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Swing Lindy Hop

Swing - Lindy Hop
Swing is a group of related street dances that evolved from Lindy Hop. Swing is a partner dance, where the couple consists of a leader and follower, who share a connection.

In the late 1920's in Harlem Lindy Hop was breaking out wherever people were partying... But it wasn't until the opening of the Savoy Ballroom that Lindy Hop got its name and a home. At the Savoy the Lindy Hop got hotter and hotter, as people danced to the top Big Bands in the land. And it got better and better, as the popular Saturday night competitions pushed good dancers to greatness. New steps were born every day.

The styling got refined and was executed so well that the dance was a joy to watch as well as do. When it looked like it couldn't get any better, a young dancer named Frankie "Musclehead" Manning created the first airsteps in 1935, and the Lindy Hop soared.

Warning - listening to swing music is addictive!!! Here are some names to look out for at your local CD shop. You can get started with some good, cheap compilations... Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Billie Holliday, Glenn Miller, Cab Calloway, Loius Prima, Frank Sinatra, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Royal Crown Revue, Harry Connick Jnr.


New South Wales
Dancing Made Easy 02-9907-8730

Dancing Made Easy teaches West Coast Swing in group classes or private classes. West Coast Swing is contemporary swing. It can be danced to most types of music (Pop, Funk, Hip-Hop, R'n'B, Blues, Jazz or Swing music). It's versatile, playful, sexy and sophisticated social style dancing. We will teach you simply and clearly.


The Sydney Swing Katz Sydney

Sydney Swing Katz is comprised of 6 vibrant and enthusiastic dancers from Sydney, Australia. Their spectacular floorshow performances show us exactly how it was done in the 1940s. The Katz have earned the respect of some of Australia's highly honoured Musicians and Dancers. They are now all Australian champions in the styles of Rock and Roll, Rockabilly, Lindy Hop, Slow Swing and Freestyle.


Lismore Swing Connection Lismore 02-6622-3633

Lismore Swing Connection aims to promote and share the joys of Lindy Hop and Swing dancing. Lindy Hop is the swing dance which evolved in the ballrooms of Harlem, New York, to the big band swing music of the 1920's, 30's and 40's. The Lindy Hop is a dance of great energy and variety. Rich in emotion it allows the fullest personal expression, enjoyment & fun.


Swingtime NSW Sydney 0402-489-967

Swing time classes in Brisbane are fun, relaxing and a great way to meet people whilst getting fit.
Get started with beginner classes, our teachers understand that for most people it?s their ?first time? so we start with the basics then progress together. You don't need a partner.


Swing Beat Dance Studio Newcastle 0412-818-679

Amii & Tom Hatch's new Swing Beat Dance Studio teaches several styles of Dancing, Rock'n'Roll, Rockabilly, Slow Swing, Lindyhop/Jitterbug. From Absolute Beginners Classes to the Dance Medal Level it's all here! Learn from fully qualified Dance Teachers right here in Newcastle.


Victoria
Swing-dancing.com Melbourne 0412-016-780

We've been teaching Swing (Lindy Hop) dancing since 1997 in Melbourne, and have learned to cater to all types of students and interests.


Got That Swing Melbourne 0412-814-131

Wanna cut the rug? You're in the right place. We're Vida and Peter, also known as GOT THAT SWING. Teaching the Lindy Hop (the grandaddy of all swing dancing) here in Melbourne. Learn swing as a social activity or for a special occasion, our no-fuss, personalised approach is sure to please. But beware! Swing is fun, friendly and addictive!


Queensland
Katz Korner Gold Coast 0408-306-560

Chrissy and Ray have been dancing together since 1996. Chrissy's swing influence started way before that with her friend Jamie Suppa from Melbourne. Ray was into his Rockabilly, Rock N Roll but when he met Chrissy and she shared her swing passion & knowledge with him, he became just as hooked.


Jill's Jive Dance Club Brisbane 07-3256-0659 or 0413-052-548

Brisbane Jill's Jive Dance Club is Brisbane's best kept secret. Rock n Roll Rock, Roll Jive, Lindy Hop Street, Latin Hollywood, Salsa, Meringue, Music, Dancers, Rhythm.
JJ's is positioned along the banks of the well known Breakfast Creek, and is a fully air-conditioned smoke free Dance Club.


Swing Dance Brisbane Brisbane 0439-891-796 or 0438-891-796

Mark and Vicki are the lifeblood of Swing Dance Brisbane and have been part of the swing community since early 1999.
They are both highly versatile dancers, known for their smooth, relaxed style on the dance floor and creative approach to social dancing. This reflects in their teaching style.


Swingtime Queensland Gold Coast 0411-628-454

Swingtime classes in Brisbane are fun, relaxing and a great way to meet people whilst getting fit.
Get started with beginner classes, our teachers understand that for most people it?s their ?first time? so we start with the basics then progress together. You don't need a partner.


Swingsation Brisbane & Gold Coast 0417-777-581

Swingsation is one of Australia's newest Swing dance schools. Established in 2004 and based in Queensland, Australia, Christine will ensure your Swing experience is a hip and happenin', groovin' time! Come and join other Swing and Lindy loving people in their energetic swing classes from the Gold Coast to Brisbane.


South Australia
Swing Dance Adelaide 0411-240-865 Jan

For info about the fun Swing sessions on Monday nights, just cruise onto the Swing Dancing SA site. There have been up to 60 dancers attending sometimes.


Western Australia
SWING JUNCTION Perth 08-9361-4910

SWING JUNCTION is the only place in Perth that has classes in authentic Savoy Lindy Hop ? the original swing dance. We are passionate about our dance and aim to introduce swing to the whole of Perth.


Perth Swing Perth Swing Bands

Perth Swing is provided by the Perth Swing Dance Society. The focus of the society is to promote and further the enjoyment of swing music and swing dancing in Perth Western Australia.


Swing Zing Perth and Surrounds 02-9319-3480 Sophie

SwingZing are offering progressive Balboa classes in North Perth throughout February and March. Absolute Beginners should attend from week one - Thursday Feb 9, 8.15-9.15pm. Venue: North Perth Town Hall, 26 View St, North Perth. Cost: $12 per class.


S'coolHouse

S'coolHouse Rock & Swing Website, you're number one source for dance instruction and merchandise. Just added two new shoe ranges to our collection. DanStep an Australian range, Re-Mix an American vintage style range. Jailhouse Rock demo practice a must to see.


Blue Suede Rock'n'Roll Club Perth 08-9245-2416 or 0419-790-799 ?

Blue Suede Rock'n'Roll Club love dancing and socialising through dancing. Particular emphasis is given to the rock & roll era. We meet together three nights of the week to socialise and learn dancing and we attend other functions as a group on other days. Dance lessons in swing jive, rock & roll, slow swing, rockabilly, jive or lindy hop are usually an important part of these nights.


Australian Capital Territory
Jumptown Canberra 0404-849-463

Jumptown! ACT Swing Dance Society Inc. We are about promoting the Canberra swing dance scene as part of a resurgence of Lindy Hop or Jitterbug around the world. Regular swing classes, workshops, and swing events, including a performance troupe available for functions and demonstrations. Swing dancing is a funky dance making its way back into the hearts of the young and experienced.


Tasmania
TasSwing 03-6231-4850

TasSwing website is all about swing and related forms of dancing in Tasmania. Although most of the information in this website is about swing dancing in Hobart, we include details about swing and related forms of dancing from all of Tasmania. Swing Central is the Hobart based Swing Dance group that can lay claim to inspiring the current interest in swing dancing in Tasmania.

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