Classes back on in Vic Park!
We are super excited that after a long hiatus, we are back onto the dance floor, starting with a 6 week drop in block from Wednesday 11 May at 6.30 in Vic Park.
While many restrictions have been lifted, we acknowledge that Covid is still within our community. Masks are optional and as always, if you've come with a partner and would like to opt out of the rotation, that is perfectly fine. If you're unwell, please stay home.
You don't need to come with a partner to our classes. At this stage, classes are drop in only at $20 a class or $80 for a 6 class drop in pass.
If you've already bought a 4 or 5 week block, we will convert it to a drop in class card with bonus class added on for you.
Our Applecross venue is currently under renovation and won't start up till August.
Please check in on Facebook to see our latest updates before leaving to get to a class, just in case a teacher has to isolate and we have to cancel class.
We look forward to seeing all your happy dance faces again soon!
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.
Saturday Night Hop
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! Check our website or Facebook page for the latest info!
Regular Perth Gigs
The Mustang Bar
Friday nights at the Mustang bar has been a favourite with Perth dancers for as long as we can remember. With live music and free entry every Friday from 7 pm to 9:30 pm. 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.