4-Week Beginner Country Swing Course

Get an incredible country swing foundation including proper technique, basic steps, proper dipping and over 20 moves and variations in these amazing group lessons!

When Are The Country Swing Course Lessons?

  • Starts first Monday of each month (unless a holiday)
  • Continues every Monday and Wednesday 7pm – 8pm
  • 4 weeks/8 lessons
  • No partner needed
  • Sign up as a solo ($240) or pair ($400)

What You’ll Learn in Our Course

Learn Everything You Need to Look Amazing! 

We’ve performed over 1000 private country swing lessons over the years and now offer weekly group classes to teach even more people this super-fun dance. Now’s the time to learn country swing and tear up the dance floor at bars, festivals, weddings and competitions…or your kitchen!

If you are looking for more advanced moves or you have completed the course and want to continue learning, we also offer intermediate/advance country swing lessons. These can be taken one at a time and do not connect in the way that the beginner course does so you can take a class at any point and learn advanced moves, techniques, dips and tricks. Sign up here.

Who Should Attend?

Our 4-week Level I country swing course is designed for those who have never had formal country swing instruction. Even if you’ve been dancing for years, you owe it to yourself to learn the newest country swing basic step (it has changed) as well as all the ins and outs of how to dip, lean and spin correctly. Even if you’ve been dancing for years, but you aren’t sure if you are doing things correctly, or your confidence isn’t as strong as it could be, this is a great place to start. You’ll gain the confidence needed to dance with anyone at any level.

What Will I Learn?

You will start with the modern country swing step then continue to add easy but fun moves each class building on what you’ve learned. You’ll learn over 20 moves and variations by the end of the course so you can look great and dance with confidence. Classes will also touch on advanced topics like musicality, connection and flow. This will allow you to look more polished and smooth so dancing is more fun for you and your partner.

Will There Be a Lot of Dancing?

Lots! If you are the kind of person who learns best by doing, don’t worry. There will be lots of practice each class so you can build muscle memory and learn each move. If you want even more practice, you can stay for the open dance session after class free of charge!

Do I Need a Partner?

You do not need a partner to take the course. In fact, everyone in class will rotate and dance with everyone else throughout each class (for those willing). This allows you to progress faster and makes you better prepared if you go out dancing in public. It also helps build friendships and makes the group stronger so everyone learns more. In addition, everyone in the class will be invited to a private Facebook group where you can ask questions and get feedback from your new friends in the class and our private community.

How Often are Classes?

There are 2 classes per week for 4 weeks. This frequency will allow you to build your skills faster with less chance to forget what you’ve learned.

Can I Take Classes Occasionally?

This is not a drop-in class. You are taking the course with other folks who are making the 4-week commitment to dance better. This allows us to move along at a faster pace so you learn more in less time. Not only will you be a better dancer, but you will be better foundation than most people who have been dancing for years. If you want an occasional class, you may want to check out our Level II and III “drop in” style class.

I'm Excited and Ready! When Are Classes?

Classes run every Monday and Wednesday from 7 – 8pm. We start a new course on the first Monday of every month unless it falls on or near a holiday.

Who Is Teaching the Course?
The primary instructor is Dance Coach Rick Harris. If you’ve been around the Nashville dance scene in the last 15 years, you’ve seen or possibly danced with Coach Rick. He is considered the Grandfather of country swing in Nashville and has been teaching it for over a decade. Coach is skilled at both the lead and follow roles so he can help both partners progress faster.
Coach Rick went to college to teach people how to move where he earned a degree in Exercise Science and multiple national certifications. He has over three decades of experience coaching athletes and dancers plus three decades of line and partner dance experience. His teaching style is very positive and supportive. He truly believes everyone can dance because he’s seen it to be true after having coached thousands of dancers.
Rick was also a college cheerleader, and cheerleading coach, where he fell in love with stunting. That transferred over to country swing where lifts and aerials became second nature. He plans to teach lifts and aerials later this year so stay tuned.
Coach Rick enjoys pushing himself and competes in national country swing competitions where he’s earned a 3rd and 4th place plus a semifinal spot. Competition has taught him the importance of smoothness and musicality which he emphasizes in his classes so you will look good from the beginning of your dancing journey.
Another of your instructors is the well-known Lindsey Nadig. Her bubbly personality and willingness to learn any move make her a favorite follow wherever she goes. She’s been dancing less than a year but is easily one of the best follows in Nashville. She loves to dance and travels for workshops and competitions around the country.
Nicole Young is another instructor who will be helping you on your journey. Nicole has been dancing her entire life and is great at helping people learn new body movements. Like Coach Rick, she is able to both teach and perform the lead AND the follow roles in country swing. This helps her understand what both partners are experiencing. This in turn helps her to teach more effectively.
What's the Investment for All This Awesomeness?

Cost for the course is $240 each if you are signing up as a single, or $200 each as a couple. You save over 60% off our private class rate. We accept Venmo, Cash App, Zelle, PayPal, Cash or Cards. Payment plans are available. Grants are available for those in need.

Where Are Classes?

Classes will be held at the beautiful Millennium Dance Complex 2844 Logan St, Nashville TN 37211. It is the premier dance facility in Nashville.

Do I Need Boots or Special Attire?

Absolutely not. Any attire is acceptable if it allows movement and makes you feel comfortable. Shoes or boots with hard, smooth bottoms such as leather or hard plastic are best. Dance shoes with suede soles are even better if you plan to dance a ton (Swayd is a common brand). Worn out sneakers with minimal traction will also work. If you don’t have any of the above, don’t worry. We will have “dance socks” you can borrow that allow any footwear to work. If you like them, you can keep them for just a few bucks.

Learn how to country swing and make 2023 your best year yet!

4-Week Course Registration

Venmo is preferred. Send to @TurnTheirHeads and list the month and “CSC” in the comment. We also accept Cash App, Zelle, PayPal, Cash and Credit Cards. We will contact you if those are your preferred methods. Payment plans are available. Grants are available for those in need.

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