Swing and Circle
Swing Dance


It started in the late 1920s, kids in Harlem figuring out how to move to this hot new music called Jazz. By the 30's there were all kinds of it, and all kinds of ways you could dance to it. By the 1940s, jazz was our music, and swing was our dance.

It might be hoppin' like crazy, flyin' like Lindy, or smooth like syncopated silk.
So come on out on the floor, get connected, motivate those pedal extremities, and Swing!
    Swing dancing covers a lot of musical territory, from the big-bands to rythym and blues to rock and roll. Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Peggy Lee, Dinah Washington, Nat King Cole, Louis Prima, Frank, Dean, Elvis, 50s Rock & Roll, Lou Rawls, BBVD, and a hundred other artists new and old.






Dance Lessons
Swing Dance 101:
Introduction to Swing and Lindy dancing

Emphasis is on the basic 6-count and 8-count rhythm patterns and figures, lead-follow connection, choreographic improvisation, and social dance floor etiquette. No previous dance experience required.
Intermediate/Advanced class
This class builds on the basics, featuring more advanced dance figures and variations, technique, and musicality.

No partner necessary.
Wear comfortable clothes.
Flat shoes with a slippery sole work best.
New England I still travel and visit the Boston area.

For regular lessons in the Boston area, see Ron Gursky and Nancy Murphy at Rugcutters.
Private Lessons Appointments by the hour for male or female individuals, couples, and small groups available in studio or at your location


Dance Parties
Swing and Circle can provide your function with a Swing Dance party. Package includes: Swing DJ and a beginner dance lesson to get everyone on the floor swingin' in no time!
Featured DJ at the New England Swing Dance Championships.  
For Schedules, Rates and Availability:
email Chris Stacy