Montreal Links


Cat's Corner: Montreal's home of Lindy Hop
McGill Swing Kids: Club des swing kids de l'Université McGill
Studio 88 Swing: Montreal's most versatile swing dance school
Swing Express: École de danse swing
Groupe de Divertissement Swinging Air Force: Montreal's unique corporate events company run by 2007 and 2008 Canadian and American Swing Dance champions All the venues (address, date, time, cover, etc.) where you can go partner dancing in Montrael. Updated daily!

Chock Full'O Links the rising "Canadian Yehoodi", is all about swing in Canada.
National and New England Swing Dance Server: with a calendar of events in the United States, also has a directory of national and local swing dance teachers, band recommendations, competition results and discussion forums.
SavoyStyle - Archives of Early Lindy Hop: archive of the original Lindy Hop at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem in the 1930's. With lists of films containing Lindy Hop, gossip about dancers.
Swingin' Hepcats: Swing Stuff: Videos, CDs, Pants, Ts, Books, WWII Posters and Documentaries, and more...
U.S. Swing Dance Server: the most comprehensive (albeit plain) site about swing dancing in the States. BACK ONLINE!
Yehoodi!: One of the craziest swing-related message board out there, Yehoodi is New-York based, but has regulars from as far as Singapore... Check it out! Want to download instructional dance video clips from your favorite teachers? Each video clip will teach you one dance move, concept, or styling. Clips start at $.99 each. Lindy Hop, Balboa, Bal-Swing, Hip Hop, Vernacular Jazz, Charleston and more! Clips for both leads and follows. We are adding clips and instructors daily, so come check us out!


Get Otta' Town!

Canadian Swing: West Coast Swing instructors Myles Munroe and Tessa Cunningham
Dancing Dance: Everything Dancing, from Academy Of Dance to You Think You Can Dance.

Goodnight Sweetheart:large event in the UK, tends to sell-out often and early.

Jive Swing: Joseph and Trisha Sewell, well-known swing dance couple from the United Kingdom!
Canadian Swing: Myles Munroe and Tessa Cunninghamp West-Coast Swing Champions from Vancouver.

Have to Dance: another Boston swing guide, this one has good descriptions of all the places that teach in the Greater Boston area, plus a calendar of events, workshops and a weekly newsletter.
JitterBuzz: Everything about retro-lifestyle and swing dancing in Washington, DC

Swing Dynamite - Swing Dancing in Ottawa Swinging Air Force alumni Byron Alley's explosive dance studio in Ottawa with top notch swing dance instruction. Miss Wolff offers up classes, style advice, photos, music clips and links for the rock'n'roll and rockabilly set.
OSAKA swing dancing: OSAKA's mecca of swing dancing, also organizes the OSAKA SWING FESTIVAL
Port-O-Swing: Le studio de danse swing de la ville de Québec.
River City Swing Dance Club: swing has finally come to Saskatchewan!
SF Lindy List: list of all things swing going on in San Francisco.
Southern California Lindy Society: comprehensive weekly event calendar and club listing for the Los Angeles area, etiquette, fashion, books, movies, etc.
Swing Dance Calgary: resource center for Swing and Lindy Hop in the Calgary area.
Swing Time UK: a resource for the UK Lindy Hop community.
SwingOttawa: the nation's capital swing site!
Sydney Swing Katz: THE reference for swing in Sydney, Australia: an essential for the travelling swinger.
Tokyo Swing Dance Society: Everything about the Lindy Hop in Tokyo
Swing-Outta-Town: Jody Glanzer's comprehensive list of everything Lindy Hop in Toronto. Not to be missed if you're in T.O.!

Toronto Swing Dance Society: This site has the schedule for events, classes and workshops hosted by the TSDS.

TotalSwing: guide to swing dancing in the Boston area. Lots o' links to bands, both American and international, and articles about swing.

Univ. of Manitoba Swing Dance Club: Swing kids in Winnipeg!
Upper Valley Swing Dance Network: promotes swing and ballroom dance throughout Vermont and New Hampshire
Vancouver Swing: calendrier d'vénements mis-à-jour pour Vancouver, C.-B.
Vermont Swings
: Activités swing dans l'État du Vermont et particulièrement de Burlington.
Yehoodi!: ''The Website for the Hardcore Hepcat Swinger'' is another cool NYC site with complete calendar listings and a great bulletin board boasting international participation!

Zone Swing de Sherbrooke: Danse and learn swing in Sherbrooke (Qc)



Events and Competitions

The Canadian Swing Championships . The biggest event of it's kind in Canada and is held on an annual basis in Montreal, holds the worldwide record for most teams in a team competition (17). It is also likely to be the biggest PARTY event in North America

Swing l'été Outdoor swing dancing event in Montreal: FREE admission! Introduction course, intermediate course, and show: FREE! Over 400 attendants per event. Satisfaction guaranteed or you get your money back!

American Lindy Hop Championships: Held every October in Stamford, Connecticut.
Camp Hollywood: the best Hollywood Style Lindy Hop camp around! Held in Los Angeles and features the Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra and other great bands.
Hop to the Beat: dance studio based in Boston, HTTB runs a great Lindy camp every summer and workshops throughout the year with world-renowned instructors.
Lindy Exchange: growing movement of Lindy Hop exchanges around the U.S., where local Lindy Hoppers invite out-of-towners for a weekend of dancing, socializing and fun!
Swing Out New Hampshire: Lindy camp held Labour Day weekend with world-famous instructors Steven Mitchell and Paul Overton & Sharon Ashe. Short drive from Montreal!

Life in the Retro Lane

Atomic: A fab mag, Atomic is sure to please all fans of retro/swing culture.
Fifties Boulevard: your guide to the material culture of the 50's. Interior decorating, TV, cars, fashion, music and food are all covered here.
Vik Trola's Lounge of Self-Indulgence: guide to all things swank, from cocktails, bands, books, and a Martin Denny zone for the bachelor in all of us. Vik hosts a radio show too. Very money. Vik also hosts the Space Age Bachelor Pad Music site.