Cowtown Jamborama (now in its 14th year!) is a festival of swing dancing and music organized by and for the Omaha, Nebraska, swing dance community. Omaha Jitterbugs invites dancers and non-dancers from around the region to join us as we celebrate and explore the history, community, and art of swing dance with workshops, contests, performances, live music, and dance parties.

RSVP, stay up to date, and connect with other attendees via the Facebook event!

New Venue

Sokol Auditorium & Underground

 2234 S 13th Street  |  Omaha, NE 68108

Register Now

Party Pass - $50

Absolute Beginner - $50

Full Weekend - $200

REGISTRATION INFO

Need-Based Scholarships are also available. Apply Here.

Request FREE HOUSING with a local dancer when you register.

Available through midnight on Friday, August 19th.

Comfort Inn at the Zoo

2920 S 13th Ct.  |  Omaha, NE

Discount Rate: $79/night

Deadline: August 31, 2016

Call to make your reservation:

402.342.8000

Mention "Omaha Jitterbugs" to receive the discount rate.

Instructors

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Emelie & Rebecka DecaVita

Stockholm, Sweden

Andy Reid

New Orleans, LA

Nina Gilkenson

Baltimore, MD

&

Laura Glaess

Austin, TX

Brooks Prumo

Austin, TX

Live Music

Joe Smith and

The Spicy Pickles

Denver, CO

Friday, Sept. 9th @ 9pm

Sokol Auditorium

Joe Smith Big Band

with the All-Stars

Denver, CO

Saturday, Sept. 10th @ 9pm

Sokol Auditorium

Prairie Cats

Omaha, NE

Sunday, Sept. 11th @ 1:30pm

Eagles' Ballroom

MC & DJs

Tessa Auza (MC)

St. Louis, MO

Kyle Smith (Head DJ)

Denver, CO

Laurel Ryan (DJ)

Tulsa, OK

LindyCON Omaha

LindyCON Omaha is a series of talks from impassioned dance-community members, dancers, organizers, and musicians. This is a chance to learn from your peers in other scenes, get to know more about the individuals that are making things happen in the swing dance community, and geek out about dance, its history, and its future. This event is partnered with and based largely on the LindyCON events hosted by Rhythm Junction in Minneapolis, MN.

Steve

Hwan

Mike

Machian

Tessa Auza

St. Louis, MO

Evan Borst

Wichita, KS

Rae Mullica

Des Moines, IA

Ben

Hejkal

Billy Sobczyk

Omaha, NE

Joe Smith

Denver, CO

Venues

For a printable map, Click Here.

Staff

Billy Sobczyk

OJ Executive Director

Mary Gronewold

Volunteers

Kara Penniston

Housing | Web | Video

Ruth Bahr

Registration

Josie Langbehn

Contests

Lindsay Sobczyk

Food

Christy Palmer

Photo Booth | Green Initiative

Mary Koneck-Wilcox

Promotion

Jonathan Gombas

Promotion

Jacquelyn Baudhuin

Transportation

Ben Peet

Muscles

Photographers

Your official 2016 Jamborama photographers are:

Mike Machian

Mike Pysh

*credit to Mike Machian for banner images on the Event Information, Registration Information, and Schedule web pages.