Winter Swing Festival – Location Change

WSF Flyer 2018Winter Swing Festival BREAKING NEWS – due to demand, we’ve changed the location of the Saturday workshops from the Badminton Centre to the Polish Hall! Sunday workshops will still be at the Badminton Centre.

Haven’t registered? Hop online and do it now (remember you only have until June 24 if you want to register for the dinner-dance).


Posted in General on June 20th, 2018.


Winter Swing Festival – Dinner-Dance Deadline

WSF Flyer 2018 - LargeStill haven’t got your ticket to the Winter Swing Festival Dinner-Dance yet?  Well you have until June 24 to do so, as at that time we need to inform the kitchen at the Italian Club how many meals to prepare.

So don’t delay – register now


Posted in General on June 8th, 2018.


Bal Club – June 21

Bal ClubBal Club in May was so much fun we’re going to do it all again! In June, because of the Winter Swing Festival we’re going to hold Bal Club on Thursday, June 21 (ordinarily we’ll go for the last Thursday of the month). As before, we’ll start with an all levels Bal class with Tim and Shan ($12) and then there will be social dancing – although as the Rugcutters will be busy with Dark MOFO, we’ll be providing you with some DJ music! Join us as we lead you through this fast and fun dance style, perfect for the crowded dance floor. Please note class is at the Polish Club, NOT Polish Hall.

June 21 – 7:00-8:00pm – class, 8:00-9:00pm – social dancing.  In July we will revert to an earlier timeslot as the band will be back!

Not sure what balboa is? Here’s a clip –

Also – if you decide you like balboa, why not also give the weekly Tuesday balboa classes a go? See the class page for details.


Posted in General on June 8th, 2018.


Sweet, Sweet Swing – June

Dancing on FireOwing to the Winter Swing Festival, there will be NO Sweet, Sweet Swing in June! This event will be back in July!


Posted in General on June 1st, 2018.


Winter Swing Festival – Workshops

WSF Flyer 2018 - LargeThere are three separate workshop sessions on the weekend (Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning).  Each workshop consists of two one hour and ten minute classes.  You can register for all of the workshops with a whole weekend pass, or pick and choose which workshops you want to attend!

The Saturday morning workshop will be an “All Levels” workshop, meaning that it will be suitable for folks of all dance abilities.  If you’re a new beginner this is definitely the workshop for you!  After that, the level of the subsequent workshops will increase.  If you’re currently doing either the 7:30pm or 8:30pm classes on a Wednesday night, you will be fine to do these more difficult workshops.

And the great news is that we now have all the details about each of the content these workshops will cover!  Head to the Running Sheet for all class times and workshop information.


Posted in General on May 13th, 2018.


Winter Swing Festival 2018

WSF Flyer 2018 - LargeThe Winter Swing Festival website is LIVE! And registrations are OPEN!

All details here.

Winter Swing Festival 2018
– June 29 – July 1, 2018
– Workshops with Anthony and Sarah Wheaton from Melbourne
– Dinner-dance at the Italian Club, North Hobart
– Live Band night at the Polish Club, New Town

Full weekend pass – $155 early bird ($170 later)
Individual workshop sessions – $55 early bird ($65 later)
Dinner-Dance – $40 ($45 later)
Big Band Night – $30 ($40 later)

Facebook Event


Posted in General on June 1st, 2018.


Dance to our Spotify Playlist

Need some swing tunes to practice to? Then why not try out our Spotify Playlist?


Posted in General on April 7th, 2017.


iCharleston Video

icharlestonlogoEarlier this year three of our fabulous dancers, Michael, Ariadna an Liv led the iCharleston Hobart project and produced a fantastic video. We thought we should link it here so you can see it whenever you want!

Recorded and edited by:
Toño Gomez

Song: “L.O.V.E.” by Nat King Cole
Performed by: “Les Coqs Incroyables”
Randal Muir (accordion and vocals), Dean Stevenson (double bass and lead vocals), Ralph Forehead (guitar and vocals)

Choreographed by: Olivia Bowman, Ariadna Martinez, Michael Laczko

Dancers: Olivia Bowman, Ariadna Martinez, Michael Laczko, Ted Ross, Tim Grimsey, Julie Janssens, Mana Inoue, Anica Boulanger-Mashberg, Phillippa Bricher, Jen Makin, Julie McInnes, Bridget Jenkins, Annie Squires, Jo-Anne Piggott-Broadby, Paul Broadby, Shan Deng, Elysia Chase, Helen McCausland, Geoff Parkinson, Shelley Norton, Christine Toyama

*LindyMob* – Ted Ross, Elysia Chase, Alison Rose, Julianne O’Reilly-Wapstra, Dave Connell

*Moonlight Aviators* – Bibiana Devlin, Veronicka Devlin, Amanda Devlin, Kate Grieve, Bryce Lockhart-Gillett, Graeme Quinn


Posted in General on September 9th, 2016.


Lindy Chorus Music Video

Ever wonder what would happen if members of TasSwing, Lindy Mob and the Moonlight Aviators ever got together? Well, check out these videos below to see a great performance of the Lindy Chorus for Frankie 100! (note the videos are the same, one of them is just in sepia, if you prefer that old time look…)


Posted in General on June 5th, 2014.


TasSwing T-Shirts For Sale!

T-Shirt LogoIt’s been about ten years since we last had t-shirts for sale, but our fabulous graphic designer, Veronica Dixon, has been hard at work, and has come up with a t-shirt line for TasSwing!  You can see the options here, here, here and here.

There are a choice of designs, plus you can also pick the colour for your t-shirt (I got blue!).  Prices range from $24-$27 (plus shipping).
At this stage we’re not planning on having any in class, they’ll only be available online.

Posted in General on April 11th, 2016.