’50s and ’60s Sock Hop! Tuesday, January 28. Tickets on sale now!

Jane Gromelski

If you are reading this, you have just missed our November sock hop, where a great time was had by all, so be sure that you don’t miss out on the next hop!

Return with us to those thrilling years when we were young. Some of us went to the dances and danced, while others watched from the sidelines. Bah, to that! We all can get on the floor and dance with our own moves. Come and have fun with the music of our golden youth! Sip an alcoholic beverage—now you can…legally! (Listeners are also welcome; you don’t have to dance.)

We will have a sock hop in the MountainView Ballroom on Tuesday, Jan. 28. The same great band, 2 Jacks and a Julie (AKA Wild Ride) will play for our listening and dancing pleasure. The trio will play the same great music that we enjoyed at the sock hops last year with some new added songs. A live band adds extra excitement to a dance, especially when they are good! And, this band makes it easy to have a good time—the songs are a siren call that forces our bodies to move to the beat.

Tickets for the dance are $30 per person and are on sale in the SaddleBrooke TWO office. Doors and the cash bar will open at 5 p.m., and a buffet dinner (check with the SaddleBrooke TWO office for the menu) will be served at 5:45 p.m. (If you have dietary restrictions, the chef can help you.) The dining pleasure is a chance to socialize with friends before the dancing and listening fun. 2 Jacks and a Julie will perform from 6:30 p.m.to 9:30 p.m.

2 Jacks and a Julie will play many of our favorites from the ’50s and ’60s, such as The Everly Brothers, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, The Beach Boys, and Patsy Cline. The band is so talented that I don’t have to build them up in this article—their music speaks for them. I will try to get them to slow down a few of the songs, so we can have some energy left at the end of the evening. When they play the Righteous Brothers’ “Unchained Melody,” there isn’t a woman listening who doesn’t want to be up on the dance floor in her partner’s arms, swaying to the music. I have seen dancers on the way to the restroom, turn around to get back to their partner and onto the dance floor. Frank just gets better and better, each time he sings it.

Wear your poodle skirt and saddle shoes, or your ’50s-’60s costume, or dress in Tucson casual, come and just listen to the band, or come and dance. This promises to again be a very entertaining evening. Return to those youthful days, and let’s have fun at a (shoes on) sock hop!