SUU Hosts the 2nd Annual Spring Swing Thing

Grab your partner or friend, put on your best outfit, and dance the night away at Spring Swing Thing, a community dance for everybody!

Southern Utah University is returning with the 2nd annual evening of dance lessons and jazz music. The 2nd Annual Spring Swing Thing will hit the dance floor on March 2, 2019 at the Gilbert Great Hall located in the Hunter Conference Center.

There will be swing and foxtrot lessons during the event for those who wish to learn. Make a night of dancing, jazz, and dressing up in semi-formal wear.

Dance lessons will be provided at 7:00 p.m. by SUU Associate Provost, James Sage, and his wife, Toni Sage, Director of Academic Success at SUU. The concert and dance will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Adam Lambert, Director of Bands at SUU, shares, “We are excited to take part in the second annual Spring Swing Thing, where we get to experience Big Band swing dance music from the 1940’s and 50’s brought back to life by the SUU Jazz Ensemble! This is a great opportunity for all involved with student jazz musicians getting professional performance experience by playing up to 40 tunes in one performance, excellent dance instruction by our very own Toni and James Sage, and just some good, old fashioned swing dancing.”

Sponsors of the Spring Swing Thing include SUU Department of Music and SUU Community Education.

“We are hoping to build on the success of last year’s event. We’ve continued to build a community of dancers in Cedar City through the many dance lessons that have been offered. But if you aren’t a dancer, seeing a live big band is an experience not to miss and the dancers are an added bonus that are fun to watch” explains Toni Sage.

For more information about the 2nd Annual Spring Swing Thing, please email Maree Beach at or call at (435) 865-8259.

Tickets for the event are $5 for students and $10 for non-students and can be purchased at

Story by: Alexis J. Taylor
Photo by: SUU Marketing