Jumptown Swing have been running swing dance classes in Canberra for over twelve years. Our experienced and passionate teaching team love what they do and will have you up and dancing in no time, or reaching new heights if you are already doing swing.
Swing dancing is a great way to keep fit, socialise or get ready for a wedding. We have beginner classes on the North and South side of Canberra. You can join in the fun, and meet new people while learning Lindy Hop, the original partner dance from the 1920s, 30s and 40s. Classes run on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
Jumptown Swing has an experienced performance troupe, The Jumptown Jammers who can perform a range of Lindy Hop, Charleston and Swing-era routines for charity events, corporate functions and events, birthdays, dinners, balls and weddings.
Lindy/Swing Dancing Beginner Classes
The next (6 week) Lindy/Swing Dance classes start
- Monday 27th, Tuesday 28th, or Wednesday 29th April
- Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th, or Wednesday 10th of June
What you need to know
- There is no need to register, just come along.
- You can join in at weeks two or three if you can’t make week one.
- You can do one of the three 6 week courses starting in a particular month.
- 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.
- We recommend you wear flat comfortable shoes.
- There is no need to bring a partner. Partners are rotated during the class.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Beginner class are $14 each, or you can purchase a 6 week Jump Start pass for $70. That’s 6 classes for the price of 5.
When you graduate to our Essentials (Level 2) class you can still do beginners and get two classes for the price of one. When you graduate to our Evolve (Level 3) class you can do as many classes as you like all night and still pay for one class.
See the Lindy Beginners for the full years beginner course dates and more information.
Lindy Hopper’s Etiquette
Everything you needed to know about the etiquette of dancing in one easy infographic.
Reproduced with permission from Holy Lindy Land. Infographic designed by Ron Dobrovinsky. Produced by Ron Dobrovinsky, Ilya Grigoriev, Maya Shapira and the Holy Lindy Land team.
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Jumptown Major Events
30 July – 2 August 2015
Join us again in 2015 for Australia’s biggest swing dance exchange as this year we follow the Jake Diamond film noir era mystery and discover Where is the King of Swing?