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.

Lesson Series// Level-Up Your Lindy Hop

This taster course from December is back as a series, now with…more! Do you want to take your dancing to the next level, and enable more fun, interesting, and musical dances with other dancers? Do you feel like you’ve plateaued, and want to go higher? Smoother? Faster? Easier? This class is a great opportunity to push yourself and elevate your dance ability.

The taster course from December is back as a series, now with…more! Do you want to take your dancing to the next level, and have more fun, interesting, and musical dances with other dancers? Do you feel like you’ve plateaued, and want to go higher? (Smoother, faster, easier?) This class is a great opportunity to elevate your dance ability.

We are excited to dive deeper into some concepts we breezed through in the crash course, and develop your style in this incredible tradition!

This class will be taught in 45-minute blocks on Tuesdays in March, from 6:45pm to 7:30pm. (March 3, 10, 17, 24.) Please allow time for registration.

Admission: $45 General Public
Payment: Cash or check made out to SwingColumbus at the door.
Parking: Free Parking in Church Lot & United Way Parking Lot

“Mix and Match,” “Jack and Jill,” Call it what you will; it’s some of the most exciting social dancing to watch, and by which to be inspired!

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
404 S. 3rd. St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215

$45 General Admission
Cash or check made out to SwingColumbus, Inc at the door.

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February 2020 Lesson Seminars with SwingColumbus
Frankie Manning with the Big Apple Dancers.

Join SwingColumbus for their monthly lessons, starting TUESDAY, February 4th! This is the first month at our new-and-improved time and location. You’ll be able to practice your new skills at the weekly dance right after class. Even better, admission to class includes admission to the dance!

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.

February Lessons

Class Location
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
404 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215

Free parking lot available.

Swingout Clinic

The swingout is the defining move of Lindy Hop, and it has endless reward and potential. Even the best dancers work on their swing out to this day! If you’re interested in reinforcing good habits, correcting some bad ones (maybe finding out what yours are!), or clarifying the connection and physics that make it work well, this class is for you.

The prerequisite for this course is to be familiar with moving through the swing out with a partner using triple-steps, but we are open to different confidence levels overall. When you take a swing out class, you can be sure to learn something new and refine your technique no matter your level!

Tuesday 6:45-7:30pm
February 4, 2020

Intro to Solo Charleston

Solo Charleston is a great foundation for your solo AND partnered movement, and is even seen in styles outside of Lindy Hop. Usually danced to relatively faster tempos and characterized by high-energy dancing, the basics can also be as small and quiet as you interpret the mood to be. In this lesson we will cover the basic movements that define Charleston, take you through some expressive variations and stylizations, and help you express music and connect with your body in a way.

No prerequisites required for this class.

Tuesday 6:45-7:30pm
February 11, 2020

Frankie’s Favorites

We will be teaching some of Frankie Manning’s favorite moves. Don’t know about Frankie? Come on out and we will tell a bit of his story, along with some of his moves. He is considered the Ambassador of Lindy Hop and has influenced generations of dancers. This class will share some of his favorite moves that he often lead on the social dance floor, which you see everywhere today. Come learn an iconic part of Lindy-hop!

If you would like to learn more abut Frankie today, visit https://www.frankiemanning.com/

The prerequisite for this class is to know some basic 8 count lindy hop moves, such as the swing-out and lindy circle, as well as your basic 6 count patterns.

Tuesday 6:45-7:30pm
February 18, 2020

Class Admission

$12 per class, or bundle $30 for all three; it’s a steal!

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.