West Philly Swingers is UPenn's offical swing dancing troupe! We are both a social and a performance group. Members are required to attend lessons once a week by our fantastic instructors Chris and Kira, and perform in at least one number in our show.
WPS is organizing PILE on September 10th! Register for a day of workshops, competitions, and social dancing to a live band. Also, look out for our auditions on September 5th. No experience neccessary. Just come for some no-pressure fun :)
Philadelphia has a great swing dancing scene. Members of our troupe will often be seen at weekly social dancing events around the city such as Jazz Attack, Rittenhop, and Powerhouse Blues. If we happen to be in New York City, we also go to Frim Fram!
Members and alums who are available participate in PILE, Boston Tea Party, Lindy Focus, MAD Jam, NISE, and Liberty Swing. But competing is never mandatory! Sometimes we'll just attend the events for the great classes and the awesome dancing!
We put on one show per semester. We also do guest performances. All of our pieces are choreographed by our own members. We have a blast organizing our shows and our audiences have a blast watching them. They are not to be missed!