Dare to be Different, Be Legendary… (Nick Williams)


This newsletter goes out to those who don’t do social media so therefore might miss out on some of the awesome stuff the Swing On In Crew get up to and what’S coming up plus  some inspirational posts to boot..

In this newsletter:

  1. Some Wise pondering words from a USA Lindy Hopper – Nick Williams (From his Facebook)
  2. Our Monthly Nerang Swing Dance Social – Friday 1st of September
  3. Dancing with the Stars Tweed Heads – Paul and Shelley Represent
  4. Our Monthly Bangalow Swing Social (With Band) – Friday 15th of September
  5. Calling for Dancers for Kitch in the Swich Festival – Saturday 9th of September
  6. Sydney Lindy Exchange – Go Visit our James and check out this great Social Experience (8-10 September)
  7. You Tube Chanel with each weeks little revision dance clips


  1. Dare to be Different: Nick Williams – Costa Mesa, CA, United States ·
    I’ve had several conversations after this last weekend with people who feel discouraged about their dancing. They feel that they do not fit in with the current trends and, because of this, feel irrelevant.
    Many years ago, I chose to follow my own path and design my dancing they way I want regardless of current trends. This does make me feel lonely and irrelevant from time to time. It’s all part of the journey. You are not alone.
    What you have to ask yourself is if a contest placement or pride in the way you designed your dancing is more important? It’s easy to crack under the pressure and follow the trends. If you love the current trends, do that. If you values lie somewhere else, I want to encourage you to stick with them, even in the hard times. Trends really do come and go.
    The Spirit of Lindy Hop is not a particular dance style. It’s about expressing yourself (with your partner) to the music. Self expression. “Self” can only be maintained if you stick to your values and ideals.
    Nobody dances Lindy like they did in the 30’s and 40’s. Being yourself is the only path to greatness. Frankie (Manning) chose to be different, and he will forever be a legend!
    Be legendary. 
  2. Swing Out With Swing On In – Your Monthly Gold Coast Social Dance:

    WHEN:   Friday 1st of September (THIS FRIDAY)

    WHERE:  Nerang Community Hall – 34 Price St, Nerang

    TIME:  8pm til late

    BYO:    Refreshments

    COST:  $10 pp – or Free for new Non Dancers

    Ready to burn some holes into those soles with your swivels, swingouts and style? Join us for our monthly social dance on the best little dance floor in qld.. great friends, community spirit, AWESOME music and great dancing. Swing-A-Billy Ray and guest DJ’s will keep you toe tappin and dancin all night. 8PM til late.. BYO your refreshments and $10 at the door for dancers.. FREE for new non dancing guests that just want to see what its all about! (Time to bring your friends!!)

  3. Shelley and Paul represent Swing on In and raise month for Cancer with Dancing with he Stars Tweed Heads – Cheer them on!

    Last Chance to support Shelley and Paul as they represent
    SWING On In and raise money for Cancer at Stars of Tweed Heads Dancing with the Stars: Cheer them on from the bleachers or just send the a Hoorah here! Well done kids, Ray and I could not be more proud of you both! Knock and dead Saturday night !!! Feel free to share this post…. Paul Joseph, Shelley Bracefield

  4. Our Monthly Bangalow Swing Social (With Band) – Friday 15th of September

    Join us on the 3rd Friday of the Month (This Month – 15th of September) at The Bowlo, Bangalow for a FREE Swing Dance Social.. we open the doors up and so as the whoo club get to enjoy the music and the dance, feel free to flow, eat, drink & dance .  Brought to you by Swing On In and The Bowlo, Banglow..
    ADDRESS:  Byron Bay Rd, Bangalow
    TIME:  7pm til late
    Kid Friendly
  5. Calling All Dancers for Kitch in the Swich Festival – Saturday 9th of September..

    We have budget to pay 6 dancers  but as with all these lovely events and festivals Swing On In Social Dancers are called upon to entertain at, we welcome ALL dancers to socialise, dance and enjoy the festival.,  Swing -A-Billy Ray will be in charge of the music so you know you will get some cracking good tunes to dance to but we do need a min of 6 dancers at $50 each to commit to come and dance to activate spaces at this fabulous festival held each year in Ipswich.  Kitch In the Swich is a growing fast with huge crowds, lots of vintage markets, kids fun, pageants, parades and bands and is always a fun day.. This year we have gone with an ATOMIC theme so lets go crazy with all things 50’s Atomic!WHEN: SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 10AM TO 7PM
    WHERE:  Nicholas Street Mall, Ipswich, Queensland 4305
    Kitsch in the Swich is the region’s most popular vintage, retro and collectible fair.

    Held in September each year, Kitsch brings together a range of vintage and retro market stalls, fabulous music from the forties, fifties and sixties and a heap of family-friendly fun!

    Event favourites include the Prom King and Queen Pageant, Pinup Parades, a special appearance by vintage legends, Miss Chrissy from the Lindy Charm School and Swing a Billy Ray, swing dancing, vintage fashions, classic cars and more.

    Get tips on creating your perfect pinup pout, learn some brand new swing dance moves, shop till you drop at more than 40 retro stalls, grab a bite at one of our many food trucks and enjoy a day of live entertainment and retro fun!

    Some of our regular retro and vintage traders include:

    · The Lindy Charm School · Cassandra’s Closet · The Vintage Advantage · Remember When

    · Cassie’s Corner · Bags with Rhythm · Susan Jane Jewellery · Miki Jo Accessories · Intimo

    Visit the Kitsch in the Swich Facebook page for the latest information and to keep up to date with all things retro or sign up for this year’s Prom King and Queen Pageant:

    · Prom King and Queen Pageant categories include:

    · Mr and Ms Swich (overall winners) · Vintage Vixens (women, 25+) · Big Daddy (men, 25+)

    · High School Sweethearts (couples,all ages) · Earth Angel (women, 16-25) · Big Man on Campus (men, 16-25)

    · Kitty Be Cool (girls, 8-16) · Junior Varsity (boys, 8-16) · Little Miss Swich (girls, under 8) · Little Mr Swich (boys, under)

    Pageant winners receive a limited edition Kitsch in the Swich pageant sash and an invitation to star in the advertising for the following year. Prize includes a vintage fashion shoot with full hair and makeup by Avenging Angels and styling.

  6.  SYDNEY LINDY EXCHANGE – Gonna be a hoot!

    Sydney Lindy Exchange is a weekend long swing dancing extravaganza, running from the 8th-10th September 2017 in Australia’s beautiful Harbour City!Join us for three nights of social dancing with live bands and top shelf DJ’s in awesome venues, including the Saturday night Deco Dance, the return of the ever popular P-Jam and two late night parties.Plus there will be plenty of opportunities to learn with two days of workshops with acclaimed international teachers Todd Yannacone (USA) and Nikki Marvin (USA). Or if you want to challenge yourself further, we are once again hosting the Australian Swing Dance Championships (ASDC).Register now for Sydney’s longest running and most popular swing dance festival, with friendly dancers from here, interstate and abroad!


  7. You Tube Chanel with each weeks little revision dance clips – Check out our Chanel here from time to time to refresh your memory on your class learnings.  Feel free to share the love!SWING ON IN YOU TUBE CHANEL
    Til next time,
    Swingin Regards and THANK YOU so much from Ray and I and our team of awesome for your support, love, friendship, passion and laughs!  It’s the best kind of contagious!


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