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Holiday Swing Dance ft. Compaq Big Band at The Rockingham Ballroom

Rockingham Ballroom
22 Ash Swamp Road
Newmarket, NH 03857
United States


The exciting 19-piece Compaq Big Band returns for a GREAT holiday swing dance night. The band plays 8:00pm-10:00pm. There’s an introductory, group-friendly swing dance lesson 7:00pm to 8:00pm presented by Greg Clarkson from Northshore Swing Dance. Doors Open 6:30pm.

Admission is $25pp. Advance purchase of tickets is encouraged by going to www.rockinballroom.club. Walk-ins (cash or credit card) welcome, as long as space permits.

On December 10th the band will play predominantly authentic swing, but will also program a few (but not too many…) ballroom dance step charts. There will be many familiar seasonal tunes to get everyone in the Christmas spirit!

Out in front of the band will be the fabulous Katie Oberholtzer will be crushin’ the vocals, with a large number of those being all-time holiday favorites as performed by Ella Fitzgerald, Mariah Carey, Diana Krall, and more.

Those unfamiliar with the band will be happy to know they’re a very experienced, all-adult group, with a resume that includes decades of performing for discerning New England swing dancers region-wide. They program the right music, at the right pace that keeps the music going for everyone that wants to stay out on the floor tune after tune, and they have a passion for performance quality and production detail.

As is always the case when they perform, it will be the full, real big band instrumentation of 14 horns and four rhythm – no compromises there. And, they’ll be bringing their complete, state-of-the-art traveling sound reinforcement system and full-time, experienced sound engineer to our vintage space. No compromises there, either.

More on Katie at www.katieobeholzer.com, info on the band at www.compaqbigband.com, and the Rockingham Ballroom at www.rockinballroom.club. ‘Like’ all three of us on Facebook!

The Historic Rockingham Ballroom. Rockingham Ballroom has hosted some of the biggest names of big bands, dating from 1934. Take a trip down memory land in our historic building with a band of the times, or come discover what made this era so great. Our 4000 SF floating wood floor is the only such dance floor in NE. And you can BYOB. Plenty of room to be covid safe dancing and seating.

BYOB event. BRING YOUR CHIOCE OF BEVERAGE. Healthy Light menu available. Waters/soft drinks.