Our favorite dance events and resources
Like with all social events, take care to make sure an event is actually happening when and where you expect, before you leave
UU Dance Fellowship; Columbus Swing Dance Club
Elizabeth Blackwell Dance (1st,2nd,3rd,4th Saturdays of the month); Mary Rawlins
Too Left Feet Group Classes (1:30 & 2:30pm)
This is not an event of itself, this is a Yahoo! group named "drdanceswings" maintained by a dedicated Columbus Ohio dance enthusiast. The group includes a calendar and a mailing list you can subscribe to for ongoing updates about dancing events in and around Columbus, Ohio. It is an excellent source of current information. You must have a Yahoo! id, but registering is easy and free. Just go to yahoo.com and click on "Sign in" to get started.
This is a web of websites that track dance-related events worldwide, anchored at http://www.dancemetonight.com. This is a great place to check before you travel so you can dance wherever you go! You can also go straight to the Columbus/Ohio section of this web here, and then choose the night of the week you want to go out.
This is another website that can be helpful in finding a place to dance.http://www.whenyougottadance.com/
These group classes are held almost every Sunday afternoon with a Beginner session starting at 1:30pm and an Intermediate session starting at 2:30pm. Each session is $5 per person. Classes are held in the basement dance space of my home at 6255 Alrojo St, Worthington, OH 43085. Announcements about these classes are sent out via "Dr. Dance", and emailed directly to registered students (or if you ask to get our email!)
Private lessons are a great way to get started dancing. Thesea re offered on weekday afternoon/evenings.
The Columbus Swing Dance Club is a non-profit organization established to promote the enjoyment and progressive skills of swing dancing, to ensure camaraderie and friendship among it's members and other dance organizations. They dance on Monday nights.
For info on the "We're Into Line Dancing" club, check out the "WILD Country" Google Group or read their latest press release.
Ohio Dance is a state-wide organization promoting and supporting dance education, workshops, and events in Ohio. This group offes memberships, a quarterly newsletter, and an annual festival.
Mary Rawlin's studio at 3504 N. High St (just north of Oakland Park, on the East side of the street) hosts dances open to the public on Saturday evenings at 8:45, and at 8:30 on first Fridays of the month. Dances begin with a brief lesson. Contact the studio for more info at (614)-262-8920.
Held annually in the late winter/ early spring (usually April): There's always dancing in the isles.