Forest City Swing is focused on the community to provide fun, family-oriented entertainment. We invite anyone who would like to learn beginner Swing to our next monthly dance. Our dance is held at the Mt. Olive Lutheran Church gym (2001 N. Alpine Rd.) in Rockford, typically, on the 3rd Thursday of every month. The $5 admission includes a beginner Lindy Hop lesson, followed by a beginner East Coast Swing lesson, and then 2 hours of DJ’d social dancing to Swing style music.
When swing dancing, please dress comfortably – wear dance shoes, dress shoes, or tennis shoes. We ask that you do not attempt any aerials for safety reasons. We also have water and pop available for purchase. All of the money collected for admission goes toward paying the space rental, our holiday swing dancing parties, and our annual Swing Out Rockford event. Every year at Swing Out Rockford we donate any remaining net proceeds to a local Stateline charity.
You don’t need a partner to join the beginner lessons or dance! We encourage leads and follows to rotate during the lessons, and it’s customary to ask many people to dance throughout the night.
When and Where
Mt. Olive Lutheran Church Gym
2001 N. Alpine Rd, Rockford
Beginner Lindy Hop lesson: 7:00-8:00pm
Beginner East Coast Swing lesson: 8:00-8:30pm
DJ’d Swing Dancing: 8:30-10:30pm
Admission: $5 (Includes both beginner lessons and the dance. Sorry, no discounts for the dance only.)