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Valentine Swing Dance

Star Theater
13 NW 6th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209, US (map)

Street parking on NW Couch and area. Free parking after 7:00PM



Sweetheart Swing Dance Saturday, February 11, 2012, 7:00 p.m. at the Star Theatre, 13 NW 6th Avenue, Portland Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

Time to dust off fedoras, zoot suits, and '40s dresses—and brush up your best swing dance moves!

Join us at the Star Theatre for a special Sweetheart Swing Dance, featuring the Minidoka Swing Band. One week before the 70th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, this dance commemorates the joy of Nikkei life before internment while also encouraging the intergenerational passing of traditions.

This event will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a half-hour lesson in some basic swing dance moves. At 7:30, the Minidoka Swing Band will take the stage and lead attendees in some of the best swing music until 10:00, just in time to give concertgoers a chance to refuel in the many restaurants and bars in Old Town and the nearby Pearl District.

Prizes for swing dancing and costumes! 21 and over. To learn more or to sign up, please contact Oregon Nikkei Endowment:

Phone: 503-224-1458

Even if you don't dance, come and listen to some great 40's style Big Band music along with some Bosanova's and Waltz's! Your toe won't stop tapping!