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 ECX with Early Bird prices if you have a group of 5 or more!
After a great weekend of fusion lessons and dancing, we’re looking ahead to this year’s Elm City Exchange, which is only three weeks away (November 3-5)! We’ve got four musical acts—French 75, The Fried Bananas, Ellison Jackson, and a Josh Fialkoff solo—over a weekend made for dance heaven. Register on the website, and if you’re coming with more than five people contact us and we’ll get you early bird prices for your tickets! If you won’t be here the whole weekend, no worries—you can always get into dances with à la carte pricing. Dance with you there!
In the meantime, come to our practicum on Sundays from 7:30-10:30PM and Tuesday Fuseday (Tuesdays 9-11PM) to keep your moves going 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.
Are you interested in learning how to dance to blues and jazz music? Come experience Slow Drag, Jukin’, and other ways to rock this music either alone or with a partner. Join us at Yale Swing, Blues, and Fusion for our 4 week Beginner Blues lesson series! No dance experience or partner required – bring friends or meet new ones!
6-7:30PM Thursdays 10/5,10/12,10/19**,10/26
** 3rd class date/time will be discussed with participants as 10/19 is during Yale’s Fall Break**
We aim to make our events open to all regardless of financial ability. Apply for a dancership if cost is an issue: https://goo.gl/GJO9Ds
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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