The Swingtopia Crew had the honour of performing at the 4th of July Celebrations for the Perth US Consulate! We got to dance in the River Room at the Optus Stadium which had a magnificent view of Perth! The theme of this 4th of July was the American Moon Landing of 1969. This meant we had to dance to space themed music from the 60's and 70's!!
We kicked the proceedings off with a dynamic performance filled with air steps to one of my favourite songs, "Your Love Keeps Liftin
Every year between Christmas and New Year's Eve, a bunch of swing dancers hole themselves up in a hotel in North Carolina and all there is to do is take dance classes and dance all night. It's a bit of a timewarp back to the 1930's when there was no TV and all there was to do was go to live bands and dance in giant ballrooms. This camp is known as Lindy Focus, and last year was its 17th year. Every day the dancers get to wake up, and are treated to a smorgasbord of dance cl
There's two reasons to party at Swingtopia this December. To remember the year that was, and celebrate that Swingtopia has been running for two years!
And after sitting for way too long on social media, Azza could use a dance or two, because that's what it's all about!
It's a fantastic achievement, so come and celebrate with Swingtopia's final party for the year, with the talents of Swingin' at the Savoy at the helm.
Swingin' at the Savoy will play music for Lindy Hop a
Spring is here, and in the spirit of life anew, Swingtopia presents a free Intro to Swing Dance class!
Start something new in your life, and bring your friends along to experience this awesome dance.
Come along even if you've had some dance experience, to meet new people, learn some new moves, and have lots of fun!
It's impossible not to have a smile on your face when you're dancing this original vintage dance from the 1930's and 1940's.
You don't need any experience,
In which I talk a little about Frankie Manning, the history of Lindy Hop, and how to move forward from cultural appropriation. If you haven't read Part I yet, click here to go to Part I. I was inspired to write about the cultural appropriation of Lindy Hop after reading a friend’s thesis on Aboriginal culture being shared with the rest of Australia. I saw many parallels between African-Americans and Australian Aborigines, and I was very impressed by the four types of cultur
Cultural appropriation is a hot topic currently sweeping the internet. There are questions regarding whether Lindy Hop has been appropriated from the African-Americans who first created the dance. As dancers, do we profit from Lindy Hop without permission from African-Americans? Or worse, do we profit from Lindy Hop, while implicitly condoning the oppression of African-Americans by being silent? Let’s start by talking about what it is. Cultural appropriation is when someon
Start your weekend early and enjoy a night of cool jazz. Begin with a free dance class followed by live jazz music where you can bust out your newly learnt moves!
Swingtopia Dance is putting on a completely free beginner swing dance class upstairs at the Wembley Hotel. It's on Thursday 22nd March, 7-8pm, and you don't need to book.
Afterwards there'll be a live jazz band downstairs that you can either sit and enjoy with a drink, or dance like a 1920's mofo! And with the n
Swingtopia Dance is a new dance school dedicated to that thoroughly modern phenomenon - swing dancing! If you're new to swing, it's a popular partner dance where you can meet great people and have loads of fun. You can even dance solo with some flashy Charleston moves and impress everyone in sight! If you're old to swing, join us as we not only bring you Lindy Hop and Balboa, but give you tasters of other great dances such as 1920's Charleston, Authentic Jazz, Air Steps (a f