SwingColumbus is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to the preservation, study, teaching, enjoyment, and continuing evolution of all forms of swing dance and lindy hop in Central Ohio. All organizers volunteer their time to run dances, teach workshops, DJ, maintain the web site, and communicate with the public about upcoming events. 

SwingColumbus is not a dance studio. Our dancers meet at multiple locations around Columbus, Ohio. We hope to see you at our next dance!


Upcoming Events

Cbus Lindy & Blues Exchange Register now for our spring event!

Sunday Practice Sessions: How-To (4/30/2016)
If you’re a SwingColumbus member, we hope you’ve heard about our free-to-attend Sunday Practice Sessions! From 5-7 every Sunday you can meet up with other Swing Columbus Members at the Ohio Theater to work on your dancing! If you’re not familiar with working on your dancing in this way, it helps to know how to prepare. One of our amazing board members who is helping to…
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classicJazzStompers May 11 LIVE BAND! Dave Greer’s Classic Jazz Stompers (4/25/2016)
One of our favorite bands in the area! We are bringing them back to celebrate our 5-YEAR Swingin’ Wednesday anniversary at Nyoh’s Buckeye Bar & Grill. Haven’t danced before? No Problem! There’s a beginner lesson that will get you started to dance the rest of the night. No partner necessary! 7:30 – 8:00pm: Beginner Swing Dance Lesson 8:00 – 11:00pm: Dancing to live band Pricing: $10 cash or check only Location:…
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From the Blog

i Why We Travel (4/8/2016)
If you ask dancers who take their swing seriously – either as a hardcore hobby or at a professional level – what it was that got them hooked on swing dancing, one of the most common answers is “traveling.” But what IS traveling for swing dance events? If you’re new to a scene the concept can easily sound overwhelming; carpooling, housing, workshops – it’s all new,…
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Unknown Location. New Orleans 1950's The Birth of Jazz – A Short and Sweet Summary (3/2/2016)
We have a lot of dedicated DJs in Columbus who come out every Wednesday to make sure that we have great swing music to dance to at Nyoh’s. But have you ever wondered what makes a song great for swing dancing? Swing dancing and traditional jazz music evolved together, so let’s take a quick journey together to the start of the the century when jazz…
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shimsham3 The Shim Sham and The Ambassador of Swing (2/1/2016)
  If you’ve been to a Swingin’ Wednesday you’ve seen the Shim Sham. Every week, without fail, one of our DJs for the evening will play one of several iconic songs and dancers will flock to the floor to participate in the line dance anthem of the swing community – the Shim Sham. Here’s a group of swing dancers in Germany doing the Shim Sham at Rock That…
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