Swing the night away every Saturday night at our weekly TOSS dance! Our swing dances are held in the gymnasium of the Southminster Presbyterian Community Center on Brookside. From Peoria turn west at 35th place. The gym parking lot will be on your right.
We kick-off each evening with a beginning East Coast Swing lesson at, followed by dancing until 10:00 (sometimes later!) For those who know the basics of East Coast Swing, we offer intermediate swing dance lessons at 6:30. Doors open at 6:15. If planning to take a lesson, please arrive a few minutes early.
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Intermediate East Coast Swing Lesson (knowledge of basics required)
7:00 PM – 7:30 PM Beginning East Coast Swing Lesson (also, an occasional bonus lesson is offered for intermediate dancers at this time)
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM Dance (Instructors are available all evening to answer questions!)
$5 members / $3 student members / $7 non-members
Lindy Hop Series
We occasionally offer a beginning Lindy Hop series that runs for three weeks (information builds from week to week.) Classes run for an hour each, starting at 6:30 PM. Check back for next series dates, or contact us to inquire.
$35 members/ $45 nonmembers, includes the dance for each of the three weeks
Memberships are available at the door, $15/year. First evening as a TOSS member is included with your dues! Minors who wish to join must have their application signed by a parent or legal guardian. Download and fill out the TOSS Membership Application.
Things to Know
Unless this is a special event, you can expect to dress comfortably. Some prefer dancing in jeans and tennis shoes while others prefer dressing up for a night out or putting on vintage-style clothes. Just be sure you are wearing comfortable shoes. (But flips flops and bare feet are not a good idea!) Lower-heeled or flat-soled shoes are recommended for women. While we do our best to keep the gym cool, it can get pretty warm in the summer!
Spiked heels and shoes that can leave marks are not allowed on the gym floor. (Please bring an alternate pair of shoes if you are uncertain, as Southminster requires that we not allow these types of shoes on the floor.)
Ask for Help!
Our environment is a casual, fun place to continue to learn to swing dance. Instruction doesn’t end with the lesson time. If you ever want to get a few more moves or work on technique, any of our volunteer instructors would be glad to help you. Just look for anyone wearing a blue TOSS Instructor name badge!
All participants are required to sign a consent and waiver of liability form at our front desk. Minors who wish to participate must have the written consent of a parent or legal guardian. This form can be filled out at the front desk, or a form can be downloaded here. Minors who do not have a signed consent on file will not be allowed to participate.
- TOSS strives to provide safe, family-friendly events. No alcohol or smoking is permitted.
- We sell bottled water and a water fountain is also available for use.
- Food and beverages other than water are not allowed in the gym. Please leave them in the lobby.
- People of all ages attend our dances and lessons.
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