UD Swing

UD Swing Join UD's Swing Club every Wednesday evening in the Rathskeller, starting with student-led lessons at 9:00 and social dancing 'til 11:00PM! We teach anyone how to swing; it's not hard.
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Ain't nothing to it but to do it! We've got a great community of swing enthusiasts, from seniors to freshmen. Once everyone learns the ropes of the genre, we branch out into particulars, hosting special nights on related dances, such as Charleston, Blues, Lindy, Texas Two-Step, and much, much more!

A long-awaited new UD Swing logo courtesy of the amazing and talented artists Bela Lima and Bella Libby!
07/17/2020

A long-awaited new UD Swing logo courtesy of the amazing and talented artists Bela Lima and Bella Libby!

04/10/2020
Austin Swing Syndicate

If you're stuck at home with itchy feet, try learning Collegiate Shag with an instructor from the Austin Swing Syndicate!

Mastering the rhythm to this 1920's and 30's swing style takes a little practice, and what better time than this boring quarantine? We just may teach a lesson or two next semester!

It's week of 2 of classes at Four on the Floor, or it would be if we weren't in a global pandemic. On the bright side, here's Zach Lockett-Streiff with your beginner #collegiateshag lesson! Zach talks basic rhythm, footwork, posture, and connection for both follows and leads.

To help the Austin Swing Syndicate cover costs during this time, please visit our donation page: http://austinswingsyndicate.org/donate/

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Last swing dance before Spring break! 😁 9-11 in the Rat!
03/11/2020

Last swing dance before Spring break! 😁 9-11 in the Rat!

Time to get back in the 'swing' of things πŸ˜‰ Swing is tonight! 9-11 in the Rat!
03/04/2020

Time to get back in the 'swing' of things πŸ˜‰ Swing is tonight! 9-11 in the Rat!

Swing was a success last night! Thanks to all who came! 😁
02/28/2020

Swing was a success last night! Thanks to all who came! 😁

02/26/2020

Swing is tonight!!! 9-11 in the Rat πŸ˜‰ bring your best dancing shoes!

02/24/2020

Our trip to DSDS this weekend was a huge hit! Thanks to all who came! 😊 Here is a great video of our President and Secretary dancing!

02/21/2020

Snowball is one of our favorite parts of Swing! 😁

02/19/2020

Swing is tonight! 9-11 in the Rat!!! 😁

Hey y'all! We are pleased to announce another swing outing with DSDS! Mark your calendars for Saturday February 22nd!! $...
02/17/2020

Hey y'all! We are pleased to announce another swing outing with DSDS! Mark your calendars for Saturday February 22nd!! $7 a person! 😁 More information to follow!

02/13/2020

Thank you to all who came to swing last night! 😁

Make sure to bring your best swing shoes tonight! Swing is happening tonight! 9-11 in the Rat! We hope to see you there!
02/12/2020

Make sure to bring your best swing shoes tonight! Swing is happening tonight! 9-11 in the Rat! We hope to see you there!

02/06/2020

Ah yes, Shim Sham!

Thank you to all who braved the cold to come to swing!!!

02/05/2020

Are you excited for swing? We sure are! 9-11 pm tonight in the Rat! We are going to be learning the Jig Step with Charleston-inspired footwork! Hope to see you there!!

02/04/2020
02/04/2020
01/30/2020

Thank you to all who made our first swing dance of the semester a succses! Swing is now every Wednesday 9-11pm in the Rat!

Big thank-you to the prestigious Peter Burleigh for taking pictures at the UD Dance Showcase!  Here are some from the Sw...
12/28/2019

Big thank-you to the prestigious Peter Burleigh for taking pictures at the UD Dance Showcase! Here are some from the Swing Team performance.

Also shout-out to Dayne Patillo and Jay Singh, who practiced with us throughout the semester. Due to an unfortunate last-minute injury, they weren't able to perform. Y'all were sorely missed, and we hope to have you again in future semesters!

12/16/2019

Great showcase by UD Dance yesterday! Here's the swing team's performance for anyone who may have missed it.

Edit: Here's the YouTube link in case Big Brother Facebook censors the music. https://youtu.be/ddAUTiPCyPY

12/08/2019
Don't forget to come dance with us at Winter Cotillion tomorrow!Starting at 9pm there will be a mix of Waltz and Foxtrot...
12/06/2019

Don't forget to come dance with us at Winter Cotillion tomorrow!

Starting at 9pm there will be a mix of Waltz and Foxtrot music. Around 9:30 we'll offer some Christmas-themed jazz for all the swing dancers, followed by a swing competition at 9:45. Winners of the competition will earn Groundhog Tickets!

12/03/2019
Thanks to everyone who came out with us to Dallas Swing Dance Society last Saturday!As Thanksgiving and Christmas come u...
11/23/2019

Thanks to everyone who came out with us to Dallas Swing Dance Society last Saturday!

As Thanksgiving and Christmas come up, keep in mind that many cities across the US have swing dance scenes. They're a great and fun way to hone your skills over break!

11/15/2019

Join us on the mall at 11:55 for a flash mob!
And don't forget, Swing starts this evening at 9:00PM in the Caf. Bring your prospies - the lesson will be beginner friendly!

11/09/2019

Swing by Fall Fest today from 5:00 - 9:00 to visit our booth. We're selling pumpkin bread, brownies, homemade apple cider, and pie by the slice -- all from scratch! Bring cash (we can't accept Venmo as a club!)
At 6:00PM, members of swing team will put on a short performance, so be sure to come support them!!

11/07/2019

Come by the Caf tonight for a swingable study break!

10/09/2019
ILHC 2013 - Solo Charleston - Finals

Can you do the Charleston?
Check out this video of the 2013 ILHC Charleston competition to get you pumped for our lesson tonight! You, too, can be this fancy with a little practice.

Come at 9:00PM for a 1930s introduction to this iconic solo dance!
https://youtu.be/BI9qWXRxr-E?t=19

ILHC 2013 - Solo Charleston - Finals

Thanks for coming out last Wednesday for our 50's night! We loved everyone's outfits (and rocking moves, of course).Foll...
09/29/2019

Thanks for coming out last Wednesday for our 50's night! We loved everyone's outfits (and rocking moves, of course).
Follow the club on the Forum for more themed nights in your future!

09/27/2019
Sock Hop Swing!

Thanks for joining us for Sock Hop Swing! We loved seeing all the 50's outfits. See you next Wednesday Night for more lessons & fun! Stay in the loop for pictures and updates here on Facebook or on our intsagram @ud_swing!

09/26/2019

Preppy patterns or leather jacket greaser? Rock β€˜n’ roll with us tonight in a flash to the past!
Rumor has it there’ll be photo taking starting around 10:00...

Check out these photos from the first night of the semester (courtesy of the gifted Peter Burleigh)!Don't forget to swin...
09/18/2019

Check out these photos from the first night of the semester (courtesy of the gifted Peter Burleigh)!
Don't forget to swing by the Caf tonight at 9:00PM for another night of dancing!

Don't forget to come to the caf tonight at 9pm for a Jitterbug lesson!We'll be teach moves from a fancy crosshand connec...
09/12/2019

Don't forget to come to the caf tonight at 9pm for a Jitterbug lesson!

We'll be teach moves from a fancy crosshand connection, and social dancing will follow.

See you there!

09/04/2019

Foot-tapping big band jams to get you jigging!
Tonight, 9:00-11:00PM in Haggar!

07/28/2019
Part 2 Frankie Manning's first Aerial

A little bit of Lindy Hop history from one of the men who made it: Frankie Manning tells the story of the first aerial.

Give it a watch!

https://youtu.be/MpZk94w6kwc

The great Frankie Manning retells his classic story of the first lindy hop aerial, infused with his genuine humor. Shot and edited by me in 2006.

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1845 E Northgate Dr
Irving, TX
75062

General information

UD Swing Officers, Fall 2019: President: Michael Jurkoic Vice President: Katie Moore Secretary: Natalie Williams Treasurer: Kien Tran Media: Molly Weglarz

Opening Hours

Wednesday 21:00 - 23:00

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Welcome to UD SWING

Founded in 1998, swing is one of UD's oldest and most popular clubs. Join us every Wednesday night starting with beginner lessons at 9:00, followed by social dancing until 11:00. Just wear comfy shoes and bring your friends! Each night we teach brief introductory lessons in a variety of styles, including Jitterbug, Charleston, and Lindy Hop, and dance to music from the big band era all the way up to today. We've got a great community of friendly swing enthusiasts, from seniors to freshmen, and every dance is a hit!

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Keep dancing guys! You never know what the future holds! When I graduated I thought dancing was pretty much over for me. Low and behold, one of my friends knew of my swing experience, and through random connections I have been professionally hired twice for performance purposes, once to choreograph the swing portion! You never know where dance will take you, keep dancing!
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