Hard Drivin' Swing for Your Dancing Feet!
Our group seeks to recreate, in our own unique way, the danceable styles of the 1920's-50's. We arrange our sets and choose our songs choices specifically to keep you on the dance floor as long as possible! The size of the group can be customized to meet your requirements from four to seven people. We strive to bring energy and fun to your next dance, wedding or special event!
Originally from Virginia, bandleader Victor Celania moved to Austin in 2011 to pursue his passions more fully and fulfilled part of that mission by starting this band. His main gig is as a professional custom clothier for his company Established Sartorial. You can learn more about that: here.
Hailing from New York, bass player Josef Pelletier lends an energetic and jovial attitude to the music. Having played hot jazz and swing for over 30 years, David Jellema has swung with the best of 'em and has excellent tone and taste on both the cornet and the clarinet. Tenor saxophonist Steven Vague knows how to drive and make the sax sing like the stars of yesteryear! He's played all over the US and is sure to wow you with his energetic, fun style!
These guys will keep your feet stampin' all night long! Be sure to drink enough water and bring a couple changes of clothes! You're gonna need 'em!
** A Special Thanks to Kevin Nguyen Photography and a Girl Creative for the logo design! **
Atlanta's Hot Jam
It's always a pleasure to jam for these energetic folks and this one will be no exception!
Swingin' in Charlotte
GottaSwing Charlotte is proud to present an afternoon of swing dance classes with Victor Celania (Austin, TX) and an evening dancing to his band, The Waller Creek Vipers.
Not only will Victor be teaching 2 hours of incorporating musicality into your swing dancing, but his buddies in the Waller Creek Vipers will be on hand to provide live jazz music during the classes! Brad Nathanson will also teach a class with some fun activities for exploring musicality as well.
Schedule and prices at the door: 12:00 - 1:00 Victor Celania Musicality Class #1 ($15) 1:10 - 2:10 Victor Celania Musicality Class #2 ($15) 2:20 - 3:20 Brad Nathanson Musicality Class ($10)
7:00 Doors open for the evening dance 7:30 - 8:30 Introductory Lesson (Free) 8:30 - 11:30 Dance with The Waller Creek Vipers ($12)
Full Day Passes (for all classes and the band dance) are just $40 and can be purchased here:
More details to come! Thank you to Gabi Rosenthal Photography for the cover photo.
Mobbin' at Mobtown Ballroom
As part of our first CD release tour, we'll be visiting Baltimore and their killer slick dance hall in an old Baptist church. I was there the day this venue opened and it's a treasure! Come join us as we swing their Monday night event!
Swingin' at Vagabond
Band 8:30-11:30pm Cover $10