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!

Upcoming Dances

 

January 3rd – DJ’d Dancing – $10

Do you have a favorite song? Just jump on stage and let our DJs know what you want to hear.

January 10th – 15th Anniversary with Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five featuring Hilary Alexander – $20

We’re celebrating 15 years of dancing on January 10th and we want you to be a part of the fun. That’s right YOU! You are what makes Midtown Stomp the awesome that venue that it is. Without out you, we wouldn’t have been to have all these amazing dances. Without you, we wouldn’t have been able to hire all of the amazing bands. Without you, we wouldn’t have been able to bring Frankie Manning back to Sacramento.

To celebrate we’re bringing Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five featuring Hillary Alexander for an epic night of dancing. These amazing musicians have traveled the world playing for dancers and they are one of the most in-demand bands in our scene.

Save $2 and purchase your tickets in advance!

January 17th – 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.

January 24th – The SwingMasters 17-piece Big Band – $12

Back in swing dancing’s heyday all of the bands playing for dancers were big bands. Today it’s hard to find a true big band playing as a single unit. Luckily, in Sacramento, we have the SwingMasters. 17 pieces of swinging goodness ready to swing you out, in, and in any direction you want. If you’ve never danced to a full, live big band you don’t want to miss this night!

January 31st – DJ’d Dancing – $10

Get out onto the floor as our DJ’s give you the best Swing music!

February 7th – The Crescent Katz – $12

The Crescent Katz are coming back to the Midtown Stomp stage! It’s the 20s again and this is the perfect band to bring you the crazy rhythms of the roaring 20s. These cats swing it hard with an amazing lineup of crazy musicians that bring the fun. Plus they have washboard! Who doesn’t love a good washboard song!?!

February 14th – Valentine’s Day w/The Harley White Jr. Orchestra – $12

We’re bringing the Harley White Jazz Orchestra to the stage on February 14th! We’re very excited to have this great local Sacramento band back and swinging on our stage. Harley is a staple of the Sacramento Jazz, Blues, and Funk scenes and if you’ve seen live music in this town you’ve probably heard him play. With the perfect mix of Duke Ellington and Count Basie’s sound and incredibly talented players, this is sure to be a great night of dancing

Save $2 and purchase your tickets in advance.

February 21st – DJ’d Dancing – $10

Sacramento’s best swing DJ’s will play your favorite dancing tunes all night!

February 28th – DJ’d Dancing – $10

Do you have a favorite song? Just jump on stage and let our DJs know what you want to hear.

March 6th – 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.

March 13th – The Twilight Drifters – $12

The Twilight Drifters might only be a trio but the sound they put out is anything but small! Check out their bio and then dance up a storm when they take our stage!

The Twilight Drifters are a rockabilly and roots rock ‘n roll trio based in Northern California. Described as an ”American roots music sensation”, the Twilight Drifters draw upon such artists as Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Bill Doggett, Big Joe Turner, Bob Wills, and Elvis Presley, channeling sounds of the 1950s into a mix of re-made classic and original songs. Performing danceable tunes spanning genres of rock ‘n roll, honky-tonk, western swing, rockabilly, and west coast blues, the Twilight Drifters offer a compelling musical experience that entertains, moves, and captivates audiences. The band’s second CD, ‘Paint and Primer’, recorded and produced by Deke Dickerson at Ecco-Fonic Studio, is now available at https://twilightdrifters.bandcamp.com/.

Save $2 and purchase your tickets in advance.

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

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