So You Want To Learn to Dance?

Swing Dancing at the Spanish Ballroom

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Feeling inspired by Heinz Ward’s recent success of dancing with the stars?  Pittsburgh has lots of beginner friendly places that offer dance lessons.

  • Swing Pittsburgh – offers swing dancing lessons every Saturday night at 8pm, with a DJ or Band and dancing from 9pm-Midnight
  • Absolute Ballroom – offers group and private lessons 7 days a week
  • Ballroom Pittsburgh – offers ballroom dancing lessons every Thursday night at 7:30pm, with a dance from 8:30-11:30pm

What do you think? Have you taken dancing lessons here in Pittsburgh?  Where did you go?

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Lindsay has been writing about Pittsburgh for as long as she has been blogging - but fortunately there are lots of great things about Pittsburgh to share. She likes pretzels from the Pretzel Shop on Carson St., used book stores, her rollerblades and she hopes to learn to skateboard someday soon. Lindsay is also working on BlogLocal which is building a map of blogs with local content.

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  • Forrest

    Check out Pittsburgh Swing and Blues dance calendar at

    Also, Chicken Swing (CMU's swing and blues dance group) offers free lessons and dance, focused for college students, every Thursday:

  • Jackie

    The CMU Ballroom Dance Club offers lessons to everyone-whether you're a beginning dancer or advanced!
    We welcome all CMU students and members of the Pittsburgh community. Anyone can learn to dance – including you!
    Come check out your first lesson for free!

  • Karen Moore

    Absolute Ballroom is the best place to take lessons. All the instructors are very nice and professional plus you have a variety of dances to pick from. The studio itself is great and you can pick from group classes or individual programs. They have something for everybody!

  • linda

    glad you show cased dancing in Pittsburgh, please add – learn to salsa, bachata with great latin music….ole!

  • Bradley Wheeler

    Absolute Ballroom for all your west coast swing needs!