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The Greater Phoenix Swing Dance Club (GPSDC) was formed in 1981 by a group of 10 passionate West Coast Swing Dancers. The club is a non-profit organization dedicated to: “The Preservation, Perfection, Progress and Promotion of West Coast Swing Dancing.”  Dancers from all over Arizona and visiting dancers join us at our weekly dances Friday at Fatcat Ballroom and Sundays at Arizona Ballroom Champions. 

Our MIssion

“Where Legends Are Made”

 Phoenix 4th of July dance event is one of the longest-running West Coast Swing conventions in the world. Our goals are very simple…

  • Utilize everything that has made the event one of the best for the past three-and-a-half decades.
  • Make sure the event continues to make adjustments that will make it successful and exciting for decades to come.

Over the years, many Legends of Swing have been made here, and our mission is to continue this tradition, making even more Legends for the future.

In 1982, at our first dance convention, Kenny Wetzel started an impromtu jam at the end of the convention and it has become a tradition at the event ever since.