Gainesville Swing Dancing
Gainesville has a nice little dance scene going on,
and Swing dancing is a healthy contributor.
We run weekly Swing classes that concentrate on improving our skills.
The sessions focus on communication between partners and sound fundamentals.
We use the Partnership Dance
for a consistent method of signaling our partner
and teaching communication.
The sessions are two hours on Sunday nights from 7 to 9 pm.
We go over a concept and then play music to practise.
We repeat this process throughout the session,
so everyone gets in about twenty dances in the two hours.
Getting in twenty dances a week is a big help to improving
your Swing dancing, especially because the dances are structured
to help you work on a particular skill.
No partner is needed and we are gender neutral,
so you can dance either role.
We rotate partners throughout, though if you came with your
spouse and you do not want to rotate, that is all right too.
Classes are for all skill levels.
We cover a lot of ideas in each class.
Each person works on what they are ready for at the time.
Other Swing Dancing in Gainesville
There are a few places you can do Swing dancing in Gainesville:
- Our Swing classes at the Gainesville Dance and Music Association
- Mostly Swing with Richard Nalli every other Tuesday at the Boltin Center
- University of Florida Swing Club Friday nights at the Unified Training
Center and Wednesdays at the Reitz Union Colonade
- Ballroom dancing including some Swing at Imperial Dance Studio
- Swing and Sway at the Boltin Center on a couple of Thursdays and Fridays
Gainesville Dance Scene
You can go out and do some kind of dancing every night.
While we do not have the biggest dance scene,
we do have some advantages.
In Gainesville things are close together.
My longest drive is 7 minutes, 9 if there is traffic.
Dance sessions are inexpensive and often free.
We have a fairly large variety, including: Ballroom,
Clogging, Contra, English Country, International Folk,
Irish, Israeli, Salsa, Samba,
Scottish, Swing, Tango, Waltz and Zydeco.
Contact us to get on our email list and get updated with dance happenings.
for Gaineville's dance calendar.