The exciting 19-piece Compaq Big Band returns for a GREAT holiday swing dance night. The band will play predominantly authentic swing, but will also program a few ballroom dance step charts. There will be familiar seasonal tunes to get everyone in the Christmas spirit!
Out in front of the band will be the fabulous Katie Oberholtzer will be crushin’ the vocals, with a number of those being holiday favorites as performed by Ella Fitzgerald, Mariah Carey, Diana Krall, etc.
Those unfamiliar with the band will be happy to know they’re a very experienced, all-adult group, with a resume that includes decades of performing for discerning New England swing dancers region-wide. They program the right music, at the right pace that keeps the music going for everyone that wants to stay out on the floor tune after tune, and they have a passion for performance quality and production detail. A full, real big band instrumentation of 14 horns and four rhythm – no compromises there. And, their complete, state-of-the-art traveling sound reinforcement system. Introductory, group-friendly swing dance lesson 7:00pm to 8:00pm presented by Greg Clarkson from Northshore Swing Dance.
The Historic Rockingham Ballroom. Rockingham Ballroom has hosted some of the biggest names of big bands, dating from 1934. Take a trip down memory land with a band of the times, or come discover what made this era so great.
BYOB event. BRING YOUR CHIOCE OF BEVERAGE. Healthy Light menu available. Waters/soft drinks.
A Historic 1934 Dance Hall and Event Center of 8500 SF.
Located in Newmarket, NH , 15 minutes from Portsmouth, Exeter or Durham. Www.Rockinballroom.club
Doors 6:30, Lesson 7pm, Band 8-10.