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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Regular social dancing venue: WINNIE BAGOES CITY!
Join us every Tuesday night from 8:30-10:30 pm at 153 Madras Street for great music, fun dancing, good company and yummy pizza!

Classes format
Swingtown Rebels Tuesday classes run on a format of alternating a five week set of lindy hop classes (at levels 1 – 3), with a three week set of classes in other swing styles or “level up” courses to help you prepare for the next level.

The swing era had a large range of different dance styles, including lindy hop, blues, balboa, solo Charleston, shag, and many more. These styles are both excellent fun in their own rights, or to incorporate into your lindy hop. A basic understanding of other styles will make you a better, more versatile dancer, and they’re just fun, so we’re hoping everyone gets a taste for them!  See below for dates and styles. 

UPCOMING DATES FOR CLASSES:

Next taster class will be July 17th 7:30 pm at Hohepa Hall – no registration, partner or experience needed, just turn up ready to have fun!

Next 5-week set of Lindy Hop will begin 24th July. Check out the classes page for details of the classes times and levels. Register by emailing swingtownrebels@gmail.com.

Next Medley set starts 3rd July
Costs: if you do one class per night you can do the other one for free (if you are at the right level for the class)! ($30 3 week set or $15 per night).

6:30 pm Level 1 Blues – Open to everyone – whether you’re a keen lindy hopper who wants to try slow it right down (blues is also great for upping your partner connection and musicality skills!), or completely new to dancing, why not come along and learn how to blues!

6:30 pm Level 2 and up Solo Charleston – Rachel will be taking us through a fun solo choreography – great way to consolidate your solo repertoire and learn some tips and tricks to jazz up your dancing! Open to anyone who is comfortable dancing basic solo charleston but wants more!

7:30 pm Level 1+ Balboa  – For those that have done at least our beginners set of balboa, we will be recapping the basic footwork, and building on the moves you know, so that you can increase your confidence in the close dance with the fancy feet when the music gets fast!

UPCOMING DATES FOR SOCIALS AND OTHER EVENTS

Get out your calendars for all of these, and tell your friends because everyone is welcome!

Sunday 30th June BLUES WORKSHOPS & AFTERNOON TEA DANCE
12:45 – 4:45 pm
https://web.facebook.com/events/238801956878746/
Workshops with an international blues dance instructor, Steffi Moser. Check out the details and info on Steffi on the fb event link, and email Swingtown Rebels to register. $15 per workshop or $20 for both.

Sunday 22nd July – Balboa and Blues social dance at the Twisted Hop on Ferry Rd, 7-9 pm. Come along and get your slow or your fast on!

Tuesday 17th July – Band night! Live swing band at Winnies just for us! Free entry, just please help us support the bar – they do great food and drinks! 8.30 pm at Winnie Bagoes City. (Follows on from the free taster class, so this is a great one to bring friends and families along to!)

August 25th and 26th – AMAZEBAL Christchurch
The inaugral event of Christchurch’s weekend of balboa workshops, with Lauren and Andrew from Wellington (otherwise known as NZ’s balboa gurus!)
There are beginner passes available for those who have done not much or only somebalboa, and full passes for the more experienced.
Details coming, but follow the facebook event https://web.facebook.com/events/204486730184615/

Ongoing on Tuesdays – Social dancing at Winnie Bagoes City, 153 Madras St, every Tuesday night from 8.30 pm. Free entry and all welcome!!

 

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, currently at the Winnie Bagoes City (153 Madras St) 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.

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