YS&B is a community of dancers, organizers, teachers, and volunteers who get together to dance Lindy Hop, 6-count (East Coast), Charleston, Balboa, and the blues.

We welcome everyone who happens to be in New Haven for any period of time to come discover our community! We have the official support of Yale University, with use of beautiful facilities, but we include many dancers who are not otherwise affiliated with the university (in addition to those of us who are undergrads, grad students, post-docs, staff, and even faculty).

We are proud to be a gender-neutral dance community. Our classes treat men and women as equals and quicken the learning process by teaching everyone to lead and follow partnered movement. Everyone dances with everyone in our classes and at our dances, regardless of experience or ability, age, gender presentation, sexual orientation, race, religion, or any other aspect of identity.

Come join us. No partner, experience, or special shoes are required. And also invite us to join you--we are happy to bring music and instructors to your venue or community group to share our love of dancing. Just ask!

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Recent Meetups

  • 5 days ago · 9:00 PM

    Tuesday Bluesday

    2 Dancers

    Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/yaleswingandblues/ for updates.
  • April 17 · 8:30 PM

    Yale Swing & Blues Monthly Dance

    3 Dancers

    Some details still TBA, but there will be DJs and music and dancing. And while there's no late-night, the next night is Blues night at the Planetarium . Assorted notes:... Learn more
  • April 12 · 7:30 PM

    Practicum!

    2 Dancers

    FREE Weekly Practicum 7:30-10:30 p.m. Casual clothes and closed-toed shoes. Just dance, or get help working on moves and technique! Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups... Learn more
  • April 11 · 2:00 PM

    Intermediate Bootcamp (1/2)

    2 Dancers

    Intermediate Bootcamp is a two-day immersive swing and blues dance class. Come learn some more advanced techniques to bring to the social dance floor! This class is... Learn more
  • April 5 · 7:30 PM

    Practicum!

    2 Dancers

    FREE Weekly Practicum 7:30-10:30 p.m. Casual clothes and closed-toed shoes. Just dance, or get help working on moves and technique! Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups... Learn more
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  • Grace founded Yale Swing & Blues

    on February 21

 

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

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