We’re taking a trip back in time, getting a little exercise, and having a lot of fun all at the same time. If you’re looking for a great place to try something new, enjoy some amazing music, and have a blast in the process… then we’ve got just the place for you.
This is Upstate Swing. It was founded by the fun and amazing, Paul Hoke in the late ‘90’s when swing was king and the kingdom was jumpin’, jivin’, and wailing. Back then the music of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, and the Squirrel Nut Zippers was the bee’s knees.
Upstate Swing’s regular dance takes place every Tuesday at Landmark Hall in Taylors, South Carolina. Lessons start at 7, so even if you have two left feet Paul and the gang will get those lefties moving on the same page and just coordinated enough to dive into the action when the dancing starts at 8:00. And when it does, get ready to dance the night away and make some great new friends in the process.
Swing dancing first and foremost is fun. If you’re having fun, you’re doing it right. What started in the 20’s and boomed in the 30’s has evolved over the decades. But now, a century later it’s still going strong and bringing joy to everyone daring enough to give it a try.
Dance doesn’t discriminate. Everyone can come out and feel the rhythm in their feet. Whether you’re 18 or 82 there’s a place for you on the dance floor. If you find yourself watching this while smiling and tapping those toes maybe it’s time to head to Upstate Swing.
Asheville, Atlanta, Knoxville, and Johnson City all have great swing dance scenes as well and we have links to some of them available on our website. So, if you’re not in the Upstate you can certainly lace up those dancing shoes a little bit closer to home. But if you are, get yourself to Upstate Swing.