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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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UMSwing's Response to COVID-19

Hello Everyone,

The UMSwing executives have been monitoring changes in the local COVID-19 situation. We had implemented designated times during our lessons to wash or sanitize hands, but as the local situation changed rapidly throughout the day on Thursday March 12th, it became apparent that we must make the responsible decision to cancel our current session of classes. We are saddened that this is the course of action deemed necessary, but our first priority is the health and safety of our instructors, our volunteers, and our members.

This is a difficult situation for UMSwing as our elections for the 2020-2021 executive panel was to be held during the next two weeks and our AGM was to follow on April 1st. We are currently working on a solution and will inform you all once a decision has been made.

Swing dancing is based on physical contact and social interactions with numerous people. As such, it is a high risk activity that we recommend be avoided until the local COVID-19 situation is resolved. We urge you to protect yourself and others by refraining from attending large gatherings and implementing preventative measures against this virus such as diligent hygiene maintenance and practicing social distancing as recommended by the Government of Manitoba.

For more information on COVID-19 and how to take precautions, please visit Manitoba Health at

Message from the President of The University of Manitoba can be found at: https://

Thank you,
UMSwing Executive Team