Lessons, Dances & Events

Lessons:

Looking for a way to learn a vintage swing dance?  Have you learned ballroom swing, but well, it just isn’t what you wanted?  Bozeman Swing believes that everyone can swing and that it should be fun and creative right from the start!  Swing dancing is a great way to express yourself while meeting new people, being active and having a super fun time!  Come join the hep crowd.

Lindy 101 – “Oh my gosh, they look so cool!” This is what people say when they see Lindy Hop. Lindy Hop 101 will teach those cool fundamental moves of Lindy Hop, the Swing Out and Lindy Circle, that are the heart and soul of swing. This four week series will focus on the fundamental rhythm and connection of Lindy Hop. We will break it all down into bite sized bits with lots of practice time and partner rotation to build your social dancing confidence. Stephen and Kathi Dobelbower will lead you through some foundational techniques that will help you comfortably intermix different rhythms and create lead and partner connection that makes swing feel so yummy.

If you’ve already taken our Intro to Vintage Swing or already have some East Coast basics, we will explore ways to incorporate those shapes with the Swing Out and Lindy Circle. This class series will help you understand why swing dancers might just be some of the happiest people on the planet!

Class size is limited to be sure to register now before all the spaces are full.

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  • Day & Time: Thursday’s March 8-29th from 6:45pm – 8:00pm with a 1/2 hour practice social dance after
  • At the Rialto – Upstairs next to the Burnbox
  • Cost: $38.5/person or $28.5/person for Students with ID and seniors over 65
    • Because this is a short series, there will not be a pro-rated amount or refund for missed classes.
    • No Partner needed to attend these classes

Missed out on the latest Intro to Vintage Swing – Put your mind at ease. We will offer this class again soon! In the mean time check out our other lesson options and dances.

This 3 lesson series will be at the newly restored and beautiful Rialto! This class series will be getting you a great foundation for dancing with a focus on triple rhythm foot work basics, lead and follow techniques, and well, fun! By the time you are finished with this series you should feel comfortable getting out on the social dance floor practicing the basics. This is a great series to take if you just want to learn how to dance and perfect if you want to get a solid foundation to start learning more of the vintage styles of swing like Lindy Hop. Stephen and Kathi Dobelbower love teaching people swing dancing and look forward to see and dancing with you.

Class size is limited to be sure to register now before all the spaces are full.

  • Time: 6:45pm – 8:00pm
  • Cost: $29/person or $20/person for Students with ID and seniors
    • Because this is a short series, there will not be a pro-rated amount or refund for missed classes.
    • No Partner needed to attend these classes

 

Private Lessons – We offer private lessons to people who want to learn vintage swing dancing at their own pace or need extra help moving forward in their dance.  This is a great way to learn quickly, to improve or brush up on your dance skills, or to figure out what is just not working in your dancing.  If you are interested in private lessons click here!

We also are open to teaching 6+ people for group lessons.  Got a group of friends who all want to learn together?  Cool!  Click here to contact us and we can work out the details!

Monthly Dance Info:

Come dance with us! We are anxious to get our dancing shoes on. Check out the information below for upcoming dates.

April 14th – 2nd Saturday Swing Dance –  It’s Swingtime in the Rockies and we’ll be dancing at the Bozeman Senior Center.  This is one of the best floors in town and we are looking forward swingin’ out with ease. So grab your dance shoes and come for a great night of dancing. Everyone to come and show off their new awesomeness learned from the Swing+ weekend. If you are new to swing or just coming off your first lesson set? No worries – There will be a lesson at 7:00pm to get ya started or to brush up on what you already know. DJ’ed Swing and Blues starts at 8:00p and is perfect for Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, Jitterbug, Balboa, Bal-Swing, Collegiate Shag, Slow Drag… No partner or experience needed. Just bring your hep self, some hep friends, and be ready to swing! $5 at the door. This is going to be fantastic!

April 28th – Balboa Tea Party –  We just love the atmophere at Townshend’s Teahouse and we look forward to all the fun this dance brings each and every month!  Let’s continue the wonderful and come meet up with super nice people, dance some fun dances and drink some delicious tea at the Balboa Tea Party. We’ll be DJ’ing lots of swingin’ music at Townshend’s Teahouse. You do not need a partner or experience. In fact, we will have a taster lesson at 7:30pm just for those who have never danced balboa or for those who want a re-fresher.  Bring your happy feet and be sure to bring enough mullah for several cuppers of tea! See you there.

May 12th – 2nd Saturday Swing Dance –  Location to be announced. Bring your dance shoes and be ready to shake off all that test taking and work a day dust! New to swing or just coming off your first lesson set? There will be a lesson at 7:00pm to get ya started or to brush up on what you already know. DJ’ed Swing and Blues starts at 8:00p and is perfect for Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, Jitterbug, Balboa, Bal-Swing, Collegiate Shag, Slow Drag… No partner or experience needed. Just bring your hep self, some hep friends, and be ready to swing! $5 at the door. This is going to be fantastic!

May 26th – Balboa Tea Party –  It’s Memorial Day Weekend and, well, we are out and about enjoying the long weekend with friends and family. We hope you are too. Balboa Tea Party will be back on June 30th and ready swing!

Upcoming Events:

Be sure to check out Bozeman Swing Facebook page for details on up-coming events and regional happenings.

Some fun from our friends the MSU SwingCats facebook!

The MSU SwingCats also host dances and events.  If we don’t have a dance, they most likely do!

Not a student, no worries because everyone is welcome!