CU Swing Dance is dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of the social and solo American jazz dances of the 1920's-1940's, and the incredible music, cultural history and very active community that they are linked to.
The club provides affordable weekly swing dance lessons at the beginnner and intermediate levels, taught by world-class professional teachers Evita Arce and Nathan Bugh. Lessons are open to all Columbia affiliates - the atmosphere is welcoming and supportive. If you stick with it, you will learn how to swing dance!
In addition to lessons, the club hosts huge semesterly dances with fanatastic live bands, social practice sessions every Tuesday night, and workshops throughout the semester. The club also boasts an audition-only performance troupe, which performs on campus and competes at various events, including the annual New York Intercollegiate Swing Exchange. New York City is home to a vibrant community of swing dancers and traditional jazz musicians, which CU Swing Dance Club members take full advantage of.