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Zoot Suit Review benefits Pine Tree Hospice

Article from The Piscataquis Observer, Vol. 165, No. 33, August 13, 2003

MILO The premiere dance team of the Back Door Dance Studio of Eddington will present "The Zoot Suit Revue," on Saturday, Sept. 27, as a benefit fundraiser for Pine Tree Hospice. The high-energy Swing dancing extravaganza will start 7 p.m. at the Milo Town Hall auditorium.

There is a cost for admission; tickets are available at the door. Proceeds will benefit Pine Tree Hospice, which provides volunteer services for individuals and families in the Penquis region during the process of dying and bereavement.

The Zoot Suit Revue takes audiences back to the 1940s, when swing dancing was performed by men in their bright flashy zoot suits, and women in their traditional-style swing dresses. The show also includes a tribute to the 1950s Jitterbug, a synchronized, ballroom waltz, lots of Lindy-hop, and a jazzy 1920s Charleston with women in their flapper dresses. The dance team will perform a 1940s Shim-sham, and the show ends with a high-stepping "swing jam."

The dance team of the Back Door Dance Studio performs regularly throughout Maine, frequently offering their services for free to assist non-profit organizations. Information: 564-4346.

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