Awaken Church

296 W 4th Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43201

Beginner Lesson: 7:30 – 8:00 PM
Open Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Admission: $15 | $12 Members & Students


SwingColumbus hosted a monthly dance from 2003 – 2014 in Columbus. In 2015, we moved to a quarterly schedule.

Now revamped as SwingColumbus on a Saturday Night, this event happens every couple of months and showcases a live band and special venue. You are welcome to bring your own beverages, and encouraged to dress up. Dance the night away with us!

May 19 SwingColumbus Weekend Lessons, Dance, with Sacré Blues and Hot Jazz!

Welcome to a very special May edition of SwingColumbus on a weekend! We’re bringing you lessons and an evening dance on Saturday, and would love to see you at our sister org’s events, Sacré Blues on Friday and Central Ohio Hot Jazz on Sunday!

Friday May 18 Sacré Blues!

Photo by Mike Will ArtSacre

Come join us for another evening of blues dancing. No experience or partner is necessary; just bring yourself and a willingness to dance.

Friday May 18
8:00 – 9:00: Drop-In Blues Lesson
9:00 – 11:30: DJed Blues Music and Social Dancing

This Week’s Instructor: Shannon Varner
DJs: TBA

Admission
We request a donation of $3 at the door to help cover venue and instructor costs. This helps us to bring in awesome out-of-town instructors and live music when we can.

15 Clinton Heights Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43202

Out-of-Towners: if you’re driving in for this and aren’t keen on driving back at midnight, post here or contact Daniel Miles and we’ll make sure we find housing for you.

See event updates on Facebook

Saturday May 19 Lessons

We’re bringing two amazing instructor sets for a one-day workshop. Hone your lindy hop skills under the expert tutelage of Mandy Hogan and Danny Beyrer from Indianapolis, and Kyra Isaacs and Charlie Weiprecht from Baltimore!

You may self-select your placement for one of the two tracks: Avid Swing Dancer and Experienced Lindy Hopper. Please note our instructors may ask you to switch pending how your dancing aligns with others in your track in order to provide the best instructional experience.

Registration is open on EventBrite now! You’ll love taking classes with Danny, Mandy, Kyra, and Charlie! If you’re unsure about their awesomeness or haven’t heard of them, that’s ok. Let their dancing speak for them!

(Kyra and Charlie are the right-side couple starting at 1:10)

We’re actively looking for leads, so tell your friends! Follows will be waitlisted until we can ensure evenly matched classes.

SwingColumbus hosts Saturday Night Swing roughly once a quarter with a focus on great dancing, great vintage music, and a special feel to provide a complimentary weekend dancing experience to our weekly dances.

Saturday May 19, 2018
10:00 AM – 12:35 PM :  Morning Classes
2:05 PM – 4:45 PM :  Afternoon Classes

Classes held at the Ohio Theatre
Enter through the door in the walkway between the Ohio Theater and the Sheraton

Garage parking available

ADMISSION
Pre-registration: $45 at EventBrite
At the door: $50 (Cash or Check only, no credit cards)

2018 MEMBERSHIP PRICING (open now!)
Refer to your membership confirmation email from EventBrite to find your special code

Event updates will be on Facebook

Saturday May 19 Evening Dance featuring LIVE BAND Red Light Roxy!

Welcome to a very special May edition of Saturday Night Swing by SwingColumbus! This dance is held at the Fourth Avenue Christian Church building in the lower-level ballroom.

This dance features Cleveland’s Red Light Roxy playing your favorite swing dance tunes. SwingColumbus hosts Saturday Night Swing roughly once a quarter with a focus on great dancing, great vintage music, and a special feel to provide a complimentary weekend dancing experience to our weekly dances. No alcohol permitted.

Saturday May 19, 2018
8:30 PM – 9:00 PM :  Dance opens with DJ’d music
9:00 PM – Midnight :  Social Dancing to Red Light Roxy!

Awaken Church
296 W 4th Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43201

Street parking (signs permitting) and church parking lot on a first come first serve basis.

ADMISSION
Pre-registration: $15 at EventBrite through The Quick Stop (choose dance only)
At the door: $20 (Cash or Check only, no credit cards)

Event updates will be on Facebook

Sunday May 20 Central Ohio Hot Jazz!

Finish out your weekend with some awesome hot jazz presented by our sister organization, the Central Ohio Hot Jazz Society! The COHJS is bringing the Dave Kosmyna’s Original Downhome Jazz Band to the Clintonville Woman’s Club. This Toledo area band will perform while you dance or just listen to their music.

Dancers, since hot jazz songs tend to run long, we suggest jumping onto the dance floor a minute or two into the song. This also allows the listening-only audience a chance to watch the band members work their instrumental magic. Please note the floor is small. Keep your dance movements small, watch out for each other and dancers who use the “line of dance” around the edge of the floor, and apologize if you bump into someone.

BYOB, hot food, snacks, soft drinks and coffee available for purchase.

Clintonville Woman’s Club
3951 North High St, Columbus, OH 43214

ADMISSION Pay at the door
COHJS members: $15
General public: $20
Swing dancers: $10
Music students / educators: FREE

Event updates will be on Facebook

Revisit our past dances