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Winter Swing Festival 2017 – One week to go!

Winter Flyer 2017Right – only one week to go before the Winter Swing Festival! It’s very exciting indeed! Remember – if you want to come to the dinner-dance, you MUST register by Tuesday, June 27, as that’s when the caterers need final numbers for meals. You can just turn up on the night, but you’ll still need to pay full price, and we can’t guarantee you a meal.

Have you registered yet? You better do it soon so that you don’t miss out!


Posted in General on June 22nd, 2017.


Winter Swing Festival 2017

Winter Flyer 2017

Not long now until the Winter Swing Festival (June 30 – July 2).  Have you registered yet?

Check out the new Winter Swing Festival section of our website by following the link, or clicking on the menu item above!

It has all the information you need, including costs, teacher bios, venues, registration links and more!


Posted in General on June 15th, 2017.


Wednesday night classes now at Polish Hall

BAL_2838BAL_2835Don’t forget, our Wednesday night classes are now being held at the Polish Hall, 20 New Town Road, New Town (enter via the blue door on Clare Street).


Posted in General on April 26th, 2017.


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.


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.


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:

July 30, Aug 27, Sep 24, Oct 29, Nov 26.


Posted in General on May 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.