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.


April Taster Classes

SwingColumbus is excited to announce that they monthly lesson series will be back in full “swing” in May 2017! Before the big kick off, we wanted to offer all of our dancers a taste of what the lessons will be like by hosting two Tasters.

What is a “Taster?”

This FREE taster event will give the greater swing community an idea of what our monthly series will be like, including:

  • Time frame
  • Format
  • Class level expectation

We hope this taster will help our dancers have a good feel for what to expect from lessons. We also hope to give you a strong idea of the “level” to best fit your current skills.

Early registration for our May series will be available at this event.
All Taster attendees will receive $5 off registration!

Hope to see you at the Taster!

April Taster Class 1

When: April 20, 2017 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

  • Open House: 20 minute samples of classes e.g. Lindy 101, Charleston 101
  • Open office hours: 5 – 10 minute private lesson samplers and one-on-one feedback

Event updates on Facebook

April Taster Class 2

When: April 27, 2017 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

  • Open House: 20 minute samples of classes e.g. Lindy 101, Charleston 101
  • Open office hours: 5 – 10 minute private lesson samplers and one-on-one feedback

Event updates on Facebook

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

Where: Columbus Learning Cooperative, 731 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43205

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

Admission: Free!

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

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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.