Many swing dance names come from the light and lithe insects that inspired them, such as the jitterbug, the grasshopper, and the Charleston boll weevil. Boogie down with today's Groupon for admission tickets to The Jump Session Show on Friday, May 27 at 7 p.m., located at Benaroya Hall. Choose between two options:
- For $25, you get two general-admission tickets (a $50 value).
- For $40, you get two general-admission tickets and passes to the dance and after-party (an $80 value).
Contagious beats from The Jump Session Show get audience members anchor stepping in their seats with a dance show dedicated to the Lindy Hop and jazz dance. Part of Camp Jitterbug, a weekend-long dance event, this kick-off showcase includes top talent from around the world grooving in pairs, groups, and swinging solo without the unsportsmanlike aid of playground tires. Get a sneak peek at the fast footwork by watching last year's trailer here. Jealous onlookers can jump, jive, and wail their way into the postshow dance party. Rug-cutters of all skill levels will seize control of Benaroya Hall, filling the stage and grand lobby with high-energy moves inspired by live music and the invigorating scent of saddle shoes and suspenders.
All proceeds from the Jump Session Show will be donated to Camp Fire USA Snohomish, a coed youth agency that strives to instill qualities of leadership and responsibility in children from kindergarten through high school.
Camp Jitterbug and The Jump Session Show
Since 2000, Camp Jitterbug has grown from an intimate soiree with only about 100 students to a leading force in the swing-dancing world. It now occupies spaces throughout Seattle, inviting swing bands to play non-stop for four days as a multitude of dancers hone their skills in workshops and evening dance sessions. These workshops cater to specific skill levels, combining expert instruction with live music for a three-day learning experience. Evening dance festivities then begin around 8:30 p.m. and go until the last horn falls silent at around 5 a.m., giving dancers eight-and-a-half hours to put their newfound skills to the test. The next day, the organizers invite dancers back to do it all again, encouraging them to allow the joy of dance to overshadow any lingering exhaustion or soreness from the day before.
Meanwhile, the dancers of Jump Session Show punctuate the weekend with performances and demonstrations. The rug-cutters wow crowds with intricate, precisely timed dance moves, just like desperate presidential candidates during their final debate.
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