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!
July 13th – Hot City – $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!
July 20th – DJ’d Dancing – $10
Our DJs will be playing your favorite swing dancing music for you to dance to!
July 27th – Teagarden Camp Counselor Collective – $12
You’ve heard most of these swinging musicians on our stage before with various bands. Now they’re coming together with a few out of town friends to reminisce about the summers they spent together at Jazz Camp and play some amazing music for you.
August 3rd – DJ’d Dancing – $10
We know you want to dance and our DJs will be spinning the best Swing music so you can dance all night long!
August 10th – Harley White Jr. Orchestra – $12
Midtown Stomp welcomes the Harley White Jazz Orchestra to the stage on August 10th! 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.
August 17th – DJ’d Dancing – $10
It’s the weekend, start it off the right way by dancing!
August 24th – The Smart Fellers – $12
The Smart Fellers are 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.
August 31st – 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