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.


This Weekend! Workshop, Dance Party to Live Band, and Open Practice

Join us this Saturday, October 12th! SwingColumbus is bringing you a dance workshop so you can participate in a global dance project, “office hours” to receive casual and fun dance mentoring, and our Saturday evening dance party to a live band.

Learn the Trickeration in honor of Norma Miller

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to be part of the Global Trickeration Project in honor of Swing Queen Norma Miller, and to learn her famous and challenging routine, Trickeration!

The Trickeration routine is a challenging solo jazz routine. No partner required! Students are recommended to have some solo jazz experience. Expect to be challenged and to have the class move quickly.

Dancers from around the world are learning Norma’s “Trickeration” routine and submitting videos for a compilation and live performance on December 2nd at The International Lindy Hop Championships in Washington, D.C. The final edited video will be shown on Norma’s birthday Dec. 2nd at The International Lindy Hop Championships as well as performed live by all in attendance! Use this opportunity to share this routine with others in your community who don’t know it and help us spread Norma’s legacy and inspiring life around the world! Long live the Queen!

RSVPTrickeration Workshop on Facebook
Date/TimeSaturday October 12th
1:30 – 5:00 PM
Admission$40 General Public
Cash / Check to SwingColumbus, Inc.
LocationARTISAN DANCE STUDIO, 4700 NORTH HIGH STREET, COLUMBUS, OH, 43214
ParkingFree parking in lot behind building or on side streets

Dance Party with Chelsea Reed and the Fairweather Five live band

Join SwingColumbus for a Saturday night dance with swing jazz band Chelsea Reed and the Fairweather Five! https://www.thefairweatherfive.com/

This evening we will offer a lesson before the dance and also have special “60 Seconds of Fame” dance performances during the first band break!

**We may offer a concurrent intermediate dance lesson if we have enough dancers (at least 3 leads and 3 followers).**

Attire: Dressy Casual. Closed toe shoes required. We suggest low-friction (fast) shoes with good support for lindy hoppers.

RSVPLive band swing dance with Chelsea Reed on Facebook
Date/TimeSaturday October 12th
7:30 PM – Midnight
Admission$25
Preregister on EventBrite
Cash / Check to SwingColumbus, Inc.
LocationCRYSTAL BALLROOM 402 E WILSON BRIDGE RD STE A, WORTHINGTON, OH 43085
ParkingFree parking in lot behind building or on side streets

Open dancing with instructor office hours

Interested in working on your dancing outside of classes? Want to take your learning to the next level?

As an added bonus, several of our local instructors will be holding “office hours” and offering mini private lessons for an additional fee.

Join us on Sunday, October 13 from 12:00-2:00pm for an open practice session at Artisan Dance Studio. Admission is just $5 for the whole session.

RSVPOpen Practice and Office Hours on Facebook
Date/TimeSunday October 13th
Noon – 2:00 PM
Admission$5
Cash / Check to SwingColumbus, Inc.
LocationARTISAN DANCE STUDIO, 4700 NORTH HIGH STREET, COLUMBUS, OH, 43214
ParkingFree parking in lot behind building or on side streets
May 2019 Balboa Beyond the Basics & Lindy Hop Beyond the Basics with SwingColumbus

Join SwingColumbus for their May monthly lesson series! This 4-week lesson series is held THURSDAYS in May 2019:  2, 9, 16, 23. 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 entire series. 

Beyond the Basics Balboa: 6:45 – 7:45 PM

This 4 week progressive course continues exploring the fabulous swing dance of Balboa with Lisa and Eric. This is a fast-paced dance, danced in close proximity with a partner and emphasis on footwork rhythms and patterns.

No partner required! We are friendly social group and will rotate partners in class. 

This class series is designed for dancers who are familiar with the Balboa basic and come around. Talk to an organizer if you aren’t familiar with these movements but want to take the course. No partner is required in order to take this class.

Beyond the Basics Lindy Hop: 8:00 – 9:00 PM

This progressive course will take the basic moves from Lindy Hop and add some variations. This class series will give you some transitions and enable to link the swing-out to other moves within the Lindy Hop genre. SwingColumbus will prepare you to dance socially with swing dancers from Columbus and around the world. No partner required! We are friendly social group and will rotate partners in class.

This class series is designed for dancers who have taken at least 2 Lindy Hop series classes with SwingColumbus.

SwingColumbus strongly encourages their students to attend all lessons, as there will be no make-up classes or refunds for classes missed. 

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

Free parking lot available.

Class General Public Friend / Senior Member Student / Ambassador Member
Balboa Series $50 $40 $20
Lindy Hop Series $50 $40 $20
Unsure this class is for you? Drop in for the first class of the month and pay the rest once you join the entire lesson series $15 each $15 each $15 each

Cash or Check only at the registration desk.

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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.