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. 

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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 23-29, 2018

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NY Lindy Tech w/ 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!

February 9-11, 2018

Event Schedule


June 14-17: All Balboa Weekend - Cleveland, OH

August 23-26: International Lindy Hop Championships - Washington, DC

August 29-September 3: Swing Out New Hampshire - Hebron, NH 


February 3-10: Swingin' on the Sea Cruise - New Orleans ► Montego Bay, Jamaica ► Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands ► Cozumel, Mexico