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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW:

CHRISTCHURCH SWING FESTIVAL! Registration is now open. Check out all the fun details too!

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 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 May 15th 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 22nd May. Check out the classes page for details of the classes times and levels. Register by emailing swingtownrebels@gmail.com.

Next Medley set starts 1st April (haha! – no actually, it does!)
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 Balboa – –come along and learn the basics so you can get up when the music gets fast! Balboa is another fun style from the swing era that is characterised by it’s faster tempos, subtle movements and close connection – often called the “dancer’s dance” it’s a ton of fun, so come along and give it a go.  Or if you’ve done a bit of balboa before but want to really nail those basics then come along as well!
7:30 pm Level 2 Blues – for peeps who know some blues already, come along and level up your dancing! The teachers have got some great stuff in store whether you’re a new level 2 or an old hand.

UPCOMING DATES FOR SOCIALS:

Looks like we are going to be starting the year in amazing style – there’s so much live music and social dancing coming up!! So get out your calendars for all of these, and tell your friends because everyone is welcome!

Friday 9th March – Cathedral Square food trucks monthly social dance. Sun (hopefully), swing music, friends, dancing and tasty tasty food! 6-8 pm

Tuesday 20th March– Band night! 5KG is playing at  winnie bagoes, just for our dancing pleasure! Free entry, just please help us support the bar – they do great food and drinks! 8.30 pm at Winnie Bagoes City.

Sunday 25th March – 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!

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