The Oklahoma Swing Syndicate is a non-profit, all-ages organization that seeks to preserve, promote and teach the classic forms of swing dance including Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, Charleston, Collegiate Shag and Balboa to all of Oklahoma.
To preserve and promote the classic forms of swing dancing in Oklahoma and to educate the public about the history and cultural significance of the dances.
To foster the continued education of current dancers and to facilitate the creation of new dancers through instruction and social interaction.
To host classes, workshops and dances for the swing dance community.
To be welcoming and supportive to people of all ages and all walks of life into our community of dancers.
Until further notice, our Saturday night dances have been put on hold as a precaution to COVID-19. We will be watching the situation in Oklahoma and across the nation over the next couple of weeks and we will continue to evaluate. We will be back soon!
The Oklahoma Swing Syndicate is run entirely by volunteers who love to dance. From the elected board of directors to everyone who puts up a chair at the end of an evening, our organization is successful due to the time and talents shared by our members.
If you are enjoying dancing with us and would like to get more involved in helping to keep things running smoothly, we want to hear from you! Our volunteer team enjoys great incentives like free admission to dances and special events, t-shirts, and sometimes dinner!
To sign up for our TOSS Squad of Volunteers, Contact us.
what is lindy hop?
Lindy Hop is an American social dance, from the swing dance family. It evolved in Harlem, New York City in the 1920s and '30s and originally evolved with the jazz music of that time. Lindy was a fusion of many dances that preceded it or were popular during its development but is mainly based on jazz, tap, breakaway and Charleston. It is frequently described as a jazz dance and is a member of the swing dance family. TOSS is dedicated to preserving this dance and its related forms of East Coast Swing and Charleston in Oklahoma