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The Charleston is one of the swing era dances that you’ll see at TSDS dances.
On June 1, we’re featuring a short solo Charleston lesson during the dance!
Triangle Swing Dance Society compiles everyone’s events into one page. The calendar includes swing-era dance events, West Coast Swing, and blues dancing.
There are three calendars on this page (scroll all the way down)
- TSDS Dances
- Regular Area Dances
- Other Special Events
1. TSDS Dances
(Mostly 1st and 3rd Saturdays)
Past dance calendars: 2012, 2011
Please arrive by 6:45 PM to get through the door and be ready for the 7-8 PM beginner lesson.
TSDS dances’ live music goes from 8-11 PM.
The beginner lesson is free with paid admission.
You don’t need to come with a dance partner!
|Live Band Dance Pricing
||DJ Dance Pricing
|Group Discount – Discounted pricing for groups of 10 or more with advance notice to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Regular Area Dances
Sundays > Lesson & dance by Carolina Dance Club at the Raleigh Elk’s Lodge
Tuesdays > Jazz & Swing night at Premier Dance Studio in Cary–find info on DanceFrankie
Thursdays > Lindy Lab hosts a dance and usually a lesson at Triangle Dance Studio in Durham
Fridays > West Coast Swing Dance Party at Loafers (moved to Creekside Dr in Oct 2012), a private club membership is required (a small annual fee)
Fridays > Dance Blues Friday lesson and dance at Triangle Dance Studio in Durham
Saturdays (1st & 3rd) > TSDS lesson and live music in Durham or Chapel Hill
Saturdays (2nd & 4th) > PSDS lesson and live music in Winston-Salem or Greensboro
3. Other Special Events
This calendar tends to not keep up with the numerous local club gigs. Be sure to follow your favorite bands via their websites and social media.
> Chapel Hill’s free event Fridays on Franklin
is featuring live New Orleans style music and a lesson by Richard Badu.
> Cary’s free Seven O’clock Rock
street dance series will feature live swing music. I’m told there will be a lesson at 6:30.
Jun 27-30 > Greenville Lindy Exchange (GVLX)
Jul 18-21 > Virginia Beach Lindy Exchange (VBLX)
> Silent movie with Ethan Uslan performing piano at RDU Rent Party
> Tobacco Road blues dance workshop & dances in Durham
Oct 4-6 > Charlotte Cool Cat Corner workshop & dances
> RDU Rent Party
will host Perseverance Jazz Band from Philadelphia.
Oct 31 to Nov 3
> Eastern Balboa Championships
(Raleigh) is an international Balboa event that includes workshops, dances, and competitions. This event attracts much of the top worldwide Balboa talent. The workshop levels range from beginner to “Ninja-Master”.
If you’ve never done Balboa before, you don’t need prior experience to attend the beginner-level workshops, though you could get a head start before the event with mostly-monthly Bal Cram Sessions