Through improvisation, jazz teaches you about yourself. And through swing, it teaches you that other people are individuals too. It teaches you how to coordinate with them. Wynton Marsalis

Well hello there and thanks for supporting our growing Swing Dance Community here on the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers.

As you know I don’t spit our many newsletters, rather I gather enough and then every couple of months push out one jam packed full of info of you.  This rest you will hear at classes or on social media, although, I try and use our webpage more often for updates as you know how inconsistent and wishy washy FB can be at the moment.  Also, there are so many now turning off socials altogether so I will try and keep the website more current and active.  So many plans for this year to make up for last and we are busy busy behind the scenes I promise!  We will also be looking at running workshops on different dance styles and aerials mid year and will keep you posted plus popping up in odd places to spread the joy and spread the word and you will all be invited!

Whats in here:

  1. Classes
  2. Socials
  3. Swing Fit
  4. The Harvest Moon Swing Ball & Cooly Rocks On
  5. Bleach Festival
  6. WWII Blitz Party @Mo’s
  7. Greazefest
  8. Groups to Join
Gold Coast and Mullumbimby are full of laughs and learnings and we love seeing the new connections and new friendships being made.    Mullumbimby Covid Regs have eased allowing us to have 50 dancers in the room which is great and boy, just in time as Mullum is growing.  Gold Coast has seen its fair share of new faces and thanks to our regulars for making them all feel so welcome that they keep coming back!   I have listed the links to your groups below and encourage you to join and use, if you want to share info, hitch a ride, ask a question to fellow dancers, organise get togethers etc etc then groups is the way to communicate.

SOI Socials:

MULLUM:   Next Mullum Swing Night will be SATURDAY 17TH APRIL 2021 – Mullum Swings with Sebastiaan and special guest newcomer DJ’s to keep you on the dance floor all night!.
7pm start (NSW time)
Donation at the door to cover artists and costs
Restaurant opens at 5.30 (NSW time)

GOING FORWARD: the 3rd Friday of every month we will hold our regally Mullum Swings Social dance at the club and we are so blessed that we will have either Rhydian Lewis or Sebastiaan OR both each month along with new up and coming stars to showcase their talents for us and to keep your dancing not he dance floor…

GOLD COAST:  Looking at creating a social gathering/event around The Hot Potato Band on Saturday 8th May at Burleigh Bazaar. They have room to dance and tickets on sale. I will do a seperate post about arranging this.

Swing Fit: Another Arm to Swing On In…

Thanks to some of our Swing On In Troupe dancers and to Aik and Johanka for footage


If you love to dance, love great music, and want to get fit!  No partner required!   Join the latest fitness craze to hit the Gold Coast…. SWING FIT

Times and days:

Monday 7.00am & 5.30pm

Wednesday 7.00am & 5.30pm

Friday 7.00am

Join our newsletter via website:  www.swingonin.com.au if interested in keeping up to date with new classes as they come on board.

Venue:  The Northern Pavillion – Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport (Right next door to the Rotary White Chapel)Swing Fit is part of the Active and Healthy Program run by the City of the Gold CoastCall us if you have any questions or if you get lost along the way and need some directions:  Ray:  0408306560


Swing Fit is about having fun whilst getting fit.  Activating the mind and the body, improving co-ordination and balance.

Swing Fit will keep you smiling whilst you are working at it all! A choreographed series of Jazz and Swing Dance Steps done to the fabulous sounds of Big Bands, Jazz, Neo Swing and Modern Swinging sounds.

Swing Fit:

*  releases endorphins that make you happy,

*  engages both your right and left brain

*  enhances and strengthens your memory

*  works on your core muscles

*  increases your balance

*  Stretches you out and works on your flexibility

(All this for $5 – no bookings Required) What a way to start or end your day!

Run by husband and wife team who run the largest Swing Dance School on the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers (www.swingonin.com.au) and with 25 years experience, Ray and Chrissy are passionate about getting you up and out the door to start your day with not only exercise for the body but for the mind and the spirit as well.

The Harvest Moon Swing Ball & Cooly Rocks On

COOLY ROCKS ON – 9-13 June 2021

Dedicated SWING DJ’s and dance floor throughout festival, Miss CRO and Miss Rockabilly Pageants as hosted by Miss Chrissy, Bands, Cars, Markets and the of course, the main event……

The Harvest Moon Swing Ball   Hosted by Swing On In (CLICK LINK TO SEE LAST YEARS)

It’s on again this year and it will be a sell out show with limited tickets be sure to grab them when related.  I will give you the heads up when they are going on sale but mark the date.
Bands booked (I’ll tell you soon) and the venue will be spectacular..  and GUESS WHAT!!  There’s an AFTER PARTY!  yep, a late night swinging venue with band for us to keep on dancing.  Again, all will be revealed soon!

Friday 11 June, 2021
7.00pm – 10.00pm

LOCATION:  Coolangatta Beachfront


Bleach Festival: 12-22 August 2021

Another festival to mark on the calendar and especially because (can’t giveaway too much) … but the Burleigh Foreshore will be Swinging like never before with dedicated bands, dance floor, socials, classes, battles and demos and a few surprises.  We will keep you posted on specific days and times but check it out and I can’t wait to share this vision with you and more importantly INVOLVE YOU ALL!  Practice up kids.. it will be time to shine!

WWII Blitz Party @Mo’s

WORLD WAR II: AIR RAIDS. An air raid warden setting a blackout time clock indicator at an Air Raid Precautions post on the outskirts of London, England, following the outbreak of World War II, 1939.

Run for cover! The Blitz Party is coming:  Saturday 28th August – Limited Tickets

Taking place in The Vaults of Mo’s Desert Clubhouse which has been transformed to create an air-raid shelter feel, a cavernous den that contains more alcoholic provisions and Blitz spirit than Churchill’s bunker, this night will recreate the wartime glamour of 1940s wartime. Victory curled ladies and uniformed soldiers can expect a night of live music, classic cocktails and 40s-style revelry.

This was one of my all time favourite nights that Swing On In have put on (aside from A Very Swellagant Affair that is!)  – We have been waiting for the right time to do it again and the time is 2021!  Wind your calendars back people and mark that date in your diary!  SATURDAY 28TH AUGUST we will be bunkering down to party like theres no tomorrow. Cost will be $40pp… Details  BOOKINGS LIVE NOW:   LINK to buy tickets HERE



The next GreazeFest will take place over the weekend of Friday July 30 to Sunday August 1, 2021 at Redland Showgrounds, Queensland.

All tickets purchased for GreazeFest 2020 have been rolled over to GreazeFest 2021.

We will be announcing all the news for a Covid Safe GreazeFest event in 2021.


GreazeFest is the utmost kustom kulture event in the Southern Hemisphere, where thousands of rockabilly and hot rod fans roll up for a massive dose of ultra-kool kustom kulture. 

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


  • 21st Anniversary 2021
    Redland Showgrounds
    cnr Long and Smith Streets, Cleveland
  • Friday July 30, 2021 – 7pm to midnight
  • Saturday July 31, 2021 – 10am to 10pm
  • Sunday August 1, 2021 – 9am to 6pm

Groups to Join:




SWING DANCE OZ AND NZ – Rob Bloom is all over it when it comes to listing national and international Lindy Hop Events that we all might be interested in so jump on and join … He’s a legend!

OK, I think thats it.  OH, BTW.. the shoe orders are paid for, just waiting on shipping and will message you all to make payment.  Yay!!  We will all have new shoes!

Swingin Regards,  Chrissy & Ray  xx

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