Lisa Clarke & Fabien Vrillon Workshop

Lisa and FabienThe Hilo Hep Cats present...

Lisa Clarke and Fabien Vrillon:

The French Connection returns!

September 9 - September 11, 2016

We are excited to host Lisa Clarke and Fabien Vrillon on the second weekend of September for their return visit to Hawaii!  The Hilo workshop will include a Lindy Swingout Clinic at Aloha Wellness Center on Friday, 9/9; four classes downstairs at the Hilo Elks on Saturday, 9/10; and four classes upstairs at the Elks on Sunday, 9/11.

Registration is now open! Click here for registration flyer with all the details.

These acknowledged champions in Lindy Hop and Blues were seen in the recent movie Avengers: The Age of Ultron (doing aerials in the party scene with Captain America) and also were invited to dance in the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games!  They specialize in Lindy Hop, Blues and Aerials.  

Swinging Saturday at the Elks

Repeats every month on the Saturday and on the Saturday until Sun Aug 21 2016 except Sat Jan 02 2016.
Sat, 04/02/2016 - 19:00 - 22:00
Sat, 04/16/2016 - 19:00 - 22:00
Sat, 05/07/2016 - 19:00 - 22:00
Sat, 05/21/2016 - 19:00 - 22:00
Sat, 06/04/2016 - 19:00 - 22:00
Sat, 06/18/2016 - 19:00 - 22:00
Sat, 07/02/2016 - 19:00 - 22:00
Sat, 07/16/2016 - 19:00 - 22:00
Sat, 08/06/2016 - 19:00 - 22:00
Sat, 08/20/2016 - 19:00 - 22:00
The Hilo Hep Cats host an introductory swing lesson followed by a DJ'd dance party every 1st and 3rd Saturday at the Hilo Elks Lodge, 7-10 p.m.!  Bring a copy or photo of the poster on the left to get your first night free--and please print and post the poster somewhere public so everyone knows about our Swinging Saturdays and can join in the fun.

August 20: Featuring the Jazztones! Join us *UPSTAIRS* for a beginner-friendly lesson at 7:00 p.m., and live jazzy dance music from 8:00-10:00 p.m. No partner or experience necessary! General admission $10-$20 sliding scale (pay what’s right for you; the band appreciates your kokua).

September 3:  CANCELED for Labor Day weekend.

The Hilo Elks Lodge is at 150 Kinoole Street in downtown Hilo, but the parking and entrance is in the back, off Ululani Street (just past the YWCA, which is on the corner of Haili and Ululani.)  No partner needed--but bring a friend anyway!


PRICING OPTIONS for Swinging Saturday:

Your first night is free!  Bring one of the cards we've been distributing, or print out the card at left (or an image on your phone). Yes, this deal applies even to our special theme nights.
Discount if you bring a pupu to share!  Your entry is only $5 if you bring a goodie for our snack table.
Regular entry is by sliding scale, $8-$15, whatever is right for you. Kids 12 and under are always free.

Jazz Mele at Hilo Town Tavern

Repeats every month on the Saturday until Sun Aug 28 2016 except Sat Jun 25 2016.
Sat, 01/23/2016 - 18:00 - 21:00
Sat, 02/27/2016 - 18:00 - 21:00
Sat, 03/26/2016 - 18:00 - 21:00
Sat, 04/23/2016 - 18:00 - 21:00
Sat, 05/28/2016 - 18:00 - 21:00
Sat, 07/23/2016 - 18:00 - 21:00
Sat, 08/27/2016 - 18:00 - 21:00

Saturday, August 27 JAZZ MELE at The Hilo Town Tavern 

We are overjoyed to welcome the incomparable Alex Czerny back from his European vacation.  He’ll be ticklin' the ivories and boogying the woogie for us as only he can.  We also welcome wonderful guest drummer David Chuck.  Rounding out the band is Robin Jensen on sax, Gonzo on bass and, of course Lou Ann on vocals.  Good fun guaranteed!

The Hilo Town Tavern
Hilo's hottest getaway for live music!
168 Keawe St.   935-2171
Full Bar!  Chicken Wings, Nachos, Salads & More!  Dancing! No Cover!

Classic Jazz Standards, Swing, Latin, Boogie-Woogie, and Jump Blues


Hilo Hep Cats are now on Twitter!

The Hilo Hep Cats' Twitter account just went live!  Along with our email lists, website, Facebook page and Facebook group, Hep Cats on Twitter is yet another way to get the latest Hawaii Island dance news, as well as cool dance videos and other fun stuff!

Our Twitter handle is @HiloSwing; even if you don't have a Twitter account you can access the latest Hep Cats tweets at

Hilo Hep Cats on Facebook!

There are two options for connecting with us on Facebook:

Either way, you'll get updated information on our events and activities. Check it out!


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