The Columbus Lindy & Blues Exchange (aka CBUS) is a weekend-long swing and blues dance event. Dancers travel to Columbus, Ohio to enjoy swing jazz and blues music, make new friends, eat delicious food, and have fun dancing the night away. Visit Event Website
Cbus highlights the varied neighborhoods of Columbus, Ohio. We are known for bringing in amazing live music from around the country to the heart of the Midwest, and fantastic regional swing jazz DJs to keep you on the dance floor the entire weekend. Our full weekend passes include catered afternoon picnics and late night snacks so your energy stays strong through all six dances.

Do I have to bring a partner?

No experience is required to attend CBUS. No partner is required, but if you have a friend or family member who might be interested, bring them! This is a very social event and we encourage you to ask for dances as often as you are asked to dance.

Frankie Says Contest

This variation of Simon Says includes dance challenges like “Frankie says no more rock steps” to “Frankie says funky chicken swing out!”

Board Games & Brunch

We are splitting our Saturday afternoon dance into two distinct parties. We start at noon with board games and brunch. Food is provided as part of your admission to the Saturday afternoon dance.

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This event is brought to you by dedicated members of SwingColumbus. The SwingColumbus not-for-profit organization subsidizes venue and live band costs with the intent to further swing dance education in Central Ohio.