Annual Jazz Band Dance set for April 19

Apr 11, 2024Gail Crutchfield
Big Band Dance

Dancers ht the floor at the 2023 Big Band Dance hosted by the Wallace State Jazz Band at the Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts. The 2024 Big Band Dance will be held Friday, April 19 at 7 p.m.

Hanceville, AL — The Wallace State Jazz Band will present its annual Big Band Dance on Friday, April 19.

“The Big Band Dance has become a tradition for some over the years,” said Ricky Burks, chair of the Wallace Fine and Performing Arts program and director of the Jazz Band. “We welcome everyone to attend and enjoy classic big band dance tunes made famous by Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Ray Anthony and more. Don’t worry if you don’t dance, you can come and just enjoy the music.”

The Big Band Dance will be held at 7 p.m. in the atrium of the Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts. Suggested admission to the event is a $10 donation.

Other upcoming Fine and Performing Arts for the spring semester include:

  • Solo Recital, Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m., Burrow Center Recital Hall

  • Spring Under the Stars, Thursday April 25 at 6:30 p.m., the Burrow Center

Jazz Band

The Jazz Band is one of several ensembles in the Fine and Performing Arts program. Instrumental ensembles also include the Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble, Saxophone Quartet and Brass Ensemble.

Vocal ensembles include the Concert Choir, Wallace State Singers and Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

Other offerings include Wallace State Dance’s Allegro Dance Theatre, Pride Line dance team and Wallace State Theatre.

Registration for the Summer and Fall semesters is underway. Summer classes begin May 22 and fall classes begin Aug. 19. For more information visit, call Lion Central at 256.352.8236 or come by the Hanceville or Oneonta campus centers. Students may schedule advising sessions with the Center of Student Success at



About Wallace State

Wallace State Community College (Ala.), a member of the Alabama Community College System, is a comprehensive community college in north central Alabama offering more than 200 options in academic, health and technical programs of study leading to an associate degree, certificate or transfer, as well as non-credit training and adult education. An Achieving the Dream Leader College, nationally-recognized by the Aspen Institute among the top 10 percent of institutions according to student outcomes, ranked by Southern Business and Development among the Top 3 institutions in the South for workforce development, named a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing Center and the National Security Administration, rated the Top Online Community College in Alabama, a Military Friendly Institution and an All-Steinway School, Wallace State is an outstanding place for students to pursue their education and career goals. Classes are offered online and on campus, day, evening and on weekends, with numerous start dates each year. Visit Wallace State’s beautiful main campus located on 300-acres in Hanceville, Ala., our satellite location in downtown Oneonta, Ala., find us online at, or call 256.352.8000.

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