New hours this spring and summer!

SAA has new hours from here on out!

  • Beginner lessons will now be from 6:30-7:30pm on Wednesdays
  • Social dances will now be from 7:30-9:30pm on Wednesdays

Proof of vaccination (including of a booster shot) still required and masks recommended!

There is no lesson or social dance tonight, April 19th, but our new times will resume next Wednesday, April 26th.

See you on the dance floor!


DJ Workshop

We won’t be holding a beginner drop-in lesson and social dance tonight, April 19th. Instead, we’re having a DJ workshop!

What: Wanna learn how to DJ for swing dances? Look no further! Experienced swing DJs Matt Oonk, Clarisse Jorah, Kenny Schabow, and Max Okros will share tips, wisdom, and advice. 

Topics will include: how to find music, music style and history, using a PA system, and adjusting for tempo and skill level.

We will have snacks! We will also be raffling off a $20 Bandcamp gift card for you to start building your music library!

When: April 19th, 7:30pm

Where: Mason Hall Room 1401, University of Michigan

Cost: Free!

Balboa Fundamentals: A 3-Week Progressive Lesson Series!

Swing Ann Arbor will be offering a Balboa Fundamentals progressive lesson series this April! This class will meet three Tuesdays in April. Topics will include: Basic footwork, connection, out and ins, lollies, and toss-outs. No previous Balboa experience or partner needed. Just bring a comfy pair of shoes. 

WHEN: 7:15-8:45pm on Tuesdays in April (April 4th, April 11th, April 18th)

Mason Hall Room 1401, University of Michigan

Ben Sun & Emily Topham

General Admission 3-Week Pass: $36
SAA member 3-Week Pass: $30
Individual class: $12

Acceptable forms of payment: cash, check, or PayPal

Please register in advance by filling out this brief form:

Proof of vaccination (including a booster shot) required. Masks highly recommended. 

Progressive lessons are back this March!

Two of our progressive lesson series classes start up next Tuesday, March 7th! We’ll be offering Swing I: Lindy Essentials and Swing II: Swingout Intensive on Tuesday nights.


What: Been enjoying the beginner lessons but wonder what’s next? Want more time to delve into footwork and partner connection? Then this progressive class is for you! Join us to get comfortable with 8-count Lindy Hop in a variety of shapes and speeds. We’ll build a strong base in footwork, frame, & connection and apply that to yo-yos, send-outs, Lindy circles and swingouts over the course of 4 weeks so you can feel comfortable dancing 8 count on the social dance floor!

When: 7:15pm-8:15pm on Tuesdays in March (3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28)

Instructors: Sarah Redman & Zayne Knuth


What: There is nothing more satisfying than a good swingout! This is the perfect opportunity for dancers who have just learned a swingout or for those who are looking to refine their moves. This progressive lesson series is set up to help you improve your swingout technique and give you fun variations to add to your dancing. Over these four weeks, we will talk about elasticity, speed, shapes, pathways, and style. We hope to build your confidence for all the swingouts to come.
When: 8:30pm-9:30pm on Tuesdays in March (3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28)

Instructors: Claire Danna & Kevin Wei


Location for both classes: Mason Hall Room 1401, University of Michigan

Pricing for each class:

  • General Admission 4-Week Pass: $40
  • SAA Member 4-Week Pass: $30
  • Individual Class: $12

Acceptable forms of payment: cash, check, or PayPal

Registration for each class: For planning purposes, please register in advance by filling out this short form.

Covid policy: Masks recommended, proof of vaccination (including of a booster) required.

No lesson or dance tomorrow, February 22nd

Hi folks!

Due to the projected weather forecast, SAA is canceling our beginner lesson and social dance planned for tomorrow.

If you’re still itching to dance, check out the other dance scenes in the area! Info can be found here.

No lesson or dance tonight due to inclement weather

Due to the snowy conditions, SAA is canceling our beginner drop-in lesson and social dance tonight.

Catch us next week in the Vandenberg Room of the Michigan League from 7-9:30pm!

Until then – stay home and stay safe, friends!

SAA memberships are back!

SAA is offering memberships again this semester!

Memberships cost $55 ($56.70 if you use PayPal to offset fees). Fun perks of being an SAA member include:

  • FREE admission to our weekly social dances
  • A free Swing Ann Arbor t-shirt (once per academic year) and sticker
  • Discounts on lessons, workshops, and special dances
  • The ability to vote on the next executive board of SAA

We are currently only offering semester memberships. This means that if you were a member last semester (Fall 2022), you will need to renew your membership to stay a member this semester (Winter 2023). Anyone can be a member of SAA: you do not need to be a student of the University of Michigan to sign-up!

Click here to buy a Winter 2023 SAA membership!

SAA reopens tomorrow, January 4th!

There are a few changes this semester we want you to be aware of!

  1. We reopen tomorrow, January 4th! Our first social dance of the year will be FREE, as well.
  2. Our beginner drop-in lessons will take place every Wednesday from 7:00pm – 7:50pm this semester
  3. Our social dances will take place every Wednesday from 7:50pm – 9:30pm this semester
  4. Proof of vaccination (including of a booster shot) is still required to attend SAA events. Masks are recommended (and provided if needed).

Winter Dance ft. The Royal Garden Trio!

After nearly three years, the December dance is BACK! Join Swing Ann Arbor, Friday Night Swing, and Riverside Swings to celebrate the end of the year with friends, jazz, and, of course, dance! No partner needed

DATE: December 16, 2022

6:30pm-8pm: Lindy Hop Swingout Crash Course
8pm-9pm: Free beginner drop-in lesson
9pm-11pm: Social dance with music provided by local jazz band, The Royal Garden Trio!
11pm-12am: Social dance with DJ-ed music

LOCATION: Concourse Hall, Ann Arbor, MI (click here for directions)

$15 general admission
$10 for SAA and AACTMAD members

COVID PROTOCOL: Masks required

The Lindy Hop Swingout Crash Course will be taught by Paul Carryer. This lesson will cost $10. See the event page for more details:

Three more Wednesday Night Drop-In and Dances left this year!

Hi, friends. We’ve missed you!

SAA is back up and running this week. We have three more Wednesday Nights left. Free beginner lesson 7-8pm; social dance 8-10pm ($5 or FREE if you attend beginner lesson/are an SAA member).

  • November 30th: Vandenberg Room (2nd floor) of the Michigan League
  • December 7th: Vandenberg Room (2nd floor) of the Michigan League
  • December 14th: Vandenberg Room (2nd floor) of the Michigan League
    • This is the last Wednesday Night Drop-in and Dance of the semester/year!
  • December 21st: University breakno lessons or dance
  • December 28th: University break no lessons or dance