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Testimonials

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The Loefflers, (Chicago Band “Chenille”)

While he may go by the name Swing-a- billy Ray, he is no one trick pony. We have known ray for the past 17 years. Ray began working for us as a DJ for a 50 th  birthday. Since then he has provided music and played event MC for a host of events from a wedding, multiple birthday parties (honestly too many to count) and even an upbeat funeral/wake that had people on the dance floor till the wee hours. Ray knows how to read a crowd so there will never be ‘crickets’ at your event with Ray at the mic. Ray knows what party hosts want, he knows how to command a crowd for speeches and has has never done us wrong yet. If I allowed you hire anybody else for ANY event for ANY occasion I would be doing you a disservice, Why would anybody want their party to come in 2 nd best. . . . There is no contest for me, its Swing-a- billy Ray, ALL THE WAY!!!

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Mrs Jenny Murtagh, Ashmore,

Ray Keepance has been my go to music man for 15years. He has provided music for all different occasions for us from birthdays, weddings, funerals, yes funerals. He has the genre of music that suits every occasion as well as any selected fan favourite. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Ray for any function. He is reliable, professional and understanding of his clients needs.

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Kobi Facto, Marketing & Events Manager, QT Gold Coast

QT Gold Coast have been working with Swing-A- Billy Ray Dj Entertainer Services for over 3 years. Ray and his team consistently provide slick, professional entertainment for both our corporate clients and social events. Specializing in retro, swing entertainment, Ray has also provided mainstream entertainment solutions for our clients as needed. Highly recommend!

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Tony Wadeson, Liaison Officer for the Kirra SLSC. – 100 Year Beach Celebrations 2016.

“We had the pleasure of working with Ray Keepence last year when he did a gig for our Surf Life Saving Club. Ray acted as a DJ and provided Music, to the public on Kirra Beach on 3 occasions, building up to our Clubs 100th Birthday. The Public, were a very mixed age group, and thoroughly enjoyed it, commenting on his professionalism and great selection of music.

Ray provided his own equipment and set it all up himself, we supplied power. Ray was very easy to deal with, offering professional advise to our ignorance and agreeing to adhere to concerns we raised in relation to safety and noise. I would welcome Ray back anytime and would recommend him to any group.

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Kelsey Walker,

I was hooked after my first lesson! Amazing people and an amazing atmosphere!
Ray and Chrissy are fantastic teachers.
Something about swing really invigorates the soul. I guarantee that if you visit swing on in you’ll leave with a smile and feel great! And you’ll be hooked on swing!

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Kerry McDonald Baunach,

On Wednesday night at Bangalow Swing on In, I have a great time, smile all night, laugh at Ray’s jokes and learn to dance at the same time. Our teachers Chrissy and Ray are very professional, they both look amazing in their swing clothes and enjoy the class as much as the students.

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Jonathan Adnitt,

Fantastic……..Chrissie and Roy are the Best! Always happy, always patient, a lovely friendly atmosphere and a pleasure to look forward to every week……..Betty

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Geoff Lewis,

Expert helpful instruction, loads of fun, beautiful people, great exercise – what’s not to love! And thanks for the inspiring clips from the original swing era.

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Madeleine Mayhem,

Ray & Chrissy are both amazing dancers and absolutely delightful people. They are so passionate about everything they do, and open their hearts to assisting others in so many ways.. I continuously find myself mesmerised every time I watch them dance. They are a true inspiration to all whether you be a dancer or not put ‘Swing On In’ on your buckets list and go have some fun!!

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Charlotte Elizabeth Georgia,

Excellent classes, it’s amazing what you can learn in one or two lessons, even with two left feet! Very welcoming and warm and as fun as you make it.

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Pic Sta,

Great teachers and great fun. Highly recommended!

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Harry Deluxe,

Fabulous dancers, amazing (and most patient) teachers ;-p, incredible people! Wish they were able to get to Perth more often

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Amanda Jane,

Love going to class each week with Chrissy and Ray. Such fun, great exercise and you get to meet some wonderful people.

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Bryan Bates,

Do yourself a favour and learn about this stylish and spirited style of partner dancing with the best teachers I could imagine. I love Chrissy and Ray’s energy and humour and they really help you feel included as a part of a group. Fantastic experience!

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Denny Neave,

With out a doubt the best dance group in Australia!!

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Amos Blacker,

Ray and Chrissy are excellent teachers and make it a fun experience.
Lindy Hop is in my opinion a life skill.
Improvised social dancing is where it’s at for me and we have a legacy of recoded music Boogie R&B Jazz to dance too as well as many live modern bands. There are camps and clubs circumnavigating the planet and in every city and town.

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Sharon Buckley,

Awesome peeps and great Lindy hop dancing for all ages!!!

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Stuart Manahan,

Started Lindy Hop with Chrissy and Ray many years ago and they gave me the foundation on which to build my Swing dancing. Lindy Hop has taken me all over the world and if it wasn’t for their classes I wouldn’t have gotten very far.

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Suzanne Reid,

Wonderful, talented teachers and both with a beautiful personality to match!

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Hannah Tysoe,

Ray & Chrissy are both as amazing dancers and people. They are so passionate about everything they do. I’m absolutely mesmerised every time I watch them dance. They at an inspiration to all lovers of vintage dance and style.

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Krystal Lea Turner,

As soon as I get to Queensland I will be there for sure!
Chrissy and Ray are not only incredible people with hearts of hold they are also incredibly talented dancers.
If you want to learn swing dancing this is the place to be xxx

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Simone DeYong,

Swing On In is awesome!
Chrissy and Ray are excellent teachers and superb dancers, no matter what dance level you are at they are very welcoming.  Highly recommended!

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Bonnie Rose,

I have always wanted to Swing Dance & Ray was such an awesome teacher. Everyone at the classes are so friendly & welcoming!

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Roy Bunyan,

This time round we’ll be taking our lindy hop to the dance floor replacing the comfortably familiar RnR

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David Tranter,

We always have a great time at Swing On In dance classes. There’s always lots of great dance moves to learn and heaps of friendly people to dance with.

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Danielle Cherrier,

I never learnt to dance before I joined Swing on in. I totally enjoy the experience, great teachers, Ray and Chrissy, great atmosphere, very friendly, lots of fun

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Jack Green,

I started going to swing on in 9 months ago and I plan to keep going it’s lots of fun

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Danielle Read,

Swing dancing has opened my eyes to a whole new love that I didn’t know existed! Ray and Chrissy’s expert feedback and patient teaching style makes every class rewarding, exciting and a whole bunch of fun!

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Michael Janda,

Loads of fun, Ray and Chrissie are awesome teachers who always take the time to make sure everyone learns at their own pace.
I never would have thought I’d enjoy a dance class, but now my girl & I are there most weeks!

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Tina-Louise King,

I can’t thank the teachers Ray, Chrissy enough for bringing Swing Dancing into my life. They are wonderful teachers and it has become “my happy place” every week. I’ve also made some great friends too! xx

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Rhydian Lewis,

Ray and Chrissy are both truly gifted in their abilities to teach swing to any age group. There love of this genre is infectious and they keep classes exciting and they are so keen in helping their students grow and advance. Ray’s jokes are even getting better. The whole swing on in experience adds a very special ingredient to my week. I really miss my fix when I miss a class. A great venue and an even more amazing floor. Great space to dance in at the famous Bangalow Bowlo. Give it a go.

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Francesca Esposito,

How lucky are we to have Chrissy & Ray Keepence teach us Swing Dancing right here in Bangalow…. Taught directly by Frankie Manning himself the grandfather of Swing Dancing, this is world class teaching at its best.

I love these classes, the community feel of the group. the energy that Chrissy & Ray bring each week, the music, the steps, the connection in the dancing, the new friendships I have found…. Absolutely brilliant. WOW.

Thanks Chrissy & Ray, keep shining your light, it’s getting through

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Nicola Matt Jones,

Fantastic ppl fantastic teachers and a whole lotta fun

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Janelle Mason,

Just dropped in to Tuesday night Swing On In class and absolutely loved it! Fantastic teachers, fantastic dancers! See you next week.

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Sue Watson,

The most friendly and welcoming dance group on the Gold Coast

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Bruce Atkinson,

I have been dancing for 16 years both modern jive.rock n roll and swing and in my opinion Swing is the most social and energised of them all just one big family all passionate about Swing. Chrissy and Ray are the king and queen of course, of Swing, great teachers. Love you guys

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Tahlia Shontelle,

So much fun and filled with amazing friendly people!

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We have had the greatest time learning our Wedding Dance with you Two,

We have had the greatest time learning to dance with you two. It’s such a fun thing to do together, kind of our special time together each week which has been so lovely. It’s such a bouncy fun style of dance too but I think it really is the energy and fun that you and Ray put into it that really brings us back and got us into it in the first place! So THANK YOU!

We have still been practising post wedding and want to keep learning more and more!

 

Rozzie & Luke

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