This page focuses primarily on websites, dance studios, teachers, and businesses in

Minnesota


Clubs and Organizations

Minnesota West Coast Swing Dance Club
P.O. Box 2343, St. Paul, MN 55102. 651-731-9768 or 651-774-5516. Dances on the 2nd and 4th Fridays. Weekly lessons.

Twin Cities Rebels Swing Dance Club
P.O. Box 385732, Bloomington, MN 55438. Hotline: 612-941-0906. For more information, write to info@tcrebels.com.

Southern Minnesota chapter of USABDA
They dance at the Eagles Club, 409 1st Avenue SW in Rochester on the first Friday of every month.

Tapestry Folkdance Center
Minneapolis. A non-profit group offering dancing in Contra dance, International Folkdance, Nordic dancing, Salsa, Tango, Waltz, Scandinavian, and Cajun. For more information, contact Cristina.

Linden Hills Dancing Club
Lake Harriet United Methodist Church, 4901 Chowen Avenue South, Menneapolis. Since its beginning in 1914, Linden Hills Dancing Club has offered a fun, supportive atmosphere; the perfect dancing club for both beginner and seasoned dancers. For more information, contact them at membership@lindenhillsdancingclub.org.


General Information:

When I was travelling to Minneapolis every week for business, I would make a point to eat at the Twin City Grill (or Diner) at the Mall of America in Bloomington. They play swing music there all the time and it was a nice diner. Is it still there?

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Places to Go Dancing

Lee's Liquor Lounge
101 Glenwood Avenue, Minneapolis. 612-338-9491. No cover. Wednesday: swing lesson before the band comes out.

Mediterranean Cruise Cafe
12500 Nicollet Avenue, Burnsville. 952-641-6222. Dancing and live music every Friday at 10:00 pm.
The email I got said to mention that you saw this on Facebook to get $5 off the cover charge.

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Wabasha Street Caves
215 Wabasha Street South, St. Paul. 651-224-1191. Big Band Night every Thursday with live music.



Teachers and Dance Studios

TC Swing
Information on dance classes and videos by Cindy Geiger and Terry Gardner, as well as a variety of dance venue information on places near Minneapolis. For more information, write to swingtime@black-hole.com.

TC Swingin' Hepcats
A variety of dance services. Wendy Jo Gertjejanssen and Roger Becker teach Lindy Hop in the Twin Cities and also sell lindy-related products including t-shirts, videos, CD's as well as tailored and vintage suits. For more information, call Wendy at 651-714-9644 (1-877-TO-LINDY if long-distance) or write to 2453 Pond Avenue, Maplewood, MN 55119, or just send email to jo@swinginhepcats.com.

Dancers Studio
1508 University Avenue West (corner of St. Anthony & Pascal), St Paul. 651-641-0777. Private lessons, group classes and a weekly Thursday Night Dance Party open to all.

Cinema Ballroom
1560 St. Clair Avenue, St. Paul. Dance instruction in numerous styles of dance including Ballroom, Lindy Hop, Latin, and West Coast Swing. Weekends include various dance events including Tango Milonga, Ballroom Spin, and other dance events. For more information, contact info@cinemaballroom.com at 651-699-5910.

E.R.V. Dance Studios
816 Main Street, Hopkins. Ballroom and latin dance instruction. For more information, contact studio at 952-303-3339.

Note: The information on this page is provided mostly by the local venues, bands, and dancers. This webpage is part of a larger website run by someone who is focused on swing dancing in Boston, Massachusetts and this page is provided as a convenience to readers who might be interested in looking for possible dance venues in Minnesota. However, I do not live there and can't personally confirm every venue and their events. With that in mind, I suggest calling up the dance venues to confirm their dance events. Please write to dancenet@havetodance.com with any new information that you'd like to share. Review this website's publishing policies and information format guidelines before sending any information in.

Rendezvous Ballroom
2524 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis. Instruction in Salsa, Merengue, jitterbug forms, Ballroom, Disco, Argentine Tango, Flamenco, Dance Aerobics.

On Your Toes
St. Louis Park. 952-928-7803

Let's Dance
2540 Park Avenue South, Minneapolis. 612-703-8040. Instruction in Ballroom, Latin, and Swing dance. Bi-weekly practice parties.

American Classic Ballroom
550 Market Street, Chanhassen. 952-934-0900. They offer group classes and private lessons in all styles of ballroom and latin dancing both competitive and social.



Music



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Businesses

TC Swingin' Hepcats

For Feet First
Dance shoes out of St. Paul. Quality dance shoes and accessories featuring Elegance dance shoes and Bleyer swing dance shoes. This is a dancer-owned and operated business. Call for advice on the best shoes for you. For more information or an appointment, contact Debby Filler at 651-642-9636.
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Other Dance

Dakota Grand Squares
(square dancing club) holds dances at the Thompson Heights School in South St. Paul. For more information on dances and/or lessons, please write to Art Janota.



Last updated February 28, 2012

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