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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

July 1st
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!
July 5th
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.
July 7th
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.
July 8th
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.
July 14th
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.
July 19th
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!
July 21st
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.
July 22nd
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.
July 28th
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.

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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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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Special Note about July Lessons

Special Note about July Lessons Like last month, we are asking that registrants for levels 2 and 3 bring their confirmation email with them (electronically via smartphones is fine). We also will be having alternative locations for the first week only. Levels ONE (1) and TWO (2) will be held at Emmaus. Level THREE (3) […]

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June Workshop – St. Louis Shag

June Workshop – St. Louis Shag Come out to the Athenaeum June 25th and take lessons with Kerry and Dave on St. Louis Shag! There will be two hours in the morning to cover fundamentals and essential vocabulary (swing dance experience required, but no St. Louis Shag experience required) and two additional hours of intermediate […]

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