Latest news 7th February 2017

Hello everyone! We hope you’re having a swell 2017 so far and are getting out on the dance floor a bunch. We’ve got lots of stuff happening this month (solo jazz! balboa! grad dance!), all of the details are below. February also signals the beginning of Adelaide Fringe and there is lots of stuff to check out including The Swinger’s ClubJazz High TeaCalifornia Crooners Club, and Soweto Gospel Choir just to name a few. Get out there and get inspired!

Luna and the Swing Out Adelaide team: Katey, Vedrana, Jarryd, Marcus, Beck and Jen


Solo jazz jam – tonight!

Join us for the first of our 2017 monthly solo jams! All are welcome to play with rhythms and shapes.

6.45pm: Solo jazz essentials – suitable for total beginners. We’ll look at some of the basics and work on vocabulary

8.00pm: Jazz jamming – this class focuses on improvisational skills, jam skills and working in a group. Some solo experience is required but more importantly a sense of adventure and willingness to give it a go.

9.00pm: Social dancing to put the skills to use!

$17 per class or $25 for two
OR use your 6 class pass


Introducing Balboa classes!

We’re very excited to be adding Balboa classes to our regular timetable. We’re kicking off with a free come and try class on 20th February and then our first 6 week beginner course commences 27th February.

What’s Balboa? Balboa is a type of swing dance that originated in Southern California in the 1930s and 40s. It’s all about rhythm, fancy footwork and connection with your partner. It has a close embrace which grew out of necessity to allow for dancing in packed ballrooms. It’s super fun and addictive!

Upcoming classes

Tues 7th Feb – Solo jazz jam – Details

Sun 19th Feb – Adelaide Fringe workshop – Details

Mon 20th Feb – Free come and try balboa – Details

Mon 27th Feb – 6 week beginner course Balboa – Details

Thurs 2nd March – 6 week beginner course Lindy Hop – Details

Graduation Dance – 23rd February

Step right up and see the swinging sights at our traditional Graduation Dance! Acrobats, clowns, contortionists, and punters alike are welcome as we dance the night away to some of Adelaide’s best DJs, and welcome the newest dancers to our community. Why not try your luck in our Jack n Jill competition?

Costumes highly encouraged!

Thursday 23rd February
$10 or free for Graduates

At Swing Out Adelaide we are committed to providing a safe space for everyone to enjoy jazz and dance, which is free of harassment and discrimination. No one regardless of age, gender, or dance experience has the right to make you feel unsafe. If at any time you need help, are injured and/or require medical attention, feel unsafe, harassed, or want to let us know about inappropriate behaviour you can speak to your teacher at a class or social, email or call Luna on 0402 273 745. We’ve got your back.

What’s On

If you want to see what dancing is available each week, be it Lindy Hop, Blues, Balboa or Shag check out Swing and Blues Dancing in Adelaide’s handy guide. You can also join the Facebook group here. For interstate events check out the Facebook group Swing Dance in Oz and NZ.

Contact us…

If you have any questions about our upcoming classes or events, please don’t hesitate to email or phone 0402 273 745. You can also find us on Facebook here.