Events and Schedule

Lainey organizes a number of events in NYC for lindy hop and balboa dancing.  She also travels to global events for teaching, competing, performing, and learning.

Weekly, Monthly, and Annual Events Organized by Lainey


White Heat and Balboa Practice

On the last Tuesday of every month, Lainey and You Should Be Dancing! Studios host "White Heat," featuring live music, DJs, and the boozy Bal Bar! This is a place where balboa fans and lindy hoppers get together to celebrate our fantastic NYC dance community.

WHITE HEAT — Last Tuesday Night of the month at Club 412 from 9:30pm-12:30am! Live Music! Bal Bar! Dancing!

Location: Club 412 (412 8th Ave at 31st St, 4th floor)

In addition to monthly White Heat parties, we have Weekly Tuesday Balboa Practice from 9:30-11:30pm featuring balboa DJs. 

Bal Week 

Every April, NYC hosts an action-packed week of balboa dancing, one of a kind live music, and contests reminiscent of the "bal week" spring break tradition of the 1930s in Balboa Beach, CA.

Join us for seven days of classes at all levels, six nights of dancing to award-winning live music, world class instructors, and dancers from around the world at venues all over the city. Experience the New York Balboa scene at its finest.

April 24-30, 2017


NY Lindy Tech with Kevin and Jo

Are you no longer taking classes in your local scene? Do you feel like you’ve outgrown them? Are you a good dancer, want to get better, but don’t quite know how? Join Kevin St. Laurent and Jo Hoffberg for a weekend of intensive dance training.

Acceptance by application only!

2018 dates TBD

Event Schedule


April 24-30: Bal Week - NYC

May 5-7: Midwest Lindy Fest - Minneapolis, MN

May 19-21: - Shag & Drag Festival - Phoenix, AZ

May 26-29: Seaside Stomp - Pensacola, FL

June 8-11: All Balboa Weekend - Cleveland, OH

August 18-20: Great Lakes Balboa Escape - Chicago, IL

August 30-September 4: Swing Out New Hampshire - Hebron, NH

December 26-Jan 1: Lindy Focus - Asheville, NC


January 18-21: California Balboa Classic - Pasadena, CA