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.

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Gotham Jazz – Speakeasy in the Sky

Somewhere Nowhere NYC 112 W 25th St, Fl 38 & 39, New York, NY

Somewhere in the middle of nowhere is a speakeasy in the sky… here the band is swinging, the singer singing, the tapper tapping, and a burlesque dancer peeling away all the layers of the outside world. Join us every Wednesday as we step back in time; the twenties are roaring again - you won’t want to miss it.

Free
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Swing 1 (Beginner) w/ Adrienne Weidert

You Should Be Dancing...! 37 W 26th St, New York, NY

For students with no prior knowledge or background in Lindy Hop / Swing, this class is an introduction to the look and feel of social swing dancing.

$30 – $99
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Intro to Lindy Hop (Level 3)

Kilowatt Dance Theater 4 W 43rd St #803, New York, NY

Learn the fundamental steps and classic stylings of this original NYC, African American dance form. No partner required. Swing experience required.

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Intro to Balboa (Level 1) w/ Milo Saidl

Kilowatt Dance Theater 4 W 43rd St #803, New York, NY

Balboa is a partnered swing dance that originated in the 1930s in Southern California, particularly in the beachside resort named Balboa. Back in the day, crowded dance halls often had strict rules which prohibited the Charleston and other exuberant dances, so a dance which required very little space naturally evolved. All classes are 55 minutes, ... Read more

$20
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Beginner Lindy Hop w/ Stephanie Shapiro

Danznik Studios 240 W 37th St, New York, NY

Swing with us and let your inner Lindy Hop out! Enroll now for the full course and get moving in this fun and energetic class. FREE supervised practice time included. Email [email protected] for more info. See you on the dance floor!

$20 – $150
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Lindy Variations (Level 4)

Kilowatt Dance Theater 4 W 43rd St #803, New York, NY

The ability to take your basic Lindy Hop patterns and change them to suit your needs or music WHILE YOU ARE DANCING is a skill. This class will teach slight changes to your patterns and give your moves more intricacy, style, flare, and pop.

$20
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Solo Jazz Jam w/ The Bathtub Ginnys

You Should Be Dancing...! 37 W 26th St, New York, NY

Solo Jazz Jam with the Bathtub Ginnys Come workshop your solo jazz with The Bathtub Ginnys. We will focus on teaching and refining basics, committed movement, polishing lines for performance, and how to use solo jazz steps in choreography and jams. All levels are encouraged to attend as our primary goal is to make you ... Read more

$30 – $100
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Foxtail – Cocktails & Jazz

Foxtail in The Arlo Soho 231 Hudson St, New York, NY

Join us every Thursday & Saturday for the top hot jazz & swing bands in NYC at the beautiful & intimate FOXTAIL cocktail bar at the Arlo Soho. Featuring exquisite cocktails and a delicious menu, perfect for after work or a meetup with friends!

Free
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Frim Fram Jam

You Should Be Dancing...! 37 W 26th St, New York, NY

Lindy Hop Returns to Thursdays! We’re thrilled to be back to our regular Thursday nights! Here’s the scoop on Frim Fram 2.0, including our earlier start time!

$12 – $15
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HOUSE OF WEST – Thursday Swing Nights | Intro Lesson & Social Dance

Danznik Studios 240 W 37th St, New York, NY

Take a break from the mundane work week and come for the chill, cozy vibes. House of West is NYC's newest place to learn, practice, and social dance West Coast Swing (WCS). New to WCS? Attend the FREE Intro to West Coast Swing class at 9pm, no experience or partner necessary. All levels are welcome. ... Read more

$16 – $20
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First Fridays Dance Party – Open Dancing, All Styles

You Should Be Dancing...! 37 W 26th St, New York, NY

If you’re looking for a place to go and dance the night away, look no further! Every First Friday of the month, we’ll be hosting a dance party at YSBD…! From 8pm to midnight. We know that when it comes to dancing, everyone has their own style and preferences. That’s why we’re offering you an ... Read more

$12 – $15

Workshops with WCS Champion Erica Smith

Ballroom Hub 412 8th Ave, Fl 4, New York, NY

School is back in session and Gotham Swing club so super glad to have Erica Smith in for two one-hour workshops. The workshops will be Intermediate level but there is no prerequisite (you don't have to qualify to take them). Additionally, Erica will be available for private lessons. Please contact Brian King or any member ... Read more

$15 – $45
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Swing Remix Outdoor Dance at Riverside Park

Riverside Park W 66th & Riverside Blvd, New York

Saturdays at 7:00pm we have a public-space, outdoor dance. We will meet for 2.5 hours at the beautiful outdoor deck area overlooking The Hudson river and New Jersey at 66 street and Riverside Boulevard.

Free
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Foxtail – Cocktails & Jazz

Foxtail in The Arlo Soho 231 Hudson St, New York, NY

Join us every Thursday & Saturday for the top hot jazz & swing bands in NYC at the beautiful & intimate FOXTAIL cocktail bar at the Arlo Soho. Featuring exquisite cocktails and a delicious menu, perfect for after work or a meetup with friends!

Free
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Gotham Swing – Lesson & Social Dance

Ballroom Hub 412 8th Ave, Fl 4, New York, NY

Every second Saturday, join the Gotham Swing Club for their monthly dance. UPCOMING September – DJ Marlon Int'l, Instructor Sophie Cazenueve October – WCS Champion Erica Smith teaches two workshops & DJs SCHEDULE 8:30-9pm - Lesson 9pm-12am - Social dancing PRICING $15 Gotham Swing Club members $20 non-members COVID POLICY Admission to the dance will ... Read more

$15 – $20
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The Deep Dive | Fusion Workshop

The Pearling Principle 252 W 30th St, Apt 8A, New York, NY

Come discover the heart of fusion dance with Brendan & Arielle. Our workshop will explore subtle partnered connections, opportunities for authentic expression, gentle approaches to explosive lifts, and how best to create lots of warm fuzzies! Our goal is to broaden your dance experience in a way that’s connected, expressive, dynamic, meaningful and beautiful. Come ... Read more

$20
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Swing 1 (Beginner) w/ Stina Dallons

You Should Be Dancing...! 37 W 26th St, New York, NY

For Students with no prior knowledge or background in Lindy Hop / Swing, this class is an introduction to the look and feel of social swing dancing.

$24 – $100
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Absolute Beginner Swing Dance (Level 1)

Kilowatt Dance Theater 4 W 43rd St #803, New York, NY

Absolute Beginner Swing. Learn cool moves to classic tunes! This progressive, basic swing dance class will teach the absolute beginner how to Jitterbug or what is now known as East Coast Swing.

$20
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Beginner Lindy Hop w/ Stephanie Shapiro

Danznik Studios 240 W 37th St, New York, NY

Swing with us and let your inner Lindy Hop out! Enroll now for the full course and get moving in this fun and energetic class. FREE supervised practice time included. Email [email protected] for more info. See you on the dance floor!

$20 – $150