Home of Swing Dancing in Columbus, OH

Who are we?

SwingColumbus is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit educational and social organization. We are dedicated to the preservation, study, teaching, enjoyment, and continuing evolution of swing dance. This refers to (but is not limited by) a group of American Rhythm dances stemming from vernacular African American dances that developed with swing jazz music of the 1920s through the 1940s. Social swing dance is identified by 6-beat and 8-beat patterns.

Why Join Us?

Studies show the best thing for your health is to move 30 minutes a day. It turns out taking our drop-in East Coast Swing lesson every week improves your physical, mental, and emotional health!

Exercising for a better, healthier, happier life? Encouraged.
Moving to great music with friendly people who are your new best friends? Priceless.


Our instructors are advanced SwingColumbus members who teach progressive lessons for the Swingology School. With their guidance you will learn how to find the beat, dance structure, social dance etiquette, and jump from beginner to intermediate faster than you can rockstep!

Executive Board

The SwingColumbus Executive Board is comprised of six avid Lindy Hoppers who dance all over the world and bring their enthusiasm and knowledge to the Columbus scene to create the best events, foster a welcoming scene with the nicest dancers, and make our city a great place to dance…

Safer Space

We want our events to be safe and be accepting spaces regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). All attendees, staff, and volunteers are required to comply with the following code of conduct…

2020 Membership Open! Memberships last the calendar year and include discounts for all SwingColumbus events

Watch 2019 Team SwingColumbus: Cbus HO!


Latest News

Jazz Appreciation Month: Ivie Anderson

Ivie Anderson was originally from California and started studying music in school at age 9. She sang with Earl Hines in Chicago before she joined Duke Ellington’s Orchestra in 1931. …