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 5th – The Cocuzzi Courtet – $12
The Cocuzzi Courtet will be returning to the stage on Octobe5th. 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!
October 12th – 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 19th – The West End Stompers – $12
The West End Stompers are back! Ok, so they really never went anywhere but they’re back on our schedule and we’re excited. When we had to choose a band to play for our first night at our studio Spotlight Ballroom we went right to brother’s Justin and Brandon Au to put together a group of amazing local musicians who can swing their behinds off! The West End Stompers have the ability to mix well-known swing tunes with obscure gems to keep the night fresh and fun.
October 26th – DJ’d Dancing – $10
Our DJs will be playing your favorite swing dancing music for you to dance to!
November 2nd – The Tropicali Flames and Halloween Costume Contest – $12
Ghouls, Ghost, and Goblins lend me your ears! Wait no, not your actual ears! Ok, let’s try this again.
Halloween is 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.
But that’s not all! Zack Sapunor is bringing his band the Tropicali Flames to the Midtown Stomp for their debut! You know Zack as the band leader of the awesome Hot City Jazz Band but you might not know that Zack is a man of many musical stylings and the Tropicali Flames will bring you the best of the Jump Blues that will have you swinging and jumping the entire night through!
November 9th – 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!
November 16th – DJ’d Dancing – $10
It’s the weekend, start it off the right way by dancing!
November 23rd – Dance Your Turkey Off with the Alpha Rhythm Kings – $15
The Alpha Rhythm Kings return to Sacramento!
Led by former Stompy Jones trumpeter Rob Dehlinger the Alpha Rhythm Kings are taking the music world by storm! Drawing influence from swing greats like Louis Prima and Harry James as well as the bands extensive knowledge of Boogie Woogie, the Alpha Rhythm Kings are ready to rock and 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