Perth Airstep Exchange 2020
May
22
to May 24

Perth Airstep Exchange 2020

Celebrate World Lindy Hop Day by coming along to train Aerials (just one of the many things Frankie inspired in the swing dance world).

REGISTRATIONS OPEN 1ST OF DECEMBER

*** This will be run differently to your typical swing dance event. The nature of air-steps means that we will be running this event more like a training camp than a dance exchange. The aim of the weekend will be on training air steps. There will be a casual social dances, but they will not be the focus ***

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Springtime Shuffle
Sep
13
to Sep 15

Springtime Shuffle

We're back! Apparently you all quite enjoyed the Shuffle last year so we've decided to give another go!

For our second year we're excited to announce that Julia and John Wharington will be coming back! These two amazing dancers and teachers won our hearts with their classes last year and now they're invested in our little Bal scene and coming back to give us more!

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Performance Ball
Jun
22
6:30 PM18:30

Performance Ball

Door sales will be available from 6pm.

For non dancers that want to see what swing dancing is all about, this is a great event for you! We start the night with a taster class so you can learn a couple of steps and have a dance or two. Plus we plenty of performances from students and teachers to inspire you and show you what we can do.

For students, for 6 weeks leading up to this event, we will be teaching choreography in all our classes. Come to any class for 5 weeks in a row and you will know an entire routine and can perform it at the Ball for your friends and family. It may be scary but this is a fantastic way to push your dancing and have a great time :) Plus you, if you perform, you get free entry to the Ball.

If you don't want to perform, not to worry, you are still welcome to come to classes and learn parts of the routines and you will still have a great time at the ball, there will be performances yes, but there also plenty of social dancing too.

Keep an eye on our monthly newsletter or the Facebook event. for more details.

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Balboa Social
Jun
16
4:00 PM16:00

Balboa Social

Get your Balboa fix at this Monthly event!

FREE entry, great music, awesome humans and fun dances await.

Everyone welcome. Even if you don’t know how to bal, we're happy to show you a step or two to get you going :) Or if you want to do Charleston or Shag or some fast Lindy Hop, that is more than welcome too!

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Late Nite and Jam circle class
May
24
9:00 PM21:00

Late Nite and Jam circle class

  • 180 Charles Street West Perth Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Want to keep dancing after Mustang Bar? We will be playing swing music from 10pm until midnight to keep you grooving.

We will also be facilitating a class before the social so if you would like to attend that, make sure you arrive before 9pm.

Cost:
Class and social, $15
Social only, $5

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Balboa Social
May
19
4:00 PM16:00

Balboa Social

Get your Balboa fix at this Monthly event!

FREE entry, great music, awesome humans and fun dances await.

Everyone welcome. Even if you don’t know how to bal, we're happy to show you a step or two to get you going :) Or if you want to do Charleston or Shag or some fast Lindy Hop, that is more than welcome too!

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Gangbusters
May
8
8:00 PM20:00

Gangbusters

Lindy? Balboa? Shag? Solo? This event has it all and it's ready to push you to your limit!

We're here to reclaim the Perthie title of fastest dancers in Oz. Don't worry, we slow it down to let you catch your breath too.

Come down for our favourite, FREE, monthly event.

FREE events are not easy to keep running as they depend entirely on the good will of the venues and drinks and food that we get when we're there! If you would like for this (and other) free event to continue, please be sure to buy at least 2 drinks (they don't have to be alcoholic of course) or some food from the venue.

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Balboa Social
Apr
21
4:00 PM16:00

Balboa Social

Get your Balboa fix at this Monthly event!

FREE entry, great music, awesome humans and fun dances await.

Everyone welcome. Even if you don’t know how to bal, we're happy to show you a step or two to get you going :) Or if you want to do Charleston or Shag or some fast Lindy Hop, that is more than welcome too!

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Gangbusters
Apr
10
8:00 PM20:00

Gangbusters

Wednesday, 10th of April
8 til late

Lindy? Balboa? Shag? Solo? This event has it all and it's ready to push you to your limit!

We're here to reclaim the Perthie title of fastest dancers in Oz. Don't worry, we slow it down to let you catch your breath too.

Come down for our favourite, FREE, monthly event.

FREE events are not easy to keep running as they depend entirely on the good will of the venues and drinks and food that we get when we're there! If you would like for this (and other) free event to continue, please be sure to buy at least 2 drinks (they don't have to be alcoholic of course) or some food from the venue.

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Copy of Balboa Social
Mar
17
4:00 PM16:00

Copy of Balboa Social

Get your Balboa fix at this Monthly event!

FREE entry, great music, awesome humans and fun dances await.

Everyone welcome. Even if you don’t know how to bal, we're happy to show you a step or two to get you going :) Or if you want to do Charleston or Shag or some fast Lindy Hop, that is more than welcome too!

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Late Nite
Feb
22
9:00 PM21:00

Late Nite

  • 180 Charles Street West Perth Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Want to keep dancing after Mustang Bar? We will be playing swing music from 10pm until midnight to keep you grooving.

We will also be facilitating a class before the social so if you would like to attend that, make sure you arrive before 9pm.

Cost:
Class and social, $15
Social only, $5

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Balboa Social
Feb
17
4:00 PM16:00

Balboa Social

Get your Balboa fix at this Monthly event!

FREE entry, great music, awesome humans and fun dances await.

Everyone welcome. Even if you don’t know how to bal, we're happy to show you a step or two to get you going :) Or if you want to do Charleston or Shag or some fast Lindy Hop, that is more than welcome too!

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Specialty Block - Solo Jazz Rountines
Feb
7
to Feb 28

Specialty Block - Solo Jazz Rountines

Alex knows plenty of routines so rather than just teaching one long routine over 4 weeks, every week hes going to be bringing you a new routine (or part of a routine).

Venue will be changing!

7th of February - Loftus Rec Centre

All other Classes in will be at the Mount Hawthorn Community Centre

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Disney Late Nite
Nov
30
9:00 PM21:00

Disney Late Nite

It was such a hit last time, we’re doing it again…

DISNEY LATE NITE

There is a bunch of awesome swing tunes in these movies and our DJs will be spinning them all night long for you to enjoy.

Starting at 9pm we will be holding a beginners air step class. We would have just had an entire month of air step classes in our specialty block so we thought we’d keep the theme going for this event.

Then at 10pm the social dancing will commence. Feel free to dress up if you like as there are plenty of options to choose from. Maybe one of the classics like Pinocchio or Snow White, or perhaps something more modern like Moana or Frozen. There’s lots of good stuff to choose from!

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Bal Social
Nov
18
4:00 PM16:00

Bal Social

Get your Balboa fix at this Monthly event!

FREE entry, great music, awesome human and fun dances await.

Everyone welcome. Even if you don’t know how to bal, we will show you. Or if you want to do Charleston or shag, that is more than welcome too!

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September Late Nite
Sep
28
9:00 PM21:00

September Late Nite

  • 180 Charles street West Perth Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Friday the 28th at Royal Park Hall, North Perth

9pm
Starting the night we will be holding a social solo jazz class. This will be about improving everyone's improvised solo jazz. This is an open level so everyone will be welcome to join in.

10pm
Following on from that we will be holding a swing dancing social. Solo Jazz, Lindy hop, Bal, Shag and blues will all be covered musically :)

Cost
$15 for the class and social
$5 for just the social

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Springtime Shuffle
Sep
14
to Sep 16

Springtime Shuffle

Get ready for a whole weekend of workshops and dancing!

 

We are so lucky and excited to announce that the swoon-worthy John & Julia Wharington will be coming over from Melbourne for a whole weekend of workshops, socials and all around fun times

All the details are being put up on the dedicated Springtime Shuffle page so just click here for all the info.

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Sep
9
1:00 PM13:00

Bal Blitz

Sunday, Aug 26th - 1pm until 3pm

This is a two hour fast track to get you social dancing balboa as fast as possible!

Fiona and Jethro will be recapping the fundamental rhythms of pure bal and bal swing and then teaching a couple of the most common moves that are necessary for the balboa development classes.

There will also be a social following this workshop so you can practice all the things you learnt :)

Cost $20

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Aug
26
3:30 PM15:30

Balboa Social

Sunday, Aug 26th - 3.15pm until 5pm

Wonderful balboa music from DJ Royce and wonderful balboa dancers. Thus is a perfect chance to practice all the thing learnt in the Bal Blitz that is happening before this social.

Everyone welcome including anyone wanting to do Collegiate shag or fast Lindy.

Cost: FREE  :)

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Specialty Class - Collegiate Shag Block
Jun
7
to Jun 28

Specialty Class - Collegiate Shag Block

Collegiate Shag was an enormously popular dance in the swing era. Luckily for us, it is making a resurgence now! 

The first week will be an introduction to shag so definitely beginner friendly. But then the following 3 weeks will be aimed more at an intermediate level so we strongly recommend coming to the class on the 7th of June if you have never done shag before.

Our weekly specialty for the month of June will be Collegiate Shag. Then means every Thursday at 6.30pm at the Mount Hawthorn Community Center, we will have a collegiate shag class.

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Late Nite for World Lindy Hop Day
May
25
9:00 PM21:00

Late Nite for World Lindy Hop Day

Come celebrate World Lindy Hop Day with us (after the Mustang Mixer put on by the PSDS).

We have a special class firstly where you get to learn the first air step ever documented (Invented by Frankie Manning)*

Then social dance the night away 

World Lindy Hop Day is an international celebration of the dance we enjoy so much. It is celebrated on Frankie Manning birthday each year who was one of the best lindy hoppers in the 30s, one of the biggest influences during the lindy revival, and he invented air steps!

Cost:
$15 for the class and social
$5 for just the social

*This air step is beginner friendly but the fly does go upside down. So for safety reasons we will not be rotating during this class. Keep an eye on this page and we'll post more details soon :)
Click here to go to the Facebook event

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Performance Ball 2018
May
19
7:00 PM19:00

Performance Ball 2018

Our annual performance ball is upon us. Our students will be hard at work leading up to this event to learn an entire swing dance routine! Come and celebrate all their hard work and join us for a night of social dancing and entertainment.

Here's a quick run down for the nights festivities:

7pm - Doors open
7.15pm - Taster class "An Introduction to Swing Dancing!"
8.30pm - Performance by Applecross Lindy 1, Mount Hawthorn Lindy 1 and Balboa
9.30pm - Performance by Applecross Lindy 2, Mount Hawthorn Lindy 2 and Rhythm Riot

Plus lots of time for social dancing and food/drinks in between :D

Click here for the Facebook event.

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May
9
8:00 PM20:00

Gangbusters!

Lindy? Balboa? Shag? Solo? This event has it all and it's ready to push you to your limit!

We're here to reclaim the Perthie title of fastest dancers in Oz. Don't worry, we slow it down to let you catch your breath too.

Come down for our favourite, FREE, monthly event.

Don't forget to stay hydrated and get a tasty tasty drink from the bar!

Click here for our Facebook event

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