Dances

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


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Left Eye Jump

FEB 23 6:00pm-10:30pm | $20 | All Ages
Champlain Club

Benefit Dance & Potluck for Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf


Join Vermont Swings and Left Eye Jump for a fundraiser to benefit the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf!

On Saturday, February 23rd, Vermont Swings and Left Eye Jump team up to raise money for food security in Chittenden County!

6:00 pm - Potluck downstairs - Bring a dish to share!
7:30 pm - Beginner-friendly lesson
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm Dancing with Left Eye Jump LIVE!

Beer & Wine cash bar; no outside alcohol permitted.
Admission: $20+ suggested donation
ALL PROCEEDS TO GO TO CHITTENDEN EMERGENCY FOOD SHELF

No dance experience or partner required. For the benefit of your dancing and our floor, please bring clean shoes with smooth, non-marking soles. No stiletto heels permitted. Outside shoes, especially winter shoes, are not permitted on the dance floor.

The Left Eye Jump Band serves up blues music with the authentic sounds of Chicago, Texas, New Orleans, California, and the Delta of the 1940’s, 50’s, and 60’s. From gritty and haunting Delta slide guitar journeys to T-Bone Walker inspired jump-swing romps, this band delivers on the promise that the Blues speak to the very core of all people, and are at the root of all modern music.

Vermont Swings is an enthusiastic community of swing dancers focusing on Lindy Hop and its related dances. We create and promote opportunities to dance together socially and non-competitively, motivated by our love of swing dance, music and our desire to share and teach swing dance.


DIVERSITY DANCES HERE
Vermont Swings is an LGBTQS+ affirming community. Everyone is welcome to join and experience our dance community.


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Saturday Swing Dance!

We host a Saturday Night Swing Dance on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month. Join us for a free, beginner-level mini-lesson from 7:30 - 8:00pm, followed by dancing from 8:00 - 10:30 pm. The Vermont Swings All-Star DJs will keep you moving to great music from jazz, big band and contemporary eras.



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CVU Jazz Ensemble

Beginner Swing Lesson at 7:30pm, toe-tappin' tunes by these very talented youths, 8:00-10:30pm.  Come support local music and local talent!  Admission is sliding scale of $20-10 - whatever you can afford.

No partner necessary, there's plenty of people to dance with!  Please bring a pair of clean, non-marking shoes (or socks) to change into for dancing to protect out wonderful wooden dance floor from the outside dirt, wet, sand, salt, etc.

The Champlain Valley Union High School Jazz Ensemble of Hinesburg, VT, is a high school jazz band of musicans and vocalists, under the direction of Andy Mikovage, who is also a swing dancer.  They play a mixture of full big band standards and smaller combo pieces.  They will keep your feet moving and tapping to the likes of Benny Goodman, Count Basie, and Glen Miller.


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Saturday Swing Dance!

We host a Saturday Night Swing Dance on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month. Join us for a free, beginner-level mini-lesson from 7:30 - 8:00pm, followed by dancing from 8:00 - 10:30 pm. The Vermont Swings All-Star DJs will keep you moving to great music from jazz, big band and contemporary eras.



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All That

Admission: sliding scale $20-10, whatever you can afford.

Free Intro to Swing Dance lesson at 7:30pm, band plays 8-10:30pm.

No Partner Necessary, there are plenty of people to dance with!
Please bring a change of clean, non-marking soled shoes to dance in (or socks), to keep our wooden floor free from outside dirt, wet, grit, muck.

All That is a satisfying mixture of blues, swing, R&B, funk, and more. The 10-piece ensemble delivers a full, driving sound to keep your heart pumping and your feet jumping all night long. Keep an eye and ear out for them in your neighborhood. You're guaranteed a great time! Band Members include: Scott Adams-guitar, Jeffrey Barker-trumpet, John Boedner-saxophone, Michael Emilio-bass, Henry Epp-saxophone, Houston Illo-drums, Mike Maslack-keyboards, Bob McKenzie-harp & vocals, Dave Mitchell-vocals & harp, Jack Valence-saxophone.

Here's a sample of them in action:
 https://www.facebook.com/AllThatVT/videos/213854189214555/
Find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AllThatVT/


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