"Lindy Hoppers" are a community of Swing Dancers who dance Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, Charleston, Balboa, Shag, East Coast Swing, Drags, and Blues. These styles of swing dance are typically danced to vintage jazz, neo swing and big band music.Click here for the monthly program calendar.
When ATOMIC opened in 2004 the OC Swing Dance Club and ATOMIC Ballroom joined forces to host this all inclusive, all ages, fun focused swing night in Irvine. The night is very welcoming for beginners and starts with a variety of dance lessons for all levels.
During the afternoon Irina leads a popular series of swing dance classes. Then in the evening Laura hosts higher level Balboa Intensive classes and follows up with a Balboa practice dance. Additionally, check out the ATOMIC Swing Team rehearsing between the class sets.
After offering a slew of well attended classes ATOMIC Ballroom hosts a swinging' night club with 50's Rock and Jump Blues downstairs and Big Band swing upstairs.
This weekly dance has taken many forms, starting in 2001 at Tia Juana's in Irvine.Shesha Marvin, the owner of ATOMIC also promotes this swing dance outside of ATOMIC at the Women's Club in Orange.