“Hollywood Swingin” comes to the USU

Irene Nesbitt

The University Student Union will host the Hollywood Swingin dance event Friday from 9 p.m. to midnight in the Grand Salon, University Student Union (USU).

The event will take place during the 1920s through the 1950s time period, and students will be welcomed to wear theme-appropriate time-period costumes for the occasion.

Students can wear any outfit that compliments the swing era, said Rosa Torres, a USU events assistant.

“Outfits ranging from flapper dresses to zoot suits will be great costumes for this dance era,” Torres said.

Students who are not familiar with swing dance will be provided with free swing dance lessons.

“Professor Bethana Rosenthal, accompanied by the CSUN Ballroom Club, will teach a 30-minute swing lesson so students can dance the night away,” Torres said. “We will also be having a red carpet, where our photographer Jonathan Espinola, will be taking photos as our guests arrive in their wonderful attire.”

Torres said the Hollywood Swingin event will be a great opportunity for students to learn about the swing dance era.

“Since swing is not commonly focused on campus  we wanted to give our students a chance to get acquainted with this dance genre,” Torres said. “The USU want to provide students with a free, enjoyable and safe dance event on campus, which promotes living the matador life.  For this dance, we aimed to take students back in time, to when swing was the prominent musical genre.”

The event will be free and open only to CSUN students with school ID cards. Snacks will be also be provided.