MIDDLETOWN, OH: The “Jump ‘n’ Jive Big Band” will kick off Central Connections’ 2017
Thursday night dance season on Thurs., April 13, in
the Central Connections banquet center at 3907 Central Ave., in Middletown.
Dances will take place on the second
Thursday of the month April through October 2017 and feature a variety of bands
and DJs playing a mix of music genres—from Latin, beach, rock, and soul to
classic country and jazz.
“Jump ‘n’ Jive Big Band” performs swing
music as well as contemporary music. The swing band features more than a dozen
professional musicians—trumpets, trombones, saxophones, drums, bass, guitar,
piano—as well as a conductor and singers.
The swing band will perform from 7:00‒9:00 PM on April 13. Doors will open that night at 4:30 PM for food, festivities, and prizes. The dinner
menu for opening night of the dance season will offer chili or a fish fry with
hush puppies and fries; food will be served till 6:00 PM.
Snacks and beverages (soda pop, beer, and
water) will be available for purchase at all dances. Meals will be available
only on April 13, May 11, and July 13.
For each dance, admission at the door will
be $5 per person. Doors will open at 5:30 PM
unless otherwise noted. The public is invited to all dances.
A split-the-pot raffle and drawing for door
prizes will be held during intermission of each dance.
The 2017 dance season schedule includes:
SWING NIGHT Thurs, April 13, 7:00‒9:00 PM with “Jump ‘n’ Jive Big Band.” Swing music. Doors open at 4:30
PM for food, festivities,
and prizes. Food served till 6:00 PM. Two food selections: chili OR
fish fry with hush puppies and fries.
LATIN NIGHT Thurs,
May 11, 6:00‒9:00 PM with “DJ
Luis.” Salsa, merengue, R & B,
and pop music. Doors open at 4:30 PM. Food served till 6:00 PM.
BEACH PARTY Thurs, June 8, 6:00‒9:00 PM with “DJ
Brian Hellmann.” Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffet, and more! Doors open at 5:30
Snacks and beverages.
BLOCK Thurs, July 13, 6:00‒9:00 PM with “Blair Carman & The
Belleview Boys.” 50s and 60s rock and rock-a-billy. Doors open at 4:30
PM. Food served till 6:00 PM.
SOUL REVUE Thurs, Aug 10, 6:00‒9:00 PM with
“Soul Express.” 60s and 70s
open at 5:30 PM. Snacks and beverages.
FALL CLASSIC Thurs, Sept 14, 6:00‒9:00 PM
with “Finton & Collins.”
Classic country and rock, jazz. Doors open at 5:30 PM. Snacks and beverages.
Oct 12, 6:00‒9:00 PM with “B-Caged.” 50s and
60s rock and country. Dance in
costume, win prizes for best costumes! Doors open at 5:30 PM. Snacks and beverages.
For more info on dances at Central
Connections, call 513-423-1734.
Central Connections, a 501(c)3 nonprofit senior center in
Middletown, Ohio, and a United Way Agency Partner, promotes whole-person
wellness and serves the needs of adults over age 50 with nutritious meals, movement
classes, transportation services, health screenings, recreation, volunteer
opportunities, and social and educational events and programs. Central
Connections also provides a banquet center, meeting rooms, and catering
services for private, corporate, and organization gatherings. For more
information, call 513.423.1734 or visit www.centralconnections.org.