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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Swing On In Dancer Profile – Miss Gemma Simone…(Robinson)

June 16, 2017

When Gemma walked in to our class that first night I could see her shaking..  Tall, Leggy, Beautiful with a smile

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Ok Kids, here’s the SWING On In skinny for the Cooly Rocks On Weekend

June 6, 2017

Ok Kids, here’s the SWING On In skinny for the Cooly Rocks On Weekend… This is where we will be

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Swinging into June with Chrissy & Ray from Swing On In

May 30, 2017

Water colour painting of Ray and I done by a Fabulous Swing Dancer from Brisbane – Helen Witting – her

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Brisbane’s Only Lindy Exchange – Sunshine Swing 2017…

May 17, 2017

Dear Swing On In Students & Friends, You have a super dooper calendar of events coming up in a couple

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Profile of Swing On In Dancer – Miss Gee Gee Griffindore – Bangalow Class

May 15, 2017

I so love the diversity of colour, creative minds, personalities and flamboyance that our Swing On In Classes bring together.

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Swing On In Dancer Profile – Paul Joseph

April 30, 2017

THIS BOY!!  … mmm, what can I say… One night he swaggered in with this pretty (I think Pink or

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Swing Into May with us…

April 27, 2017

Hi Swing Kids,  So much happening in the next couple of months, we wanted to give you the heads up!

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Swing On In Dancer Profile – Miss Karis

April 24, 2017

 Racial prejudice is a pigment of the imagination. Name, Rank, Serial Number Karis Hill-Milnes aka. Jaffa.  27 yo Karis literally

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Swing in The Flowers – Sunday 4th of June 2017

April 20, 2017

His Dancer Profile will be coming soon … BUT… did you know we had our own personal Flower Farmer amongst

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Lets Introduce our Act 2 for A Very Swellegant Affair – Sat 12th August 2017

Act 2 – RHYDIAN LEWIS Rhydian was born in South Wales and now calls New South Wales home. Rhydian believes

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Swing On In Dancer Profile – Brett Barfoot

April 17, 2017

Recently I was in Southport with my Sister Ronnie who teaches at the New York Film Academy there and I

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Tickets now available – A Very Swellegant Affair – Get in quick – Limited

Following the huge success (And sellout) of the innaugral “A Very Swellagant Affair in 2016”, we are pleased to announce

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A Very Swellegant Affair – Lets Introduce our First Act…

April 12, 2017

All the way from PERTH…. Meet the Red Headed Mumma with the smokin Jazz Vocals for your Swinging Pleasure! HARRY

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Swing On In Dancer Profile – Miss Tina-Louise King

April 8, 2017

Name, Rank & Serial Number to start.. Tina-Louise King aka Miss Tina Von Squeeze How did you find us and

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6 Days of Swing On In Dancing … It’s a Social Frenzy!! Who’s coming??

April 6, 2017

Hey  there Dancers!!  A Huge 5 day Weekend coming up for social dancing and catching up on the dance floor or

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Profile of a Swing On In Dancer – Rhydian Lewis

April 3, 2017

Meet one of our Bangalow Swing On In Dancers:  Mr Rhydian Lewis.  Rhydian is a regular with his wife Paula

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Profile of a Swing On In Dancer – Danielle Read

March 24, 2017

We have sooo much talent amongst our Swing On In Dancers, from Olympic Medalists to Chefs to small business owners,

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EXCITING NEWS – New Home of the Happy Feet for Swing On In Gold Coast

February 23, 2017

The Swing On In Team are so happy to let you all know that we have found a new home.

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Swing On In Newsletter

February 8, 2017

Hey Hipsters, Just a quick update on some events coming up real soon that we’d love to see you at..

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Swing On In Newsletter

January 26, 2017

I reckon this rings true no matter what the genre! You have to feel it! “If A Guy is gonna

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Ready to start back dancing yet? Better be… we start THIS WEEK!

January 16, 2017

PHOTO BY ALL ABOUT SWING SYDNEY Classes start THIS week.. Are you Ready. We have listened and are now offering

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January 9, 2017

Swing-A-Billy Ray Keepence: DJ ENTERTAINER A Legend Who Works The Room And Leaves No-one Sitting Down. Swing-A-Billy Ray Keepence is

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Merry New Year Swing Lovers!

December 31, 2016

New Years Eve got me thinking about what it was like on any given New Years Eve Night at the

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Why Swing? This is why…

December 29, 2016

So… Not many of you new to swing would know the history of this Swingsation Wintersun Ball.  Ray Keepence and myself spent many

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One Magical Night on Film.. Here are some highlights from a Very Swellagant Affair

December 24, 2016

   A Spectacular Event conceptualised then realised by my Husband Ray and I with the help of our fantastically clever students

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A Very Swellagant Affair – Captured by Tahlia’s Lens.. Enjoy…

December 6, 2016

All pictures by Gremlin Obsession – Miss Tahlia Shontelle…  FB contact for Gremlin Obsession is HERE or Contact Tahlia Personally

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A Few Video Highlights of A Very Swellangant Affair Captured by Trang Pham – THANK YOU…

December 5, 2016

Thanks To The Fabulous Trang Pham from Brisbane for capturing these amazing little snippets of our first @A Very Swellangant

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Swing On In Newsletter – 1st November 2016 – Dates to put in the Calendar..

November 2, 2016

Howdy Swing On In Dance Community, Friends and Family…A big couple of weeks coming up and some of you don’t

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JUST A QUICKIE BEFORE BED: Got your attention?

October 17, 2016

hahahah.. Sorry bout that, I must be delirious… day 4 of a detox/cleanse and I’m a little light headed!! (Ray

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A Very Swellagant Affair

September 21, 2016

Ray and I and the SWING On In Team got together and agreed that the Gold Coast needed a Fancy

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