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In this Newsletter: – Join us at these events for dancing and fun!

Guess What?  Our community of fun, fancy, funny and fabulous swing dancers is growing!!! Keep up the good work.   We are loving your enthusiasm and hunger to learn more.  We also love the way you all make the effort to dance with others, connect and make new dancers feel welcome..  Such a lovely community and Ray and I are so blessed to do what we love to do…  Thanks for the ongoing support..

Another crackin good week of learning new moves and styles..  Our  4 x 4 mini patterns are a hit and status quo it remains for now.  More styling to be added and videos each week to practice go up on FB.  Request to join your class groups on FB too.. ie:

Swing On In Gold Coast – Join – https://www.facebook.com/groups/161695524185743/

Swing On In Bangalow – Join – https://www.facebook.com/groups/180868525597767/

Swing On In Toowoomba – Join – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1103141523071923/

AND… If you like what we do?  REVIEW US… It’s all helps when people are trying to find us on Google!  Just go here: https://www.facebook.com/SwingOnIn/reviews/

Don’t forget your Monthly Swing Dance Social:  FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH – Ray and I put on a social dance at Nerang Community Hall for you all to mingle, mix, dance, eat, drink and be merry together!  Try to get along to one of them 🙂


  1. Wrap up of the last couple of events: (Zest, Viva, Picnic)
  2. Monday Social/Practice Nights – Every Week
  3. Miss Fishers Jazz Age Lawn Party – 24 July
  4. The Ipswich Food Truck Festival – 30 July
  5. Greazefest – Pin Ups on Parade – 6/7 August
  6. SLX – Norma Miller and WOW – 16-18 September
  7. Swellengant Affair – Start Saving – 3 December
  8. Socials around the place
  9. New Video Chanel on our website

Wrap up of the last couple of events: (Zest, Viva)



We get asked to do a lot of stuff and most of it is for the love of it BUT that’s OK, because it all serves to get Swing Dancing and the joy of it.. OUT THERE!!!..  BUT we could not do it without you! Swing Dancing (as you know) is a fabulous spectacle and the more dancers, the more spectacular….. so when we ask you guys to come and join us at events, know that 1)… you are appreciated and 2) you are Spectacular!!! and 3).. The Public LOVE IT!    Thanks for all those dancers that came our an represented Swing On In at Zest and Viva Festivals last week.  Everyonhe had a great time and the Gold Coast Turned on some crackin good weather…

What a great way for Swing On In’s Ray Keepence and Janelle Mason to start the day 6am sunrise dance on channel nines today show to launch Viva Surfers Paradise. A Snapshot of the Today morning show of Ray and Janelle dancing can be seen HERE

The Swingin Bowlo Picnic – Our First Sunday Session at the Bowlo and what a turn out!!!… Thanks for coming.  Thanks to Tahlia (Our Swing On In Kitten Photographer), thanks to Troy, Kerry and Caity for capturing the essence of the day and that was CHILLAXED FUN!  Thanks for everyone who came.  Thanks to the Bangalow Bowlo Team for having us and thank you Ryhdian Lewis for the sweet tunes!


WOW… Who’d a thought you could get anything for only FIVE BUCKS these days!  Well, Monday Nights are gaining momentum and seems everyone is lovin the practice time…  Leads/Follower ratio ebbs and flows in most schools but seems our leads love to practice so are out numbering the follows!  Ladies, don’t be shy, pop along for some social dancing practice time.  Nerang Community Hall – 34 Price Street, Nerang. 7.30pm to 9.30pm, BYO Refreshments  ***NB***: THIS IS NOT A DANCE CLASS but we are there to help if needed.  THIS SHOULD NOT REPLACE YOUR REGULAR DANCE CLASS TIME 🙂


Miss Fishers Jazz Age Lawn Party – 24 July – THIS SUNDAY!!  It’s gonna be huge…

Well ain’t this just the Cat’s Meow! Who’s coming? This will be a FABULOUS day on the beautiful lawns of Old Government House, Queensland There will be Jazz Music, Bands/DJ’s, Swing Dancing with Empire Swing, Our Pop Up Pamper Station with The Lindy Charm School, A Suitcase Rummage, Lots of Food and is guaranteed to be a very spiffy occasion indeed. Grab your picnic blanket and come along and enjoy this FREE event… 10AM TO 2PM – Sunday 24th of July. SWING On In will be there too!

You’re invited to spend a splendid Sunday at Miss Fisher’s Lawn Party, in conjunction with the Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition.

Enjoy a family day out on Old Government House’s picturesque lawn. To the tune of a live band, dance the day away with our swing dancing classes or be pampered to 1920s perfection at The Lindy Charm School’s pop-up salon. Phryne wouldn’t miss it!

Make the day even more special with a picnic on the lawn. Pre-order a picnic hamper and enjoy a 1920s themed picnic (waldorf baguette, savoury tart, and deliciously sweet melting moments) on the lawn. We even have the little ones covered with a mini hamper that includes all of the favorites.

10am – 2pm | Sunday 24 July 2016

Kidney Lawn, Old Government House

Attending Miss Fisher’s Lawn Party is free and bookings are not required; however, exhibition tickets and picnic hampers must be pre-ordered. The hampers can be collected on the day between 10am – 2pm at Old Government House.


FACEBOOK EVENT:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1274404225934435/

The Ipswich Food Truck Festival – 30 July – WE NEED DANCERS TO THIS EVENT please


Food Truck Festival

Dancing, Free Entertainment from Swing A Billy Ray and Great Food… What more could you ask for?

Ray and I and the Swing On In Dancers will be set up spinning the free tunes for you all to come and dance, eat and be merry… It’s FREE!!! – COME AND DACE WITH US…ALL DANCE STYLES CATERED FOR! Call Ray if you need any further info:  0408306560  but we would love you to join us…

Greazefest – 6/7 August – CHECK IT HERE

CONGRATULATIONS to one of our gorgeous Swing Dancers who has made it in to the Pin Ups on Parade at Greazefest this year! Janelle Mason is killing it on the Pin Up Scene..  You can follow her journey under Madame.Mason  …  Moi (Miss Chrissy) will be Emceeing these Pin Up Parades in Brisbane and it’s going to be so much fun!  Who Can Wolf Whistle???

Haven’t heard of GREAZEFEST?  Well The Lindy Charm School (Moi) sets up and styles all day, does the Emcee for the Pin Ups on Parade both days and generally has a whole lotta fun.  Great Bands (Yes you can dance to them all!) and great catch up, a little bit left of field for some perhaps but hey!  lets live a little and try everything.  See ya there!

SLX – Norma Miller and WOW – 16-18 September


A group of us are heading down to this AMAZING event if you want to join us… Stay tuned for more details but in the meantime I suggest you google Normal Miller – Queen of Swing and get Excited!!!  There website is now live and taking bookings! :  Here is the FACEBOOK page and their website is being updated as we speak…  FACEBOOK EVENT:  https://www.facebook.com/SLX-Sydney-Lindy-Exchange-1397055687284389/

A VERY SWELLEGANT AFFAIR – Saturday 3rd of December of December – Save the Date


SAVE THE DATE!!! SATURDAY 3RD OF DECEMBER – MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM SWING On In. We are so happy to announce that we have secured The Most Amazing Swing/Big Band/Crooner/Jazz Musicians for your dancing pleasure for our “Very Swellegant Christmas Affair!” Announcing: Rhythm Society Dance Orchestra (from Brisbane) and The Amazing Rhydian Lewis and The Residuals!! Dance Floor Packed and in Between we have wonderful dance performances from major dance schools in the South East! Plus lets throw in some Burlesque and some Go Go and we have a PARTY!!! Merry Christmas Everyone!!.. Venue TBA.. TIcket Price TBA but please NOTE NOW… we are going ALL OUT for our dance community so please Save your gold coins up NOW and give up a coffee or two and support this Swellegant Affair!!! It will be the Talk of the town!! More Details to come plus we will offer up styling tips for guys and dolls on our website so send us your email to add to our newsletter list and you will get “Hep to the Jive” before everyone else!! Email: [email protected] if you want to be included inupdates.www.swingonin.com.au
Remember, only 3 things to do now:
1) Save the Date,
2) Save up your gold coins (Miss buying 1 coffee a day?) and
3) Invite all your peeps (Dancers and non dancers alike to come)

FACEBOOK EVENT TO FOLLOW: https://www.facebook.com/events/202003620200883/

Socials around SEQld:

1st Friday of the Month – Swing On In Social Dance – Gold Coast

3rd Saturday of the Month – Swing at the Oasis with Gotta Swing

Corner Pocket Swing – Friday 22nd July – DETAILS HERE

Swing Shack – Friday 29th July – DETAILS HERE

Lots of bands and events listed as they pop up on our facebook pages so jump in or join the groups or pages to keep up to date also.


Ok, So I am starting to upload all dance revision/classes/fun videos taken over time up on to our new dedicated page on our website.  This can be a one stop shop for reference of what you have learnt.  It’s taking time but will be updated regularly from now on.. Check in and have a bopeep : CHECK IT

Til next time… see ya on the dance floor x

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