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.
Note: In December we are not running any of our regular class series due to the holidays. Regular classes resume in January.
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 is now offering 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 punchcard, head over to the Swing Shop. There you can select what type of class pass you want to buy. When you checkout there will be an additional option to add notes to the seller. In these notes indicate it is a gift certificate and include the name of the person the gift is for. We will then send you a digital gift certificate that the recipient can redeem for a punchcard when they come in for their first class.
NOTE: We will not be running a beginner/Level 1 series in December due to the holidays. Our next level 1 series will begin in January. Instead we are running advanced specialty classes.
Our classes run in 4-week series that usually begin at the start of the month. We run classes and a dance on Monday nights at Kakes Studios in Boulder, and Wednesday night classes in Longmont. You can join a class series in either the first or second week of the month, and after that you must wait until the following month's series.
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.
2115 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
900 S Hover St, Unit D
Longmont, CO 80501
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.