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 six-week sets of lessons at different skill levels. Register online or at the door!

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.

Check out our FAQ for answers to common questions.

Upcoming Beginning Lessons:
  • There are currently no upcoming beginning lessons scheduled. This is often the case at toward the end of the semester at Illinois, but there are always plenty during the regular school year!

Six-Week Lesson Sets

Current and Upcoming Six-Week Lesson Sets:
  • Right now, the semester is almost over or has just ended and we're working to schedule lessons for next semester. Be sure to check back soon!

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.