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. You can join either our Monday night or Wednesday night Level 1 series at the start of any month (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. 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.
Basic Training Bootcamp
Attending the 1940’s Ball and want to cut a rug? Don't have time to attend weekly classes? Boulder Swing Dance is offering a three-hour boot camp on June 11th that will have you swing cadets jitterbugging like cool cats lickety-split! No partner needed.
Swing dancing swept through dance halls and living rooms through out the country in the 1930s and 1940s. Inspired by the swing music and jazz of the era, the dance is energetic, joyful, and full of life. Over the three hours in the bootcamp you will learn a variety of fun dance steps that can be led on the social dance floor. We offer a supportive, friendly, environment for all ages an abilities. Even if you have never danced before, this is the perfect opportunity to learn!
If you are attending the Ball, receive a $10 discount! Register today to reserve your spot.
The next Boulder Level 1 series will begin Monday, May 5th (8PM), while the next Longmont Level 1 series will start on Wednesday, May 7th (7:30PM). You can join any series either the first or second week of the month. Each series runs for four weeks. If you complete a series, you can retake it for free as long as you are currently enrolled in higher level class. We are also offering a special 3-hour weekend Beginner Bootcamp on June 11th to help get people ready for the 1940s Ball.
2115 Pearl St
900 S Hover St, Unit D
& Level 2.5
& Level 2
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.
Boulder Swing T-Shirts are now available
The Boulder Swing Dance t-shirts are ready. Our new "Lindy Hops" shirt, designed by Natalia Eristavi and Augie Freeman, is a dance pun that also captures the spirit of Boulder with this fun dance pun. These super comfy shirts are from American Apparel and feature a 50:50 blend of cotton and polyester. Order yours today.