Santa Cruz’s Home for Swing Dancing
Swing Set Lounge is Santa Cruz’s venue for all things swing! Our mission is to grow a friendly, fun, diverse and inclusive swing community. Whether you dance East Coast, West Coast, Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, Balboa, Shag, or Blues, you will find music, friends, and food while you improve your dancing digs at Swing Set Lounge. All levels of experience are welcome. Join us for a great evening
Social dancing + one lesson: $10
Five-class punch cards available for $40
Month-long classes held 7-8pm (Rooms 1 & 2)
Beginner drop-in lesson 8-8:30 (Room 2)
Open social dancing from 8-10pm
Pacific Arts Complex, 1122 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA. Off-street parking available behind the building.
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Classes and social dancing will not meet on April 16 due to Easter.
7:00 Class Series (4 weeks): Beyond Basics Bal-Shag Balboa with Monica in Room 1
7:00 Class Series (4 weeks): Lindy Hop Fundamentals with Shira and Thorin in Room 2
8:00 Drop-in Class: Intro to Swing Dance in Room 2
April 2: Bring a Friend Free Night – Got a friend who wants to try dancing? Bring someone new to Swing Set Lounge and they get in free! In fact, we are giving everyone 2-for-1 admission that night.
April 16: NO CLASSES OR SOCIAL DANCING this week due to Easter.
April 23: Santa Cruz Dance Week Open Class – The 8pm beginner drop-in class will be free to new dancers with a Santa Cruz Dance Week Class Pass. This pass will get you into lessons for dozens of different styles of dance during the week of April 21-27.
April 30: Speakeasy Three Sextet – Santa Cruz’s own prohibition-era jazz band returns to Swing Set Lounge. Their music will make you want to get out on the floor and strut your stuff. Plus, April is a five-week month, so you have one additional lesson to build your swing dance repertoire before the band brings its infectious energy.
7:00 Class Series: Room 1 TBD
7:00 Class Series: Lindy Hop with Shira and Thorin in Room 2
8:00 Drop-in Class: Intro to Swing Dance 2
May 3: Special Screening of Alive and Kicking at the Del Mar Theater – Swing Set Lounge goes to the movies! Join us for Alive and Kicking, a new Swing Dance Documentary featuring many of the best dancers today and throughout history! Learn about the history of Lindy Hop all the way from its roots to its modern-day revival. Join Swing Set Lounge for the only local screening of this movie! We have to sell a minimum number of tickets BEFORE April 23rd in order to secure the spot so PLEASE buy your ticket early! If we don’t sell enough in advance the movie showing will not happen!
May 7: Bring a Friend Free Night – Got a friend who wants to try dancing? Bring someone new to Swing Set Lounge and they get in free! In fact, we are giving everyone 2-for-1 admission that night.
May 28: Live Band Night – Artist TBD.
Swing Set Lounge | 1122 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062