New to Swing?

Welcome Beginners

Teaching Jitterbug and Lindy Hop since 1994, Gottaswing’s eight-week beginner and intermediate group classes have set the gold standard in swing dance instruction. You never need a partner; we rotate partners in our classes so everyone has a chance to learn and practice. Classes are open to dancers of all ages (students under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult).

• Beginner classes: The essentials of swing, you’ll learn the three footwork patterns that are the basis of all swing dancing—six-count; eight-count Lindy Whip and Circle; Charleston—plus lead-and-follow skills, transitions, and more.
• Intermediate classes: Building on the basics, you’ll improve your skills and increase your dance vocabulary.
• Specialty classes: We offer all sorts of topics like aerials, team performance, Balboa, advanced styling, and more.

Did we mention that you never need a partner? As in the Lindy community worldwide, we mandate that students rotate partners in our classes, so everyone dances with everyone else. This prevents back-leading by followers, and accustoms both leads and follows to dancing with different partners. Our 25+ years of teaching experience has only further convinced us this is the fastest and most effective way to learn.

We also host lots of dances and special events that include a beginner lesson in the price of admission, which is a great way to be introduced to the joys of swing dancing and increase your comfort on the dance floor.

Join the fun! Swing dancing is a great way to get some exercise, meet new and friendly people, and enjoy great music. We can’t wait to meet you. 

LEARN, EXERCISE, AND SOCIALIZE

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