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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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Oct 29 Swingin’ Wednesday: LIVE Band! Print E-mail

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SwingColumbus is bringing a live band to you.... for our annual Halloween Swingin' Wednesday. Dave Greer’s Classic Jazz Stompers, out of Dayton, OH, first hit the stage in the late 1980s, reintroducing the great jazz of the 1920s and 1930s to eager audiences.

Join us for some amazing live music! Not only will we have a live band, we'll be having our annual Halloween celebration. So pick out your costume now and let it shine out on the dance floor. If you remember the Soul Train dance line from last year you know we'll be having a good time!

7:30 PM – 8:00 PM : Beginner Swing Dance Lesson
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM : Dancing to live music by Dave Greer’s Classic Jazz Stompers!

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

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Swingology School - October 2014 Crash Course! Print E-mail

Wanna learn Shim Sham? Come on over!

Have you seen the Shim Sham performed at Nyohs every week and want to learn how it’s done? Then come to the Shim Sham School! Josh Sarkar and Caitlin Martin will be teaching Frankie Manning’s iconic line dance for this one time only, 2-hour crash course that’s sure to be a great time.

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!

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Swingology School - November 2014 Print E-mail

 

10712462_10152711264416998_6885439285392322421_oThis month, lessons will be taught by Mark Calkins and Shannon Varner.

These 3-week lesson series are held on Thursdays, running from November 6 thru November 20.

  • Big Apple Lesson Series: 7: 30 PM – 8:30 PM

    Mark Calkins and Shannon Varner will teach you how to dance The Big Apple! Choreographed by Frankie Manning in 1937, this solo dance is filled with high energy charleston movements and intricate jazz steps. Not only is it danced here in Columbus on occasion, but you are guaranteed to see it at most big swing dance events around the world! But don’t let that intimidate you: Mark and Shannon will be breaking the routine down into three parts- each taught in an hour during the intermediate time block at 7:30. The instruction is geared toward dancers who are learning or want to learn to solo dance and are interested in learning choreography.
  • Partnered Charleston Lesson Series: 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM

    Join Mark Calkins and Shannon Varner to learn Charleston, a vintage dance that answers the question, “What do I do when the music is too fast to lindy hop?” This 3-week series is for anyone who wants to learn Charleston for the first time or review partnered Charleston and the fundamental lead and follow connection for the dance.

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

Cost: $35 General / $30 Members cash or check ($15 first class only) – Register at the door!

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Nov 5, 2014 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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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

Nov 5, 2014 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Swingin' Wednesdays

Nov 6, 2014 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Big Apple - SwingColumbus Lesson Series

Nov 6, 2014 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Partnered Charleston - SwingColumbus Lesson Series

Nov 12, 2014 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

College ID Night! Swingin' Wednesdays

Nov 13, 2014 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Big Apple - SwingColumbus Lesson Series

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Regional Swing Events

Oct 31, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014

OSU Time Warp

Nov 5, 2014 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

SwingJam - Dayton, OH

Nov 6, 2014 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

SwinGallery - Cincinnati, OH

Nov 7, 2014 - Nov 10, 2014

Nevermore Jazz Ball

Nov 12, 2014 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

SwingJam - Dayton, OH

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National Swing Events

Dec 26, 2014 - Jan 1, 2015

Lindy Focus

May 8, 2015 - May 11, 2015

Midwest Lindyfest

Jun 6, 2015 - Jun 8, 2015

Stompology

Jun 12, 2015 - Jun 15, 2015

All Balboa Weekend

Aug 21, 2015 - Aug 24, 2015

ILHC

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