ucla swing dance club


The Swing Dance Club at UCLA has been involved in the Los Angeles swing dance community for over a decade.
Lindy-hop, East Coast, Balboa, Shag, and even blues enthusiasts are welcome!


We offer free, beginner-friendly swing dance lessons every (non-holiday) Monday of the UCLA quarter.
Our club meetings will be held online in Winter 2021.
Lessons will be held on Mondays, 8-9pm via Zoom.
See our Facebook page for the link every Monday.
In the meantime, see our Master List for lessons and community building.

Club Events

We offer workshops and guest teacher lessons throughout the year.
We also go to swing dancing venues almost every week and coordinate carpools.


What is swing dancing?
The Beginnings


Our Club



We'd love to get your feedback! Feel free to respond to either form below.
To provide feedback regarding lessons, click here.
To provide feedback regarding all other matters, click here.


We've provided some miscellaneous recommendations based on what questions we've received in the past.
If you'd like a comprehensive list of shoe recommendations, click here.
If you're interested in watching films including swing-era and -style dances, click here.
We've also compiled a list of online resources besides our own lessons and workshops. Feel free to peruse our Master List.


Below, you'll find a map of the best parking spots near the UCLA campus,
with the John Wooden Center denoted by the start for reference.

All of the highlighted streets have free street parking near UCLA. Be mindful of parking signs and limitations!

UCLA parking structures are technically paid parking, but you will almost certainly find a spot.
Some spots require special permits but all of the structures should have visitor parking.

Other nearby parking structures are also available.
The Target/Ralph's parking structure is ideal and you can get 1 or 2 hours validated.
*Note that not all of our events are in the JWC.