Dancing in the Twin Cities and beyond
Minnesota Lindy - Probably the best place to check for information on upcoming events (local, regional, and national), and to catch up on what's new in the dance community.
TC Swing - A comprehensive calendar of upcoming local events, local dance lessons, plus links to other sites in the Twin Cities and elsewhere.
USwing - University of MN Swing Club
Swing Night at the Wabasha Street Caves, Thursday nights.
Late Night Swing at Tapestry Folk Dance Center, Thursday nights.
The Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown - One of the top national Lindy Hop competitions.
Mid-West Lindy Fest - A nationally-recognized Lindy Hop and Jazz Dance workshop weekend..
UW Swing - University of WI, Madison Swing Club
Yehoodi - NYC swing dance site, the best resource for national events and happenings. Also the largest discussion board of dance nerds around.
Lindy Exchange - Go to a city, meet awesome people, and dance like crazy! This site lists events that are coming up.
Dance shoes and clothing
Dancestore.com - Includes vintage-style clothes, Aris Allen shoes, and instructional videos and DVDs.
Aris Allen Swing Dance Shoes
Bleyer Swing Dance Shoes
Remix Vintage Shoes
Do-It-Yourself Sueded Dance Shoes - Learn how to turn any pair of shoes you own into dance shoes. Brettuns' Village Scrap Leather - These people will sell you scrap suede aka chrome tanned leather (cut to any size you need) for dance shoes, just send them an email.
All Music Guide - The definitive guide to music of all genres, especially jazz.
SwingMusic.net Recommendations - Knowledgeable music recommendations from a good website.
Big Band Box - 40 CDs for about 50 bucks. Covers all the major artists of the swing era. A great way to learn about the artists and the music.
A selection of some great modern swing bands: