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! 

Cost:

It’s $15 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 and then (once you’re ready to level up) the 7.30 pm intermediate class on the same night for no additional cost.

Or you can purchase a class pass for better value.

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:

Tuesday Night Swing/Lindy Hop
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 Intermediate

Swing/Lindy Hop Start Dates:

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

  • Tuesday 9th November (Drop-in beginner brush up after lockdown class) @6:30pm
  • Tuesday 20th November (1st week of 4-Week Beginner Block) @6:30pm
  • Tuesday 18th November (2nd week of 4-Week Beginner Block) @6:30pm

Wednesday Night Swing/Lindy Hop
White Eagle (Polish) Club, 38 David st Turner ACT



Note: Wednesday Night classes are temporarily moved to the Tuesday night spot due to venue availability with restrictions, until the end of the year.

Balboa Class Dates in 2021:

Monday Night Balboa
White Eagle (Polish) Club, 38 David st Turner ACT


6:30-7:30 pm – Balboa Beginner
7:30-8:30 pm – Balboa Essential Intermediate

Balboa Start Dates:

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

  • Monday 1st November (1st week of 4-Week Beginner Block) @6:30pm
  • Monday 8th November (2nd week of 4-Week Beginner Block) @6:30pm

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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

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Thursday Night Hop Social Dates in 2021:

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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!