Dance the Night Away at the Concord Swing Dance Festival
Mar 21, 2017 08:26PM
By Melanie Heisinger
Swing Dance enthusiasts, get ready for an evening of music, dancing and fun!
Positively Ballroom Dance Studio will be hosting the Concord Swing Dance Festival on Friday, March 31 at the Cabarrus Country Club. The festival will kick off at 7:30pm with a Swing Dance Class and will proceed with general dancing from 8:00 - 11:00pm.
This event celebrates some of the most popular forms of American Swing Dancing still being practiced, performed and enjoyed by countless people today. These Swing dance styles include Carolina Shag, East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Hustle and West Coast Swing.
At this exciting event, there will be a DJ playing a very wide variety of music featuring songs from the 1920's all the way up to pop, rock and country favorites of today.
Get ready to dress dressy-casual to semi-formal and dance the night away, as well as enjoy some tasty hors d'oeuvres.
We were able to get in touch with one of Positively Ballroom's primary instructor and managing member, Ryan Knight, to learn a little bit more about this fun event and history of Positively Ballroom.
In 2011, owners Ryan and Mary Knight decided to change direction and centralize their business in Concord, NC. Ryan, being a native of Union County, visited the Concord area often as a child. As a boy walking the downtown streets, he was always drawn to the area, even imagining what it might be like to be a business owner with a shop right on Union Street.
- Dancing for the Arts (in conjunction with the Cabarrus Arts Council)
- The "Thriller" Costume Ball
- Concord Swing Dance Festival
Tell us a little bit about yourself. What is your role at Positively Ballroom?
- 1995 regional (NC, SC & VA) Teacher of the Year recipient
- 2002 Regional Pro-Am Latin champion
- 2003 Regional Amateur Theatrical champion
- 2005 Regional Pro-Am Theatrical champion
- 2008, 2009, & 2010 Olympian award winner for teaching excellence
There's a fun upcoming event, "Concord Swing Dance Festival," that Positively Ballroom will be hosting! How did the idea for that come about? Is this the first one?
In 2016, we hosted the very first Concord Swing Dance Festival to great success. We hope to be able to repeat the same level of interest for 2017.
Can anyone attend?
How has the planning process been?
Where can someone purchase tickets?
Advanced tickets may be purchased online for $25 a piece at https://www.positivelyballroom.com/special-events, or by phone at 704-858-1996.
Tickets will also be available at the door for $30 a piece while available. For family discounts please call the number given. Family discounts will not be available at the door without prior consent so please be sure to call.