Lindy on the Rocks/Rocky Mountain Balboa Blowout 2021

Studio Loft of the Ellie Caulkins Opera House

09/17/2021 - 09/19/2021 7:30 PM

What: Lindy on the Rocks (LOTR)/Rocky Mountain Balboa Blowout (RMBB) 2021. LOTR is all about the granddaddy of all swing dances, the Lindy Hop, although you will find other vintage dances mixed in as well. Lindy Hop can be danced slowly or very fast (when you’re ready). The event provides high-quality instruction from the most talented swing dancers in the world. You can look forward to classes for all levels, live swing music, and plenty of social dancing. 

RMBB celebrates a Swing-era partner dance known as Balboa and Bal-Swing. It features fancy footwork, subtle technique, and some flashy vintage movement. It is usually danced to faster tempos, although you can expect to see slow Balboa dancing to slower and moderate tempos. Our event provides high-quality instruction from the most talented Balboa dancers in the world. 

Who: Instructors - Ana Lisa Sutherland, Anthony Chen, Bobby White, David Rehm, Heather Ballew, Irina Amzashvili, Javier Johnson, Jeremy Otth, Joshua Mclean, Kate Hedin, Laura Keat, Laurel Ryan, Shelby Johnson.  

Live Music - Charles Turner, Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles band 

DJs – Kate Hedin, Shelby Johnson, Kara Fabina 

When: Friday, September 17, 2021 7:00 PM MDT - Monday, September 20, 2021 2:00 AM MDT 

Vaccinated Only Event - You will be asked to provide proof via vaccination card. Masks are required.

Friday, September 17:
7:30 p.m. – VIP Access 
7:45 p.m. – Doors Open 
8-8:45 p.m. – The Harvest Moon Ball w/Bobby Shite 
9-11:30 p.m. – Charles Turner Jazz Band (with Solo Jazz Prelims at first break, and Finals at top of 3rd set) 
12:00 a.m. – Awards 
1:00 a.m. – Dance Ends 

Saturday, September 18:
8 p.m. – VIP Access 
8:15 p.m. – Door Open
8:30-8:45 p.m. – Cocktail party with virtual showcase 
9-10 p.m. - Charles Turner Jazz Band & Anything Goes Strictly Final at top of 2nd set 
12 a.m. - Band ends (encore)  
12:30 a.m. – Doors close  

Sunday, September 19:
8 p.m. – VIP Access 
8:15 p.m. – Doors Open 
8:30-11:45 p.m. - Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles Jazz Band, and Mix & Match Balboa & Lindy Finals at top of 2nd and 3rd sets (respectively) 
12 a.m. – Awards 
12:15-1 a.m. - Swing & Soul Party - DJ Kara 

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