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Workshop Details for the Winter Swing Festival

16128-394For those of you who’ve been hanging out for the workshop details for the Winter Swing Festival – here they are, fresh from the hands of Noni and Jarrod!

Saturday Morning
Lindy Hop ­– Rhythms and Shapes
This workshop is about energising your social dancing, with a bunch of fun material utilising closed and open positions. Improvisation is at the heart of Black Dance and Jazz music, and here we will develop improvising skills by using accents and rhythms to add flavour and individuality to your social dancing. We will explore jazz music as a ‘conversation’ and how that idea can inform and inspire our Lindy Hop.
Saturday Afternoon
‘Hi Ya’ by Johnny Hodges
Get ready to ‘deep dive’ into a kickin’ jazz song with a little choreography inspired by one of the swing era’s jazz greats: saxophonist Johnny Hodges. This will be a mix of solo and partner content along with some improvising, where we add to your repertoire and explore styling, technique and music.
Sunday Morning
Momentum, flow and collaboration
In this more advanced workshop, we’re going to investigate some aspects of what Noni and Jarrod love about dancing together: momentum, flow and collaboration. Through momentum and flow, we will geek-out about the various ways we connect and collaborate in our social dancing.
 

Posted in General on June 8th, 2021.

 

Early Bird for Winter Swing Festival Expires Soon!

WSF Flyer 2021 - LargeEarly bird pricing for the Winter Swing Festival expires soon!  After June 11, prices will go up, so make sure you register before then to take advantage of the cheaper prices.  Check out all the info here – http://www.tasswing.com.au/winter-swing-festival-2021/

 

Posted in General on May 25th, 2021.

 

Sweet, Sweet Swing June

Dancing on FireComing up on Sunday, June 6 at the Republic Bar and Café (upstairs), it’s time for Sweet, Sweet Swing again.  Two hours of fantastic DJ music, and then why not stick around for dinner afterwards (half price main meals on Sundays!).

It’s always a lot of fun, so come along and have a dance for only $10.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2751764888467517/

 

Posted in General on May 25th, 2021.

 

Winter Swing Festival, 2021

WSF Flyer 2021 - LargeOur Winter Swing Festival Site is now LIVE!  You can check it out here, for all the information you need about WSF21.

We’ve got two great teachers coming to teach workshops (Noni and Jarrod from Melbourne), we’ve got a dinner-dance, a Little Big Band night, and loads of dancing!  Check it out and register NOW.  Early Bird prices expire on June 11.

Winter Swing Festival – July 23-25.

 

Posted in General on April 18th, 2021.

 

Classes Resuming on February 3!

Dave and BibianaIt’s almost time to start dancing again!  The Wednesday night TasSwing classes at the Polish Hall are going to resume on Wednesday, February 3.  As usual, Beginner Swingers will be kicking things off at 6:30pm, followed by the Building Blocks class at 7:30pm.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

 

Posted in General on January 24th, 2021.

 

That’s it for 2020!

teachers brickThanks for dancing with us in 2020, but that’s all she wrote for the year, folks!

We’ll be back in 2021 – Wednesday classes will resume on the first Wednesday in February, but if you’re really hankering for a dance, Tuesday classes will run throughout January if numbers permit – contact Barry if you’re interested!

Otherwise, thanks for dancing with us in what has been a difficult year, and we look forward to seeing you again in 2021!

(PS – keep an eye out for a January social dancing announcement soon!)

 

Posted in General on December 17th, 2020.

 

Second Class Free!

Shan brickDid you know that when you take a TasSwing lesson for the very first time we’ll give you a free pass for your second class when you sign up to the newsletter?  You can sign up in class, and then enjoy a second swing lesson on us!

 

Posted in General on July 8th, 2019.

 

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.