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Weekly Swing Dancing in Spokane

Woodside Swing provides vintage swing dance opportunities in Spokane, WA. We teach Lindy Hop, Charleston, Collegiate Shag and Balboa. Connect with us on Facebook or Instagram, and check our calendar below for specific event details.

We have two regular weekly events: Thursday Evening Swing, on Thursdays 6:30-9:00 pm, and Monday night social practice, 7-9pm. And we have a special live-music event coming up on June 28: Hooptown Hop!

Want to save some time at the door and haven't signed the waiver yet for 2024? Do so here.

Thursday Evening Swing

Join us at the Woman's Club of Spokane - 1428 W 9th Ave - for lessons and social dancing every Thursday night! We have two lessons every week, at the same time in different rooms - a drop-in lesson for first-time beginners and a progressive series for leveling up your dancing week to week. No partner or experience is necessary. Check our Facebook page or the calendar below for details on the specific lesson content for this week.

When you first come to Woodside Swing, you'll start out in the beginner drop-in class, learning basic six-count Lindy Hop. It'll be a similar lesson each week, starting with the basic step and adding different things on each time. Once you're comfortable with the beginner material, your next step should be a progressive class, ideally an eight-count Lindy Hop class. Most people should spend about three months in the beginner drop-in class before moving on to the progressive classes.

Doors open 6:15pm
Lessons 6:30pm-7:30pm
Social dancing 7:30pm-9pm
$10 for the lesson and the dance, or $5 for just the dance. $5 for students with student ID.
Register online for a month at a time for $35, and you get free entry to Jumpin' at the Woodside for the month too!

Monday Practice - Jumpin' at the Woodside

Jumpin' at the Woodside - a Social Practice night on Mondays - is here for you to practice whatever you are working on! This is not quite a normal social dance - though you're welcome to use the space for dancing if you want. It's an environment where we can help each other upgrade our dancing by asking for feedback, working on moves, etc.Want some guided practice? There will be teachers around, and you can sign up at the door for a 10 minute mini private lesson! Even better: if you've registered online for our Thursday classes for the month, you can utilize this practice space for free!


7pm-9pm Mondays @ The Jumping Jackalope
$5 at the door, or free if you've registered online for Thursdays for the month.
226 W Riverside Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

Hooptown Hop

Join Woodside Swing for an evening of dancing to live music on Friday, June 28, 2024! We'll have dance lessons from guest instructors Ariel Goh and Chris Walters, and live foot-tappin' tunes from Zonky Jazz Band. There's no better place to be on Hoopfest Eve.

5:45 pm doors open
6pm intermediate lesson from Ariel and Chris
7pm beginner lesson from Ariel and Chris
8-10pm dancing to live music from Zonky Jazz Band

Attire: your normal live-music swing dancing outfits, OR basketball clothes!

Woman's Club of Spokane
1428 W 9th Ave

$20 at the door
$15 online preregistration (closes at noon on June 28)

All ages
No partner or experience necessary!

Events

We have a special weekend of dancing and music coming up July 14-16 at the Woman's Club!
We're hosting live music from the Zonky Jazz Band and bringing in guest instructors Ben White and Elaine Buchignani from Seattle for a weekend of dances, jazz, workshops and more!

Tickets are available for the whole weekend, or for the separate evening events.
Online ticket sales close at noon on Friday, July 14
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Full-weekend pass, with access to all events below: $60 online or $75 at the door.
For students with student ID: $50 online or $60 at the door


Friday:
($10 online, $15 at the door)
Doors open 5:30pm
Intermediate Lindy Hop lesson 6pm - 7pm
Beginner Lindy Hop lesson 7pm - 8pm
Social dancing 8pm - 10pm

Saturday Workshops:
(Part of the full-weekend pass)
Doors open 9:30am
Morning block 10am - 12:30pm
Lunch 12:30pm - 2pm
Afternoon block 2pm - 4:30pm

Saturday Evening:
($15 online, $20 at the door)
Doors open 7pm
Mini-lesson 7:30pm - 8pm
Social dancing to live music 8pm - 10pm

Sunday:
(part of the full weekend pass)
Doors open 10:30am
Brunch, Intro to Musicality class, and Q&A with Ben White 11am - 12:30pm
DJ'd music 12:30pm - 2pm

All events are at the Woman's Club of Spokane
1428 W 9th Ave, Spokane, WA 99204

Event Calendar

Classes in Spokane

We host a variety of swing dance classes in Tacoma, Redmond, Seattle, Spokane and the surrounding areas. Whether you've never set foot on the dance floor or you're a​ top competitor, we've got learning opportunities for you! Check out the classes page in the link below to see all of our current offerings, and if you have any questions please drop us a line at info@syncopationfoundation.org.

Classes Offered:

Intro to Swing

Lindy Hop 1

Lindy Hop 2