Santa Cruz Swing

Keeping the moves and styles of swing dance alive

About Us

Santa Cruz Swing began in response to the growing interest and excitement the Santa Cruz community has shown for swing dancing. 

                                                      

The teachers and those who have supported SC Swing have been partner dancing and swing dancing for over a decade and want to bring the silly, playful, fun nature of swing dancing to the dance floor.

Upcoming 6 Week Series

February 15th – March 21st

Beginner Swing

NOTE: THIS CLASS IS NOW ONLY ACCEPTING LEADERS

This class is for anyone who is looking to try something new, or to get more comfortable with their current swing dancing skills. Learn partner dancing fundamentals and the styles of the swing era. Great for anyone from total novices to those working on comfort leading and/or following 6-count (and even some 8-count) moves on a social dance floor. We will learn triple steps, 6-count basic, 8-count basic, and basic Charleston. And we'll also work on mixing 6 and 8 count moves inside a dance.

6 week series, Feb. 15th – Mar. 21st, 2024

Thursdays, 7pm – 8pm. Followed by a social dance until 9:15pm.

At the 418 Project in Downtown Santa Cruz.

Intermediate Swing

NOTE: THIS CLASS IS NOW ONLY ACCEPTING LEADERS

This class is for you if you are looking to take your swing dancing up a notch. You should already be able to dance 6-count, 8-count, and basic Charleston. You likely took the Beginner class already, and are able to dance everything you learned there on the social dance floor. In this class, we'll further develop our Lindy Hop fundamentals and add variations. 

6 week series, Feb. 15th – Mar. 21st, 2024

Thursdays, 7pm – 8pm. Followed by a social dance until 9:15pm.

At the 418 Project in Downtown Santa Cruz.

Social Dances & Live Band Nights

During our 6-Week Dance Series we host social dances from 8:00pm - 9:15pm immediately following the dance lessons at the 418 Project. At least two of the social dances will have live bands, and the others will by DJ'd.

Students from the lessons get into the dances for free. Dancers from the general public are welcome to join as well, for $5 during a regular DJ'd social, and $10 on band night. 

Live bands on February 29th – The Four Skinners – and March 21st – Plateau Jazz Band.

Other great opportunities to social dance in Santa Cruz:





See our Swing Calendar for more events

(and for info on how to add your own events to the calendar)

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