Jumptown promotes Swing Era dancing in the Madison, Wisconsin, area. We provide dances, classes, workshops and resources for you to learn and enjoy dances such as Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa and solo jazz dance.

What is Lindy Hop?

Viewing a random video from the Lindy Hop Examples playlist.

Our favorite brand of swing dance, the Lindy Hop, is a versatile dance ranging from fast and athletic to smooth and sexy, depending on the music and your mood. Born in Harlem, it is now the dance of a worldwide community that welcomes new dancers from all over the globe, including here in Madison. Its flexibility allows for all types of people to experiment with a wide array of self-expression and truly develop their own style.

We do other swing & jazz dances around here, too, including East Coast Swing, Balboa, and some solo jazz, including line dances. Our classes will get you started, our social dances are beginner-friendly, and there are plenty of other things to do in the area.

Next monthly dance December 5. No December classes—check back for 2015 schedule. Come out to The Brink on Wednesdays (but not Nov. 19 as we’re off that week). See the dances and classes pages.