Welcome to SwingColumbus Print E-mail

SwingColumbus is a community-driven and volunteer-run collaboration of people dedicated to spreading the love of swing dance and lindy hop in Central Ohio. All organizers volunteer their time to run dances, teach workshops, DJ, maintain the web site, and communicate with the public about upcoming events.

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Sept 24 Swingin’ Wednesday: LIVE Band! Print E-mail

Perseverance Jazz Band brings New Orleans to Philadelphia with its enthusiastic and soulful interpretations of Ragtime, Dixieland, Traditional Jazz, and Second Line tunes. Due to it’s versatility, musicality and responsiveness to its audience, Perseverance Jazz Band is also emerging as local favorite of the Swing and Lindy Hop dance community for providing live music for dances.

Whether you’re looking for a group that can laissez les bon temps roulez in true New Orleans fashion, take your breath away with powerful yet sultry vocal tunes, or swing your socks off with engaging improvisation and instrumental flare, Perseverance can deliver the goods with style and grace.

7:30 – 8:00pm: Beginner Swing Dance Lesson
8:00 – 11:00pm: Dancing to the tunes of Perseverance Jazz Band!

Pricing:  $8 cash or check only
Location: Nyoh’s Buckeye Bar (2871 Olentangy River Rd Columbus, OH 43202)

Tell us you’re coming at the SwingColumbus Facebook event page!

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Swingology School - October 2014 Print E-mail


This month, lessons will be taught by Stanley Steers and Binaebi Akah.

These 4-week lesson series are held on Thursdays, running from October 2 thru October 23.

  • Begin-termediate Collegiate Shag: 7: 30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Come join Stanley and Binaebi for a high-flying, multi-week experience with one of the most energetic dances of the 1930’s: Collegiate shag. If you ever wanted to feel light on your feet to an uptempo beat, this dance is for you. We will take you from novice moves such as the basic and simple turns through some intermediate movements, all the while providing you the tools to craft an individual style.

    If you took our crash course in July, we will get to the topics we couldn’t cover in our two-hour time constraint! Be sure to bring water, for this going to be one SWELLtering of a time!

  • Begin-termediate Lindy Hop: 8:30 – 9:30 PM
    Build your lindy hop footwork, technique, and moves with Mark Calkins and Shannon Varner in this class for dancers who are beginning or reviewing lindy hop. This class is definitely for you if you fall in to one or more of these categories:
    • You have taken fewer than 3 lesson series or workshop weekends focused on lindy hop
    • It is difficult to do more than a few lindy hop moves in a row (maybe you get behind the beat, or your footwork gets a little tangled up)
    • You want to review the mechanics of lindy hop: how to make the basics work, how to communicate with your follow or lead
    • You have never taken a lindy hop class before

Where: Artisan Dance Studio – 4310 N High St. Columbus, OH 43202

Cost: $45 General / $40 Members cash or check ($15 first class only) – Register at the door!

Get your 2014 SwingColumbus membership today!


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Register for Rocktober! Print E-mail


Rocktober is our flagship fall event where we bring in internationally-known instructors to help us improve and inspire our lindy hop.

This year we’ve invited Kevin St. Laurent, Jo Hoffberg, Bobby White, Kate Hedin, Christian Frommelt, and Jenny Shirar to whip us into shape!

Learn more at the website. We still have passes open at all levels!

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About SwingColumbus

SwingColumbus is a community-driven collaboration of people who love to dance. All organizers volunteer their time to run dances, teach workshops, DJ, maintain the web site, and communicate with the public about upcoming events.

SwingColumbus is a not-for-profit organization, established in 2001. All income is used to keep swing dancing growing in Central Ohio.

SwingColumbus Inc
PO Box 353
Columbus, OH 43216

Columbus Swing Events

Sep 20, 2014 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm

SwingColumbus Monthly Dance

Sep 24, 2014 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Swingin' Wednesdays: LIVE BAND!

Sep 25, 2014 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Swingology School: Int/Adv Choreography Class

Sep 25, 2014 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Swingology School: Beginner Lindy Hop

Oct 1, 2014 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Swingin' Wednesdays

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Regional Swing Events

Sep 19, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014

Cleveland Lindy Exchange

Sep 24, 2014 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

SwingJam - Dayton, OH

Sep 25, 2014 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

SwinGallery - Cincinnati, OH

Sep 26, 2014 - Sep 28, 2014

Chicago Balboa Weekend

Sep 26, 2014 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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Dec 26, 2014 - Jan 1, 2015

Lindy Focus

May 8, 2015 - May 11, 2015

Midwest Lindyfest

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Jun 12, 2015 - Jun 15, 2015

All Balboa Weekend

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