Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota~

Welcome to Minneapolis and Saint Paul, the Twin Cities! Here you can find all the locations and times throughout a general week/month for swing dances across the cities!

Key:

~= I have visited said state and have visited a location!

* = Smaller sized venue, great for Balboa and couples dancing! Dedicated space for dancing may vary.

**= Medium sized venue, great for medium groups of friends and dancers! Dedicated space for dance available.

***= Larger sized venue, great for a community dance and larger events!

Dance styles offered: Lindy Hop, Aerials, Blues

  • Monday:
    • *Rhythm Junction at Four Seasons Dance Studio, [1637 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota]. Dj’ed dance from 8pm-11pm.
    • *Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que in Calhoun Square, Uptown Minneapolis [3001 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408]. {Note – There are several Famous Dave’s locations in the Twin cities, but this is the only one that has swing dancing. Also while they sometimes book popular Swing Bands to play other nights, Monday nights are the only time they clear tables to make a dance floor.} Dancing from 7pm-9pm, no cover admission.
  • Tuesday:
    • No information as of yet!
  • Wednesday:
    • **Lee’s Liquor Lounge, [101 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403]. Lessons ($5) start at 7pm-8pm, Live band and Social dance from 8pm-Midnight. Cover is $5 – $15 depending on the band playing. 21+ only venue as it’s a working bar. (Offers East Coast)
  • Friday:
    • *Rhythm Junction at Four Seasons Dance Studio, [1637 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota]. (Every 3rd Friday of Each Month) Live Band 8pm-12am ($12)
    • *Rhythm Royale @ the Triune Masonic Temple, [1898 Iglehart Ave, St Paul, MN 55104]. (Every 3rd Friday of Each Month) Dancing from 9pm-Midnight ($12). {Note: This is a new swing dance venue as of Sept 2018. Will be a reoccurring monthly venue, the 3rd Friday of every month.}
  • Saturday:
    • ***TCSwing, (First Saturday of Each Month) [301 Main St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413]. $10to get in, $8 for students. Lessons start at 7:30pm and go til 8:30pm, Live Band and Social Dancing from 8:30pm-12:30am. (Offers Lindy Hop and Aerials)

Additional Sources:

TCSwing Website

Social Swing Outings

Rhythm Junction

Rhythm Junction Facebook

Lees Liquor Lounge

Aster Cafe

The Wabasha Street Caves

If You’re looking for more lessons rather than social dance, check below for local dance studios:

Uptown Swing (Offers Lindy Hop)

TCSwing (Offers Lindy Hop, Aerials)

Four Seasons Dance Studio (Offers Swing, Ballroom, Latin, Wedding)

~Visit Date: September 27, 2018

Cover Photo by Sean Costas, November 5, 2018

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