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Goblins, Ghouls, and Ghosts! Swingin’ Tuesdays Halloween Edition

Join us for our 8th annual Halloween dance and costume party this Tuesday October 29th from 8 – 10:15 PM!

Photos by Tony Bentivegna Photography

Dress up in your scariest or silliest duds for our costume stroll at 9:30pm.

Haven’t danced before? No problem. A beginner East Coast Swing dance lesson is included with admission and will get you started to dance the rest of the night. No partner necessary.

7:30  –  8:00 PM : Beginner East Coast Swing dance lesson
8:00 – 10:15 PM : Halloween Dance + Costume Party
              9:30 PM : Costume Stroll

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Regular dancers, welcome our new friends who are joining us after reading the article about our event in the Columbus Dispatch

Hulk Hogan can dance.

So can a Smurf, the rapper Macklemore and Dorothy from “The Wizard of Oz.”

All have been spotted jiving to traditional jazz and swing music at past editions of the SwingColumbus Halloween party, which will take place on Tuesday this year. Dancing veterans and newcomers alike are encouraged to dress in costume, but never fear — lessons are available before the group dance for those without experience.

“For anyone who says they may have two left feet or is hesitant to try dancing for the first time, this is the perfect lesson to get started,” said Mark Calkins, music coordinator of SwingColumbus.

Although most swing dances focus on classics by big-band leaders such as Chick Webb and crooners such as Frank Sinatra, the Halloween dance will include out-of-genre selections such as “Monster Mash,” in addition to classics such as Sinatra’s “Witchcraft” and Lionel Hampton’s “Lavender Coffin.”

A costume stroll also is on the schedule for those who wish to strut their stuff.

Be prepared to switch dance partners often! We’re a social dance club and the best way to work on your social dancing is to learn how to connect with different dancer styles and levels of experience.

Time7:30 – 10:15 PM
Admission$5 General Public
LocationTrinity Evangelical Lutheran Church 404 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215
ParkingFREE parking beside church and in United Way parking lot
Free parking in church lot and United Way lot

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