REVISED: End of Year Dance Parties, last classes & New Year dates for calendar..

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.”


Ok Swing Cats and Kittens we have got some dates for your wall calendar, your google calendar and you manual diary…  Lets swing 2018 out in Swing On In style and then ramp it up for 2019!

But first..  Here are some of my highlights for 2018 for Swing On In…

  • Being asked to put together a dance performance troupe and perform for and at the Commonwealth Games 2018 at the Team Welcome Ceremonies at the Athletes Village!  Ray and I had a dream and it came true and we could not be prouder of our team who shared that experience with us..
  • Being asked to put together a team and perform on stage at QPAC for the show Armistice on 11.11.18 to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the signing of the armistice and the end of WW1 – This was such an honour, a privilege and we are hoping you will get to see this show next year;
  • Unprecedented growth in our dance community due to the hard work & some well spent $$ in marketing, performing and you guys sharing the love amongst other to grow through  word of mouth.
  • Introducing Novelty Tuesdays which seems to be popular and adopted everywhere..  Next year we are hitting Tuesday nights from the “Get Go” with “The Big Apple”
  • Swing in the Flowers – a Definite highlight of everyone that attended I am quite sure of that!
  • The turn out of Swing On In for Cooly Rocks On and being the main feature and poster dance school for the festival and TV news.
  • 24 Social Dance Parties for GC and Bangalow plus numerous get togethers in between
  • Every single week with GC and Bangalow students – A weekly highlight… its groundhog day of Joy!
  • An marked increase of paid corporate gigs to be able to share the earnings amongst dancers as well as offering them some pretty sweet gigs to have fun at!  Hoping this part ramps up in 2019 and we can grow a 2nd tier of dance troupe performers that are willing to put in the work to get to a level of confident and fun social and choreographed dancing as required.  We have danced anywhere and everywhere from Hens Parties on the pier to the Star Casino Conferences and Versace Balls to Hair Salon birthdays to milestone celebrations for towns and libraries ..  It has certainly been interesting..  Sending to the universe and asking for more of this fun stuff to share around to you all…
  • Finally to be hosting and running the very first “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody Party as part of the Wonderland Festival at the Brisbane Powerhouse…  This is going to be epic..

End of Year Dance Parties:

We Need dancers at each of the events with *** next to it for promo/social dance/activating spaces if you could please try and come to some of these.

Saturday 1st December:  A Little Party Never Killed Nobody – 1930’s Gatsby Party – FREE.. 7pm – Brisbane Powerhouse – Best Dress Comp, huge dance floor, All Sassy, Brassy & Swinging Girl Swing Band – Yas Queen!  FB Event HERE

Friday 7th December:  LAST Friday Night Nerang Social Dance Party Ever!  Lets say goodbye to this little gem of a hall with a full house of dancers!

*** Sunday 9th December:  Coffee & Cars Get Together at Terranora – Lots of Food Trucks, Classic Cars, Santa and a Fire Truck PLUS, Pop Up Vintage Salon from The Lindy Charm School offering Free Vintage Do’s for the kiddies, Dance Demo and social dancing with Ray on the decks.. Come along!  All dancers welcome. Venue:  The Pavilions Hotel Terranora – 2-14 Henry Lawson Drive Terranora NSW from 10am to 3pm NSW time

Wednesday 12th December:  Last Class for SOI Bangalow for 2018 – Beginner Class at 7pm and a Rueda & Shim Sham then Social dancing for the rest of the night!

Thursday 13th December: Last Class for SOI Gold Coast for 2018 – Beginner Class at 7pm and a Rueda & Shim Sham then Social dancing for the rest of the night!

Friday 14th December:  Last Banaglow Dance Party for 2018 with Sebastiaan crooning our tunes and SwingABilly Ray and DJ Mark filling the gaps with some awesome Lindy Hop tracks to keep you dancing.

*** Sunday 16th December:   Rockabilly, Beers and BBQ Festival:  FREE Event – Details Here:  A huge day of Rockabilly live bands, beer and Bbq to die for. FREE entry. 3pm – 8pm – 18 Junction Rd, Burleigh Featuring The Sugarshakers and B Daddy & the double D’s and Swing On In Dancers

*** Friday 21 December:  Currumbin Sanctuary Markets:   6pm – 7.30pm – FREE… Join us as we take the most perfect dance floor amongst the community of people partaking in the fun, the food, the wine and the ambience of the Currumbin Sanctuary Markets. Enveloped in the serenity of the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, These markets are so very popular, packed and fun ! Full of delight.. Join Swing On In as we take the floor for nearly 2 hours of social dancing, delighting, entertaining and indulging in the dance we love the most, The Lindy Hop, to the greatest of Swing Tunes! Every Dancer welcome.. Lets Take the Floor Together and entertain and show the guests how to dance, laugh, play and have fun with Swing Dancing!  BRING THE JOY! ***FRIDAY 21 DECEMBER,***FRIDAY 11 JANUARY,***FRIDAY 8 FEBRUARY,  Swingabilly Ray Guest DJ, Lovely Dance Floor, Licensed Venue, Food & Bev Available,  Family Friendly FB Event HERE:  


NEW YEARS EVE plans ?  Don’t know yet, need to look at whats around and pick the best fun nd share it around.  If you have any ideas lets us know!

Changes for 2019:

  • Tuesday Nights Invitational/novelty classes are back and kick starting with the BIG APPLE with Miss Amanda De Byl and Chrissy;
  • We will be cancelling our 1st Friday of the Month Dance Party and Nerang and Introducing the NEW “Swing Sesh Sundaze with Swing On In” on the 1sdt Sunday of the month starting in February  – these will be roving gatherings and will always have spaces to dance with music…  Locations will be announced at the creation of each event.  Yep, we like to keep it interesting!
  • Introducing new events out of the box at new and interesting venues – More on that later…

Classes and Socials 2019 Start Up Dates:

Tuesday 15th January – Tuesday Special Class with Amanda and Chrissy – The Big Apple
Wednesday 16th January:  – 1st Class for Bangalow for 2019 – The Bowlo, Bangalow
Thursday 17th January: – 1st Class for Gold Coast – Mermaid Beach Bowls Club
Friday 18th January – Bangalow Dance Party

Sunday 3 February – Swing Sesh Sundaze

March/April  – WWII Blitz Party – Mo’s Desert House


Til next time, Stay cool and see you on the dance floor.


XX Chrissy & Ray


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