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Swing Dance Lindy hop Balboa Jazz Philadelphia

RagTag offers swing dance, lindy hop, balboa, authentic jazz classes and social dances in Philadelphia.

Dec
15
to Dec 16

Third Saturday Swing Dance

Every third Saturday of the month we host a Swing Dance. The night begins with a beginner and intermediate lesson (simultaneous) and is followed by a dance party that goes until midnight. All are welcome to join- no partner necessary! The parties are friendly and inviting for people of all levels of experience.

Where: Urban Movement Arts - 2100 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA (Rittenhouse area)
Enter on 21st st next to Poi Dog. 
FYI: there are stairs, no elevator.

When: Lesson 8-9 PM Lesson // 9-12 PM Dance Party

DJs 🎧: Marjorie Bartell and Steve Fox! 
We're really stoked to have Marjorie DJ'ing for us, especially given her commitment to highlighting and celebrating jazz musicians of color! Marjorie dances Bal, Lindy, and Blues, so you can expect an awesome mix of genres and styles, but all Lindy danceable!

Traveling through infinite revolutions of time searching for the one critical inconsistency, Steve Fox, Ageless Being, is our other DJ.

Lesson: Brand New Beginner Drop In 8-9! with Heather & Friends. 

💥Sampler Class is Back!💥
Prepare to upgrade your Charleston 1,000% with Sanchel Brown's Bmore Afro class. Baltimore Club music is fast, punchy, and motivating. Sanchel is a Baltimore native who grew up the club and house styles, and has also studied many forms of African Diasporic dance, including an apprenticeship with Urban Bush Women. Ever heard of the Sponge Bob? It's super similar to a squat Charleston! Check out Sanchel breaking it down. This class will make you sweat so bring an extra shirt! 

🏆Friendly Competition🏆
Solo Jazz & Charleston! Show off your fast feet and saucey solo moves. Our comps are goofy-spirited and beginner friendly. Come get it!

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RaGtaG 2 Year Birthday Bash!
Jan
12
to Jan 13

RaGtaG 2 Year Birthday Bash!

It is our 2nd birthday!! Come celebrate with us with a night of dancing and live music.

The night begins with a beginner and intermediate lesson (simultaneous) and is followed by a dance party that goes until midnight. All are welcome to join- no partner necessary! The parties are friendly and inviting for people of all levels of experience.

Where: The Rotunda 4014 Walnut Street

When: Lesson 8-9PM Lesson // 9-12PM Dance Party

for more info follow us on instagram// facebook// shoot us an e-mail at RaGtaGPhilly@gmail.com

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Third Satuday Swing Dance
Nov
17
to Nov 18

Third Satuday Swing Dance

Every third Saturday of the month we host a Swing Dance. The night begins with a beginner and intermediate lesson (simultaneous) and is followed by a dance party that goes until midnight. All are welcome to join- no partner necessary! The parties are friendly and inviting for people of all levels of experience.

Where: Upstairs Tokio Sushi 124 Lombard Street

When: Lesson 8-9PM Lesson // 9-12PM Dance Party

for more info follow us on instagram// facebook// shoot us an e-mail at RaGtaGPhilly@gmail.com

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Third Saturday Swing Dance!
Jul
21
8:00 PM20:00

Third Saturday Swing Dance!

Save the date for RagTag's monthly Rent party--- Every THIRD Saturday of the month. We're testing out a location in Society Hill this month that used to hold Swing Dances all the time in the.... nineties?! Come dance in a bigger space and get $1 off all SUSHI! 
Everyone's invited! It's a social dance so let's be social! But in the least stressful way possible, where actually you're totally welcome to quietly sit in a chair and just chill. Or DANCE YOUR BUTT OFF. All are welcome.

Saturday July 21th

8-9PM Lesson
9-12AM Lindy/ Soul/ Balboa/ Shag/ Charleston/ whateva dance party

$10-?? sliding scale // no one turned away
+ if you are interested in volunteering at our events, let us know! Ragtagphilly@gmail.com

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Final Friday ft. RagTag + Chelsea Reed & the Fair Weather 9
Jun
29
5:00 PM17:00

Final Friday ft. RagTag + Chelsea Reed & the Fair Weather 9

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art Philadelphia, PA (map)
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As part of the Final Friday series at the Philadelphia Museum of Art RagTag will be teaching 2 classes + a special performance with Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five (nine!) 

This is part of the celebration of the current exhibit Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950 & we are super excited to be able to share this dance within parts of its historical context.

Come hang out, listen, dance to live music, spread the love for the movement in Philadelphia

Exact Times TBD

$$Free$$ 

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Last Tuesday Balboa Party
Jun
26
8:00 PM20:00

Last Tuesday Balboa Party

Every Tuesday night of the week we host Balboa Classes (Beginner + Intermediate) ---on the last Tuesday of the month we throw a party with live music from South Philly Swing All Stars

The band plays faster tempos, but all dances are welcome! Lindy Hop, Shag, Charleston, Solo movement, whatever you feel inspired to do

8-9PM Beginner Balboa Lesson
9-11 Dance with Live music
at Sound Space Performing Arts 2511 West Girard Ave. 
** You will see a soundspace logo on the door-- have to ring the buzzer to be let in!** 

PARKING: There is usually plenty of street parking in the area
ATTIRE: Work it
Cost $10-15 Sliding Scale

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Balboa Party
May
29
8:00 PM20:00

Balboa Party

  • 2511 West Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA, 19130 United States (map)
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Balboa is a close and fast tempo partnered swing dance. It is great for those who want to add more dynamics into their swing dancing. 

Every Tuesday night of the week we host Balboa Classes (Beginner + Intermediate) ---on the last Tuesday of the month we throw a party with live music from South Philly Swing All Stars

The band plays faster tempos, but all dances are welcome! Lindy Hop, Shag, Charleston, Solo movement, whatever you feel inspired to do

8-9PM Beginner Balboa Lesson
9-11 Dance with Live music
at Sound Space Performing Arts 2511 West Girard Ave. 
** You will see a soundspace logo on the door-- have to ring the buzzer to be let in!** 

PARKING: There is usually plenty of street parking in the area
ATTIRE: Werk it
COST: $10-15 Sliding Scale

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RagTag Spring Swag with Latasha Barnes
May
12
to May 13

RagTag Spring Swag with Latasha Barnes

  • Urban Movement Arts (UMA) (map)
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Latasha Barnes is renowned solo movement artist and  scholar, that is recognized internationally in Lindy Hop, Solo Jazz, and House. She is the artistic director at Urban Artistry in D.C. and has taught movement around the world.  

Afternoon Workshops:

1:30 - 2:30 pm Solo Jazz ( 1 hour) with Latasha Barnes

2:45 - 4:15 pm House for Lindy Hoppers (1.5 hours) with Latasha Barnes

Evening Schedule: 

8-9 pm Partnered Lindy Hop Lesson with Latasha Barnes & Eza Koch

for the rookies: there will be 8-9 pm Intro to Lindy Hop Lesson with Alec & Lauren

9-12 pm Lindy Hop, Balboa, and Soul Party with Special Performance from Latasha

Tickets on sale for all inclusive day pass available NOW!  Click here to get yours!

Tier 1 $65 Available March 19- April 8

Tier 2 $75 Available April 9-April 22

Tier 3 $85 April 22- May 9 

A la carte at the door: $30/ workshop, $10-20 Sliding Scale for Party 

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