Forest City Swing is focused on the community to provide fun and family-oriented entertainment. We invite anyone who would like to learn to swing dancing to our Third Thursday night dance. We meet at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church Gym 2001 N. Apline Rd in Rockford on Thursday nights. Check out our dance calendar for exceptions (like holidays).
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 the admission goes toward paying the building rental, swing dancing parties, and our annual Swing Out Rockford event. At each Swing Out Rockford event we donate the net proceeds of the event and money collected on Thursday nights to charities in the community.
You don’t need a partner to join the beginner lesson or social dance! We encourage leads and follows to rotate during the lessons and it’s customary to ask many people to dance throughout the night. All ages are welcome!
When and Where
Mt. Olive Lutheran Church Gym
2001 N. Alpine Rd, Rockford
8:00-8:45 Beginner Lesson (no partner required)
8:45- 10:30 Social Dance
Cover: $3 (includes beginner lesson and social dancing)