One of the great things about swing dancing is that you can go to almost any major city in the U.S., Europe, and even Asia now, and go swing dancing and make instant friends. It is truly an amazing thing if you’ve ever done it. Here are some sites to check out if you are traveling and want to go swing dancing during your trip.
Los Angeles, CA
SwingDance.LA – Of course!
Firehouse Swing Dance – A long-time San Diego Swing staple!
First Saturday Swing – Monthly Lindy class and dance.
Glenn Tesler’s Regular Swing Dance Venues in San Diego – The title says it all.
San Diego Swing Cats – Great swing dance calendar for San Diego.
San Diego Swing Dance Community Facebook Page – Good resource for events.
BayAreaLindyHopAndSwingEvents – Google calendar with scraped Swing dance events (wow, I thought my site was the only Swing site that scraped events!)
SFLindy.com – The best swing events list for San Francisco
The Juke Joint at the Ventura Beach Club – Kim and Dave’s Swing night in Ventura!
Austin Swing Syndicate – Swing dancing every Thursday night in Austin!
Boston Swing Dance Calendar – Boston area swing events calendar
Boston Swing Central – The best swing dancing on Friday nights in Boston. My personal favorite Boston swing dance venue.
Uptown Swing – Boston swing dancing on Saturday nights
Windyhop – Great calendar of swing dancing in the Windy City!
Swing Columbus – Hosts dances and Lindy workshops and exchanges
Las Vegas, NV
Swing Dance Vegas – Swing dance info and calendar for Sin City!
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing – This vintage aircraft museum has hangar dances twice a year.
Lynn’s Dance News – Has everything you wanted to know about Swing dancing in Minneapolis!
TC Swing – Has lessons and late-night dances.
Wabash Street Caves – Has Swing dancing on Thursday nights in a cool venue!
Swing Dance Nashville – Has dances on Friday nights.
New Orleans, LA
Swing Dancers of NOLA Facebook Group – Great feed of Swing dance events in New Orleans.
New York, NY
Swing 46 – The most popular (i.e., can be touristy) swing dance venue in Manhattan, located near the Theater District. Floor is small and can get really crowded on weekends. Reminds me of a smaller version of The Derby, for any old-timer LA swing dancers out there. Beware, the site has annoying music so don’t open it at work, haha.
This Week In Swing NYC – Great calendar of NYC swing dance events.
Yehoodi – National swing calendar and the mother of all swing forums
Providence Swings – The best swing dancing in Rhode Island, every Thursday night and certain Saturdays! Friendly crowd.
Raleigh and Durham, NC
RetroRhythm – Joel and Jackie Plys are now in North Carolina
Dance Happens – General dance website, with dance events (Lindy and West Coast) near Tampa, FL.
Swing PlanIt – Comprehensive guide to swing dance camps, exchanges, and festivals around the world!
Manchester Lindy – Swing dancing in Manchester, UK! They have a Lindy Exchange as well!
Swing Out London – This is the place to go if you want to swing dance in the London area. Beautiful, retro-inspired site design too.
Swing Patrol – Classes, workshops, and Swing socials in London!
Swing Patrol Berlin – Classes, workshops, and Swing socials in Berlin!
Big South Swing – Swing dancing in Madrid!
Phnom Penh Pswings – Amazing that there is swing dancing in Cambodia!!