Rhythm City Productions

Intro to Swing

NOTE: due to high demand for the Intro to Swing 1 classes, we are planning for an additional Swing 1 series in late January/early February.

Email [email protected] to be notified re this upcoming extra class series.

 NEW this year! Solo Jazz beginner level!

Mondays at 6:15pm at EDAM, 303 east 8th.
starting Monday January 9 with the Shim Sham.
Click the link above for info and to register.

Beginning Swing Lessons are designed to get you out on the dance floor and having fun immediately. The Thursday Swing 1 class is followed by the weekly swing dance, Rhythm City Strut. It's free for Swing 1 and 2 students! Each series is 5 weeks of 1 hr classes. Subscribe to our youtube channel for practice/review/recap videos.

  • $85 / $90 at the door
  • $140 for two people or Swing 1 & 2 for one person online/ $150 at the door
  • $45 in advance to repeat the series (Swing 1 only)
  • $45 limited subsidized access available for low incomes
  • All prices include GST
  • Mask-wearing is recommended, though not required, so 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.

Intro to Swing

Get started in the wonderful world of swing dancing! There’s nothing like moving in rhythm with a partner. If you’ve always wanted to try but were afraid you’d have two left feet, these are the classes for you. Super basic and easy-going, learn to dance in a friendly, supportive environment. Meet new people, get moving, improve your co-ordination, and have a lot of fun! We start with an introduction to partner dance technique and 8-count swing dance basic steps, and we put them together so you can enjoy the dance and the music with any partner! No partner required to register or attend.

Swing 1

Swing 2

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05 Jan

Swing 2 - Beyond the Basics

Thursday, Jan 5 - Thursday, Feb 2    
6:45pm - 7:45pm
Pre-requisite: Swing 1 or equivalent. You should be comfortable with the 8-count basic and a few moves using that basic. 5 weeks of 1-hr classes. [...]
05 Jan

Swing 1 - Let's Get Moving

Thursday, Jan 5 - Thursday, Feb 2    
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Join this class for absolute beginner material, as well as for a refresher of these basics. See "First time taking dance lessons?" on Beginner classes [...]
09 Feb

Swing 2 - Beyond the Basics

Thursday, Feb 9 - Thursday, Mar 9    
6:45pm - 7:45pm
$45.00 - $85.00
Pre-requisite: Swing 1 or equivalent. You should be comfortable with the 8-count basic and a few moves using that basic. 5 weeks of 1-hr classes. [...]
09 Feb

Swing 1 - Let's Get Moving

Thursday, Feb 9 - Thursday, Mar 9    
8:00pm - 9:00pm
$45.00 - $85.00
Join this class for absolute beginner material, as well as for a refresher of these basics. See "First time taking dance lessons?" on Beginner classes [...]
Swing 2 - Beyond the Basics

Swing 2 - Beyond the Basics

Thursday, Mar 16 - Thursday, Apr 13    
6:45pm - 7:45pm
$45.00 - $85.00
Pre-requisite: Swing 1 or equivalent. You should be comfortable with the 8-count basic and a few moves using that basic. 5 weeks of 1-hr classes. [...]
16 Mar

Swing 1 - Let's Get Moving

Thursday, Mar 16 - Thursday, Apr 13    
8:00pm - 9:00pm
$45.00 - $85.00
Join this class for absolute beginner material, as well as for a refresher of these basics. See "First time taking dance lessons?" on Beginner classes [...]
20 Apr

Swing 2 - Beyond the Basics

Thursday, Apr 20 - Thursday, May 18    
6:45pm - 7:45pm
$45.00 - $85.00
Pre-requisite: Swing 1 or equivalent. You should be comfortable with the 8-count basic and a few moves using that basic. 5 weeks of 1-hr classes. [...]
20 Apr

Swing 1 - Let's Get Moving

Thursday, Apr 20 - Thursday, May 18    
8:00pm - 9:00pm
$45.00 - $85.00
Join this class for absolute beginner material, as well as for a refresher of these basics. See "First time taking dance lessons?" on Beginner classes [...]

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