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The Icy Hot Club heats up Pasadena Ballroom Dance

By John Sollenberger 04/25/2013

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The Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association heats up the dance floor at its regular Saturday night dance with a visit from the Icy Hot Club.
The association, the creation of sisters Erin and Tami Stevens, is a dance school teaching all forms of social dance with the help of professional instructors. Saturday nights, they host dances that are a fun way for students and those who’ve never studied with them to kick up their heels and show off what they’ve learned.

The Icy Hot Club (icyhotclub.com) boasts a large local following. The LA-based outfit plays gypsy jazz in the tradition of Django Reinhardt, but it comes with a twist. Think of a 1930s jazz group covering songs ranging from Guns ‘N Roses to Depeche Mode, reworked into a jazz style.

This has to be one of the more adventurous twists on jazz, and the event offers a great opportunity to catch some top-drawer musicianship while dancing in an alcohol-free environment.

A free dance lesson starts at 7:30 p.m., followed by music and dancing at 8 p.m. at Grace Hall, 73 N. Hill Ave., Pasadena. Admission is $15. Call (626) 799-5689 or visit pasadenaballroomdance.com.

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