Swing Ann Arbor (SAA) in a nutshell

We hold our weekly lessons and our open social dance, Wednesday Night Swing, on central campus. Our events are all hosted in the venerable halls of the Michigan Union and Michigan League. Check out the event calendar to see what venue we are in this week!

Our two main locations:

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Our Mission Statement

Swing Ann Arbor is a University of Michigan student organization whose purpose is to provide the University community and Southeast Michigan with high-quality swing dance instruction and weekly dances. Beginner lessons and all dances are open to everyone regardless of experience or affiliation. You never need a partner to attend any lesson or dance!

We are a swing dancing community that is welcoming to and accepting of everyone who wants to dance, encourages and facilitates learning and personal improvement among dancers, and promotes the dance and dance related events around town.

Our Board for the 2016-2017 Academic Year 

Swing Ann Arbor is an MSA-affiliated Voluntary Student Organization (VSO) at the University of Michigan. Our activities are planned by an elected 5-person Executive Board with the assistance of appointed Directors.

Executive Board:

  • President: Sean Fanning
  • Treasurer:  Richard Field, III
  • Secretary: Emily Topham
  • Room Coordinator: Laura Crouch
  • Volunteer Coordinator: Toni Boger


  • Lesson Director: Alex Tripp
  • Music Director: Connor Cole
  • Design Director:  Sidharath Chhatanie
  • Recruitment Director: Val Kutchko