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.

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Swing 1 (Beginner) w/ Stina Dallons

You 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.

$24 – $100
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Absolute Beginner Swing Dance (Level 1)

Kilowatt Dance Theater 4 W 43rd St #803, 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.

$20
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Beginner Lindy Hop w/ Stephanie Shapiro

Danznik Studios 240 W 37th St, New York, NY

Swing with us and let your inner Lindy Hop out! Enroll now for the full course and get moving in this fun and energetic class. FREE supervised practice time included. Email [email protected] for more info. See you on the dance floor!

$20 – $150
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Weekly Lindy Hop / Swing Practice

Danznik Studios 240 W 37th St, New York, NY

Practice your swing dancing at weekly Monday practices hosted by Stephanie Shapiro. She'll be available for questions and help.

$10
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Back Room Speakeasy Sessions

The Back Room 102 Norfolk St, New York, NY

Swing dancing at Back Room Speakeasy Sessions - "most deliberate recreation of an actual speakeasy"– in it's 10th year since May 2012!

Free
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Swing 2 (Advanced Basics) w/ Elena Iannucci

You 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!

$30 – $100
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Balboa Fundamentals w/ Bobby White

You 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.

$30 – $100
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Harlem Weekly Lindy Hop / Swing Class

Go Hard Dance 2307 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Bvld, New York

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.

Free – $10
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Solo Jazz w/ Jaime Shannon

Kilowatt Dance Theater 4 W 43rd St #803, 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 ... Read more

$20
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Swing Dancing at Pier 17

Dante Seaport 89 South St, New York, NY

DANCING at PIER 17 every Tuesday with Danny Liptsitz! Enjoy amazing views of the East River, cool breezes, and a shaded, wood danceable boardwalk. Reservations recommended if you want to dance inside.  If you'd like to nosh on amazing eats and imbibe at the Negroni bar in the restaurant, please make reservations in advance at ... Read more

Free
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Lindy Hop 1 – Intro to 8 Count Patterns w/ Elena Iannucci

You 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.

$30 – $100
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Intermediate Balboa w/ Bobby White

You 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.

$30 – $100
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Lindy Hop for Social Dancing

92Y 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.

$20
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Fun Lindy Patterns w/ Nissreen

Kilowatt 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! Instructor: Nissreen Almazouni Levels three and up. Please be comfortable ... Read more

$20
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Advanced Balboa w/ Bobby White

You 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.

$30 – $99
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White Heat Balboa Social

You 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.

$20
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Gotham Jazz – Speakeasy in the Sky

Somewhere 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.

Free
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Lindy Hop 200 w/ Gaby Cook & AJ Howard

Emmanuel 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.

$25 – $159
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Swing 1 (Beginner) w/ Adrienne Weidert

You 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.

$30 – $99