Celebrating its 10-year anniversary in bringing hundreds of dancers (some with two left feet) and all their moves to the streets of downtown Lexington, Swingin’ on Main is a highly anticipated, family-friendly event.
Don’t worry if you can’t cut a rug – the festivities open with a free swing dance lesson provided by Arthur Murray Dance Studio and the Hepcats Swing Dance Club. From there, the band takes over and the street in front of Victorian Square is filled with jiving renditions of the Lindy Hop, the Balboa and the Charleston. There is also a dance contest, and food vendors will be onsite.
Bleachers are set up for those who would prefer to sit back and watch, but don’t be intimidated – organizers estimate that around 50 percent of attendees can actually hold their own on the floor. The entire event, for spectators and participators, is free and open to the public.