Dallas Swing Dance Society

Dancing at DSDS

The Dallas Swing Dance Society hosts the Saturday "Swing on a String" dances.  Each dance starts with an 8pm newcomer lesson and includes DJ or band music through midnight. 

Dancers who have conquered the beginner lesson are invited to our mini-workshops at 6:00pm (all-levels), 7:00pm (intermediate), and
8:00pm (advanced). These class series are progressive in nature, so we request that dancers commit to coming to each class in the
Facebook events, and the DSDS emails to see what classes are upcoming! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask one of
our volunteers.

Upcoming events

    • 04/13/2019
    • 04/27/2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Sammons Center for the Arts

    Join us for a month of beginner, intermediate and advanced balboa class!

    Level testing is required for intermediate and advanced. This will not be a weekly occurrence, just once per month, on the Saturday of our first dance each month. Individuals wishing to take "beginner" classes and "all-Levels" classes will not be affected by this track auditioning process. 


    1) Q: Do I have to level test for beginner? A: No beginner is open for everyone!

    2) Q: Will I need to level-test for advanced class every week? A: No, the level testing will only happen on the first set of classes of each month.

    3) Q: I cannot make it to the level testing on the first dance weekend of the month, but I'd like to take an advanced class on the second and third dances of the month. Is there a way I can level test separately? A: At this time, no.

    4) Q: At what time should I be ready to level test? A: The registration desk will close for advanced classes at 6:25pm. Level testing will begin in Kurth (on the fourth floor) at 6:30pm.

    • 04/13/2019
    • 12/28/2019
    • 27 sessions
    • Sammons Center for the Arts

    Come dance with us! No experience or dance partner is required. Our beginner lesson goes from 8-9pm, and social dancing starts immediately afterwards, running until midnight. It's $10 for both the lesson and dance, or $7 if you're a member. Come a few minutes early to find parking and sign in before classes. See you there!

    • 06/21/2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • 06/23/2019
    • 9:00 PM
    • Dallas Swing Dance Society
    Join us to celebrate Dallas Swing Dance Society's 20th anniversary! There will be three nights of dancing, three venues, live bands, and lots of friends, both new and old! 

    Stay tuned for more details! 

    Registration being April 1st, and early birds get $50 admission (from opening of registration through April 30th). Online registration in May and June will cost $55, and at-the-door tickets for the weekend will be $60. A la carte pricing will be available at $30 per night for Friday and Saturday nights.

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Other fun swing dance venues in DFW: 

The Sons of Hermann dance is every Wednesday at 8PM.  This dance takes place in Deep Ellum and follows a similar format to DSDS.  The Intermediate "Beginner Plus" lesson is at 8PM, at the same time as the newcomer lesson (in the old bowling alley downstairs).  The dance then runs through midnight.  There's also a Karaoke DJ in the bar, so on their website it's called "Sing and Swing."  

There are two different swing dance groups in Fort Worth: SSPH on Tuesdays and FWSDS on Thursdays. Please click on their respective website links for more information.

The only Dallas dance studio offering Lindy Hop is The Rhythm Room. Their swing dance lessons are generally held on Mondays and Wednesdays, though there can be events on other days, too. The Rhythm Room is on Lower Greenville Ave, and is an excellent way to learn Swing Dancing with dance studio style progressive classes. 

Denton Swing and the Longview Swing Dance Soceiety (LSDA) host events in their respective areas.