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 and Blues Bootcamp This Weekend!
Next weekend we're going to be hosting our beginner swing and blues bootcamp! This is a great opportunity to get your feet dancing at our weekly practica and at our dances--and a great opportunity to get friends and family in on it, too! Look below for more info, or register here. And to keep that groove improving, we'll also be hosting a blues lesson series starting in a few weeks, so keep an eye out for that, too.
Also keep an eye out the Elm City Exchange in November. We keep adding info on bands and venues on the website, so get excited and grab a ticket!
In the meantime, come to our practicum on Sundays from 7:30-10:30PM and Tuesday Fuseday (Tuesdays 9-11PM) to keep your groove on 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
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.
Water bottle recommended
Join us for our midweek dance relaxation with some social fusion dancing. With different DJs each week, you'll get some great dancing in to a variety of music!
Fuseday is free and open to all levels of dancers. Fuseday seeks to be an inclusive space for all.
Bootcamp is a two-afternoon immersive dance class experience. Four hours of class each day Saturday and Sunday brings you the basics of partnered dance connection and movement that will start you out on the right foot, whether you’re looking to impress on a blues or swing dance floor or both.
No dance experience or partner needed, just your enthusiasm
and comfortable shoes! We also recommend a water bottle.
Pricing is $45 general admission and $35 student admission. Pay at the door (cash only) or register in advance on our website.
We're putting on ECX again this year! It'll be a great weekend full of dancing with three nights of live music to get your groove on! We've already booked The Fried Bananas, French 75, Ellison Jackon, and a solo set from Josh Fialkoff! As the event gets closer, we'll be updating the Facebook event as well as the Elm City Exchange website, so keep a lookout on those! And don't forget to register here--Early Bird tickets are only available 'til the end of September 8!
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