Rugcutters feat. Echoes Of Harlem

4 Saturdays in 2017

11 Feb, 27 May, 29 Jul, 23 Sept

@ Bella Union
54 Victoria Street, Carlton South

entry via Lygon Street

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8:30 PM Doors Open

9:00 PM Echoes of Harlem Show

9:30 PM 'til late - Live Jazz Dance Party


Show + Party
$35 Online through Bella Union

Party Only
At the door


cut a rug: (idiomatic) To dance, especially in a vigorous manner and in one of the dance styles of the first half of the twentieth century.

Speak easy and swing hard at Rugcutters live jazz party where killer music and dancing meet good times and conversation.

Unleash your inner jazz hound, modern day dandy, hepcat or swingkid and get your jam on. Whoever you are or wherever you’re from, if you want dancing and carousing, you’re in the right place.

This year 1929 Studios joins forces with Melbourne-based vintage dance troupe, Echoes of Harlem. These dancers, performers, teachers, DJs, musicians and all-round entertainers will be curating Rugcutters’ parties and bringing a toe tapping combo of the best things in life:

  • Kick off your evening with a showcase of spirited lindy hop and vintage jazz dance.
  • Get up and dance with an all levels how-to-dance lesson – no partner or experience needed.
  • Revel in our house band. All hot licks and wicked grins, they'll beguile and thrill with their swinging jazz tunes.
  • And raise a glass to the fine company you keep, set upon the vintage backdrop of Bella Union’s well preserved venue. This place is built to swing…

Hoot and holler and enjoy the hell out of yourself. Let’s cut a rug!

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