Another Semester Gone

I would like to thank everyone for another amazing semester with the RPI Swing Club. It was quiet a journey and I am glad that you all were a part of it. This semester was the best one we have had to date for the group.

Congratulations are due for Chas Mitchell and Sarah Boyd for taking 1st place in the Jack and Jill Competition, Wesley Mounts and Allie Gambino for taking 2nd and also Cory Helder and Leslie Vorce for 3rd place. Thank you all for coming to the end of the year bash and I hope to see you all again next year.

Enjoy your Summer,



End of the Year Swing Bash

Hey everyone!

This is just a reminder about the Swing End of the Year Bash that will be going on this Wednesday from 8 – 11 PM. Come to Academy Hall first floor for some food, dancing and fun! Remember that we will be having our Jack and Jill competition beginning around 9 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend but only RPI Students will be able to enter the Jack and Jill.


End of the Year Party                                    Jack and Jill Competition

Academy Hall 1st Floor                                 $5 Entrance Fee

Time: 8-11pm                                               Starts at 9pm

Free Attendance & Food                               Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd


First Friday: J-Street

J-Street is a Capital Region-based swing group led by local Lindy Hopper and pianist Josh Fialkoff.

The 4-piece group specializes in music that swings in the styles of Les McCann, Lou Rawls, and Ray Charles with a mix of standards, originals, and songs you never thought you’d dance to. So, bring your dance shoes, your friends, and your friends’ dance shoes and come bust a move with   J-Street. They’ve been changing and evolving into a great dance band and adding to their repertoire.

Location: Albany Elks Lodge

25 South Allen St, Albany NY

Lesson: 7:30-8:30pm

Dance: 8:30-11:30pm

Cost: $10 Students/ $15 General


The RPI Swing Store

Now recently I have been getting asked the question “Where can I get music to listen/practice/dance to?” This has usually led to me naming off several artists and places people  can go to obtain the material yet it has led me to the idea of putting everything in one place. 

I give to you the RPI Swing Store which will be continually updated with not only music (MP3 and CD’s), but also posters and books. This will provide people a place where they can not only find music but also expand their knowledge of Lindy Hop. The link to the store is on the right side of the website underneath the Swing Forum link section.


I hope you all enjoy this and if you have any suggestions please feel free to get in touch.




The Joshua Fialkoff Trio will be playing in Mothers located in the Student Union this Saturday at 7pm. The cost for the event is free so everyone should come and check it out. Joshua Fialkoff is a local musician and is known in the blues and swing world for his band J-Street. Josh has traveled to events all around the Northeast playing not only with his own band but also with The Fried Bananas a swing band from Boston.


The Joshua Fialkoff Trio

Saturday March 21st

7-7:30pm Campus Jazz Ensemble

7:30-9:30pm Josh Fialkoff Trio

FREE of Charge


And We’re Back

I hope everyone enjoyed their spring breaks this past week as I know I did. Even though though most of you had amazing times over spring break I also realize that you may not have done a lot of dancing so if you would like to refresh your knowledge or just have a little bit more fun before classes start really going again make sure you come out tonight.  That is right, we are now back to our regular practice and lesson schedule starting tonight (3/16).

I hope to see you all out



Enjoy Spring Break Everyone!!!!

Now that Spring Break is upon us I would just like to wish everyone an enjoyable break from classes and homework. I hope everyone has a great time and hopefully you can find some time in your break to practice some of the things you’ve learned so far this semester.

Now since we are on break just in case people were wondering there will not be any practice on Monday (3/9) or lessons (3/11). Practices and lessons will both resume though the week we get back. Alright well that is all the news for now.

Enjoy break!!!