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!
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!
2017 Audition Dates
Saturday 9/30, 2-4pm, Burnham Pavilion
OR Monday 10/2, 9:15-11pm, Ford Center
Callbacks: Tuesday 10/3, 8:30-10:30pm, Roble Gym Room 113
Optional Beginner Workshops
Friday 9/29, 8-9pm, Old Union Clubhouse Ballroom
Monday 10/2, 8-9pm, Arillaga Dining Multipurpose Room
(Workshops are hosted in partnership with The Stanford Lindy Project )
Check out the Facebook event for more information!
You may choose either the Saturday or Monday auditions; the process will be exactly the same on both days. Attending one of the optional workshops is encouraged, but not required, even if you have never danced before. We look forward to seeing you on the dance floor!
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.
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Sarah de Ugarte
Thank you to David Chia, Lucas Garron, William Ito, and our other photographers for these photos.
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Swingtime members often dance socially, but we are primarily a performance group. For information on Lindy Hop lessons and dance parties, check out The Stanford Lindy Project.