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About Down South Swing

Down South Swing offers both monthly and weekly classes in Lindy Hop, Swing Dance, Vernacular Jazz, Charleston, Blues Dance and more Vintage dances than you can shake a stick at! In addition to group classes, we also offer private lessons for when you're ready to work one on one.

 

Twice a year, we are proud to host two special workshops, Down South Camp Meeting, and Sweet Georgia Blues, as well as two progressive workshops a month in Blues Dance, and Balboa.

 

Featuring the most experienced, dedicated and active swing dancers in Atlanta, our classes are always as fun as they are informative. Change the Rhythm of Your Life. Dance!

Our Founder

Our Story

Why Lindy Hop?

Down South Swing was founded in 2003 by a group of dedicated and passionate dancers and teachers, led by Ben Lovelace and Joel Domoe, working with Michelle Chaff, Peter Zellner, Hildie Cohen, F.G. Courtney and Gina Helfrich. These dancers were - and are - the heart and soul of Atlanta's lindy hop scene who wanted to make the world a better place...through dance! 

Today, Down South Swing is still dedicated to providing the best instruction, coaching, performace and outreach to keep Lindy Hop and Vintage Jazz Dance alive in Atlanta and thriving in the Southeast.

Headed by Evin Galang since 2009, Down South Swing continues to help people of all ages find the thrill of dancing! 

 

Lindy Hop has been called the True American Folk dance, as it is uniquely American in its roots. But why do we think YOU should do it? Good question!

 

Dancing is scientifically proven to help keep both your body and your mind young, and nothing quite compares to the exhiliration of Lindy Hop and Jazz Era dances for finding that fountain of youth!

 

Atlanta has a thriving scene of Lindy Hoppers, ranging in age from as young as 10 (our own Swing Strong kid's group!) to dancers in their 80s and beyond! Nationally and Internationally, you will find a warm, fun and happy community of Lindy Hoppers, always looking for a fun dance, and great music!

Ben Lovelace

Evin Galang

Current Director

Hire a Dancer

Down South Swing is available for your next special event. Let us bring that special POP to your next soiree! Our clients' events have ranged from small birthday bashes to corporate galas, and we can accommodate any budget and a wide variety of themes. 

 

Our performances include

     - Authentically costumed perfomers

     - Professional dancers

     - Choreographed routines

     - High flying aerials

     - Social dancing

     - Organized lessons

     - Taxi dancing

     - Guest involvement

     ...and more!