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Swing Man at the Theatre Royal – August

damian_callinan_-_swing_man_4_lrThis quirky show combines comedy with swing dance as Damian Callinan renowned character actor, stand-up comedian and three time Barry Award nominee brings us a brand new show, about taking (mid)life by the horns.

Swing Man debuted as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2016, and is touring Australia this year. Mixing storytelling, stand-up, sketches and choreography Callinan takes the audience on a journey from his nervous teens to middle age where, having procrastinated for 34 years, he attempts to learn how to swing dance in 4 months. Can he tick off the only thing on his bucket list before it’s too late?

Thu 02 Aug 2018 7:30pm Fri 03 Aug 2018 7:30pm Sat 04 Aug 2018 7:30pm

https://www.theatreroyal.com.au/shows/swing-man

 

PLUS

In conjunction with the show, Damian and his partner, swing dance champion Genevieve Wallis are offering a complimentary pre-show dance lesson to ticket holders before each performance, as well as the chance to get up at the end of the show and have a dance!

Thu 02 Aug 2018 5:30pm Fri 03 Aug 2018 5:30pm Sat 04 Aug 2018 5:30pm

More info – https://www.theatreroyal.com.au/shows/pre-show-dance-lesson

 

Posted in General on July 6th, 2018.

 

Bal Club – July

Bal ClubThe next Bal club will be held at the Polish Club on Thursday, July 26.

Tim and Shan will take you through a super fun all level bal class 6:15-7:15pm. $12. Followed by dancing to the fantastic Rugcutters Jass Band (donation to band). Drinks at the bar and food truck outside. This will be a great night.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1021415874689432/

 

Posted in General on July 3rd, 2018.

 

Sweet, Sweet Swing – July – Date Change

Dancing on FireThe next Sweet, Sweet Swing is coming up on the 22nd of July! Get yourself along to the Republic Bar and Cafe from 4:30-6:30pm for two hours of fantastic social dancing to DJ music.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2124615384527643/

Note, this event was previously advertised on the 15th of July, but we have had to postpone by a week.

 

Posted in General on July 5th, 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!

VIDEO CREDITS
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

Teams:
*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.