Swinging On Into the weekend with Swing On In….

Hey Swing On In Fambam and Friends!

Well I’ve just finished 5 days off work, lazing about home and spring cleaning!  No matter how many times you vacuum and mop and dust,  when you live in a “work in progress renovation”, it always seems like you’ve done nothing!  Grateful though for where we live, our humble little 60’s abode is home and in a world where there are a lot that don’t have the security of a home,  we feel blessed!

Here is our cute little house!  The history of this little place is fabulous.  Only ever owned by 6 Women (I am No 6!)  First lady on the Title was Myrtle Brown in 1947!  The house would have been vastly different then.  This current house was built in the 60’s and is called a shotgun house as the front door lines up with the back door!  Ray’s Mum made us hang a mirror above back door so all or good luck didn’t flow right out the back door!  When we went to council with plans to extend/renovate, they had no record of any plumbing on the site!  Our Studio and Ray’s Man Cave are out the back and we will show these another time.  It is literally 50 mtrs direct line to the Broadwater and has very OLD Gold Coast vibes! We plan to have some movie and pizza nights in the studio so will keep you posted on those.

In this Newsletter:

  • Free Beginners Classes – 4 Weeks for newbies
  • Spotlight on a Swing On In Shining Star
  • Farewell to Shamus
  • Upcoming Workshops
  • Upcoming Socials
  • Upcoming Christmas Shenanigans
  • Whats on this weekend

Free Beginners Classes – 4 Weeks for newbies

🎶 Swing On In – Learn to Swing Dance for FREE! 🎶
Ever dreamt of mastering the Lindy Hop or busting out some Charleston at your end of year shin dig? Your moment has arrived! Swing On In is delighted to offer FREE beginner swing dance classes for a fantastic four weeks, starting from Wednesday, October 18th through to Thursday, November 9th! And guess what? We’re bringing this offer to both the Gold Coast and Mullumbimby!
So, if you’ve ever wanted to take the leap onto the dance floor, there’s no better time than now. It’s on us!
Know someone who’s been hesitating? It’s time to give them a gentle nudge by tagging them in this post! Let’s spread the joy of this amazing dance far and wide! Don’t forget this is partner Dance so feel free to tag as many leads as possible as well as follows!
This offer is open to all newbies who’ve never tried swing dancing before. No need to book in advance—just Swing On In!
Here are the details:
🗓️ Wednesdays – Gold Coast – Mermaid Beach Bowls Club – 7:45 PM
🗓️ Thursdays – Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club – 7:45 PM
Get ready to dance @ Swing On In! 💃🕺 #SwingDance #LindyHop #Charleston #FreeClasses

Spotlight on a Swing On In Shining Star – Our Italian Bouncing Beauty!

When Melissa bounced into Swing On In for the first time you could not help but notice her.  All smiles, full of bounce and excitement!  Since then she has become a special part of our Swing On In Family and I wanted to shine a little light of her and her god given talents outside of dancing!

Melissa relocated from Italy directly to Byron 11 years ago. She was born in Italy, in a small village nestled between the Alps and the Venetian Gulf. Her passion for dance became evident to her parents when she was just 3 years old, as she would gracefully move to the classical music they played on vinyl records.  They enrolled her in classical ballet classes, which she pursued for a decade before exploring various other dance styles such as hip hop, West African, Caribbean dancehall, Charleston and now Lindy Hop!

Dancing runs in Melissa’s family, with her parents having met on the dance floor. They danced together, engaging in Irish dancing, medieval dances, and her mother even teaches belly dancing, among other dance forms.

Aside from her love for  dance, Melissa has also been a holistic therapist for many years, specializing in Shiatsu therapy, massage therapy, energy healing, and Theta healing.  Lst week at class I mentioned that I was getting numbness in my fingers and my should was locked up.  Melissa started working on me with Gefry and I have to say, whatever she/they did it worked as no numb fingers now!

Melissa is multilingual and proficient in four languages inlcuding: Italian, French, Spanish, and English and is also a biker, a devoted cat mom, an environment and animal welfare ethicist , and a radio host on Bay FM, where she hosts her ethnic Italian “That’s Amore” show every Wednesday – Tune in and check it out!

Thanks Mel for lighting up our world!

A Message Mel:  “Thank you so much for this, I am so happy to be part of this community, Thank you for making me feel welcome and appreciated, for inspiring me and pushing me to improve.  I hope you know how much of an impact you have on people, the joy you create..dancing is healing.  Mel”

Farewell to Shamus

🎉🕺 Celebrating Our Beloved Shamus 🕺🎉

What a night to remember! The Swing On In community came together to bid a heartfelt farewell to one of our most cherished leads and the handsomest Shamus!

First and foremost, a huge shoutout to Ian for graciously providing the venue for this memorable soirée. You’ve always been a pillar of support for our community, and this night was no exception. 🏠👏

The dance floor was on fire as everyone came out to groove and celebrate Shamus in style. The music was swinging, the laughter infectious, and the dance moves, well, they were just spectacular! 💃🕺

It’s moments like these that remind us of the incredible bonds we’ve forged within the Swing On In family. The joy of dancing, the camaraderie, and the shared love for all things swing have brought us together in the most beautiful way. 🤗❤️

Shamus, you will be sorely missed on the dance floor, but we wish you nothing but the best on your new journey. Your charisma and talent have always lit up our nights, and we know you’ll continue to shine wherever you go. 🌟

Here’s a video of our last dance! 


Upcoming Workshops

Learn the California Routine:  A world renowned and popular dance routine

THIS SUNDAY – 8th October – Mullumbimby Ex Services Club – 11am NSW Time – 2pm (Includes a Lunch Break)
Learn the California Routine. This routine is world-renowned and what so great about it has a bit of everything in a performance routine .. it has dynamic basics, aerials, Charleston , shim sham and more . It’s a classic and one every performing troupe should know.
$40pp cash on the day
Jump in the Jam Circle with us:  Sunday 22 October – $50pp – Gold Coast Studio – Must have a partner
11am QLD TIME – 3pm (Includes a Lunch Break)
Jump in the Jam circle!! in this workshop we will help you develop an 8 x 8 performance spotlight piece that you can jump into any jam circle at any event and shine spectacularly.
This will be done to the song sing, sing sing, so have a listen to it and get familiar..
$50pp cash on the day  – Must bring your own partner – we won’t be rotating for this one.
This workshop is limited to 8 Couples as we will be doing this one in our studio.

Upcoming Socials – Spooky Mullum Swings

👻🎃 Get ready to embrace the Halloween spirit and join us for a spooktacular night at Mullum Swings on Friday, October 20th, at 7 PM! 🌙🕷️
🦇 Date: October 20th
🌕 Time: 7 PM
💰 Price: $15 per person
🎶 Entertainment lineup:
– Rhydian Lewis will have you swinging and grooving all night.
– Enjoy the hauntingly good tunes of Swing A Billy Ray.
– and Our very own Miss Charlotte’s Web herself will be there to captivate with her enchanting performance.
🏨 Venue:
Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club
👻 Don’t forget to dress to impress in your spookiest Halloween attire! 👻 The best-dressed will be rewarded with a FREE dance class, so put on your most creative and frightening costumes for a chance to shine on the dance floor!
Mark your calendars, invite your friends, and let’s make this Halloween night one to remember. See you there! 🎃🕺💃 #MullumSwings #HalloweenDanceParty

Upcoming Christmas Shenanigans

🌞🌴 Get ready to sizzle at the Swing On In Tropical Summer Party as we bid farewell to 2023 in style! 🎉🍹
📅 Date: Sunday, December 17th
🏢 Venue: Kingscliff Community Hall, 81 Marine Parade, Kingscliff
🕐 Time: 1 PM NSW Times onwards
This year, we’re taking you to a glorious mid-century modern venue with doors that open up to the beach, creating the perfect backdrop for a memorable day of dancing and fun!
🍹 Bring Your Own:
It’s a BYO occasion, so grab your favorite beverages and let’s toast to the year’s end together. 🥂
💲 Entry Fee:
Entry is just $10 at the door, ensuring an affordable and fantastic day for all.
🎶 Entertainment:
Stay tuned for updates on the fantastic entertainment we have in store for you. It’s going to be a surprise worth waiting for!
🌺 Dress to Impress:
Put on your best tropical summer outfits because the best-dressed individual will win a FREE dance class with Swing On In – a prize worth millions (figuratively speaking, of course)! 🏆
🌴 Everyone is Welcome:
This event is open to everyone, so invite your friends and family for a day of beachside dancing and pure tropical bliss.
🌟 Proceeds After Costs:
We’re proud to announce that proceeds from this event, after covering costs, will go to support the wonderful work of BFF (Beauties Feeling Fabulous).
So, dust off your summer coconuts, grab your dancing shoes, and get ready to blend some fun into your year-end celebrations. See you on December 17th for a Swingonin Summer Party like no other! 🌞💃🕺🍹 #SwingoninSummerParty #TropicalDanceFiesta

Whats on this weekend

This is where Ray and I will be this weekend:

TOMORROW:  Saturday 7th – We are heading to South Tweed Sports Club to support The Well Swung Daddies as they shoot their new corporate video clip.  3 hours of live music from 12 noon (QLD TIME) – hope to see you there on the dance floor!

SUNDAY: – Mullum Ex Services club from 11am (NSW time) teaching the California Routine Workshop

Whatever you do this week, make sure you carve out at least a phrase of swing dancing to release those happy endorphines!

Love Chrissy & Ray xx

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