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Swing Dance Classes for Absolute Beginners

Feeling nervous about trying your first swing dance class? Don’t sweat it! We’ve curated this list of classes friendly for beginners with zero dance experience. Try various styles like Lindy Hop and West Coast Swing to see what you like most.

USA Grand National Dance Championships

Renaissance Waverly Atlanta Hotel 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA, United States

Established in 1995, GNDC is the largest and most diverse Carolina Shag and West Coast Swing Dance Event in the World.

$80 – $175

YoZouk New York Congress

Hyatt Regency New Brunswick 2 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ, United States

A new generation of Brazilian Zouk Teachers from Brazil and Europe invade the USA for an epic congress and marathon! We will pre-party in Manhattan, then come together in an incredible hotel accessible internationally. The party ends with an epic Manhattan rooftop party! Come visit us and dance 7 days straight!

Free – $219

Camp Jitterbug

Century Ballroom 915 E Pine St, Seattle, WA, United States

Join us for the 22nd annual Camp Jitterbug held every year over Memorial Day weekend in Seattle Washington. Featuring workshops, lectures, competitions and social dancing at historic venues in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.

$229 – $289

MDJ Danceversary Celebration at EPA ft. Arjay Centeno

Emmanuel Pierre-Antoine Dance Studio 320 W 37th St, Fl 2, New York, NY, United States

Come join us for this special celebration of MDJ dance parties in NYC. It's our annual *DANCEVERSARY PARTY* We will be celebrating 21 years of dance parties in NYC for […]

$15 – $20

Open-Air Spring Swing Market

Greenpoint Waterfront 2 Noble St, Brooklyn, NY, United States

Greenpointers & Brooklyn Swings present: Spring Swing Market Sunday, May 28th 11:00 - 6:00 pm Free Entry More at Greenpointers Post Picture Over 3k visitors showed up to our market […]


Central Park Swings ft. Live Music

King Jagiello Plaza E. 79th St., East Side of the Turtle Pond, New York, NY, United States

An outdoor swing music concert and dance open to public. The music is live and there is a dance lesson at the start. You can come just for the music or you can bust out your own dancing. All of our events are permitted through NYC Parks and Recreation. Events are subject to cancellation due to weather.

Free – $10
Event Series Seaport Swings

Seaport Swings

Tin Building by Jean-Georges 96 South St, New York, NY, United States

Come support Seaport Swings at our trial run with new venue management. If we get enough people, we would like to continue this event throughout the summer like last year. […]


Air of the Month! with AJ & Laura

5th Wall Studio 156 N 4th St #7, Brooklyn, NY, United States

Hey friends! I'm starting a monthly aerials workshop series, and YOU'RE invited! Let's throw some air!!


Harlem’s Lindy Hop Tuesdays!

Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Community Center 34 W 134th St, New York, NY, United States

A GREAT Taste of Harlem Culture! Harlem's most famous dance is the Lindy Hop, partially derived from the Charleston of the 1920s. Come on and join us on Tuesday evenings at 7pm when you can experience and learn this exciting cultural dance art form.

Free – $10

Lindy Hop with Gaby & Nathan

92NY 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY, United States

Taught by Gaby Cook and Nathan Bugh. For dancers who know all the basics (Jig Walk, 6-count Turns, Swing Out, and Charleston). Dig deeper into Lindy-Hop vocabulary and principles of connection, musicality, and creativity. This class is designed to help dancers expand their social dance skills.