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Charlotte's home since 2007 for Lindy Hop, 
East Coast Swing, and other Swing-Era Dances

The next dances will be on March 1 and 15.

DJing for Swing Dances Workshop March 16 

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About Us

At Gottaswing Charlotte, we pride ourselves on fostering a fun environment where everyone is welcome. Whether you’re an experienced dancer or have never been on the hardwood before, we have something for you. We are a licensee of the largest swing-only dance instruction and promotion company in America,, with over 4,000 students annually. No previous dance experience is required, and we actively welcome all ages at all of our events.



Swing dancing is a fun, social activity where you meet great people and stay in shape, all at the same time!  (Plus, it’s way more fun than running on a treadmill at a gym.) And no dedicated partner is required! In keeping with the roots of this being a social dance, everyone can dance with everyone.



We offer group and private instruction in the swing dances of the 1930s and 1940s, including Lindy Hop, Charleston, East Coast Swing, and Balboa.  We also host at least two social dances every month.



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GottaSwing Charlotte is committed to ensuring that all of our attendees have a good time, and an evening free from harassment of any kind. To read our Code of Conduct, click here.

Participation in a Gottaswing Charlotte event signifies acceptance of our liability policies, as posted at our events and viewable here.












We are glad to hold all of our standard classes and social dances at:

First United Methodist Church in uptown Charlotte

501 N. Tryon Street

Charlotte NC 28202



Streetside parking is typically free in uptown Charlotte after 6 pm. You may also park in the 525 N. Tryon underground parking deck (enter on 9th Street) in the spaces reserved for First United Methodist Church. Take the elevator for the "Child Development Center" and bring your parking ticket in for free validation. 

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"Five Buck Friday"

Social Dances 



These dances focus on the fun of swing dancing, without a bunch of pretense or pressure. Just $5 gets you admission to 3 hours of swing dancing with DJs playing the best toe-tappingest swing tunes ever recorded. Want to wear jeans and t-shirt? Great! Want to get all dressed up in vintage attire? Also great!

Are you new to swing dancing, or want to brush up on your basics? We offer a drop-in "Introduction to Swing Dancing" lesson before each dance for an additional $5. No dedicated dance partner or dance experience needed, these lessons are designed to teach you everything you need to know to start having fun on the dance floor right away.

$5 Friday Schedule

7pm        Doors open

7:30pm   Introductory Lesson (additional $5 fee)

8:30pm   Social Dancing 


1-Day Workshop

DJing for Swing Dances

In this 2-hr class, DJ Brad will go over the artistic and technical elements of what it takes to be a great swing DJ. The fee is $30, which will be paid back to you the first time you DJ at a (pre-approved) Charlotte swing dance. Sign up for this workshop HERE.


We have two class series in March. Each series consists of 4 x 1 hour classes on Tuesday evenings March 5, 12, 19, and 26 at First UMC uptown, and costs $70.

Introduction to Lindy Hop

Lindy Hop was first developed by African American dancers in Harlem, and quickly became the most popular and exciting swing dance in the nation. In this series, Brad and Mich will teach all the basic steps and movements for this classic swing dance, including several different swing outs, variations, and other moves and spins you can start using right away.

No previous dance experience or dedicated dance partner required. Classes will be from 7-8 pm on Tuesday nights March 5, 12, 19, and 26. You can sign up for this class

Intermediate Lindy Hop - Swing Transitions

In this series, Jim and Mich will focus on moves that transition between Lindy Hop and other styles. Students will develop the skills to move smoothly between styles and maintain the flow of their dancing. Class will cover some basics of other swing dances as part of the transition.

Participants will be expected to already be comfortable doing swing outs from open and closed position, as well as the lindy circle. No dedicated dance partner required. Classes will be from 8-9 pm on Tuesday nights March 5, 12, 19, and 26. You can sign up for this class HERE.


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