About New School Swing

New School Swing promotes swing dancing in Boston by providing year-round swing dances classes for all levels. We specialize in authentic, vintage swing dance forms like Lindy Hop, Charleston, and Balboa and we offer fun, friendly, inclusive learning environment. Four-week class series begin every month—see our schedule for the latest classes.

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Dance Night! New School Swing with Phil McGowan

Sept. 15, 2015, 11:52 a.m.

Do you love to dance, or do you want to learn to dance? Come join us for our third in a series of fun, outdoor dance nights! 

This Tuesday, September 22, learn lindy hop from the crew at New School Swing!

Live music will be provided by Phil McGowan and his band

The lesson and dance are FREE! No partner necessary, and beginners are very welcome.

Tuesday, September 22
Lesson from 6pm to 6:45pm
Dancing from 7pm to 8:30pm
Find us outside in South Market!

See Facebook for more information, or check out the Event Page!

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What is Lindy Hop?

Lindy Hop is the original Swing Dance, developed in Harlem in the 1920s and 1930s. Our friends at Yehoodi made a nice video history of the dance.

Exciting Partnership with Monday Night Practice Session!

We're excited to be partnering with the folks at the Monday Night Practice Session. We are now offering classes from 7:00-9:00pm on Mondays before the dance.  From 7pm to 8pm, we hold one of our Lindy 2 classes, and from 8pm to 9pm, we hold one of our Lindy 1 classes, which means more opportunities for you to learn!  For those level 2 students who would like to accelerate their learning, you can take two Lindy 2 classes in each month and double your learning speed. Remember, if you register online, the multiple class rate is only $90, ($70 with a student ID).

We strongly encourage you to stay for the dance at the Monday Night Practice Session.  Social dancing is the reason we do all of this, and let's be honest, dancing is the best practice!  For Lindy 2 students, the price of the Monday night dance is not included in the class prices (you must pay for the dance at the door).  The Monday Night Practice dance costs $8 ($5 for folks under 23 with a student ID). However, because of our special partnership with MNP, Lindy 1 students who take the class from 8pm-9pm are allowed to stick around for the dance for free!

And don't forget, there are plenty more opportunities to dance around town.  Check out our friends on Friday nights over at Boston Swing Central, as well as the numerous other dances around town.  For more information, check out the links on the bottom of this page.

What is Lindy Dojo?

Lindy Dojo is New School Swing's weekly practice session.

All students who take classes at New School Swing will be able to attend Lindy Dojo for free! Why are we doing this? Social dancing is both fun and one of the best ways to get better. So are private lessons. Many students can't afford the $25-$100 price of a private lesson, but a guided practice session is like a 5 minute private lesson. We want to encourage beginners and intermediates to stay for the practice session to practice with each other, have a good time dancing, and to work one-on-one with instructors.

Visit the Dojo page for more info.

Gift Certificates

Looking for a great birthday, anniversary, or holiday gift? New School Swing has gift certificates available for classes and private lessons. Click here to purchase a gift certificate.

New School Swing Curriculum

The entire staff at New School Swing has worked together to create a cohesive curriculum for our students. You can start social dancing after taking your first class with us but, as this curriculum shows, you can keep taking classes for years and still learn a ton.

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Please give us feedback on how we're doing.

We'd love your feedback! We want to make the studio the most useful and fun studio we can so anything you can say to help us out would be great. Positive feedback will help us know what to keep doing well. Constructive criticism will help us focus on what we should improve. Please remember we're passionate folks trying to make the world a better place through swing dancing. For more on that, read this: http://www.mikethegirl.com/1/post/2011/11/the-importance-of-non-evil.html. For specific ideas of what we'd like to know: Who are your favorite teachers and why? Are there teachers that need work and, if so, what could they do better? What classes do you like and why? What classes weren't as great and why? What classes would you like to see more of? What classes don't we teach that you'd like us to teach? What do you think of our audition process? Thanks in advance!

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