Arizona Swing Cats

The Arizona Swing Cats are a student-led group specializing in dances from the 20s, 30s and 40s. We teach dances including Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, Charleston, Balboa, and Shag. We meet on campus twice a week for practice and social dancing and at movement culture for our big weekly social dance. We perform at events across town and compete at national events. Our social dances, lessons, and performance troupe are open for all. We invite you to join us in honoring the history while encouraging new ideas in the dance we love.


Lindy hop was created in Harlem in 20s and 30s. It grew to be very popular around the US and was included in several movies. After the war, it fell dormant to the public eye, while still being enjoyed at house parties and at home. In the 80s, folks from Sweden started the revival of the dance, and brought the dance into the popularity among white dancers. Now, Lindy Hop is enjoyed around the world and continues to grow, share, and be loved by all.



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Festival Appearance
  • Movement tent, Sunday Oct 9, 5:00 to 5:45 PM (Performance)

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