Hard Drivin' Swing for Your Dancing Feet!

Our Mission: 

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! 

The Players: 

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! **

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Previous events

Oct28

Road Trip to Atlanta Varsity Showdown

TBD

Details are pending for this one but check back to find out more!

Sep16

Harvest Moon Ball

Rice University

Come join the Houston Swing Dance Society for their yearly event, the Harvest Moon Ball! We'll have a full line up and lots of energy this year!

May27

Greenwood Swingout 2017

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Elk's Lodge, 5335 South Harvard Ave, Tulsa OK

We are excited to fill the stage once again for our second year playing the Swingout! Come join us for amazing classes, competitions and dancing!

Swingin' at One2One

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One2One Bar, 1509 S Lamar Blvd, Austin TX

Come join Steven Vague (ts), David Jellema (crnt), Leo Gauna (tbn), Devan Jones (g), Victor Celania (d) and Josef Pelletier (b) for a swingin' good time! $5 cover, 21+

Swing and Wings Hangar Dance

4886 Newman Road, Abilene, TX

Our 8 piece band will be playing this special event featuring beautiful WWII vintage planes in an actual hangar! The band consists of vocalist Sarah Ulloa, David Jellema (cr/cl), Zack Varner (cl,ts,as), Eddie Lehwald (tr), Josef Pelletier (b), Jamey Cummins (g), Dan Walton (p) and Victor Celania (d)! Check out more information at the link and come join us!

2016's Harvest Moon Ball

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Houston, TX

We'll be kicking off the Harvest Moon Ball again this year! Bring your smile, energy and changes of shirts. You'll need 'em!

Swingin' at Central Market Westgate

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Central Market Westgate, 4477 S. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX

Come join the band for a night of food, drinks and dancing in Central Market's cafe. We have Jonathan Doyle (reeds), Zack Varner (reeds), Sarah Ulloa (vocals), Jamey Cummins (guitar), Victor Celania (drums), David Jellema (cornet/clarinet) and Josef Pelletier (bass)!

The Lindy Hop Body Shop

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Sons of Hermann Hall , 3414 Elm Street, Dallas, TX

We'll be swingin' for the Lindy Hop Body Shop event on Saturday night! Joining us will be: Jamey Cummins (guitar), Sarah Ulloa (vocals), Josef Pelletier (bass), Victor Celania (drums) and Dallas' very own Douglas Brown (reeds)!

Swingin' at the elDorado!

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ElDorado Ballroom , 2310 Elgin Street, Houston, TX

We'll be playing the dance after the Nina Gilkenson workshops at the ElDorado! Joining the band is Jamey Cummins (guitar), Josh Hoag (bass), Steve Vague (reeds), David Jellema (cornet/clarinet), Victor Celania (drums), Sarah Ulloa (vocals)