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Hop to the Beat ClassThe next session begins on Sunday, April 6 in Newton Lower Falls and Monday, April 7 in Boston. Classes have a relaxed atmosphere, are good exercise, and a fun opportunity to meet people!

  • Beginner Swing/Intro to Lindy Hop Level 1
    Appropriate for anyone starting out as well as those with some experience who are working on building a solid foundation of dance skills. Includes six count basics, an intro to eight count basics, along with a variety of fun steps to build your repertoire and get you out on the dance floor! Meets in both locations.
  • Lindy Hop Level 2
    For more intermediate level Swing dancers, some prior Lindy Hop experience is helpful. Eight and six count basics will be mixed along with a variety of classic Lindy Hop, newer variations, and a focus on partnering, technique and style. Meets in both locations.
  • Frankie’s Favorites
    Frankie Manning danced with passion and joy, something we all need in our lives. This class will feature classic moves from the man himself that every Lindy Hopper should know! Come share the Lindy love! For intermediate to advanced. Meets in Newton only.

Free parking available in both locations as well as near public transportation. Singles and couples welcome. No partner necessary.

Full class details on website.

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Frankie Manning
Frankie Manning leading the Shim Sham during a Hop to the Beat Dance at the Cambridge Friends School in 2005.

The special Swing & Soul night at Uptown Swing was super fun! Racky Thomas provided excellent music, we danced the Electric Slide to Soul music, and the room was filled with happy faces. Thanks for the wonderful feedback! We’ll have to do it again.

This May, Lindy Hoppers around the world will be celebrating Frankie Manning’s 100th birthday. Uptown Swing will be hosting a local celebration on May 10th and welcome all dancers to join in!

All profits from the dance will go to the Frankie Manning Foundation.

Details to come!

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Boston Tea PartyLooking forward to a very fun weekend! Full weekend, one day only and evening only passes will be available at the door.

Boston Tea Party information.

Jumping at WoodsideRegistrations have been coming from all over the U.S. and beyond! There are already large groups representing Chicago, Montreal/Quebec City and New York, with more in the works.

Early Bird prices are in effect until April 30. If you would like to get on the 4 month installment plan, the deadline is March 25.

Some of the housing options have already filled, especially in the halls with multi-bedroom units. There are still plenty of single, double and triple rooms available.

Register today for your dance vacation at Beantown Camp!

Beantown CampBeantown registration has been up and running for 6 weeks! It seems about time to announce some of what makes Beantown so awesome and the instructors are a great place to start.

If you would like an excellent opportunity to improve and grow as a Lindy Hopper, if you want to be challenged and inspired, and if you want classes with some of the world’s best instructors, Beantown’s got all that! Check out this incredible line-up!

  • JENNA APPLEGARTH
  • EVITA ARCE
  • RICHARD BADU
  • HEATHER BALLEW
  • DARYL BEGIN
  • GABY COOK
  • ERIC FENN
  • ALAIN FRAGMAN
  • TONY FRASER
  • NINA GILKENSON
  • LAURA GLAESS
  • JESSE HANUS
  • KATE HEDIN
  • SKYE HUMPHRIES
  • MICHAEL JAGGER
  • VIRGINIE JENSEN
  • JAVIER JOHNSON
  • KENNY NELSON
  • DAN NEWSOME
  • LUNOU SAMSON POIROT
  • ANDY REID
  • DAN REPSCH
  • ZACK RICHARD
  • MIKE ROBERTS
  • MICHAEL SEGUIN
  • JAIME SHANNON
  • LAINEY SILVER
  • JENNY SOWDEN
  • GEN ST-LO
  • JENNIFER STOUT
  • PETER STROM
  • SYLVIA SYKES
  • JON TIGERT
  • NAOMI UYAMA
  • BOBBY WHITE
  • ALAIN WONG

Beantown runs from June 26 to July 3. Do the week to get the full experience! Most campers stay on campus, which is highly recommended.

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Uptown Swing DanceWe are very disappointed to report that Uptown Swing is cancelled for tonight. We’ve been in touch for weeks with Beantown Swing Orchestra and they were planning an excellent night for us. Mother nature is once again not cooperating.

Very sorry for all of those planning to come tonight and we hope to reschedule the band for another evening.

Our next dance will be a special Swing & Soul night on March 1st, held at Extreme Dancesport in Cambridge. Hope to see you there!

Stay warm and safe and enjoy your evening.

Uptown Swing DanceThe next Uptown Swing dance will be on Saturday, February 15 with the Beantown Swing Orchestra. This is Big Band Swing at its finest! Most of the BSO musicians and songwriters/ arrangers are in their twenties and play with the energy and drive to keep everyone moving on the dance floor. What a special treat to have this wonderful big band back at Uptown Swing!

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Hop to the Beat ClassThe next 6 week session begins on Sunday, February 23 in Newton Lower Falls and Monday, February 24 in Boston. Classes have a relaxed atmosphere, are good exercise, and a fun opportunity to meet people.

  • Beginner Swing/Intro to Lindy Hop Level 1
    Appropriate for anyone starting out as well as those with some experience who are working on building a solid foundation of dance skills. Includes six count basics, an intro to eight count basics, along with a variety of fun steps to build your repertoire and get you out on the dance floor! Meets in both locations.
  • Lindy Hop Level 2
    For more intermediate level Swing dancers, some prior Lindy Hop experience is helpful. Eight and six count basics will be mixed along with a variety of classic Lindy Hop, newer variations, and a focus on partnering, technique and style. Meets in both locations.
  • Big Apple
    Learn the Frankie Manning choreographed version as seen in the movie Keep Punchin’. It’s a fun and energetic routine, plus a little piece of history for all Lindy Hopper’s to know. We need a little Frankie right now in honor of his 100th birthday! Meets in Newton location.

Free parking available in both locations as well as near public transportation. Singles and couples welcome. No partner necessary.

Full class details on website.

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Javi JohnsonOn Saturday, March 1st, Uptown Swing Dance will be having a special Swing & Soul night! The Racky Thomas Band always brings a fun night of Swing. Add some classic Soul, and guest DJ Javi Johnson, who will also teach a lesson on the Electric Slide!

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Please note that this dance will be at Extreme Dancesport in Cambridge and NOT at our usual location in Brookline!

Full Uptown Swing details on website.

Beantown CampBeantown registration has been open for two weeks! There are only a few spots left in the last special tier for first time campers! For regular admission, the first 4 tiers have sold out and the Early Bird discount prices are currently available. Great bargains are still to be had!

Some of the housing options have filled, although there is plenty of available housing on campus.

More exciting announcements will be coming soon!

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Beantown Camp information.

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