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.

Two-Week November Lessons // Learn the Big Apple!

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 jazz steps. Not only is it danced here in Columbus on occasion, but you are guaranteed to see it at most big swing dance events around the world! This routine, passed down through generations of Lindy hoppers has some of the most iconic and storied moves in Lindy Hop. You will learn moves like the shim sham, gaze afar, applejacks and breezy knees. Come learn a piece of our Lindy hop history.

This routine will be taught during two 2 hour sessions, meeting on November 14th and 21st from 6:45-8:45pm.

The Big Apple Routine on YouTube

First UU Church
93 W Weisheimer Rd
Columbus, Ohio 43214

$50 General Admission
Cash or check made out to SwingColumbus, Inc at the door.

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October 27 Dance Party and Charleston Lessons

In partnership with the Central Ohio Hot Jazz Society, we’re offering a Charleston workshop on October 27th before the dance with live music from the Sunset Stomp Dixieland Jazz Band! This special workshop is only $20 and includes admission to the dance!

Photo by Miguel Acero III

Join us for an intermediate level partnered Charleston workshop from 11:00am-1:00pm with guest instructors Kerry Kapaku and Viktor Lillard. This workshop assumes some prior Charleston experience.

New to swing dancing or want to focus on your fundamentals? From 1:10pm-2:00, we’ll be having a newcomer partnered Charleston lesson with instructors Shannon Varner and Mark Calkins. This beginner lesson is free to all!

No partner? No problem! We’ll rotate regularly in class so you have a chance to try what you’ve learned with many different dancers.

11 AM – 1 PMCharleston Workshop (Facebook Event RSVP)$20
1 PM – 2 PMFree Beginner Charleston Lesson (Facebook Event RSVP)Free
2 PM – 5 PMDance Party with the Sunset Stomp Band presented in partnership with the Central Ohio Hot Jazz Society$10

Saturday October 27th
11 AM – 5 PM
Clintonville Woman’s Club 3951 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43214
Free Parking onsite

Read about the show and Central Ohio Hot Jazz Society at http://www.cohjs.org/

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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.