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

May 24th – 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.

May 31st – Peter and the Groove Mechanics – $18

Fiddle playing Peter Vawter and his band of amazing musicians are hitting our stage again to make you groove all night! Don’t think the fiddle swings? Come see for yourself

We also are bringing back a tradition from a long time ago! We are going to have West Coast Swing hosted in the side room alongside vintage swing in the main room. DJ Ruben will be spinning a mix of your favorite West Coast Swing music. Our West Coast Swing lessons are on Thursdays so drop in any week to brush up on West Coast Swing or to get started learning this great dance.

June 7th – DJ’d Dancing – $12

June is going to be a wild month and we’re starting it off with a bang. Friday, June 7th 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.

June 14th – Harley White Jr. Orchestra – $18

We’re excited to welcome the Harley White Jazz Orchestra back to the stage. They’re bringing back the swingin’ tunes of the Harlem Hit Parade! Harley is a staple of the Sacramento Jazz, Blues, and Funk scenes, and if you’ve seen live music in this town you’ve probably heard him play. With the perfect mix of Duke Ellington and Count Basie’s sound and incredibly talented players, this is sure to be a great night of dancing.

June 16th – Hug It Out – $10

Grab your fast-dancing shoes and get ready to burn up the floor. Our monthly Balboa and Shag focused dance is now on the third Sunday of the month! Lessons at 1 pm and dancing from 2 pm to 5 pm.

June 21st – DJ’d Dancing – $12

Do you have a favorite song? Just jump on stage and let our DJs know what you want to hear.

June 28th – The Cocuzzi Courtet – $18

The Cocuzzi Courtet is returning to our stage on June 28th. John Cocuzzi has been playing the Midtown Stomp stage since our days at the YWCA years ago when he was a special guest with the Fulton Street Jazz Band. He’s also pounded the 88s with Stompy Jones and has traveled the world playing early Jazz, Swing, and Blues music. Helping lead this crazy fun band is Kristy Cocuzz. She is simply awesome on the saxophone. Kristy has played with Big Tiny Little and toured the country playing with some incredible names in jazz.

July 5th – 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.

July 12th – The Crescent Katz – $18

Hot Jazz! Get your Hot Swingin’ Jazz here! The Crescent Katz are back on our stage for an evening of hot jazz and furious dancing! These musicians are all about fun and play some amazing swing-dancing music. They even have a washboard instead of drums!

July 19th – Dean Mora and his Capital Rhythmnists – $18

Dean Mora’s an old-school dance music guy whose bands have played places like Camp Hollywood. His debut night was so awesome that we had to get him back on the schedule quickly. This is the opening night of our Midsummer Mashup workshop weekend so it will be extra awesome. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be taking the workshops to dance with us!

July 20th – Saturday Swing Dancing – $12

The Midsummer Mashup will be in full swing and we’re going to host a swing dance on Saturday full of great DJ’d music, friends, competitions, and fun!

July 19th – 21st – Midsummer Mashup Workshop Weekend 

The Midsummer Mashup is back for its second year on July 19th, 20th, and 21st!

This year it’s going to be bigger and even more fun!

We’re bringing in our friends Lauren Smith and Peter Flahiff from Seattle, Washington to teach. Plus classes by many of the local instructors you know and love!

Classes:
Saturday and Sunday afternoon
2 Level Tracks (Beg-Int and Int-Adv)
7 Classes in each track

Dances:
Friday Night w/Dean Mora’s Capital Rhtymnists
Saturday Night DJ’d dancing

Competitions:
Open-Level Mix and Match
30-Second Showcase

Pricing:
First 10: $119 (SOLD OUT)
Next: 20 – $129
Next: 20 – $139
Next 20: $149
After: $159

10% off for studio members

Studio Member Registration
Non-Member Registration

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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