MORGANTOWN (September 13, 2017) – Locals know there’s a lot more dancing in Morgantown than the bump and grind of High Street’s nightclubs. For residents looking for other opportunities to cut a rug, Morgantown Swing, a social club of local swing dance enthusiasts, invites the community to mix and mingle during a free evening of dancing, with performances, lessons, refreshments, and drinks.


On Tuesday, October 3rd, Morgantown Swing will host its first annual open house gathering at the Elks Lodge #411, located at 1138 Chestnut Ridge Rd. The evening will feature a free dance lesson and performances at 8:30pm, with complimentary refreshments and drinks. From 9pm to 10:30pm, the dance floor will be open to all guests, regardless of skill level.

“We are devoted to inspiring individuals in the local community with the creative and social pastime of swing dancing,” explains Amy Loomis, one of the instructors with Morgantown Swing. The dance style was developed in the 1920’s and 30’s alongside the growth of jazz and big band music, and has retained global popularity since. Loomis is quick to point out that part of swing dancing’s appeal is that its basic steps are easy to learn. “We’ve developed a style of teaching that blends equal portions of challenge, fun, and patience, with an emphasis on creativity rather than the rigid thinking of “doing it right.”

A partner is not required for the event, and wallflowers are also welcome. Morgantown Swing, which is celebrating its third year, promises a no-stress atmosphere, and dancers of all ages and skill level are invited to attend.  For more information, visit the event page on Facebook, and follow Morgantown Swing on Facebook for future local swing dancing events.