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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

August 2nd
Jazz Kitchen
When: 7pm – 10pm
Where: Jazz Kitchen, 5377 N College Ave. Indianapolis, IN
Cost: $10
Located just south of Broad Ripple Village, The Jazz Kitchen offers an intimate dance floor, great food and swinging sounds.
August 4th
Monthly Swing Lessons
Level 1 | Level 2 | Level 3
When: 7pm – 8pm
Where: The Grove Haus and Emmaus Lutheran Church
Cost:
Pre-Reg: $45
Pre-Reg w/ membership: $38
At the door: $50
At the door w/ membership: $43
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.
August 5th
B-Side Spin
When: 9pm – 12am
Where: Windfall Dance Studio, 1101 North Dunn St., Bloomington, IN
Cost: $5
Enjoy three hours of swing tunes from some of the best DJs in the area and dance with your swing friends at IU Bloomington!
August 11th
Monthly Swing Lessons
Level 1 | Level 2 | Level 3
When: 7pm – 8pm
Where: The Grove Haus and Emmaus Lutheran Church
Cost:
Pre-Reg: $45
Pre-Reg w/ membership: $38
At the door: $50
At the door w/ membership: $43
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.
August 12th
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.
August 16th
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!
August 18th
Monthly Swing Lessons
Level 1 | Level 2 | Level 3
When: 7pm – 8pm
Where: The Grove Haus and Emmaus Lutheran Church
Cost:
Pre-Reg: $45
Pre-Reg w/ membership: $38
At the door: $50
At the door w/ membership: $43
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.
August 25th
Monthly Swing Lessons
Level 1 | Level 2 | Level 3
When: 7pm – 8pm
Where: The Grove Haus and Emmaus Lutheran Church
Cost:
Pre-Reg: $45
Pre-Reg w/ membership: $38
At the door: $50
At the door w/ membership: $43
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.
August 26th
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.

Download an iCal version of our calendar: Naptown Stomp: Local Events | Naptown Stomp: Out of Town Events

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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Lindy Musings

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Voices of our Students: Favorite Musicality Videos

This month our Level 3 class topic is Musicality. The instructors gave their students some homework to help encourage the class to think about the different ways lindy hoppers are musical in their dancing. It was meant to provide inspiration, and also awareness of recordings we may not be familiar with. Here was the assignment […]

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History of Naptown Stomp

How Naptown Stomp Began 1998: It was the time of the Swing Revival. The Gap was promoting their pants in their commercial “Khakis swing”. Cherry Poppin’ Daddies had “Zoot Suit Riot” on the radio, and The Brian Setzer Orchestra had “Jump, Jive, an’ Wail.” And people were enjoying the new sounds of Big Bad Voodoo […]

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Welcome to Lindy Musings!

This is the place where Naptown Stomp members, regular attendees, and friends can write about their favorite dance videos, comment on songs and dancing styles, and write about experiences great and small in their dancing lives. The idea for this blog came from a great suggestion on a class evaluation where a student wanted more experienced dancers […]

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Sweet Meg and the Wayfarers at Melody Inn

Sweet Meg and the Wayfarers from NYC will be at the Melody Inn  August 22nd.  Come join Naptown Stomp enjoy a night of some swinging tunes.  Doors open at 8:00pm, cover is $8.  Learn more about Sweet Meg and the Wayfarers on their website.

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Indianapolis, IN 46206

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