Swing Dancing Lessons

Want to learn to dance? During each and every semester (including during the Summer), The Swing Society offers a series of different lessons, from free beginning lessons to extremely affordable multi-week sets of lessons at different skill levels. Register online or at the door!

Check out our FAQ for answers to common questions.

Free Beginning Lessons

One of the best ways to get started swing dancing is to join us for one of our free beginning lessons that are offered before most of our special event dances. These lessons are free with the admission of the dance, many of which are free already, and covers enough materal to get you dancing with some basic moves.

Upcoming Beginning Lessons:

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.