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Find Your Feet at Our Swing Dance School on the Gold Coast and Northern NSW

Over the years, Swing On In dance school has proudly initiated and nurtured a unique and fun group of Swing dance enthusiasts from in and around the Gold Coast.


The term ‘swing’ actually refers to the era of music known as swing music which originated in the mid 1930’s during the turbulent times just prior to World War II. By the late 1930’s the swing era was in full swing (pun intended) and was taking the United States of America by storm.

The roots of swing came out of the jazz music that was made popular in the 1920’s and early 1930’s by the big bands of the day. It was said that the big bands ‘really swung’ which is where the term ‘swing’ came from.

The transformation of popular music also gave way to new dance styles that evolved to fit in with the music. Swing music started with the famous Charleston dance style of the 1920’s with many variations emerging from regional music scenes throughout the USA.

Swing dances like the Lindy Hop and the Balboa had roots in early jazz music but also worked well with the swing music that was so popular during its heyday.

At Swing On In we are more than just a swing dance school, we have a passion for the music and the dance styles of those early days.

Hence our motto: ‘Recapturing the spirit of the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s”. The Swinging dance styles that we concentrate on are: Lindy Hop, Shim Sham, Charleston dance, Balboa dance and the St Louis Shag.

We welcome you to come along anytime to one of our regular swing dance social events or attend a class at our swing dance school where you can join in for social dancing.

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0408 306 560

or contact us using the form below to book. All ages and experience levels are welcome.

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