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. We meet on Sunday nights.

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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November 2017

7:00 Class Series (3 weeks): Beyond Basics Bal-Swing in Room 1 with Guest Instructors
7:00 Class Series (3 weeks): Charleston and Six-Count Integration in Room 2 with Thorin and Shira
8:00 Drop-in Class: Intro to Swing Dance in Room 2


November 5: Beyond Basics Bal-Swing with guest instructor Margo Helm – Bay Area Balboa and swing dancer Margo Helm will be guest teaching the first of our Beyond Basics classes in November. If you have completed the beginning Balboa-Swing series at any time, this is the class for you.

November 12: SlowBal with guest instructor Jeff Clark – “SlowBal” is a dance done to slower swing tempos in the typical Balboa connection. It’s a great way to round out your repertoire of swing dances and will also be new to most of our local dancers, so everyone will be learning together. Come support Swing Set Lounge while connecting with the greater local swing dance community! Prior Balboa experience is helpful but not required. No partner needed.

November 19-26: Thanksgiving break – Swing Set Lounge will be closed for Thanksgiving. Regular dancing will resume in December.

December 2017

7:00 Class Series (2 weeks): East Coast Swing
8:00 Drop-in Class (all weeks): Intro to Swing Dance in Room 2


December 17: Swing Holiday Party – We will have a DJ’ed holiday dance to celebrate the end of the year. Festive attire (whatever that means to you) is encouraged! We will have a mix of regular and seasonal music.

December 24-31: Holiday break – Swing Set Lounge will be closed for the holidays. Regular lessons and dancing will resume in January 2018.

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