SUGAR THIEVES

SUGAR THIEVES

FREE SWING DANCE LESSONS BY STEVE CONRAD

Fri, March 18, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$8.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

SUGAR THIEVES
SUGAR THIEVES
The Sugar Thieves have a sultry blues roots foundation, and powerhouse delta sound that will take you back in time. They also come equipped with a fresh new style, high-energy showmanship, and an original song list that brings music enthusiasts, of any age, to their feet to shake that meat! In 2008 and 2009, The Sugar Thieves won the Phoenix Blues Society’s AZ. Blues Showdown and were voted best blues band in the state. They went on to compete in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis (Feb. 2009/Jan. 2010) where they were voted one of the top ten unsigned blues bands in the world in 09, and won the “People’s Choice” award at the Old Daisy Theatre in 2010. The Sugar Thieves were also voted best Americana band in 09 by the Phoenix New Times’ “Summer of Sound Series”, and nominated for Best Local Band in Phoenix as well. The singular vision that drives this band is their plight to reintroduce what some call a dying genre, blues music, to younger generations and those that have simply forgotten. But don’t think you’ve heard anything like it before. The Thieves put on a show that’s worth writing home about.
FREE SWING DANCE LESSONS BY STEVE CONRAD
FREE SWING DANCE LESSONS BY STEVE CONRAD
Steve Conrad started swing dancing in 1995 and had his first lindy hop lesson with Frankie Manning in 1996 at Swing Camp Catalina. He was hooked and soon became a founder of the AZ Lindy Hop Society that same year. He has been teaching/performing Lindy hop and East Coast Swing for over 17 years. He has taught on ten Lindy Cruises, at the Desert Dance camp in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Carnage Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, at Lindy Groove in Pasadena, and throughout Europe. He worked with the Mercury hip hop squad, the Phoenix Suns dancers, and the Arizona Sidewinders, teaching or performing at half time. He also performed with the Judds for the Millennium New Years Eve reunion and taught Ashley Judd aerials. Steve has taught more than 20,000 people how to swing dance through workshops, school districts, classes at Borders Books, and over 13 years of lindy hop classes in Arizona. He founded the Phoenix Lindy Exchange in 2001 and he was also the promoter/DJ/instructor for the Bash on Ash for 5 years. Steve runs the swing nights at FatCat Ballroom on Tuesdays, Copper Blues on Wednesdays, The Swing Lunge on Thursdays and 4th Fridays with James and Danielle Ferguson at FatCat, and special swing dance road trips, as well. Currently he is teaching dance in schools and is working with non-profit organizations to help bring social dance into the school system of AZ.
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/