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Fugitive Swing Dance (& Instruction)

Fugitive Swing Dance

Brought to you by: Fugitive Productions

Event Details

Swing dance is alive and well at Sanctuary in Maynard. Though Fugitive and Sanctuary have hosted countless events that have spotlighted some of the area’s great swing players, now it’s official. This one is for both experienced dancers and swing dance wannabes. Sanctuary, a recently converted church, features a full stage, an enormous dance floor, and one of the best bars west of Boston.

INSTRUCTORS TONY & AURELIE TYE

The first hour will feature instruction by two of the area’s finest performer/instructors. Tony and Aurelie Tye met as beginner dancers in Boston in 1990, first experienced Lindy Hop in 1992 and have been hooked ever since! They have taught at workshops and dance events throughout the East Coast from Maine to Florida. With their own “Hop to the Beat Dance Studio,” much of their energy has focused on their local scene. Regularly teaching classes since 1995, they’re as passionate about sharing the joy of dancing as when they first began. They’ve hosted the monthly “Uptown Swing Dance” for over 20 years, as well as special weekend events with international instructors. Since 1997 they’ve run the annual week-long “Beantown Camp,” bringing together Lindy Hoppers from around the world.

EDDIE SCHEER’S SWINGING ALL STARS

Cameleon Eddie Scheer is a Sanctuary favorite, gracing us with his vocal and drumming talents with a variety of groups and styles. He has been a fixture on the New England swing scene for more than 25 years. Whether with his jump blues band The Love Dogs, the 20-piece Compaq Big Band, or various smaller ensembles, his big voice and solid drumming have kept hearts beating and feet moving wherever he plays. The Swinging All Stars is a new unit featuring some of the best musicians in Boston — leaning toward the lighter, jazzy side of swing, but still with a deep connection to and reverence for the blues.

Doors open: 6:30pm • Dance instruction: 7–8pm

Full bar. You’re welcome to bring snacks and/or take-out.  For a list of Maynard’s many fine restaurants, click here.

Tickets$20/Advance, $25/door

Avalon Dance Productions Spring Showcase

Avalon Dance Productions Spring Showcase

Welcome to the ballroom!

If you’re a fan of “Dancing with the Stars” the Avalon Dance Productions spring showcase is a must see experience. Performed on the beautiful dance floor of the Sanctuary, the show will feature a variety of ballroom styles from the cha-cha and swing to the tango and quickstep. The theme is “Hereos and Villains.”

Avalon will be featuring its own student body and performers from other studios. Among these accomplished dancers are individuals who excel both at local and national levels of competition.

The event will be judged by :

Marianne Nicole :

Marianne’s titles include; United States Rising Star American Style Champion, Undefeated United States Theater Arts Champion, Undefeated Fred Astaire Theatrical Champion, Undefeated Fred Astaire International Latin Champion, World Latin Representative. She is a World Class Adjudicator & Coach, and Co Organizer of the Capitol Dancesport Championships. 

And 

Charlotte Jorgensen:

Charlotte is a former World, British Open, and European Professional Standard Finalist as well as a World Amateur and Blackpool Professional Rising Star Champion who, during her competitive career, was widely considered to be the best female Standard dancer in the world.

Hosted by:

PBS America’s Ballroom Challenge MC, John De Palma.

Music provided by DJ Dan Wilson. 

Avalon’s principal, Peter Walker is certified as a Fellow in International Ballroom, International Latin, American Ballroom, American Rhythm and Theater Arts with the United States Terpsichore Association (USTA) and is also a Championship Adjudicator. He is currently teaching Pro-Am students, coaching Amateur and Professional couples, and judging competitions across the US. 

For more information about Peter and Avalon Dance Productions, please visit:  www.avalondanceproductions.com.

Doors open: 12:30pm • Performance: 1pm–4pm

Tickets: $30/Online Only (sales end at 11am on show date)

Full bar

Buffet of light fare is included in the ticket price. Feel free to bring food/snacks of your own as well.  Click here for a list of Maynard’s many fine restaurants.

 

Soul Function Boston

Soul Function Boston

Get into the groove with Soul Function Boston on March 30th! 

Soul Function Boston is a 9-piece band of veteran musicians that have their background in everything from Rock, to Classical, to Ska, to Reggae, to Funk and R & B. With a tight horn section, powerful vocals & guitars that perform a wide range of songs from Chicago, Tower of Power and Bruno Mars hits to classic Stevie Wonder cuts and just ab out everything in between. Soul Function Boston’s funk-infused R&B tunes will keep you on the dance floor all night long. Get your groove on!

www.soulfunctionboston.com

https://www.facebook.com/soulfunctionboston/

Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM

Tickets $20 advance / $25 door

Note: Due to the band’s popularity, we recommend purchasing tickets in advance to secure your spot. Standing room only conditions may apply.

Neon Wave Band – 80’s New Wave Tribute Band

Neon Wave Band – 80’s New Wave Tribute Band

THEY’RE BACK! Get ready to step into a neon time machine and travel back to the raddest decade of all time! On March 22nd, Sanctuary is proud to present New England’s ultimate blast from the past – Neon Wave Band, your number one 80’s New Wave Tribute Band!

The band dresses and sounds just like the popular 80’s New Wave artists from top MTV videos. Wear your best 80’s themed costume or neon colors and get ready for a surprise during “Sunglasses at Night” that will have you glowing! Create new memories to unforgettable songs as you’re taken back to your favorite decade. Neon Wave brings an electrifying experience filled with high energy talent and songs that you can dance to all night long.

Artists they perform:

Duran Duran, The Human League, The B52’s, The Bangles, Depeche Mode, Culture Club, The Go-Go’s, David Bowie, Blondie, The Cure, Howard Jones, Madonna, ‘Til Tuesday, A Flock of Seagulls, INXS, New Order, Simple Minds, The Fixx, Roxette, The Romantics, Berlin, Kim Wilde, Corey Hart, Animotion, O.M.D., The Outfield, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Church, Real Life, Talk Talk, Nik Kershaw, The Motels, Tears For Fears, Erasure, The Psychedelic Furs, Kate Bush, Rick Astley, Cyndi Lauper, Divinyls and so much more!

Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM

Tickets: $20 advance / $25 door

Soul City Valentine’s Dance Party

Soul City Valentine’s Dance Party

After an unforeseen cancellation of their sold out show a few months back, Soul City is back and ready to set the stage on fire with a Valentine’s Dance Party like no other! Join us for a night of soulful tunes, a $45 ticket that includes a champagne toast, and an array of Valentine’s sweets, making this rescheduled performance an unforgettable celebration of love and music.

Soul City has one motto: You will dance. Resistance is futile.

Soul City is a Boston-based wedding band that has been entertaining audiences in New England since 1988. Led by vocalist Natalie Antell, this Latina and female-owned 10-piece band delivers a rich and unique sound that guarantees a packed dance floor at every performance. With a captivating front line consisting of three horns and three vocalists, Soul City creates an electrifying experience that will keep you on your feet.

Unlike most bands, every member of Soul City plays a major role in their performances. From the horns dancing along to choreography that matches the vocalists, to the band constantly working on new music and ideas, their chemistry on stage is undeniable. The band’s dedication and tight-knit bond have led them to create original funk fusion songs and aspire to put together an Earth Wind & Fire tribute concert in the future.

With a lineup that includes Natalie Antell, John Grant, Ashley-Sarah LaRocque, Tucker Antell, Jim Clark, Chris Gagne, Adriel Ferguson, Chris Vaillancourt, Santiago Bosch, and Yaman Akdogan, Soul City boasts a wealth of talent and experience. Whether they’re performing at weddings, private events, or notable venues like TD Garden and Fenway Park, this band is known for delivering unforgettable performances that you won’t want to miss.

Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM

Tickets: $45 advance / $50 door

Note: Due to the band’s popularity, we recommend purchasing tickets in advance to secure your spot. Standing room only conditions may apply.

Fugitive Swing Dance

Fugitive Swing Dance

Brought to you by: Fugitive Productions

Swing dance is alive and well at Sanctuary in Maynard. Though Fugitive and Sanctuary have hosted countless events that have spotlighted some of the area’s great swing players, now it’s official. This one is for both experienced dancers and swing dance wannabes. Sanctuary, a recently converted church, features a full stage, an enormous dance floor, and one of the best bars west of Boston.

INSTRUCTORS TONY & AURELIE TYE

The first hour will feature instruction by two of the area’s finest performer/instructors. Tony and Aurelie Tye met as beginner dancers in Boston in 1990, first experienced Lindy Hop in 1992 and have been hooked ever since! They have taught at workshops and dance events throughout the East Coast from Maine to Florida. With their own “Hop to the Beat Dance Studio,” much of their energy has focused on their local scene. Regularly teaching classes since 1995, they’re as passionate about sharing the joy of dancing as when they first began. They’ve hosted the monthly “Uptown Swing Dance” for over 20 years, as well as special weekend events with international instructors. Since 1997 they’ve run the annual week-long “Beantown Camp,” bringing together Lindy Hoppers from around the world.

EDDIE SCHEER’S SWINGING ALL STARS

Cameleon Eddie Scheer is a Sanctuary favorite, gracing us with his vocal and drumming talents with a variety of groups and styles. He has been a fixture on the New England swing scene for more than 25 years. Whether with his jump blues band The Love Dogs, the 20-piece Compaq Big Band, or various smaller ensembles, his big voice and solid drumming have kept hearts beating and feet moving wherever he plays. The Swinging All Stars is a new unit featuring some of the best musicians in Boston — leaning toward the lighter, jazzy side of swing, but still with a deep connection to and reverence for the blues.

Doors open: 6:30pm • Dance instruction: 7–8pm

Full bar. You’re welcome to bring snacks and/or take-out.  For a list of Maynard’s many fine restaurants, visit discovermaynard.com

Tickets: $20/Advance, $25/door

The Smack Dabs

The Smack Dabs

Brought to you by: Fugitive Productions

The Smack Dabs specialize in good-time Swing Blues music from the 1930s, featuring the songs of Tampa Red, Big Bill Broonzy, The Harlem Hamfats, and many others.

This delightful and timeless genre features a rich variety of musical styles, ranging from mournful blues to joyful celebrations, setting the stage for incredible solo and group improvisations and delighting audiences and dancers alike. The Smack Dabs’ sound is influenced by a mélange of musical styles. They feature some of Boston’s most compelling improvising musicians in their rotating lineup, bringing a fresh and unique sound to each performance.

Mark Earley: guitar, vocals, kazoo

Richard Saunders: piano

Jim Gray: upright bass

Mark Berney: cornet

Kit Buckley: saxophone, clarinet

Jon Kraus: washboard

SWING BLUES

The 1930s were halcyon days for Swing music, but not just for the likes of big bands like Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Jimmy Lunceford, and the Dorsey Brothers. There were literally hundreds of small Swing combos from trios to octets, each with its own unique take on the music that dominated the market during the height of the Great Depression. The Smack Dabs celebrate the bawdy, joyous, inclusive character of this music and is dedicated to honoring those who made it great.

Doors Open: 7pm • Performance: 7:30pm

Full bar • You’re welcome to bring snacks and/or take-out.  For a list of Maynard’s many fine restaurants, visit DiscoverMaynard.com

Tickets: $15/advance, $20/door

Swing Dance Returns

Swing Dance Returns

Brought to you by: Fugitive Productions

WE’RE BACK!

Swing dance is alive and well at Sanctuary in Maynard. Though Fugitive and Sanctuary have hosted countless events that have spotlighted some of the area’s great swing players, now it’s official. This one is for both experienced dancers and swing dance wannabes. Sanctuary, a recently converted church, features a full stage, an enormous dance floor, and one of the best bars west of Boston.

INSTRUCTORS TONY & AURELIE TYE

The first hour will feature instruction by two of the area’s finest performer/instructors. Tony and Aurelie Tye met as beginner dancers in Boston in 1990, first experienced Lindy Hop in 1992 and have been hooked ever since! They have taught at workshops and dance events throughout the East Coast from Maine to Florida. With their own “Hop to the Beat Dance Studio,” much of their energy has focused on their local scene. Regularly teaching classes since 1995, they’re as passionate about sharing the joy of dancing as when they first began. They’ve hosted the monthly “Uptown Swing Dance” for over 20 years, as well as special weekend events with international instructors. Since 1997 they’ve run the annual week-long “Beantown Camp,” bringing together Lindy Hoppers from around the world.

EDDIE SCHEER’S SWINGING ALL STARS

Cameleon Eddie Scheer is a Sanctuary favorite, gracing us with his vocal and drumming talents with a variety of groups and styles. He has been a fixture on the New England swing scene for more than 25 years. Whether with his jump blues band The Love Dogs, the 20-piece Compaq Big Band, or various smaller ensembles, his big voice and solid drumming have kept hearts beating and feet moving wherever he plays. The Swinging All Stars is a new unit featuring some of the best musicians in Boston — leaning toward the lighter, jazzy side of swing, but still with a deep connection to and reverence for the blues.

Doors open: 6:30pm • Dance instruction: 7–8pm

Full bar. You’re welcome to bring snacks and/or take-out.  For a list of Maynard’s many fine restaurants, visit DiscoverMaynard.com

Tickets: $20/Advance, $25/door

JP’s All-Star Band Dance Party

JP’s All-Star Band Dance Party

Brought to you by: Fugitive Productions

Last Thanksgiving eve, JP’s All-Star Band sold out the room, helping a bunch of folks jump-start the holiday spirit.

British guitarist Jeff Purchon and his all-star band bring their special brand of soul, blues, and funk — with a side order of rock — to life, rousing a crowd to their feet and leaving them wanting more.

Traditionally known as Black & Orange Night inMaynard, the night before Thanksgiving is a great time to reunite with old friends who are home for the holidays. Join us as we kick off the long weekend with Jeff Purchon and Friends live at Sanctuary!” The band will cover a wide range of songs from soul to funk to rock to blues to pop and back again, all aimed at getting you on your feet and losing those pounds before you put them back on again.

Jeff Purchon has performed with some of music’s greats. At the age of 17 he was signed to EMI records and was playing in a warm up band for renowned acts like Black Sabbath, Free, Genesis, Robert Palmer and others. He toured with Noel Redding (ex Jimi Hendrix), Clive Bunker (Jethro Tull) and during his career has played with Robert Palmer, Ginger Baker, Buddy Miles, Steve Holley (Wings), and Mick Ronson (Bowie).

His band features nine-pieces with two female singers; Stax recording artist Suzanne Buell, and the Award-winning Vicki Zelski. Boston’s own Michael Payette, who possesses a range and voice that can cover any song from Michael McDonald to Stevie Wonder, is the lead male vocalist. The world-class rhythm section includes New York’s Ron Pastore on bass, keyboard wizard Mike Valdez, Berklee Alumni Philip Antionades on drums, and Percussionist Hal Denham. The lineup is rounded out with ace saxophonist Brad Kohl.

JP & Friends will rock your butts off with a variety of music that hits everyone’s sweet spot, with classics old and new. They play a multitude of private gigs and have won a Gold Award as one of the best performing bands on their agency’s roster. Come on down and boogie out.

Doors open at 7pm • Performance starts at 8pm

Full bar • You’re welcome to bring snacks and/or take-out.  Visit Discover Maynard for a list of Maynard’s many fine restaurants.

Tickets $20/advance, $25/door

Cheryl Arena Band

Cheryl Arena Band

Brought to you by: Fugitive Productions

One of only 30 artists featured in the book “Masters of the Harmonica,” Cheryl Arena has been bringing the sound of authentic American blues music to audiences around the US and Europe for over 30 years! No one trick pony, she plays everything from the urban electric blues of Chicago to the soulful Delta sounds of the Deep South and everything in between. Always with a soulful edge and a grooving beat, Cheryl channels the likes of Little Walter, Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, and many more of the immortal masters!

Raised in the Boston area, she has shared the stage with such luminaries as James Cotton, Junior Wells, Charlie Musselwhite, Pinetop Perkins, Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson, Lazy Lester, R.L. Burnside, among many others. Cheryl has released several CDs, including the critically acclaimed “Blues Got Me” with seven original songs featuring a stellar band, produced by Duke Robillard, who also plays on the album. She is a triple threat: great songwriter, powerful singer and smokin’ harmonica player (endorsed by Hohner)!

Whether you want to hit the dance floor and shake your hips, or sway in your seat while you tap your feet, Cheryl and her band always deliver powerful, undeniable Blues with a feeling!

Mike Dibari, guitar & vocals
Ed Scheer, drums & vocals
Teddy Bukowski, upright & electric basses

Doors open: 7pm • Performance: 7:30pm

Full bar. You’re welcome to bring snacks and/or take-out.  Visit Discover Maynard for a list of Maynard’s many fine restaurants. 

Tickets: $15/Advance, $20/door