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Saturday July 6th, 2013

featuring Ray Gelato & The City Rhythm Orchestra
VFW Hall 701 Lake Ave, Asbury Park NJ

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Saturday July 6th, 2013 Ray Gelato returns to the VFW in Asbury Park. If you attended our event last year, you know how fabulous this group is! And here's your chance to hear them again!

Celebrating the early roots of Rock n' Roll with music and dancing that capture a remarkable time period in American creativity and lifestyle. This one night will showcase Jump, Swing, Rhythm and Blues, combined with the social dances that fit.

SHAKiN’ At The Shore will include dance workshops in the late afternoon where you can learn The Lindy Hop and various Swing styles. The evening will feature Live Music showcasing Jump, Swing, Rhythm & Blues.

Stay tuned here for all the details!


Ray Gelato Sat Oct 6th 2012

PRESS RELEASE For Sat October 6th Concert/Dance


Reviews from 2011

Joseph Tallman
The festival was great! Awesome bands and dancing. Musically, it was a great change for Asbury Park!
August 15, 2011 at 10:46pm

Gabriel Sarrazin-Mackay
Grrreeeeeaaaatttt week-end! Thanks to everyone that made it possible. And thanks to the teachers and the Band!
August 15, 2011 at 6:35pm

Massimo Montesi
We were there, from Italy, it was the first edition and we hope the first of a long series...like "Our Summer Jamboree Festival" in Senigallia Italy. We have a lot of fun thanks to all the people. In particular to Paolo Pasta Lanna for all the kindness and help and ospitality in New York.
August 17, 2011 at 7:38pm

Tom Gilmour, commissioner of Asbury Park
We were very glad to have you (The Shake, Rhythm n' Roll Music & Dance Festival). Wishes for a wonderful and prosperous 2012!
Thursday, December 29, 2011


Shakin' At The Shore
dance party
Saturday August 11th, 2012
VFW Hall 701 Lake Ave, Asbury Park NJ
noon – dancing on the beach by the Aqua Lounge (North side of Convention Hall)
4pm Dance Workshops at VFW Hall, 7pm Doors open VFW Hall, 8pm – 11:30pm Live Music,  DeeJay till Midnight.

In 2011, The Shake Rhythm n' Roll Music Festival was hosted in Asbury Park. It was a remarkable 5 days of music and dance. This year we present one fabulous day and night of music and dancing. Celebrating the early roots of Rock n' Roll with music and dancing that capture a remarkable time period in American creativity and lifestyle. This one night will showcase Jump, Swing, Rhythm and Blues, combined with the social dances that fit.

Saturday August 11th 2012 will also include an Hawaiian beach party early in the day and classes where you can learn The Lindy Hop and it’s influence on social dance and the world of Swing.

The Timeline:
12:30 Dancing on the Beach* FREE
JUST ADDED
– starting at 12:30pm, Our DEEJAY will be spinning our favorites along with some Hawaiian Swing & Root’s Rock n’ Roll).
Location: The AQUA LOUNGE (North side of Convention Hall) and the sound system will be directed out over the BEACH. So dancers, plan to take over this beach! This is now an HAWAIIAN THEME party so Hawaiian dress is highly encouraged!
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1pm Aerials playtime and dancing on the Beach* by the AQUA LOUNGE on the far side of CONVENTION HALL.
*beach pass required and weather permitting
At 3:30pm we recommend you start making your way to the VFW Hall. Its a 15 min walk along the beautiful river that feeds into the ocean. From Aqua Lounge, we recommend you walk along the Boardwalk to the CASINO building (walk South). Then turn right and walk along the River edge till you get the the VFW. There is a rather large BINGO sign out front so you can’t miss it.

4pm Lindy Hop Styling dance workshop at the VFW HALL (level 1 and up)
5pm Swing Dips & Tricks dance workshop at the VFW HALL (level 2 and up)
7:00 Doors Open for Dance Party
7:15 Intro Swing Class
8pm LIVE Band
Ron Sunshine & Full Swing

*Workshops listed are additional fees. The 7:15 class however is FREE to general admission.

PRICING:
DOOR PRICE
$18 general admission (dance party)
$15 additional per workshop (you must purchase general admission to take dance workshop)
$45 if you buy full package at door (dance party and both workshops)

ADVANCED PURCHASE PRICE (online)
$15 general admission (dance party only)
$26 Includes One Workshop and general admission
$36 Includes Both Worksh
ops and general admission


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