NYC Swing Dance Classes & Events
Upcoming social dances and classes in New York City in classic swing styles like Lindy Hop, Solo Jazz, Balboa, and Shag.
Swing 2 for Advanced Beginners w/ Elena IannucciYou Should Be Dancing...! 37 W 26th St, New York, NY
Add finesse, fancy footwork, and funky moves to your swing / lindy hop basics! Learn 'em in class; grab a partner and take 'em to the dance floor!
Balboa Fundamentals w/ Bobby WhiteYou Should Be Dancing...! 37 W 26th St, New York, NY
Learn the fundamental steps and concepts of this beautiful Southern Californian swing dance, from the chest-to-chest Balboa Shuffle to kicking, turning, fancy "Swing" steps.
Harlem’s Lindy Hop Tuesdays!Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Community Center 34 W 134th St, New York, NY
A GREAT Taste of Harlem Culture! Harlem's most famous dance is the Lindy Hop, partially derived from the Charleston of the 1920s. Come on and join us on Tuesday evenings at 7pm when you can experience and learn this exciting cultural dance art form.
Solo Jazz w/ Jaime ShannonRipley-Grier Studios (72nd St) 131 W 72nd St, New York, NY
Partner swing dance is not only comprised of partner patterns, but also vernacular swing jazz solo moves that have been adopted for partner dance. This class will focus ONLY on the solo aspect of swing vernacular jazz movements. This class requires no experience or partner as you’re dancing by yourself. A fantastic class for developing your vernacular jazz building blocks!
Lindy Hop at 92NY w/ Gaby & Nathan92NY 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY
Taught by Gaby Cook and Nathan Bugh. For dancers who know all the basics (Jig Walk, 6-count Turns, Swing Out, and Charleston). Dig deeper into Lindy-Hop vocabulary and principles of connection, musicality, and creativity. This class is designed to help dancers expand their social dance skills.
Lindy Hop 1 – Intro to 8 Count Patterns w/ Elena IannucciYou Should Be Dancing...! 37 W 26th St, New York, NY
Take your Swing/Lindy Hop to the next level with an Intro to 8ct and MORE! We'll start with a review of 8-count basics and then expand our repertoire by adding a variety of swing-out variations, combos, jazz steps & charleston.
Intermediate Balboa w/ Bobby WhiteYou Should Be Dancing...! 37 W 26th St, New York, NY
In this intermediate-level class, we dive deeper into Balboa and Bal-Swing with other fundamental moves both old and new, and go deeper into improvisation and play.
Adv. Beginner Swing w/ Spencer & BrookeSteps on Broadway 2121 Broadway, New York, NY
Progress in Jitterbug and East Coast Swing by learning more involved patterns with more advanced footwork. Build your dance vocabulary and partnering skills. This class is the prerequisite for Open level Lindy Hop. No partner required. Some previous experience helpful.
Fun Lindy Patterns w/ Samantha & AaronKilowatt Dance Theater 4 W 43rd St #803, New York, NY
We will be playing with eight counts, swing outs and partner Charleston variations every week to build some fun musical phrases that can easily be used socially on the dance floor! Bring some water with you and get ready to have fun and be challenged!
Advanced Balboa w/ Bobby WhiteYou Should Be Dancing...! 37 W 26th St, New York, NY
In our advanced class, we play with the most difficult concepts in Bal-Swing today, focused on high-level leading & following, rhythmic play, improvisation, and expression.
White Heat Balboa SocialYou Should Be Dancing...! 37 W 26th St, New York, NY
WHITE HEAT is the monthly dance celebrating the NYC balboa community. On the last Tuesday of every month, we have live music, DJs, and the Bal Bar. This is a place where fans of Swing Era music and dancing can get together and celebrate their love on the dance floor.
Lindy Hop 100 w/ Gaby Cook & AJ HowardEmmanuel Pierre-Antoine Dance Studio 320 W 37th St, Fl 2, New York, NY
Join Gaby Cook & AJ Howard for Lindy 100, a taster class for beginner Lindy Hop students. Each stand-alone class will introduce swing rhythms, essential vocabulary and technique for leading & following.
Absolute Beginner Swing Dance (Level 1)Ripley-Grier Studios (72nd St) 131 W 72nd St, New York, NY
Absolute Beginner Swing. Learn cool moves to classic tunes! This progressive, basic swing dance class will teach the absolute beginner how to Jitterbug or what is now known as East Coast Swing.
Gotham Jazz – Swing Dance at Somewhere Nowhere NYCSomewhere Nowhere NYC 112 W 25th St, Fl 38 & 39, New York, NY
Somewhere in the middle of nowhere is a speakeasy in the sky… here the band is swinging, the singer singing, the tapper tapping, and a burlesque dancer peeling away all the layers of the outside world. Join us every Wednesday as we step back in time; the twenties are roaring again - you won’t want to miss it.
Advanced Beginner Swing Dance (Level 2)Ripley-Grier Studios (72nd St) 131 W 72nd St, New York, NY
Progress in Jitterbug and East Coast Swing by learning more involved patterns with more advanced footwork.
Lindy Hop 200 w/ Gaby Cook & AJ HowardEmmanuel Pierre-Antoine Dance Studio 320 W 37th St, Fl 2, New York, NY
Join Gaby Cook & AJ Howard for Lindy 200, a taster class for intermediate Lindy Hop students. Each stand-alone class will include socially-led combinations, technique for improvement and drills to get back in the groove of swing dancing.
Swing 1 for Beginners w/ Adrienne WeidertYou Should Be Dancing...! 37 W 26th St, New York, NY
For students with no prior knowledge or background in Lindy Hop / Swing, this class is an introduction to the look and feel of social swing dancing.
Lindy Hop 1 – Intro to 8-Count Patterns w/ Stina & RafalYou Should Be Dancing...! 37 W 26th St, New York, NY
Learn the foundations of 8-count, one of the fundamental rhythms in Lindy Hop. Broaden your understanding of musicality and partnering to different styles of swing music.
Lindy Hop 2 – Musicality & Patterns w/ Adrienne & RafalYou Should Be Dancing...! 37 W 26th St, New York, NY
Expand your lindy hop musicality and patterns with Rafal Pustelny. Every class will focus on a different topic. Must be comfortable with the basic swing-out.
Advanced Beginner Swing w/ Laura GlaessYou Should Be Dancing...! 37 W 26th St, New York, NY
Students will learn 6-count patterns and start to explore their own voices as individual dancers. Pre-requisites: Beginner Swing (two month minimum) or equivalent. For those with comfortable, working knowledge of the basics of 6 count swing.
Foxtail – Cocktails & JazzFoxtail in The Arlo Soho 231 Hudson St, New York, NY
Join us every Thursday & Saturday for the top hot jazz & swing bands in NYC at the beautiful & intimate FOXTAIL cocktail bar at the Arlo Soho. Featuring exquisite cocktails and a delicious menu, perfect for after work or a meetup with friends!
Frim Fram JamYou Should Be Dancing...! 37 W 26th St, New York, NY
Swing Dancing Thursdays in NYC since 2001! We’re thrilled to be back to our regular Thursday nights!
Swing Dance ft. Red Pavilion Jazz BandThe Red Pavilion 1241 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Be transported to Old Shanghai every Friday at @RedPavilionBK with live Chinese and American jazz, blues, and classic songs from the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. Doors open at 8:30PM; live jazz 8:45-10:45PM; DJ from 11PM–2AM. RSVP to guarantee entry.
Swing Crash Course w/ Elena IannucciYou Should Be Dancing...! 37 W 26th St, New York, NY
This one day workshop introduces you to the style of Swing that was born in Harlem during the 1920s & 30s.