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6/25 – Jazz & Swing Night: Amra’s (Monday Monkeybidness)

On Monday, June 25th, 2012 join Amra’s of Raleigh for an evening of Jazz and Swing at downtown Raleigh’s premiere Cigar & Cocktail Bar on Glenwood Avenue.

There is NO COVER to enjoy the evening and dancing–but PLEASE consider supporting the event by purchasing a cocktail from the bar. Monday night bar specials include $4 well drinks and $5 Cosmopolitans. Smoking is permitted. Multiple flat screens are positioned at and around the bar. Heavy duty smoke suckers will be employed during the evening to enhance non-smoker enjoyment and comfort.

MUSIC: Enjoy deejayed modern and swing era jazz from 7:45 PM until 11:30 PM (or later)! for ambiance or dancing with Deejay Frankie Hagan. Stay for the late night w/Frankie and enjoy a rich blend of classic & contemporary soul, R&B, funk, blues, and more — altogether, it’s the coolest hipster cocktail for your Monday night. Make Amra’s your destination!

DANCE CLASS: At 7:00 PM there’s a FREE Beginner Swing Dance Lesson w/Frankie Hagan provided there are at least two students in attendance. This week Frankie is going to work on beginner balboa concepts for those who attend!

PARKING: You can park close and conveniently on the street, or directly across the road – in the parking lot at 107 Glenwood after 5 PM.

AMBIANCE: Make yourself comfortable in a beautiful up-scale cocktail bar/premium cigar store in a setting with a gorgeous, vintage speakeasy feel. Enjoy the night air? — there’s outside seating on the patio when the weather permits. Wanna dance? – enjoy great music and a fast, dance shoe friendly hardwood floor in an atmosphere evocative of prohibition era speakeasies in Downtown Raleigh – right on trendy Glenwood Avenue – and all of this without being out too late on a work night. :)

What more do you need? – Great people, dancing, cocktails, cigars, food, hipster lounging, and so much more!!

Amra’s is bringing jazz & swing back to Raleigh!! Be a part of it!

www.amrasraleigh.com
www.dancefrankie.com

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Deejay-dancefrankie/197819213587854

6/18 – Jazz & Swing Night: Amra’s (DJ Pin-up)


On Monday, June 18th, 2012 join Amra’s of Raleigh for an evening of Jazz and Swing at downtown Raleigh’s premiere Cigar & Cocktail Bar on Glenwood Avenue.

There is NO COVER to enjoy the evening and dancing–but PLEASE consider supporting the event by purchasing a cocktail from the bar. Monday night bar specials include $4 well drinks and $5 Cosmopolitans. Smoking is permitted. Multiple flat screens are positioned at and around the bar. Heavy duty smoke suckers will be employed during the evening to enhance non-smoker enjoyment and comfort.

MUSIC: Enjoy deejayed modern and swing era jazz from 7:45 PM until 11:30 PM (or later)! for ambiance or dancing with Deejay Frankie Hagan. Stay for the late night w/Frankie and enjoy a rich blend of classic & contemporary soul, R&B, funk, blues, and more — altogether, it’s the coolest hipster cocktail for your Monday night. Make Amra’s your destination!

FEATURE SET: Celebrated dancer, deejay, blogger, and band leader (and Durham local) Laura Windley will be deejaying her FIRST EVER feature set at Amra’s from 9:00 PM until 10:00 PM. Come check her out!!

DANCE CLASS: At 7:00 PM there’s a FREE Beginner Swing Dance Lesson w/Frankie Hagan provided there are at least two students in attendance.

PARKING: You can park close and conveniently on the street, or directly across the road – in the parking lot at 107 Glenwood after 5 PM.

AMBIANCE: Make yourself comfortable in a beautiful up-scale cocktail bar/premium cigar store in a setting with a gorgeous, vintage speakeasy feel. Enjoy the night air? — there’s outside seating on the patio when the weather permits. Wanna dance? – enjoy great music and a fast, dance shoe friendly hardwood floor in an atmosphere evocative of prohibition era speakeasies in Downtown Raleigh – right on trendy Glenwood Avenue – and all of this without being out too late on a work night. :)

What more do you need? – Great people, dancing, cocktails, cigars, food, hipster lounging, and so much more!!

Amra’s is bringing jazz & swing back to Raleigh!! Be a part of it!

www.amrasraleigh.com
www.dancefrankie.com
www.lindyshopper.com
http://mintjulepjazzband.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Deejay-dancefrankie/197819213587854

SWING DANCING: Fundamental Lindy Hop (3 Non-Consecutive Classes)


(FULL SERIES PAYMENT NO LONGER AVAILABLE/PICK-UP SESSIONS ARE $15)

NEW class in CARY!!

Get excited about SWING DANCING!! Frankie Hagan is an experienced lindy hopper, and along with some very special GUEST STARS, is ready to share his knowledge and love of the original swing dance with YOU in 3 Special group classes designed to be a bridge between a Beginner Lindy Hop course and an Intermediate one.

WHERE: The gorgeous Premier Dance Studio in Cary located at 1817 N. Harrison Avenue (Harrison Square Shopping Center), Cary, NC 27513 (919) 461-2295. A beautiful, friendly learning environment.

WHEN: 3 Dates – June 13th, June 27th, and July 11th. Class will run at 9:00 PM until roughly 9:45 PM of instruction time, with some limited practice time afterward.

PREREQUISITES: None (Some Dance Experience is recommended, only attending these three classes is not enough to move into an intermediate course). Appropriate for beginners or for students focused on refining fundamental dance concepts.

DESCRIPTION: START here if you’ve had some dance experience, or are pretty confident. Lindy Hop is the ORIGINAL swing dance. This dance was derived from the Breakaway, tap dancing and the Charleston in the late 1920?s; and yes, It’s everything that you want swing dancing to be: excitement, energy, fun, and so much more. This class will focus on the core moves of Lindy Hop: the swing out and the lindy circle.

PRICING: To ensure your spot in class, we suggest registering and paying online. With this system, we currently accept credit cards via Paypal (payment button on www.dancefrankie.com). If you’d like to pay in-studio, you may also pay by cash or check.

The price below is for all three classes, as a convenience to the student, and to aid the instructors in preparation of material. Individual pickup lessons will be allowed for this limited series.

Class Series $35
Per Lesson Only $15

www.dancefrankie.com (payment button on website)
www.justdancecary.com


6/11 – Jazz & Swing Night: Amra’s (Summertime)

On Monday, June 11th, 2012 join Amra’s of Raleigh for an evening of Jazz and Swing at downtown Raleigh’s premiere Cigar & Cocktail Bar on Glenwood Avenue.

There is NO COVER to enjoy the evening–but PLEASE consider supporting the event by purchasing a cocktail from the bar. Monday night bar specials include $4 well drinks and $5 Cosmopolitans. Smoking is permitted. Multiple flat screens at and around the bar. Heavy smoke suckers will be turned on for the benefit of the non-smoking clientele.

MUSIC: Enjoy deejayed modern and swing era jazz from 7:45 PM until 11:00 PM (or later)! for ambiance or dancing with Deejay Frankie Hagan. Stay for the late night w/Frankie and enjoy a rich blend of classic & contemporary soul, R&B, funk, blues, and more — altogether, it’s the coolest hipster cocktail for your Monday night. Make Amra’s your destination!

DANCE CLASS: FREE Beginner Swing Class with Frankie at 7:00 PM. There’s no excuse — come get a few moves!!

PARKING: You can park close and conveniently on the street, or directly across the road – in the parking lot at 107 Glenwood after 5 PM.

AMBIANCE: Make yourself comfortable in a beautiful up-scale cocktail bar/premium cigar store in a setting with a gorgeous, vintage speakeasy feel. Enjoy the night air? — there’s outside seating on the patio when the weather permits. Wanna dance? – enjoy great music and a fast, dance shoe friendly hardwood floor in an atmosphere evocative of prohibition era speakeasies in Downtown Raleigh – right on trendy Glenwood Avenue – and all of this without being out too late on a work night. :)

What more do you need? – Great people, dancing, cocktails, cigars, food, hipster lounging, and so much more!!

Amra’s is bringing jazz & swing back to Raleigh!! Be a part of it!

www.amrasraleigh.com
www.dancefrankie.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Deejay-dancefrankie/197819213587854

6/4 – Jazz & Swing Night: Amra’s (Rat Pack Edition) ft. Bill Stonehouse

6/4 – it’s time for hipster cool, a cosmo, and cigars: get ready for the return of RAT PACK NIGHT!! Do you love the sounds of Sinatra and the original Rat Pack? — THIS is the NIGHT for YOU!!

There is NO COVER to enjoy the evening–but PLEASE consider supporting the event by purchasing a cocktail from the bar. Monday night bar specials include $4 well drinks and $5 Cosmopolitans. Smoking is permitted. Multiple flat screens at and around the bar.

MUSIC: Rat Pack Night is headlined by Sinatra-style performer Bill Stonehouse. Bill will perform TWO fantastic sets starting at 8:30 PM with a 20 Minute break in between. deejayed modern and swing era jazz from 7:45 PM until 11:30 PM (or later)! for ambiance or dancing with Deejay Frankie Hagan before and after the Sinatra performance. Stay for the late night w/Frankie and enjoy a rich blend of classic & contemporary soul, R&B, funk, blues, and more — altogether, it’s the coolest hipster cocktail for your Monday night. Make Amra’s your destination!

DANCE CLASS: Frankie teaches a FREE beginner swing class at 7:00 PM!!

PARKING: You can park close and conveniently on the street, or directly across the road – in the parking lot at 107 Glenwood after 5 PM.

AMBIANCE: Make yourself comfortable in a beautiful up-scale cocktail bar/premium cigar store in a setting with a gorgeous, vintage speakeasy feel. Enjoy the night air? — there’s outside seating on the patio when the weather permits. Wanna dance? – enjoy great music and a fast, dance shoe friendly hardwood floor in an atmosphere evocative of prohibition era speakeasies in Downtown Raleigh – right on trendy Glenwood Avenue – and all of this without being out too late on a work night. :)

What more do you need? – Great people, dancing, cocktails, cigars, food, hipster lounging, and so much more!!

Amra’s is bringing jazz & swing back to Raleigh!! Be a part of it!

www.amrasraleigh.com
www.dancefrankie.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Deejay-dancefrankie/197819213587854
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bill-Stonehouse/84170368387