Dances

Vermont Swings hosts a variety of great dances, often with live music. Please join us on the dance floor.


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Tuesday Practice Session

We host a 90-minute practice session to provide practice time for students after our Tuesday classes, as well as for students taking classes during other days of the week.  We also welcome and encourage those who are just looking for a reason to get out and dance and socialize with our community.  The Practice Session is FREE to those taking classes, or $5 for those not taking a class.

For the first 45-minutes, uur DJs structure their playlists to accommodate the music needs of beginners and the music genres appropriate for the lessons being taught.  Tempos may be faster and non-traditional "swing" music may be introduced in the last 45-minutes of the practice session to provide a challenge and add variety.

We welcome feedback on music, and we're always looking for guest DJs or those who would like to DJ a regular spot.  Please email us if you're interested at contact@vermontswings.com


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Tuesday Practice Session

We host a 90-minute practice session to provide practice time for students after our Tuesday classes, as well as for students taking classes during other days of the week.  We also welcome and encourage those who are just looking for a reason to get out and dance and socialize with our community.  The Practice Session is FREE to those taking classes, or $5 for those not taking a class.

For the first 45-minutes, uur DJs structure their playlists to accommodate the music needs of beginners and the music genres appropriate for the lessons being taught.  Tempos may be faster and non-traditional "swing" music may be introduced in the last 45-minutes of the practice session to provide a challenge and add variety.

The last Tuesday of the month often features a Birthday Jam for anyone who celebrated a birthday that month.  Don't know what a Birthday Jam is?  Come join us and find out!

We welcome feedback on music, and we're always looking for guest DJs or those who would like to DJ a regular spot.  Please email us if you're interested at contact@vermontswings.com


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Tuesday Practice Session

We host a 90-minute practice session to provide practice time for students after our Tuesday classes, as well as for students taking classes during other days of the week.  We also welcome and encourage those who are just looking for a reason to get out and dance and socialize with our community.  The Practice Session is FREE to those taking classes, or $5 for those not taking a class.

For the first 45-minutes, uur DJs structure their playlists to accommodate the music needs of beginners and the music genres appropriate for the lessons being taught.  Tempos may be faster and non-traditional "swing" music may be introduced in the last 45-minutes of the practice session to provide a challenge and add variety.

We welcome feedback on music, and we're always looking for guest DJs or those who would like to DJ a regular spot.  Please email us if you're interested at contact@vermontswings.com


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Joe's Big Band

Vermont Swings and the Green Mountain Chapter #3033 of USA Dance hosts its 5th Annual holiday dance!

Vermont Swings will provide an intermediate lesson in East Coast Swing from 7:00 to 7:45 and Chelsea Davidson will instruct attendees in the basics of the Foxtrot from 7:45 to 8:30pm. Live music provided by Joe's Big Band until 11:00 pm. Attendees will enjoy swing and ballroom dancing in the beautiful Elley Long Music Center with dancers of all ages and abilities, no partner or experience necessary! Our attendees dance with many different people, or you may dance with only your significant other.

-Suggested attire is Smart casual or holiday attire.
-Clean non-gripping shoes highly recommended for the dance floor.

$20 - General Admission
$15 - Seniors, Students, and USA Dance Members

6:30: Doors Open
7:00-7:45: Intermediate Lesson in East Coast Swing by Vermont Swings
7:45-8:30: Beginner lesson in Foxtrot by the Green Mountain Chapter of USA Dance
8:30-11:00pm: Joe's Big Band will provide a variety of music suitable for dancing Foxtrot, Swing, waltz, tango, cha cha, and more!
9:30-10:00pm: Special Performance by Vermont Swings and Just For Kicks!

For more information e-mail USADanceVT@gmail.com or browse to www.usadancevt.org


Joe’s Big Band is an 18-piece ensemble of musicians who have performed for many years throughout northwestern Vermont, at weddings, dances, schools, and community events. We recently completed a six-year stint playing weekly dinner cruises on the Spirit of Ethan Allen III on the Burlington, VT waterfront. Our repertoire spans from swing and jazz standards made famous by artists like Count Basie, Glenn Miller, and Duke Ellington, to the music of Earth, Wind and Fire, James Brown, Santana, and other contemporary artists.


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Tuesday Practice Session

We host a 90-minute practice session to provide practice time for students after our Tuesday classes, as well as for students taking classes during other days of the week.  We also welcome and encourage those who are just looking for a reason to get out and dance and socialize with our community.  The Practice Session is FREE to those taking classes, or $5 for those not taking a class.

For the first 45-minutes, uur DJs structure their playlists to accommodate the music needs of beginners and the music genres appropriate for the lessons being taught.  Tempos may be faster and non-traditional "swing" music may be introduced in the last 45-minutes of the practice session to provide a challenge and add variety.

We welcome feedback on music, and we're always looking for guest DJs or those who would like to DJ a regular spot.  Please email us if you're interested at contact@vermontswings.com


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Tuesday Practice Session

We host a 90-minute practice session to provide practice time for students after our Tuesday classes, as well as for students taking classes during other days of the week.  We also welcome and encourage those who are just looking for a reason to get out and dance and socialize with our community.  The Practice Session is FREE to those taking classes, or $5 for those not taking a class.

For the first 45-minutes, uur DJs structure their playlists to accommodate the music needs of beginners and the music genres appropriate for the lessons being taught.  Tempos may be faster and non-traditional "swing" music may be introduced in the last 45-minutes of the practice session to provide a challenge and add variety.

The last Tuesday of the month often features a Birthday Jam for anyone who celebrated a birthday that month.  Don't know what a Birthday Jam is?  Come join us and find out!

We welcome feedback on music, and we're always looking for guest DJs or those who would like to DJ a regular spot.  Please email us if you're interested at contact@vermontswings.com


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