Classes

Weekly Classes

Ever wanted to learn to dance to the swingin’ jazz music of the 1920s, 30s and 40s? Jumptown Swing have fun and friendly 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.

  • Our weekly classes are in Turner and Griffith.
  • You don’t need to bring a partner. Come by yourself or bring a friend, it’s up to you.
  • No experience required – your two left feet are welcome!
  • You can join in at weeks 1 or 2 of each beginner course.
  • There is no need to pre-book, just arrive on the night.
  • We recommend you wear flat shoes.
  • Our classes are $18 or you can purchase a four ($64) or ten ($150) class pass for better value. There is no extra cost for additional classes on the same night.

Locations, Times and Course Dates

Courses start every four weeks. You can joint at Weeks 1 or 2 of any course.

Monday Night – Balboa – Griffith Neighbourhood Centre in Griffith:
10th Oct, 7th Nov
Beginners 6:30-7:30 pm, Intermediate 7:30-8:30 pm

Last class before Xmas break is 12th Dec 2022.

Tuesday Night – Lindy Hop – Australian Croatia Club in Turner from 6:30 pm:
11th & 18th Oct, 8th & 15th Nov, 6th Dec – New Beginner Classes starting
Beginners 6:30-7:30 pm

Last class before Xmas break is 13th Dec 2022.

Wednesday Night – Lindy Hop – White Eagle Polish Club in Turner from 6:30 pm:
28th Sep, 5th & 26th Oct, 2nd, 23rd & 30th Nov – New Beginner Classes starting
Beginners 6:30-7:30 pm, Intermediate 7:30-8:30 pm

Last class before Xmas break is 14th Dec 2022.

Cost

It’s $18 per class.

There is no cost for extra classes on the same night. For example, you could do the beginner class at 6.30 pm, then once you’re experienced for intermediate, you can stay for the 7.30 pm intermediate class on the same night for no additional cost.

Multi-class passes – ask on the door:
4 Class Pass for $64
10 Class Pass is $150

Social dancing

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 monthly socials where we come together as a community for a dance and a chat. All dancers (including beginners) are welcome to attend!

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 $10 (for a DJ social) and $30-35 (for a live band social).

Check out our Facebook page for the details of the next social!

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!