Rhythm City Productions

Intro to Swing for Queer and gender non-conforming folks

These classes are small groups and are specifically created by and for Queer and gender non-conforming folks to enjoy a fun and welcoming space to learn, dance, and play. See details below for class dates and times.

Get started in the wonderful world of swing dancing! There’s nothing like moving in rhythm with a partner. Beginning Swing Lessons are designed to introduce the basics of Lindy hop steps and partner skills and get you out on the dance floor and having fun immediately.

The Thursday Queer Swing 1 class is followed by the weekly swing dance, Rhythm City Strut. It's free for Intro to Swing students! Each series is 5 weeks of 1 hr classes. Subscribe to our youtube channel for practice/review/recap videos.

  • $90 online / $95 at the door (for full 5 week series)
  • $150 for two people or Swing 1 & 2 for one person online/ $160 at the door
  • $45 in advance to repeat the series (Swing 1 only)
  • $50 limited subsidized access available for low incomes
  • All prices include GST
  • Please be considerate of others’ decision to mask or not, and be prepared to put on a mask as a courtesy to your dance partner if they request it.

See also First time taking dance lessons? tab above for lots more useful info, including class rotation policy and what it means to lead or follow. For info on Lindy hop and Swing history, what to wear, and what type of music to look for, see our What is Swing? page.

Swing 1


Swing 1 - Queer Swing Dance for beginners

Swing 1 - Queer Swing Dance for beginners

Thursday, Apr 11 - Thursday, May 16    
7:20pm - 8:20pm
Date change: April 11 to May 16 (no classes May 2 or May 9*). *We are waiting to hear from the venue which of these days [...]
Swing 1 - Queer Swing Dance for beginners

Swing 1 - Queer Swing Dance for beginners

Thursday, May 23 - Thursday, Jun 27    
7:20pm - 8:20pm
$50.00 - $90.00
*Note: There will be no class on June 13 Join this class for absolute beginner Swing (Lindy hop) dance material, as well as for a [...]

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The Swing dancers are coming to get you. Photo by Chris Loh.