First Friday – RSVP REQUIRED

A casual night of great music, dancing, and people!

Please note:  Our lease ends 10/31 at the Randolph location, thus this is our last First Friday at this location. Because we are functioning in just one studio this month, we are introducing an RSVP list for this event. The first 60 to RSVP will be guaranteed admission to First Friday.  We are not selling advance tickets, just monitoring the number of folks coming to help keep everyone comfortable.

We will be taking a very short break while the new studio’s construction is complete, and we will re-launch First Friday in our newly renovated space at 1850 N Western Avenue in January.  

On the First Friday of every month, we host a dance at the studio. We start with a beginner-friendly swing lesson and then open up the floor for Dj’d dancing. You’ll have the opportunity to dance with folks of all abilities, as partners rotate throughout the night. And when you don’t feel like dancing, just relax and take in the scene. Light snacks (something salty and something sweet) and water are provided. And it’s BYOB (for our 21+ guests only).

This is an 18+ event.

The next First Friday

Date:  Friday, October 6, 2017

Doors Open – 7:45pm

Beginner Friendly Lesson – 8:00pm (No experience or partner required)

Dancing – 8:45 to Midnight

Music – A Great Mix for  East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Charleston & Balboa

$10, inclusive of the lesson (Cash only)

Light, Casual Dress and Clean, Dry Shoes (Dancing is a physical activity, and you will get a little warm)

Parking:  Due to the surrounding (temporary) construction, please leave extra time to find free parking in the neighborhood.

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Upcoming First Fridays

Friday, January 5, 2018 in our new studio!
Friday, February 2. 2018
Friday, March 2, 2018

I went tonight for the short lesson and open dance. I had a blast! It has been too long since I last danced. It was a bit hot and crowded, but there were plenty of people there to dance. I’ll definitely be back, and I definitely recommend Big City Swing. – Reviewed 5/6/16 on Facebook Matt

I’ve taken an array of lessons in the past and their intro lesson will get you out on the floor with confidence.  You’ll learn the basic step and a couple moves to twirl your way around the floor. – Read the full review on Yelp. Andrew

If you want to get hooked into this scene or just learn some classic American dances BCS is a good place to get introduced. You could either give First Fridays a try (first friday of the month they have a beginning lesson and a dance for $10), or just sign up for Swing I cold like I did. Just be warned that once you start learning it’s a bit addictive… you might get caught practicing your triple steps in the supermarket like some kind of jitterbugging junkie. -Read the full review on Yelp. Samuel

It was a so much fun. The instructors were very easy to follow. The class was full so we got a chance to dance with lots of different people. The dance afterwards was just as fun. I’m now going to sign up for the intro to swing class. I recommend this for anyone any age.” – Read the full review on Yelp. Billie

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