Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t a lunch meat. It’s a city with fantastic parks, a beautiful coastline, and the nicest people. Bellingham is perfectly situated between the thriving swing dance scenes of Seattle and Vancouver. Instructors, dancers, and bands can meet in the middle in neutral territory (yes, it’s on American soil, but we promise impartiality) to exchange ideas, and celebrate dance.
B’ham Hop, the organization responsible for the Swing Jam, is an adventure, undertaken by dauntless swing adventurers, and led by our Grey Wizard, Bailey McCully. We, the Bellinghamsters, strive to promote positivity, community building, and simply getting weird while having as much fun dancing as we possibly can. A small scene with a big heart, we are excited to share our city and our love for this dance with all of you!
Live music by the Hot House Jazz Band, workshops in Lindy Hop and solo jazz, fun late night shenanigans. Word on the street has it that we’ll also be taking the whole group of Swing Jammers to our favorite spot along the coast to roast marshmallows over a fire… Come learn, dance, and have fun with Bailey and Nika and the Hot House Jazz Band.
Here’s our schedule of events (subject to small changes)
1:30pm: registration/check in opens
2-2:50pm: Solo Jazz with Bailey!
3-3:50pm: Solo Jazz with Nika!
3:50-4:30: Snack break
4:30-6:30: Lindy Hop with Bailey and Nika!
8:30-11pm: Evening dance with Hot House Jazz Band
12-3am: Late night dancing, competitions, (and marshmallows hopefully??)
Register now to be a part of the B’ham Tiny Jam! We’re so excited to welcome you into our dance fam!
Other ways of supporting the B’ham Tiny Jam:
- Tell your friends! Help us spread the word by telling your friends about the Swing Jam!
- Instafacechat! Spread the word by sharing about the Tiny Jam!
- Posters and paper! Contact us so we can send you some snail mail delights to share with your local scene! Fold a poster into a paper airplane and send the word flying!