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Swing Time PDX is a collaboration of everything in the realm of swing. These devotees of old-time swing music organize live music events, offer swing dance instruction, performance and entertainment, and work with other groups and individuals to provide swing-centered happenings. They do their best to preserve the energy of the swing era, and help carry it on to future generations.

Russ Bruner (recently crowned “Mr. Exotic World 2012” for his nationally-award-winning burlesque performances) founded Swing Time PDX as a project to provide and create more opportunities for local swing musicians, in essence bringing the bands together with the dance community. It was a resounding success, and really put Portland at the forefront of the neo-swing movement. Today the project also includes the visual entertainment of the swing era as well. Swing Time PDX now engages in frequent collaborations with circus, cabaret, burlesque, vaudeville, and other variety shows in Portland, and up/down the West Coast.

Swing Time PDX dancers can perform for your event, and can also lead groups of people in swing dance lessons. They’re often found in collaboration with local House of Cards bands The Stolen Sweets, Boy & Bean, Pete Krebs Swing Trio and Pete Krebs and His Portland Playboys.

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