Festival 2018 – Swing, Jazz, Blues, Commonwealth Games It’s a Wrap and more…

Happy New Year, Happy Easter & Merry Christmas…. Bloomin Heck this year is flying by…  So much fun and excitement in the Swing On In World and here some awesome event not to be missed.

In this fast paced world we live in I tend to throw something up on social media on the fly and weeks go by without sharing the love through our website/newsletter!  I apologise for that!  I need an assistant!

What’s on the Menu:
1.   Festival 2018
2.  Commonwealth Games Team Welcome Wrap Up
3.  Classes
4.  HOTA – Home of the Arts – Swing On the Green
5.  Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club
6.  Qld Swing Festival
7.  Spaghetti and Jazz – Regular Fun

  1. Festival 2018 – Have you heard of it.  It’s amazing.  2 weeks of FREE entertainment through Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach Foreshores and parks.  From Circus to Jazz and Swing Bands to Theatre to Kids activities and everything in between.  Check out their offical program HERE   Ray and I and some of the Swing On In Crew are heading into this Gig if anyone would like to join us on Friday 13th of April:Friday 13th– Broadbeach – MUSIC – Bullhorn, Tijuana Cartel and Cheap Fakes:  New wave brass band Bullhorn are an acoustic force of nature with a line-up including seven horn players, one drummer and one monster MC.Their high octane, combination of hard hitting hip hop, funk, soul, jazz, reggae and dance music never fails to get the audience moving.  CHECK IT OUT HERE
  2. We welcomed 71 Nations, heard 71 anthems, watched 71 flags being raised, went through 30 pairs of white canvas tennis shoes from Kmart (Between 8 of us) .. We only had one trip to A&E with a Wisdom tooth infection and 1 achilles heel strain 1 popped knee and two calf stretch injuries…All in all, these  old tired bodies held up and did the job over and over again.  So very proud of the team who bonded so tightly in strength, determination and energy from the very first performance until the very last.  The Girls outfits were all made by Jenni Porter from Jacks’ Daughter and were 1940’s inspired playsuits.  The Boys outfits /shirts were supply.ie day Fossil Vintage and Arkive Vintage .

    Our Creative Team Comprised of:
    Ben Knapton – Our Director/Visionary
    Natalie Lidgerwood – Our Executive Producer/Visionary
    Swing On In Dance Troupe – Ray and Chrissy, Brett and Amanda, Danielle and Paul, Roger and Karin plus our understudies Janelle and Kameron
    The Mununjali Dancers – Jarred, Zac, George and Ray
    Our Hula Hooper – Anna Lumb
    Bleach Festival
    Festival 2018
    Jack Morton

    We had some pretty spine tingling moments especially with the African Nations and their warmth, humour, dance, song, pride & enthusiasm and then we had some personal pride moments especially when welcoming Australia….Here is a little video and some pictures to give you an idea of what it was like.Commonwealth Games Wrap Up – what can I say.. What a ride.. How blessed we were to be chosen to collaborate & create this magical show for the Commonwealth Games Team Welcome Ceremonies…  No only did we get to play hard, perform hard, experience it all and immerse ourselves into this amazing opportunity, we made friends, made an impact, did something grand and ticked a bucket list moment…. all in all, what a blessing for our Swing On in Dance Troupe…  Videos can been seen on our social media sites soon tone on the Swing On In You Tube Site.