Yelp Calgary Gets Into The Swing Of Things!

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).

"The highlight for me was Midtown's delicious pork bites," concluded Christine L. "My friends loved the cupcakes generously provided by Crave – moist cake and delightfully sweet frosting!"

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 for all the fab party pictures!

Want to read more party details? Check out the reviews and photos!

See you at the next party!


Wendy P
Sr Community Manager
Yelp Calgary