Founded in 1981, The Greater Phoenix Swing Dance Club (GPSDC) was formed 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." Members from all over the Phoenix Valley, Sedona, Tucson and Flagstaff who love to dance West Coast Swing. Join us for all our fun dances. They are open to everyone interested in West Coast Swing. No partner required.
Kenny Wentzl 1990
Phoenix 4th of July Convention 2015
Check out this great video
Jamming the night away!
It wouldn't be swing without the Jam's!
2017 Phoenix 4th of July Convention. We had a record 77 Juniors attend this event. Everyone was impressed with the level of these young dancers. MC-Robert Royston decided it was time to start a Jam with the Juniors dancing with a Champion dancer.
Rudy was the first member to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015. Rudy was a devoted member, still coming to the club until shortly before his death. Rudy was instrumental in using his many contacts for getting help for whatever the club needed. He served on the board in many positions for numerous years.
The women have Shirley Murray to thank for teaching the men to be good dancers and even better leaders. Shirley also served the club for many years and the friendly person there to meet you at the door for many years.
Bobbie Robinson has brought the entire family into the dance world. Her daughter Trudy, Joe Robinson and now granddaughter Peyton. Past President and still active when asked to serve.
Carol has been at the front desk for the club for many years. She has performed many duties as a member of the board. From Vice President to now Sargent at arms. Carol has been the mastermind behind the Christmas Party for many years.
Regarded as GPSDC sweethearts the Dresslers have been a club stable since the early years of the club. Don became President
Mike Gallo, became a member after moving to Arizona from Sacramento. He was music director for many years and has served on the board in many capacities. He is currently membership chairperson.
Joe was Music Director for many years. One year when the Phoenix 4th of July was about to begin he managed to get all the equipment down and set up the sound system, filling in for the DJ that had an accident coming in from out of town.
Connie's husband was one of the first Presidents of the club. She served the club in assisting him and other members in numerous activities.
Mike passed away before he could know he was honored. Mike was a board member serving as President, Sargent at Arms, helping with the Convention and anything that was needed for the club. He was often thought of as a Chief Ambassador by talking to anyone he knew about the club and getting them involved.