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SF’s Lindy in the Park Free Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)
Posted By melaniegarcia on June 24, 2022
Lindy in the Park is free social swing dancing every Sunday (weather permitting, of course) from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Lindy in the Park is located in between San Francisco’s Richmond and Sunset districts, on John F Kennedy Drive (JFK Drive) in Golden Gate Park, between 8th and 10th Avenue. (No automobile traffic is allowed in this area on Sundays). Click for Directions. Free beginner swing dance lesson at noon.
Lindy in the Park, or LitP, was founded by Lindy Hoppers Chad Kubo and Ken Watanabe in August of 1996, and is the original free swing dance party. Held every Sunday (weather permitting) in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, Lindy in the Park is the longest-running swing dance venue in the San Francisco Bay Area (and quite possibly, the world), and is open to dancers of all ages and levels. There is space to sit, take a breather, chat with friends and make new ones, and otherwise enjoy the fresh outdoor air. It is a perfect venue to practice your social dancing to the sounds of jazz, blues and swing music, and sometimes even a few musical surprises.
Lindy in the Park is run by volunteer DJs, each with a deep love for the huge variety of music that is available, and that can be dance to. With multiple DJs, you get a large mix of music. Be on the lookout (or is it more accurate to say “ear-out”) for musical themes, for which the DJ’s are well known. You will hear the obvious holiday-related songs, as well as other wacky, obscure, or (at least we like to think) clever themes.
ENJOY AND STAY SAFE!