Next swing dance event coming up March 9

Two students tried swing dance at ERHS's event on Dec. 3. (Photo by Bruce Strand)


District 728 student musicians will supply the music as Elk River High School hosts its annual Swing Dance Friday, March 9, open to all ages.

You can get dance training and dance to Big Band Era tunes played by jazz bands from Elk River (Black Elk and Red Elk), Zimmerman and Rogers high schools, and Salk and VandenBerge middle schools — and maybe a few surprise entries.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. Professional group dance instruction by Cindy and Terry Gardner will start at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will cost $6. A silent auction will be held and concessions will be sold.

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This event has proven popular enough that host ERHS is hosting it twice this school year. The first was held  Dec. 3.

Also coming up in arts

• Rogers High School’s musical “Little Shop of Horrors” will open Thursday, March 8
•Youth Theatre Workshop’s “Wizard of Oz,” will open April 26.

•Spectrum’s spring play, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” will open March 20.

•Elk River will present “Grease” starting April 20. Auditions were held this week.

•Elk River Area Arts Alliance’s first Oil Painting Exhibit is slated for March 7 through April 7

•The nationwide Arts in Harmony juried show at the government center  featuring over 150 chosen works continues through March 29.

•Local painter Jessie Henry Davis (last year’s ArtSoup best of show) is included in “A Mind’s Journey,” an expo for the Arts Guild of Central Minnesota, March 1–10 at Flow Arts Space in the Keg House Arts Building 34-13th Ave. N.E., Minneapolis.