Next Dance!

Live music by the Jake Sanders Quintet will keep you on the dance floor all night!

Date: Saturday June 15th, 2019
Lesson: 8:15pm Beginner Swing Lesson
Dancing: 9:00 - 12:30 Social Dancing
Location: Forteza Fitness
Cost: $15 general / $10 students with ID

Volunteer at a dance!

Get free admission to TJ by volunteering to help out with set up, door entry, or cleanup!

Upcoming Dances

Don’t miss a Traffic Jam! Here are the upcoming dates in 2019!
July 13th
August 10th
September 14th
October 12th
November 16th (third Saturday due to Nevermore 🙂
December 14th

Second City Swingout

A big thanks to everyone who attended, volunteered, and donated to make our first ever workshop weekend a raging success. Mark your calendars for Oct 4-6th, 2019 because we have already started planning next year’s event! #SCS2019

2 weeks ago

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Wait, YOU are going to Second City Swingout? I am going to Second City Swingout! EVERYONE IS GOING TO SECOND CITY SWINGOUT!!!!!!!!

Are you? Registration is open and spots are limited!
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3 weeks ago

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Happy Birthday, Frankie and Happy World Lindy Hop Day!Today marks Frankie Manning's 105th birthday!

Although legendary Lindy hopper Frankie Manning passed away in 2009, his spirit lives on in the hearts and feet of swing dancers around the world. His achievements have been considered newsworthy since the 1930s. Frankie is remembered and revered for his vital role in the history and revival of swing dancing, as well as for his radiant and charismatic personality. His legacy is hugely important and widely influential.

Today, let's celebrate Frankie, lindy hop, and everything wonderful that goes with it!

#FrankieManning #lindyhop #FrankieMonth
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1 month ago

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Happy Friday! Enjoy this remastered version of the most famous Lindy Hop choreo of all time! #FrankieMonthMusicians: Slim Galliard, Slam Stewart, Rex Stuart, C.C. Johnson and others. Dancers: The Harlem Congaroo Dancers (a.k.a. Whitey's Lindy Hoppers) 1. William… ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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Rest In Peace, Queen ❤️It is with deep regret that we announce that the legendary Norma Miller, known internationally as the Queen of Swing, passed away at 7:31 a.m. this morning, May 5th, at her home in Fort Myers, Florida.

Her last twenty-four hours were really happy, spent with family, Chazz Young and his daughter, and other close friends from the UK and Italy sharing fond memories, swing dancing, singing, and doing the Shim Sham.

It is reported that as Norma slipped away she was surrounded by family and friends at her bedside listening to “Stardust," then took her last breath as “Jumpin' at the Woodside" commenced.

Norma Miller will be missed by dancers and jazz musicians around the globe. She will be remembered for her legacy of being one of the hardest working women in show business, someone with a positive attitude, and an outstanding human qualities.

Arrangements for Norma are pending. All information will be posted on this site in due course.

#NormaMiller #LindyHop #RIP
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2 months ago

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Happy #FrankieMonth Chicago!!The legacy of Frankie Manning’s birthday continues. This year we celebrate his 105th birthday and we’re focusing on his values. Let’s all embody and share these values throughout the month of May and all year long!

We are in the process of having the values translated into several languages.

We'll be sharing new languages throughout the month and you can find the graphics for all of the languages as they become avaialble on this page:
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