Dancing this week and next.. plus some more! are you ready?

Howdy Swingsters!  Yep, I’m hopeless I know at these newsletter things, they are infrequent and long BUT not tonight Josephine!  This one will be short and punchy!  Just the gig facts!  Next month though!!  Settle in for a long read of interesting stuff including up close and personal with some of our Swing On In Students!  You’ll be surprised and delighted with the amazing stories behind the white sticker name on the shirt at classes!


Thursday 27 June – Ground & Sound
Thursday 11 July – Ground & Sound
Friday 12 July & 16 July – Hetty Kate
Friday 19 July – After Dark – Qld Museum
Friday 19 July – Bangalow Social

21 July – Lindy Hop Workshop with Jeff and Mimi  – $20pp – Brisbane




SWING JAM SESSIONS – Ground and Sound – Gold Coast – Next date:  Thursday 27 June

EVERY FORTNIGHT ON THE GOLD COAST – Cutest and hippest little joint in town is where it’s at:  Join us Thursday 27 June 6.30pm to 9.30pm.. this organic Swing Jam Session is open to jazz & swing musicians, open mic singers and Swing DJ’s wanting to play to the dancers, entertain the public and just enjoy the free space to explore and create.

We are hoping this night expands and grows organically, the guys at Ground N Sound are super supportive and with polished concrete floor, music memorabilia and vintage furniture this place has such speak easy character we just want to go and hang out there!

Open to all and completely FREE..

The Team behind this initiative would be Ground N Sound, Richard, our fabulous French Swing Dancer, Sue Watson in charge of Musician engagement and us at SWING On In who invite you all to come along and lets see where this goes!

Come, sing, play, dance, drink, eat, immerse and dance some more..

MUSICIANS: If you would like to be involved Email our Music Director: Sue Watson on: [email protected]

Bangalow Social:

Every Month.. The 3RD Friday of the month in fact.. Next date (after tonight) is:  Friday 19th July

This Month we have the Fabulous Sebastian Scholtens singing for us…

Join us for our Monthly Swing On In – Bangalow/Byron Bay swing dance with the SWING On In Crew atThe Bowlo, Bangalow with Sebastiaan Scholtens Swings…


Ready to burn some holes into those soles with your swivels, swingouts and style?

Join us for our monthly social dance on the best dance floor in NSW

Great friends, community spirit, AWESOME music and great dancing.

7PM til late..

FREE …. (Time to bring your friends!!)

Some cool gigs to be at:


HETTY KATE:  If you’ve not seen her – WHY NOT?  – Amazing:  12 & 16 July

Club Mullum – 8pm


Hetty Kate – Voice
James Sherlock – Guitar
Thierry Fossemalle – Double Bass
Dave Sanders – Drums

After the success of last years show, we’re excited to return to Club Mullum in Mullumbimby, with more beautiful music, swinging’ shenanigans and fun stories of Hetty’s time overseas.

Joining Hetty is outstanding award-winning guitarist James Sherlock and local favourites Thierry Fossemalle and Dave Sanders.

Don’t miss what will surely be a night to remember!



Plus – 16th July at Spaghetti and Jazz on the Gold Coast:

Supper Club Special Event – Will be a sellout!


James Sherlock guitar
Thierry Fosemalle Bass
Dave Sanders drums.

Like Peggy Lee on a Vespa” Marc Myers (USA)
“a stage presence only matched by the clarity of her voice..” James Morrison (AU)
“truly one of the best swing singers on the current scene…” Will Friedwald (USA)
“She’s the real deal..” Lucid Culture Magazine 2017 (USA)

Swingin’ with James Morrison & his Academy Big Band in 2016
Pure of tone, sweet sounding and dangerously infectious, vocalist Hetty Kate’s voice is embued with a natural musicality.
Not only an accomplished jazz vocalist with an effortless and unique voice, Hetty is a charismatic entertainer and is more than capable of capturing a crowd with her stories alone. You’ll immediately recognise her on a recording, and you’ll not forget her when you’ve enjoyed a live concert.
Originally trained in classical voice and piano, Hetty has spent the last decade travelling the world and singing in clubs and concert halls from New Zealand to New York; and counts her performance with James Morrison and the Czech National Symphony Orchestra for the 2016 Prague Proms as one of many career highlights.

Doors Open 5.45pm for dinner – Supper Club Menu
Bookings essential and prepaid
Cover charge tickets buy here – $24.95




This After Dark, join us and celebrate the historic moon landing. Step back in time to the 1960’s, an era of competitive space exploration dubbed the ‘space race.’ On Monday 21 July 1969 at 12.56pm, Eastern Standard Time, Queenslanders were among the estimated 600 million people watching the Apollo 11 moon landing television broadcast across the world.

Back on Earth, miniskirts, mini mokes, and Beatle’s music mania were all the rage. Dress up in your favourite bell-bottoms, go-go boots, or mod prints and learn how to dance Rock n Roll, or the Jitterbug with Swing on In. Get ‘glammed up’ for a quick 60’s hairdo and maybe a lick of lippy at our pamper station courtesy of the Lindy Charm School.

Plus, sit back in our interactive 1960’s Queensland lounge room in the Café Muse to experience the excitement of watching the moon landing – the most iconic TV event of all time. Whether you turn on the radio, spin the world globe, or choose a vinyl record to play, this 1960’s experience is a great photo opportunity! Styling and furniture is courtesy of the Camp Hill Antique Centre.

Explore all the Museum has to offer including NASA – A Human Adventure. Listen to live music, roving astronauts, droid racing, and science demonstrations and displays.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase on Level 2. As this is an 18+, adults-only event please leave underage Space Cadets and children at home. ID will be requested on entry and to purchase alcohol.

Buy tickets: https://bit.ly/2MPyPcU

Discounted tickets available for Queensland Museum Annual Pass Holders. A valid card will need to be presented with ticket at entry.


New York dancers and teachers Jeff and Mimi Lui-Leyco will be visiting Brisbane:


we have twisted their arms to teach a day of classes! In the morning we have two classes of Lindy Hop aimed at Intermediate and above students. (They are also teaching Balboa classes in the afternoon check out the other event!)  – EVENT HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/2302681956487351/

10:00 – 11:00
11:15 – 12:15

$20/class, pay online to guarantee a place, or at the door on the day.

Mimi and Jeff met in 2006 at the NYU Swing Dance Society, where they both learned their first swing moves! From there, they established a dance (as well as life) partnership, teaching regionally in the tri-state area and gaining recognition at swing events like the International Lindy Hop Championships, All Balboa Weekend, Montreal Swing Riot, Houston LindyFest, and their hometown favorite Frim Fram Jam. In addition, they are established local teachers in the New York City area as resident instructors of You Should Be Dancing and Brooklyn Swings studios, in addition to being featured instructors at New York University, Rutgers University, Columbia University, and Harlem Swing Dance Society. They recently wed in 2016, over 10 years after they met for the first time. Mimi and Jeff describe their own dancing as fun, dynamic, and very connected.


SLX  – Our Favourite Lindy Exchange!:  Yep, we will road trip again, who’s coming? – 6-8 September 2019

FB event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/277756326240523/

Website and Details:   http://www.sydneylindyexchange.com


Til then,


See you on the dance floor!


Chrissy & Ray xx

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