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

We will hold $5 Friday Dances on
April 21, May 5, June 2,
and July 7, 2023

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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.



Don’t forget to sign up to receive our email Newsletter while you’re here! It’s the best way to get the latest news about our offerings.  Just complete the brief form on the "Contact Us" page. You can unsubscribe at any time.

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

8:30pm   Social Dancing 

Coronavirus Protocols

(updated 2/12/23 - Applies to the March 3, 2023 Dance)

Since the daily average number of Coronavirus cases in Mecklenburg County is under 200, catching the Coronavirus presents a less likely risk at the moment. Therefore, in accordance with CDC and WHO guidelines, and current social dancing best practices, Gottaswing Charlotte requires the following in order to attend one of our events:

1) Masks may be worn, but will not be required.

2) Participants still must show proof of either A) Vaccination against the Coronavirus (you may bring your Vaccination Record Card or a legible photograph of it), or B) that they have recovered from the Coronavirus within the past 6 months. 

Please check back before future events, as our requirements will change according to official guidance and the current state of social dancing best practices.



Group Classes are currently cancelled due to the pandemic.

For information on private lessons, email

We are offering two weekly classes Tuesday nights in July 2021. Neither class requires any dance experience or dedicated dance partner. Both classes require proof of Coronavirus vaccination in order to attend. Class sizes will be limited, and changing partners during the classes will not be required.

At 7 pm we are offering an Introduction / Review of 6-Count Swing. We will go over the basic steps, a little bit of technique, and tons of moves.  Classes are 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, and 7/27 at 1st UMC, and the cost is just $50 for the series. Sign up for this class HERE.

At 8 pm there will be a special 2-week class on the Shim Sham, a world famous line dance using solo jazz swing moves. This is not a partnered class, so individual participants can remain socially distanced from one another. Classes are 7/6 and 7/13 at 1st UMC, and the cost is just $25 for the series. Sign up for this class HERE.


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