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
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
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
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.
Tuesday Night Special Classes at Mermaid Beach Bowls Club are from 7pm-8pm then social dance from 8pm-9pm – ($15)
April is Blues with Brian and Sheryl
May is RocknRoll/Rockabilly with Ray and Chrissy
June is Cabaret/Jazz with Amanda DeByle
Wednesday is regular Bangalow Lindy Hop/Swing Dance Classes & Social from 7pm to 10pm – ($15)
Thursday is our regular Gold Coast Lindy Hop/Swing Dance Classes and Social at Mermaid Beach Bowls Club 7pm – 10pm ($15)
First Friday of every Month is our Swing Out with Swing On In Social Dance at Nerang Community Hall – 34 Price Street Nerang.
SWING DANCING ON THE GREEN @ HOTA
Outdoor Stage 5 hours – 4pm to 9pm
FREE Swing Dance Classes with CHRISSY AND RAY from SWING On Inand Social Dancing with live band – Rhydian and The Residuals Band and DJ Swingabilly Ray
Get your groove on to a series of free sunset events hosted on the lawn at HOTA. Good vibes, fine tunes, perfect weather and the chance to dance.Gather your friends, kick off your shoes, learn the rhythms of the day, then dance the evening away under the stars. For friends and families, left feet to professionals.
SATURDAY 19TH OF MAY – 4pm – 9pm – FREE
4.30pm Learn to dance SWING set 1 (45min)
5.15pm Swing A Billy Ray DJ Set
5.45pm Learn to dance SWING set 2 (45min)
6.30pm Rhydian Lewis and the Residuals Big Band set 1 (45min)
7.15pm Swing A Billy Ray DJ Set
7.45pm Rhydian Lewis and the Residuals Big Band set 2 (45min)
8.30pm Swing A Billy Ray DJ Set
Want to dance to a Big band right here on the Gold Coast? Friday night 25th of May for $30 pp you can enjoy this fabulous big band right here at home with fabulous dance floor and surroundings to make a glamorous night of nights. Lets Dance the night away together.Chrissy and Ray from SWING On In will be there to teach a complimentary dance class to the general public then dancing the night away to some swinging live music .
The Rhythm Society Dance Orchestra makes its debut performance at the Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club performing critical selections from the swing era. Enjoy an evening of music featuring classic hits from Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Harry James, Tommy Dorsey and Artie Shaw
SWING On In encourages you all to come on out and support live swing music right here on the GC with us…
Tickets will go on sale Monday April 16th.. Check their website HERE
Til next time.. In the words of Babe Didrikson Zaharias: It’s not just enough to swing at the ball. You’ve got to loosen your girdle and really let the ball have it.
Loosen the Girdle people and SWING dance with us…
xx Chrissy & Ray
Our Happy Customers
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Wonderful, talented teachers and both with a beautiful personality to match!
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Awesome peeps and great Lindy hop dancing for all ages!!!
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With out a doubt the best dance group in Australia!!
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Fabulous dancers, amazing (and most patient) teachers ;-p, incredible people! Wish they were able to get to Perth more often