Lakota West High School’s cafeteria won’t look like a cafeteria Friday.
That’s when members of the school’s Upbeat Club plan to transform it into a jazz club and dance hall – just in time for the annual swing dance.
From 7:30-10 p.m., children, teens, adults and senior citizens will gather to listen to favorites from the big band era and holiday classics performed by the school’s three jazz group – Freshman Jazz Band, Jazz Combo and Jazz Ensemble.
But organizers are adding more: lessons in swing dancing. Dancers can then compete in a dance-off near the end of the evening.
Bring non-perishable canned food and personal care items that will be given to Reach Out Lakota. For every two items donated, participants will receive a raffle ticket.
Tickets will be sold at the door at a cost of $10 for adults and students; $5 for children ages 3-10; and free for those under age three.
Proceeds from the evening benefit the Lakota West band and color guard programs.
- 7:45 p.m.: Freshman Jazz Band
- 8:35 p.m.: Jazz Combo
- 9:20 p.m.: Jazz Ensemble