Jumptown Swing runs a variety of classes catering to different levels of dancers from beginners to advanced. Follow the links on the left hand side to find out more about each of our classes.
Lindy Hop (‘Swing’) classes are held every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights. You can attend any one of these classes, or all three if you wish. We also teach classes in Balboa, Blues and West Coast Swing.
No need to book in beforehand. Just turn up a few minutes early to your first class and fill out a registration form. You might want to read our information for beginners and 6-week cycle start dates.
Cost: $14 per night. One price covers all classes. There are also multi-class passes which are at a discounted rate (see below):
Beginners (6 week course)
MON 6:30pm – 7:30pm
TUE 7:00pm – 8:00pm
WED 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Lindy Essentials (graduate to this class after your beginner’s course and stay for 3-4 months before moving to the next level)
MON 7:30pm – 8:30pm
TUE 8:00pm – 9:00pm
WED 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Lindy Evolve (please speak to the teachers before attending these classes)
TUE 9:00pm – 10:00pm
WED 8:30pm – 9:30pm
Each class is generally separated by a couple of social dance songs so you have time to practice.
Griffith Community Hall, Griffith Shops, Stuart St, Griffith (near the corner of Stuart and Barker St, the hall is located between the shops and the O’Connell Centre)
Canberra Seniors Centre, 10 Watson St, Turner
White Eagle Polish Club, David St, Turner (across the road from O’Connor Shops)
What is swing dancing?
Swing dancing is a fun and social dance enjoyed by all ages and originated in the Big Band era of of the 30s and 40s. Since the early 90s swing dancing has been enjoying an energetic revival in Australia and across the world. It’s the kind of dance anyone can do and people usually talk about how much fun it is even after their first lesson and then just can’t get enough after that. Some do it for their passion for the dance, others the music, many the social aspect, or to get ready for that big wedding day. Come along to one of our Beginners classes and see what it is all about.
For more information on classes, email us or phone Liam – 0412 127 168.
Class passes and gift certificates
Jumptown Jumpstart 6-night passes for use in the 6-week Beginners Class – $70
Jumptown 10-night passes for use at any Jumptown class – $110
We also have gift certificates available for special occasions. Contact us.
If you want our complete and undivided attention, ask us about private lessons. Your confidence will increase as the teachers work with you on your technique. Come and chat to us after class about private lessons or email us.