What music do swing dancers dance to?

Swing dancers love the swinging jazz sounds of the 20s, 30s and 40s. The Lindy Hop grew and evolved with the swing music of that era and it’s what we still dance to today! Some names from the era to get your collection started would be: Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Jimmie Lunceford, Lionel Hampton, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman (among so many others!)

There are also quite a lot of modern bands recreating that swing sound these days. Check out Naomi and Her Handsome Devils, Gordon Webster, Solomon Douglas, George Gee Orchestra, Alex Pangman and the list can go on! 

Us Perthies are lucky to have bands like the Oz Big Band, Adam Hall and the Velvet Playboys, The Swing Shift Big Band and others to keep our feet happy with some live swinging tunes!

A Practise Playlist for you!

We often get students asking us for recommendations on tunes to practise to, so we’ve put together this little Spotify playlist for you. We’ll keep adding to it over time, enjoy!

Next Beginner (Level 1) Drop In

  • April 27, 2021, 6:30 pm 7:30 pm
    Tivoli Theatre
    69 Canning Beach Road
    Applecross Beginners Drop In
  • April 28, 2021, 6:30 pm 7:30 pm
    Holy Trinity Hall
    18 Whittlesford Street
    Vic Park Beginners Drop In

Next Intermediates (Level 2) Drop In Class

  • April 27, 2021, 7:30 pm 8:30 pm
    Tivoli Theatre
    69 Canning Beach Road
    Applecross Intermediates
  • April 28, 2021, 6:30 pm 7:30 pm
    Holy Trinity Hall
    18 Whittlesford Street
    Vic Park Intermediates

Upcoming Socials

  • April 23, 2021 April 26, 2021, All day
    Various Locations
    Perth
    Hullabaloo! Presented by the Perth Swing Dance Society
  • April 23, 2021, 7:00 pm 9:30 pm
    Mustang Bar
    46 Lake Street
    Friday Night Swing - Presented by the Mustang Bar
  • April 30, 2021, 7:00 pm 9:30 pm
    Mustang Bar
    46 Lake Street
    Friday Night Swing - Presented by the Mustang Bar
  • May 7, 2021, 7:00 pm 9:30 pm
    Mustang Bar
    46 Lake Street
    Friday Night Swing - Presented by the Mustang Bar
  • May 14, 2021, 7:00 pm 9:30 pm
    Mustang Bar
    46 Lake Street
    Friday Night Swing - Presented by the Mustang Bar
  • May 16, 2021, 2:00 pm 4:00 pm
    Victoria Park / Carlisle Bowling Club
    18 Kent Street
    Swingin' Sunday Session - Presented by Swing Shift Big Band
  • May 21, 2021, 7:00 pm 9:30 pm
    Mustang Bar
    46 Lake Street
    Friday Night Swing - Presented by the Mustang Bar
  • May 28, 2021, 7:00 pm 9:30 pm
    Mustang Bar
    46 Lake Street
    Friday Night Swing - Presented by the Mustang Bar

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