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Uptown Swing Dance

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Lindy Hop • Swing • Balboa

If you like dancing to awesome 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 venue conveniently located a few blocks from Coolidge Corner.

Racky Thomas

Swing, Chicago Blues

Saturday, March 1, 2014
Racky Thomas

Special Event: Swing & Soul Dance at Uptown Swing


  • Racky Thomas Band at 9:15pm
  • Guest DJ Javier Johnson
  • Swing lesson at 8:15pm
  • Electric Slide lesson with Javi at 8:45pm

Special Location: This dance will be held at Extreme Dancesport in Cambridge in the Fresh Pond area:

26 New Street, Cambridge MA 02138

    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!

    Guest DJ Javier Johnson will be playing some get-up-and-dance Soul music during the band breaks. Javi is the founding member of what is now the Hartford Underground, a Swing dance organization based in Hartford, as well as Hart & Soul, an annual dance weekend event which debuted in September. In addition, he teaches both locally and internationally, and besides Swing, specializes in Balboa and Soul. He has a smooth, joyful, rhythmical style which is always a standout on the dance floor.

    Be sure to arrive early as Javi will be teaching everyone the Electric Slide! (Included with the dance.)

    More information: 
    Uptown Swing Dance