• LIVE MUSIC Murray Riddell Big Band - Saturday Swingout
    Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 08:00 PM
    Location: Ted Motyka's Dance Studio
  • Shim Sham Workshop
    Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 06:00 PM
    Location: 201 St John's College
  • Reading Week - No UMSwing Lessons
    Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 12:00 PM
    Location: University of Manitoba
  • Cheapest Possible Dance Night!
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 06:00 PM
    Location: 108 St. John's College
  • Demo for Orientation!
    Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 11:30 AM
    Location: 1st Floor University Centre - University of Manitoba
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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!

New! Events! Lessons!

Our first round of classes are over, but we're already gearing up for a fantastic second semester. However, before lessons begin we have a couple of great events coming up:

Swing out the Old and the New! UMSwing presents: Saturday Swing Out
Saturday December 9
The Hub Social Club, 3rd floor University Centre
8:00 - Beginner swing dance lesson
9:00 - Live Band
11:30 - Electro swing DJ J Order
Come down the The Hub on Saturday to dance away Fall Term blues! If you need a refresher, Nathan will be teaching the beginner swing dance lesson starting at 8 pm. At 9 pm a 4 piece live band led by Brad Shigeta will play 3 sets, followed by DJ J Order spinning electro swing and house music.
Tickets are available at Answers in 1st floor University Centre, or get in touch with us!
$10 for current UMSwing students (in advance)
$15 in advance
$20 at the door

UMSwing Open House!
Thursday, February 1, 2018
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bring all your friends! Tell everyone!
Come check out the open house for free lessons, contests, prizes, demonstrations from our fabulously talented teachers, and ONE DAY ONLY discounts on classes!
If you are interested in volunteering for set up, door shift, and take down shoot us an email letting us know.

We have some exciting classes and teachers lined up for you this semester. Classes will run on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings for 8 weeks starting February 6, taking a break for reading week, and ending on April 4.
They will be held in 201 St. John's College

6:00 pm - Jive with Emily Sinclair
7:30 pm - Blues with Joe Pilapil

6:00 pm - Lindy Hop with Nathan Lee
7:30 - Charleston with Jill White and Josh Peters

Classes are $40 each for students and $45 for non students.
Drop in rates are $10 per lesson