Swing Dance venues in the Bay Area


Lindy in the Park
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA

Sunday Night Swing
200 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610


Swing Central
Forester's Hall
1204 Middlefield Rd
Redwood City, CA 94063

Tuesday Night Jum2424 Mariposa St
San Francisco, CA 94110


Cat's Corner
2937 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

Dancer's Den
2315 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Wednesday Night Hop
1160 N. Fair Oaks Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94089


920 Special
2460 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

200 Grand
200 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610


Ashkenaz (check website)
1317 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, CA 94703

Friday Night Swing
1500 16th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

Ellington Hall
3535 Industrial Dr, Ste B4
Santa Rosa, CA 95403


Lindy on Sproul
UC Berkeley's Sproul Plaza
near Telegraph Ave at Bancroft Way

Jitterbug Jump
Metronome Ballroom
(3rd & 4th Sat)
1830 17th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103


About the NCLS

The Northern California Lindy Society was founded by a small group of dedicated Lindy Hoppers in February, 1994, and officially became a non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation in 1997.

The NCLS mission statement:

To preserve and promote the original American dance form known as the Lindy Hop, to educate the public about the music and dances that relate to Lindy and to develop a flourishing local Lindy Hop community that is friendly to all.


The NCLS is completely run by volunteers, from people who donate time and effort to be Board members to members who donate time and effort for specific events or projects. All are avid swing dancers.

Through the efforts of these dedicated dancers, the NCLS has produced scores of events to enhance and promote the dance community in the greater Bay Area:

During the mid to late 1990's, the NCLS supported a comprehensive website which featured a calendar of Lindy events, Lindy Hop teachers, reviews of swing bands, Lindy venues, definitions of Lindy Hop steps, and links to other swing related websites. Today, the Bay Area is replete with quality instructors and numerous dance venues (see the left column), as well as websites devoted to calendar and discussion.

In the beginning, the NCLS organized monthly Lindy dances, supported a local Lindy performance troupe and provided a weekly practice session as well as classes and lectures on the history of swing dancing and swing music.

Today, with the existence of an established network of professional instructors and dance venues, the NCLS works on outreach, educating the public, participating in local exhibitions, as well as working with local instructors each year in our annual Frankie Manning workshops.

Our goal at each Frankie Manning Workshop is to introduce the dance legend to the next generation of swing dancers.

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The NCLS website was designed and programmed by Dave Wong, based off of an idea by Justin Kai. Mr. Kai provided the new logo design.



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