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Thursday Night Stomp

Join us for our bi-monthly swing dance in Portland Maine, Thursday Night Stomp!


Absolute beginners welcome, no partner needed.

 

Beginning Lesson 7:10-7:30pm (please arrive by 7pm)

Music and Dancing 7:30-9:30pm

We're calling our beginning lessons "Swing Snacks": a quick bite of something new. We encourage brand new dancers to join us, but we'll also try to add something interesting for intermediate dancers. You never need to bring a partner. Check out topics below!


Winter 2024 Thursday Night Stomp Schedule

January 4th - Live Music w/ Hadacol Bouncers

"Swing Snacks" Lesson: 6-Count Lindy Hop

January 18th - DJ Dance w/ Guest DJ Bradley Smith

"Swing Snacks" Lesson: Jig Walks - Frankie Manning once said "jig walks" were one of the first steps he learned and he considers it a fundamental 'basic' step. Come explore it with us!

February 1st - Swing & Soul Night w/ Guest DJ Stefan Durham

"Swing Snacks" Lesson: "Shoorah" soul line dance (solo)

February 15th - Special Valentines DJ'd Dance w/ Guest DJ Mike Henson

Come celebrate friendship and love with some swing dancing and Lindy Hop-themed Valentines!

"Swing Snacks" Lesson: Single Stepping (aka walking to music with a partner)

March 7th - Live Music w/ Zoot Jumpers

"Swing Snacks" Lesson: Follow the Follow (6-Count Lindy Hop)

March 21st - DJ Dance w/ Guest DJ Bradley Smith

"Swing Snacks" Lesson: Shim Sham Solo Jazz Dance

April 4th - Live Music w/ Annie & the Fur Trappers

($20 cover to support the band's travel from Boston)

"Swing Snacks" Lesson: 20s Charleston

April 18th - Swing & Soul Night w/ Guest DJ Albert Gordon

"Swing Snacks" Lesson: "Shoorah" soul line dance (solo)

May 2nd - Live Music w/ Zoot Jumpers

"Swing Snacks" Lesson: Switching Hands (6-Count Lindy Hop)

May 16th - DJ Dance w/ Guest DJ Emma Holder

"Swing Snacks" Lesson: Shim Sham Solo Jazz Dance

May 30th - DJ'd Dance

"Swing Snacks" Lesson: TBD

Maine Ballroom Dance: 616 Congress St (2nd floor) Portland, ME

$15 band Nights/$10 DJ Nights at the door (cash or check only)

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