Classes

Weekly Classes

Ever wanted to learn to dance to the swingin’ jazz music of the 1920s, 30s and 40s? Jumptown Swing have weekly classes that’ll have you hooked and social dancing in no time!

At the end of each 4 week beginner course you’ll have the confidence and a pocket full of basic moves to have you up having a blast and keeping time on the dance floor. All our classes are taught progressively, so you can build on your moves in successive beginner courses and keep adding new things to your social dancing toolkit.

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! 

It’s $15 per class, or you can purchase a class pass for better value. There is no cost for extra classes on the same night – for example, you could do the beginner class at 6.30 pm and then (once you’re ready to level up) the 7.30 pm intermediate class on the same night for no additional cost.

A 4 Class Pass is $50 ($12.50 per class, saving $10). A 6 Class Pass is $75 ($12.50 per class, saving $15). A 10 Class Pass is $120 ($12 per class, saving $30).

Swing Dancing Beginner courses in 2021 are on the following dates:

Tuesday Nights at Turner from 6:30 pm for Lindy Hop

Note, can you also start at week 1 or week 2 of any course:

  • Week 1 – Tuesday 26th January (4-Week Beginner Block)
  • Week 1 – Tuesday 23rd February (4-Week Beginner Block)
  • Week 1 – Tuesday 23rd March (4-Week Beginner Block)

Wednesday Nights at Turner from 6:30 pm for Lindy Hop

Note, can you also start at week 1 or week 2 of any course:

  • Week 1 – Wednesday 27th January (4-Week Beginner Block)
  • Week 1 – Wednesday 10th March (4-Week Beginner Block)
  • Week 1 – Wednesday 7th April (4-Week Beginner Block)
Tuesday
White Eagle (Polish) Club, 38 David st Turner ACT


6:30-7:30 pm – Lindy Hop Beginner

Wednesday
White Eagle (Polish) Club, 38 David st Turner ACT


6:30-7:30 pm – Lindy Hop Beginner
7:30-8:30 pm – Lindy Hop Essentials
7:30-9:30 pm – Every Six Weeks – Lindy Hop Variety Classes, Lindy Hop, Solo Jazz, Blues

Follow our Facebook page to see our most up to date information!

Balboa Class Dates in 2021:

  • Week 1 – Monday 1st February
  • Week 1 – Monday 1st March
  • Week 1 – Monday 29th March
Monday
Griffith Neighbourhood Centre, 55 Stuart St Griffith ACT


6:30-7:30 pm – Beginner Balboa
7:30-8:30 pm – Essential (Intermediate) Balboa
Follow our Facebook page to see our most up to date information on public holidays and if classes will run on public hols, but they mostly do!

Social dancing

Thursday (second Thursday of each month)
Griffith Neighbourhood Centre, 55 Stuart St Griffith ACT


7:30-8:00 pm – Keep an eye out for ad hoc classes before the social
8:00-10:00 pm – Thursday Night Hop Social
Follow our Facebook page to see if these classes are on and other special themed social information and Live Bands throughout the year

Thursday Night Hop Social Dates in 2021:

11 Feb 2021

11 Mar 2021

15 Apr 2021

13 May 2021

Social dancing is an integral part of swing dancing and we highly encourage all our students to give it a go. Check out our History page for why it’s so important!

We hold socials on the second Thursday of each month at the Griffith Neighbourhood Centre. We come together as a community for a dance and a chat, and all dancers (including beginners) are welcome to attend.

There is often a free pre-social class at 7:30 pm, and the social runs from 8:00 pm until 10:00 pm.
Sometimes we have live music and other times we have our in-house DJs, but there are always friendly faces and classic swingin’ tunes that lighten your heart, put a smile on your face and get your feet moving.

The cost varies between $5 (for a DJ social) and $20 (for a live band social). Check out our Facebook page for information on the next social – we always have a dedicated Thursday Night Hop event with all the details.

Private lessons

Do you want to wow guests at your wedding or special day? Or maybe you just want to learn to dance at your own pace? Jumptown Swing is available for private lessons and we can work with you on anything from the basic steps to wedding dance choreography. Send us an enquiry at contact@jumptown.org and we will set you up with an experienced teacher who will get you on the right foot ASAP!