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Big Band Boogie Woogie to usher in SCERA spring

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The SCERA Encore Season will celebrate spring at its second Big Band Boogie Woogie dance, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at the Orem Senior Center, 400 E. 100 North.

The 19-piece SCERA Band will provide live music featuring popular big band sounds of the '30s, '40s and '50s with some contemporary jazz sprinkled throughout. As part of the evening, the Brigham Young University dance club, "Swing Kids," will perform.The newly organized SCERA Band consists of first call musicians from the Jazz Arts of the Mountainwest Band. The SCERA dance program was designed to offer a new dimension to its regular schedule of performing arts.

Tickets are $3 per couple, $2 per individual and are available between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays at the SCERA Center office, 745 S. State, or by calling 225-ARTS. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

There will be free dance instruction between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. for those interested in learning basic steps.