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

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


April 2018 Intro to Lindy Hop & Intermediate Lindy Hop with SwingColumbus

Join SwingColumbus for their April monthly lesson series! These 4-week lesson series are held THURSDAYS in April 2018: April 5, 12, 19, and 26. No partner required! We will rotate during the lesson so everyone can practice.

SwingColumbus strongly encourages their students to attend all lessons, as there will be no make-up classes or refunds for classes missed.

You must attend the first class to join the entire series.
Classes located at the First Universalist Unitarian Church – 93 W Weisheimer Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43214

Intro to Lindy Hop Series: 6:45 – 7:45 PM

Daniel and Gail will teach Lindy Hop from the beginning. No experience required! This class series is designed for dancers who have taken less than 4 Lindy Hop classes or have never taken a class with SwingColumbus. No partner is required in order to take this class.

This is a social dancing class.

Intermediate Lindy Hop Series: 8:00 – 9:00 PM

Continue your journey to becoming a comfortable lindy hopper with the Lindyroos, Mark Calkins and Shannon Varner! In this series Shannon and Mark will show how you can mix swing patterns seamlessly, while adding new turns and variations to add to your dance tool belt. There will be “new” topics covered in this series!

This class is designated “Beyond Basics”, meaning it is geared to dancers who are looking to move beyond our entry-level beginner classes. Individuals should already be familiar with 8 Count & 6 Count footwork, as well as mechanics of the Swing Out. This class series is designed for dancers who have taken more than 5 social Lindy Hop classes with SwingColumbus or elsewhere. No partner is required in order to take this class.

This is a social dancing class.

SwingColumbus strongly encourages their students to attend all four lessons, as there will be no make-up classes or refunds for classes missed.

Classes located at the First Universalist Unitarian Church – 93 W Weisheimer Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43214

Free parking in the large lot behind the building.

Class General Public Friend / Senior Member Student / Ambassador Member
Intro to Lindy Hop $50 $40 $20
Intermediate Lindy Hop $50 $40 $20
Unsure this class is for you?
Drop in for the first class of the month and pay the rest once you join the entire lesson series
$15 each $15 each $15 each

Cash or Check only at the registration desk.

March 29 Express Yourself! Solo & Partnered Dancing with SwingColumbus
Photo by Christiane Sears / For the Love of Images

Think swing jazz MOVES are only for swing jazz MUSIC? Oh man, do we have a treat for you! This is a single two-hour class on Thursday, March 29, 2018. No partner required! We will focus on your solo movement and how to introduce it to your partnered movement.

Express Yourself! Solo & Partnered Dancing to Fun Music

First Universalist Unitarian Church – 93 W Weisheimer Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43214
Thursday March 29, 2018
6:45 – 8:45 PM

Take a break from swing music and spread your dance wings. Binaebi Akah Calkins will use familiar solo moves from the Shim Sham line dance (and others) as our foundation to explore how to express yourself musically. She is going to play old songs, new songs, and everything in between, to encourage you to explore how a move changes based on the music.

All levels welcome, but you are encouraged to be familiar with the Shim Sham prior to attending. We will teach moves individually in class, and, if there are enough of each dance role, we will explore partnered dancing in the second half. Encourage your friends to attend so we have even numbers! This is a two-hour lesson.

Wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes with good arch support, and not too much friction if you like to slide your feet. Wear comfortable clothing allowing full range of movement.

Be ready to have fun, hear some unexpected music, and sweat!

Free parking in the large lot behind the building.

Class General Public Friend Member Student / Senior Member Ambassador Member
Express Yourself! $20 $10 $10 $10

Cash or Check only at the registration desk.

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Monthly Lesson Registration

You pay a drop-in rate 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 may 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 tuition 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 tuition.
  8. Cash or checks made out to SwingColumbus are accepted as payment. We cannot accept debit/credit cards at this time.