Swing Dancing Lessons

You can sign up right now, or at the door, for our next session of lessons beginning September 7, 2017. You can choose either of beginning swing or continuing swing, with classes at 8-9 PM on Thursdays at the Illini Union Room 314 (The location may change for specific dates so please check the calendar for the exact location).

Check out our FAQ for answers to common questions.

Multi-Week Lesson Sets

Current and Upcoming Multi-Week Lesson Sets:
  • Beginning Swing: Learn the basics of swing dancing with patterns designed to get you out and on the dance floor as quickly as possible. No previous experience required.
  • Continuing Swing: This lesson set continues on the dances learned in Beginning Swing.

Private Lessons

Besides the group lessons listed above, The Swing Society also offers private lessons. The basic cost structure of a private lesson varies per instructor per hour for up to two people. Private lessons can be held by either one instructor or a pair of instructors (both a lead and a follow). Travel outside of Champaign-Urbana may require a additional fee for the travel time and cost. For more details or questions, contact our lessons chairs at lessons@illiniswing.org.

We also offer large-group lessons for a wedding or other event. E-mail lessons@illiniswing.org for more info.