Swing On In News – 16 March 2023

“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.”
― Rumi

Howdy Swing Kids, its been a hot minute since I last sent a newsletter.. Sorry for my randomness 🙂  This newsletter is jammed back with places to dance and fun info you should know about!  Grab a cuppa and read on!

In this Newsletter:

Mullum Swings

Class Discount Cards and Pay ID options

Swing On In happenings…

Regular Socials Around Town

Brisbane Lindy Exchange

Black History – Lindy Hop

Cooly Rocks On Line Ups

Greazefest  Lineups

Mullum Swings – The 3rd Friday of every month!:

THIS FRIDAY NIGHT -(tomorrow – 17/3/23)  

Rhydian got the band back together! Get along and support – Tomorrow night at 7pm NSW time – $20 at the door.  Mullumbimby Ex Services Club – 58 Dalley St,

Class Discount Cards and Pay ID options:

Did you know you can buy a loyalty card up front and save time at the door PLUS you get one class free.  Let us know if you want one?

ALSO.. You can now use your PAY ID feature from your phone to automatically pay into our account if you don’t have any cash on you.  Not sure how to do it?  Just add Ray’s mobile number to your contacts:  0408 306 560 and when you see the pay ID feature on you phone banking your just click Ray’s number and that is linked to his Gold Coast Swing Dancing Bank Account.  Bob’s your Uncle!

Swing On In happenings…

Gosh we get up to some random fun things..  We were so privileged last week to be asked to perform, dance, activate the floor at the Lismore’s Music from the Heart 1 year on from the floods celebrations.  The Swing On In Demo team did such a stella job, the place was pumping, so many local live bands it was insane!  Videos will go up on our You tube account soon but you can always fund our immediate joy through our Insta and Facebook socials (click buttons and follow us)

SAVE THE DATE:  Hot off the press – details coming soon BUT.. Mullumbimby are doing a 1 year anniversary celebration on Saturday 5 May and Swing On In have been asked to be involved again.  Mark the date in your calendar and I will share deets when I know more.

Ray and I have a couple of super fun activities coming up… We are going on the road!!  – Don’t worry.. classes won’t be affected 🙂

1st Stop – Charleville!  Yes, the crazy fun and talented crew at Everybody Now asked us to go on the road with them and CW Stoneking Band and a crew of amazing artists to put on a show or two in Charleville!  Madcap but we are doing this thing!

BIG News! It’s the BIG Base Party! We’re heading outback with Qld Music Trails to warm up the dance floor for the one and only C.W. Stoneking and His Primitive Horn Orchestra!

With our friends at SWING On In we’ll be hosting a hotsy totsy dance mash up, inspired by tunes of the Jazz Age with a contemporary remix of classic pop tracks that everyone loves to dance to!

Polish your dancing shoes, mark it on the calendar and start dreaming of road trips for this super unique music trail to some beautiful parts of Queensland’s outback.

👉 WHEN : APRIL 19- 20
👉 WHAT : Swingin’ good time cutting rug all night long!


Next Stop – Rockhampton!  – 26-28 May 2023 – SMEG will be packed and not he road to Rocky where Ray has been asked to DJ and I will be doing some styling!  Always a fun weekend at Classics By the Coast  

Regular Socials Around Town:

Mullum Swings – The 3rd Friday of the Month – Mullum

Swing Patrol Brisbane – Swing Sesh – Sundays bi-Monthly – Brisbane

Corner Pocket Swing – Pocket Socials – 3rd Friday of the Month – Brisbane

Empire Swing – Swing Shack – 2nd Friday of the Month – Brisbane

Gotta Swing – 3rd Saturday of the Month – Swing at the Green – Gold Coast 
This Saturday Night 18th March

A couple of Bands that play about town regularly (We will feature more each month)

Melody Graves and the Hokum Redemption –  they play everywhere – Brisbane

Well Swung Daddies – Gold Coast

STRUTTERS HOP – GOLD COAST – Saturday 1st April – Sharon and Vince are putting on their first social dance with Peaches and The Alphasonics..

Not long to go now! We are getting super excited to put this band on in the refurbished Waterways Hall in the Broadbeach Cultural Centre. Non stop dancing all night with a DJ in the band breaks, plenty of fabulous Rock’n’Roll and Swing music! Come dressed to impressed bring your favorite refreshments and leave the rest to us.

Tickets $25

BYO Drinks and Nibbles

Tickets available online here: https://www.trybooking.com/CGBOX

Brisbane Lindy Exchange – Brisbane Swing Thing


Brisbane swing dancers love dancing to live music and making new friends. We invite you to visit us at the end of May to celebrate World Lindy Hop day, enjoy our fair city and get to know our friendly dancers.


The Brisbane Swing Thing: 26 – 28 May


Various central Brisbane locations – visit our website for details


Please visit https://brisbaneswingthing.com/ to see the full details of the event.

Black History

We acknowledge that the core dances we teach, perform and share come from African American and Black culture, as does the jazz music we love. We acknowledge that we do so without lived experience of this culture and are deeply grateful to be able to experience this amazing art form. We endeavour to continue educating ourselves about the historical, political and social context from which jazz and lindy hop grew, and in which it exists today. Understanding this helps us to honour the roots of the dance and music.

Learn more about the history of the dance you are beginning to love as much as we do here: FRANKING MANNING FOUNDATION

COOLY ROCKS ON – 7- 11 June 2023

The line Up this year is insane.  Check it out HERE:

The Moonlight Swing Dance is on THURSDAY 8th June

Join Ray and I as we once again host this major Swing Dance Event on the dance calendar …  The Amazing LUCKY SEVEN BAND will again be back to keep the floor Pumping!  SWING-A-BILLY RAY will be Dj’ing in between and don’t forget the AFTER PARTY!!  Melody Graves and the Hokum Redemption will be our band and the are HOT!!!

I will be doing Hair and Makeup by Appointment – Call or text me on 0409 727 888 to book your place.

GREAZFEST!!  – Have you been?  It’s the best Rockabilly Festival in Australia..It’s Iconic!!

Australia’s All-Killer No-Filler Kustom Kulture Weekender!

GreazeFest is the top notch nostaliga event in the Southern Hemisphere, where thousands of rockabilly and hot rod fans roll up for a massive dose of ultra-kool action.

You can be part of this exciting weekend of cool cars, rockabilly bands, djs, fashion parades, pinups, vintage bikes, lowrider cycles, kustom art shows and competitions, pinstripers, markets and heaps more!

GreazeFest dates:

  • Friday August 4, 2023
    – 7pm to midnight
  • Saturday August 5, 2023
    – 10am to 10pm
  • Sunday August 6, 2023
    – 9am to 6pm

REDLAND SHOWGROUNDS, cnr Long and Smith Sts, Cleveland

TICKETS: Coming soon!


WOAH!!  That was a huge newsletter!!  Sorry not sorry!  You have lots to ignite your dancing flame!

Lots of Love and catch ya on the flip side!!

Chrissy & Ray xxx

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