It was Back to the 40′s at ERHS’s annual Swing Dance

Sam (left) and Lori whirl to “Chattanooga Choo-Choo” being played by the Zimmerman Jazz Band. Sam said they arrived early for the lessons and had a great time. (Photos by Bruce Strand)

Sam (left) and Lori whirl to “Chattanooga Choo-Choo” being played by the Zimmerman Jazz Band. Sam said they arrived early for the lessons and had a great time. (Photos by Bruce Strand)

 

The sixth annual Elk River High School swing dance was fun for young, old and in-between on Friday, March 7. The band fundraiser featured 1940′s style Big Band music with jazz groups from Elk River, Rogers, Zimmerman, Salk and VandenBerge, and the North Suburban Big Band. It’s an event that inspires kids to dress up sporty, learn some new steps and show their stuff. Here are a few scenes from the evening.

Pat and Gary Zwach came in from St. Cloud. Their niece Emily Meyer plays in Black Elk Jazz Band.

Pat and Gary Zwach came in from St. Cloud. Their niece Emily Meyer plays in Black Elk Jazz Band.

Jessica Langbehn twirls with dance partner Alec Cantin.

Jessica Langbehn twirls with dance partner Alec Cantin.

Kael Smith and John McClay, on tenor saxophone with the Red Elk Jazz Band, play “Zoot Suit Riot.”

Kael Smith and John McClay, on tenor saxophone with the Red Elk Jazz Band, play “Zoot Suit Riot.”

Zimmerman Jazz Band, including (from left) Camille Schreiner, Dani Johnson, Ryan Olson and Zach Ruprecht, belt out “One O’Clock Jump.”

Zimmerman Jazz Band, including (from left) Camille Schreiner, Dani Johnson, Ryan Olson and Zach Ruprecht, belt out “One O’Clock Jump.”

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