Learn to Dance

Classes on Monday and Thursday nights.  Whether you're brand new or have been dancing for years -- we've got something for you!  No partner required.

Swing it out

Join us for weekly social dances on Thursday evenings. Live DJs every week and live music featuring bands from around the nation and local to Milwaukee. 

About Us

Cream City Swing Dance is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote and preserve Swing Era dancing and music in Southeastern Wisconsin.

We were founded in 1998 by Lars and Patty Russell, who started dancing for fun and were hooked within two weeks of their first outing.

CCSwing grew over the years as dances were organized at locations around the city.  The first Milwaukee Lindy Exchange was held in 2000.  From 2009-2014, we found a weekly dance home in BayView, organized two more Lindy Exchanges (2010 & 2011), and began the Lindy Hop Bus Tour. 

Fall of 2014 brought a venue relocation to Blue Ribbon Hall at Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery and second set of lessons added to the evening, putting Lindy Hop back in the forefront.  

 In 2016, we introduced a second night of dancing on Mondays dedicated to dance education with leveled classes at Daync Studio on the East Side. 

In December of 2016, CCSwing began operating as a non-profit 501(c)3. 


Current Officers:

Jennifer Klemens, President

Zachary Galan-Skinner, Vice President

Lyndsey Kuhlmann, Director of Operations

Bryan Douglas, Community Outreach

Sean Bergstedt, Board Member

Mitch Keim, Tax Director



Cover photos by Marv Kellerman, Darin Dubinsky, and Maria Petrella