Welcome to GottaSwing!
We’re so excited to welcome you to our friendly and inclusive community!
Swing dancing is one of the most fun and positive social activities you’ll ever experience. You don’t need a partner or any previous dance background. Don’t have a partner? Don’t worry. We rotate partners in our classes, which means everyone gets to dance with everyone else.
The cornerstone of our approach to learning is our eight-week beginner session, where you will learn the basic skills of lead and follow, the three footwork patterns that are the basis of all forms of swing dancing (six-count, eight-count Lindy Whip and Circle, and Charleston), plus transitions between footwork and moves.
We also have 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 before you commit to a full session.
Feeling shy? Don’t be! We’ve all been there—it’s a little scary to walk into a room by yourself, but don’t worry. Everyone is a little nervous when they start something new, but we work hard to make everyone feel comfortable and relaxed. Our emphasis is on fun!
Our instructors will be there every step of the way as they teach you the basics and they’ll be happy to answer all your questions.
New beginner sessions are starting soon in a location near you in Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland. Join us!
Still not sure? Visit our FAQ for answers to your questions, click here to visit our schedule and register for a class, or contact us if you have any inquiries.