Celebrating its 10th year, Groove Juice Swing's "Stompology" aims at showcasing the art of jazz through dance and musical performances. Exhibiting at the historic German House (315 Gregory Street) from Thursday, June 4, through Sunday, June 7, "Stompology" offers a variety of entertainment, instructional dance classes, and competitions.
This year's dance instructors include Mike Faltesek, Laura Glaess, Sharon Davis, Andy Reid, Gaby Cook, and Andrew Nemr, with guest instructors Jesse Hanus, Rebecca Berman, Bobby Bonsey, Darren Stevenson, and Guy Thorne. Instructors will offer classes throughout the weekend for skill levels of beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Styles will range from advanced tap-dancing with Nemr to breakdancing with Bonsey. Aside from Faltesek, all instructors will perform at The Stompology Show on Thursday, June 4, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Alongside dance instruction and performances, musical guests include seven-piece swing group Jonathan Stout and His Campus Five, American roots group Falty and The Defects (fronted by Faltesek), Django Reinhardt tribute group The Djangoners, and jazz DJs Meghan Gilmore and Alain Fragman.
At-the-door pricing for "Stompology" ranges from $25 for a single class, $80 day passes for Saturday and Sunday, and $210 for an "all-in" pass. $50 dance passes offer access to all dance performances throughout the weekend. For more information, visit stompology.com.