Big City Swing

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    First Fridays Swing Dance Event

    On the First Friday of every month, Big City Swing hosts a dance at the studio. The lesson starts with a beginning swing lesson and then opens up the floor for dancing. You’ll have the opportunity to dance with folks of all abilities, as partners rotate throughout the night. And when you don’t feel like dancing, just relax and take in the scene. Whether you’re an amateur or polished dancer with Greased Lightning swing skills, this class promises to be a blast from the past and present.
    First Fridays Swing Dance Event

    1012 W Randolph St, Chicago

    • Receive an introductory lesson covering the basics behind swing dance
    • Dance with folks of all abilities and rotate partners throughout the night
    • Relax, with a snack or drink, and take in the eclectic scenery
    • Enjoy an evening of DJ’d dancing and a few drinks
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    Open Swing Dance Event

    Head on over to Alhambra Palace, where the drinks are delicious and the dance floor’s divine. Every Wednesday, this hotspot features a beginner dance swing lesson, followed by a fantastic range of swing dancing to music from the Flat Cats. During the lesson, you will cover the fundamental steps, turns and vocabulary. After class, put your skills to the test with some open dancing as you’ll hear classic big band tunes like Count Basie and Benny Goodman; Rat Pack favorites like Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr.; the music of vocal legends like Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong; new voices like Diana Krall and Michael Buble, along with Ragtime, Chicago Blues and even some R&B and Soul. There is definitely something for everyone, so switch up your Wednesday happy hour with a bit of dancing.
    Open Swing Dance Event

    1240 W Randolph St, Chicago

    • Learn the fundamental steps and movements of swing dance
    • Visit Alhambra Palace, where the drinks are delicious and the dance floor keeps ya movin’
    • Dance to classic big band tunes, Rat Pack favorites, Ragtime, Chicago Blues, and even some Soul
    • Learn to dance swing in a variety of tempos
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