Here’s whats coming up, hope to see you at one or all of the following fun Swinging Gigs!

Hello Hepcats and Happy Monday!

In this Newsletter:

*  Classes
*  Monthly Socials – Ours and Others
*  Cooly Rocks On Festival – what to do and what we are doing.
*  Greazefest
*  Bleach Festival
*  Blitz Party


Our classes this Month were all about Frankie Manning and celebrating him, World Lindy Hop Day (26 May) and the legacy he, and so many other greats left us.  It’s up to us all to keep the spirit of Lindy Hop alive and not to ever let history repeat itself.  Thanks everyone for jumping on board, learning more about the dance, Frankie and the history. I’m sure it has given you more of an appreciation of this wonderful and joyful dance than you had before.  If not, you need to do 1 of 2 things:  1:  Dig Deeper and learn more or 2: go and learn Clogging 🙂  Just kidding!  I know.. I’m not funny!

Classes remain the same:  Sure as the sun rises you will have fun on Tuesday nights at Mermaid Beach Bowls Club or Thursday Nights at Mullumbimby Ex Services Club.  Both starting at 7pm SHARP!  hahahahahahah (I hear you roar!)  THIS THURSDAY for Mullumbimby Class you are all in for a treat!  Ray and I won’t be there!  HA!  BIT you have the ever gorgeous Karin and eva so Dapper Ian and the super talented Deryn and Nick teaching for us and on our behalf.  I have left it up to them so be prepared to be surprised and delighted!

Monthly Socials – Ours and Others

Due to there’d being so many fabulous dancing events to get to (we could not say that in 2020 could we!)  we thought it best to pull back from offering monthly GC and Mullumbimby socials flooding the market and overworking you all  perhaps! hehehe!   Now, we are going swap it about and do moth about ie:  3RD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH it will being either Mullum or GC ie:  
3rd Friday in July – Mullumbimby
3rd Friday in August – Gold Coast
3rd Friday in September – Mullumbimby
3rd Friday in October – Gold Coast
3rd Friday in November – Mullumbimby
3rd Friday in December – Gold Coast (this may be replaced with A Very Swellagant Affair or Christmas dance – TBA)
**   We will create and event for each and post to our socials snd send a newsletter advising of dates for you.

Other cool dances to get along to:

RECREATIONAL STRUCTURED PARTNER DANCE (RSPD) a.k.a. “SOCIAL DANCING” GUIDE• Below is a signpost to known “social dancing” events as hosted by local/nearby swing dance schools.• Always check individual event details for all the latest (most up to date) information on the operation of said events.

• Remember to stay safe, look after each other, and happy dancing!

[_] SWING ON IN (Social Dance)
3rd Friday of the Month alternating Mullumbimby & Gold Coast


[_] DANCE THE BLUES (Juke Joint)
1st Saturday of the month


[_] EMPIRE SWING (Swing Shack)
2nd Friday of the month


[_] CORNER POCKET SWING (Pocket Dance)
3rd Friday of the month


[_] GOTTA SWING (Swing Under The Sails)
3rd Saturday of the month


[_] SEASIDE SWING (RSPD)4th Saturday of the month (as per newsletter)

Cooly Rocks On Festival – what to do and what we are doing:

FIRSTLY.. download the Cooly Rocks On APP.. it is so easy to use and plan your weekend.


Wednesday 9 June 2021

Dance Workshop – Upstairs Pancake Palace – $10pp
3.15 to 4.15pm Lindy Hop Dips and Tricks..  AN intro to some fun leans, dips, and funky tricks to shine on the floor!

Thursday 10 June 2021

Dance Workshop – Upstairs Pancake Palace – $10pp

9am to 10am – Dance workshop Lindy Hop Flash and Flow – $10pp

11am to 2pm – Swing A Billy Ray DJ – Beachfront Dance Floor – SWING DANCING – FREE

7pm – 9pm – Hosting Miss Rockabilly Pin Up Pageant – Upstairs Cooly Hotel – Free Event

After Party – Cooly Hotel – Pete Cullen and The Hurt

Friday 11 June 2021

10am to 12 Noon – Swing A Billy Ray DJ – Beachfront Dance Floor – SWING DANCING

4pm – 6pm – Hosting Miss Cooly Rocks On Pin Up Pageant – Elvis Tent – FREE

7pm – 11pm – Hosting & DJ’ing Harvest Moon Swing Ball

Saturday 12 June 2021

AM:  Vintage Markets, shopping & meandering 

1pm to 3pm – Swing A Billy Ray DJ – Griffith St Dance Floor – SWING DANCING

Some bands on my hit list this day are:  Warren Earl, Cherry Divine, Morse Code, Ella Fontaine, Pat Capocci, Lucky Seven.. all on the Queen Elizabeth stage

Sunday 13 June 2021

AM:  Vintage Markets, shopping & meandering 

12 Noon – 2pm – Swing A Billy Ray DJ – Griffith St Dance Floor – SWING DANCING

Some bands on my hit list this day are: The Pacific Belles, Gospel with Matt Birse & The Brisbane City Gospel (10am), Rockan Rollera (DJ), Shelley Minson

Monday 14th June – Sleep in and go home.



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The GreazeFest is the ‘must-do’ event for kustom kulture devotees in the Southern Hemisphere. Held at the Redland Showgrounds in Cleveland on the outskirts of Brisbane, GreazeFest is a full tilt weekend of cool cars, rockabilly bands and djs, vintage bikes, lowrider cycles, low brow art, pinstripers, tattoos and vintage threads.

Next event dates: Friday July 30 to Sunday August 1, 2021.

All info here: www.greazefest.com

POPPING up at Greazefest this year, Miss Chrissy from The Lindy Charm School and her team will be offering Vintage Styling Hair and Makeup to the masses and also selling off some of her private collection vintage.

Situated next to the Greazefest Art Show Saturday 31 and Sunday 1st all day.

Best to call or email to book in but we are also taking walk ins as time permits too.

Full Vintage hair and Makeup – $60
Vintage Hair Only – $40
Vintage Makeup Only – $40
Email:  [email protected]
Mob:  0409727888


Free Event, Burleigh Hub
Justins Park, The Esplanade
Burleigh Heads QLD 4220


Hey, Gold Coasters, what’s your jam?

You’re invited to grab some free JOY and kick up your heels in a social swing dance taster class, then clap along and watch an epic swing jam led by light-footed legends Ray and Chrissy Keepence from Swing On In.

Tap your retro toes and raise your pulse as Baartzy’s Brew and Morse Code join forces and play off all the favourite tunes of the Big Band era. Then try to resist jumping to your feet to shimmy and spin when all the swing dancers hit the floor to jam it out!


Saturday 28 August – RUN FOR COVER!!! – BLITZ II is on..  Get Tickets HERE

It’s happening again. Tickets live. Don’t miss out. Limited! All Girl Band “The Code Breakers” .. Epic night assured!
FB event: https://fb.me/e/dfKg4wBkk

Run for cover! The Blitz Party is nearly here! BUT… What do I wear?? This event will be one to remember and getting your outfit sorted is definitely part of the fun..  

Taking place in The Vaults of Mo’s Desert Clubhouse which has been transformed to create an air-raid shelter feel, a cavernous den that contains more alcoholic provisions and Blitz spirit than Churchill’s bunker, this night will recreate the wartime glamour of 1940s wartime. Victory curled ladies and uniformed soldiers can expect a night of live music, classic cocktails and 40s-style revelry.

Live band “The Code Breakers” will perform a repertoire of 40s classics and modern favourites remixed to resemble the style of the era, the perfect soundtrack for land girls and the home guard to cut a rug on the dance floor.

OK, so I want to give you the inside skinny on what generally would have been worn to an air raid shelter…, not that I was there mind you but watch enough movies, read enough books and live and breath the era of the early 1940’s you do learn a lot.  Here are my 5 tips on how to find that perfect outfit:

  1. It’s gonna be HOT..  Sooo, whatever costume you think of then make sure it is breathable, comfortable and dance practical..
  2. Research London Blitz Air Raid Shelter – Australian Fashion WWII  1940-1942 – Pinterest Images are great Search Air Raid Shelter WWII blitz fashion
  3. Imagine some of these scenarios and let you imagination run wild:  you are at one sleeping and the air raid siren screams out, what are you wearing?
  • Maybe you are in your PJ’s? Smoking Jacket just about to retire?
  • Maybe you are an Air Raid Warden getting ready for the night shift?
  • Maybe you have just returned from a dance and still have your dancing clobber on?
  • Maybe you are service personnel (Army, Airforce, Navy, WAAF, AWLA, Red Cross etc)
  • Maybe you are the homemaker still in your apron after dinner and cleaning up?
  • Maybe you are Rosie the Riveter and just home from a day at the munitions factory?
  • Maybe you have just returned home from a Gala Red Carpet evening wearing a stunning floor length 1940’s gown?

Inspirations & Where to look?
Army Disposal/Camping Store
Camp Hill Antique Centre
Op Shops
Costume Hire
Make Something
Get crafty and make an arm band and a Tin Hat
Research Australian War Effort pictures and see what homeland services where wearing (Australian Womens Land Army for instance wore Khaki dungarees a top and Do Rag with hardy Boots and red lippy!)
Google some  images to spark your imagination:
Air Raid Warden
Land Girl
Home Maker
Rosie the Riveter Munitions Factory Worker
1940’s dancing couple
Hollywood Glam
Red Cross Nurse

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