All Traffic Jam! classes, events, and workshops cancelled through April.

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Chicago's Nonprofit Supporting Swing, Lindy Hop, and Jazz Era Dances.

Traffic Jam! Sessions

4-Week Traffic Jam! Sessions give students a chance to learn a lot in a short time! Classes are available in Swing, Lindy Hop, Charleston, and Solo Jazz!

All Classes Cancelled Through April.

Current Session
Traffic Jam! Sessions

March & April Dances Cancelled

Traffic Jam! Dances

Our monthly Traffic Jam! Swing & Soul Dance has been going strong for 3 years, and we always offer a drop-in beginner lesson before the dance! All dances are held at Forteza Fitness.

March & April Dances Cancelled.

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Traffic Jam! Dances

What is
Lindy Hop?

Lindy Hop, the most famous swing dance, is an African-American jazz dance born in Harlem, New York City in 1928. It is primarily a partnered social dance, but includes elements of solo dancing, performances and competition.

Lindy Hop evolved from existing swing dances including Charleston, Breakaway, tap and jazz and innovated captivating air steps. Lindy Hop soon began being featured in shows at the famous Cotton Club, world wide tours, and films like A Day at the Races and Hellzapoppin’.

Our Mission

All classes and dances cancelled through April

In light of the current situation, we've effectively cancelled all Traffic Jam! classes and events through April. We are hoping to continue our regular programming in May, but we will follow the recommendations of the doctors and scientists who are researching Covid-19 and will keep you updated here, on our website, and via our newsletter.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact us.

If you would like to make a donation to help us support the artists and instructors who have lost work during these shutdowns, we welcome donations!

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Thank you again for all of your support and encouragement, it is not going unnoticed. We are so proud to be part of this community and we hope to see you out dancing again soon!

—The Traffic Jam! Team