Dancing Every Thursday


Dancing at the

The Gahanna Moose Lodge located at 335 W. Johnstown Rd.

Exit 35B from 270 for US-62 East. Turn right at the first light (Stygler Rd) right


The place where dancers go to dance and have fun!

From 7pm to 10:30pm

What to Know

Here are some common questions and answers with some tips.

What is the Mid-Ohio Boogie Club...?

MBC is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Swing, Jitterbug, and Shag Dancing and to the Rhythm and Blues music that gave these dances their start.

We meets every Thurday as indicated in the header.

We dance and have fun from 7pm to 10:30pm

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Do I have to know how to dance to participate in MBC events?

Not at all. At the beginning of our Thursday night dances, there is a half-hour lesson geared toward beginners. Following that is a second half-hour lesson that that provides more advanced instruction in the same dance.

Lessons rotate between East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Cha-Cha, and Detroit (slot) Hustle.  Sometimes we also do Carolina Shag.

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What types of dances do MBC members do?

Our members generally dance one of four types of swing, and some will do Cha-Cha if the music is right.

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What kind of music does MBC play?

The music played is Rhythm and Blues, Texas Blues, Carolina Beach, Shag and Oldies. MBC does not generally play Latin, Country, Disco, Big Band, or Funk music except when songs recorded by these types of artists have an R&B sound or rhythm so one can dance swing.

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Do I need to bring a partner?

No. During lessons everyone dances with everyone. We rotate partners frequently. During social dancing, most dancers will dance with a variety of people. As a matter of fact, it is uncommon to have consecutive dances with the same partner.

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Do women ask men to dance?

Yes! It’s expected. The atmosphere is very friendly at our events and it is quite acceptable and common for women to ask men if they would like to dance. We are all there to have fun dancing and most men enjoy being asked to dance.

Dance Etiquette Note:  It is customary to accept any request to dance!

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What is the age range of people who attend dance events?

You must be of legal drinking age as determined by Ohio State Law since we often dance in an environment where alcohol is present. This is required by the State and our By-laws.  Dancers range from early twenties to grandparents. Specific make-up varies each week, but most are in their late thirties to early fifties.

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What is the dress code?

Dress is casual and comfortable.  We suggest comfortable shoes that do not grip the floor, allowing for easy turns while dancing.  Non-marking shoes will protect the wood floor.

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How much is a membership?

Membership is $35 per year.

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How long is the membership valid?

Memberships are valid for one year.

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What are the benefits of being a member?

  • Members Admission is $5. Admission for non members is $8 for our weekly dances. If food is served, then non-members admission is $10.
  • Members receive a newsletter advising them of upcoming events and other dance news. 
  • Members also receive discounted rates for any workshops or dances the Club sponsors.
  • Also, since the our club is a member of the ABA, American Bop Association, other ABA clubs sometimes allow the members of our club to attend their dances at their club member rates.

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