SwingMania is Launceston's school for swing dancing. Come along Wednesday evenings for a fun and friendly learning environment.
No need to book, no experience or partner required, just come along, look forward to seeing you there!
The music of the 1920's-50's inspired swing dancing, getting jitterbugs on the floor for almost 100 years.
Our classes cover Lindy Hop, 6 beat, Charleston and other dances from the era. No partner or experience required - and within minutes you'll have your toes tapping!
First Class of 2021!
Wednesday 3rd February 2021
Launceston North Uniting Church Hall
128-132 George Town Road, Newnham
Classes will be tailored to best educate all students on the various Swing Dance styles while maintaining compliance with all current Government restrictions, and hygiene practices. Please see our COVID Update below.
If you have any questions or concerns don't hesitate to contact us via facebook or email.
6.30pm – Foundations ($15 visitors price for the whole night!)
Designed to get you moving and on the dance floor, we'll cover some achievable moves and footwork that will have you looking and feeling like a real jitterbug out there!
7.15pm – Social Dancing ($5, includes Tips & Tricks)
An opportunity to practice your foundations moves or just come along for the social. With great DJ tunes provided.
7.45pm – Tips & Tricks
Developing ideas, moves and technique, this is a place to stretch your dance mind and body and really strut your stuff.
Classes rotate between 6 beat, Lindy Hop (8 beat) and Charleston.
No experience or partner required, no need to register, just turn up wearing comfortable shoes and clothes you can move in!
If you are unable or uncertain about attending an in-person class. Please contact us for access to our Live online stream of the class.
Due to current restrictions and hygiene protocols we ask that all students please comply with the following when attending classes:
Payment: Please pay with exact change where possible, or make use of the EFTPOS facilities.
When arriving: After paying please immediately proceed to hand washing facilities. Please do not move chairs closer to others. When class is called to start please find an open space on the floor and stick to it unless otherwise instructed. Social distancing is key, please under no circumstances hug or shake hands (even if you’re so happy to see friends again).
Recording: Our classes will be filmed for those who can't attend, if you would prefer to not be recorded take a spot closest to the walls (camera is focused on teachers).
Hand sanitiser: We have plenty of hand sanitiser, please use it throughout class especially if you have touched your face or have had to cough or sneeze.
Feeling unwell?: Keeping our students and teachers safe is our number one priority, if you feel unwell or may have been in contact with someone with Covid or have traveled overseas in the last 14 days it is vital you stay at home. Please let us know and we’ll make sure you can ‘attend’ virtually.
Class cap: To ensure proper social distancing we have a capacity limit for our classes. Please arrive promptly to ensure your place in the class. We would hate for you to miss out!
Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions on concerns.
Join our facebook group here for regular updates of information.
Saturday 23rd January: Return to Harvest Market!
We are excited to announce that SwingMania is returning to our regular busking spot at Harvest Market.
Join us for a social dance or just pop by for a coffee. 10:30am - 12:30pm
Wednesday 27th January 6:30pm: Welcome Back Social and Special General Meeting.
Start the new year with a fantastic night of dancing at the Royal Oak Hotel and a brand new constitution and membership system. We need your help to pass the constitution so we can become an incorporated association.
Order dinner if you like and join us for a short meeting, followed by a free beginners class and an evening of social dancing!
Under our current system, you are a member, and entitled to vote at the meeting if you have attended 4 dance classes with SwingMania in the last 12 months. Contact us if you are unsure of your membership status or have any questions.
Wednesday 3rd February: First Class of 2021!
Launceston North Uniting Church Hall, 128-132 George Town Road, Newnham
See above for class details or join our facebook group HERE for regular updates.