Winter Swing Festival – Early Bird Extended Until May 14

Good news for those of you that haven’t registered yet – owing to the changes we’ve made to the pricing structures this year, we’ve extended the early bird rate by FOUR days.  You now have until 11:59pm on Monday, May 14 to qualify for the early bird rate.  After that prices will definitely increase.
Approximately fifty people have registered already for the WSF, so don’t you be the one to miss out!

Posted in General on May 10th, 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 – Big Band Special

WSF Flyer 2018 - LargeHere’s some excellent May news for you – we’re currently running a special on the price of the Big Band Night at the Winter Swing Festival!

Instead of $40, you can now get a ticket to the Big Band Night on the Saturday evening (June 30) of the WSF for only $30.  This deal expires on May 14 though with the rest of the early bird specials, so get in fast!

Of course the most economical way to get to the WSF is to get a whole weekend pass.

Check out the WSF home page for more details.


Posted in General on May 13th, 2018.


Winter Swing Festival 2018 – Early Bird Closes May 14

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

Don’t forget that on May 14, early bird prices will expire and then registration fees will go up – so register now!

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 May 13th, 2018.


Sweet, Sweet Swing May 20

Dancing on FireThe next Sweet, Sweet Swing is on Sunday, May 20. Come and join us for some great social dancing, $10, or $5 if you’ve been dancing less than three months. Followed by dinner downstairs at 6:30pm. (pay for own meal).

Two hours of great social dancing to DJ music from 4:30-6:30pm at the Republic Bar and Cafe (upstairs).

Check out the Facebook event


Posted in General on April 26th, 2018.


Balboa Classes

Just a note that there will be no balboa class this coming Tuesday, February 27. Also, Barry is going on a well earned holiday from March 20 – May 1 (inclusive), so there will be no balboa classes at that time.


Posted in General on February 22nd, 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.