Exciting changes are coming to our Tiger Rag classes, starting early 2017.  Check back soon for more information.

Coming to the Tiger Rag classes is the best way to learn to swing dance in Memphis.  Our four-week progressive lessons on Wednesdays are taught at Madison Dance Studio at Minglewood Plaza in Midtown Memphis.  You never need a partner, and no previous experience is required for our beginner classes.  We offer a fun, friendly, and inclusive learning environment, and our curriculum includes something for everyone. 

Our classes offer:

  • Friendly, knowledgeable, and experienced instructors that are passionate about teaching dance.
  • Progressive classes to help you build and develop your skills every week of the month.
  • New sessions beginning the first Wednesday of the month, and the first monthly class is FREE.
  • Online class registrations and discounts.
  • Free admission coupon to our Friday night dance for our students.

Beginner Classes

Our beginner classes are geared for brand-new dancers or those who have been dancing for less than six months. The same material is taught the first two weeks, with varying moves illustrated the last two weeks, allowing dancers to re-take the same class multiple times and always learn new things.

Continuing Classes

These classes, when offered, are for dancers who feel confident in their basic dance steps and would like to move to the next level.


First class of the month: Free! 
Monthly rate: $35 if you register in advance (before the second class), $45 at the door.
Student rate: $25 if you register in advance, $45 at the door.
Bring-a-friend rate: $25/each for two people!
Repeater special: $25 if you have attended the same beginner class before

You can pay by Paypal (includes a small processing fee), or by cash, check, or credit card on the first or second week of class.


Other Classes

  • We teach a beginner lesson before our dances at Club Rumba on Friday evenings.
  • The University of Memphis Swing Club offers lessons and dances on Mondays.  Please see their Facebook page for more information.