April 30-May 3, 2020
Hartford, Ct.
Hilton Hartford


Site updated for 2020

Volunteers with registration exp. needed


2020 Flyer

Ballroom Layout(pdf)

University Swing

University Swing is a program run by Neal Klein. For the last several years Neal has been co-ordinating the student contingent for Swingin' Into String. This has been an unpublished program to this point. He will provide an opportunity to sign-up for the University Swing program at the event. There is no membership cost.

The University Swing Student Pass is a special arrangement for a reduced rate event pass for fulltime college students. The following requirements need to be met to take advantage of the reduced rate.

  • You must be a full-time undergraduate student
    • Confirm your eligibility with Neal Klein prior to registration
  • You DO NOT need to be a member of University Swing, but signup for University Swing is recommended and can be done at the event
  • Registration must be done via PayPal prior to the event
  • Proof of full-time student status must be provided at the event
  • Work as door monitors to watch for wristbands at the ballrom doors. The more students we get, the less you work.

Floor setup and breakdown

We could also use 4 students to assist the floor staff with the floor placement on Thursday Night and pick-up on Sunday immediately after the event ends. Last year it was done by 7:30pm on Sunday. You must be able to handle moving (not carrying) 40lb sheets of plywood off, and then onto, the carts. We usually work in pairs. If you work both on setting up the floor on Thursday and breaking down the floor on Sunday then your weekend pass is free. If you're interested, contact Ken Mercik at 860-559-6179 or ken@djkenm.com