Do you love to dance? Maybe you’ve always wanted to learn to do those classic Fred-and-Ginger moves? Listening to Swing Jazz can make anyone want to get up and dance! SwingColumbus may just be the perfect place for you!
SwingColumbus is a community non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, teaching, and celebrating the physical art of Swing Dance. These dances were developed along with the swing style of Jazz from the 1920’s through the 1940’s and are usually in 6-beat or 8-beat patterns.
Every Tuesday, you and your dance partner, friends, and even the kids can enjoy Swing-out Tuesdays at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church at 404 South 3rd Street downtown. Don’t know how? A beginner lesson is included in the $5 or $10 admission price ($5 for DJ nights, $10 for live band nights), so get off the couch and try it! The beginner lesson is 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm, and the dance floor opens up to all ages and levels from 8:00 pm through 10:15 pm! College students dance for free with a college ID every 1st Tuesday.
Each quarter, SwingColumbus holds a monthly dance with a live band at a special venue. Participants are encouraged to dress up and bring their own beverages, as dancing is thirsty work! Check the website for these special dates, and bring a partner. Admission is $10 to the general public, $8 to members and college students with valid college ID, and $5 for Ambassadors.
Lessons and special workshops are offered regularly, with a $45 gift certificate, you can give the gift of Swing to yourself or someone you love. Want to try a crash course? SwingColumbus offers 2-hour crash courses to anyone interested. Cost is $20 for the general public, $10 for members.
Want to dive right in? Membership to SwingColumbus ranges from $25 to $120 and offers discounts and privileges not available to the public.
SwingColumbus offers a safe, fun environment in which to learn about and enjoy the art of Swing Dance. Join in!
Note: Times, venues, and fees were correct at time of publishing, please check the website for the most up-to-date information before finalizing your Swing Dance plans!