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March 3rd, 2014

Baby, it may be cold outside…

We can't have So-Cal weather, but DJ David Soltysik's hot tunes are sure to keep us warm this tuesday down at the Jam Cellar!

This week wraps Kate Hedin and Jeff Booth's So-Cal Lindy Course. Took their course? Come out and wrap things up with some strong slot-based swingouts. Missed out on all the fun? Come out and prep for the start of next week's feature on Lindy Musicality with David and Chelsea Lee. It's a win-win situation here.

Or you could stay home alone and be sad and stuff.

See you on the floor!

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February 24th, 2014

From a far off land.

This week DJ Brad Nathanson!

Hailing from the distant shores of one of the Carolinas, Brad's eclectic yet ebullient taste in music and eccentric personality promise that this week's set will be electric. And no, we don't just mean modern. This exuberant fellow will energize, excite and enspire an excellent night on the floor. Or at least we told him to shoot for entirely new, exhaustingly fun, utterly enjoyable and all around entertaining. Now spot the word that doesn't actually begin with e.

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February 17th, 2014

To serve man swing.

This week we're putting DJ Kate Hedin on, er, behind the table.

At the Jam Cellar this tuesday we're mixing up a lo-cal So-Cal night with our fresh young DJ and this season's produce grown on our very own little plot here on 15th Street. We started preparations weeks ago by planting the seeds of rhythm and strong body movements.
Through partnership and community participation we laid down a crop of budding enthusiasts, ripe and eager for harvesting. Lately we've begun hand processing these eager shoots. They've been cooked with nice, light dressing house-made from chopped conventional lindy routines which have been stripped down to their natural connections.
Mixed with the meat of our community, their organic experience really stands out positively. No worries about the health and happiness of our produce folks, they are given a full four acres to roam free, fed a healthy diet and seem to develop strong relationships. Prepared and ready to hit the hardwood, we're bringing in local talent, DJ Kate Hedin, to season them on the floor with some sweet and spicy tunes. "

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February 10th, 2014

My so called email!

This week we've got the start of SoCal Lindy hop!

And our first beginner 6-count lindy hop series of the year!

And we've got DJ Adam Bean in the booth!

Darn skippy.

Jeff Booth and Kate Hedin open out our dynamic new series on SoCal Lindy Hop. New techniques, styling, and patterns will take you and your partner out of the drama of the high school hallways and smoothly out on the floor. This class will lend you a new emphasis on the follow, and build connection through strong swivels, turn timing and polishing the visual impact of your dancing.

If you're new to school or looking to back up your basics, Bobby White and Kelly Pavao will make your six count classics look like anything but art history with their revamped version of our general education requirement. This six count series will explore partnership and connection, as well as the technique that will come to define your Lindy Hop. Additional vocabulary will cover Lindy Hop Charleston and playing with your movements on the floor.

Our DJ, by contrast, will emerge briefly from his adolescent malaise to share some of the swinging music which he feels really expresses his currently raging emotions. Without the help of Buffalo Tom or the local Manic Panic, he's hanging in there and will get you out on the floor and practicing your SoCal dancing this Tuesday. This isn't your grandmother's after school special.

Lastly, Wanna Volunteer?

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February 3rd, 2014

Second times the charm!

Fake out! This week is the real debut of DJ Dustin Spicuzza!

A precocious youngster with an impressive music library, we promise he'll get you out on the floor. When cornered at a dance last week, he was asked "What would you like our young Jam Cellarites to know about you?" His quick response was that he has "boundless energy, a great love of dance and the most beautiful wife on the planet." I can't make this stuff up folks. Come out this week and hear our new local put that energy into the dance floor.

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January 27th, 2014

Dancing is more fun than shoveling.

After our ironic joke about the end of the polar vortex, DJ Kate Hedin will get us back on our feet this Tuesday night.

With the new year, the saga of our heroine recommences. For those of you who missed out, weren't paying attention, and even happened to notice that this is the actual start of the storyline, we have some background. This tale follows the tale of adventurer Kate Hedin. With a heart of gold, nerves of steel, and an impish glint in her eye, she has conquered lands, planets and universes. She has fought aliens, bested evil geniuses, and soared through time warps. In this humble serial we will attempt to follower her escapades here on our home planet. Tune in next month for the subsequent installment. In the meantime, her current retirement, fleet feet and great taste in tunes has brought her to the Jam Cellar where you can hear her sweet sounds this Tuesday night.

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January 21st, 2014

Tonights dance is CANCELLED!!!

Snow wins another one!

Tonight's class postponed to next week!

Moves of 2013 will now run through February 4th and our next series will start February 11th.

January 20th, 2014

This week in Jam Cellar News!

DJ Dustin Spicuzza will be debuting at the Jam Cellar.

We're pretty excited about this bright young man, folks. On other fronts, the polar vortex over

Washington D.C. seems to have subsided, the Oscar nominees for 2014 were released, and Van Gogh's "Still

life with meadow flowers and roses," which had previously been deemed "too exuberant" for his style, was

found to have indeed been executed by Van Gogh himself, assuaging the worries of many our devoted

readers. Adam Levine was big in media this week for a reason we can't bring ourselves to care about,

while people continue to disagree on healthcare here in our Nations Capitol. We're hoping to see some

bright and shining weather in the coming weeks and all of your shining faces down at the Jam Cellar this

tuesday to hear Mr. Spicuzza spin some sweet tunes. Until next time then folks, stay hep.

Lastly, Wanna Volunteer?

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interconnectedness of all things? Volunteer! Just email huh@thejamcellar.com

January 13th, 2014

I want to break free.

Jason Niesz DJs!

This week our good old-fashioned love boy DJ Jason Niesz plays the game and shows us that we are the champions. With a crazy little thing called love and a vinyl of a bohemian rhapsody, he's going to get you out on the floor screaming "Don't stop me now." This ain't no bicycle race, this is the crazy little thing called lindy hop, and it's calling to you this week at the Jam Cellar.

The Jam Cellar's January INT/ADV class: The moves of 2013!

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and the Jam Cellar wants you to be one of the flattered.
Remember that move that everyone was doing at ILHC last year? At Beantown? At Camp Hollywood? At Lindy Focus? At Glen Echo? At the Lower Pasadena Lindy Explosion featuring Tom Collins? Yeah, David and Caroline do. They've got the down low on that itch, turn, slide, and jig walk, and they want to show you how to put these moves together using your own personal style. Come out and find out how to express your "dance voice" using the most popular moves of 2013.

Tuesday's In January at 8 pm. $45 for the 3-week series includes admission to the dances and drop-ins are welcome.

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January 6th, 2014

And we're back!

On to the next (possibly final) frontier with DJ Mike Marcotte?

The year is 1923, and N.A.S.A. launches the last of America's deep space probes. In a freak mishap Ranger

3 and its pilot Captain Mike 'Buck' Marcotte are blown out of their trajectory into an orbit which

freezes his life support systems, and returns Buck Marcotte to Earth ninety years later. Armed with

chunky tunes and a strong sense of rhythm, he has seen some things and swung out hard throughout the

universe. Start the year off right with our fine, time-transporting DJ, Buck Marcotte of the 20th and

almost a quarter century.

Remember the movie night we promised you all before our Holiday Break? It's finally

here!

Ever wondered what the pros of the 1930s and 40s looked like? Want to see them on the big screen? Come

hear our pros Bobby and Jeff talk about the swinging stars of Hollywood alongside rare footage of

Whitey's Lindy Hoppers, Jewel McGowan and many others. It'll run 8-9 Tuesday and is FREE with the price

of the dance!

And penultimately, 2014 brings us many promises, but also a slight price

increase.

Our weekly dances are now going to a smooth seven clams while our four-week classes are still a bargain

at sixty buckaroos.

Lastly, Wanna Volunteer?
Want to get in free to events? Get discounts on

classes? Get a better understanding of the interconnectedness of all things? Volunteer! Just email

huh@thejamcellar.com