Bringing Lindy Hop to New England since 1995!
Uptown Swing Dance
Boston’s Home of Happy Feet!
Lindy Hop • Swing • Balboa
Uptown Swing Dance
IMPORTANT NEWS FOR UPTOWN SWING
This fall will mark 2 years since Uptown Swing moved to KI for our monthly dance. We feel very fortunate to have this beautiful space with one of the largest dance floors in New England, plus an excellent location near Coolidge Corner in Brookline. Starting in July, the rent is going up significantly, almost double the current rate. It would be a shame for the Boston community to lose this exceptional venue. Although this necessitates an increase in our dance admission, we will continue to keep our prices as low as feasible. The price will vary depending on the band, with out-of-town and larger bands at the higher end. With your support, we’ll be able to continue to provide many more fun nights at Uptown Swing!
Admission: $17 ($13 with Student ID)
Swing, Hot Blues, R&B
Sax Gordon will be bringing his energy and enthusiasm to light up the dance floor. Every song will make you want to get up and dance! Gordon has a wonderful charm that connects with his audience. Plus there are always surprises that he brings with a wide repertoire from high energy Blues to classic Swing. If you like to have fun and you like to dance, all the ingredients will be provided for an excellent night to bring on those happy feet!
featuring the vocals of Naomi Uyama
Special Event: Skye & Naomi Workshop Weekend
Gordon Webster has grown into one of the most sought after musicians in the Lindy Hop world today. All the tremendous praise he receives is well deserved. His music is exciting, exhilarating and joyful! Our annual dance during the Skye & Naomi weekend has come to be a major highlight of the year. Uptown Swing is happy to have hosted the first pairing of Gordon’s band with Naomi Uyama on vocals and to welcome them back now for year six! This is a not to be missed event!
Swing, Chicago Blues
Racky Thomas plays a style that is often categorized as Chicago Blues. He has a talent for blending his musicians on different occasions to come up with just the right mix for his audience. He loves playing for dancers and is great at keeping a Swing groove to everything played. His delivery has always been “soulful” and for this dance he’ll be reaching into his bag of tricks to add some classic Soul selections. Racky connects with his audience and his energy is infectious. His fan base keeps growing as it is always a fun night when Racky is on board!
Big Band Swing
The 18-piece Beantown Swing Orchestra specializes in the performance of vintage Swing Era and Sinatra classics as well as popular and original songs custom arranged for big band. The music of the Swing Era (late 1930s to early 1940s) was created specifically for dancing, with its characteristic and infectious Swing beat and exciting horn arrangements. 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!