ABOUT SWINGTOPIA DANCE
When you dance the Lindy Hop, you can't help but smile. This joy drives Swingtopia Dance Company and its dancers.
Based in Perth, Australia, Swingtopia teaches the vintage swing dances from the 20's, 30's and 40's. Our classes are dedicated to high quality learning, smooth connection with your dance partner, impressive dance moves, and most importantly of all, a lot of fun. We combine the depth of modern technique with the sheer unadulterated exuberance of that classic era.
Classes are drop-in, which means you can join in the dancing any time you like
A variety of swing dances are taught, including the Lindy Hop, LA Style Swing, Boogie Woogie, Balboa, Solo Jazz, and Charleston.
Swing dancing is not only about the dance, as the dancers immerse themselves in the culture of the time and become excited about dressing in the fashion, learning about the culture, and listening to the music. These are the dance's vintage roots, and pretty soon you'll be adding that vintage vibe to your entire wardrobe.
From classes students can go to social dances and ask other people to dance, like it used to be in the good old days. The best part is you can travel around the world and if someone has learnt the Lindy Hop you can dance together even if you don't speak the same language!
"Dance like everyone is watching because dancing is a spectacle, and you might just make someone smile"
~ Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Perth Slam Poet
Azza Gee is the director and founder of the Swingtopia Dance Company
Azza lives and breathes swing dancing. He's a specialist in body movement and body awareness, bringing in-depth knowledge to allow his students to bring to bear the full potential of their bodies. His passion and creativity drive Swingtopia as he seeks to bring the many different swing styles into his dancing and teaching, including the Lindy Hop, Boogie Woogie, Balboa, Solo Jazz, and Charleston.
Azza was inspired to start Lindy Hopping after witnessing the energetic burst of spontaneous creativity on the dance floor. Since then he has trained and danced in all the streets, drinking dens, and market festivals of Perth to become the Fastest Swing Out in the West! He's performed and taught at all manner of events in Perth from charities and weddings, to festivals and balls, and even for the US Consulate General in Perth. He has travelled the globe to dance, DJ, and learn from the best teachers in the world to attain the best techniques available.
Azza has had the honour of teaching two years running at Australia’s largest swing dance camp, Swing Camp Oz. He has directed a swing dance performance team for eight years.