Swingtime is Stanford's premiere performance-based swing dance troupe.
Our specialty is Savoy-style Lindy Hop, a style of swing born in late-'20s Harlem. We work with professional choreographers, dance historians, and dance legends to recreate swing-era dances and integrate current trends.
Swingtime's repertoire ranges from smooth swing with sleek moves to fast-paced Lindy Hop with jaw-dropping aerials. We are continually pressing the limits of how smooth, fast, and high we can go!
Join us for the experience of a lifetime this year!
Think you have what it takes? Even if you're not sure, come and try out anyway! When we say no experience necessary, we mean it. Swingtime members are chosen for attitude as much as aptitude – many of our current members had never danced before. As a bonus, you'll learn part of an actual Swingtime choreo!
Sunday 9/27: Workshop 1-2 pm and Auditions 3-5 pm at Burnham Pavilion
Monday 9/28: Auditions 8:00-10:00pm at the Graduate Community Center
Wednesday 9/30: Callbacks 8:00-10:00pm at AOERC 112
You may choose either the Sunday or Monday auditions; the process will be exactly the same on both days.
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Tryouts begin during the second week of each year. There are two dates to choose from, and we'll teach a brief Lindy Hop workshop beforehand so first-timers can get a feel for the moves. After that, we'll invite a select few to callbacks for a chance to join us!
We bring the party.
Want to jazz up your company party or dance showcase? We love doing gigs of all kinds. Options including choreographies, swing dancing lessons, or both.
Our pieces range from cute and cheery to smooth and jazzy, so if you're looking to set a particular mood, we're happy to help.
For booking or general enquiries, please e-mail us at email.
Check out our past gigs.
Thank you to David Chia, Lucas Garron, William Ito, and our other photographers for these photos.