Dance Nights

Ottawa is fortunate to have some of Canada's best swing nights every week!

Saturday Night Swing every week!

Swing Dynamite's own Saturday Night Swing features beginner lessons by some of Canada's most qualified swing instructors (some of whom are internationally recognized teachers and swing champions), swing DJs with professional credentials, and frequent contests and performances. People often dress up (think "night on the town") and there's usually a good crowd but still enough room for dancing. Beginners can enjoy the "total beginner" lesson at 8:15pm, and many regulars like to show up for the 9pm "bonus lesson." The dance goes until 1am and many people actually stay until the end! Check out more information about this favourite Ottawa swing dance night at for details.

Swing Nights by Other Local Groups

We're fortunate to have a lot of swing dancing social opportunities in Ottawa! The following dance nights aren't run by Swing Dynamite, so their listing here isn't intended as an endorsement, just as a resource for our fellow dancers! Although we try to keep this page updated, please note that we can't take responsibility for any last minute schedule changes at dance events that we're not involved in organizing. We hope you'll understand!

Tuesday Night Practices at SwingUO

During the school year, the University of Ottawa swing club, SwingUO, holds weekly practice nights for an hour after their club lessons. The club is primarily focused on Lindy Hop although many of the dancers enjoy other swing dance styles as well.

Tuesday Night West Coast Swing at Amigo's

Red Maple Blues Night at Fleur Tea House

Location: We host this evening. A blues party with dancing, food and friends! It runs every other Wednesday. Many of us arrive early (any time after 6pm) to have dinner and you're welcome to join us, and be social. *** On the 1st, 3rd & 5th of the month, starting in 2015!***

OSDS Friday Night Dances

Friday night dances are held in the All Saints' Church. This dance is run by the OSDS, a local group of volunteers.