Raise the Roof – Holiday Swing Dance

Exciting news: Motor City Swing and Motor City Youth Theatre are teaming up to bring you a holiday swing dance party! MCYT needed a fundraiser after having a new roof installed, and MCS needed a place to hold a dance… it was a perfect match! We’ll have a workshop for kids in the morning (canceled), and for adults, a balboa workshop in the afternoon and an evening dance (high school students are welcome at the adult events). Come on out to support dancing and theatre in metro Detroit!

Details below, after a quick summary of the schedule.

  • Date: Saturday, December 10
  • Location: Motor City Youth Theatre
    27555 Grantland St, Livonia
  • Schedule:
    • 10am-12pm: Kids workshop ($12)
    • 1-5pm: Balboa workshop ($30 / $25 for students)
    • 8pm: Beginner drop-in lesson
    • 9pm-12am: Dance ($10)


A workshop to get kids tapping their toes to some of the best music of the 20th century! The workshop is open to 5th through 8th graders runs from 10am until noon. The cost is $12 per student, which includes pizza for lunch.

The workshop for kids has been canceled due to lack of interest.


(High school students may attend – must be in 9th grade or up!)

Balboa is a swing dance invented for ultra-crowded ballrooms in southern California during the swing era. Note: Balboa is danced in a close embrace position, which basically means you’ll be hugging your partner. If hugs make you uncomfortable, this might not be the dance for you!

No experience or partner is needed for this workshop! You’ll dance with everyone and, as with all MCS workshops, you’ll learn both leading and following.

Workshop schedule

1-3pm: Deep Dive Beginner Balboa
3-4pm: Practice time
4-5pm: Intermediate Balboa


$30 workshop + dance
($25 for students)

Includes the entire workshop, along with admission to the evening Raise the Roof dance!


(High school students may attend – must be in 9th grade or up!)

What would the day be without a dance to cap it off? If you’ve never danced before, don’t worry! There will be a beginner lesson before the dance, included in the $10 admission price.

8-9pm: Beginner drop-in lesson
9pm-12: Social dance!

Want to support youth theatre in metro Detroit, or learn more about MCYT’s adult acting company? Visit http://www.mcyt.org/
or email motorcityoutheatre@gmail.com for more information!

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