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 Darkroom (336 St Asaph 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.
  • Check out our CALENDAR for upcoming classes, socials and more!


Latest News



New social dancing venue confirmed~ Join us at Winnie Bagoes!
153 Madras Street from 8:30-1030pm every Tuesday night, for great music, fun dancing, good company and yummy pizza!

Regular sets of other swing styles on Tuesdays
This year due to popular demand, we are trialling a new format of putting shorter blocks of workshops in other swing styles in between the lindy hop classes.  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, so we’ve decided to start running three week sets following our lindy hop sets, to help everyone get a taste for them! See below for dates and styles. 


FREE taster class! – July 11th, Hohepa Hall, 7:30 pm
All welcome, from absolute beginners/friends and family, to superstars. Note: the taster class starts after the balboa class finishes this night, so you can do both!

LIVE Band night!
Sideline Swing will be doing their big band thing down at Winnie Bagoes from 8:30-10:30 pm! Come along after the taster, or just go straight to the bar for a wonderful night of dancing (or watching) to the energy of a full big band! All welcome including spectators, no door charge.

New Lindy Hop classes start! – July 18th
A new five week set of lindy hop classes starts at Hohepa Hall – levels 1 (beginners) and 3 at 7:30 pm, level 2 at 6:30 pm. Registration is HERE.  The new 8 week routine class set will also start on July 18th, and this time will feature a solo blues routine!

3 week blues and balboa sets – June 27th – July 11th
6:30 pm Intro to balboa (for those with none-to-some experience of balboa)
7:30 pm Level 2 blues (for those who have done the intro and continuing blues sets this year, or have other blues dancing experience at an intermediate level)
Pre-registration for this can be done HERE.

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