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!
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…
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…
2019 Membership Open! Memberships last the calendar year and include discounts for all SwingColumbus events
Watch Team SwingColumbus: Cbus HO!
Just in time for the holidays, SwingColumbus is offering themed apparel you can purchase for that special lindy hopper in your life. We have a number of designs across different …
Join us for three special two-hour crash courses on Thursdays this December. We hope you have a blast with Leveling up Your Lindy Hop, Intro to St. Louis Shag, and Fast Dancing Made Easy. Keep reading to learn more.
We have a jam packed weekend for you this December 6 – 7, including our black tie house party and SwingColumbus on a Saturday Night: Holiday Edition.
John Vermeulen Swing Orchestra will be playing on Swingin’ Tuesdays on November 26th for SwingColumbus Bands-giving! Come dance with us to some great vintage music! No partner? No problem! We’ll …
We will be teaching a Crash Course of the Big Apple routine. Choreographed by Frankie Manning in 1937, this solo dance is filled with high energy Charleston movements and intricate …