Performances

Big City Swing’s performances include wildly dynamic choreography, spontaneous jams, and incredible social dancing.
Performances weave together fast footwork and hoppin’ aerials, all with contagious energy. It’s hard for an audience to sit still while watching the couples swing, flip, and spin across the floor performing:

• Lindy Hop
• Jitterbug/East Coast Swing
• 20′s Charleston
• Aerials/Acrobatics

Instruction

 

During our entertaining introduction to dancing, your guests will learn the basic steps and turns of East Coast Swing, leading to an unforgettable evening of swingin’ with style.

For a Roaring 20′s or Great Gatsby themed events, we’ll teach your guests a 20′s style Flapper lesson.

Guest Interaction

After a lesson or performance, give your guests the opportunity to dance with the professionals as Big City Swing’s dancers pair with your guests for a spin on the floor.

Themed Entertainment

Big City Swing will customize a program and attire fit your theme, including

Roaring 20′s
The Great Gatsby
Jazz Era
Supperclubs
Gangster/Speakeasy
World War II/USO
Sock Hops/50s Rock n Roll
Dancing with the Stars
Old Hollywood Wrap Party
And so much more…

Orchestras, Bands and DJ’s

 

Having worked side by side with both established and up ‘n coming professionals, we would be happy to assist with your music needs.   Because the process can seem overwhelming, we have a few questions to help organize your music requests. With the following information, we will recommend a program that fits your vision and budget. Please cut and paste this outline with responses into an email and we’ll return with a suggested talent lineup that fits your vision and budget.

Date and Time:
1 – Date(s) of your special event?
2 – Location of the event?
3 – Is the music all in one space? Or are cocktails in one room and the dance party in another?
4 – Please indicate what times you envision music during your event.

Music:
1 – What types of music do you prefer?
2 – Do you prefer live or DJ’d music?
3 – Is there a decade of music that you or your clients will truly enjoy, i.e. Motown, Disco, 80s, Swing, Top 40?
4 – Do you envision having music from all the decades?

Budget:
1 – Do you already have an estimated entertainment budget?
2 – If you have already contacted other DJ’s or bands, are there specific attributes you like or dislike about their proposals?

We look forward to helping you select the music for an inspiring and memorable event.

Customized Programs For Your Event

Big City Swing will customize any combination of performance, music, instruction and guest interaction to fit your vision and budget. Please call 312.243.0700 or send us an email to design a program that will wow you, your clients, and your guests.  We look forward to working with you.