UW Plans to Take Back Swing Dance World Record


LARAMIE – The University of Wyoming Cowboy Country Swing Club (CCSC) is planning an event — to take back the Guinness world record for swing dance participants previously held by UW — Saturday, April 29, at 8 p.m. in War Memorial Fieldhouse.

Check-in for the event will begin at 6:45 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but a $5 donation to United Way is suggested.

In 2015, UW broke the Guinness world record for largest swing dance group with 1,184 participants. Grand Rapids Original Swing Society, of Grand Rapids, Mich., regained that record in July 2016 with 1,276 people. For this reason, CCSC is planning another world record attempt at UW.

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The UW event will feature live music from Wyoming band Tris Munsick and the Innocents. Munsick, from Dayton, and his band are known for their country music sound. The band’s song “Last Time I Leave” made No. 19 on iTunes New Music Charts and was National Public Radio’s runner-up 2014 Wyoming Album of the Year.

To learn more about Tris Munsick and the Innocents, visit www.trismunsick.com/.

United Way, the Associated Students of UW, Premier Bone and Joint Centers, and Papa John’s Pizza sponsor the dance event.

To learn more about the event and CCSC, visit uwyo.collegiatelink.net/organization/cowboycountryswingclub.