Fall Highlights

Ready or not, September is upon us. Where did the summer go? Fortunately there is a full calendar of dance opportunities coming up to look forward to. Plus September marks the 16th anniversary of Hop to the Beat. Wow! We never could have imagined back in those early days of getting started that this is where we would be today.

Listed are some highlights of what’s coming up!

New September Class Session

Lindy Hop Swing Dance ClassOur new 6 week class session starts Sunday nights on September 11 in Newton Lower Falls and Monday nights on September 12 at Ruggles Church (near Fenway Park) in Boston. There are classes for all levels, no partners required.

  • Beginner Swing/Intro to Lindy Hop Level 1
    (Newton & Boston)
  • Lindy Hop Level 2
    (Newton & Boston)
  • Breaking Out of Your Basics

Complete class information and registration.

Uptown Swing Fall Schedule

Toni Lynn WashingtonOur monthly dance is held at our awesome venue, Brookline Tai Chi, conveniently located at the intersection of Washington and Beacon Streets in Brookline. Lesson starts at 8:15pm and the dance at 9:00pm. All levels are welcome and no partners are needed.

  • September 17: Toni Lynn Washington Band
  • October 15: Boston Swing Express
  • November 19: Sax Gordon Band
  • December 3: Gordon Webster Band featuring Naomi Uyama

Complete Uptown Swing Dance information.

Dirty Water Lindy & Blues Exchange

Dirty Water Lindy and Blues ExchangeBoston Swing Central is hosting an exchange for the weekend of September 22-25. An exchange is an event focused on social dancing where visiting dancers get to experience our local community and a taste of the area. Bands include Baby Soda and Gordon Webster. We’ll be teaching the pre-dance lesson on Saturday night and looking forward to a fun time!

Check out the full schedule of dances and events and register today.

BSDN Pre-25th Anniversary Battle of the Bands

Boston Swing Dance NetworkThis year Boston Swing Dance Network will be celebrating 25 years of bringing live music to the Boston Swing dance community! On Saturday, November 12, BSDN will be hosting a special Pre-25th Anniversary dance featuring a Battle of the Bands with The Love Dogs and Eight to the Bar. More details will be available as it gets closer to the date, but you don’t want to miss it!

Boston Swing Dance Network information.

Skye & Naomi Lindy Hop Workshop Weekend

Skye Humphries and Naomi UyamaYes, Skye Humphries and Naomi Uyama are returning for what has become an annual event! Plus with Gordon Webster thrown in the mix, it is once again sure to be one of the highlights of the year. Information on the schedule and classes is not yet available, but you can save the dates, December 2-4.

Preliminary Skye and Naomi Workshop information.

We wish everyone a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!

Happy dancing,
Aurelie & Tony