During the winter holiday season The Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble (SDSE) become involved in a number of celebrations of the season, both as an entire group and as partial supporter of other individual area events. Many of these holiday events are public, but some of them are private and restricted to the membership of a particular organization.
SDSE actually kicked off this 2019 holiday season with a private event. On Wednesday, December 4th, we participated in the annual holiday dance/concert for the residents of the Thirwood Place Senior Residence in Yarmouth. The program consisted of a variety of holiday favorites, a sing-along, several resident/audience participation skits, and a Tango demonstration by a group from the Cape Cod Ballroom Dancers organization.
Attendees appeared to greatly enjoy the many familiar holiday tunes and the Cape Cod Ballroom Dancers stimulated a good number of audience members to join in and dance, as can be seen in the first of the photos that follow. The second photo depicts several audience members participating in a (Rudolf the Red Nosed) reindeer skit, which although coming off a bit “uneven,” still appeared to delight the crowd in attendence.