Update: Event canceled
NAKHON PATHOM — Jazz music, vintage costume and dazzling dance moves will take western metro Bangkok back to 1943 – sans Japanese occupiers – once again next month.
The giant annual outdoor swing gathering returns to a different location closer to Bangkok but still far enough to enjoy the evening breeze as dancers, professional and amateur, jump and jive.
The Swedish Jazz valkyrie Gunhild Carling returns to perform live while more than 100 dancers from around the world are expected to gather for a Swing “Prom Night.”
The event is free and open to the public.
The swing night starts at 7pm with a free basic dance class anyone can join, before heating up and dancing the night away until 10pm.
The venue is changed from the Wat Phra Pathom Chedi area to Mahidol University’s College of Music in the Salaya area, which can be reached by taxi from BTS Bang Wa or bus Nos. 515 or 125 from the Victory Monument.
Anyone looking for practice or get a picture of what the event will be like can go tomororw, Sunday, to swing dance at the Thailand International Jazz Conference from 4:30pm to 5:30pm at the same venue.