On Mondays I've been going with a friend, Kaitlyn, to the OSU Swing Club meetings, which involve two lessons and a social dance, all free and open to the public. They're a lot of fun, although the attendance does tend to peter out quite a bit after the lessons, leaving a much smaller group for the dance.
The active members of the group do a great job with the club. In addition to organizing some interesting classes, they are now making an active effort to make newcomers feel included. In fact, as a regular attendee, I was turned down for a dance by a friend because he felt like he should dance with the new people. I am particularly appreciative of this because when I first showed up to dance in Columbus, it was the least friendly scene I had approached. Everywhere else I had danced - Oberlin, Cleveland, Pittsburgh - had been very friendly and not only had folks asked me to dance, but they went out of their way to say hi when they saw me again and made some effort to remember my name. The entire Columbus scene took months and months to learn my name, and they never asked me to dance. So if the club is going to make an effort to reach out to newcomers, I am fully behind that, and I don't mind being turned down in support of it.