About Us

                                           "Jazz is the result of the energy stored up in America"
                   -George Gershwin    
What is Swing?
Swing Dance is American's first folk dance, with its origins in the jazz music of the 1920’s. As jazz music became a  more prominent part of American culture and spread to different parts of the country, the music and the dances were constantly evolving, and that evolution has continued with the passage of time. 
 Now, almost 100 years since it's beginning, "swing" is an umbrella term for many different styles of dance that all have their own variations or dialects. Some common styles of swing dance are:
  • Lindy Hop
  • Charleston
  • East Coast
  • West Coast
  • Balboa
  • Shag
  • Blues
Today, swing is more widespread than ever. There are not only swing scenes all over the country, but all over the world and there are events almost year round. Since it is considered a social dance, it is a great way to meet new people and find a little bit of home no matter where you are in the world.

 
What is Blacksburg Swing Dance?
Blacksburg Swing Dance is a social organization that is committed to preserving and sharing swing dancing, jazz music and a love of the dance!

Come out to our weekly dances, join our email list, or join our facebook page!

Weekly Dance Information
When: Friday nights 7:30pm beginner lesson (please be one time for lesson, as the doors will be locked once it starts)
Dance will begin at 8:30 and go until 12midnight (11pm during VT summer break)
(Check calendar for cancellations, and changes)

Where:
The Y Center Stuart Event Room (bus route)
                1000 North Main St. Blacksburg, VA

               Click here for the Blacksburg Transit Schedule 

Admission Fee:
$5 or $10 for events with a band (Beginner lesson included w/admission)