Albany Swing Dancing

Come learn and dance in the Swing Tradition to DJed and live music in New York's Capital District! All styles of swing dancing and music are represented.

Come learn and dance in the Swing Tradition to DJed and live music in New York's Capital District! All styles of swing dancing and music are represented.

518 Craft

Tonight at 8:00 PM at 518 Craft, 200 Broadway, Troy.

Tonight starting at 8pm!

The Arts Center of the Capital Region

Fun day of trying new artistic things!

2019 ONE GIANT TRY IT: An Interactive Open House

All ages welcome! Experience hands-on activities in our 13 operating studios. From pottery to jewelry to printmaking, we have it all!

We are excited to announce our 4th annual One Giant Try It! Visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to engage with our artists, learn new skills, share ideas, and explore their creative side. Instructors and staff will be on-hand to talk about the Art Center’s classes for adults and summer camps for children and teens.

All attendees will receive an additional 10% discount on all summer classes and camps. And do not forget the chances to win a free camp or class or membership.

Throughout the day, participants will obtain a variety of hands-on art making experiences in each of our 13 studios.

You will explore our large-scale pottery studio to learn the basics of wheel throwing, surface design, and hand building techniques.

Get crafty in our woodworking studio and experience how to make functional hand-made projects for the home.

Learn the fundamentals of jewelry design and much more!
And for our young artists, visit our multipurpose studio for a variety of kid friendly mixed media art activities including painting, drawing, and fiber arts.

Other mediums to explore:
Dance & Movement
Stained glass
Game Design

Sunday, March 24th
Thank you to our sponsor Pioneer Bank!

518 Craft

Wednesday night fun!

Get over those hump day blues with a little dancing, fantastic friends and delicious brews and cocktails. Learn a little #eastcoastswing and #lindyhop from Jason Fenton, all starting tomorrow night at 8pm! #enjoytroy #monumentsquare #swing #craftbeer #518craft

518 Craft

Wednesday Night Swing at 518 Craft is going to be Bouncing this week (1/16) with live swing and jazz provided by Zack Cohen and the Second Street Swingers! Lesson at 8:00. Don't miss the fun!

Join us Wednesday night for Swing night! Lessons by Jason Fenton and live music to follow by Zac and The Second Street Swingers! It all starts at 8pm!! See you then! #enjoytroy #locallove #518craft


Another Jazz Roots Jam you will love (click HD for better quality)

Back in the days - It was this week end in Paris at the Paris Jazz Roots Dance Festival
Jazz Roots Battle with the Pre Bop Orchestra during the Paris Jazz Roots Festival 2017
Thanks again to our swing dance main source: Eric Esquivel for filming this and sharing with us.

This is just an extract of the battle (not even the best rounds), you can watch the full battle on his channel:
or on the channel of the event

Original video:

Oldtone Roots Music Festival

Gearing up for our 4th Annual Oldtone Roots Music Festival!!


Here's a little teaser of what's to come. Join us Thursday, September 6 through Sunday September 9th for over 30 bands from all over the country, an amazing dance tent featuring #squaredancing, #contradancing, #swingdancing, and #cajundancing accompanied by the best dance bands you'll find anywhere! Food, drink, arts and crafts, kid's activities, instrument vendors, instrument workshops, band and instrument contests, and much, much more. Whoa man! We've come hither to go yonder....

Help spread the word! Share this video with your friends and if you haven't liked our page, by all means share the love! See you in September!

Foghorn Stringband Tuba Skinny The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show Bill and the Belles Hubby Jenkins Caleb Klauder Anna & Elizabeth Cedric Watson Frank Wakefield Jesse Lege John Cohen Eli Smith Joel Savoy Kelli Jones Five Mile Mountain Road Feinberg Brothers Will Mentor Pete's Posse Travis Stuart Eva Salina Paula Bradley The Lucky 5 Dave Tex Orlomoski Lillian Fraker The Hayrollers Aldo Lavaggi Hopalong Andrew The Easy Ridin' Papas Tara Linhardt Hilary Hawke Hoot and Holler Benton Brown Old Sky Roger the Jester Berkcirque Dwayne Brooke Tamar Korn

Chavi Stark Maggie McRae Trevor Tron Roush Jake Lindquist Vivian Walsh Kevin Walsh Jim Wright Matt A Downing Beth Carlson Elizabeth Orenstein Jason Fenton Ilana Steinhauer


Sunday Jazz Brunch at Savoy Taproom on Lark Street from 10am to 2pm. Join us for the best in brunch cocktails and food along with live jazz music from some of Albany's most talented musicians - Kim Hawkey, Bryan Brundige and Dylan Perrillo. Free brunch parking in the lot behind Savoy. #brunch #breakfast #jazz #livemusic #cocktails #sundayfunday

The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studio

We've got another round of swing dancing coming up on Friday June 1 at 7 PM with the amazing Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones!! Ticket includes Swing Dance Lesson from Jason Fenton. Don't miss out!

#swingdance #rockabilly #swingdancing #larahope #livemusic #supportlivemusic #radiobroadcast #albanyny #troyny #liveforlivemusic

My Spring Swing Dance Sessions start next Tuesday night (3/6)! Beginner Swing Dance (ECS) starts at 7:00 pm and Intermediate Swing Dance (Lindy Hop and Charleston) begins at 8:15. Last couple of sessions have been amazing!

If you're on the fence, then it's time to jump!

Looking to improve your skills in the dancing department? Then look no further than our Advanced Swing Class! Starting 3/6/2018, you can learn to hon your skills into something extraordinary!

For more information, click here:
For tickets, call here:

#518artscenter #everyoneisanartist #enjoytroy

Tonight at the Art Center of the Capital District!

Contact link below for more class and registration information:

Learn moves and techniques for the 8 count Lindy Hop and Charleston in Intermediate Swing Dancing. Starts 1/16. Learn more here:

My classes at the Arts Center are filling up fast! A new 6 week session of progressive Beginner and Intermediate Swing Dance Classes (7:00 & 8:00 pm) begins next Tuesday night (Jan 16th). Check out the link below for class description and registration details.

Learn moves and techniques for the 8 count Lindy Hop and Charleston in Intermediate Swing Dancing. Starts 1/16. Learn more here:

What a Jazz dance studio

A great way to start off your weekend with a little Shim Sham Shimmy, Dean Collins style!

Retai sutinkama Dean Collins Shim Sham'o versija, kurią per #ChristmasJamboree sušoko Martynas Stonys ir Arnas Razgūnas
#shimsham #deancollinsshimsham #deancollins #authenticjazz #whatajazz

The Lustre Kings @ Smiths Tavern

The Lustre Kings will be playing this Friday night at Smith Tavern in Cohoes! Come before or after Graham's and Ritz' Halloween show at the Ruck for Troy Night Out! Oct 27, 2017 - Cohoes, NY

Want to Keep Your Brain Youthful? You Should Be Dancing

Keep dancing my friends! Dancing may reverse signs of aging in the human brain, new research shows.

Great band not to be missed. Lesson at 7:30!

OH YEAH - WE'RE GONNA SWING IN SHEFFIELD SAT. 10/14. WITH Peter Bearup, June Drucker, Bob Resnick & BLUE HAND Luke McNamee! A juke joint cocktail for your soles - shaken & stirred!

We are super excited to have this great band play in the 518! 😝 Don't miss them this Thursday night at 7:00 pm. Cover is $10!

Now with a $3 discount for members of Albany Swing Dancing! Use promo code SWING when your purchasing tickets!

We are very excited about our return to The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studio in Albany next Friday July 21st with special guests Tex Railer's Doomtown. Get your tickets now at

McGeary's Irish Pub

Lustre Kings on the patio this Thursday night after Alive at Five!

Reminder that this Thursday, The Lustre Kings are playing at 7:30 on the patio (provided weather being good) for our after alive at five music series. Make sure you come down to hang out.

Oldtone Father's Day Ticket Sale!

Great deal! Did you miss you chance to get your BIG savings on your Early Bird Oldtone Tickets? NOT TO WORRY! A Limited amount will be on sale for ONE DAY ONLY for our Fathers Day Ticket Sale! Don’t miss out! Tell Your Friends! ONLINE ONLY 1 AM to Midnight SUNDAY June 18th!

New 8 week sessions of Beginner Swing and Lindy Hop classes starting this Tuesday night (April 4th). Hope you can join us!!!

(Lindy) Hop into the Arts Center Tuesdays, starting April 4, for Beginning and Intermediate/Advanced Swing Dance!
Drop in's are welcome.

Sign up today!

[02/10/17]   All Members here should also join the Albany Swing Dancing Group Page for more event invites and social meet ups.

My Spring Swing classes at Arts Center will start back up again next Tuesday night (Feb 7)!

Come learn the basics of 6 count swing at 7:00 pm or increase your swing dance repertoire with Lindy Hop/Charleston at 8:15 pm.

Classes are filling up fast so be a smarty and don't be late to the party!!!

Check out the link for more class information.

Take your swinging to the next level! Join us Tuesday nights starting Feb. 7th for our Intermediate Swing Class! You will focus on moves and techniques for the 8 count Lindy Hop and Charleston!

Click the link to learn more!


Classic gypsy jazz from Django and the Hot Club of France

Jean "Django" Reinhardt, born on this day in 1910 in Liberchies, Pont-à-Celles, Belgium.

Race Brook Lodge

Our next Swing Night is coming up this Saturday! Beginner's class at 8PM followed by live music from Hot Club of Saratoga!

Tickets are $10:

Have prix fixe dinner at The Stagecoach Tavern for $35 and entry to swing dance is free! Always a good time!!!
#livemusic #intheberkshires #swingdance

Hot Swing Dancing at Shire City Sanctuary Saturday Night!

This Saturday in Pittsfield!

[02/09/16]   All members should also join the Albany Swing Dancing "GROUP" page to receive more invitations and group postings.

Flurry Festival Warm Up Activity: Intro To Swing Dance

Free Swing Lesson and Live Music at Saratoga Public Library on Feb 8! The Saratoga Springs Public Library is hosting two pre-festival warm up activities for locals to learn some new dance moves, or brush up some old ones!

Events Every month we have a dance party to offer discounts on classes, demonstrations and contests. Come in and see us!


Good deal!

One or Three Months of Beginner Dance or Fitness Classes at Lorraine-Michaels Dance Centre (Up to 56% Off)

Swing classes at the Arts Center of the Capital District next Tuesday (29th)night!

Beginner Six Count Swing (East Coast, Jitterbug) at 7:00 pm and Intermediate 8 Count Swing (Lindy Hop & Charleston) at 8:00.

If you are interested in joining a fun group, please contact the Art The Arts Center of the Capital Region

As we 'fall' into a new season, allow yourself time to PLAY and to GET CREATIVE! Register today for one of over 200 classes.

The Arts Center

My Fall 2015 Swing dance classes will begin on September 29 (Tuesday) night and will run for 8 weeks. The Beginner 6 count Swing (East Coast Swing and Jitterbug) will start at 7:00pm and the Intermediate 8 count Swing (Lindy Hop and Charleston) class will start to 8:00pm. If interested in joining us, please contact the Arts Center of the Capital District at

See class details at: From beginning classes to advanced study with master teachers, we can help you “grow your soul.” Learn and improve your craft. Gain self confidence. Make new friends. Become a member of a creative community that has been a part of the Capital Region for 51 years.

Former area bartender dies

This is such sad news. Another great person has left us. Victoria was such a positive force in supporting our early hey day of Thursday Night Swing at the Fuze Box. Her professionalism as a bar manager was unequaled and her nurturing and supportive spirit was the cornerstone of the early Albany Swing dancing scene. She made all dancers feel like they belonged. I always looked forward to her great smile and hugs every Thursday night. She will be so completely missed. Victoria Lamas, who for many years served customers as a bartender in Albany at places including Bombers Burrito Bar, Oh Bar and many others, has died. She suffered a seizure and brain aneurysm a f...

King Cohen's Troyal Jitterbugs performing St. Louis Blues at Bombers Burrito Bar, Troy, at Wednesday Night Swing Dance.

Notes On Napkins: Gatsby theme for Thursday's 'Champagne On the Park'

We'll be dancing here this Thursday!

[04/30/15]   All members of this should also join the Albany Swing Dancing group page for more events and postings.

Swing dancers ready for weekend's Flurry

Come out and dance with us! Ron Miller of Rotterdam walked briskly across the auditorium floor at the Albany Elks Lodge.

Dance and Yoga Landing « The Arts Center

Arts Center Swing Dance Classes begin again this Tuesday night at 7:30. Classes are a set of 8 weekly lessons beginning with 6 count steps (East coast and Jitterbug) and progressing with 8 count Lindy Hop and Charleston. Register now and join the fun! Have you taken the time to appreciate all your body does for you? Dance and fitness classes at The Arts Center allow you to get lost in your thoughts mid-stretch in yoga, feel the incredible strength behind every graceful movement in tai chi and embrace your sensual side while gaining confidence in…

Getting ready for New Year's Eve? Hope to see you all at Bombers, Troy for the El Dorados show!!!

The Halloween Swing Dance is next Wednesday Night (29th)! Location is now the upstairs lounge of Troy Bombers (the Bomb Shelter). All future Wednesday Swing nights will be held there from now on too! See you in costume!

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The Arts Center of the Capital Region

Fall Swing Dance classes start up in a couple weeks! Six week session begins Tuesday, September 23! 7:30 to 8:45!

Get creative! Visit our website to learn more about classes, opportunities & events.

Twitter: @TheArtsCenterNY Instagram: @capregionartscenter

Tuba Skinny, Events Calendar, Bearsville Theater

A real treat to see them live! 7pm door / 8pm show Tickets: $10 general admission

[03/12/14]   Unfortunately, due to illness, tonight's Wednesday Night Swing Dance is cancelled. It's probably a good idea to stay off the icy roads tonight too. See you next week!

The Arts Center

My Arts Center class is restarting next Tuesday 2/25 if you are interested in a 6 week, progressive class which covers 6 and 8 count Swing and Charleston. Class starts at 7:30 and goes to 8:45. “Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow. Seriously! I mean starting right now, do ar...

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