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Meet Kieran and Georgia – WSF Teachers

Meet our teachers for the Winter Swing Festival, Kieran and Georgia!

Living, dancing and singing in Melbourne, Georgia is a talented vocalist and singing teacher with a bad lindy hop habit. She teaches lindy hop, solo jazz and blues dance weekly in Melbourne, and travels internationally and nationally to dance and teach more times per year than she should.

Georgia is known for her relaxed, dry wit and supremely practical approach to teaching. She encourages students to seek out the ridiculous, and to take risks with new ideas.

Georgia has taught swing dance all around Australia and has placed in numerous competitions such as AJC and the Australian Swing Dance Championships. Along with Kieran Yee, Georgia was the recipient of this years Australian Hellzapoppin’ Prize.

More than anything though, Georgia loves to social dance and aims to get her students out on the social dance floor as soon as possible.

Kieran Yee loves all forms of Swing dancing! He brings an enthusiasm and energy to the floor that is as inspiring as it is unpredictable. Kieran has travelled and danced all around the world, including teaching in England, Argentina, Brazil, Denmark, Switzerland, the USA and most proudly, Herrang dance camp in Sweden.

He is a great communicator and teacher, with an encouraging and practical approach. Kieran combines an absolute joy for the dance and a passion for the music whether he is teaching, performing or hitting up the social floor. He loves meeting new people and he is always eager to have good times.


Posted in General on March 16th, 2017.


Winter Swing Festival 2017

02 Mar

Winter Flyer 2017Registrations NOW OPEN! You can register here.

This is the main event of the year at TasSwing, and 2017 will be no exception!

– June 30-July 2
– Dinner Dance at the Italian Club
– Live Band at the Brooke St Pier
– Workshops with interstate teachers, Kieran and Georgia!
– Performances
– Lunch at Written on Tea (not included in full weekend pass)

Full weekend pass – $155 early bird ($170 later)
Individual workshop sessions – $55 early bird ($65 later)
Dinner-Dance – $40
Live Band Night – $40
Lunch at Written on Tea (Saturday) – $15

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


Posted in Events, General, Workshops on March 9th, 2017.


Blues class and Sweet, Sweet Swing March

Dancing on FireThe next Sweet, Sweet Swing is booked in for Sunday, March 26 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 as the last class went so well, we’re also going to run another blues class with Elysia and Shan!

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 March 2nd, 2017.


Balboa classes starting March 7

Are you missing your weekly balboa classes? Well – good news! Tuesday night Balboa classes resume on 7th March, 7:45-8:45pm at the Pat Murnane Memorial Hall next to the Lenah Valley RSL Club. All levels welcome.


Posted in General on March 2nd, 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:

April 30, May 28, June 18, July 30, Aug 27, Sep 24, Oct 29, Nov 26.


Posted in General on March 2nd, 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.