Swing dancing is a “catch all” term for the dances that originated in the swing era and were danced to swing music. At Boulder Swing Dance we specialize in teaching authentic partner swing dances in a friendly and welcoming environment. Our focus is on Lindy Hop, Balboa, and Charleston—three of the original swing dances that are characterized by their high energy and joyful nature. Today there is a vast community of swing dancers that stretches around the globe. It is a great way to stay fit and meet new people. Check out our Swing 101 page for more information. Need some music to get your feet tapping? Our Music page has got you covered.
Learn to swing dance by getting started with our month-long Level 1 Intro to Swing series. No Partner needed. Starting in January, you can join either our Monday night or Wednesday night Level 1 series (the same material is covered both nights). To help you prepare for what to expect in your first class, we have put together a handy guide.
All of our classes are progressive which means they build on one another. Click here to find out more about our curriculum.
We also offer private lessons. To find out more about private lessons email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can join any of our class series the first Monday or Wednesday of the month. We will be taking a break in December, but our next class series starts the back up in early January. If you are more advanced or already have swing experience, then check our schedule and class descriptions to figure out what level is appropriate for you.
Our classes take place in two locations. Mondays are held at Kakes Studios on Pearl Street in downtown Boulder while our Wednesday classes are held at SKEYE Brewing in Longmont. We also have regular social events as well as an open practice time for people to work on their dancing.
In December we operate on a reduced schedule. Instead of our regular class series, we will be offering specialty classes in Boulder on Monday December 5th and 12th. On December 12th we will be having our big, Festivus themed, holiday dance. Bring your ugly sweaters!
We will not be running classes in Longmont in December, but will resume our regular class series in January. The next Longmont Level 1 series will begin Wednesday, January 5th, while the next Boulder Level 1 series will start on Monday, January 9th. You can join any series either the first or second week of the month.
December 5thKakes Studios
2115 Pearl St
December 12thKakes Studios
2115 Pearl St
Intro to 20s Charleston
& Tango for Lindy Hoppers
Collegiate Shag with Laura Keat
& Intro to Boogie Woogie
Fun 20s Charleston Moves
& Dips and Tricks
Holiday Hop Routine
& Doin' the Jive
Dance with Jeremey Mohney and his Band
Festivus Dance Party
4-class punchcard: $50
10-class punchcard: $95
4-class punchcard: $30
DJ Night: $5
Band night: $10
Take a class, get into the dance for free.
Punchcards can be shared by more than one person and are transferable.
Holiday Fun at Boulder Swing
Every December at Boulder Swing we take a break from our regular level series and instead offer specialty classes (often with guest instructors). This year we have a particularly strong line up of classes to offer. Everything from 20s Charleston, Collegiate Shag, Tango, Boogie Woogie, and solo dancing is on tap.
We are also holding our annual Festivus holiday party. Featuring an ugly sweater contest, airing of grievances through dance, and the Festivus pole, this is a great way to blow off a little holiday steam.
To find out more about these and other going ons, check out our post about what is happening in Boulder in December.
Give the gift of Swing!
Still looking for that perfect gift? This year give the gift of swing to a friend, colleague, or loved one! Boulder Swing Dance offers gift certificates for our 4 class and 10 class punchcards. Learning to Swing dance is a great way to meet new people and to stay in shape.
Our dance passes offer incredible flexibility. Each punchcard is good for either 4 or 10 classes. Those classes can be split amongst several different people making them the perfect gift for couples. Know a student? We also offer student discounts on punchcards (student ID required).
To buy a gift certificate, head over to the Swing Shop.