Notre Dame Swing

We're Not That Kind of Swing Club

News and Announcements

Summer Events

The Notre Dame Swing Club does not meet over the summer, but here are some events with live music where you may find the local dancers dancing.

June 11 Deanís List Jazz Quartet

Chicory Cafe (6pm-9pm)

June 14 Black íní Bluez Band

LaSalle Kitchen and Tavern (9 pm)

June 15 Michiana Jazz Assemblage

Island Park, Elkhart (2 pm) < h4> June 21 Elkhart Jazz Fest in Elkhart (all day)

June 22 Music Village Birthday Party Music Festival

108 North Main Street (12pm-6pm)

June 27 Little Frank and the Premiers (blues)

Fridays by the Fountains, Jon R. Hunt Plaza (11:45 am-1:15pm)

July 4 Pat Heiden Quartet (Big Band/Swing/Dixieland/Polka/Patriotic)

Fridays by the Fountains, Jon R. Hunt Plaza (11:45 am-1:15pm)

July 6 Terry and the Heartbeats (blues/rock)

East Race Concert Series at Seitz Park (5pm-8pm)

July 11 Melodious Funk (blues/rock/funk)

LaSalle Kitchen and Tavern (9 pm)

July 13 High life Band (wide variety)

East Race Concert Series at Seitz Park (5pm-8pm)

July 25 Elephant Rescue (New Orleans/blues/jazz)

Lasalle Kitchen and Tavern (9 pm)

July 26 Phineas Gage Trio

Lasalle Kitchen and Tavern (9 pm)

July 27 Everyday People (country, rock, folk)

East Race Concert Series at Seitz Park (5pm-8pm)

Aug. 3 Whistle Pigs (big band, rock, swing)

East Race Concert Series at Seitz Park (5pm-8pm)

Aug. 10 Truth in Jazz

Potawatomi Park Concert Series (7pm-9pm)

Aug. 17 Groove Vendetta (rock and blues)

East Race Concert Series at Seitz Park (5pm-8pm)

Aug. 17 Michiana Jazz Assemblage

Potawatomi Park Concert Series (7pm-8pm)

Aug. 24 Elwood Splinters Blues Band

East Race Concert Series at Seitz Park (5pm-8pm)

 

5/1/14

Senior Night Picnic

Come join us for a picnic on South Quad and say goodbye to our seniors. It's bring your own food but we'll provide the music and dancing!

 

2/22/14 and 2/24/14

The Evolution of Swing Dance

Notre Dame Swing Club presents

For more details

2/28/14-3/2/14

Shamrock Swing

 

Notre Dame Swing Club is hosting it's first ever workshop. Come join us as we learn from the fabulous Carl and Karrie from Chicago and dance to the sweet sounds of live big bands. The cost is only $10!

 

Register Here.

 

If you are traveling from the distant lands and need a place to crash, you can

 

Request Housing Here

 

The schedule and more details can be found here. If you can host dancers from other scenes during the workshop please fill out this form

 

 

9/29/13

Blues Workshop Part 2

It's official, Jim Ropa is coming back to teach blues part 2. No experience required--there will be a review of the last lesson at the beginning. No partner needed. The workshop if free for dues paying members and only $3 for everyone else. So come join us, Sunday from 11-2 in Rockne 109.

 

 

11/2/13

Masquerade

 

The theme of the ballroom and swing formal is Masquerade. So don your masks and come join us at LaFortune ballroom at 10 p.m. as we dance to the Assemblage Jazz Band! The dance is FREE!

 

 

11/1/13

Friday Swing Nights

TMV and the Notre Dame Swing Club are partnering to bring swing dancing to South Bend! Come on down every Friday night starting November 1st to The Music Village and have a dance lesson and some open dancing from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Regular lessons are $8 with $1 off per canned good dotation for St. Margaret's House (max 3).

 

Once a month there will be an open dance on the Friday of the first full week of the month (Nov.8). Admission for dances is $5, with $1 off per canned good (max 2).

 

 

 

10/12/13

Swing Club Camping Trip

Swing club is going camping. Details can be found here

 

 

10/6/13

Swing Dance Crash Course

Ever want to learn to swing dance? Then come to our swing dance crash course and we'll teach you some sweet east coast swing moves as well as the basics of leading and following. No experience required, no partner necessary. This class is open to the public. The cost is $3. Come join us Sunday Oct. 6 from 2-4 on the Mainstage of Washington Hall.

 

 

9/29/13

Blues Workshop

ND's very own Jim Ropa is coming back to teach blues dancing with the lovely Ana Christen. No experience required. No partner needed. The workshop if free for dues paying members and only $3 for everyone else. So come join us, Sunday Sept. 29 from 11:45-1:45 in Rockne 109.

 

Not sure what blues dancing is? Check out the video below. Jim and Ana will be teaching you how to dance like this:

 

 

 

9/13/13

The Great Gatsby Dance

The Sophomore and Junior Class Councils are hostling a 1920's themed swing dance with a like 18-man swing band. So come join us from 10:00pm-1:00am on Bond Quad for an evening of dancing and socializing in the roaring twenties style. Check it out on Facebook

 

 

9/5/13

Swing Lessons

Lessons have started for the semester but its not too late to join! Intermediate Swing is Thursdays from 8:00-9:30 and Beginner Swing is Thursdays from 9:30-11:00. We are currently in the Stepan Field Center due to the large numbers.