UCLA has a few student dance clubs that have Swing lessons and dances. These usually have mostly students and staff of UCLA, with a few West Side locals. Go if you’re nearby and want to meet some new people. Bring your own partner if you want to do anything advanced.
The only way to find out about lessons and events is to get on their mailing lists. Here’s who to email to get on:
If that doesn’t work, or if you want more info, you can try these:
Kerckhoff Grand Salon
Some of the dances have been held at Kerckhoff Grand Salon, which is a bit hard to find. Go to the main quad and head due East. After Ackerman union, the building on the right is Kerckhoff.
Keep going and make a right to go around the back. Go through the outdoor dining area, and you should start hearing the music. Check out this interactive campus map for more details.
Parking is a little bit tricky now that there is so much construction going on. Only certain lots let you pay; the rest require a UCLA parking pass. Structures #2 and #8 are probably your best bets.