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 Woolston Club (43 Hargood St), followed by social dancing at the same location from 8:30 pm. See you there!

  • Scroll down for dates of upcoming classes 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 set of 5 week lindy hop classes – 31st October

All four levels running (Level 2 Intro and Level 3 at 6:30 pm, and Level 1 and Level 2+ at 7:30 pm) – if you’re not sure what level you should be in check in with your teachers or the door peeps at class, or email us at swingtownrebels@gmail.com


23rd NOVEMBER + 14th DECEMBER – Food trucks & social dance in Cathedral Square, 6-8 pm.

1st DECEMBER Blues Before Christmas 2:30pm – 11pm. Workshops, Pot Luck Dinner and Social Dancing  (vinyl blues).  Open to everyone who has done at least a couple of beginner blues sets or equivalent (ask a teacher if you’re unsure). All Welcome for dinner and social dancing. https://www.facebook.com/events/1894935800597066/

9th DECEMBER – Bal and Blues Hop – our regular monthly balboa and blues social. Come along to get your fast and/or slow on at the Twisted Hop from 7-9 pm.

15th DECEMBER – END OF YEAR CHRISTMAS PARTY FUN AFTERNOON IN DIAMOND HARBOUR WITH DAVEY BACKYARD ONE MAN BAND – live music, dancing, sunshine, drinks, food, icecream, friends, fun, ferry rides, do not miss this afternoon and why not bring the family along too! 1:30-3:30 pm at Preserved Eatery in Diamond Harbour!


Regular classes and social dancing venue: WOOLSTON CLUB!
Join us every Wednesday night from 6:30-8:30 pm for classes, and 8:30-10:30 pm for social, all at 43 Hargood St for great music, fun dancing, good company and some yummy drinks and food from the bar!

Classes format
Swingtown Rebels Wednesday classes run on a format of alternating a five week set of lindy hop classes (at levels 1, 2Intro,2+, and 3), with a three week set of classes in other swing styles. Check out styles and levels info here, and s
ee above for upcoming dates and 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!