Swing Dancing Every Friday Night
Only $10 on DJ Nights and $12 – $15 on Live Band Night for Lesson and Dancing
Friday is the night for swing dancing in Sacramento! Held in our beautiful dance studio the Spotlight Ballroom. Each week people of all ages and walks of life dance the night away to best Swing, Jazz, and Blues music in Sacramento. You’ll even catch live music once or twice a month ($12 – $15 cover charge depending on the band) featuring the bands from around the world.
Some of the musicians in the bands we bring in have played with such legends as Keely Smith, Etta James, Chick Corea, John Lee Hooker Jr., Charles Brown, and many more. Our DJ nights ($10 cover charge) feature a wide variety of music that includes something for everyone. Song requests are always welcome, just talk to our DJ!
You never need a partner because our dances are extremely social and you’re sure to make great friends at Midtown Stomp. The dance runs from 9:00 pm to 12:00 am and there is an introductory lesson at 8:00 pm which is included with your cover charge. We also offer Group Swing Dance Classes for those who want to take their dancing to another level. Come out and join us every Friday night!
December 21st – Ugly Sweater Party with the Au Brothers – $12
The holiday season is in full swing (pun intended) and it’s time to celebrate! So grab that ugly sweater you got as a gift from your sweet Aunt Mildred, toss it on, and come out dancing! Oh, you think that sweater is too ugly to wear in public? That’s ok, you won’t be alone! The uglier the better!
Taking the stage this evening is the Au Brother’s Jazz Band. The Au’s are an amazing family. We’d venture to call them the first family of Sacramento Swing music. Often you get to hear Brandon and Justin play with various bands that take our stage as well as their own band the West End Stompers. Less often do we get to hear oldest brother Gordon on our stage as he lives in New York City playing music for lucky locals and tourists. He’s also a regular on the bandstand at East Coast swing dancing events. When Gordon is in town we get the Au Brother’s Jazz Band which is simply a magical night.
December 28th – DJ’d Dancing – $10
It’s the last Friday night of 2018! How about we do a little dancing?
January 4th – DJ’d Dancing – $10
Let’s start 2019 off the right way. Come on out and dance to the swinging tunes our DJs play!
January 11th – 14th Anniversary Party w/Stompy Jones- $15
We’re turning 14 and we’re bringing back Stompy Jones to help us celebrate! We have had an incredible time hosting Dances and spreading the love of swing dancing. It has grown larger than we could have ever dream. So we want to celebrate!
For those of you who don’t know, though we’re sure you’ve heard, Stompy Jones was the very first band to ever take the Midtown Stomp stage. It was just the 4th dance we had hosted The response to live music at a dance-centric venue was incredible and gave us the confidence to go out and find more live music!
January 18th – Hot City Live – $12
A few years ago Hot City quickly became one of our favorite bands to dance to. Zack Sapurnor’s amazing repertoire of music will delight you. Using top-notch musicians and an amazingly fun songbook, this band is swinging hard. Even when they play slow they’ll make you want to get out on the dance floor and boogie!
January 25th – DJ’d Dancing – $10
We love live music but sometimes a good old DJ night can make for an incredible night. Our DJ’s will spin your favorite Swing, Jazz, and Jump Blues for your dancing pleasure. Your requests are always welcome so just ask your friendly DJ for the songs that you love to swing dance to.
Why Choose Us?
- Meet new people in a fun, social atmosphere
- One of the biggest swing dances on the West Coast
- Get started today with a free half hour introductory private lesson
- Opportunities to compete and perform with our swing dance team
- Sacramento's only venue with regular live swing music and dancing
- Enjoy our beautiful dance hall with one of the best dance floors in town
- Amazing instructors who are sure to make you feel comfortable dancing
- No partner needed! But if you have one, all of our lessons are great for you and a partner