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

Saturday, April 15, 2017
Brennen Ernst & The Roaming Tones
Brennen Ernst

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!

Admission: $18 ($14 with Student ID)
Saturday, May 20, 2017

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.

Saturday, September 16, 2017
Uptown Swing Dance
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Uptown Swing Dance
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Gordon Webster Band

Special Event: Skye & Naomi Workshop Weekend

Special Extended Dance Time: 8:15pm-12:30am

Featuring the vocals of Charles Turner

Dance Exhibition by Skye Humphries & Naomi Uyama

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.

Admission: $25 ($21 with Student ID)