Teaching Jitterbug and Lindy Hop since 1994, our eight-week beginner and intermediate 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, no partner required (we rotate partners in class). In addition to our regular classes, we also offer specialty classes: aerials, team performance, Balboa, and advanced styling, to name but a few.
Gottaswing brings you the best in weekly, monthly and special-event dances with recorded and live music featuring local, national and internationally-recognized swing bands. Dancers of all ages, all styles and all levels of experience are welcome. You never need a partner and many dances include a beginner swing lesson in the price of admission. Check out our Calendar and Special Events for our full schedule.
What is swing?
“Swing” is the music, and “swing dancing” is the family of dances that developed to the new musical style that began with the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s. Taking elements of jazz, tap, the Breakaway, the Charleston and the new syncopated rhythms of the era, a new dance style emerged—Lindy Hop. Almost 90 years later, swing dancing with its many variations is still going strong.