Winter Swing Festival 2020 – Noni and Jarrod

16128-533At the Winter Swing Festival this year we’ve got an amazing teaching couple lined up for you – the incomparable Noni Healy and the irrepresible Jarrod Bates!  Both of them have a wealth of experience teaching internationally, nationally and for their local scene in Melbourne – and you may remember we’ve brought them both to Tassie in the past!

We’ll have more information for you soon, so stay tuned!


Posted in General on February 11th, 2020.


Winter Swing Festival 2020

WSF Flyer 2020 - LargeWinter is still coming! We’ll have all the info for you soon, but in the meantime, here’s a taster!

This is the main event of the year at TasSwing, and 2020 will be no exception!

– June 26-28

– Dinner Dance at the Italian Club, 77 Federal St, North Hobart
– Big Band Orchestra at the Polish Hall, 20 New Town Road
– Workshops with interstate teachers, Noni and Jarrod at the Polish Hall (Saturday), and the South Hobart Badminton Centre (Sunday).
– Performances

What more could you ask for! Join the Facebook group to keep up to date with new details as they come in.


Posted in General on February 11th, 2020.


Sweet, Sweet Swing March 22

Dancing on FireSweet, Sweet Swing is on again on March 22!  Just like last time we’re going to have an all-levels, themed class first, followed by two hours of social dancing!  And just like always, there will be a group of people heading downstairs afterwards to have a meal.

Come and join us!


3.30 Beginners class Lindy Hop by Nicky & Priya.
4.30 – 6.30 Sweet, Sweet Swing social with DJs.
6.30 Head downstairs for dinner, and hopefully some live music to dance to.

The Republic Bar and Cafe (299 Elizabeth St), upstairs room. After you get in, turn right up the stairs.

New to swing dancing? $10 for class + social, and $5 for social only.
Been before? $15 for class + social, and $10 for social only.

See the Facebook event here.


Posted in General on February 28th, 2020.


Price changes for 2020

One thing that will be changing in 2020 is our pricing (sorry) – unfortunately it’s one of those things that has to evolve, but we have tried to keep it to a minimum.  It has also been several years since the last price increase, so hopefully you’ll understand.

So new prices for 2020 will be:

$15 per class (the third class in a night is still free though).
$12 per class for students or concession card holders (the third class in a night is free).
$120 for an 11 class pass (unchanged, and now exceptional value!)


Posted in General on February 3rd, 2020.


Guided Practica Once a Month

418677_2333434154100_1797194671_1431040_987195923_nWe’re trying something new on Wednesday nights.  On the first Wednesday of every month we’re going to change the 8:30pm Hobart Hoppers class into a guided practica social dance.  ALL WELCOME!  The cost is $5, or if you’ve already done the previous two classes you get in for free.  Plus we’ll have teachers on hand who are there to answer any questions you may have about your dancing!

Some come along and get some tips on how to improve, and have some great dances at the same time!

All levels of dancers are welcome!


Posted in General on August 1st, 2019.


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!

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.