New Dancers: Want to Try Out Swing Dancing for Free?

We love new dancers!  Sign up online, use the voucher code FIRSTTIME, and your first drop-in lesson plus your first Tuesday night dance is on us!

Our Classes

We're pleased to offer some of the best instructors and classes around!  Here are some of the things we are up to:

Drop-In Lessons Before Every Tuesday Dance

Need a refresher?  Want to try swing dancing for the first time?  Our drop-in lesson is the perfect place!  No partner and no advance registration is necessary.

Our drop-in lesson admission comes included with admission to our weekly dance, the New Columbia Social.  So once you've learned a few new moves, stick around to try them out!

Series Classes

When you're ready to really dive in to learning the dance, we're here for you. Our full-length class series run every six weeks.

Swing 1 is a single 6-week series that will introduce you to the basics of Lindy Hop, including the standard move patterns, basic footwork, and partnership technique.

Swing 2 is a rotating set of 6-week series that will continue to hone your swing dancing skills by focusing on different topics that will increase your vocabulary, technique, and give you more practice with the fundamentals. Some possible Swing 2 topics include Musicality, Connection Technique, Charleston, or whatever new adventure the instructors dream up!

We also offer shorter 3-week series on special topics. Keep on the calendar or an ear out for announcements at the New Columbia Social about what new topic is coming up!

 Everything is taught by our fantastic team of instructors.

Class Pricing (all prices include dance admission)

  Online At the door Drop-in*
6-Week Series $90 $100 $20*
3-Week Series $45 $50 $20*

* Drop-in lessons are offered as space permits and at the discretion of the instructors.

Here's what's coming up:

Current Classes

Swing 1: Intro to Lindy Hop
with Lee Tucker and Sarah Garr
Aug. 20th, Aug. 27th, Sept. 3rd, Sept. 10th, Sept. 17th, Sept. 24th

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Swing 2: Charleston
with Gretchen Midgley and David Lee
Aug. 20th, Aug. 27th, Sept. 3rd, Sept. 10th, Sept. 17th, Sept. 24th

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The Big Apple Routine part 1
with Annabel Quisao and Jason Niesz
Sept. 10th, Sept. 17th, Sept. 24th

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Coming Up Next

Swing 1: Intro to Lindy Hop

Begins October 1st

Learn the fundamental rhythms, movements, and partnering integral to the swing dance style invented in the ballrooms of 1930s/40s Harlem, the Lindy Hop!

Instructors:
TBD

Swing 2: Lindy Hop Moves and Partnership

Begins October 1st

​​​​​​​Expand your Lindy Hop move library and continue working on how to communicate effectively, comfortably, and receptively with your partner on the social dance floor.

Instructors:
Lee Tucker
Heather Jenkins

The Big Apple Routine part 2

Begins October 1st

Choreographed by Frankie Manning for Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers, the Big Apple routine is a solo dance choreography inspired by a 1930s dance craze. You can see Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers perform it in the 1937 movie, Keep Punchin’. Learn this piece of lindy hop history and practice a variety of solo jazz movements in the process!

Instructors:
Annabel Quisao
Jason Niesz

Full Calendar