$25 – $175

POSTPONED Rocktober Intensive Lindy Hop Weekend 2019

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Clintonville Woman's Club (Friday Night), Crystal Ballroom (Saturday Night), Worthington Community Center (Workshops)

345 E Wilson Bridge Rd

Worthington, OH 43085

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An intensive lindy hop workshop in Columbus, Ohio designed to challenge and improve your dancing with a dedicated set of instructors.

About this Event

A message from the 2019 Rocktober Organizers:

We regret to inform you that the 2019 Rocktober Lindy Hop Workshop weekend, scheduled on October 11 - 13, 2019, has been postponed to October 9 - 11, 2020 due to low registration.

In the 11 years that SwingColumbus organizers and volunteers have offered the Rocktober Workshop Weekend, we have never had to make this call. Those of you who have been a part of this event know how different and special it is and thus know the importance for this event to continue in the future. This was not an easy decision. We feel it is our responsibility to you, the attendees, to provide the intensive workshop weekend experience you expect.

You have two options:

  1. Keep your registration for the 2020 event, or
  2. Ask for a cancellation and refund.

Registered attendees received an email regarding the postponed date. Reply to this email with "Keep" or "Refund" by Thursday 8 PM October 10, 2019.

We will process all responses by midnight Friday Oct 11, 2019. Registrations without responses by this time will be cancelled and refunded.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause to your plans. We still want to see you on the dance floor, so we intend to host a dance Saturday 8 PM October 12th with Chelsea Reed and the Fairweather Five. You may pre-register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-night-only-swing-dance-with-chelsea-reed-and-the-fairweather-five-registration-75085744483

We hope to see you at the Saturday dance, but if not then, soon! Thank you for believing in Rocktober and investing your time and passion in our vision.

Updated Oct 2, 2019

Deep dive into the world of social swing dancing through our intensive workshop weekend, where you spend 6 - 8 hours with a dedicated set of instructors. Our intensive classes help you master concepts, ideas, and movements. Think of it as a master class to help you elevate your dancing to the next level.

Video auditions place you with peers of similar dance ability without the strain of competing for spots the morning of classes. Don't worry, all levels receive intensive instruction... Fundamentals students receive 6 hours of lessons, while Non-Audition and Audition students receive 8 hours.

Join us in October to dance to our live bands, participate in our cash-prize competitions, and blow your mind with swing dance technique and artistry.

Rocktober Lindy Hop Workshop Weekend is brought to you by dedicated volunteers from SwingColumbus. For more information, visit rocktober.swingcolumbus.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

  • Please send all questions to swingcolumbus AT gmail DOT com with the subject "Rocktober 2020 Question".

What is the refund policy?

  • Rocktober relies on a community-based commitment model, where the attendee pays to reserve their spot, and we use — and count on — that payment to make the event happen.
  • This means we cannot offer full refunds. Instead, you can apply your payment as a credit to next year’s event. The credit applies to you only.
  • The credit request is good for the following calendar year only.
  • You must contact us through our website.
  • You must receive email acknowledgment of the credit request, with the documented dollar amount, for the credit request to be complete.
  • The Rocktober Committee must approve all pass transfers when crediting is not an option.
  • Credit requests are due before 7 PM EST on October 8, 2020.

How do I submit my video audition?

  • Submit your audition via our Google form.
  • You will need your Order Number from your EventBrite confirmation.

Are there discounts for students or SwingColumbus Members?

  • For full weekend passes and both evening dances, refer to your SwingColumbus membership confirmation email for your individual code.
  • There are no discounts for a la carte dances (Friday only, Saturday only).

I'm a DJ or staff member, I deferred my pass from last year, or I won a pass from a different event, how should I register?

  • Refer to your email for instructions.

Can I update my registration information?

  • Yes, log into EventBrite or refer to your confirmation email for instructions.
  • Forgot to purchase a lunch, a competition, or event swag? Make another order of just add-ons.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?

  • You may transfer your ticket through EventBrite. There is a $5 administration transfer fee. Please contact us for help.

How do I pay for this event?

  • SwingColumbus processes all online orders through EventBrite.
  • An EventBrite account is not required to make a payment.
  • You can make a payment with credit card or debit card without having to sign up for a EventBrite account.
  • As always, you can pay for your pass via check or cash at the door if you prefer not to use EventBrite.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these updated payment options, contact us at our website.


The following options are not guaranteed after Friday, October 4, 2020 due to resource availability:

  • Housing requests
  • Online shirt purchases (by Sept 30)
  • Catered lunch purchases
  • 60 Seconds of Fame competitions

All other online ticket sales end October 8, 2020 at 11:30 PM.

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Clintonville Woman's Club (Friday Night), Crystal Ballroom (Saturday Night), Worthington Community Center (Workshops)

345 E Wilson Bridge Rd

Worthington, OH 43085

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Refund Policy

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