UPCOMING DATES FOR CLASSES :
Next taster class and band night 24th July
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: NOTE THE NEW VENUES!
New set starts 31st July
(Venues: Level 1 and Level 2 intro = St Michael’s School Hall, 249 Durham St South, Level 2+ and 3 = Knox Centre, 28 Bealey Ave). Levels 1 and 2+ at 7:30 pm, Level 2 intro at 6:30 pm, Level 3 will only run depending on numbers so if you’re keen then email to sign up! 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 email@example.com
REGULAR SOCIAL DANCING OPPORTUNITIES:
EVERY WEDNESDAY Fat Eddie’s, 8:30-10:30 pm for our main Swingtown Rebels social dance
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, 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!
– Aikman’s Sunday Socials fourth Sunday of the month (except June, when it’s the 30th of June). 7-9 pm Aikman’s Pizzeria and Bar, 154 Aikman’s Rd, Merivale. Come along for some social dancing as a fun finish to your weekend so you start monday morning feeling fine!
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS
SOUTH ISLAND SWING DANCE COMPETITIONS and WORKSHOPS and FUN SOCIAL DANCE!
Reminder that these are coming up on the 24th and 25th of August. Registrations are live, and all the details are HERE
POCKET CHANGE EXCHANGE 28 Nov – 1st Dec
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 see above for upcoming dates and styles.