Lindy on the Rocks 2017

Lindy on the Rocks 2017

Two weeks ago, Denver was host to one of Colorado’s biggest swing events of the year, Lindy on the Rocks. This weekend-long event combines world-class instruction, live music, competitions and lots of social dancing. The Boulder Swing Dance community was out in force at this year’s Lindy on the Rocks, with staff and students alike flocking to downtown Denver to learn, dance and compete. Check out this recap for contest results and videos, as well as an overview of different Lindy hop competitions.

Coming in October at Boulder Swing Dance

Coming in October at Boulder Swing Dance

Join us this October for some spook-tacular festivities. We're hosting our regular classes in Longmont and Boulder, including our Flatiron Stomp with Jeremy Mohney and his band the first Monday. The last Monday we're having specialty drop-in classes as well as a Halloween-themed dance complete with decorations and costume contest. Also join us for our monthly social event to Anderson Farms, and come see our students perform at Rocky Mountain Balboa Blowout!

Swing in American Art

Swing in American Art

Today we’ll be taking a miniature tour of jazz and Lindy hop in American visual art. I was inspired to explore the topic after coming across some stunning images by the early cartoonist E. Simms Campbell, who created several prints and watercolors of 1930s Harlem culture. I figured other swing dancers might enjoy his illustrations, so here they are—plus art from several other artists besides: Frank Myers, William H. Johnson, and Richard Yarde.

Coming In June at Boulder Swing Dance

Coming In June at Boulder Swing Dance

June is jam-packed with dance opportunities. From our Intermediate Balboa classes in Level 2.5, to our beginner series at SKEYE Brewing there's a lesson for everyone this month. Join us also for our Beginner's Bootcamp in prep for the 1940s ball June 11th, and our swing social at NCAR June 24th. Click here to find out everything we have in store for June!

Swing Out in Style: An Illustrated Overview of Swing Era Fashion

Swing Out in Style: An Illustrated Overview of Swing Era Fashion

You've probably noticed that swing dance events tend to showcase a particular clothing style. Contemporary but with clear vintage influences, it borrows elements from a wide span of decades. Bow ties, oxfords, pageboy caps, shirtwaist and drop-waist dresses, bow blouses.... Sound familiar?

If you've ever wondered which style elements come from which era, or which societal changes influenced American trends over the years, you're in luck! Let's take a tour of jazz era style through the decades.