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Sunday, November 17

Swing Time

Swing dance lessons from 4 to 5 p.m.

#35 of the Crystal Ballroom's "100 Nights"

3 p.m. doors, 4 p.m. lesson, 5 p.m. dancing

All ages welcome

$8 advance, $8 day of show (price includes lessons)

Swing Time

Swing Time is a continuation and celebration of the music and dance that resulted in America during the Jazz Age and the Swing Era.

It's a time you'll see and join in with couples Swing Dancing the classic styles that incorporate elements of the Charleston, Lindy Hop, Balboa, Shag, Peabody, and perhaps even the once outlawed Turkey Trot.

You'll hear the music that was first heard at the turn of the century in jazz clubs, riverboats, ballrooms, brothels, vaudeville, cabarets and speakeasies. And now, with Prohibition no longer an obstacle, adults can enjoy the array of craft brews made on site and/or a classy cocktail.

We can now look back on the day when the Crystal Ballroom, originally built as Cotillion Hall in 1914, was shut down in the early 1920's because of the persecution of jazz and dance with a sigh of disbelief. And now we can now continue forward using the world famous floating dance floor for the type of classic American dance party it was built for.

Bring your dance shoes and join us for a dance event that would make Montrose Ringler proud!

#35 of the Crystal Ballroom's "100 Nights"

Portland's Crystal Ballroom, as an ongoing entertainment staple for the city since 1914, celebrates its 100th birthday with a 100-day-long party! From October 14, 2013 to its actual centennial-mark on January 21, 2014, daily events will tumble forth from the historic Crystal Ballroom and its second-floor space Lola's Room, with an occasional spotlight pointed at the affable setting of Ringlers Pub.

Events will feature a mix of current national acts, the return of longtime Portland favorites, showcases of up-and-comers, and themed events inspired by key eras of the Crystal past. While the series will end with a bang - a performance by the Decemberists' Colin Meloy on January 21 - the entire run of shows will be stacked with stellar talent. Additional events will pay tribute to the Crystal's amazing history, with ballroom dance extravaganzas, old-timey/Americana dances, a gypsy-themed event, soul/funk shows and psychedelic jams.

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