The Swing Dance Club was started in 1998 by a small group of students who expressed a need for this kind of dancing on the Bemidji State University campus. Since then, the club has boomed and enjoys a growing membership with expanded club activities, including road trips, social dances and other events. Our members are also responsible for the production of the graduation dance and play a major part in the Funtastic Dance Follies each spring.
The swing movement that exploded in the mid-1990's gave birth to a whole new generation of zoot-suited hepcats and
seamed-stocking'ed pinup kittens dressing in the finest retro fashions, learning the dances of their grandparents' era and creating a nightlife scene right out of 1944. Whether you're talking to a smooth Savoy-style lindy hopper, a Hollywood scene'ster sporting white bucs and gabardine, or a rockabilly greaser, you're talking to
someone who has this music and dance in their veins.