I walked up to a stand at my school's involvement carnival, talked to the booth of swing dancers, and the rest was history.
No partner or dance skills requiredGiphy
The only thing you need to worry about is having fun. Most swing dances start with a beginner lesson. You get partnered up and rotate partners throughout the lesson so you get the chance to meet and dance with everyone!
You get to meet a ton of cool peopleGiphy
Going to swing dances has gotten me out into the community where I've met some amazing people from all different age groups and backgrounds. It's really cool to travel a bit outside your normal circle, plus you learn a ton dancing with people of different skill levels.
Going to events in dressGiphy
Who doesn't like to dress like it's the 1950s? Okay, it's not for everyone, but Swing Dancing in vintage clothing is a really fun way to celebrate the style of dance, especially when a live jazz band is involved.
There is Swing Dancing everywhere if you know where to look for itGiphy
Almost every city has a swing dancing group thats a google search away. The Swing community is extremely friendly, and since so many travel to attend lots of swing events, they're mostly set up and taught the same. When I came home for the summer, my local swing community was ready to welcome me with open arms.
Dancing with someone builds strong friendshipsGiphy
Swing Dancing is a very social dance, not only are partners connected physically, but people also like to use the opportunity to talk and get to know you during the dance. I've made some really great friends from lessons and going to group dances.
It's just a lot of funGiphy
It doesn't matter how good you are, it's all about laughing and having fun on the dance floor. Grab your friends, look up your local swing community, and go enjoy the music!