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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 over 18 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!

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A Brand New Year, Open House and Classes!

Hey Folks!

A new school year brings a new round of open houses, classes, and teachers! Keep reading for the low down on all of our fantastic lessons this term!

Open House!
September 20, 7 pm, doors at 6:30
Multi-Purpose Room on the second floor of University Centre
A night jam packed with games, free lessons, prizes, demonstrations, dancing, and exclusive class discounts! Bring your friends, family, enemies, and acquaintances for a super fun night with some of the best swing dancers in Winnipeg. People of all ages, backgrounds, genders, and abilities are most welcome! No experience necessary, no partner necessary. But bring a water bottle, 'cause this dance party is going to get HOT

We are offering 4 classes for the Fall 2018 semester, with some stellar instructors. All classes
are 8 weeks long with 90 minutes of instruction per week. They will be held in 202 St John's College, with exception of classes on September 30, November 4, and November 21 (alternate location TBA)

Wednesday Classes - every Wednesday evening starting September 26

6:00pm - 7:30pm: Blues with Emily Hajer
Learn to groove to blues music, this class focuses on pulse, movement, improvisation, and partner connection. Student rate: $40, Non-Student: $45, Drop In: $10/lesson

7:30pm - 9:00pm: Jive with Marco Tomasello
Learn to Hit that Jive with the talented Marco! Jive is easy to learn and fun to do, and you can dance it to fast and slow music. Student rate: $40, Non-Student: $45, Drop In: $10/lesson

Sunday Classes - every Sunday evening starting September 30

6:00pm - 7:30pm - Lindy Hop with Emily Sinclair and Alex Harland
Learn the swing-out, the iconic move of Lindy Hop, the most popular swing dance. This class will focus on partner dancing, swing-outs, and other Lindy Hop moves. Student rate: $40, Non-Student: $45, Drop In: $10/lesson

7:30pm - 9:00pm - Charleston with Will Toni and Josh Peters
Charleston can be a very high energy dance, so get ready to sweat! In this class you will learn basic Charleston partner dancing, and how to incorporate solo jazz moves into solo or other partnered dances. Student rate: $40, Non-Student: $45, Drop In: $10/lesson

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