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.
Thank you for participating in PILE! It was great to see all of you. You can relive the memories at our WP Swingers youtube account! Also look out for other future events :)
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!
Our fall semester show is on December 9th and 10th at Iron Gate Theater. 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!