Classes

Ready to dance? We’ll get you swinging on the dance floor in no time!

The KSDA offers many levels

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Dances

Come dance with us every Wednesday at the Laurel Theater!

Social Dancing is from 8:15 to 10:30 pm

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FAQ

Where can learn to dance?

We offer weekly swing dance lessons at the Laurel Theater in Fort Sand

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Dances

Come dance with us every Wednesday at the Laurel Theater!

Social Dancing is from 8:15 to 10:30 pm.

We have open…

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Classes

Ready to dance? We’ll get you swinging on the dance floor in no time!

The KSDA offers many levels of…

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FAQ

Where can learn to dance?

We offer weekly swing dance lessons at the Laurel Theater in Fort Sanders before…

Welcome

Welcome to the Knoxville Swing Dance Association!  See you on the dance floor.

This Month

September Progressive Series: Intro to Lindy Hop

Taught by Kemper Talley & Kamaryn Wilson

DSC_5418Spend a month focusing on all the fundamentals of swing dancing! We’ll start from the bottom, create a strong foundation for having a fun and comfortable partner dance, and build fun and interesting moves and rhythms on top.
This will be a great series for brand new dancers, as well experienced dancers wanting to revisit their basics.
Keep up with the class at the event page!

Prerequisites:  This is a beginner friendly class and will be great for dancers of all levels!
Series meet every Wednesday downstairs at the Laurel Theater from 7-8:15. Classes are $5 a night, include admission to the dance.  Cardholders and local students may purchase 4 weeks at once for $15 (1 week free).


Drop in and DJ schedule:

    • Sept 7 – Music by Bill & Aliceann
      7:00 – 7:30 pm  X-Team Lindy Hop Routine w/ Geoffrey & Jenna
      7:30 – 8:15 pm  Beginner Drop In – 6 Count Lindy w/ Jeremy & Rebecca
    • Sept 14 – Music by Nick & Aliceann
      7:00 – 8:30 pm   Intro Series Class – no drop in lessons this week.  Dance will begin at 8:30!
    • Sept 21 – Music by Laurel Theater Rhythm Section & Nate
      7:00 – 7:30 pm  X-Team Lindy Hop Routine w/ Geoffrey & Jenna
      7:30 – 8:15 pm  Beginner Drop In – 6 Count Lindy w/ James & Aliceann
    • Sept 28 – Music by Nick & James
      7:00 – 7:30 pm  X-Team Lindy Hop Routine w/ Geoffrey & Jenna
      7:30 – 8:15 pm  Beginner Drop In – 6 Count Lindy w/ Jacob & Jenna

Dancing/Live Music around Knoxville:


Regional Events:

    • Swing In  Sept 2 – 5  Indianapolis, IN
      We’ve brought in some amazing instructors and we’ve got a weekend geared up to overhaul and overload your swing dance! The Boilermaker Jazz Band ft. Russ Wilson.  Instructors:  Andy Reid & Mia Halloran (New Orleans), Micharl ‘Dargoff’ Darigol & Brittany Johnson (Seattle), Gustav Jakobsson & Laia Puig (Spain), Jon Tigert (Nashville) & Mandy Hogan (IN), Dexter Santos & Shelby Pritt (IN)
    • I Heart Balboa  Sept 2 – 4  Richmond, VA
      Join us in lovely Richmond, Virginia over Labor Day weekend for our 2nd Annual I *Heart* Balboa dance weekend!  with live music by the Mint Julep Jazz Band.  Instructors:  Kate Hedin & David Rehm (Boston), Heather Ballew (Denver) & Javier Johnson (FL), Chelsea Lee & David Lee (DC), Jen Barnett
    • Classic City Swing  Sept 16 – 18  Athens, GA
      Classic City Swing will be back this fall, bigger and better than ever. 8 hours of classes, 5 dances, and incredible music – you want to be in Athens this September!  Music with Mint Julep Jazz Band.  Instructors:  Falty & Nina (Baltimore), Shauna Marble & Kyle James Hankins (CO), Jon Tigert & Jenna Applegarth (TN)
    • Dance St Lou Blue  Sept 23 – 25  St Louis, MO
      National Blues Museum visit discounts, live music, 3 tracks (with incredible instructors that you won’t want to miss), and countless hours of social dancing. Experience St. Louis charm as we Dance St. Lou Blue. Music with Sweetie & The Toothaches, Loot Rock Gang.  Instructors:  Joe Demers (Denver) & Mike Legenthal (Boston), Dan Repsch (Montreal) & Jenny Sowden (NY), Jeff Meyer and Sara Lapan (NY)
    • New Orleans Swing Dance Festival  Sept 30 – Oct 2  New Orleans, LA
      Dance workshops for all levels with your favorite New Orleans dancers AND a few of their friends from out of town, Live music in some of your dance classes, 10+ Hours of LIVE New Orleans Jazz, Swing, & Blues, Second line parade through the city,  Daytime dances with live music in the French Market, The New Orleans Vintage Fashion and Lifestyle Expo