What happens when you mix great local food and drink vendors, the Yelp Calgary Elite Squad, a community hall and a crew of happenin' swing dancers? Only the most fun way we could think to spend our Thursday night… a swing dance party!
Yelpers and guests got all dolled up and descended on the Social Hall at the Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Association, nearly 3,800 sq feet of space, for a swinging good time!
"What a lovely party!" exclaimed Tiffany N. "Literally lovely, because so many people got fancy and I love me a good dress up occasion. Everywhere I turned was a gorgeous lady with a perfect red pout, or a dapper gentleman with a button up and braces."
Guests were treated to cupcakes from Crave Cookies & Cupcakes; a housemade watermelon gazpacho from Caffe Francesco; pork belly and a flourless brownie from Midtown Kitchen; coffee from Postino Cafe; boozy Manhattans from Gibson's Finest Canadian Whisky; the Scottish Heavy Ale, IPA and SAAZ Republic Pilz from Big Rock Brewery; and wine and snacks sponsored by WaterSeal Technology (a Calgary company keeping your smartphone safe from accidental water damage).
It wouldn't be a swing dance without our friends at Toe Tappin' Swing to show us a few moves! Local instructors were on hand to start us off with a group lesson and broke us off into pairs to learn the Charleston – no previous experience required! These instructors get people on the dance floor for lessons every Friday night!
An extra thanks to Jodde M of YYCPhotography.ca for all the fab party pictures!
See you at the next party!
Sr Community Manager