CSF 2018 – Social Events

the world's first playground swing (6)This year, we have decided to leave it up to you whether you want to go all out with dress ups and costumes or not.  There is only one theme: “Having Fun”!

All workshops and all social dances are held at the same venue: Brazilian Beatz at 407 Tuam Street, Christchurch


Friday 11 May 2016 

SwingDanceWe KICK off CSF 2018 with a fun vintage ragtime taster class by Loz Yee at 7:45 pm.  This is a not-to-be-missed event class to break the ice before the Ellesmere Big Band (these guys are awesome!) begins and the social dance kicks off! We will continue through until the night with DJs taking over to keep the tunes pumping for as long as people want to dance!

When: Friday 11 May 2018, 7.45 pm taster class, 8.30 pm band!  

Wear: Whatever you want to flaunt or just swing around in 



Saturday 13 May 2016 

cartoonSo…after learning some new grooves during your Saturday classes from our amazing teachers, swap your trackies for some fresh clothes and roll on up to Brazilian Beatz again.

Doors open at 8pm and you can dance until late (or early – whichever way you look at it) you can show off your best new moves or dust off and practice old favourites.  The music will be provided by the River City Jazzmen, Christchurch’s own world class swing band, with their signature mix of fast and faster tunes (and we’ll get them to throw some slow ones into the mix too), so you know it’s going to be a hell of a party! These guys are so good that it’s worth sitting a dance or two out just to watch them play!

A Mix & Match Competition will be heaps of fun to enter or just to watch and clap along to!!

When: Saturday 13 May 2016, doors open 8 pm – BAND STARTS AT 8.30 PM  SO DON’T BE LATE!!

Wear: Anything cool  


Sunday 13 May 2016 
Classes may be done and dusted, but the dancing doesn’t have to stop just yet! swing playground

Don’t miss your last chance to dance this weekend, and join us from 8 pm when Sideline Swing are going to bring it, and keep you swinging to your favourite tunes until the wee hours of the morning!

When: Sunday 14 May 2018

Wear: Whatever is comfortable