While swing dancing is often associated with the early to mid-1900’s when it evolved alongside the jazz era, the dance form is still going strong today if you know where to look. Here in Barcelona, there are several dance schools that offer swing dancing classes on a regular basis and host swing dancing events throughout the year. Many of these schools can be found in the charming neighborhood of Gràcia, within walking distance of the Fontana, Joanic, or Lesseps metro stations. So if you’re looking for something new to try in Barcelona or just love to dance, we’ve rounded up the best swing dancing classes in Gracia for you to choose from.
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Swing Maniacs Gràcia
With one of their dance studios located in the heart of Gràcia, Swing Maniacs is one of the most well-known dance schools in Barcelona. They offer swing dance classes for children, teenagers, and adults and host swing dancing events almost every night of the week. With monthly, quarterly, or intensive classes that are perfect for all levels from beginner to advanced, it’s easy to find the perfect class to fit your schedule and preferences at Swing Maniacs. And even if you aren’t signed up for a class yet, you can still attend the nightly dancing events which are open to the public and free for students.
Just around the corner from Plaça del Diamont, Swing Cats offers a wide variety of regular courses in swing dancing in Gràcia. With more than one hundred classes in everything from couples swing to individual swing, collegiate shag, and even swing fitness, you’re sure to find the perfect class for you at Swing Cats. They offer beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses with regular classes meeting once a week and intensive workshops that run frequently and are great for those unable to commit to a weekly lesson.
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Whether you’re new to swing dancing or have been doing it for years, Barcelona is home to some great swing dance studios to get you started or keep you practicing on a regular basis. With affordable classes and a staff dedicated to sharing their love of swing, these two studios in Gràcia have everything you need when it comes to swing dancing.
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Originally from the United States, Rachel has been living in Spain since 2014. After two years in Madrid, she moved to Barcelona in 2016 to pursue her passions in writing and photography. She spends her free time enjoying life in beautiful Barcelona and traveling around Europe as much as possible.