Let’s go to the hop!
We began Sock Hop Sundays on Sunday March 21st, 2004 as a grand experiment to determine if 1950s/60s Rock-n-Roll, Doo Wop, Soul and Motown could generate a group of people who enjoy listening and dancing to this type of music. About 65-70 people attended our first event and now we are in our 13th year, we are averaging 150+ people per dance. Thank you all for making this event such a success!
We have two DJs that play the original 50s & 60s tunes at each event and are happy to take requests. You don’t need a partner and you don’t need to know how to dance to have a great time at this super-friendly event. Our attendees dress comfortably and casually. Dances are held monthly (sometimes twice!) on Sunday evenings.
There is a special joy and happiness one feels when listening (and dancing!) to this music. Some of us remember hearing it growing up, while others are being introduced to it and realizing how much fun it is. The songs are short, catchy and rhythmic. They contain unique harmonies, sax solos and melodies that appeal to the heart and soul.
Many of our guests have said this is their favorite party of the month and there is nowhere else one can feel the warmth, energy and exuberance our event inspires!!
What our attendees have to say:
From a first time attendee:
“Hi Eric, Just wanted you to know I had a blast last night. I didn’t ask anyone to dance but around 7 men asked me to dance on their own; I’m kind of shy that way. I danced with one man who I thought was a professional dancer; I was truly dizzy. It was an experience. I’m going to try and make it to the 20th of July. You are really doing a nice thing for us baby boomers. It’s really refreshing to go somewhere to just dance and have fun, etc.”
– Best wishes, Thea Schiller
“Just wanted to let you know what a good, no let’s make that fantastic, time we had last night. The music and atmosphere made for a wonderful evening. We have been looking for a 50’s-60’s DANCE venue for quite a long time. We don’t go to concerts where we just sit and listen to the music…we want to dance to the music! Your enthusiasm helps us to enjoy the music. As my husband says, this music makes us young twice. Not only are we in our sixties, we are reliving the 60’s…a very good time for us.”
– Richard & Martha
“This is a great group of people and the music and dancing is terrific. Makes you feel like a teenager again. I love it.”
– Kay via Meetup
“Eric does a great job of making everyone feel welcome.”
– Nancy via Meetup
“I just want to say that I really enjoyed the recent Sock Hop I attended. It is all that you said it would be – a terrific dancing time for all with a warm welcoming atmosphere!
Thanks for creating these great events.”
– Judy, 2016
“I’ve never been to anything like this before and I must say Eric, I commend you for the phenomenal event you put together to bring joy into peoples’ hearts.
I’ll definitely be back for “Dirty Dancing”!”
– Julie M. via Meetup, 2016
“The DJ was great and the bartender was too. I liked the Iguana Cafe…”
– Julia via Meetup
“Thanks to Eric for creating this Meet Up group for all to enjoy and dance the night away. I just love remembering all the songs I danced to with the kids on Bandstand or Soul Train. So I say hat’s off to Eric Silvey the best MC in town!”
– Julie “The Italian Girl”, 2016
“It was a lot of fun. The vibe was very upbeat and everybody danced with everybody. It was a great way to celebrate my birthday. I will definitely be back. My friends said they had a great time also. I love ‘Motown’ so that is the reason I went…”
– Ivy via Meetup
“I had a GREAT time. The music brought back good memories…”
– Maureen via Meetup