Rock N' Swing is the San Francisco Bay Area's fast paced and energetic swing dance lesson series geared specifically for flashy, fancy, and fun(!) swing dancing to traditional 1950's style rockabilly and rhythm and blues. Regular weekly swing dance classes in the “Dean Collins” style of “Lindy Hop” or "jitterbug” swing are taught through Slim Fitness' Swing Dance Program, The Joanne Brown Dancers, and The Mark Green Sports Center in Union City.
Slim Fitness is located at:
5437 Central Avenue
Newark , CA 94560
Mark Green Sports Center is located at:
31224 Union City Blvd.
Union City, CA 94587
Joanne Brown Dancers is located at:
33535 Western Avenue
Union City, CA 94587
Dance Instructor Michael Quebec brings his over 20 years of teaching and performance experience to "Rock N' Swing", making sure that students get the most thorough and detailed instruction possible, while doing it in a patient, welcoming, energetic, and fun manner! This is retro vintage dance instruction with the most modern up to date instruction techniques!
Contact Mike at (510)-240-2732 or at for private lessons. Check out our latest events, as well as our weekly group class schedule.
As we take a temporary break from our on-site classes, we focus on providing our fellow vintage lifestyle enthusiasts other resources, complimentary and "on us," both here on this site, and via two You Tube channels.
Rockinswing will provide free online articles on 1950s teen culture history. The history of rock n' roll, 1950s-era dances, hot rod culture, teen idols and "Kleen Teen" culture, 1950s teen fashions, The Beat Generation and the beatnik fad, and the history of 1950s juvenile-delinquency and street gangs will be explored in detail in blog/article and even e-book form, to provide fans of vintage culture free resources for historical research and recreational reading.
Visit our blog section to check out our first blog on 1950's juvenile-delinquency, "Rebels Without A Cause: The Lost History of 1950's Youth Gangs." (Click on the button to access the blog.)
Instructional dance videos will be provided, free of charge, at channel "Michael Quebec" at the clickable You Tube Channel button.
Videos on the history of 1950's youth culture will be provided at channel "Mike Quebec's Hepcats Hangout," which can be accessed via the button below:
Home School Teen Swing Dance Program
Rockin' Swing is affiliated with SLIM Fitness, a Connected Waters charter school. If you have a home school teen group that would like to join our teen swing dance program for physical education, click below.
Click on one of our Swingin' Dance Demo Videos below to play them!
Suggested Vintage '50's/Rockabilly Links
Slap Face Coffee and Tea is Fremont's premier hangout for a variety of coffees, teas, snacks, fingerfoods, and ice cream.
With a pleasant, artistic atmosphere, students frequent the coffee house to study, mingle, and relax.
Slap Face also hosts a variety of weekend events, such as comedy nights, Salsa nights, and...Vintage 1950's Swing Dance nights featuring You-Know-Who.
Located at 37324 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA,
Tel # (510)-565-1130. Open from 7:00 a.m. to 12 Midnight.
Go to their Facebook page by clicking on their logo.
Vintage Alley is Hayward, California's 1940's and 1950's inspired vintage boutique, hair salon, and clothing store where all of your vintage swing and rockabilly fashion needs can be met. In addtion, Vintage Alley also hosts a yearly car festival with pin ups, classic cars, and live music to dance to.
Go to their site, by clicking on their welcome message.
Online retail and wholesale quality vintage clothing at reasonable prices, for both men and women can be found at Swanky's.
Visit by clicking on their card.
Ratrodz n Pinups at is San Antonio, Texas' go-to for rockabilly inspired men's and women's apparel.
Owner Frank Teniente can be contacted directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
They also have a kewl blog section, so check 'em out by clicking on their card!
Looking for high-quality vintage-inspired clothing reproductions, specifically for women?
Ms. Kim's Vintage Gal at
will hook you up right! (Click on the card.)
The rockin'-est cuts can be found at and DJ Charles Tilley hosts live radio shows for your listenin' n' dancin' pleasure. Click on the card n' give him a listen!
For rockin' record hops and live bands, as well as burlesque, check out Handsome Hawk Valentine's Hops in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Click on the picture button of Hawk himself(!) to visit his site on updates on all of his rockin' shows and events!
The Smoking Pig BBQ Company, located at 3340 Mowry Ave in Fremont, California has been featuring blues bands Fridays and Saturday nights. All of them are extremely danceable! (And as everyone knows, blues is the basis for rock n' roll in the 1950's.) There is NO COVER. So, to make sure that this venue stays open, we strongly recommend buying food and/or drinks there. (And why not? Their food is GREAT!)
To visit their website at
click on the logo or call them at: (510) 713-1854
For all things dance related in the Bay Area (not just swing or vintage), check out our friends David and Gina's Dance Maven website! (They are also excellent West Coast Swing instructors for those of you who are looking for a modern twist on swing dancing.)
Click on the picture button