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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

January 5th
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.
January 12th
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.
January 13th
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.
January 19th
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.
January 26th
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 Band Night with Dianna Davis

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.
January 27th
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.
January 29th
Town Hall Meeting
When: 2pm
Where: Southeastern Community Center, 901 Shelby St, Indianapolis, IN 46203

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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For those of you who don’t know, my entire life has been dedicated to studying, performing, and teaching dance. Although I have only been teaching swing dancing for about 3 years, I have been teaching ballet and modern dance for almost 7 years, and heavily focused on dance education while completing my BFA degree at […]

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Beginner’s Class #4 is in the books. I am now a very competent and admirable lindy hopper. Okay, that’s a slight exaggeration. Okay, fine, that’s a massive exaggeration. I have become more comfortable on the dance floor as long as the beat isn’t too fast, and I feel slightly more capable dancing with people who […]

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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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