No, seriously, they really do. John Ennis and Ruth Brown are getting married on September 8, 2012 and are opening up their wedding reception to be an open-to-the-public swing dance. For John and Ruth, there is no better way to spend their wedding weekend than surrounded by live swing music and dancing. To that end, they have planned a weekend doing just that and are inviting everyone who wishes to dance to amazing music to attend not one, but two dance events – the more the merrier!
Here’s the information from the Facebook invite:
John is a big fan of Fred Astaire and we’ll be performing at least one of his songs for the reception/dance
“Friday, September 7th, 2012
Live Band: Gypsy Roots
9:00pm – midnight
Beginner Lindy Hop lesson at 7:30
Saturday, September 8th, 2012
Live Band: The Mint Julep Jazz Band
Beginner Lindy Hop lesson at 1:00
Lewis Ginter Recreation Association
3421 Hawthorne Ave.
General: $10 for one dance, $15 for both
Students: $7 for one dance, $10 for both
Spiffy attire encouraged for the Saturday dance (we’ll be in wedding attire)! Please wear comfortable shoes with smooth soles (please, no black rubber soles).
New to dancing? Have no fear! Ruth and John will be teaching the beginner lesson before the Friday night dance, while Erica Vess and Ryan Lemar will be teaching the beginner lesson before the Saturday afternoon dance. No dance partner required.
Erica Vess will also provide her excellent and nationally recognized DJ skills during the band breaks!
And of course, there will be cake…”
I am excited to be a part of the wedding festivities with the Mint Julep Jazz Band and am looking forward to dancing, cake, and performing at the historic ballroom at the Lewis Ginter Recreation Center!