Saturday, November 5, 2011

Swing Buffalo hosts 'vintage' dance band

 On Tuesday, Nov. 8, Swing Buffalo will host Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopators. From 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. the band will play to a room full of dancers and music lovers alike at the Polish Cadets Hall, 927 Grant St.
 This Seattle based group prides itself on being “America’s most authentic vintage swing band.”
  “This is an awesome band and cost us a pretty penny to hire,” said Rob Leach, who found Swing Buffalo in 2007, “and we’re only charging $12 that night to have them here.”
  Leach runs Swing Buffalo, which is an organization that loves dance forms such as the Jitterbug, Balboa, Lindy Hop and Charleston. Lindy Hop classes are Tuesdays starting at 8 p.m., followed by a social dance. The Lindy Hop was popularized in the 1920s and 1930s and experienced a huge revival across the country in the early 1990s.
  There's a small fee for class. Leach says dancers of all skill levels are welcome.
By Brian Geerhart and Erica Lindo