Clarence Jazz Festival

clarence jazz social dancingThis is always a staple on the dance calendar – the Clarence Jazz Festival – – come along for nine days of music and dancing fun (Feb 18-26). Plus you can also see the Moonlight Aviators on Saturday the 25th, and Lindy Mob on Sunday the 26th!

Clarence Jazz is also starting things off with a bang with a 21st Birthday Party which looks very swing!


Posted in General on February 10th, 2017.


Blues Taster Class Before Sweet, Sweet Swing February

Dave and BibianaThe next Sweet, Sweet Swing is booked in for Sunday, February 19 at the Republic Bar and Cafe. As usual you can expect two hours of fantastic DJ music, plenty of dancing, and then an opportunity to have dinner afterwards!

PLUS we’re also going to run a blues taster class with Bibsy and Graeme! If the class is a hit, we’ll look at running blues classes more regularly!

Blues class – 3:30-4:30 – $12
Sweet, Sweet Swing – 4:30-6:30 – $10

OR – $20 for both the blues class and Sweet, Sweet Swing.

All at the Republic Bar and Cafe!


Posted in General on February 9th, 2017.


Balboa classes currently on hold

Just a note that while regular Wednesday classes have resumed, our Tuesday balboa classes are still having a break. Watch this space for resumption dates.


Posted in General on January 30th, 2017.


Sweet, Sweet Swing – Upcoming Dates

Dancing on FireJust so you can plan your social dancing schedule, here’re the dates for the upcoming 2017 Sweet, Sweet Swing events:

February 19
March 26
April 30
May 28


Posted in General on January 30th, 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.