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Live music Lindy events in May

Looking for something to do this weekend? Tri-City Swing is hosting the Alan Gresik Sextet this Friday at the Baker Community Center Ballroom in Saint Charles. The night will start at 6:30 p.m. with a beginner dance lesson, and the band will commence at 7:30. Suggested donation for admission is $12. Tri-City Swing will award $40 dance scholarships to the best dressed lead and follow. Vintage attire is encouraged. Dancing to a live band is a good time no matter what the weather may bring!

Maybe you’d like something a little more intensive. This year’s American Lindy Hop Championships goes from Friday, May 30 to Sunday, June 1. It will be held at the Chicago O’Hare Marriott hotel. Weekend passes are now on sale, with prices varying depending on how many days and events you would like to attend. There are classes, competitions, and dancing to both DJ and three different live bands! See event schedule here. It’s big events like this that have the great potential to expand your dancing knowledge. Whether you’re into Lindy Hop, Balboa, Jazz, Charleston, Blues, or East Coast Swing, you are sure to find a class to suit you.