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Swing Dance Demo and Lessons set for Dec. 7 at Penn State York

11/29/2012 —

Penn State York’s Diversity Committees invites students, faculty, staff, and members of the York community to learn how to swing dance on Friday, Dec. 7 at noon in the Community Room of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center. The program is part of the campus’ First Friday Series focusing on world dance and is free and open to the public. Previous programs have included Salsa and Bollywood dance lessons.

The York Swing Dance Club, a local nonprofit organization, will show off their moves and encourage those who attend to learn some swing dance steps. Get ready for the Lindy Hop, the eight count pattern that is the core of swing dancing. Swing dancing developed during the swing style of jazz music in the 1920s-1950s, although the earliest of these dances predate swing era music.

The goal of the First Friday Series is to introduce people to a variety of cultures and diversity issues. The series is sponsored by the Penn State York Diversity Committee. Please bring your lunch and plan to learn some new dance moves. Drinks and light snacks will be available.

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