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.

Current COVID update

Updated 7th September 2021

The South Island’s current COVID status is the new (Delta) Alert Level 2.  While the risk is objectively very low at the moment, NZ’s whole COVID response framework is based on us behaving as though we may be a vector for spreading the disease. Given the tighter restrictions, increased capacity limitations on bars and other indoor venues, and increased social distancing requirements, along with the sacrifices so many people are making around the country, we at Rebels HQ are keen to do our best to be socially responsible. For our scene this looks like keeping dancing on hold for the moment – as sad as that makes us! Partnered social dancing in particular is notorious for sharing bugs, but even solo classes in an indoor setting will have a high risk given the transmissibility of Delta. We are going to give it another few weeks to see how things play out with the alert levels and community cases before revisiting this decision further. Our priority is the safety of our dance community and our wider community. If you’re feeling isolated or sad please reach out to us on facebook or by email to swingtownrebels@gmail.com and we will try find some ways to share the Swingtown Rebels love with you remotely.  Those with credits for classes rest assured we will restart things as soon as we feel we can do so while abiding by the spirit of the Covid restrictions, however if your circumstances change and you wish to get a refund let us know.

Regular classes

Keen to get in on the fun? We run regular sets of classes on Wednesday nights.

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What’s on?

Weekly socials, one off workshops, big events – all the things!

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Read here about swing dancing, Swingtown Rebels, and useful things like our community guidelines and COVID rules.

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Swingtown Rebels has a performance troupe who love to add some flair to your events.

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Private lessons

Wedding dances, private parties, corporate functions or just a chance to learn at your own pace – we have several teachers who are available for private lessons.

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