We‚Äôre gearing up for the Saturday, February 1,¬†Western Swing Dance Party¬†with¬†The Brain Cloud¬†at MASS MoCA! Spruce up your footwork with these¬†YouTube¬†how-to¬†videos, and come promptly at 8pm for live dance instruction, provided by Jacob‚Äôs Pillow Dance¬†with support from the Irene Hunter Fund for Dance.
Katie-Jean Wall and Jason Fenton will show everyone a few moves with 20 minutes of swing dance lessons before the band gets swingin’.
Katie-Jean‚Äôs been dancing for most of her life and first discovered Swing-era dances in 2008.¬† She teaches swing and blues in her home base in Albany, NY, and happily travels to participate in festivals and dance events across the Northeast.¬† Katie-Jean is especially interested in moving in effective, fun and sustainable ways both on and off the dance floor.
Jason’s been dancing for over 13 years and has been an instructor in Swing, Latin and Ballroom Dance around the Capital District for over 10 years.¬† He currently organizes and promotes Swing and Ballroom Dance events throughout the Capital Region through Albany Swing Dancing, the Arts Center of the Capital District, and the Dance Flurry organizations.¬† He currently hosts a weekly Lindy Hop Swing Dance at Daisy Bakers in Troy, NY.