November 9, 7:30-11pm
Hosted with Berkshire Ballroom with live music by Eight to the Bar
Hosted in collaboration with Berkshire Ballroom Chapter with live music by Hartford’s Eight to the Bar, this Pillow Party brings together U.S. National Ballroom Finalists Florin Vlad and Natalia O’Connor Vladand, a unique musical sextet known for outlandish wardrobes and a colorful mix of ‘40s jazz and swing, ‘50s jump blues, Motown, and their own swing-influenced tunes. Enjoy everything from East Coast to West Coast Swing, Hustle, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Fox Trot, Quick-Step, and Viennese Waltz, among others.
The mission of the Berkshire County Chapter of USA Dance, Inc. is to promote the growth and opportunities of ballroom dancing as both a lifetime recreational activity and as a sport. They serve as the leader and focal point of ballroom dancing in the Berkshire County community and strive to educate the public regarding the physical, mental, and social benefits of ballroom dancing.
Named “Best All Around Band” by the CT Now’s Readers’ Poll, listening to Eight to the Bar is a lot like driving along a time-warped highway precisely halfway between Count Basie’s Kansas City and Fats Waller’s Harlem, where the car radio picks up everything from Jumpin’ at the Woodside to The Andrews Sisters. Eight to the Bar is a mix of female vocals, saxophone (featuring Van Morrison’s original sax and flute player Collin Tilton), guitar, bass, keyboard, and drums. They have released 12 CDs since their inception in 1975.
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Pillow Party: Ballroom
At Jacob’s Pillow: Nov 9