About Us

**Covid-19 Update**

Thanks for visiting Side Street Swing!  All our classes, practices, socials, and shows are currently on hold in order to slow the spread of the outbreak.  We will be closed for the next two weeks, and intend to resume classes in the week of March 29 - April 4.  The spring schedule will be updated in the next week with new dates to reflect this change.  We'll see you on the dance floor soon!

Welcome to Side Street Swing!!!

We are Ottawa's newest dedicated Swing Dance school.  We specialize in all forms of swing dancing such as Lindy Hop, West Coast Swing, Charleston, Balboa, Blues, Shag, as well as many others.

The driving force behind our school is that we want to build the community.  We want to share our passion and love of this dance with anyone interested in listening and learning. 

"Why learn swing?"

Swing is the embodiment of pure joy!  It doesn't matter if you are having the worst day ever, once you hit the dance floor it all melts away and you are swept up in the happiness and good times this dance offers.

"Is it hard to learn?"

Absolutely not!  Our syllabuses are designed to deliver information (technique and core concepts) in the most effective way possible  On top of that, we strive to make every class, most of all, a fun experience so you may not even realize that you are, in fact, learning!

"Do I need to sign up with a partner?"

Absolutely not! As this is a social dance, we rotate/change partners throughout our classes to ensure everyone gets a chance to try out class material as much as possible.  We strongly feel that working with different people is an essential part of learning to dance.

However we do give discounts to people who sign up with a partner.