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.


January 2020 Intro to Lindy Hop & Intro to Shim Sham (and Own it!) with SwingColumbus

Join SwingColumbus for their January monthly lesson series, starting tonight January 9th! This 4-week lesson series is held THURSDAYS in January 2020: 9, 16, 23, 30.

No partner required! We will rotate during the lesson so everyone can practice. SwingColumbus strongly encourages their students to attend all lessons, as there will be no make-up classes or refunds for classes missed. You must attend the first class to join the lesson series.

Note: Lessons will move to Tuesdays in February 2020 before our weekly dance.

January Lessons

Class Location
First Unitarian Universalist Church
Clintonville 93 W Weisheimer Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43214


Free parking lot available.

Intro to Lindy Hop

Start the new year with dance! This class is for brand-new dancers and budding regulars alike! No two beginner lesson series is the same, so this is a great place to come iron out your fundamentals to open up new worlds of movement.

In this Thursday evening lesson series you will learn the basic techniques in Lindy Hop, the authentic Vintage jazz dance of the swing era! This class will give you the tools to get started, working on footwork patterns and connection techniques so you can enjoy this wonderful partner dance.

Thursdays 6:45-7:45pm
January 9, 16, 23, 30

Experience Required: None!

Intro to Shim Sham… and Own It!

Learn The Shim Sham & Make It Your Own! Learn how to do this fun and easy line dance, then take inspiration from other versions to really dance it with your own style!

This solo jazz series is designed for dancers who have never danced before, or for dancers that want to learn more about solo jazz, different versions of the Shim Sham, and how to create their own variations. No experience or partner required!

Thursdays 8-9pm
January 9, 16, 23, & 30

Experience Required: None!

Class Admission

ClassGeneral PublicFriend / Senior MemberStudent / Ambassador Member
Intro to Lindy series$50$40$20
Intro to Shim Sham series$50$40$20
Both classes$85$65$30

Cash or Check only at the registration desk.

Three Drop In Thursday Lessons this December!

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.

Leveling Up Your Lindy Hop

Photo by Siriomi Joy Photography

Join us December 5th for the first of these exciting courses, Leveling Up Your Lindy Hop!

Want to take your dancing to the next level? Feel like you’ve hit a rut in your learning? This class is a great opportunity to push yourself and elevate your dance ability. Students will work on technical drills, focus on partnership, and learn some cool new moves in the process.

Visit the Facebook event for updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/591476998287516/

TimeThursday December 5th
6:45 – 8:45 PM
Admission$15 for one 2 hour crash course
$35 for all three December crash courses
Cash or check made out to SwingColumbus, Inc at the door
LocationFirst UU Church 93 W Weisheimer Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43214
ParkingFREE in church parking lot

Introduction to St. Louis Shag

Photo by Siriomi Joy Photography

St. Louis Shag is an energetic swing dance that came out of St. Louis in the 1930s and evolved from Charleston! Come join us for an introductory crash course to learn this exciting Midwestern style of jitterbug. No partner or experience required!

Visit the Facebook event for updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1189946121215725/

TimeThursday December 12th
6:45 – 8:45 PM
Admission$15 for one 2 hour crash course
$35 for all three December crash courses
Cash or check made out to SwingColumbus, Inc at the door
LocationFirst UU Church 93 W Weisheimer Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43214
ParkingFREE in church parking lot

Fast Dancing Made Easy

Lindy Hop is a dance often associated with its fast and energetic movements, but dancing at higher tempos is an art form all itself. Learn tips and tricks to bring your dancing up to speed, and have fun doing it. No partner required, but some swing and Lindy Hop experience is recommended.

Visit the Facebook event for updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/509895016534631/

TimeThursday December 19th
6:45 – 8:45 PM
Admission$15 for one 2 hour crash course
$35 for all three December crash courses
Cash or check made out to SwingColumbus, Inc at the door
LocationFirst UU Church 93 W Weisheimer Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43214
ParkingFREE in church parking lot

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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.