Want to Learn to Swing Dance?

You can take swing dancing classes in Boston, Massachusetts and the surrounding area including Cambridge and Somerville.

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Latest News  

Classes Still on Hold due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Jul. 2, 2020

The BLH board is meeting monthly to assess the ongoing COVID19 situation. We are monitoring the progress of the pandemic and have noted the phased reopening happening in Massachusetts - but out of a caution for our community and the knowledge that dancing is particularly well-suited to spreading COVID19, we are not planning to reopen in concert with the state phases. As of now, we do not feel that it would be safe or responsible to reopen, given that dancing is an activity that requires significant close contact in an enclosed space over an extended period of time. 
When we make a decision about reopening, we anticipate that we'll be announcing it on our website and FB as well as well as sending out an update through our newsletter - so keep an eye out for those!

About Boston Lindy Hop

Boston Lindy Hop promotes swing dancing in Boston by teaching swing dance classes for all levels. You can learn authentic, vintage swing dance forms such as: Lindy Hop, Charleston, Vernacular Jazz, and more!

Our six-week long beginner series classes start almost every month—see the schedule for the latest classes that are available to you.

What is Lindy Hop?

Lindy Hop is the original Swing Dance, developed by the Black community in Harlem in the 1920s and 1930s.  There are numerous other swing dances out there, but virtually all of them evolved out of the patterns and rhythms of the Lindy Hop.  The dance still has a large and active following throughout the world today!

You can learn more about the history of the dance from this Yehoodi film.