Andy Duinker - presents Sunday Afternoon, Big Band Dance
A Social, Ballroom & Swing Dance Event

Sun, Apr 3, 2016 at 1:30pm

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The first of many highly anticipated dance events in the Maritimes. Until now, live big band music events catering to social, ballroom and swing dancers have been scarce in the Maritimes. The “Sunday Afternoon, Big Band Dance” at the McInnes Room will see dancers and live music enthusiasts getting together and enjoying the big band sounds of the Annapolis Big Band and the Big Valley Swing Orchestra. An afternoon of live music, dancing fun, on one of the best dance floors in the Maritimes.


1:15 pm - doors open

1:30 pm - recorded popular social dance music to prime the dancers

2:00 pm - the Annapolis Big Band will play great dance standards

4:10 pm - Recorded swing dance tunes

4:30 pm - the Big Valley Swing Orchestra, playing the best swing dance tunes until 6:30 pm.

 Professional sound production is provided by Don Chapman of DC Productions.


Dance is alive and well in the Maritimes with many dance studios providing lessons in social, ballroom, Latin and swing dancing. The popularity of television shows such as Dancing with the Stars has spurred on a new and exciting stimulation for the dancing enthusiast. Dancers love the sound of a big band and appreciate the immediate energy of a live band in the dance hall.

Swing dancing has become very popular with the prominence and consistent growth of swing dance clubs such as the Dalhousie Swing Dance Society. This active club boasts over 500 student and community members. The “Sunday Afternoon, Big Band Dance” will provide a perfect live music dancing opportunity for all dancers and live big band music enthusiasts.

Come and dance to the big band sounds or sit back and relax and enjoy the wonderful live music with your purchase of one or more tickets to the “Sunday Afternoon, Big Band Dance”.

A portion of the net ticket proceeds will be donated to the IWK

A concession stand is provided with snacks and drinks. Your purchase of snacks and drinks for $1.00 each will be donated to the IWK.

For more information go to:    email:           call:  902 681 6260


The host of this dance event is Andy Duinker (Dunk’er), a multi-faceted, Juno nominated performer who will be singing a few tunes with the Annapolis Big Band. The “Sunday Afternoon, Big Band Dance” coincides with the release of Andy’s 4-song EP, “Come Dance with Me”. This CD boasts crisp, new arrangements by Chris Mitchell whose understanding of the big band sound and intricate jazz styling’s breathes new life into old standards. In addition to arranging, Chris plays saxophone on the CD and is joined by some of the best players in the region to create a big band sound that is second to none.

This CD is a sample of what audiences can expect from the new dance band Andy is developing to perform the best dance tunes from the 20's to the 90's, for dancers 20 - 90. Combining fresh arrangements, some of the best big band musicians in the country and Andy’s vocal prowess, guarantees a smoking delivery of songs from Bing Crosby and Dean Martin to Elvis, the Powder Blues Band and Olly Murs.


Go to for details on Andy’s new musical adventures.


McInnes Room

6136 University Avenue
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

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