2 - 4 Feb 2018

Swing Zing's annual lindy hop and solo jazz weekend. Get ready for a whole weekend of workshops from an amazing international instructor, Ryan Francois! Plus social dancing, comps and plenty more!

Online registration has closed but we will have door sales available for the parties and workshops! Just show up and the lovely door people will hook you up.

The Extreme Pass 

A Swing Zing Thing plus A Weekend with the Decavitas

The weekend immediately after ASZT, the Perth Swing Dance Academy are hosting workshops and socials with international instructors, the DecaVita! Hailing from Sweden, Emelie and Rebecka DecaVita have been teaching and performing Lindy Hop and vintage jazz dance since 2006. They are well-known on the International circuit and have won a number of competitions including at Camp Jitterbug, Montreal Swing Riot, and Mid West Lindy Fest. 

So Swing Zing and the Perth Swing Dance Academy are combining forces to bring you the Extreme pass that will grant you access to all of the things at both of these awesome events. That's 4 days of workshop from 3 international superstars of swing and 6 nights of social dancing for just $320!

For more information regarding a Weekend with the DecaVitas, click the image below.

*Note, some classes will require prerequisite knowledge of lindy hop. If you can swing out, you'll be all good. If not, send us a message and we'll let you know if you'll be alright to do the classes.


Passes and Pricing

Passes currently available:

  • The Extreme Pass which gets you into both ASTZ18 and A Weekend with the DecaVits by SDA. That's 4 days of workshops with 3 international superstars of swing for only $320.
  • ASZT Full Pass which will mean you can come along to all of the things, 3 nights of social dancing, 8 workshops with Ryan Francois and a specialty class from Kara Martin! Early Bird price is only $190 then in December it's going up to $230.

Early Bird Pass will be available until the end of November. Individual classes/events, party pass, Saturday pass and Sunday pass will be available from the 1st of December. Click here for more information about passes.

Ryan Francois


Popularly known for his choreography on STRICTLY COME DANCING especially the Charleston routine that earned Chris Hollins & Ola Jordan (aka Team COLA) five 10s and the win in the Strictly finals. Ryan Francois is a two-time winner of the U.S. Open and American Swing Dance Championships and is the foremost authority in the US and UK on all dances connected and related to the Jazz & Swing era - including Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, Jive, Charleston, Tap, Be Bop and Blues. He has most recently finished working on THE STRICTLY TOUR for PHIL McINTYRE and choreographing the Jive & Lindy Hop for the UK series of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE his unique and very modern approach to traditional styles of dance are very much in demand.

Ryan is the founder and Artistic director of the dance Company Swing X - Treme a fusion based group specialising in Ryan’s favourite dance style, The Lindy Hop.


Ryan’s best works to date are for the Broadway show “SWING” nominated for 7 Tony Awards including best choreography, the Disney Motion Picture “Swing Kids” starring Christian Bale & Robert Sean Leonard, and “Do You Come Here Often” winner of the Olivier Award for best entertainment. Other credits include: 

Strictly Dance Fever Seasons 1 & 2 _ BBC Television Featured Performer & Choreographer

Dancing With The Stars _ ABC Network - Guest Artist

Britain’s Got Talent_ITV - Choreographer ‘Candyman’ _ Swing X-Treme and The Irresistibles

The Tony Awards _ The cast of “Swing”  at Radio City Music Hall - Choreographer and Performer.

In a career that has spanned over 20 years he has mad many highlights including:

“Idlewild” with OutKast for it’s innovative fusing of Hip Hop with Swing.

“Dudley Moore A Man For All Seasons” at Carnegie Hall especially meeting and working with Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall.

“The Polar Express” directed by Robert Zemeckis for the simple pleasure of being a dancing Elf.

The 2000 Tony Awards.

His Guest performances with Jenny Thomas for “Dancing With The Stars” and Elton John’s 60th Birthday.

A strict professional and consummate perfectionist Ryan knows that whatever he has done in his career and will do in the future he’ll probably always be best known for those five 10s!