Dancing Every Wednesday


At the

The Crystal Ballroom Dance Center

           Located at 402 East Wilson Bridge Rd.



The place where dancers go to dance and have fun!

Dancing from 8pm to 9:30pm

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 normally dance every Wednesday as indicated in the header.

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Do I have to know how to dance to participate in MBC weekly dances?

Not at all as we have member that will help you to get started

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What types of dances do MBC members do?

Our members generally dance East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Carolina Shag, Hustle and Cha-Cha depending on the music. There are usually few Slow dances, Night Club Two Step, Country Two Step, Waltz and a line dance.

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What kind of music does MBC play?

The music played is an original style 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. Members generally dance with everyone.

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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 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 as well.

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 when we dance in an environment where alcohol is present. This is required by the State and our By-laws.  Dancers usually range from those in their thirties to grandparents.

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What is the dress code?

Dress is casual and comfortable.  We suggest comfortable shoes that do not grip the floor to allowing for easy turns while dancing.  Non-marking shoes are required to protect the quality wood dance floor.

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How much is a membership?

Membership is $35 per year.

Membership renewal is $25 per year.

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How long is the membership valid?

Memberships are valid for a full year.

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What are the benefits of being a member?

  • Members Admission is $8 while it is $11 for non members. When food is served and for some special dances, the non-members admission is $15.
  • Members receive an email newsletter advising them of upcoming events and other dance news.
  • Members receive discounted rates for any workshops or special dances sponsored by MBC.
  • Also, since our club is a member of the ABA, American Bop Association, the Association of Carolina Shag Clubs and the National Fast Dance Association, other clubs sometimes allow the members of our club to attend their dances at their club member rates.
  • MBC maintains its music licenses through ASCAP, SESAC and BMI which support music artists.

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