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© 2019 by Uptown Swing Kingston. 

Uptown Lowdown

The Uptown Lowdown is a vintage jazz dance troupe, directed by Emily Vail. We perform original choreography and classic routines in the style of the 1920s-1940s, with an emphasis on classic chorus girl styling. Based in Kingston, we perform throughout the Hudson Valley. 

Interested in having us perform at your event? Contact Emily here.

Previous routines include:

  • Too Late (including a performance to live music by Tuba Skinny!) | Video

  • Pennies from Heaven (collaboration with Karina Dresses)| Video

  • T'ain't Nobody's Business | Video

  • The Stars Are Brightly Shining | Video

  • Shake It & Break It (including a performance to live music by Tuba Skinny!)| Video

  • Deep Henderson (including a performance to live music by Tuba Skinny!) | Video

  • Tranky Doo (collaboration with Karina Dresses)| Video

  • Coquette | Video

  • Flying HO+ME | Video

  • March of the Toys | Video

We regularly perform at Uptown Swing in Kingston. Other notable performances have included the Flurry Festival in Saratoga Springs, OldTone Roots Music Festival in North Hillsdale, Sinterklaas in Rhinebeck, Rivers Casino in Schenectady, Swinging Moments Cabaret in Kingston, The Colony in Woodstock, O+ parade in Kingston, Bon Odori Dance Festival for Peace in Kingston, Let's Move! Ulster in Kingston, Midtown Kingston Block Party, Hudson Valley BRAWL Men's Beauty Pageant in Rosendale, Poughkeepsie Farm Project fundraiser in Poughkeepsie, Snowflake Festival in Kingston, Hudson Valley Community Dances swing dance in Poughkeepsie, and Unison Arts swing dance in New Paltz.