Western Folklife Center to Host Monthly Dance Nights and Jam Sessions

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Western Folklife Center to Host Monthly Dance Nights and Jam Sessions

Elko, NV— The Western Folklife Center’s G Three Bar Theater will be a lively place this summer with dancing and music jams starting the second week of May. Dance lessons and open dancing will take place every two weeks, on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month starting May 9, and music jams will take place the 2nd Wednesday of every month starting May 8.

Let’s Dance!

Learn to swing, two-step, waltz and more, then try your new moves on the dance floor. Dance lessons start at 6:00 pm and open dancing is from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. The cost is $5 for a lesson only; $5 for the dance only; and $8 for both the lesson and dance. Adults and teens are welcome, as are beginners. And you don’t need a partner to participate. This is a great opportunity to learn different dance steps in a comfortable, casual environment with friends and family. You’ll also meet new people, get some exercise and have fun without breaking the bank.

Let’s Dance! will take place twice-monthly on the 2nd and the 4th Thursdays of every month, beginning May 9, in the G Three Bar Theater, 501 Railroad Street in Elko. Amy Mills, Western Folklife Center programs coordinator, will be your host and dance teacher. Let’s Dance! starts with swing, and will add two-step, waltz, Cajun/Zydeco and more. The Western Folklife Center is also planning live concerts with dancing this summer and fall where you can show off what you’ve learned!

Jam On!

If you like to play music with others in an informal, fun and supportive environment, grab your instruments and join other local musicians at Jam On!, a monthly jam session in the G Three Bar Theater. Jam On! will take place every 2nd Wednesday of the month, starting May 8, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Admission is free and all musicians are welcome. Bring your fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo or other instrument and play old-time, country, western, and Celtic music with support from the band Southwind and other community musicians.

The Western Folklife Center is dedicated to exploring, presenting and preserving the diverse and dynamic cultural heritage of the American West. We celebrate the wisdom, artistry and ingenuity of western folkways through exhibitions, educational programs, national radio and television programs, research and preservation projects, our website, and our premier event, The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. We nurture connections among rural and ranching cultures globally, exploring universal themes in working traditions and artistic expression, which we believe are vital links to the past, present and future of the American West.