How it all started…

Established in 2011, Santa Swing was created with the vision of bringing together dancers of all ages and levels to beautiful Santa Barbara for a New Year’s Eve celebration.


In 2012 and 2013, Santa Swing grew mostly organically by word-of- mouth. Dancers from all over the West Coast and a few from Australia(!) joined our New Year’s Eve celebration.

After a long hiatus, Santa Swing is back! There will be four nights of dancing to talented bands and fun DJs, classes with world-renowned instructors, competitions, and opportunities to meet other dancers in a friendly and welcoming setting.

As an added bonus, you’ll be dancing in and visiting one of the most beautiful resort towns in the world.



The Original Santa Swing Crew

Yon, Lina, and Megan met in 2010 while living and dancing in Santa Barbara. The idea for Santa Swing emerged when the three friends wanted to hold a small dance party on New Year’s Eve. The party idea evolved into a full workshop weekend, supported by teachers and dancers from all over California.

Yon, Lina, and Megan look forward to ringing in the New Year with old friends and new!