SWING ON IN NEWSLETTER – All the gigs coming up for your diary

August 8, 2022

Hey Swing Kids, I’m in the middle of BLEACH* Festival delivery and the next 2 weeks will be busy…  its

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More live gigs comin at ya!.. Here’s all the Swing On In Goss…

June 19, 2022

Well! that was fun.. Are you all as shattered as Ray and I..  So much dancing, enjoying live music and

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June is really Swingin here at Swing On In.. Here’s whats happening!

June 5, 2022

Hey Swing Kids, I’m just going to get right in to it as I only have today to pack for

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Live Entertainment, Swingin Gigs and all the social fun is back! Here’s a list for you:

May 2, 2022

In this brief Newsletter: Mothers Day Filming at Kingscliff – Need Dancers Workshops In the Studio Coming Up Swing On

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Welcome to a new start with Swing On In

April 16, 2022

Hello and welcome to the latest instalment of Swing On In News.  In this brief newsletter you will find: Summer

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Whats your Recipe for Delivering a Successful Event?

March 26, 2022

Idea: Lightbulb moment of a creative idea the we start asking ourselves questions like: Is there an appetite for this

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Swing On In Newsletter – A closer look will reveal a different form  of rebellion….

March 23, 2022

“A closer look will reveal a different form  of rebellion: one that chooses optimism for building community and a sense

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Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire ~ George Bernard – News News and some more News…

February 16, 2022

Do a loony-goony dance ‘Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain’t been there before.” ―

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February 5, 2022

URGENT NEWS FLASH   Changes to our Swing On In – Gold Coast Classes effectively immediately.   Due to Covid

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Swing Dance Classes are Back Baby!

January 30, 2022

7pm Beginners, then Transition, and Intermediate /Advanced to follow with social dancing in between. $20pp Tuesday Nights – Mermaid Beach

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Summer Series Workshops in the Studio

January 21, 2022

Classes start back for Gold Coast on Tuesday 1st of February and then Mullumbimby on Thursday 3rd February.  Hoping to

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Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain….. Harder than we thought!

January 7, 2022

Merry Knew Year Swing Kids,  Welcome to 2022 or is it still 2020 or 2021, I can’t  work it out,

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Gray skies are just clouds passing over. Duke Ellington

December 7, 2021

Gosh I love a good Saying and The Duke had so many of them.. whats your favourite saying? In this

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Enthusiasm is Contagious.. You could start a pandemic…

November 28, 2021

Who is enthusiastically and positively racing towards Christmas and the hope of a splendid summer break!  ME!!!  Not one to

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Are you Hep to the Jive?

November 3, 2021

The Cab Calloway Hepster Dictionary by THE ART OF MANLINESS Each generation has their own slang and lingo, a language

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Time to push yourself further?.. Workshops a plenty if you want to push yourself a little bit…

November 2, 2021

Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life.” ~Art Blakey I see this picture of Frankie Manning and I can

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Live Like Someone Left the Gate Open…

October 22, 2021

Live Like Someone Left the Gate Open… Heard this saying yesterday and it resonated with me..  I have always tended

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Just A Quickie re Mullum Classes, Workshops and Hello!

October 18, 2021

In this Bulletin: * Mullum Classes Starting this week * Workshops coming up 6.30 NSW TIME (5.30pm QLD Time) to

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Blitz Party II, Workshops & Classes this week

August 22, 2021

Hey Kids, how’s your Weekend?  I’m off to see the Aretha Franklin Biopic with the girls today, dress ups, lunch

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Important Update regarding this weeks classes

August 9, 2021

Well, life sure moves fast!  here’s the latest for this week. SWING On In GOLD COAST:….. You have ALWAYS wanted

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Greazefest, Classes, Blitz Party, Bleach Fest and Socials – It’s all here…

July 28, 2021

Swinging Regards Kids and Happy Hump Day to you… As promised, here is the lowdown on whats coming up.. In

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Who’s ready to get back on the dance floor? We Are!! Wanna Shag? Collegiate Shag That Is! This weeks spotlight for you!

July 5, 2021

In this Newsletter: *  Classes *  Monthly Socials – Ours and Others *  Greazefest *  Bleach Festival *  Blitz Party

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

May 31, 2021

Hello Hepcats and Happy Monday! In this Newsletter: *  Classes*  Monthly Socials – Ours and Others*  Cooly Rocks On Festival

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Open your Diaries and Start Scribbling..

April 27, 2021

In this newsletter: 1.  The Harvest Moon Swing Ball – Next Lot of Tickets?2.  Regular Swing Dance Classes3.  Swing On

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New Bulletin…. For your Diary..

April 6, 2021

IMPORTANT BULLETIN:   Here’d a little short email to advise you of a couple of things so you don’t miss

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Through improvisation, jazz teaches you about yourself. And through swing, it teaches you that other people are individuals too. It teaches you how to coordinate with them. Wynton Marsalis

March 17, 2021

Well hello there and thanks for supporting our growing Swing Dance Community here on the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers.

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Swing Fit – the new fitness craze to hit the Gold Coast

March 6, 2021

LOVE TO DANCE?  NEED TO GET FIT?If you love to dance, love great music, and want to get fit!  No

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Saddle Up Kids, 2021 with Swing On In will be jam packed with Joy!

January 1, 2021

Howdy, I thought I’d get one last newsletter in for 2020 before we kiss that year goodbye and welcome in

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Swing On In Style..

December 13, 2020

Hey Groovers, hows your December been so far?  Ours is getting super busy and as I love Christmas time so

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Ho Ho Ho… I’m starting the carols early!!

November 20, 2020

Hey there swing dance family,  just a quick email to share the news as the Christmas rush starts to kick

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Swinging By to Say Hi!

September 25, 2020


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Good To Go…

July 7, 2020


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Private Dance Lessons

June 22, 2020

Private Dance Lessons – Gold Coast Studio with Chrissy & Ray from Swing On In. Every wanted to dance or

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STAGE 3 NOT FAR AWAY… Here’s your weekly newsletter

June 6, 2020

We want to acknowledge our deep pain and show our support to stand in solidarity for the Black Lives Matter

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This weeks Zoom Sign In details and more

June 1, 2020

In this Newsletter:    This Weeks Virtual Classes  Private Lessons with Chrissy & Ray  Stages 2 & 3 Hello Swing

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World Shim Sham Day, World Lindy Hop Day and Frankie Manning’s Birthday

May 25, 2020

In this Newsletter:  This Weeks Virtual Classes  Private Lessons with Chrissy & Ray  World Lindy Hop Day – World Shim,

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Virtuals, One on One Privates and moving on from Ground Hog Day

May 18, 2020

In this Newsletter:  This Weeks Virtual Classes  Private Lessons with Chrissy & Ray  World Lindy Hop Day – World Shim,

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5 Modern Songs you Can Dance

October 23, 2019

5 modern songs you can swing dance to When you start learning swing dancing you start to realise just how slow some

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Swings and Roundabouts

September 28, 2019

Hello SwingSTARS! Yes I said STARS, as to us (That be Ray and I), we think you are all STARS!

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Swings and Roundabouts – Here’s the skinny

Hello SwingSTARS! Yes I said STARS, as to us (That be Ray and I), we think you are all STARS! Why? coz you turn up, you give it all and you do it with smiles, laughter and a commitment that we can only admire.. Your sense of community and welcoming vibe is so fabulous and we thank you for being our Swing On In STARS!


August 30, 2019

IT’S PARTY SEASON – Mark these Dates

Class Changes, Jam Sessions and Fashion Shows…

July 6, 2019

Hey Kids, here’s a quick one for you.. All the events and socials here for the month.. Whats in the

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Parties, Balls and Pageants…

June 30, 2019

Hey Kids yes, I’m talking to you.. It’s been awhile and I’m sorry .. We’ve been…, yes, you guessed it..

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

June 21, 2019

Howdy Swingsters!  Yep, I’m hopeless I know at these newsletter things, they are infrequent and long BUT not tonight Josephine!

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Chrissy & Ray & Swing On In Hit Cooly Rocks On

June 5, 2019

Chrissy & Ray & Swing On In Hit Cooly Rocks On   To find locations of stages and see event map

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Are you Hep to the Jive? Ready to Fill your Dance Card?

May 23, 2019

Howdy Swingsters, time for a catchup on all the wonderful dance & social events coming up for the next couple

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Swing On In fun coming up – Get your diary out and mark the dates!

April 25, 2019

Howdy to our awesome Swing Dance Community Gold Coast And Bangalow, what a ride we have been on lately, Ray

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WWII Blitz Party is Upon Us.. What to wear??

March 6, 2019

Run for cover! The Blitz Party is nearly here! BUT… What do I wear?? This SOLD OUT event will be

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Swing On In to see whats happening.. This months newsletter…

February 17, 2019

What’s in this Newsletter: Classes Gigs Farewells Interesting Reads Classes: Welcome to all our new and old swing dance students

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Swing On In Newsletter

January 20, 2019

What’s in this Newsletter: Classes Gigs International French Dance Champion – Florinne Besse will be guest teaching Boogie Woogie for

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Is it Time to Join Your Local Swing Dance Class?

January 15, 2019

At Swing On In on the Gold Coast we like to think of ourselves as a swing movement. We want

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The Health Benefits of Swing Dancing

January 5, 2019

Pic free from royalties from Unplash At Swing On In on the Gold Coast and Norther NSW we’re about more

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Happy New Year.. Are we ready?

January 4, 2019

Caution not spirit, let it roam wild; for in that natural state dance embraces divine frequency.Caution not spirit, let it

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Many Blessings, Happy Holidays, Joyous Christmas and Happy New Year….. THANK YOU…

December 19, 2018

Hey Swing Kids,  Happy Christmas & Merry New Year and for those that don’t celebrate Christmas, Happy Holidays and Many

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Fast Tracking to be a Great Lindy Hopper

December 15, 2018

In this age of instant gratification, it can be hard to explain to people that to be a great dancer

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Swing is the Umbrella in Which all These Dances Swing Under

December 5, 2018

Swing was the golden era and it really had a great energy about it. Swing dancing has a very distinctive

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The day was HOT, the bump in sweaty, the cool breeze starts to set in..

December 3, 2018

Click on Link HERE to watch the video if it does not load into this email. The Day was HOT…

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How to Change the World Through Swing Dancing

November 26, 2018

Dance classes and much more Whilst we might not be able to change the world through dancing, our dance school

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

November 19, 2018

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough

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Your Dance Card is Full this week

November 12, 2018

YOUR DANCE CARD IS FULL… Here’s what’s happening this week at SWING On In.. Individual Events on the SOI page

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Armistice Day – 11/11/2018 at QPAC with Swing On In – What an Honour!

October 26, 2018

Ray and I are very proud at the way Swing On In has grown over the years and we are

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Dress the Part

October 5, 2018

Swing dancing is more than a dance, it’s a mood, and it’s most definitely a style. When you get your

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The Proactive Follower – A Blogpost By Bobby White from Swungover

The Proactive Follower Shared from the Blog Site SWUNGOVER By Bobby White Art by Irena Spassova As a teacher, I

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Second Annual Swing in the Flowers Raises $800 for Charity Whilst Enjoying A Day Full of Food, Fun, Farming and Fancy Footwork

September 30, 2018

Second Annual Swing in the Flowers Raises $800 for Charity Whilst Enjoying A Day Full of Food, Fun, Farming and Fancy

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This weekend’s line up of Swing Dance Parties and Flower Farm Frolicking

September 20, 2018

  This weekend’s line up of Swing Dance Parties and Flower Farm Frolicking: Friday 21st September – Bangalow FREE Swing

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PROFILE OF A SWING ON IN DANCER Mrs. Laura Woolcott – Bangalow Class

September 4, 2018

PROFILE OF A SWING ON IN DANCER – Mrs. Laura Woolcott – Bangalow Class The Jazz Singer  – profile of a

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Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor – Step on to the floor with us!

August 30, 2018

Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor – Step on to the floor with us! In this news:

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A Little Party Never Killed Nobody! .. Step on inside for all the goss

August 13, 2018

A Little Party Never Killed Nobody! .. Step on inside for all the goss on whats coming up! In this

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Pure Joy…. You can’t help but smile when you dance, it’s impossible…

June 20, 2018

So hey there Swing Cats and Kittens, there’s a lot of dancing coming up so I thought I’d share in

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NEO Swing.. What is it? – A bit of our history…

What is Neo Swing? Here’s some of our history…. You have heard Ray Neo Swing tunes more than once on

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It’s Cooly Rocks On Week – What are we up to and how can you be involved!

June 5, 2018

It’s a crazy fun week of dancing coming up and we need dancers to come to the party…do you want

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Zazous: What punk culture meant in World War II France Long hair, baggy suits, sunglasses, cynicism—deadly style

May 10, 2018

1: Zazou woman in typical attire. 2: A young zazou playing records on his gramophone, during World War II. (Albert

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What’s the Skinny?

May 5, 2018

I dress up a certain way because I respect the music.  Wynton Marsalis It’s all here…Grab your calendars out and

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Is your hair a lethal weapon on the dance floor?

April 15, 2018

Do you have long luscious locks that most of us envy who don’t?  Are you a Lindy Hopper or partner

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Festival 2018 – Swing, Jazz, Blues, Commonwealth Games It’s a Wrap and more…

April 6, 2018

Happy New Year, Happy Easter & Merry Christmas…. Bloomin Heck this year is flying by…  So much fun and excitement

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What is Swing Dance etiquette, and why is it important?

February 5, 2018

In order to help you navigate the social dimensions of swing dancing, here are our top three etiquette guidelines. It

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From Lindy Hop to Balboa, from Cabaret to Blues and then some… we are doing it all… Swing On In for Bo Peep!

February 1, 2018

With so much going on at the moment, its easy to miss events mentioned at class or on the social

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What is a Shim Sham, and Why Should You Be Doing It?

January 5, 2018

Have you ever wondered what exactly a Shim Sham is? Or, more importantly why you should be doing it? Here

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Merry New Year Swing On In Dancers, Community & Family

January 3, 2018

Welcome to 2018 ….  By now you have probably reflected enough on 2017 and the past and maybe you have

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The History of the Lindy Hop

December 5, 2017

Often referred to as the Jitterbug, the Lindy Hop was a style of dance born at the end of the

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Our Aussie Christmas Bash is putting smiles on underprivileged kids faces this Christmas!

December 4, 2017

Well Done Swing On In and the Wider Swing Dance Community! On Friday Night Swing On In held its Christmas

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Ch 7 New Reality Dance TV Show – Looking for amateur dancers to take part.. You know you want to!!

November 13, 2017

Dear Swing on In, At last, Australia’s newest DANCE show has arrived! Channel Seven is currently casting for a brand

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Troupe – What is it? Which Troupe should I join?

November 6, 2017

DANCE TROUPE: We have two different types of Troupe dancers: *  The Swing On In Social Dancers; *  The Swing

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The Benefits of Belonging to a Dancing Community

November 5, 2017

Bringing people together who share a common interest, belonging to a dance community can have a myriad of benefits. Here

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Swing On In & The Lindy Charm School Provide the Corporate Entertainment

October 11, 2017

Have you got your Next Event Sorted? Being Passionate about 1920’s through the 1960’s, Swing On In and The Lindy

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Is dancing good for your body and brain health?

October 5, 2017

Most of today’s dance is centred around recreation and self-expression, as well as a competitive activity. Dancing is a great

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September 27, 2017

Ray and I are so thrilled to be able to announce this fabulous event. We have been working behind the

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Michael & Evita put out some great blog posts – here’s a good one:

September 18, 2017

Michael & Evita are New York Internationally famous and awesome Lindy Hoppers and teachers…  They write fabulous blog posts and

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Chrissy & Ray head to Melbourne to Teach a Swing Dance Workshop

September 16, 2017

  TO BOOK IN, PLEASE EMAIL US ON:  [email protected] or Call:  0409727888 for further info.   Howdy Melb, Ray and

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A Poem from Saint Augustine about Dance – Beautiful

Before my little sister Elisha passed away she emailed me this prayer and I thought I’d share with you all.

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5 Ways You Can Get Better at Swing Dancing

September 5, 2017

If you’re wanting to get better at swing dancing there are two main ways you can go about it. The

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

August 31, 2017

  This newsletter goes out to those who don’t do social media so therefore might miss out on some of

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A Very Swellagant Affair 2017 Wrap Up

August 17, 2017

Guest Post by our Danielle Read from Read City PC:  Tahlia Shontelle from Gremlin Obsession and Focal Lengths NB:  When

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Awesome Best Dressed Prizes for A Very Swellagant Affair – Have yo got your tickets?

July 11, 2017

Thank you QT Gold Coast for sponsoring the best dressed prizes for our upcoming Red carpet gala ball “A Very Swellagant

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Profile of a Swing On In Dancer – Sue Flaxten – Bangalow

July 9, 2017

Sue’s smile is the first thing you notice as she turns up for Wednesday night classes in Bangalow.  In love

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Introducing Act 5 for A Very Swellagant Affair – The SWINGUENDOS

July 8, 2017

The Swinguendos are a sassy dance group who are destined to inject a dose of adrenaline straight to the heart

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Love on the Dance Floor – Chrissy & Ray – Blessed and Grateful …

June 21, 2017

Ray and I were recently asked to be interviewed separately about our love story and I was excited to see

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Introducing our DJ for A Very Swellagant Affair – DJ Tagz

June 20, 2017

We are SOOO excited to have GJ Tagz spinning the tunes in between the acts at A Very Swellagant Affair

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Introducing our Big Band… The Residuals…. These guys will be the backbone of A Very Swellagant Affair

June 18, 2017

The Residuals Big Band   This 8 piece band is a mix of high class musicians and is right up

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ANNOUNCING ACT 3 for A Very Swellagant Affair – It’s intelligently witty and very entertaining..

June 17, 2017

Sit back, grab a martini from the bar and enjoy the show.  This 3rd Act at our upcoming “A Very

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