BALLY’S CELEBRATES ATLANTIC CITY'S HISTORIC ROOTS WITH SWING DANCE-OFF
RESCHEDULED FOR SAT. JAN. 29
*Live Performances by Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra
and The Boilermaker Jazz Band*
*$5,000 in Cash Prizes Awarded for Style and Stamina*
*Event Co-sponsored By International Swing Site Yehoodi.com*
Event rules and details about this event can be found here.
Bally's has rescheduled their first Swing Dance-Off to SATURDAY JAN. 29 at the same scheduled time of 6:00pm-12:00am at the appropriately swing-inspired Ocean Ballroom.
This event is part of Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City's ongoing commemoration of the city's rich history during the 1920s, and features the music and dance styles of the 20s-40s. Co-sponsored by the leading international website for all things swing, Yehoodi.com, The Dance-Off will invite couples to participate in this six-hour competition to show off their signature dance moves and stamina to keep the swingin' going. Couples can register for one of two events: a stamina event, spanning the better part of six hours of straight dancing, and a true-to-form, swing dance skills competition. All dancers participating in the competition will be asked to dress in 1920's-inspired styles as well. A half-hour special instructional lesson will also be offered from 5:30pm-6:00pm in the Grand Ballroom. The winning couple from each category will earn themselves a handsome cash reward and a 1920s-inspired weekend at Bally's, as well as bragging rights! Judges will include Jill Sternheimer of Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing series and renowned NY swing dancer/instructor Roddy Caravella.
The hot sounds of the jazz age will come alive for dancers with sizzling live performances by two of the swing scene's leading orchestras: The Boilermaker Jazz Band, the Pittsburgh-based 7-piece group who have been wowing fans since bandleader Paul Consentino formed the band at Carnegie Mellon University in 1988, and NYC's popular Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra, whose authentic 1920's sounds and styles draw thousands to their events each year. The evening will be hosted by acclaimed swing DJ Ryan Swift, which hosts the popular FRIM FRAM JAM every Thursday in NYC and is a host on Yehoodi.com, one of the most frequented swing dance community websites online today and named for the Cab Calloway song "Who's Yehoodi?" and subtitled "The website for the hardcore hep-cat swinger!"
**Dancers interested in pre-registering can send an email to: BallysSwing@caesars.com