covid-19 update

Closed:  Thursday, march 19, 2020 and March 26, 2020

March 17, 2020

COVID-19 Update

We have been in communication with 301 on Main (aka Ukrainian Event Center) regarding everything Corona, except the beer! On March 16 the mayor of Minneapolis announced emergency regulation 2020-1. This regulation shuts down all bars, restaurants and places of public accommodation in Minneapolis through March 27, 2020. That means in addition to being closed on March 19, we will also be closed on March 26. Hopefully, April will spring forth with good, healthy news and plenty of dancing!
Please check back here for more information as it pertains to our programming and COVID-19. If any new developments happen, we will post them.

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Jameson Is On Tap Tonight!

Terry & Cindy Gardner


To our Patrons:

We have been keeping ourselves informed on the CDC guidance for the COVID-19 virus pandemic.

Our programming does usually fall within the 250 maximum attendance guidelines put forth by the governor’s executive order 20-01. However, the addition of "social distancing" of 6 feet, we clearly cannot adhere to since partner dancing puts you well within that range.

Since the beginning of this virus being brought to light via news, internet and every aspect of media, we have been weighing the information of the CDC with the nature of our programs. In light of the jump in cases in Minnesota (35 cases as of 3.12.2020) we feel the best course of action is to close for Thursday, March 19th. We will be monitoring this situation and will make a week-to-week decision regarding whether or not to hold our lessons and dances or to remain closed.

We did not make this decision lightly because like many dance instructors, musicians and other artists, it directly impacts our livelihood. However, with the combination of CDC, MN Dept of Health guidelines, and the anxiety of the general public we felt this is the most prudent path to follow.

Please check out our website,, our TC Swing Facebook page, or our Late Night Swing Facebook page for the most current information regarding classes and dances.

Thank you.

Cindy & Terry Gardner

TC Swing

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THURSDAYS: Intermediate Sequences Classes

Our Thursday classes feature intermediate level sequences in East Coast Swing and Lindy Hop, and are held on a drop-in basis so you can attend whenever it fits into your schedule (no pre-registraion needed!). Each Lindy Hop lesson starts with a few footwork drills to get you warmed up. Here's the Thursday night schedule.

7:00 - 8:15 East Coast Swing Class
8:15 - 9:30 Lindy Hop Class
10:00 - 2:00(ish) Late Night Swing DJ Dance

The admission is $10 general admission, $8 for students and military with valid ID, and it covers both classes (the whole time from 7:00 until 9:30 pm). And when you come to class you can stay for the DJ dance for FREE! (If you come to the dance only without taking the class, the admission is $7 general, $5 students/military.)

1st Thursday – Basics Sampler Class

On the 1st Thursday of every month we teach the basics of each style so students can get an idea of how each dance works. In both classes we emphasize proper technique, styling, and lead-&-follow connection concepts.   And don't forget that Late Night Swing is free for all who take the class.

EAST COAST SWING starts with the basic step in facing position, then adds turns for the Follow, the Lead and both, and moving in and out of closed position. 

LINDY HOP starts with 8-count rhythm drills, then you’ll learn the swing-out from closed and open positions, and circling back to closed position.


301 On Main Event Center, 301 Main St NE, Minneapolis, 55413, just across the river from downtown Minneapolis. (Some GPS systems need the zip code to find this location.)

TC Swing

301 Main St NE,

Minneapolis, MN 55413

Phone. 651-558-0562