SwingColumbus offers 4-week lesson series for everyone! The first lesson at the beginning of the month is drop-in. Pay the remainder of the lesson fee to take the entire course.

Special topics workshops are sprinkled throughout the year. Pricing for these workshops vary.


Dec 10 St. Louis Shag Crash Course
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Photo by American Vernacular

Join us as we welcome guest instructors Kerry Kapaku and David Deenik, recent World Champions of St. Louis Shag to a special SwingColumbus crash course! This crash course will last four hours and will get you doing St. Louis Shag with the best of them.

Don’t know about St. Louis Shag? This dance is making a resurgence thanks to the hard work of St. Louis dancers Christian Frommelt and Jenny Shirar, who have been teaching yearly at our big fall workshop, Rocktober. Christian and Jenny brought St. Louis Shag to the world by featuring it at their event, the Nevermore Jazz Ball. Don’t be left behind!

Here is a video of Kerry and David (1:57; 4:05; 6:01) winning the 2016 Nevermore Jazz Ball St. Louis Shag contest:

December 10: St. Louis Shag Crash Course

When: December 10, 2016 from 11 AM – 4 PM

  • Beginner lesson: 11 AM – 1 PM
  • Intermediate lesson: 2 PM – 4 PM

Attire: Athletic dress and closed-toe shoes with low/no friction

Where: Awaken Church (Lower level ballroom) – 296 W 4th Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43201
Off-street parking in the church parking lot available.

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

Admission:

Option Students & Members Students & Members
with Discount*
Public Public
with Discount*
Evening Dance Only $8 $6 $10 $8
Each Lesson $15 $13 $20 $18
Both Lessons + $30 $28 $40 $38
Entire Day $30 $28 $45 $43

* $2 canned food discount applies to any option, but only once per person per day
+ There is no discount for purchasing two individual lessons. If you intend to purchase both lessons, it is more cost effective to purchase an entire day pass.

Event updates will be announced on Facebook

November 2016 Bling Out Your Swingout! 4 Crash Courses with SwingColumbus

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This November we’re bringing you a series of one-time-only crash courses, focused on blinging out your swingout!

You must have taken a SwingColumbus Lindy Basics course and have a solid understanding of the swingout to benefit from these courses. Lindy Basics will return in December!

Crash Course Music Admission
11/2 Turns  & Swingouts DJ $15 or $10 Members/Students
11/9 Texas Tommy Variations Live Band $20 or $15 Members/Students
11/16 Follow Variations Live Band $20 or $15 Members/Students
11/23 Get Weird Live Band $20 or $15 Members/Students
11/30 Rhythm Variations DJ $15 or $10 Members/Students

 

November 2: Turns & Swingouts (DJ Dance)

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Rachel and Hew Keller will focus on turns and how to use them in your swingouts.

Admission: $15 / $10 Members & Students
When:
6:30 – 7:20 PM
Where: 
Nyoh’s Buckeye Bar & Grill – 2871 Olentangy River Rd Columbus, OH 43202
Free parking in the shopping center lot.

Admission includes the beginner lesson and open dance for the evening. No partner necessary!

November 9: Texas Tommy Variations (Live Band)

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Admission: $20 / $15 Members & Students
When:
6:30 – 7:20 PM
Where: 
Nyoh’s Buckeye Bar & Grill – 2871 Olentangy River Rd Columbus, OH 43202
Free parking in the shopping center lot.

Admission includes the beginner lesson and open dance for the evening. No partner necessary!

November 16: Follow Variations (Live Band)

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Ali Lodico and Caitlin Brown will teach follow variations that spice up the dance and make it interesting for everyone!

Admission: $20 / $15 Members & Students
When:
6:30 – 7:20 PM
Where: 
Nyoh’s Buckeye Bar & Grill – 2871 Olentangy River Rd Columbus, OH 43202
Free parking in the shopping center lot.

Admission includes the beginner lesson and open dance for the evening. No partner necessary!

November 23: Get Weird (Live Band)

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Anna Young and Lee Conley will have you “messing around” by adding fun and weird moves to your standard set.

Admission: $20 / $15 Members & Students
When:
6:30 – 7:20 PM
Where: 
Nyoh’s Buckeye Bar & Grill – 2871 Olentangy River Rd Columbus, OH 43202
Free parking in the shopping center lot.

Admission includes the beginner lesson and open dance for the evening. No partner necessary!

November 30: Rhythm Variations (DJ)

 

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Cancelled due to venue closing.

Viktor Lillard and Reyna Lusson will give you fancy feet by teaching different rhythm variations within the swingout.

Admission: $15 / $10 Members & Students
When:
6:30 – 7:20 PM
Where: 
Nyoh’s Buckeye Bar & Grill – 2871 Olentangy River Rd Columbus, OH 43202
Free parking in the shopping center lot.

Admission includes the beginner lesson and open dance for the evening. No partner necessary!

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Monthly Lesson Registration

Class Option General Public Members/Students
First Class Only (Drop-in) $15 $15
Full Monthly Lessons $45 $40

You  pay $15 for the first class of each month. If you decide one class is enough, there is no pressure to take the rest of the series. But if you love the class and want to continue, you pay the remaining cost for the rest of the series at the end of the first class!

Registration Protocol

  1. Only the first lesson in the monthly series can be taken as a drop-in lesson.
  2. Student and member discounts do not apply to the drop-in lesson.
  3. Anyone continuing the full lesson series after the drop-in lesson must pay the remaining $25 Members or $30 Public at the end of the class.
    1. Payments will not be accepted after the first week.
    2. Students who have not paid will be turned away.
    3. Administrators are not present to accept payment after the first week.
    4. Instructors do not accept payments.
  4. Anyone taking the full lesson series must take the first class of the month.
  5. No one is permitted to join the full lesson series after the first week.
  6. No discounts will be offered for missing classes.
  7. If choosing to take the full lesson series, students must pay the full $40/$45 instruction fee.
  8. Payments are accepted as cash or checks made out to SwingColumbus.