Q & A
What's the Swing Kids Dance Club?
We're an ASUU club that began in 1997 when organized by two
former Utes, Chad Anselmo and Janel Wilsey.
What is the purpose of the club?
Our purpose is to provide students at the University of Utah and
surrounding community a place where they can learn different forms of swing dance for free so they can compliment
their academic pursuits with a powerful social skill as well.
Who can attend?
Anybody can attend our meetings. There is no age limit, and you do not have to be a student at the U.
When and where do you meet?
Our primary venue is now the Olpin Union Ballroom. On occassion, however, we will be in the gymnasium in the Naval Science Building. We meet every Thursday during the semester at 7:30 pm. We will sometimes have a "big dance"
that is usually held in the Olpin Union Ballroom. For all the info, take a look at the Next
Big Dance section.
Are dance lessons available?
Yes, and the best part is that they're free! Find out all about them in the
Free Dance Lessons section.
Also, if you are looking for instructors or performances for a ward, company, or private event, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Do I need a partner?
Nope. Having a partner is always nice, but a lot of people come without one, and we encourage learning to dance
with different partners.
What styles of swing are being taught?
All our beginner lessons introduce East Coast Swing and Lindy Hop Fundamentals. Intermediate lessons build on these foundations. Other styles of dance (Collegiate Shag, different stylings, Balboa, etc.) may be taught if there is enough interest.
Who do I contact for more information?
You can reach the club president by email at