Below are links to dance opportunities and resources in the Hudson Valley and
surrounding communities:

Hudson Valley Community Dances (HVCD), a not-for-profit organization that
sponsors monthly dances with a band in Poughkeepsie, NY and twice-monthly dance
jams in Poughkeepsie and Kingston.

One quick reference to a multitude of dance opportunities in all styles throughout the
Hudson Valley is

And what would dancing be without the Dance Flurry? This is the place to spend
President's Day weekend for all types of dancing and great music.

For what's happening around the NY Metro area, check out the New York Swing
Dance Server at
The following links will keep you connected to the heart and soul of the Lindy Hop scene: (the coolest place to be well-connected to the NYC and national Lindy Hop
scene) (Connecticut's answer to Yehoodi) (when you're heading to DC, head here first)

Check out
Where to go ballroom dancing in western Massachusetts and the New York
Capital District"> for where to go ballroom dancing in western
Massachusetts and the New York Capital District.  

Buy dance shoes locally at Balletomania in Poughkeepsie and Red Hook. They carry Aris
Allen--the best swing dance shoes made. Tell them Linda & Chester sent you.

Or get your favorite shoes made into dance shoes at the Custom Cobbler in

Check out the online dance instruction at where each video clip will
teach you one dance move, concept, or styling. Clips start at $.99 each. Lindy Hop,
Balboa, Bal-Swing, Hip Hop, Vernacular Jazz, Charleston and more! Clips for both leads
and follows. Clips can be previewed before purchasing.

Interested in dance history? Check out the history of swing dancing at
www.centralballroom/ballroomcountry/swing.html and the history of Lindy Hop at
Dance Links