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.

We run a regular Thursday Night Hop social, plus loads of other great workshops and events such as the Jumptown Jam and Australia’s longest running and hugely popular Canberräng swing exchange.

In addition, Jumptown is proud to present JitterBlast Fitness, a new fitness program that provides an intense total-body dance workout. JitterBlast Canberra classes are held on Saturday mornings at 9:30am in Braddon.

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 Hop/Swing Dance classes start

  • Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th, or Wednesday 25th of November (4 Week Course) (Next Course)
  • Monday 1st, Tuesday 2nd, or Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 (Next Year Commences)

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 classes@jumptown.org for more information.


Beginner class are $15 each, or you can purchase a 6 week Jump Start pass for $75.  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 Lindy Beginners for the full years beginner course dates and more information.


Jumptown’s 2015 Christmas BBQ Bash is on Thursday 17 December. It will be a festive evening with food, drink, live music and dancing as we celebrate the silly season in true swing style. We are very excited to announce that the wonderfully talented Dollface will be playing at this event – this amazing Canberra band will delight everyone with their incredible swinging tunes and stunning vocal talents!

You can check out the Facebook event page and you can go online to buy your tickets now via Trybooking.

Volunteers are vital to our events, so if you can spare an hour to help set up, cook or pack up (in addition to building up your good deed points for the year to impress Santa!) please email volunteer@jumptown.org.

When: Thursday 17 December 7pm to 11.30pm
Where: Griffith Neighbourhood Hall, Stuart Street, Griffith
Cost: $20 includes live music by Dollface, BBQ food and drink

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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At Jumptown Swing we’re connected to the the Swing dancing community across the world. We’ve got all the latest information on swing dance related events including Lindy exchanges, classes, workshops, socials, live music, across local and international events.  To stay up to date, subscribe to our newsletter.  You can also get up to date information on our two major events Jumptown Jam and Canberräng.  So get connected and we’ll make sure to keep you up to date!