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About Us

Founded in 2001, Naptown Stomp Lindy Hop Society is a non-profit organization devoted to teaching and spreading enthusiasm for vintage swing dances, Lindy Hop being the primary form.

Naptown Stomp is the only organization in Indianapolis that teaches vintage swing dances as they are socially danced in the worldwide swing dance community today. If you’ve ever taken swing dance lessons through a ballroom studio, you will find the material taught at Naptown Stomp lessons is quite different. As many ballroom studios adopted a standardized curriculum, much of the original flavor of swing dance was lost in favor of having system that blended well with ballroom traditions. We dance to the swingin’ big band sounds that the originators of Lindy jumped and jived to in Harlem’s Savoy Ballroom of the late 1920s and 1930s.

Naptown Stomp is organized by elected officers who volunteer their time to actively spread interest in vintage swing dances through club activities, lessons, and other forms of outreach. Since the first lessons back in 2001, Naptown Stomp has grown and continued to see excitement about vintage swing dancing spread throughout Indianapolis and the nearby swing dance communities.

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Testimonials

  • I was able to learn a lot of new material, I found all of the material taught to be interesting. The instructors were available and happy to help with questions during the lessons and afterwards at the dance. I usually hesitate to ask instructors questions outside of class, but they seemed to encourage it!

  • As a complete beginner, your insight on the more technical aspects of the dance was absolutely invaluable. You made all the difference between feeling like I might be doing something wrong and having a good idea of what I should be doing…Barbie arms!!! 🙂

Lessons & Events

What We Do

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Upcoming Events

Calendar

November 3rd
Monthly Swing Lessons
Level 1 | Level 2 | Level 3
When: 7pm – 8pm
Where: The Grove Haus and Emmaus Lutheran Church
Cost:
Pre-Reg: $34
Pre-Reg w/ membership: $29
At the door: $38
At the door w/ membership: $33
This 4-week lesson series offers everything you need to know to get started swing dancing!

Stomping Grounds Open Dance

When: 8pm – 10pm
Where: The Grove Haus, 1001 Hosbrook St., Indianapolis, IN
Cost: $5($3 for members)
A great opportunity for you try out what you’ve just learned at lessons and meet all of Indy’s favorite dancers.
November 10th
Monthly Swing Lessons
Level 1 | Level 2 | Level 3
When: 7pm – 8pm
Where: The Grove Haus and Emmaus Lutheran Church
Cost:
Pre-Reg: $34
Pre-Reg w/ membership: $29
At the door: $38
At the door w/ membership: $33
This 4-week lesson series offers everything you need to know to get started swing dancing!

Stomping Grounds Open Dance

When: 8pm – 10pm
Where: The Grove Haus, 1001 Hosbrook St., Indianapolis, IN
Cost: $5($3 for members)
A great opportunity for you try out what you’ve just learned at lessons and meet all of Indy’s favorite dancers.
November 11th
Fountain Square Theatre
When: 7:30pm – 11:30pm
Where: Fountain Square Theatre, 1105 Prospect St., Indianapolis, IN
Cost: $12 lesson & dance, $10 dance only
Beginner East Coast Lesson @ 7:30. For those of you who have never danced before, but are interested in “wetting your feet” as they say, this is a great opportunity to do so.
November 15th
The Red Room
When: 7pm
Where: The Red Room, 6335 Guilford Avenue, Indianapolis, IN
Cost: $5
Every third Tuesday, The Red Room and Naptown Stomp hosts a swingin’ party! Doors open at 7:00 for drinks and food, a free beginner lesson at 8:30. At 9 our awesome DJs hit the decks. Tuesday nights are not a night to miss! Must be 21 to enter!
November 17th
Monthly Swing Lessons
Level 1 | Level 2 | Level 3
When: 7pm – 8pm
Where: The Grove Haus and Emmaus Lutheran Church
Cost:
Pre-Reg: $34
Pre-Reg w/ membership: $29
At the door: $38
At the door w/ membership: $33
This 4-week lesson series offers everything you need to know to get started swing dancing!

Stomping Grounds Open Dance

When: 8pm – 10pm
Where: The Grove Haus, 1001 Hosbrook St., Indianapolis, IN
Cost: $5($3 for members)
A great opportunity for you try out what you’ve just learned at lessons and meet all of Indy’s favorite dancers.
November 24th
NO LESSONS!

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Even more dancing

Looking to dance a little bit farther away? Naptown Stomp officially endorses the SwingPlanIt calendar as the resource for regional, national, and international event listings. Visit SwingPlanIt to find more dances and events.

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A BEGINNER’S REFLECTIONS #3 BY MATTHEW HIRT

Introduction: Matthew Hirt is new, both to swing dancing and Naptown Stomp. He took the Level 1 Intro class during August, and wrote some thoughts after each class. Those thoughts have been turned into a four part series called A Beginner’s Reflections. People often seem to invoke the law of unintended consequences only when the […]

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A Beginner’s Reflections #2 by Matthew Hirt

Introduction: Matthew Hirt is new, both to swing dancing and Naptown Stomp. He took the Level 1 Intro class during August, and wrote some thoughts after each class. Those thoughts have been turned into a four part series call A Beginner’s Reflections.   One of the biggest struggles for couples is communication. I should add […]

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A Beginner’s Reflections #1 by Matthew Hirt

Introduction: Matthew Hirt is new, both to swing dancing and Naptown Stomp. He took the Level 1 Intro class during August, and wrote some thoughts after each class. Those thoughts have been turned into a four part series call A Beginner’s Reflections. My first encounter with swing music and dance occurred almost 20 years ago […]

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The Dianna Davis Gypsy Jazz Trio at the Broken Beaker

When: Wednesday, September 28 at 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Where: Broken Beaker Distillery, 643 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 Come join local the gypsy jazz muscians of the Dianna Davis Trio for a night of live music and dancing, while enjoying the innovative menu at the Broken Beaker Distillery in the heart of the […]

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