Community members learn to swing dance at a community event on Jan. 28, sponsored by the Mercer Island Arts Council. Photos courtesy of Ari Levitt

Community gathers at Mercer Island Swing Dance

Hoping to bring neighbors together through music and swing moves, the Mercer Island Arts Council hosted a community dance with the Casey MacGill Band on Jan. 28 at the VFW Hall.

Islander Ari Levitt gave an Eastern Swing Dance lesson at 7 p.m. for attendees new to swing dancing.

Arts Council member Karen Kaser said there was a “sold out crowd and great fun on Saturday night.”

The Arts Council is hoping to sponsor similar events in the future. For more, see www.mercergov.org/ArtsCouncil.