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Start swingin’

The public is invited to come learn the basic dance step of the big band era at Community Education’s “Basic Swing Dance for Couples.”

The class is for adult beginners and will be held on Mondays, March 17, 24, 31 and April 7 and 14 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at Voyager Elementary School in Alexandria. Cost is $69 per couple.

The East Coast swing dance is adaptable to 1950s, country and popular music.

Instructors Jewett and Barbara Benson dance for fun and exercise and enjoy introducing others to dance.

Check the full listing of class offerings and register online at or call (320) 762-3310, extension 4270.