Promoting Swing Dancing
and Live Swing Music
in the Triangle Region

Events Calendar

Triangle Swing Dance Society compiles everyone’s events into one page.  The calendar includes swing-era dance events, and weekly West Coast Swing and blues dancing.

There are three calendars on this page:

  1. TSDS Dances
  2. Regular Area Dances
  3. Other Special Events

1. TSDS Dances

Past events: archive

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  Music Venue Instructors DJ
Mar 16, 2019
Second Line Stompers Carrboro Century Ctr Skyler Hinkel & Becky McMorrow Richard Badu
Apr 6
Megan and her Goody Goodies Murphey School Richard Badu & Susan Jean Allison Meeks
Apr 27
Prom Theme Dance w/ All-Star Swing DJs! Carrboro Century Ctr Doug Noel John Rowe, John Graner & Doug Noel
May 11
504 Supreme Murphey School Adam Lee & Hayley Hunt Wesley Boz
Jun 1
Queen Bee and the Honeylovers Murphey School Ellie Biehl &Dominic Hanna Wesley Boz
July 12

Keenan McKenzie and the Riffers
at Bull City Swingout

Living Arts Collective Dominic Hanna and Ellie Biehl Qui Nguyen
Jul 13

Mint Julep Jazz Band 
at Bull City Swingout 

Durham Armory    
July 20
The Bachuneers (formerly known as The Harlequin Jazz Band) Murphey School Wesley Boz Wesley Boz
Aug 3
Clark Stern and the Musical Rewards Murphey School Richard Badu & Susan Jean Richard Badu
Aug 24
Keenan McKenzie Jazz Band feat. Meggan Cashwell Carrboro Century Ctr Hilary Buuck & Mel Khaw Laura Windley
Sep 7
Posey Quintet Murphey School Hilary Buuck & Mel Khaw Doug Noel

Sep 21

504 Supreme with the Truetone Honeys Carrboro Century Ctr Richard Badu & Susan Jean Richard Badu
Oct 5
Brennen Ernst and the Roaming Tones Murphey School Doug Noël Allison Meeks

Oct 19

Ethan Uslan Murphey School Richard Badu & Susan Jean Gavin MacInnes
Nov 2
Huzzah Murphey School Richard Badu & Maija Leff Richard Badu
Nov 16
The Russ Wilson Swingtette Murphey School Doug Noël & Megan Mauro Laura Windley
Dec 7
The All-Star Swing DJs: Ken Hanson, Mel Khaw, & Gavin MacInnes

6:30 Potluck start–all welcome!
7:00 1-Hour Beginner lesson
7:15 Annual Membership Meeting in side room
8:00 Dance
Murphey School Hilary Buuck & Mel Khaw Look to your left
Jan 11, 2020 Second Line Stompers Murphey School    
Jan 25, 2020 Mint Julep Jazz Band Carrboro Century Ctr    

Please arrive by 6:45 p.m. to get through the door and be ready for the 7-8 p.m. beginner lesson.
TSDS dances’ live music goes from 8-11 p.m.
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
Members/Students $11
Non-Members $15
Members/Students $7
Non-Members $10
Only cash or checks, please.
Group Discount – $2 discounts for groups of 10 or more: at least 48 hours before the dance, email your list of names to

Mini Private Lessons

10 minutes of one-on-one instruction for $10.

Whether you’ve danced for 1 day, 2 years, or more,
nothing will help your learning like individual feedback.

Lessons are usually available from that week’s featured beginner lesson instructor.

Talk to the registration table to sign up.

2. Other Regular Area Dances

Sundays > Carolina Dance Club lesson & dance at the Raleigh Elks Lodge
Thursdays > Lindy Lab hosts a dance (& usually lesson) at Triangle Dance Studio, Durham facebook f_logo
Fridays > West Coast Swing party at Loafers, requires $20 annual club membership
Fridays Dance Blues Friday lesson and dance at Triangle Dance Studio, Durham facebook f_logo
Saturdays (some) > TSDS lesson and live music (see calendar #1 above) facebook f_logo
Saturdays (some) PSDS lesson and live music, Winston-Salem or Greensboro facebook f_logo
Saturdays (4th) > WCS at Southern Star Ballroom, Raleigh

3. Other Special Events

This calendar does not try to keep up with the local bands’ numerous club gigs. Be sure to follow your favorite bands via their websites and social media.

           Jul 12-14 > Bull City Swingout workshop, Durham NC