Jumptown Swing – 15 March update on COVID 19
After days of discussion and consultation with our committee and teaching team, Jumptown has decided to immediately put all classes and socials on hold for at least the next two weeks.
What felt like a really tough call a few days ago now feels like the best one to make in order to be proactive and do our part to flatten the curve. We want to a reduce the risk to all our team, students, their families & friends, the broader Canberra community, and our health care system. We feel that the sooner we act, the sooner we can hopefully get back to the dancing we all love so much.
Please follow our FB page and stay tuned for updates in the coming days and weeks as we work on ways to help each other and keep you all dancing and practicing. We will be keeping a close eye on official government advice, as well as on initiatives to stay connected from the wider swing community.
We will miss seeing you all each week at our venues as it’s such an important source of joy in all our lives, but we look forward to staying connected via Facebook and getting back to regular programming as soon as we can.
Until we are back, stay safe and don’t stop dancing 🙂
Liam, the Jumptown committee, and the teaching team
Learn to swing dance and meet new people in a fun and friendly environment with Canberra’s most experienced swing dance teachers.
Jumptown Swing is a community-based, not-for-profit swing dancing school in Canberra that has been teaching and hosting Australia’s best workshops and dance-exchanges for over 15 years.
We teach beginner classes through to advance in lindy hop, balboa and other authentic swing-era dances, all done to the swingin’ jazz music of the 1920s, 30s and 40s.
Our weekly classes are in Turner and Griffith and there’s no need to bring a partner or register in advance. Just turn up on the night (you can join in at week 1 or 2 of each beginner course), wear flat shoes and prepare to have fun!
Our classes are $15 or you can purchase a multi-pass for better value. There is no extra cost for additional classes on the same night. See the class page for more information.
Jumptown Swing can also provide entertainment and specialty classes for your event. Our experienced performance troupe, the Jumptown Jammers, specialise in recreating authentic jazz dances from the 1920s to 1940s, transporting you back in time to the swingin’ dance halls of Harlem. See their page to find out how we can help you!
All images (C) Greg Stoodley, used under license. Visit www.gregstoodley.com
In 2020 beginner courses will start on the following dates:
In Griffith from 6:30 pm for Lindy Hop or Balboa:
3 Feb, 9 Mar, 6 Apr, 4 May, 1 Jun, 29 Jun, 27 Jul, 24 Aug, 21 Sep, 19 Oct, 16 Nov
In Turner from 6:30 pm for Lindy Hop:
29 Jan, 26 Feb, 25 Mar, 22 Apr, 20 May, 17 Jun, 15 Jul, 12 Aug, 9 Sep, 7 Oct, 4 Nov
Follow our Facebook page to see the event details.