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 Wednesday night at St Michael’s School Hall (249 Durham St South) and Knox Centre (28 Bealey Ave), followed by social dancing at Fat Eddie’s (upstairs, cnr Hereford St and Oxford Tce) from 8:30 pm. See you there!

  • Scroll down for dates of upcoming classes, socials and special events!
  • Want to know what swing dancing is? Head over HERE.  And come along to our next FREE beginner taster class!
  • 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.






Next taster class and band night 25th September
Free taster class 7:30 pm (Venue: St Michael’s School Hall, 249 Durham St South) followed by a live band at Fat Eddie’s from 8:30 pm, all welcome to come along for a swinging night of fun!

Next set of lindy hop classes
New set starts 2nd October, runs every Wednesday night – last set of 2019!! See the Venues page for where to go.

Level 1 – Charleston/8 count set (8 weeks long, at St Michael’s School Hall, 249 Durham St, 7:30 pm)
Level 2 intro – 
6 count/8 count/intro to blues set (8 weeks long, at St Michael’s School Hall, 249 Durham St, 6:30 pm)
Level 2+ – Charleston B set (5 weeks long, or sign up for 8 weeks and save money plus get the fun solo set too (see below), at Knox Centre, Bealey Ave, 7:30 pm)
Routine class – 
open to confident Level 2+ and Level 3 dancers (8 weeks long, at Knox Centre, Bealey Ave, 6:30 pm)

To find out more about the structure and format of our classes, or if you’re not sure what level you should be, have a read of the info on our classes page, in check in with your teachers or the door peeps at class, or email us at swingtownrebels@gmail.com


EVERY WEDNESDAY Fat Eddie’s, 8:30-10:30 pm for our main Swingtown Rebels social dance – new and exciting update: WE WILL HAVE A LIVE SWING BAND EVERY WEEK FROM 9 PM – how awesome is that! 

PLUS We are aware that a) not everyone can make it to those, and b) lots of people are keen to dance twice per week! So remember the other regular monthly socials:

Christchurch Blues Foundation gig first Sunday of the month, at Halo Club 66b Wharenui Rd. In May for the first time this will include a special Blues dance taster class from Swingtown Rebels, followed by the Muddy Mama’s Blues Band playing for some dancing and listening pleasure.

Friday Food Trucks (on hiatus over winter) second Friday of the month. Come along and get your dance on outdoors, with the bonus of yummy food thrown in! 6:30-8:30 pm. Dancing is a great way to stay warm and there’s a special buzz about dancing at night under the stars!

Bal and Blues at Twisted Hop third Sunday of the month. Our monthly blues and balboa social, preceded by a free blues or balboa taster class, so even if you don’t know what you’re doing now, you will then!  Class 6:45 pm, social from 7:30 pm. All welcome, please help us support the bar!


The highlight of the Christchurch swing dancing calendar, the magic of PCX is kind of indescribable – a whole weekend of great music, fun dances and the best peoples! This year we are bringing the Blue Rhythm Band all the way over from Sydney because they’re awesome – and the Kiwi Lindy Exchange will be spitting their 50 international dancers off the bus at the start of PCX to come dance with us, so it may well be the best year yet – there are so many fun things planned, check out all the details here and start getting excited, and hop on over to the facebook page to get updates.

Check out the details of our classes format, styles and levels info here, and s
ee above for upcoming dates and styles.