Bringing Lindy Hop to New England since 1995!
Uptown Swing Dance
Boston’s Home of Happy Feet!
Lindy Hop • Swing • Balboa
If you like dancing to awesome live music, meeting new people, and having fun, come on out to the monthly Uptown Swing dance! Singles, couples, groups, plus all levels are very welcome. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. A Swing/Lindy Hop lesson is included to start the evening. KI is a beautiful spacious venue conveniently located a few blocks from Coolidge Corner.
Uptown Swing Dance
Brennen Ernst & The Roaming Tones are a Jazz band based in Philadelphia, PA, playing music from the 30s and 40s with a supremely danceable rhythm. Bandleader Brennen Ernst, originally inspired by swing guitar luminaries such as Django Reinhardt and Charlie Christian, has been gaining recognition as one of the hardest swinging guitarists on the scene today. He is proud to bring his brand-new combo, The Roaming Tones, to Hop to the Beat!
Solomon Douglas was originally scheduled for the April dance. He is now under contract for his 2nd tour with an Australian cruise line and won’t be available. Brennen was the guitarist in Solomon’s band for the last 2 years when they played at Uptown Swing. We are looking forward to welcoming Brennen back with his own band to play for us this year!
Guest DJ this month is Paul Loschak.
This month Uptown Swing is on an adjusted time schedule in order to fulfill the requirements of using the space at KI. We must follow the rules of not starting prior to sundown. The lesson will come first, followed by a short band soundcheck and then dancing. Due to the later start time, the dance will run until 12:30am! It will be worth the adjustments to dance at this beautiful venue!
- Swing lesson: 8:30pm, included with the dance
- Dancing: 9:30pm-12:30am
- Shim Sham, Frankie Style!
- Big Apple, the Frankie version of course!
- Proceeds go to the Beantown Scholarship Program
Uptown Swing Celebrates Frankie Manning!
Details to be announced!
May is Frankie Month and Lindy Hoppers worldwide will be celebrating this very special man. There isn’t a better example than Frankie Manning to remind us of the joy and fun we have dancing! If you don’t know much about him, be sure to check out his bio. Of course the night would not be complete without a Shim Sham, Frankie style!
Proceeds from this dance will be contributed to the Beantown Scholarship Program.
The Frankie Manning Foundation was established with Frankie’s passing to carry on his legacy. We’ve been honored to have Beantown Camp as part of the Ambassador Program, which provides scholarships to support the growth and development of new ambassadors of Lindy Hop. Recipients are primarily selected from African-American communities throughout the USA as well as areas around the world where Lindy Hop is in a very early stage of development.
The experience is often life-changing, and it is wonderful to watch them grow as individuals and dancers and begin to help teach future generations. Starting in 2014, Beantown began collecting funds to help bring past ambassadors back to camp as many do not have the means to do so on their own. There is no charge to attend camp, however funds are needed to cover housing, meals and travel.
Admission: $18 ($14 with Student ID)
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.
This is a not to be missed event!
Guest DJ TBA.