COVID-19 Update - We are back!
Classes are back on in Applecross and Vic Park (note we have a new Vic Park location at 18 Whittlesford St, East Vic Park). Freo and Como are currently on hold but will be back!
Swing Dance Socials in Perth
You’re in luck! Perth happens to have some of the best social dancing opportunities for its resident swing dancers.
Cats’ Corner at The Como
Our weekly social dance, running every Monday night at The Como (241 Canning Hwy)! The social starts at 7:45 but there is also a drop in class, at 7pm.
Monday night’s also happen to be the Como’s Retro Burger night and they’ll be putting on some drink specials for us, so come down, grab a bite, a drink, and swing out!
The social is FREE (drop in class at 7 is $10)
Saturday Night Hop
Next stop is our monthly Saturday Night Hop dance party, run on the last Saturday of the month. We have Perth’s best swing DJs playing the tunes, some of whom have an international reputation! The Saturday night hops usually run at the Como hotel but occasionally move to special locations, so check our website or Facebook page for more updated info!
Regular Perth Gigs
The Mustang Bar
Friday nights at the Mustang bar as been a favourite with Perth dancers for as long as we can remember. With live music and free entry every Friday from 7pm to 9:30pm. The regular bands include Adam Hall and the Velvet Playboys, Harry Deluxe and The Oz Big Band so you’re practically guaranteed a great night even if you just stop by to watch the dancing and listen to some great tunes.
Swingin’ Sunday Sessions – 3rd Sunday of the Month at the Vic Park Bowling Club
Hosted by The Swing Shift Big Band and the Vic Park Bowling Club, the Swingin’ Sunday Sessions run on the 3rd Sunday of each month! A fun afternoon with a live big band, a great (spacious) dance floor and free entry!
Runs from 2 pm to 4:30 pm and please buy a drink or 2 to support the venue and buy one of those raffle tickets to support the band!
The Railway Hotel
Finally for some great tunes on a Saturday afternoon, head down to the Railway Hotel in Fremantle and listen to the Corner House Jazz Band, be warned the music can get a little fast but they are AMAZING!
The Perth Swing Dance Society are a non profit group dedicated to the social side of swing dancing in Perth so make sure you sign up at their website here
Dancing around Australia
There is a swing dance scene in every major city in the country so if you happen to be travelling around you’re sure to find plenty of dancing opportunities. Here’s a handly little facebook group that might help you out…
Swing Dancing in Oz & NZ
There is a certain level of etiquette at swing dance socials to help ensure everyone has a good time. In fact with a few minor differences this etiquette is pretty much followed by lindy hop communities world wide. The Perth Swing Dance Society has an article with some great tips so make sure you read through them.