You Should Be Dancing…!

You Should Be Dancing…..! first opened 22 years ago at 412 8th Avenue. During the COVID pandemic, we saw the need for change and so we took the opportunity to relocate and expand. As of March 2022, we can proudly say that our renovation project is finally complete at our new home located at 37 W 26th Street.

Our goal was to provide the NYC dance community with an environment where they can learn, have fun, and have a sense of belonging. We believe that in order to achieve the rewards of dancing, it should be a pleasant learning experience in a modern, friendly atmosphere. We not only teach dancing, but show you how to practice on your own.

You proceed at your own pace and have the option of learning in private or group settings.

Class sizes are limited for best results. Each student will be given personal counseling to make each step clear and easy.

We know dancing keeps you in great shape as it is felt in every fiber of your body. Who can resist swaying to a romantic song or tapping a foot at a jumpin’ jive solid groove? At our studio, learn to lead or follow … no partner required.

Upcoming Events

Frim Fram Jam
Thu, May 23 at 8:30 PM
Frim Fram Jam
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Elena Crash Course
Tue, May 28 at 6:00 PM
Swing Intensives with Elena Iannucci
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Tue, May 28 at 9:30 PM
White Heat Balboa Social
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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.
Frim Fram Jam
Thu, May 30 at 8:30 PM
Frim Fram Jam
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Elena Crash Course
Sat, Jun 1 at 12:30 PM
Swing Crash Course with Elena Iannucci
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This one day workshop introduces you to the style of Swing that was born in Harlem during the 1920s & 30s.
Mon, Jun 3 at 6:30 PM
Swing 1 for Beginners with Stina Dallons
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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.
Mon, Jun 3 at 7:30 PM
Swing 2 for Advanced Beginners with Stina Dallons
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Students will learn 6-count patterns and start to explore their own voices as individual dancers.
Elena Iannucci
Tue, Jun 4 at 5:30 PM
Beginner Swing with Elena Ianucci
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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.
Elena Iannucci
Tue, Jun 4 at 6:30 PM
Advanced Basics Swing with Elena Iannucci
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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!
Elena Iannucci
Tue, Jun 4 at 7:30 PM
Lindy Hop 1 – Intro to 8-Count Patterns with Elena Iannucci
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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.
Bobby White
Tue, Jun 4 at 8:30 PM
Int/Advanced Balboa with Bobby White
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In our intermediate/advanced class, we play with the most difficult concepts in Bal-Swing today, focused on high-level leading & following, rhythmic play, improvisation, and expression.
Bobby White
Tue, Jun 4 at 9:30 PM
Balboa Competition Practice Sessions with Bobby White
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Past Events

Tue, May 21 at 9:30 PM
Open Balboa Practice
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Bobby White
Tue, May 21 at 8:30 PM
Int/Advanced Balboa with Bobby White
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Elena Iannucci
Tue, May 21 at 7:30 PM
Lindy Hop 1 – Intro to 8-Count Patterns with Elena Iannucci
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Elena Iannucci
Tue, May 21 at 6:30 PM
Advanced Basics Swing with Elena Iannucci
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Elena Iannucci
Tue, May 21 at 5:30 PM
Beginner Swing with Elena Ianucci
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Mon, May 20 at 7:30 PM
Swing 2 for Advanced Beginners with Stina Dallons
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Mon, May 20 at 6:30 PM
Swing 1 for Beginners with Stina Dallons
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Hot Toddies Jazz Band
Sat, May 18 at 8:00 AM
Saturday Swings at YSBD…!
You Should Be Dancing…!
37 W 26th St
New York, NY 10010
United States
https://www.youshouldbedancing.nyc/