk and Vaudeville traditions and with a street-smart stagecraft honed in the subways of Boston, Amy transports her audience to a place both timeless and familiar, but nevertheless innovative. She tours and performs as a one-woman band with ukulele, foot percussion, mouth trumpet and harmonica, or with her Boston-based bands Friends With Benefits and Tiger Moan. Combining poignant, witty lyricism and an infectious, danceable swing, Amy’s music has drawn comparisons to Maria Muldaur, Lake Street Dive, and Anais Mitchell.


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Starline Rhythm Boys

Celebrating 20 years together, The Starline Rhythm Boys are still rockin' the house and shakin' the barn, and are a perennial favorite at The Champlina Club to dance the night away.

7:30pm - Free Beginner Dance Lesson

8:00-10:30pm - Live Music and Dance
Admission: $20 sliding scale (volunteers get a $5 discount)
Email us at contact@vermontswings.com to sign-up to volunteer or for questions.

Danny Coane, the rockin' pride of Vermont, just keeps rollin'. He has fronted bluegrass, country and blues bands, but the rockabilly, rock 'n roll act "The Throbulators" gained him national exposure. Billy Bratcher holds down the beat for the trio on upright bass. He toured with Texas Juke Joint King Wayne Hancock and became well known throughout the US for mastering the unique "slap bass" style. Al Lemery shines bright under any stage light.


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