Ella Fitzgerald: The Queen of Jazz

Ella Fitzgerald: The Queen of Jazz

Ella Fitzgerald's recordings capture many of the jazz era's best-known songs, like "Summertime," "My Funny Valentine," and "It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got that Swing." Every jazz fan knows her music, or at least some of it—she was a famously prolific musician, with over 200 albums to her name. But what else do you know about the First Lady of Swing? Click here to read more...

Frankie Manning: The Ambassador of Swing

Frankie Manning: The Ambassador of Swing

Frankie grew up in Harlem and started going to dances with his mother at around age 12.  He went to his first dance at the Renaissance Ballroom with his mom when he was 14.  He was so excited to be at an adult dance and dancing with his mother. After the first dance his mother grabbed him by the hand and walked off the floor shaking her head. When he asked what the matter was she said, “Frankie, you'll never be a dancer. You're too stiff.” Instead of quitting, he took the comment as constructive criticism. He wrote, “If she had never told me I was stiff, I might never have become a dancer.”

Reflections on 2016 and plans for 2017

Reflections on 2016 and plans for 2017

This past year our focus at Boulder Swing was on community. At the start of the year a number of dear friends moved away, but over the last twelve months we have gained a whole new cohort of enthusiastic and awesome dancers. We really wanted to create a warm, welcoming, and friendly environment at Boulder Swing. This involved restructuring our curriculum as well as adding in more ways for people to connect in non-dance settings such as our monthly socials. We love our community, and in 2017 we hope to make things even stronger...

Coming in January 2017 at Boulder Swing Dance

Coming in January 2017 at Boulder Swing Dance

Learn to dance in 2017 with Boulder Swing! Take our beginner series at the regular time and place, or at SKEYE Brewing on Wednesdays. Also on Monday nights, we have a new Level 1.5 class, Level 2 students will learn Balboa, and students who've been through all of our level 2 classes can take a special 2.5 class at 7 PM. Read class descriptions and find out about our monthly social here!