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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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Canberrang 2014 – 31 July – 3 August 2014

Passes still available online. Roll-up, roll-up for Canberra’s spectacular swing dance circus as this year Canberräng goes Under The Big Top! Thrill to the sounds of 7 live bands over 10 spectacular swing dancing events. Take a rollicking ride to Lake George Winery and join wild dancers as they let loose at the after parties throughout the event. Check out the website or keep up to date on our Canberrang Facebook Page.


Pre-Canberräng Workshop – 26 July

Before the circus rolls into town, we’re offering two workshops to make sure you are prepared.

10.30am – 12.30pm – Shim Sham

One of the most important solo dances of the lindy hop world. The perfect workshop for anyone new to the Shim Sham or wanting to repeat it. No partner or knowledge of jazz steps required.

12.30pm – 1.30pm – Lunch. Bring a sandwich or grab something nearby
1.30pm – 3.30pm – Mastering the swing-out and 8 beat rhythm

Do you sometimes feel like you’re missing a crucial part in your 8-beat rhythm? This workshop will help to cement that 8-beat footwork and patterns and give you great moves and styling to bust out at Canberräng.

Date: 26 July 2014
Time: 10:30am – 3:30pm
Venue: Narrabundah Hall
63 Boolimba Cescent, Narrabundah
Cost: $25 per workshop or $45 for the day

Email workshops@jumptown.org to register so we know we have enough people to go ahead.


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 this could change.


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 are:

  • 25th or 26th or 27th of August 2014
  • 6th or 7th or 8th October 2014
  • 17th or 18th or 19th November 2014

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.


Blues Basement

The Blues Basement is next on the 17th August 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.