TEL: 0402 489 967

0402 489 967

Our Classes

Swingtime Studios

26-28 Cook Rd

Marrickville

Miss Peaches
(in the function room)

201 Missenden Rd

Marlborough Hotel, Newtown

Choose a Dance Class

Group classes Classes

This class is aimed at absolute beginners.  We run these classes in a fun and casual atmosphere which we learn the basics.  It lots of fun and a great way to meet new people.

Private Lessons

We offer private lessons in Swing (lindy hop) Rock'n'Roll and balboa. They are normally held in our Studio at Marrickville.  If you need a hand perfecting your style, technique or just want to learn from scratch we can Help you.

Wedding Dance Private Lessons

Traditional waltz and ballroom

Contact Frank 0410684528

 

Swing or Rock'n'Roll

Contact Sharon 0402489967

sharon@swingtimeaustralia.com

FAQ's

Do I need to register?

No you don't simply turn up on week 1 or 2 of a cycle and away you go.

Do I need a partner?

No you don't lots of people come on their own.

Wedding Dance

Decide on your class, or call us and we help you find a class that fits your schedule.  We accept AmericanExpress, Visa and Mastercard.

Our Dances

Lindy Hop.

 

Lindy Hop evolved in the early 1930s. It is a dance of African American origin characterized by a high degree of physical vigor.[6] It is characterized by an 8-count circular basic or "swing out" and has an emphasis on improvisation and the ability to easily adapt to include other steps in 8-count and 6-count rhythms. The name "Lindy Hop" is often attributed to "Shorty" George Snowden during an interaction with a reporter who asked him what kind of dance they were doing. Because Charles Lindbergh had just made his famous solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean, Shorty George is said to have replied, "the Lindy Hop." Whether it was Shorty George who coined the name is disputed by some writers, but, in any case, the name stuck.[7] The Savoy Ballroom in Harlem was the home of the Lindy Hop. It attracted a variety of people such as, African Americans, European Americans, the middle class, tourists, blue-collar workers and many more.

Balboa

 

Balboa, also known as "Bal" is an eight-count dance that's done in closed position. The earliest form of the dance (often called "Pure Balboa") evolved in the mostly conservative dance halls of southern California where space was limited and strict codes of conduct were enforced. These dance halls usually prohibited the wild kicks of the Charleston and Lindy Hop. Pure Balboa is characterized by an upright posture with partners standing chest to chest. There are no spins or turns and the dancers remain in contact through the upper chest at all times. Not leaving much scope for variations, pure Balboa is an intrinsically very simple dance. The few step variations generally play with the rhythm or look and feel (style) from below the knee downwards and deal with changes in direction. Balboa is frequently danced to fast jazz (usually anything from 180 to 320 BPM beats per minute), though many like to Balboa to slower (170-190 BPM)

Rock ’n’ Roll

 

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(in the function room)

201 Missenden Rd

Marlborough Hotel, Newtown

Monday - Balboa

Next Cycle Starts

24th July 2017

Swingtime Studio Marrickville

7pm Beginners $16

8pm Intermediate $18

Teachers

Sharon & Nathan

Tuesday - Rock 'n' Roll

Next Cycle Starts

1st August 2017

Swingtime Studio Marrickville

7pm Beginners $16

8pm Intermediate $18

Teachers

Sharon & Vic

Wednesday - Swing (Lindy Hop)

Next Cycle Starts

2nd August 2017

Miss Peaches Newtown

6.30pm Beginners $16

7.30pm Intermediate $18

Teachers

Sharon & Nathan

Thursday - Rock 'n' Roll

Next Cycle Starts

3rd August 2017

Miss Peaches Newtown

6.30pm Beginners $16

7.30pm Intermediate $18

Teachers

Kerry & Dave

Thursday - Lindy Hop

Next Cycle Starts

3rd August 2017

Swingtime Studio Marrickville

7.30pm Intermediate $18

8.30pm Advanced $20

Teachers

Sharon & Nathan