Swing dancing, music, community as a way of life? – A Swing On In Newsletter

In this Newsletter:

  • News Class times start this week
  • Gold Coast Social Dance – Sunday 9 July
  • Workshops
  • This History of the Hollywood Palladium
  • Spotlight on some of our own how grown talent!
  • A Very Fabulous Affair  Have you got your tickets?


New class times start this week for both Gold Coast on Wednesday Night and Mullumbimby on Thursday night.  Please come 10 mins early to get your drinks and say g’day so as we start on time.

6.45pm – 7.35pm – Intermediate/Advanced (50 min class) We encourage beginners to come early and watch this class to be inspired as to where you are heading!

7.45pm – 8.35 Beginners/Transition (50 min class)

8.35 – 10pm – Social dance practice & one on one help with us

Don’t forget you can now pre-purchase your loyalty card.  Buy 9 Classes and get your 10th for free.  $180.  Message us for account details and pick your card up at class.

GOLD COAST SOCIAL DANCE – $10pp – DJ Swing-A-Billy Ray

SUNDAY 9 JULY 2023 – GOLD COAST SOCIAL – 1pm – 5pm
Swing On In to “The Sunday Wind Down” Social Dance with us.
This fabulous afternoon will be filled with tunes to keep you dancing, great company, good vibes with guest DJ’s and Singers.
This day is a fundraiser also for our very own Carlo and Harry who are heading off to Japan for the World Titles of Karate (chito-ryu) representing Australia! Go Team
$10 at the door and all proceeds to help the boys get there and do us proud.  Our Swing Dancing Dady & Son Karate team! (With all that Charleston up their sleeve I reckon they are in with a shot!)
1pm – 5pm – Mermaid Beach Bowls Club

Can you imagine?? 6500 dancers under one roof all dancing to a swing big band? That was The Hollywood Palladium in 1942!  Here’s a little bit of the History of The Hollywood Palladium!

The iconic Sunset Blvd. theater was built by film producer Maurice M. Cohen, and designed by renowned Los Angeles architect Gordon B. Kaufman in a sleek Moderne-style. Los Angeles Times publisher Norman Chandler funded the construction on what was once the Paramount Studios lot. The cost: just $1.6 million. Chandler may have been drawn to the project because architect Kaufman also designed the venerable Los Angeles Times building.

Inside The Palladium’s façade, the curved interior is startlingly contemporary for a building constructed in 1940. There’s an 11,200-square-foot dance floor, with a mezzanine and a floor level that has room for up to 4,000 people. The structure includes a stunning circular entrance foyer with balcony stairs, and a domed ceiling crafted in Art Deco style. If the architecture isn’t impressive enough, then there’s acts who’ve played here.

Reflecting changing tastes over the decades, the venue’s opening night – October 31st, 1940 – presented Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra along with a just-starting-out Frank Sinatra as the band vocalist. Hollywood’s finest, from Judy Garland to Jack Benny showed up to share in the magic. Cohen was thrilled. Having said he would create the “world’s largest dining and dancing palace,” it seemed that his dream had come true.

The Hollywood Palladium still exists today!..



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