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The University of Manitoba Swing Dance Club (UMSwing) is an entirely student-run organization that operates under the umbrella of the University of Manitoba Student's Union (UMSU). UMSwing is non-profit and works towards being able to provide affordable dance lesson to students and non-students. Although the majority of members are students, UMSwing is open to everyone and boasts members of all ages and skill levels. Founded in 2000, UMSwing is celebrating 15 years of introducing people of all ages and experiences levels to swing dancing. UMSwing welcomes anyone of any ages, even those who think they have two left feet or cannot dance, and they welcome the opportunity to prove you wrong!

Lessons and Events

UMSwing offers a large variety of lessons and social events year-round. If this is your first time learning to dance, we offer beginner lessons in Jive and Lindy Hop. For more intermediate dancers, we offer Intermediate Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa. Other styles that we teach include Swing Rueda, West Coast Swing, Blues, and Aerials. Whether you want to fly high with some Aerials, get a great workout from Charleston, or learn some sociable Lindy Hop, UMSwing has something for you to get you interested, having fun, and meeting new people in no time!

Fall Lessons 2015!


This term, we have lots of exciting new course content and teachers to peak your interest!

On Tuesdays (September 29 - November 17)
6:00-7:30 Beginner Lindy Hop (Taught by Nathan Lee)
7:30-9:00 Beginner Blues (Taught by Nathan Lee)

On Fridays (October 2 - November 20)
6:00-7:30 Beginner Balboa (Taught by Michelle Hnyduik and James Trenchard)
7:30-9:00 Beginner Jive (Taught by Brian Turchyn)

Courses (8 weeks of lessons) are $65 for students and $75 for non-students.

With such grand prices and enticing instructors, I dare you to come up with an excuse for not trying swing this term!