October 19th-21st 2018!, 2 Days of Workshops!, October 19th-21st 2018!, 2 Nights of Live Music!, October 19th-21st 2018!, A Full Weekend of Dancing!

Jammin' on the James, 2018!

Jammin' on the James is a lindy hop workshop weekend in Richmond, VA, known for big ideas and a small-town, intimate vibe.
This October, we're back for our 16th year with new surprises along with the high quality instruction, music, and dancing you've come to expect.

Details

Mark your calendars for October 19th-21st, 2018 and join us in RVA for this river city's longest running dance weekend!

With now 4 levels of lindy hop workshops from top of the line instructors, Jammin' on the James has something to offer everyone, from complete beginners to the more advanced. In addition to the workshops, we'll be offering add-ons so dancers can tailor the event to their interests.

It's called Jammin' on the James for a reason! We'll be blowing your face off with 2 nights of some of the best live music the swing scene has to offer. Band and DJs are booked, and we think you'll be as excited as we are!

Jammin' on the James 2018 will also feature new comps, food truck fun, and more, so check back here and follow us on Facebook to stay tuned! We'll see you in October!

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Music

We have Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five featuring Hilary Alexander playing TWO NIGHTS of music! You won't want to miss this!

We also have stellar djs, Lauren Alvarez, Laura Windley, and Claire Lorman coming to town to keep you dancing all night long!

Workshops

Jammin' on the James is bringing Ann Mony, Ryan Calloway, Jenny Shirar, Christian Frommelt, AND Jon Tigert to town!!!
They'll rotate around our A, B, and Master Track Workshops will offer some special Add-Ons!

Beginner Track

New to dancing and want to jump-start your Lindy Hop journey?
We have local heros Erica Vess and Ryan Lemar ready to get you up to speed in our Beginner Track.

Competitions

Jammin' on the James likes to keep the comps fun, free, and fabulous!

The Jick and Jall

This one is a Jammin' on the James classic and fan favorite! It's a mix & match style competition with a twist: participants dance both the lead and follow parts. It's free to enter and always a ton of fun!

Sponsored by: Midwest Lindy Fest, Swing Into Spring, and more!

The Short Showcase

New to Jammin' in 2018, this comp is an opportunity to display your choreography skills! Routines may include 1-3 people and must be between 30-60 seconds long. Entry is free, but only 8 routines will get to compete in this Late Night comp! Email us at thejazzden@gmail.com to reserve your spot!

Sponsored by: Jammin' on the James 2019

Visit Richmond!

We love our River City and we think you will too. Stay tuned for more info on getting to and staying in Richmond, as well as some extra special fun. In the meantime, follow these links to general RVA awesomeness.

Travel Ideas

Take a stroll around RVA's cute and popular Carytown. Go for a nature walk on Belle Isle and see the James River up close. See the impressive collection at the beautiful and free VMFA. Richmond has many great things to offer!

Beer Cheer!

Did you know that Richmond was declared the #1 Beer Destination for 2018 by VinePair? Jump on the Beer Trail and have your own, delayed, mini Oktoberfest celebration between dances this year at Jammin'!

In the Press

Richmond has been getting quite a bit of praise in travel sections around the country. Checkout the New York Times 36-Hour Itinerary or the U.S. News list of Best Things To Do in Richmond.