Welcome to Swingtown Rebels!  We are a fun community of dancers in Christchurch who teach, perform and social dance an array of swing dance styles from the 1920s, 30s and 40s including Lindy hop, Blues, Balboa, Collegiate Shag, Charlestons, Burlesque and  jazz-style strolls.

We have regular classes every Tuesday night at Hohepa Hall (23 Barrington St), followed by social dancing at Cargo Bar at 359 Lincoln Rd from 8:30 pm. See you there!

  • Interested in taking classes with us? Check out the info on our classes by clicking HERE.
  • Looking for a fun performance for your next conference, event or party? Go HERE.
  • Check out our CALENDAR for upcoming classes, socials and more!


Latest News



END OF YEAR WORKSHOPS!!  Nov 29th – Dec 20th
Our regular classes will be finishing up for the year on the 22nd of November, but don’t worry we’ve got some awesome workshops lined up to dance your way to Christmas.

Check out the workshop schedule and descriptions HERE

Social dancing at Lyttleton Rose Show, 26 Nov
Our old favourites the Sunshine Band are getting back together for one gig, on a Saturday morning at the Lyttleton Rose show, from 10:30am-12pm. Word has it that the Rebels performance troupe is also gonna be there strutting their stuff in the interval. It’s at the Lyttleton Rec Centre, on Winchester St (near the intersection with Canterbury St).

Band night!! Nov 29th
Band nights are the best! Come along down to Cargo Bar from 8:30 pm for social dancing to live music. Bring your friends and family along for a drink and to check out the dancing. Free entry, all welcome! Band to be confirmed. And why not come along to Hohepa at 7 pm beforehand to learn the shim sham too (beginners welcome).

Food Truck Friday -Dec 11th – 6.30pm – 8.30pm
C’mon down to the Cathedral Square on Friday night where the food trucks gather and awesome music will be played. It’s a great way to end your work week and meet some fellow dancers – street food and dancing, whoop……now thats a very good match!
Not one but 2 awesome DJs will be cranking their favourite tunes for your dancing pleasure. So why would you miss it…………Nah, you wouldn’t so we will see you all there. (Food Trucks)

End of year Christmas party! Dec 20th
Another band night, to celebrate the end of an awesome year of dancing! Same deal, see you at Cargo Bar from 8:30 pm for some fun social dancing! Why not come along to learn our fun/silly/awesome Christmas Solo Jazz routine at Hohepa beforehand. 



All upcoming socials, classes, events and general fun dancey times in Christchurch can be seen on our calendar.