Welcome to Swing Ann Arbor!

Check out our exciting Lindy Hop, Charleston, Blues, and Balboa program! We offer free weekly drop-in lessons, multi-week dance series, workshops, late night dances, live music events, & more. Go to CALENDAR and check out upcoming events!


April 9: Get tickets now for Max Raabe & the Palast Orchester Berlin @ Hill Auditorium

Put on your top hat, tie up your white tie, and brush off your tails! Dashing, dapper, and debonair, Max Raabe and the Palast Orchester recreates the Golden Age of Berlin in the 1920s. So pull out those cloche hats and fedoras and let the songbooks of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and Fred Astaire take you back to that timeless era.

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Thursday, April 15, 2015 7:30 PM
Hill Auditorium
Ann Arbor

Discount for U-M students! Get tickets here!                 Also see Max Raabe and the Palast Orchester website 

 


April 1st: Wednesday Night Swing proudly presents “Swing into Spring” with Live Music by ALEX BELHAJ & HIS CRESCENT CITY QUARTET!

Come out and swing to fantastic LIVE MUSIC tunes by first-rate local artist Alex Belhaj & His City Crescen Quartet! Wednesday Night Swing will host the event in the marvelous halls of the Michigan League! Don’t miss out!

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Michigan League Vandenberg Room                                                                         Wednesday, April 1, 2015 9:00 PM

Free for students                                                                                                           $5 Community members, $1 discount for members                                                   $3 suggested donation for live music costs


 

March 2015 Workshop: Join AMBIDANCETROUS III with Alex Trip!

It’s time to learn all about how to dance WITH the music! Part three of the Ambidancetrous Lindy Hop workshop with Alex Tripp will cover:

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  • Rhythm variations and break steps
  • Finding patterns in swing music
  • Phrasing and dynamics
    …and more!

 

 


Sign up for our March Swing Dance Series! New Beginner & Intermediate Lessons available now!

Screen Shot 2015-03-04 at 4.28.34 PM-2Have you taken some of our drop-in lessons and are looking to learn more? Do you want to brush up on your basics and learn some exciting new moves? Or want to take your dancing to ever loftier heights? Come check out SAA’s March Beginner & Intermediate Lindy Hop Series!

Go to the Beginner Series!

Go to the Intermediate Series!

 


Nominate Swing Ann Arbor for U-M Student Leadership Award!

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NOW ONLINE: Our new photo gallery! Take a look at our Valentine’s Day Swing album! 

Do you have exciting photos of our events you would like to share? Then contact us and we’ll publish them here! Or tweet your own snapshots on our Twitter page!

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February 2015: AMBIDANCETROUS II with Alex Tripp!

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Sign up for our February Swing Dance Series! New Beginner & Intermediate Lessons available now!

Screen Shot 2015-01-26 at 5.49.29 PMHave you taken some of our Drop In Lessons and are looking to learn more? Do you want to brush up on your basics and learn some exciting new moves? Or want to take your Dancing to ever loftier heights? Come check out SAA’s February Beginner & Intermediate Lindy Hop Series!

Go to the Beginner Series!

Go to the Intermediate Series!


Swing Ann Arbor proudly presents: The spectacular 2015 VINTAGE VALENTINE’S DANCE on February 11th!

Join Swing Ann Arbor for a Vintage Valentine’s dance with LIVE music by Alex Belhaj’s Crescent City Quintet! Dress your best! The VINTAGE VALENTINE’S DANCE will be followed by late night blues with LIVE MUSIC by the fantastic Arash Ardehali, Connor Cole, and Jens Glaser at Silvio’s Organic Pizza! For more details click here.

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February 15: WYNTON MARSALIS & his LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA are coming to the Hill Auditorium!

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A 2011 NEA Jazz Master, 2014 UMS Distinguished Artist Award recipient, and arguably the most famous jazz musician alive, trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis is an iconic figure in the evolution of the art form and a tireless advocate for jazz as America’s classical music. From his New Orleans beginnings and fiery debut with legendary drummer Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers to his current role as artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, he inspires and uplifts people through superb musicmaking. Since 1988, Marsalis has led the 15-piece Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, which simultaneously honors the rich heritage of Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong while presenting a stunning variety of new works from illustrious names, many of whom perform regularly with the ensemble. From swinging to supple, sophisticated to spirited, it’s all sheer jazz perfection — it’s no wonder these annual appearances have become a favorite of UMS audiences.

This year’s concert features music of Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, and Dave Brubeck.

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Sunday, February 15, 2015 4:00PM
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AMBIDANCETROUS! Come to our second January Workshop & learn dancing both sides!

popular-wedding-songs30Are you interested in learning how to dance lead and follow and to switch between both? Sounds like fun?! Then join Alex Tripp’s Ambidance workshop on Saturday, January 31! Everyone is welcome: beginners as well as more advance dancers! This is the first workshop in a whole series of them over the next four months. Click here for more details!


Upcoming Ctrl+Alt+Dance Film Premiere in Ann Arbor! RESERVE A TICKET NOW!

Screen Shot 2015-01-20 at 12.07.29 PMExcited about dance movies? The directors and organizers of Ctrl + Alt + Dance would be delighted to air their movie premiere in Ann Arbor! Ctrl+Alt+Dance needs 50+ people to pre-register for tickets ($15/ticket). If you are interested in this movie premiere, please click on the link to reserve your ticket. 30% of the revenue of the film will be returned back to the Ann Arbor community! Watch the trailer here!

Event Information: The showing will be before Pirate Swing on March 12, 2015 @ Goodrich Quality 16 @ 7:00 pm! Once you’ve reserved your ticket, share with your friends on Facebook! Join us and support the movie makers and our community!


Saturday January 17! Learn the Tranky Doo in our January WORKSHOP with Connor & Irina!

InterScreen Shot 2015-01-11 at 11.23.24 PMested in learning some awesome jazz dance moves? Come on over and learn the Tranky Doo, a line dance similar to the Shim Sham and Big Apple. The workshop will be taught by the wonderful Connor Cole & Irina Degtiar who are both transplants from the Bay area!


Saturday January 17! 4th RAGTIME EXTRAVAGANZA with Erin Morris and her Ragdolls!

Be sure to get your tickets ASAP for this spectacular show, coming to the breathtaking Michigan Theater THIS Saturday at 8pm! The Ragdolls are shaking, sparkling, and stomping for their 4th RAGTIME EXTRAVAGANZA and you won’t want to miss us or the rest of the absolutely staggering lineup this year! For more details click here!

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