Swing Into May with us…

Hi Swing Kids,  So much happening in the next couple of months, we wanted to give you the heads up!  Also sharing a couple of fun blogs, websites and stuff with you below.

Firstly,.. How good are our Swing On In Dancer Profiles hey!  I hope you are getting to read them and getting to know these dancers.  I love the diversity of people we get at our Swing On In Classes.. so many talented folk out there.  Gives you something to chat about next time you meet hey..  We have more to come..  If you want to nominate someone then please feel free.  It’s also a way to share our dancers small businesses so we can all support those in our dance community..

** DON’T FORGET TO GIVE US A GOOGLE REVIEW :)… put swing on in into google and click on map and add review. That easy!

** Monday Night Social Practice Nights at Nerang are growing.. $5 a night and its for you to practice and get better. – Nerang Community Hall 7.30pm. (No class)

  1. This Weekend; – Swing Shack!
  2. SOI Monthly Socials – Two a Month Now!  Welcome on Board Bangalow..
  3. Swing On In Social Dancers out and About.. Want to Join?
  4. Aerials/dips, drops and throws workshop – EOI open..
  5. A Very Swellegant Affair Tickets now on sale – Don’t Delay this will sell out!
  6. Happy 100th Birthday Ella Fitzgerald.. LOVE
  7. Swing in the Flowers
  8. An interesting Article on Competing with some seriously good dancing..
  • So… this weekend (FRIDAY 28TH APRIL) is Swing Shack and whenever possible we like to make the journey up to Brisbane and support the swing kids up there.  Empire Swing and Corner Pocket Swing run fortnightly social dances.  We don’t get to do as much as we used to due to being so busy down here.. but.. this weekend WE CAN… Ray and I are heading up about 7pm and have room for 3 in our car if anyone wants a ride from Southport… – Otherwise use your group pages to connect with other to share car pool.
  • Next Friday (5th of May)  is your 1st Friday of the Month Swing On In Social Dance at Nerang Community Hall.  It’s the best fun you can have with your clothes on..  Weather is cooler, everyone is itching to dance more and floor is awesome.  BYO your refreshments – $10 entry – Nerang Community Hall – 34 Price Street, Nerang.  8pm till 11pm. – Free for kids and newbies interested in classes.
  • SOOOO.. guess what… We are putting on a NEW Monthly Swing Dance with band on the 3rd Friday of the Month at BANGALOW BOWLO… Hoping to start on Friday 23 June but just confirming bands etc.  Marketing and stuff coming soon but Hello!!  Yes, Bangalow you have your own regular social dance now!! …

  • How good are our Swing On In Social Dancers?  They just turn up and dance, have fun and entertain people. Here are some shots taken by the fabulous Miss Tahlia Shontelle from Gremlin Photography when we were dancing at Bleach Festival recently.   It’s that easy.. Want to join us?  Just approach Chrissy or Ray at classes to register your interest.  We have a couple of gigs coming up for Cooly Rocks On (Paid) on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th of June that we need social dancers for so get in touch, push yourself and come and play with us!  Get paid whilst having a blast!  It’s a Win Win!
  • WANT TO FLY??? – OK, we think some of you are ready!!  We are holding a Aerials, Dips, Drops and Throws Workshop in Bangalow Bowlo on Saturday 3rd of June.  More details to come BUT here are the preliminary Details:
    You must attend with a partner (No rotations),
    $60 per  couple
    Time TBA
    Register your interest at class.  Marketing and events stuff coming soon.
    • A Very Swellegant Affair Tickets now on sale – YES.. they have arrived…  Here are some details you want to know!… Book early, this event WILL sell out like last year!
      More details:Your ticket includes entry plus one free drink on arrival which could be beer wine soft drink or champagne it also includes Canapés and supper treats throughout the evening.  (this is not a meal  and doesn’t replace your dinner) We will not have a cash bar at this venue so pre-purchased drink vouchers are the only way to purchase your alcohol. Drink vouchers must be purchased at the same time you are purchasing your entry ticket they will be five dollars per drink sold in lots of $10 cards (2 drinks)  etc.   If purchased separately from your entry ticket then the drinks will cost $7 each.  Soft drinks  will be available for purchase on the night for $2 each.  Iced tap water will be free from drink barrel.Address of the venue is:  corner of Lae Drive and Morala Avenue Runaway Bay.  Entry is via the driveway into the library of Lae drive.  I’ll swing on in neon sign will be out front to guide you.We have staged this event in the cooler months to allow your comfort when dressing in your best red carpet attire .  So don’t be afraid to bring out your foxes and furs ladies and and three-piece suits boys!This year we will be having round tables of 10.  Book a table of 10 and pay in one lump sum to save $5 per head on your ticket price.

      Only tickets purchased as a group booking by table will have allocated seating all other tickets single purchases will have a seat available to them but not reserved.

      Doors will open at 6:30 PM for your red carpet entry. The nights festivities will conclude at 11 PM.

      Entertainment Line Up:

      * The Sultry Jazz sounds of Mz Harry Delux from Perth
      * The Swingin Crooner sounds of Mr Rhydian Lewis;
      * The Rat Pack Entertainment Tribute Group with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr…

      * All Backed by The Residuals Big Band

      * Swing Dancing Demonstrations

      * Variety Act

      * Amazing Door & Best Dressed Prizes including:
      – A Night for two at the iconic Retro Hotel : QT Gold Coast
      – Dinner for Two at the QT Gold Coast’s Award Winning Restaurant – bazaar.
      Free Champagne/Beer/Wine on Arrival
      Canape’s & Supper Treats will flow through the night included in ticket price.  (THIS IS NOT DINNER)

      FULL BAR – Including Basic Spirits, Red & White Wine Selections plus Champagne, Beer and soft drinks. (Alcohol ONLY available with PRE-PURCHASED drink vouchers)

      $65 per head. $60 per head if buying tables of 10. Reserved Tables. Limited Tickets

      Drink Vouchers: $5, $10 & $20 Drink Cards available and must be Prepurchased. No Cash Bar on the night.

      **PRE-PURCHASED drink tickets must be bought at the same time as buying your entry ticket **

      Ticket can be purchased the following ways:

      1. Email: [email protected] to reserve your tickets and drink vouchers and EFT to our nominated account. Tickets and vouchers will be posted to you once payment received.   Please supply your postal address with confirmation receipt of payment.

      2. Tickets can also be purchased in person at all of our classes and events over the next few months.
      Account details for payment are: (EMAIL OR CALL FOR THESE)

    • Happy 100th Birthday Ella Fitzgerald – An article on the legend here: – Ella Fitzgerald: celebrating the standard-bearer of swing 100 years after her birth  and just because we can’t get enough of her voice.. here you go:

  • SWING IN THE FLOWERS! – SUNDAY 4TH OF JUNE 2017 – His Dancer Profile will be coming soon … BUT… did you know we had our own personal Flower Farmer amongst our Swing On In Dance Community?.. Yes, Ian Cook from our Bangalow class has the most amazing Flower & Blueberry Farm and is putting on a little “SWING IN THE FLOWERS” Family Picnic Day for us all to enjoy.Here are the details for your diary and we so look forward to sharing this fun Swing On In Social day with you all. – This is open to all and everyone encouraged to come.“Swing Dancers, Family and Friends are invited to join us for Swing In The Flowers Picnic Swing Dance”  
    This day includes a visit to Ian’s Flower and Blueberry Farms on the Alstonville Plateau, Afternoon Tea and Dancing at a little Community hall in the village of Rous Mill then BBQ if you want to stick around and dance some more..  details below:

    PRIME FLOWERS has been in operation for 21 Years and is now one of the largest flower growers and employers based in the rich farmland of the Alstonville Plateau.

    1.30pm:  Meet at Prime Flowers, 368 Wardell Road, Alstonville.  Guided Tour of the flower processing facilities and flower farm. (Directions Below)

    2.30pm: Trip to the Blueberry Farm where you get to pick your own blueberries for your afternoon tea.  Please bring a small plate to share as well.

    3.00pm: Afternoon Tea at the Rous Hill Community Hall featuring the Blueberries you handpicked smothered in double cream.  Tea, Coffee, Water Refreshments supplied. (BYO Alcohol)

    3.30pm:  Dancing on the beautiful timber floors of the very old Hall.  (Picture below)

    6.00pm – BBQ Dinner – BYO

    What to bring:  Shoes for walking around the farm, Dancing Shoes, BYO drinks and BBQ food. – We will have utensils, condiments, serviettes etc on hand for those wanting to use BBQ.

    Cost:  $10 pp, children free and all money goes to charity.  Payment on the day to Ian.

    RSVP: Just let us know at classes (or email us) if you are keen to come so we have an idea on numbers so we can help Ian plan.


    Turn off Pacific Hwy onto Bruxner Highway

    Take Alstonville Turnoff

    Take first exit at roundabout into Daley Street

    Turn left onto Wardell Rd

    Travel 4 klm.

    Entrance in photinia hedge on right.

     The Dance Hall


  • An interesting Article on Competing with some seriously good dancing..


    Annie Trudeau’s passion for dance was first well demonstrated when she chose her career as a dance teacher and performer over her engineering physics degree’s possibilities. She also trained as a competing artistic gymnast when she was a teenager. She is a co-founder and co-owner of Studio 88-SWING in Montreal (Canada) where she teaches swing since 2001. As the artistic director, she also manages and dances in the Montreal Swinging Air Force dance performance troupe, which has been International Lindy Hop Champions in 2010-11 and 2014 and Canadian Champion 2013-14-15. She is passionate and enthusiastic as a swing dancer, teacher and competitor.  She has numerous titles in competition including 6 first place at International Lindy Hop Championships (2008 to 2013 included) in Washington in the Showcase Category and also first place at the European Championships in London in October 2013. She also danced at the Montreal Jazz Fest with the electro-swing band Caravan Palace, was hired as a choreographer for the Cirque du Soleil and lately coached artists for the TV Show ”Les Dieux de la Danse” in Canada. Annie has dedicated the last 10 years of her life full time to her dance business and to her art, and she loves to share her experience and knowledge to students of all levels and ambitions.


    Catch ya on the dance floor,

    Swinging Regards,

Swing On In xx

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