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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
This year Swingtown Rebels classes are running 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.

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. 


Next taster class will be Jan 16th and the next 5 week set of lindy hop starts 23rd January, 2018! Usual times and classes format – check out the classes page for details. Register by emailing

End of year workshops

$10 one class per evening, $15 two. Email to register


Level 2+ Holiday inspirations class with Carla!
This is your chance to get some top tips and ideas for how to practice on your own over the christmas break! Carla’s got some great material lined up for this, so if you’re a level 2 dancer or you’ve been dancing for 100 years you should come along and check it out.

Blues basics class with Melinda and Debi!
Get into some Blues! Suitable for beginners, or for anyone wanting to refresh their basics and pick up some great tips!

Social dancing skills class with Sarah!
Open level (you must have done at least a set of level 1, but you will enjoy this even if you’ve been dancing for quite a while). This will be a great chance to come along, have some fun, and learn some sweet things to develop your social dancing ability.

Blues level 2 with Melinda and Debi!
for the blues gurus who’ve done some of our blues classes this year, this is your chance to continue with a bit more – ready to throw down more blues when the music slows down at Winnie’s or the Twisted Hop!

20s Partner Charleston with Jess and Debi! Interested in learning a different dance from the jazz era? 20s Charleston is fun, and can easily be incorporated into your lindy hop, so come along and give it a go! Suitable for all levels, including beginners.

Christmas Jazz with Carla and Lindsay!
This is a Swingtown Rebels tradition – a fun christmas inspired solo jazz routine! FREE! Se you there!

Fundraising private lessons! 19th December
Why not take this chance to get a private lesson – to learn a move you’ve always wanted to try, brush up on a particular technique, or just get some feedback about your dancing. We’re fundraising to help the Wellington swing crew at Full Swing studios who host an epic exchange every year with some of the world’s best teachers and musicians, but unfortunately this year they lost a lot of money on the event due to funding and exchange rate problems…

Head along to our facebook page and bid on the auctions to get your chance!
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Looks like we are going to be finishing 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 8th DECEMBER – Cathedral Square food trucks monthly social dance – This one will be christmas themed so tinsel encouraged. Sun (hopefully), swing music, friends, dancing and tasty tasty food! 6-8 pm

12th DECEMBER – Super exciting news!! The last band night of the year is going to feature the Wellington swing band the Andrew London Trio – these guys are awesome, and this night will be not to be missed.

17th DECEMBER – the next Bal and Blues Hop – your monthly fast and slow social fix down at the Twisted Hop, 7- 9 pm Sunday.

19th DECEMBER – the final dance for the year – the traditional Swingtown Rebels Christmas Jazz down at Hohepa, followed by a festive night at Winnies. Wear all your bells and whistles for this one