Yale Swing, Blues, and Fusion is the non-competitive swing and blues dancing community on campus. We provide a space for people to get together and dance in a fun, informal setting.

Our regular events include monthly swing dances, weekly swing, blues, and fusion practica on Sundays, weekly fusion practica on Tuesdays, and trips to local dancing events. We offer Lindy Hop and Blues lessons every semester, for a nominal fee, and invite guest instructors for dance workshops at various points throughout the year.

Our events are open to everyone – undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff, and members of the broader New Haven community.

Register for the Beginner Swing Lesson Series Starting Tonight!

Hello YSBF community!

Our summer beginner swing lesson series starts tonight! This is a four week lesson series designed to get you (and that left-footed friend of yours) dancing in our social dance scene! More info below, or you can register here!

And don't forget that this Saturday, July 21 we'll be having one of our monthly dances! The Railboys will be playing for us from 9pm-12am, with a beginner lesson at 8pm! More info below and on our Facebook page.

And remember that we have practicum on Sundays and Fusedays on Tuesdays to keep dancing all week! As always, check our Facebook page for the most up to date info (no account needed!)!

Dance with you soon!
The YSBF Team

Get ready for these events, coming up soon!
Tuesday Fuseday Location: Kroon Hall courtyard outside 195 Prospect Street (rain/cold backup: Kline Biology Tower lobby at 219 Prospect Street; see description for more info), Date: Tue Jul 17, 2018 at 9:00 PM - Tue Jul 17, 2018 at 11:00 PM

Get ready to take your shoes off for a grassy Fuseday this week! DJ Emilio Salazar will be putting on the music as you dance to the tunes. Emilio promises an upbeat potpourri of musical styles, from pop and electro to alternative and R&B. Be prepped for strong beats and plenty of good turns of rhythm for those isolations!

This week's outdoor location is the flat, treeless courtyard on one side of Yale's Forestry building at 195 Prospect (access from Sachem and Prospect corner under the archway and up the stairs). The backup rain location is just a few feet away in the lobby of the Kline Biology Tower--the tall brick building whose address is 219 Prospect Street. See you there!

Over the summer, keep an eye on this email, the website, or our Facebook page for info on the location! We'll likely be alternating between Yale's Science Hill and just outside the stores on Broadway. Fuseday is free and open to all levels of dancers. Fuseday seeks to be an inclusive space for all.

Practicum Location: GPSCY at 204 York Street, New Haven , Date: Sun Jul 22, 2018 at 7:30 PM - Sun Jul 22, 2018 at 10:30 PM

The highlight of our week and of yours. Join us for DJed social dancing with wonderful company in a relaxing atmosphere! No experience, no partner necessary—a smile will suffice. Swing from 7:30 to 9, and then blues/fusion from 9 to 10:30.

Intro to East Coast Swing Location: GPSCY at 204 York Street, New Haven, CT, Date: Mon Jul 16, 2018 at 7:00 PM - Mon Aug 6, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Do you find yourself tapping your toes whenever you hear a jazzy beat? Do you have a spring in your step and a song in your heart? Or are you looking for an exciting way to beat the summer heat and meet new friends?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you are an exceptional match for swing dancing!

Join Yale Swing, Blues, and Fusion for our beginner lesson series in 6-count East Coast Swing! We will be teaching the ‘fun’damentals of this addictively upbeat American social dance so you can jump and jive to your favorite swingin’ songs from the 1920’s to today (and into the 2020’s)! Come see how 6 counts yield endless possibilities!

No dance experience or partner required – just enthusiasm and comfortable shoes! We also recommend a water bottle.

Summer Swing dance with the Railboys! Location: Harkness Ballroom, 367 Cedar St., Date: Sat Jul 21, 2018 at 8:00 PM - Sun Jul 22, 2018 at 2:00 AM

Its summer! That means its time to dance! Come to our summer dance with the Railboys, a Yale graduate student Jazz ensemble! Dancing with live music goes from 9 pm to midnight, and we have a beginner's lesson from 8 to 9 pm!

Dance will be $10 for students and $15 for everyone else! (Cash only.) We love volunteers! We need volunteers to help at the dance while it's happening, and they'll get in for FREE! Sign up here: http://signup.com/go/MCDveMt

See the Facebook event for up-to-date info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1801338866627673/

Yale Swing, Blues, & Fusion seeks to be an inclusive space for all. Our events are an LGBTQ+ safe space.

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