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

We have upcoming dances on August 2, September 6, and October 4. Sign up for our free email newsletter for possible bonus dances and events!

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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 (additional $5 fee)

8:30pm   Social Dancing 



Jim and Mich will be teaching two different class series on Tuesday nights in July, either of which you can sign up for right now! No dance experience or dedicated dance partner required for either class in July.


7pm - Beginner Lindy Hop: This class will cover the basics of Lindy Hop, one of the oldest and most dynamic swing dances. This class will be suitable for first-time dancers and any other beginners who want to incorporate some variety into their swing dancing. Sign up for this class series HERE.


8pm - Charleston Madness: The Charleston is a faster-paced dance that can be done solo or with a partner. This class will have you kicking your way across the dance floor in style. Sign up for this class series HERE.


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