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Welcome!

 "I've never seen a Lindy  Hopper who wasn't smiling. 
It's a happy dance!"   

Welcome to Swing Bridge Dance Community, the friendliest destination for social dance in Lethbridge and area. Swing Bridge Dance is a community hub for all things swing dance-related.

Swing Bridge Dance specializes in organizing a variety of events, both regular and recurring, that cater to all levels of dancers. Whether you are a seasoned pro or a complete beginner, our events are designed to bring people together.

Our dedicated community of instructors, organizers, and volunteers are committed to providing high-quality, engaging, and inclusive experiences. From our lively social dances to our informative workshops and classes, we offer a range of service including classes, dances, and performances that cater to you!

Not a Studio...

... It's Social Dancing!

We like our fun Safe

We believe everyone can have fun dancing regardless of partner, age, gender, or physique.  Good music, a supportive community, and helpful and caring instructors are all a part of who we are to create the best atmosphere possible!

 

We like our fun Healthy

Swing dancing is fun to do, and fun to watch!  Part of that fun is that it can be a partnered dance so you spend time dancing and getting to know a variety of people every time in the context of a shared activity (not that you'll be thinking about that while you're doing it!).

 

Our fun is Always Inclusive

As soon as we walk through the doors, we do our best to cultivate an energized atmosphere that is safe, welcoming and enthusiastic.  We like new people and we like dancing with new people!

 

We think fun should be Social!

If you show up, and stand on the edge of the floor, someone is going to ask you to dance.  It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or a pro.  No matter your politics, race, sexual orientation, religion, or anything else - whoever you are or wherever you're from, if you want to have fun, you're in the right place!

Upcoming Social Dances & Events
(Social Dances are scheduled on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month, with some exceptions. If it's listed here, then it's happening!)

  • 4th Friday Social Dance @ The Hut!
    4th Friday Social Dance @ The Hut!
    Fri, Jul 26
    Lethbridge
    Jul 26, 2024, 7:30 p.m. – Jul 27, 2024, 11:30 p.m.
    Lethbridge, 1005 9 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J, Canada
    Jul 26, 2024, 7:30 p.m. – Jul 27, 2024, 11:30 p.m.
    Lethbridge, 1005 9 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J, Canada
    We're dancing at the hut on the 4th Friday of the month all year round! Join us for a great social dance with a unique Swing Bridge twist, and we'll include a beginner dance lesson @ 7:30pm followed by music all night long!
  • 2nd Friday Social Dance @ KC's Pub!
    2nd Friday Social Dance @ KC's Pub!
    Fri, Aug 09
    KC's Pub
    Aug 09, 2024, 7:30 p.m. – Aug 10, 2024, 7:30 p.m.
    KC's Pub, 913 19a Ave, Coaldale, AB T1M 1A4, Canada
    Aug 09, 2024, 7:30 p.m. – Aug 10, 2024, 7:30 p.m.
    KC's Pub, 913 19a Ave, Coaldale, AB T1M 1A4, Canada
    We're dancing at the hut on the 2nd Friday of the month all year round! Join us for a great social dance with a unique Swing Bridge twist, and we'll include a beginner dance lesson @ 7:30pm followed by music all night long!

Upcoming Classes
(Class Listings generally appear here 4-6 weeks before the actual start date, and run September through May)

Classes will return after our summer break!

How to get started

Always wanted to learn to dance but didn't know where to start? Or maybe you are just looking for a fun social activity?

A great first place to start is to join us is our social dances or classes!

You'll learn the basic steps, and everything you need to feel confident and comfortable, plus you'll meet other great people doing exactly the same thing you are!

  • Be casual - no special dress or shoes needed :)

  • Come with a smile!

  • Bring friends, or just yourself, no partner needed!

  • Don't be nervous! This is where we all learned too.

What if I can't dance?

No problem! All of our social events start with a beginner lesson. You'll start with basic footwork and improve STEP by STEP! You'll be feeling cool, confident, and comfortable in no time!

Do I need a partner?

Nope! Individuals and couples are always welcome. We encourage rotating throughout beginner lessons so you can meet everybody in the room! It's much easier to dance with somebody if you already know their name.

What kind of dancing is it?

We practice mostly early to mid 1900 jazz styles such as Lindy Hop, Jive, Balboa, Shag, and Charleston. And we can't wait to share it all with you!

Safe Space & Privacy

All SBDC activities welcome all people who want to support swing dancing. As an organization we do not tolerate discrimination towards people based on race, sexual preference, gender identity, ability, or socio-economic, cultural, or ethnic background.

Acknowledgements

We respect and pay honour to the cultures of the land we are on, this history and cultures that invented our art form, and welome all people no matter what. Read more below.

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