DANCES & EVENTS

Below is some helpful social dance etiquette information to help get you started.

Social Dance Etiquette

 

 

WEEKLY PRACTICE SESSIONS


Vermont Swings hosts a weekly Practice Session every Tuesday from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Champlain Club, 20 Crowley Street in Burlington. Our Practice Session is your weekly opportunity for social dancing and practice in a friendly, casual environment. Instructors are present to ask questions and work out moves and our DJs are always open to requests! NOTE: Practice Sessions may be cancelled due to weather or holidays. Please sign up for our newsletter below to get up-to-date information about our dances and events!

 

DANCES


We host Saturday Swing dances and Tuesday Practice Session dances. See our Calendar for the current schedule.

We welcome any and all who are interested in social dancing regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity or sexual orientation. Please join us on the dance floor.

SPECIAL EVENTS

JUN 9 | Saturday Swing Dance!

7:30pm-10:30pm | $5.00 | All Ages | The Champlain Club, 20 Crowley Street, Burlington, VT 05401

We offer a free beginner swing dance lesson at 7:30pm, followed by social 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.

No parner necessary.

Bring a change of non-marking, soft-soled shoes to protect our wooden dance floor.

Vermont Swings events at LGBTQ-friendly. Everyone is welcome!

AUG 11 | Mimi and The Podd Brothers

7:30pm-10:30pm | $20.00 | All Ages | The Champlain Club, 20 Crowley Street, Burlington, VT 05401

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We warmly welcome Mimi and the Podd Brothers to our 2nd Saturday dance! The Podd Brothers hail from the Northeast Kingdom, and their looking forward to swinging through Burlington while their "back home."

7:30pm - Free beginner swing lesson
8:00-10:30pm - Band and social dancing
Admission: $20, sliding scale; volunteers get discounted admission

No partner necessary.
Please bring a change of clean, soft-soled shoes.

Based in NYC, Mimi & the Podd Brothers are a fresh take on early jazz with classical trimmings and soulful underpinnings. They pride themselves on re-inventing the classics and retrograding the contemporary. Feisty, fun, soulful and honkey-tonk all at once, Mimi and the Podd brothers will take you from Harlem to New Orleans, to France and the tin-pan alley.

http://mimijazz.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TheLastMimi/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1IVNtGDRzw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpbgl21dPhY
https://youtu.be/B1cZnz2MEUQ

NOV 10 | Starline Rhythm Boys

7:30pm-10:30pm | $20.00 | All Ages | The Champlain Club, 20 Crowley St., Burlington, VT 05401

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Celebrating their 20th year together as a band, the Starline Rhythm Boys are perennial favorites with Vermont Swings dancers with their own take on classic rockabilly and honky tonk tunes.

Free beginner swing dance lesson at 7:30pm downstairs; band plays from 8-10:30pm.

Admission is sliding scale of $20-10, volunteers get in for $15.  If you'd like to volunteer, please contact us at contact@vermontswings.com.

The bar will be open for beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.  Feel free to bring snacks to share.

No partner or dance experience necessary.

Please bring clean shoes that won't track in street grime onto our wonderful dance floor.

Questions? Please contact us at contact@vermontswings.com

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



Danny Coane, the rockin' pride of Vermont, just keeps rollin'. He has fronted bluegrass, country and blues bands, but the rockabilly, rock 'n roll act "The Throbulators" gained him national exposure. Billy Bratcher holds down the beat for the trio on upright bass. He toured with Texas Juke Joint King Wayne Hancock and became well known throughout the US for mastering the unique "slap bass" style. Al Lemery shines bright under any stage light. See starlinerhythmboys.com and https://www.facebook.com/starlinerhythmboys/