Nov 29, 2017

December 2017 Learn a New Swing Line Dance! 2 Crash Courses with SwingColumbus

December 20 LIVE BAND! Rick Brunetto Big Band

Live Band Night on December 20th featuring the Rick Brunetto Big Band!

After 30 years, the Rick Brunetto Big Band enjoys the reputation as Central Ohio’s foremost and finest big band. Seventeen piece bands are virtually unheard of in cocktail lounges, but this bands unique situation has enjoyed enormous success and support from the many people who come every week to listen and dance to the Big Band sound. http://http://ift.tt/2i3yeRg

Haven’t danced before? No Problem. A beginner East Coast Swing dance lesson is included in admission and will get you started to dance the rest of the night. No partner necessary.

7:30 – 8:00 PM : Beginner East Coast Swing dance lesson
8:00 – 11:00 PM : Dance to the Rick Brunetto Big Band!

Admission:  $10 cash or credit card

Location: CD 102.5 Big Room Bar
Address: 1036 S Front St, Columbus, OH 43206
Parking: FREE parking lot next to building and behind Antique Mall

All event updates will be on Facebook.

Be prepared to switch dance partners often! We’re a social dance club and the best way to work on your social dancing is to learn how to connect with different dancer styles and levels of experience.

Attire: Casual for DJ nights; Dressy Casual for live band nights. Closed toe shoes required. We suggest low-friction (fast) shoes with good support for the tiled floor.

Absolutely NO OUTSIDE food and drink.



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Nov 16, 2017

December 3 & 5 Try Out for Team SwingColumbus!

Do you want to push your dancing to the next level? Do you dream of learning choreography to compete with a group of advanced dancers to a crowd of cheering fans?

Attend this info session and tryout to get information on how to join Team SwingColumbus!

Team SwingColumbus is a group of swing dancers that practice together twice a week in January and February 2018 to learn and perform a choreographed dance. The team will perform that dance in the Dayton Swing Smackdown on Saturday night, February 24, 2018.

For 2018, Team SwingColumbus is recruiting dancers who have taken at least a couple of classes with SwingColumbus and are regular dancers at Swingin’ Wednesdays. Team members should be excited to improve their dancing and willing to commit to learn and perform with a team.

NO solo performance or memorized choreography will be required. The tryout is coming and participating in the dancing and warm up. NO partner is required!

Sunday December 3rd, 2017
RSVP on Facebook
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM :  Info Session & Tryouts
Tuesday December 5th, 2017
RSVP on Facebook
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM :  Info Session & Tryouts
Agenda:
  • Warmup and social dancing, teacher-led dancing (like in a class)
  • Information about the schedule and responsibilities of the team
  • Information about costs for participating in the team
  • Time for questions

Admission: Free; Join us at one or both sessions!

Attire: Athletic dress encouraged, but bring your low-friction shoes for dancing!

Where: Ohio Theater Room 1 (Downstairs) – 39 E State St, Columbus, OH 43215
Enter through the door in the walkway to the East of the Ohio Theater sign and tell them you’re with Team SwingColumbus. They’ll direct you.

Parking: Paid street parking (free on Sundays).



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Nov 15, 2017

December 2 SwingColumbus on a Saturday Night

Welcome to the December edition of Saturday Night Swing by SwingColumbus! This dance is held at the Fourth Avenue Christian Church building in the lower-level ballroom.

This dance features some of our awesome DJs spinning your favorite holiday and vintage tunes for you. We will have a few snacks, and a fun, festive corner to take your #cbushohoho selfies! This is our annual Holiday party and we encourage you to wear your fancy festive duds.

SwingColumbus hosts Saturday Night Swing roughly once a quarter with a focus on great dancing, great vintage music, and a special feel to provide a complimentary weekend dancing experience to our Swingin’ Wednesdays at Big Room Bar.

Join SwingColumbus for their annual Holiday dance!

Saturday December 2nd, 2017
7:30 PM – 8:00 PM :  East Coast Drop-in lesson (free with admission)
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM :  Social Dancing

Admission: Cash or Check only
$10 General Public
$8 Member or Student
$6 Member & Student

Attire: Dressing up is encouraged

Where: Awaken Church (Lower level ballroom) – 296 W 4th Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43201
Off-street parking in the church parking lot available.

Parking: Street parking (signs permitting) and church parking lot on a first come first serve basis.

Event updates will be on Facebook



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Nov 11, 2017

November 29 LIVE BAND! Moonshine Rhythm Club

 

Live Band Night on November 29th featuring the Moonshine Rhythm Club!

Moonshine Rhythm Club’s sound draws on the guitar-driven, acoustic fire of gypsy jazz, as well as the slow burn and laid-back groove of later artists like Count Basie and Nat “King” Cole. They bring old-school swing & jazz to life as they seek out deep cuts from the 30s and 40s and distill them into their signature sound. http://ift.tt/2oAGwXi

Haven’t danced before? No Problem. A beginner East Coast Swing dance lesson is included in admission and will get you started to dance the rest of the night. No partner necessary.

7:30 – 8:00 PM : Beginner East Coast Swing dance lesson
8:00 – 11:00 PM : Dance to the Moonshine Rhythm Club!

Admission:  $10 cash or credit card

Location: CD 102.5 Big Room Bar
Address: 1036 S Front St, Columbus, OH 43206
Parking: FREE parking lot next to building and behind Antique Mall

All event updates will be on Facebook.

Be prepared to switch dance partners often! We’re a social dance club and the best way to work on your social dancing is to learn how to connect with different dancer styles and levels of experience.

Attire: Casual for DJ nights; Dressy Casual for live band nights. Closed toe shoes required. We suggest low-friction (fast) shoes with good support for the tiled floor.

Absolutely NO OUTSIDE food and drink.



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Oct 30, 2017

November 2017 Mixing 6+8-Count Lindy Hop with SwingColumbus

Join SwingColumbus for their November monthly lesson series! These 4-week lesson series are held THURSDAYS in November 2017. No partner required! We will rotate during the lesson so everyone can practice.

Classes will be 11/2, 11/9/, 11/16 and 11/30. We will skip the week of Thanksgiving.

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.

Mixing 6+8 Count Lindy Hop Series: 8:00 – 9:00 PM

Continue your journey to becoming a comfortable lindy hopper with the Lindyroos, Mark Calkins and Shannon Varner! In this series Shannon and Mark will show how you can mix 6 and 8 count swing patterns seamlessly within the same dance, while adding new turns and variations to add to your dance tool belt. There will be “new” topics covered in this series!

This class is designated “Beyond Basics”, meaning it is geared to dancers who are looking to move beyond our entry-level beginner classes. Individuals should already be familiar with 8 Count & 6 Count footwork, as well as mechanics of the Swing Out. If you have recently have taken a Lindy series, you are welcome to take this class.

This is a social dancing class.

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

Where: Columbus Learning Cooperative – 731 East Broad St, Columbus, Ohio 43205

Free parking in the large lot behind the building.

Class Option General Public Students / SwingColumbus Members
6+8 Count Lindy Hop $50 $45
TBD $50 $45
6+8 Count Lindy Hop & TBD
Suggested for intermediate/experienced dancers
$90 $80
**Not sure this is the class for you? Drop-In Price (ONLY 1st class of the month) $15 each $15 each

Cash or Check only at the registration desk.



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Oct 5, 2017

October 25 Swingin’ Wednesdays HALLOWEEN DANCE

 

Ghouls and Ghosts, it’s our 6th annual HALLOWEEN Dance + Costume Party! Dress up in your scariest or silliest deeds for our costume stroll at 9:30pm!

7:30 – 8:00 PM : Beginner swing dance lesson
8:00 – 11:00 PM : Halloween Dance + Costume Party
9:30 PM : Costume Stroll

Haven’t danced before? No Problem. A beginner East Coast Swing dance lesson is included in admission and will get you started to dance the rest of the night. No partner necessary.

7:30  –  8:00 PM : Beginner East Coast Swing dance lesson
             9:30 PM : Costume Stroll
8:00 – 11:00 PM : Halloween Dance + Costume Party

Admission:  $5 cash or credit card

Location: CD 102.5 Big Room Bar
Address: 1036 S Front St, Columbus, OH 43206
Parking: FREE parking lot next to building and behind Antique Mall

All event updates will be on Facebook.

Be prepared to switch dance partners often! We’re a social dance club and the best way to work on your social dancing is to learn how to connect with different dancer styles and levels of experience.

Attire: Casual for DJ nights; Dressy Casual for live band nights. Closed toe shoes required. We suggest low-friction (fast) shoes with good support for the tiled floor.

Absolutely NO OUTSIDE food and drink.



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Sep 20, 2017

October 2017 Intro to Lindy Hop & 20’s Style Charleston with SwingColumbus

Join SwingColumbus for their October monthly lesson series! These 4-week lesson series are held THURSDAYS in October 2017. 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.

Intro to Lindy Hop Series: 6:45 – 7:45 PM
This class is designed for dancers who have taken less than 4 Lindy Hop classes, or have never taken a class with SwingColumbus. Lindy Hop is the vintage swing dance of the 1940’s, and now is your chance to learn it from scratch. You will start with the fundamentals and learn everything you need to know to start lindy hopping! No experience necessary and no partner necessary! You will learn several of the basic moves, the Swingout, the Lindy circle, with some variations in the later weeks.

Many people take the Beginning Lindy Hop session several times, to build confidence with the 8-count basics.

20’s Style Charleston Series: 8:00 – 9:00 PM
The famous flapper of the 1920’s danced the Charleston. You can dance it too with Viktor and Reyna! This is a great dance for older, faster music and a great one to have in your pocket.

This is a social dancing class. No partner and no experience are required. However, students who are new to swing dance should be ready to be challenged.

This class is designed for dancers who have taken at least a few classes with SwingColumbus.

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

Where: Columbus Learning Cooperative – 731 East Broad St, Columbus, Ohio 43205

Free parking in the large lot behind the building.

Class Option General Public Students / SwingColumbus Members
Intro to Lindy Hop $50 $45
20’s Style Charleston $50 $45
Intro to Lindy Hop & 20’s Style Charleson
Suggested for intermediate/experienced dancers
$90 $80
**Not sure this is the class for you? Drop-In Price (ONLY 1st class of the month) $15 each $15 each

Cash or Check only at the registration desk.



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Sep 15, 2017

October 4 LIVE BAND! Joe Smith & the Spicy Pickles

Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles (Denver, CO) is a nationally touring seven-piece band that is spreading their love for vintage jazz and swing. Supporting their new album ‘Gin & Moonlight’, Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles will be touring the US during the fall of 2017.

The band fuses musical influences from the sounds of Count Basie, Benny Goodman, and Artie Shaw with the showmanship of Louis Armstrong, Lucky Millinder, and Jimmy Lunceford.

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Haven’t danced before? No Problem. A beginner East Coast Swing dance lesson is included in admission and will get you started to dance the rest of the night. No partner necessary.

7:30 – 8:00 PM : Beginner East Coast Swing dance lesson
8:00 – 11:00 PM : Dance to Joe Smith & the Spicy Pickles!

Admission:  $10 cash or credit card

Location: CD 102.5 Big Room Bar
Address: 1036 S Front St, Columbus, OH 43206
Parking: FREE parking lot next to building and behind Antique Mall

All event updates will be on Facebook.

Be prepared to switch dance partners often! We’re a social dance club and the best way to work on your social dancing is to learn how to connect with different dancer styles and levels of experience.

Attire: Casual for DJ nights; Dressy Casual for live band nights. Closed toe shoes required. We suggest low-friction (fast) shoes with good support for the tiled floor.

Absolutely NO OUTSIDE food and drink.



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Sep 7, 2017

Sept 17 SwingColumbus Summer Celebration!

Come to SwingColumbus’s annual Summer Celebration – a social event with tasty food and drinks, our very own swing dance related games, and plenty of time to hang out with your fellow dancers. If you missed our Summer celebration last year, you missed four teams giving all they had to win at our inventive SwingColumbus.

Meet your volunteer board members, learn what it means to purchase a membership, and join us in the SwingColumbus Olympics! We’ll challenge you with lawn games like Swing Amoeba Tag and Swing Dance Relay!

There will be a catered lunch at 1 PM. Please bring a snack or dessert to share!

Celebration will be held in the south shelter house at Thompson Park.

Where: Thompson Park 4250 Woodbridge Rd, Upper Arlington, Ohio 43220

When: Sunday Sept 17 at 1 PM

Cost: Free!

Parking: Small lot and street parking (free)



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