Coming up at Canberra Swing Katz
In addition to our weekly classes, the Katz always have a lot going on! Whether it's putting on workshops, balls or social dances, performing at markets, community events or corporate functions, supporting local bands, or just hanging about having a dance, you're invited to come and find out what Swing dancing's all about! Join in the fun, catch a Kat for a chat or just check out the scene!
It's Christmas time and we want to spend it with YOU!
Join the Swing Katz and ConneXion Big Band for a great night of dancing, food, music, more dancing and great fun. Invite your friends, bring some drinks and get ready to swing it!
Tickets - available at the door, at class or HERE.
Yep it's that time of year again and we've saved the best event for last! The Canberra Swing Katz CHRISTMAS PARTY!!!
Living in Oz it never feels like Christmas until it gets really hot, and Albert Hall on the 8th of December will be getting on like a house on fire as the not to be missed CONNEXION BIG BAND gets us well and truly swinging into the festive spirit.
It's time to eat, drink, and be merry! So sit back, relax, and feel free to bring whatever refreshments you like!
So join us at 7.30pm on Saturday the 8th of December at Albert Hall, and have yourself a merry little Christmas with the Swing Katz!
(Or rather an awesome, massive, never to be forgotten, not easily gotten over, once in a lifetime night of your life!!!) A live Big Band, social dancing, performances, a So You Think You Can Dance competition - is there any way this Swingin' Christmas Party could get any better??!
Halloween Hop - Live band social with Canberra sensation Zackerbilks!
Join us for a fun, Halloween themed social night. Dress to impress with your best spooky halloween costume!
$20 - Includes class and social
*IMPORTANT INFO FOR OUR REGULAR DANCERS*:
Intermediate class will be at 6.30pm for tonight only to allow for more social dancing time! Thank you for your understanding.
Beginner's will be at the usual 7.30pm time.
Majura Hall, Dickson
BYO Drinks and Nibbles
Guest Teacher Kate Patsky
To kick off Balboa for July, we've got a very special treat! Special guest teacher Kate Patsky is joining us from Sydney for 1 night only on July 4.
Don't miss this chance to come and learn from one of Australia's best and lovliest Bal dancers! Kate is not only a fab dancer with years of balboa expertise, a well-known competitor and saught after social dancer, she's also super fun and one of the nicest, most engaging people you'll meet.
Fantastic for any bal dancer with the basics under their belt, this'll be 1 hour of top notch instruction for just your regular class price of $12 or you pass.
See you on the dance floor!
Welcome to all the tantalizing details about our upcoming workshops and social weekend with international teachers Peter Flahiff and Lauren Smith!
Shake That Thing is packed full with 4 parties, 2 whole days of workshops including all you need to see instant improvement in your dancing, as well as spotlight classes on Shag and Slow Bal, a master class for advanced dancers and Q&A all about social dancing!
Details and Registration Here!
Nothing boosts your dancing enthusiasm and confidence like immersing yourself in a weekend of workshops!
We are so excited to be able to bring you the opportunity to learn from some of America's most sought after teachers and social dancers. With over 30 years of combined experience, from the home of Lindy Hop, Peter and Lauren have a wealth of knowledge about all the swing styles that most of us can only dream of.
It's a huge step for Swing Katz to bring out an international guest teacher, and until you experience it for yourself, you can only imagine how exciting and satisfying it is to spend a weekend learning from teachers like Peter and Lauren.
Workshops provide a really fun way to get a fresh perspective, learn at lot about yourself and just enjoy. We believe that through this experience, you and those around you will grow as dancers and find new things to enjoy about dancing, and that's always great for the scene!
Still unsure? Have to chat to your teachers or any experienced Swing Katz about their experiences. We'll be happy to answer any questions you might have.
We're Brunching Again!
The Deck at Regatta Point
10.30am Sunday November 13
Dancing. Food. Fresh Air.
What more could you want?
We had such a great time last month, we're doing it all again!
Come join us at The Deck at Regatta Point for Brunch at 10:30am this Sunday! There will be delicious food, picturesque views, music, and of course plenty of dancing to get you ready for the week to come. This is also a great opporunity to get to know your fellow dancers! So come have a coffee and a chat with us!
Everyone is welcome to attend! And there is no entry fee - only the cost for your own meal and/or drinks.
Don't forget to dress up in your favourite vintage attire! If the weather permits there may be a nice photo opporunity over the lake.
Wet weather contingency - yummy brunch inside, but no dancing :-(
We hope to see you there!
Celebrating World Lindy Hop Day May 26!
The world celebrates Frankie Manning's birthday...
...and so do we!
With Live Band M3!
Dancing at Old Bus Depot Markets
Every 6 Weeks the Katz get out and about at the Old Bus Depot Markets - come and check it out or join in for a dance!
The Canberra Swing Katz Christmas Party is back on Saturday 9th December, featuring Leisa Keen and her swingin six and the infamous So You Think You Can Dance competition!
So select your suit, pick a petticoat, and get ready to swing into the festive season with an evening of live music, dancing, performances and friends (and don't forget the ever-popular pot luck dinner)
Bring a dish!
Bring a drink!
Bring a friend!
Bring your fine selves!
We will see you there!
Tickets: $20 at the door
Sign ups for SYTYCD are right here! Comment here on the event with you partner's name, it's that simple! Enter as a couple, get assigned a random dance style. You'll have 1 week to choreograph 1 minute in that style (more info when you sign up). Join in for a creative challenge and a whole lot of fun!
Swing Katz Speakeasy!
Feel the joy of social dancing!
With a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, our fortnightly social dances are the perfect opportunity to meet the scene, enjoy your new skills or just check out what swing dancing is all about!
Fortnightly at Majura Hall, Dickson
Next Social dates:
Feb 4, 18
March 3, 17, 31
Merimbula Jazz Festival
Catch the Katz dancing up a storm to some of the best music in the country!
We'll be running workshops, performing with Big Bands, appearing in the Jazz Parade and dancing up a storm!