Welcome!

Jumptown Swing have been teaching swing dancing in Canberra for almost ten years.

Jumptown runs regular classes, workshops and events, and has a performance troupe available for functions and demonstrations. No experience or partner required. We have Beginner  Classes Northside and Southside. Swing dancing is a great way to keep fit, socialise or get ready for a wedding. Join in the fun, meet new people learning the Lindy Hop, the original partner dance from the 1920′s, 30′s and 40′s. Jumptown Swing is a non-profit community organisation.

Jumptown Swing has an experienced performance troupe – The Jumptown Jammers - with a range of Lindy Hop, Charleston or Swing-era routines for charity or corporate events, birthdays, dinners, balls and weddings. For more info see the about page.

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Class Dates for 2015:

For all Beginner, Essentials & Evolve Classes

2 February        Balboa                             Canberra Baptist Church, Kingston

2 February        Monday Lindy Hop          Griffith Neighbourhood Centre, Griffith

3 February        Tuesday Lindy Hop         Canberra Seniors Centre, Turner

Note: Tues night has a new start times of 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30pm

4 February        Wednesday Lindy Hop    The RUC Turner, Turner Bowls Club, Turner


Summer Program 2015:

No need to register for Thursday Workshops or any of the socials Sat/Thurs – tickets at the door

8 January (Thurs)      BBQ & Lindy By The Lake

10 January (Sat)        Balboa with John and Julia Wharington (Melbourne) + Social Dance*

15 January (Thurs)    Master Class for Advanced Lindy + Social with The Underscore Orkestra

17 January (Sat)        Max and Serena’s Aerials (bring your own partner) (no social)*

18 January  (Sun)      Botanic Gardens social dance with the Fuelers

22 January (Thurs)    Dancing Degustation for Beginners and Intermediates + Social Dance

24 January (Sat)        Botanic Gardens social dance with Annie & The Armadillo’s

29 January (Thurs)    Tap & Waltz Essentials Taster with Jamie & Caty + Social Dance

31 January (Sat)       Authentic Solo Jazz with Ramona Staffeld + Social Dance Saturday night*

*Note: All Saturday Workshops require pre-registration for numbers, click to register.

Download the Full Program here…


 Major Events:

Jumptown Jam 2015 – 20 – 22 March

Teacher Announcement: We are excited to have Mikey Pedroza and Pamela Gaizutyte back for the Jam in 2015 ! Keep an eye out on Facebook and the website more Teacher Announcements and details soon.

Canberrang 2015 – 30 July – 2 August 2015

Thank you to all who came along and participated to make Canberrang 2014! Like our Facebook Page for updates Canberrang Facebook Page.


Beginner Classes

See Classes/Lindy Beginners for more information on beginner courses, venues, times and frequently asked questions.

The next 6-week beginner course start dates for 2015 are:

  • 2nd or 3rd or 4th February 2015
  • 16th or 17th or 18th March 2015
  • 27th or 28th or 29th April 2015

FAQ’s:

  • No need to register.
  • You can join in at weeks 2 and 3 if you can’t make week 1.
  • You can do either of the three 6 week courses starting in a particular month, i.e. 21st or 22nd or 23rd of April.
  • You don’t have to stick with this night, you can go to another night that week if you miss a class to catch up.
  • Wear flat comfortable shoes.
  • No need to bring a partner.
  • Email classes@jumptown.org for more info.

COST: Beginner class cost is $14 per class, or you can purchase a 6 Week Jumpstart Pass for $70 – that’s 6 classes for the price of 5!

See the Beginners section for the full years beginner course dates.


Wednesday Night Venue

As you might know there has been a fire at our Polish Club Venue and so we have a temporary NEW VENUE at the Canberra North Bowling Club Turner, McCaughey St Turner .

Please come back to this website or join our Facebook page ‘Jumptown Swing’ for updates as we are heading back to the Polish Club in April 2015.


Blues Basement

The next Blues Basement is TBA at the Transit Bar from 6:00pm for Level 2 and 6:45pm for beginners. Then the 1st and 3rd Sunday’s of each month.