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.


Christmas Party

16541423-christmas-greeting-card-vintage-design-674We’ll be having our end-of-year Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 16.  Save the date!

Here’s the Facebook event –

– There will be a band –  The Southern Lights Big Band!
– There will be a beginners class only on the night
– There will be plenty of social dancing!
– There will be performances, as well as the usual fare like a Shim Sham

Cost will be $25

HOWEVER, due to COVID, there will be no BYO alcohol (we’re not allowed to mix alcohol and dancing), and places will be limited according to the capacity of the room.  So, BOOKING YOUR SPOT is essential.

You can book a spot in class, or by replying to this email, however, to hold your booking, pre-payment is required (either cash in class, or by bank transfer).


Posted in General on November 16th, 2020.


Class Finish and Resumption Dates

PIX_9121As the year is winding to a close, that means we’re approaching our summer break!

TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY classes will come to an end in 2020 on December 15 and 16 respectively.

WEDNESDAY classes will resume on the 3rd of February.
TUESDAY classes may run on an ad-hoc basis during January for those that are interested.


Posted in General on November 16th, 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.