Swing dancing; a heck of a good way to pass the time
Got five bucks and some free time on a Thursday night? Consider yourself booked for a good time at Goodfella’s bar and grill in downtown Port Huron.
Starting at 7 p.m. every Thursday night for only five dollars a person, you and a partner, or even you by yourself, can head to the second floor of Goodfella’s bar and restaurant for an hour and a half of clean fun by learning how to swing dance.
Swing dancing is a style of dancing popular during the roaring twenties, thus fitting perfectly with Goodfella’s speak-easy atmosphere. The dance instructors Lyle Malaski and Kristina Morton have about nine years of combined experience teaching others how to swing dance, but their passion and experience with swing dancing is easily more than double that.
Malaski and Morton’s passion and patience can help anyone learn how to swing dance with just a couple lessons. Anyone can swing dance, from college kids to seniors, talented 20’s enthusiasts (such as local personality and jazz singer Alfie Jean) to people with two left feet (like myself).
Morton said, “I want to add culture into our town and this is a healthy way to do it.” Which you just might need a healthy work out if you get to Goodfella’s early.
Goodfella’s happy hour is every weekday from 2 to 7 p.m. with $2 well and domestic drafts, $3 craft drafts, and half off appetizers.
Not only is Goodfella’s food delicious, but they are providing the room for the dance class for free, all the more reason to enjoy their food. Goodfella’s also has an open mic night on Thursdays starting at 9 p.m.
It just goes to show, there is always something to do in downtown Port Huron.