Swing Dancing Every Friday Night

Only $12 on DJ Nights and $18-$20 on Live Band Nights for Lesson and Dancing

Friday is the night for swing dancing in Sacramento! Held in our beautiful dance studio the Spotlight Ballroom. Each week people of all ages and walks of life dance the night away to the best Swing, Jazz, and Blues music in Sacramento. You’ll even catch live music once or twice a month ($18-$20 cover charge depending on the band) featuring bands from around the world.

Some of the musicians in the bands we bring in have played with such legends as Keely Smith, Etta James, Chick Corea, John Lee Hooker Jr., Charles Brown, and many more. Our DJ nights ($12 cover charge) feature a wide variety of music that includes something for everyone. Song requests are always welcome, just talk to our DJ!

You never need a partner because our dances are extremely social and you’re sure to make great friends at Midtown Stomp. The dance runs from 9:00 pm to 12:00 am and there is an introductory lesson at 8:00 pm which is included with your cover charge. We also offer Group Swing Dance Classes for those who want to take their dancing to another level. Come out and join us every Friday night!

Upcoming Dances

July 26th – DJ’d Dancing – $12

July has been a wild month and we’re ending it with a bang. Friday, July 26th Gary Sharpe will be in the DJ Booth to spin the swing dancing tunes to get your feet moving. If you have a request, jump on stage and let him know what you want to hear.

August 2nd – The Silver Bell Jazz Band – $18

The Silver Bell Jazz Band is back on our stage. The Silver Bell Jazz Band represents authentic jazz with a beautiful blend of jazz roots that moves the soul and makes you dance! With clarinetist and international Lindy Hop instructor Ryan Calloway leading the band, they play with a special focus towards dancers. Ryan arranges and brings together musicians from all over the Bay Area, and with a rotating cast of all-star jazz musicians, you’re sure to get a fresh, breathtaking experience each and every time, just like in the early jazz sessions.

$15 Pre-sale tickets available until 5:00 pm on Friday, August 2nd

August 9th – DJ’d Dancing – $12

Are you ready to dance the night away? Us too! Get hyped because Scott Kaufman, our resident DJ, is taking the stage this Friday night and he’s going to bring the heat. Scott’s been our resident DJ for more than 18 years and knows just how to keep the party going all night long. Plus, he loves taking requests so be sure to hit him up with your favorite swing dancing tunes.

August 16th – Nick Rossi Swing Six – $18

San Francisco’s premiere 1930s-1940s style swing dance band, brings their Kansas City jazz influenced big beat back to Sacramento and Midtown Stomp. Led by guitarist Rossi, the group is one of the most popular dance bands in Northern California and features the hot frontline of Kamrin Ortiz (tenor sax & clarinet) and Clint Baker (trumpet). Two long sets starting at 9 PM. Do not miss out on this amazing night of live swingin’ jazz!

$15 Pre-sale tickets available until 5:00 pm on Friday, August 16th

August 23rd – The West End Stompers – $18

The West End Stompers are one of Sacramento’s true musical treasures featuring amazing musicians that will keep your feet in constant motion. Led by Justin and Brandon Au they feature some of the area’s best musicians who are able to recreate the sounds that we love to dance to!

$15 Pre-sale tickets available until 5:00 pm on Friday, August 23rd

August 30th – DJ’d Dancing – $12

We love live music but sometimes a good old DJ night can make for an incredible night. Our DJs will spin your favorite Swing, Jazz, and Jump Blues for your dancing pleasure. Your requests are always welcome so just ask your friendly DJ for the songs that you love to swing dance to.

September 6th – DJ’d Dancing – $12

Our DJ’s will play your some awesome swing dancing music for you to get down to!

September 13th – The Alpha Rhythm Kings – $18

The Alpha Rhythm Kings have been taking the world by storm since their debut in 2017. Their mix of early Rhythm & Blues, Jazz, and Swing has left us wanting more every time they’ve played for us. Get ready for a night of high energy and pure fun!

$15 Pre-sale tickets available until 5:00 pm on Friday, September 13th

September 20th – Bathtub Gin – $18

On a recent trip to Oregon, some of our dancing friends stumbled upon Bathtub Gin and couldn’t stop talking about how much fun they had dancing to them. So we teamed up with people to figure out a way to bring them to our stage to play for y’all!

September 27th – Parker and the Weis Guys – $18

We’ve danced to the sounds of Parker Weis’ honkin’ sax and sweet clarinet many times with bands like Crescent Katz and the West End Stompers. You’ve probably also seen him on stage talking about swingin’ tunes with our DJs. His own band is so much fun we’re excited to have him back. So Parker and the Weis Guy are hitting the stage again.

$15 Pre-sale tickets available until 5:00 pm on Friday, September 27th

More dates are coming soon but we’re open every Friday night!

Why Choose Us?

  • Meet new people in a fun, social atmosphere
  • One of the biggest swing dances on the West Coast
  • Get started today with a free half hour introductory private lesson
  • Opportunities to compete and perform with our swing dance team
  • Sacramento's only venue with regular live swing music and dancing
  • Enjoy our beautiful dance hall with one of the best dance floors in town
  • Amazing instructors who are sure to make you feel comfortable dancing
  • No partner needed! But if you have one, all of our lessons are great for you and a partner

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