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.

Weekly email:

Hey all!

After a dance filled weekend with Ruth Evelyn teaching workshops, I want to bring your attention to the bootcamp we'll be holding in three weekends! This is a great opportunity to learn the basics of blues and swing, so you can feel comfortable leading or following on our weekly dance floor. So if you or someone you know wants to dance but hasn't felt prepared, come on out to two lesson-filled days and get grooving! Look below for more info, and go to the registration tab of our website to sign up! 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!
Practicum Location: Sterling Chemistry Lab, 225 Prospect St., New Haven, CT 06511, Date: Sun Mar 26, 2017 at 7:30 PM - Sun Mar 26, 2017 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.

Water bottle recommended

Cost? FREE

Tuesday Fuseday Location: TBD (Check our Facebook Group), Date: Tue Mar 28, 2017 at 9:00 PM - Tue Mar 28, 2017 at 11:00 PM

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.

And keep an eye out for these dances coming up later! Note that some of the information might still be forthcoming, so keep an eye out for that, too!
Beginner Bootcamp Location: Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street, Rm 119, Date: Sat Apr 8, 2017 at 1:00 PM - Sun Apr 9, 2017 at 5:00 PM

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 $40 general admission and $30 student admission. Pay at the door or register in advance on our website. [Link coming soon!]

Our events are for everyone regardless of financial ability. Apply for a dancership if cost is an issue!
Dancership Application: https://goo.gl/GJO9Ds

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