About Down South Swing

Down South Swing can bring a new level of excitement to your next special event! Professional swing dancers can dazzle your guests with a showstopping performance as well as a high energy, fun lesson. Need help with your party music? We can provide connections to excellent music providers, whether you're in the market for a DJ or live band.

We also provide highly acclaimed private lessons for groups of 1 through 20, and wedding dance lessons for both the happy couple, and their parents and bridal party.

Featuring the most experienced, dedicated and active swing dancers in Atlanta, our performances and lessons always as fun as they are inspiring!


**Please note all participants must have proof of vaccination & wear a mask over nose & mouth. Thank you!**

Change the Rhythm of Your Life. Dance!

Our Founder

Our Story

Why Lindy Hop?

Down South Swing was founded in 2003 by a group of dedicated and passionate dancers and teachers, led by Ben Lovelace and Joel Domoe, working with Michelle Chaff, Peter Zellner, Hildie Cohen, F.G. Courtney and Gina Helfrich. These dancers were - and are - the heart and soul of Atlanta's lindy hop scene who wanted to make the world a better place...through dance! 

Today, Down South Swing is still dedicated to providing the best instruction, coaching, performace and outreach to keep Lindy Hop, Blues, Bal and all sorts of Authentic Vintage Jazz Dance alive in Atlanta and thriving in the Southeast.

Headed by Evin Galang since 2009, Down South Swing continues to help people of all ages find the thrill of dancing! 


Lindy Hop has been called the True American Folk dance, as it is uniquely American in its roots. But why do we think YOU should do it? Good question!


Dancing is scientifically proven to help keep both your body and your mind young, and nothing quite compares to the exhiliration of Lindy Hop and Jazz Era dances for finding that fountain of youth!


Atlanta has a thriving scene of Lindy Hoppers, ranging in age from as young as 10 (our own Swing Strong kid's group!) to dancers in their 80s and beyond! Nationally and Internationally, you will find a warm, fun and happy community of Lindy Hoppers, always looking for a fun dance, and great music!

Ben Lovelace

Evin Galang

Current Director

Hire a Dancer

Down South Swing is available for your next special event. Let us bring that special POP to your next soiree! Our clients' events have ranged from small birthday bashes to corporate galas, and we can accommodate any budget and a wide variety of themes. 


Our performances include

     - Authentically costumed perfomers

     - Professional dancers

     - Choreographed routines

     - High flying aerials

     - Social dancing

     - Organized lessons

     - Taxi dancing

     - Guest involvement

     ...and more!

Learn to Dance

Private lessons are a great way to get started, or fine tune your dancing! Students enjoy private lessons for a number of reasons.

  • Wedding first dance
  • Father/Daughter or Mother/Son dance
  • Date night
  • Learn a new skill
  • Stay fit
  • Team building
  • For experienced dancers, fine tuning
  • Learning tricks and lifts

 ...and more!