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!
October 4th – DJ’d Dancing – $10
Do you have a favorite song? Just jump on stage and let our DJs know what you want to hear.
October 11th – The Juniper Jazz Band – $12
The Juniper Jazz Band has been making waves in the Bay Area swing dancing scene for a little while now and we’re excited to bring them to Midtown Stomp to play!
October 18th – 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.
October 25th – The Harley White Jr. Orchestra – $12
We’re excited to welcome the Harley White Jazz Orchestra back to the 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.
November 1st – Halloween Party & Costume Contest – $10
Ghouls, Ghost, and Goblins lend me your ears! Wait no, not your actual ears! Ok, let’s try this again.
Halloween is almost here and that means it’s time to put on your best costume and dance the night away at Midtown Stomp! Midtown Stomp’s Halloween Costume Party is one of those nights you can’t miss! With contest winners from the past such as “The Battleship”, “Adam” (without Eve), and “The Mad Hatter” you too can be immortalized in Midtown Stomp history books! We’ll have DJ’d dancing and about 10:15 we’ll take a break to give those that want to (usually almost everybody does) a chance to parade across the floor and show off their amazing costumes and sometimes awesome (or silly) acting ability. Of course, you don’t have to wear a costume, but we promise it’s more fun if you do.
November 8th – 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/.
November 15th – DJ’d Dancing – $10
We have an awesome venue, we have awesome DJs, now all we need is your awesome self to make the night complete!
November 22nd – The Smart Fellers – $12
The Smart Fellers is a Northern California based swing band having the distinction of being one of very few bands to have had their first show in an elevator. The Smart Fellers are all expert musicians and play music as their primary livelihood. They have performed at the Napa Town and Country Fair, Napa Porchfest, La Condesa Restaurant in Saint Helena, and innumerable public and private shows. In May 2013 they were honored to be selected to play at the BottleRock music festival. The Smart Fellers make it their mission to play jazz that’s tailored for dancing, enjoying and just plain having fun.
November 29th – Dance Your Turkey Off – DJ’d Dancing – $10
Let’s face it we’re all going to chow down on some awesome Thanksgiving food this week and our clothes are going to fit a little tighter. To help remedy that we’re hosting our annual “Dance Your Turkey Off” party! To make things more comfortable we encourage you to come out in your PJs or whatever comfy clothes you want! Don’t miss this fun event!
December 6th – DJ’d Dancing – $10
Get out onto the floor as our DJ’s give you the best Swing music!
December 13th – The Cocuzzi Courtet – $12
The Cocuzzi Courtet will be returning to the stage on December 13th. John Cocuzzi has been playing the Midtown Stomp stage since our days at the YWCA years ago when he took the stage with the Fulton Street Jazz Band. He’s also pounded the 88s with Stompy Jones and has traveled the world playing early jazz and swing music. The band also includes Kristy Cocuzzi on sax. She is simply awesome on the saxophone, has played with Big Tiny Little and toured the country playing with some incredible names in jazz!
December 20th – DJ’d Dancing – $10
Sacramento’s best swing DJ’s will play your favorite dancing tunes all night!
December 27th – The Alpha Rhythm Kings – $12
Get ready for an unforgettable night of fun and dancing with the Alpha Rhythm Kings! Drawing influence from swing greats like Louis Prima and Harry James as well as the band’s extensive knowledge of Boogie-Woogie, the Alpha Rhythm Kings are going to swing the night away!
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