Elm City Exchange 2017 is almost upon us, and we can’t wait to dance with you! It’s a science-fiction double (well, triple) feature with a space age theme and an out-of-this world blend of swing, blues, and fusion.

Remember- early bird registration is long gone, but you can still get that discount if you register with a group of five or more.

ECX happens only with the contributions of our great volunteers. Sign up to volunteer here. We’ll reimburse each volunteer at $10 per slot.


Music update!

While we are sad to have lost one excellent band from our lineup, we are very excited to announce the addition of two more! The first 2 hours of the Saturday late-night dance will feature gooey blues, soul and funk from Grit Rhythm. And we’ve added a live act to the Sunday afternoon fusion dance! Self-described folktronic indie rock band Olive Tiger will be performing from 2-4 pm at the Slifka Center. There will be strings! And a loop machine! We’re pretty pumped.

Check out our updated schedule, and see band bios, pics and videos, as well as info on all our fantastic DJs, on our music page. 

November 1: The theme for ECX this year is Space – open space, safe space, space to grow, and yes, outer space. For our Saturday night dance, we will be having a science fiction themed dance. Think robots and aliens. It’s kinda like a Halloween dance, but like 5 whole days later, and, you know, in space. We encourage you to bring your best extraterrestrial game.

Looking to offset the cost of registration? We’re still looking for folks to volunteer to work the door, set up dances, and help with cleanup. For every hour you volunteer we’ll refund $10 of your registration fee. Sign up here.

October 23: We are very sad to say that Elison Jackson needs to sit this one out for medical reasons. We’ll be bringing in some fabulous local bands and DJs for Saturday late-night, but Elison Jackson will be missed and we sincerely hope to groove with them another time.

October 22: Our last band info is up! Head over to the music page to get insight on The Fried Bananas! More importantly, the housing deadline comes up on October 24 so we can ensure we find someone to house you!

October 4: We’ve added our schedule for the weekend! Whether you come for all the weekend or some, we’ve got some great music lined up for you to dance to!

September 24: We’ve added info about French 75, one of our two swing acts, onto our music page! Check out some of their grooves:

September 1: We’ve listed the bands that will be coming to play for us on the music tab. Our early bird registration is closing on Friday! Swoop in for the cheap tickets now!

August 3: Registration for the fifth annual Elm City Exchange is now live!

We’ll keep updating as things unfold! In the meantime, RSVP to our Facebook event so we can look forward to seeing you in November.