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.Our weekly classes are in Turner and Griffith. Our weekly classes are in Turner. There is no requirement to bring a partner.

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 and prepare to have fun!

Locations, Times and Course Dates

Courses start every four weeks.

Monday Night – Balboa – Griffith Neighbourhood Centre in Griffith:
Starting 28 Feb 22 until 12 Dec 22
Beginners 6:30-7:30 pm, Intermediate 7:30-8:30 pm

Tuesday Night – Lindy Hop – White Eagle Polish Club in Turner from 6:30 pm:
Starting 1 Mar 22 to 13 Dec 22
Beginners 6:30-7:30 pm

Wednesday Night – Lindy Hop – White Eagle Polish Club in Turner from 6:30 pm:
Starting 2 Mar 22 to 14 Dec 22
Beginners 6:30-7:30 pm, Intermediate 7:30-8:30 pm

Cost

It’s $15 per class.

There is no cost for extra classes on the same nigh. 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 $50 ($12.50 per class, saving $10)
6 Class Pass for $75 ($12.50 per class, saving $15)
10 Class Pass is $120 ($12 per class, saving $30)

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 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 $20-30 (for a live band 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!