Jul 12, 2017

July 19 LIVE BAND! Harlequin Jazz Band

Live Band Night on July 19th, featuring the Harlequin Jazz Band!

Harlequin Jazz Band is a trad jazz band based in Huntsville, Alabama that has it’s own brand of comedy and lightheartedness. They love to inspire fun and creativity on the dance floor!

Check them out here! https://youtu.be/w6b9lP9idc0

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 Harlequin Jazz 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; Cocktail for live band nights. Closed toe shoes required. Veteran dancers, we suggest low-friction (fast) shoes for the tiled floor.

Absolutely NO OUTSIDE food and drink.



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Jun 13, 2017

July 8 SwingColumbus on a Saturday Night

Welcome to the July edition of SwingColumbus on a Saturday Night. We are ecstatic to announce that MEGAN AND HER GOODY GOODIES will be playing for us as we dance the night away!

This dance is held at the Fourth Avenue Christian Church building in the lower-level ballroom. This is a special night and we encourage you to wear your fanciest duds!

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

Saturday July 8, 2017
7:30 PM – 8:00 PM :  Drop-in lesson (free with cost of entry)
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM :  Dancing to Megan and her Goody Goodies!

Admission: Cash or Check only
$15 General Public
$12 Member or Student
$10 Member & Student

SwingColumbus 2017 Membership is now OPEN!

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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Jun 7, 2017

June 14! Special Performance at Swingin’ Wednesdays!

We have a special performance from our Summer Performance group on June 14th!

SwingColumbus’ Summer Performance Group is back! This year Mark Calkins & Shannon Varner taught one of their favorite (and original!) routines, the Cement Mixer routine!

Haven’t danced before? No Problem. A beginner 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 swing dance lesson
8:00 – 11:00 PM : Dance to DJs; special performance around 9:15 PM!

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

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; Cocktail for live band nights. Closed toe shoes required. Veteran dancers, we suggest low-friction (fast) shoes for the tiled floor.

Absolutely NO OUTSIDE food and drink.



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May 30, 2017

June 2017 Lindy Hop 102 & Charleston 102 with SwingColumbus

Join SwingColumbus for their June monthly lesson series! These 4-week lesson series are held THURSDAYS in June 2017. The lessons will be on Thursdays, starting June 1, with the final lesson being on June 22.

SwingColumbus strongly encourages their students to attend all four 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.

Lindy Hop 102 Series: 6:30 – 7:30 PM
This class is designed to be a great introduction into the style and technique of Lindy Hop. Whether you have taken a lindy hop class before or have never tried it, Lindy 102 will provide you with the foundations you need to swing out! There is no partner required for the series either!

Lindy 102 is a four-week progressive series, with each lesson lasting one hour.

Charleston 102 Series: 7:45 – 8:45 PM
This class is designed to be a great introduction into the style and technique of Charleston. Whether you have taken a lindy hop class before or have never tried it, Charleston 102 will provide you with the foundations you need to get on the dance floor, and kick it up, Charleston style! There is no partner required for the series.

Charleston 102 is a four-week progressive series, with each lesson lasting one hour.

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
First Class (of the month) $15 each $15 each
Lindy Hop 101 $50 $45
Charleston 101 $50 $45
Lindy Hop 101 & Charleston 101 $90 $80

Cash or Check only at the registration desk.



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May 23, 2017

June 3 SwingColumbus on a Saturday Night

Welcome to the June edition of SwingColumbus on a Saturday Night.

This dance is held at the Fourth Avenue Christian Church building in the lower-level ballroom. This is a special night and we encourage you to wear your fanciest duds!

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

Saturday March 4, 2017
7:30 PM – 8:00 PM :  Drop-in lesson (free with cost of entry)
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM :  Dancing

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

SwingColumbus 2017 Membership is now OPEN!

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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May 19, 2017

This Weekend! Columbus Lindy & Blues Exchange 11

Our big swing dance festival weekend, the Columbus Lindy and Blues Exchange Weekend, is upon us! We’ve made all of the dances a la carte so you can create your own weekend schedule!

To purchase a la carte options, arrive with exact cash or check made out to SwingColumbus LLC.

Dance

Location

Description

Price

Friday Evening
8 PM – Midnight
First Congregation Church – Parish Hall
444 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215
Artie Shaw Night
“Artie Shaw inspired” tunes by the Moonshine Rhythm Club
$25
Friday Late Night
12:30 AM – 4 AM
Dance Tonight Columbus
155 N 5th St, Columbus, OH 43215
Local Blues Dive
Late night blues by John Henry and the Rainmakers
 $15
Saturday Afternoon
Noon – 5 PM
Awaken Church
296 W 4th Ave, Columbus, OH 43201
Board Games & Brunch (Noon – 2 PM)
Live swing music by 9th Street Stompers (2 PM – 5 PM)
“Frankie Says” Contest

Parents: You’re welcome to bring your children, but you are responsible for their well-being.
 $20
Saturday Evening
8 PM – Midnight
First Congregation Church – Parish Hall
444 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215
Chick Webb vs Count Basie Night
Chick Webb and Count Basie charts performed by John Vermeulen’s Swing Orchestra
Best Dressed Contest
$25
Saturday Late Night
12:30 AM – 4 AM
Dance Tonight Columbus
155 N 5th St, Columbus, OH 43215
Vintage Blues Late Night
An entire late night of slower vintage-y blues selections by Moonshine Rhythm Club feat. Lon Eldridge
 $15
Sunday Afternoon
1 PM – 5 PM
Homestead Park Lakeside Pavilion
4675 Cosgray Rd Hilliard, OH 43026
Dance In The Park
Live swing and blues music by the Moonshine Rhythm ClubParents: You’re welcome to bring your children, but you are responsible for their well-being.
 $15

There are no Sunday evening or Sunday late night dances.

Event updates will be announced on the Facebook event page.

Combinations
$50 Evenings Only
$30 Late Nights Only
$35 Afternoons Only
$75 Evenings & Late Nights Only

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Thank you and happy dancing!
SwingColumbus



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May 1, 2017

May 2017 Lindy Hop 101 & Charleston 101 with SwingColumbus


Join SwingColumbus for the re-launch of their monthly lesson series! These 4-week lesson series are held THURSDAYS in May 2017.

You must attend the first class to join the entire series.

Lindy Hop 101 Series: 6:30 – 7:30 PM
This month SwingColumbus is pleased to have Binaebi Calkins and Mark Vandevender teaching Lindy 101. Both Binaebi and Mark have been members of Team SwingColumbus and bring their unique and joyful styles to their teaching. Lindy 101 is also the starting point for our Lindy 100 series, allows for our students to spread out their learning over three classes. Keep an eye out for Lindy 102 and Lindy 103, coming later in 2017!

Charleston 101 Series: 7:45 – 8:45 PM
This month SwingColumbus is pleased to have Dan Hoy and Gail Clendenin teaching Charleston 101. Dan and Gail have been on Team SwingColumbus and were captains of the team this year. They both bring their passion for dance into their teaching!Charleston 101 is also the starting point for ourCharleston 100 series, allows for our students to spread out their learning over three classes. Keep an eye out for Charleston 102 andCharleston 103, coming later in 2017!

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
First Class (of the month) $15 each $15 each
Lindy Hop 101 $50 $45
Charleston 101 $50 $45
Lindy Hop 101 & Charleston 101 $90 $80


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Apr 13, 2017

April 26 LIVE BAND! Mickey James and the Queen City Crew

Live Band Night on April 26th, featuring the Mickey James and the Queen City Crew!

Mickey James and the Queen City Crew is a high-energy, 6-piece band whose youthful & nostalgic look and sound will entertain music lovers of all ages, providing the perfect combination of Classic and Contemporary Swing, Jazz, R&B, blues, rock and roll, and many other styles. This powerhouse band provides a youthful flair to the classic sounds of, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darrin, James Brown, as well as the more contemporary sounds of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Michael Buble, current pop artists, and so much more!

Haven’t danced before? No Problem. A beginner 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 swing dance lesson
8:00 – 11:00 PM : Dance to the Mickey James and the Queen City Crew!

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

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; Cocktail for live band nights. Closed toe shoes required. Veteran dancers, we suggest low-friction (fast) shoes for the tiled floor.

Absolutely NO OUTSIDE food and drink.



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Apr 4, 2017

April Monthly Lesson Series Taster

SwingColumbus is excited to announce that they monthly lesson series will be back in full “swing” in May 2017! Before the big kick off, we wanted to offer all of our dancers a taste of what the lessons will be like by hosting two Tasters.

What is a “Taster?”

This FREE taster event will give the greater swing community an idea of what our monthly series will be like, including:

  • Time frame
  • Format
  • Class level expectation

We hope this taster will help our dancers have a good feel for what to expect from lessons. We also hope to give you a strong idea of the “level” to best fit your current skills.

Early registration for our May series will be available at this event.
All Taster attendees will receive $5 registration!

Hope to see you at the Taster!

April 20: Monthly Lesson Sampler 1

When: April 20, 2017 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

  • Open House: 20 minute samples of classes e.g. Lindy 101, Charleston 101
  • Open office hours: 5 – 10 minute private lesson samplers and one-on-one feedback

April 27: Monthly Lesson Sampler 2

When: April 27, 2017 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

  • Open House: 20 minute samples of classes e.g. Lindy 101, Charleston 101
  • Open office hours: 5 – 10 minute private lesson samplers and one-on-one feedback
Attire: Athletic dress and closed-toe shoes with low/no friction

Where: TBD

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

Admission: Free!



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April 12 LIVE BAND! Moonshine Rhythm Club


Live Band Night on April 12th, featuring the Moonshine Rhythm Club!

Moonshine Rhythm Club brings old-school swing and jazz to life with joyful arrangements and energetic playing that makes this vintage music sound like it was written this morning. The boys seek out deep cuts from the 30s and 40s, take their favorite parts from classic big band recordings, and distill them into their signature sound. That 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. On top of this lays classy and hip vocals with a lighthearted humor.

Haven’t danced before? No Problem. A beginner 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 swing dance lesson
8:00 – 11:00 PM : Dance to the Moonshine Rhythm Club!
Event updates on the Facebook event

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

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; dress up for live band nights. Closed toe shoes required. Veteran dancers, we suggest low-friction for the tiled floor.



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Feb 20, 2017

March 15 LIVE BAND! 9th Street Stompers

 

Live Band Night on March 15th, featuring the 9th Street Stompers!

The 9th Street Stompers are an outfit of well-dressed no-counts chopping on acoustic instruments and singing about life, death, love, and liquor. Hailing from Chattanooga, Tennessee, they cull up the musical scenery of an era when the lines between swing, gypsy jazz, blues, rockabilly, and tango weren’t nearly as hard and fast as the drinking and dancing. Steering clear of much of the novelty and kitsch associated with pre-war music, they choose to demonstrate the modern relevance of their chosen medium.

Haven’t danced before? No Problem. A beginner 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 swing dance lesson
8:00 – 11:00 PM : Dance to the 9th Street Stompers!
Event updates on the Facebook event

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

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; dress up for live band nights. Closed toe shoes required. Veteran dancers, we suggest fast shoes for the tiled floor.



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March 4 SwingColumbus on a Saturday Night

Welcome to the March edition of SwingColumbus on a Saturday Night. We are ecstatic to announce that the WHIRLYBIRDS will be playing for us as we dance the night away!

This dance is held at the Fourth Avenue Christian Church building in the lower-level ballroom. This is a special night and we encourage you to wear your fanciest duds!

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

Saturday March 4, 2017
7:30 PM – 8:00 PM :  Drop-in lesson (free with cost of entry)
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM :  Dancing to the WHIRLYBIRDS

Admission: Cash or Check only
$15 General Public
$12 Member or Student
$10 Member & Student

SwingColumbus 2017 Membership is now OPEN!

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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