Swing till the Floor Smokes!

A Connexion Big Band event

Saturday 23rd March

Come out and dance to the music of Chick Webb, Gene Krupa and Benny Goodman, or just sit and enjoy the swing band vibe of the ’30s and 40s. If you’re not already a swing dancer but you would like to get started, expert instruction will be available before the event kicks off.
This event is co-hosted by ConneXion Big Band and Canberra Swing Katz and is directed by Justin Buckingham.  On this occasion we will be featuring the amazing talents of vocalist Annaliesa Rose.


Tickets Available Here
Adult – $23.90
Concession (seniors; students; children 16 & under) – $19.02
Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) – $62.93
Tickets will also be available at the door (at a higher price). 
Doors open at 6:30 pm, so feel free to bring something to drink and to munch on.
6.30pm – Taster Dance Class
7pm – Band Starts

Rhythm Rendezvous – Lindy and Balboa Weekend with Matt Richey

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Rhythm Rendezvouz – Feb 10-11

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Welcome to Rhythm Rendezvous – Kick Start your Swing in 2024!

Get ready for a swingin’ start to your dance year at Rhythm Rendezvous, a weekend filled with dance, community, and the talent of renowned international guest teacher, Matt Richey.

The perfect way to immerse yourself in new concepts, new friends and great music, Canberra and the dance floor welcome you. Rhythm Rendezvous is more than an event; it’s a celebration of the artistry, the rhythm, and the sheer joy of Lindy Hop and Balboa.

Find all the Details and Register Here!

2024 Classes

Swing Katz Weekly Classes 2024

 Tuesdays – Kingston Thursdays – Dickson
7.30pmBeginners Swing Beginners Swing
8.30pmVariety Courses Intermediate Swing
Tuesday Course Start datesThursday Course Start Dates
Jan 23Jan 25
March 5March 7
April 16April 18
May 28May 30
July 9July 11
Aug 20Aug 22
Oct 1Oct 3
Nov 12Nov 14

Swing dancing originated as a social dance, and that’s how we like to keep it! 

Our courses are designed to get you feeling confident social dancing asap!  Over a 6-week integrated beginner’s course you will learn all the basic steps and fundamental leading/following techniques you need to look and feel great on the dance floor.  You don’t need to bring a partner (though it helps if you can!), and flat, comfy shoes are best.  No pre-registration is necessary, just turn up on the night.

Beginner’s courses run as 6-week blocks introducing you to Charleston and Lindy Hop (the specific style of swing we do).  With an integrated approach, you’ll be able to use both steps as building blocks for your dancing and improvising in no time! Once you complete one Beginner’s course, you’re ready to join the Intermediate course!  It’s best if you can make it each week, but if you miss one or two classes – don’t worry!  Come back as soon as you can on any night and we’ll catch you up.  You can also commence your course in Week 2.


Where: Currie Crescent Community Hall (Canberra Baptist Church), 11 Currie Crescent, Kingston
When: Classes start from 7:30pm


Feb 2 – March 16 – April 27 – June 8 – July 20 – Aug 31 – Oct 12 – Nov 23

Where: Majura Community Hall, 2 Rosevear Place, Dickson
When: Classes start from 7:30pm


$17.50 per night (6 and 10 class passes also available) Cash and eftpos accepted

Bring something to drink and some flat, comfortable shoes.
Partners not needed (but always welcome) as we will be rotating in class

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact The Katz via private message or email at info@canberraswingkatz.com

Christmas Routines!

🎉 Calling All Dancers! 🎉

Are you ready to shine on the dance floor this holiday season? We’re thrilled to invite our regular students to perform Solo and Lindy Hop routines at our upcoming Christmas Ball. 🕺💃

Join us for an exciting journey over the next 3 weeks as we learn and perfect these stunning routines together. It’s your time to take the stage, showcase your talent, and create unforgettable memories at the most magical event of the year!

Solo with Casey and Nikki

Tuesdays in Kingston, 6.30pm

Nov 14 – 28

🎉 Casey and Nikki will be teaching a special 3-week choreography block from Nov 14-28! To make things EXTRA special, you’ll then have the opportunity to perform the routine at the Katz Xmas party on Dec 2nd!! Come boogie with us and send off 2023 in style!

Tuesdays 6:30pm at Currie Crescent Community Centre, Kingston 🥳🎄

Don’t miss this chance to be the star of the show! Let’s make this Christmas Ball a night to remember. 💫🎄

Lindy Hop with Pip and Dean

Thursdays in Dickson, 8.30pm

Nov 16-30

🥳Swing into the festive season with Pip and Dean’s Lindy Hop routine! Join us at the Christmas party for a short and sweet routine that caters to any and all of our regular dancers. It’s your chance to light up the dance floor and be part of a super fun performance! 🕺💃🎄

Battle of the Big Bands Christmas Ball

Christmas Ball at

Albert Hall!

Prepare for a dazzling spectacle with the Savoy-style Battle of the Big Bands, featuring the enthralling sounds of Connexion Big Band and Blamey St Big Band! Canberra Swing Katz and Connexion Big Band proudly present a tribute to the legendary Count Basie, Chick Webb, and the epic 1937 Battle of the Big Bands at the iconic Savoy Ballroom.

Deck yourself out in your vintage best, and bring your favourite festive dishes to share. Join us for a night of swing, rhythm, and unforgettable memories. Seize the opportunity to step into the holiday season with unmatched style! Secure your tickets now for an evening of pure swing bliss.

Early Bird Pricing until 18 Nov – $45

Price at the door – $55

Date and Time Sat 2nd Dec 2023, 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Location Albert Hall, Canberra

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FREE Open Day!

Saturday, Sep 23,


Currie Cres Community Centre, Kingston.

🎉We’re holding an Open Day, where you can dance loads of swing styles all day for FREE!! First-timer friendly, no pre-booking or partner needed.

Dance at any one (or all!) of our drop-in classes any time from 10.30am-6pm (except a lunch break from 12.30-2pm) exploring a range of swing styles.


Things to know:

  • Arrive 10mins early in case classes fill up!
  • If a class is full, grab a coffee in Kingston and come back for the next one 
  • Bring a drink bottle
  • Wear flat, comfy shoes that aren’t too grippy
  • There’s a kitchenette and a play space, so little ones are welcome, though they remain under your supervision
  • Classes will be 45mins long, with a short break to catch your breath between each one
  • Heaps of free parking!

 Open Day Schedule

Dips n Tricks with Pip n Dean

With Tuesday nights making a comeback at our new Kingston venue, we’re excited to be bringing variety courses back too!

Sep-Oct: Dips n Tricks with Pip and Dean

Oct – Nov: Shag with Casey and David

Tuesdays, Sep 12 – Oct 3

8.30pm – 9.30pm

Currie Cres Community Hall, Kingston

If you’ve danced before and wanna get a little bit fancy, try out our Dips n Tricks class straight after beginners to add something special to your dancing!

No need for a partner (this week), wear clothes you can move around and in comfortable and stable shoes.

We recommend coming to the beginner’s class beforehand to warm up. It’s FREE on Sep 12!!

We’ll keep you safe and work to your level, so while some aspects of the class will be a fun challenge, we’ll never ask you to step too far out of your comfort zone. Safety is our number 1 priority

Good to Know:

  • Wear flat, comfy shoes that aren’t too grippy but give you some support
  • Wear comfy clothes that you’re comfy moving around in, that aren’t going to reveal more than you’re willing to share 😉
  • Bring a drink bottle
  • We recommend coming to the beginner’s class beforehand to warm up.

New Tuesday Classes!

🎉 Now you can get your swing dancing fix in a new location, or why not join in twice a week?!

🎉Looking for a dynamic way to get moving, meet awesome people, and add some sizzle to your spring? You’re in luck! Our swing dance classes are tailor-made for you, offering a pocket-friendly, energetic, and unforgettable experience.

🕺 Why dance with Us:
✅ Stay Active & Social: Say goodbye to boredom and hello to fun-filled nights! Our swing dance classes are your ticket to staying active, mingling with new faces, and making the most of your night life

✅ Tuesday Thrills: Get ready to groove on Tuesday nights at Currie Crescent Community Centre, Kingston, starting at 7:30pm. No need to bring a partner or sign up beforehand – just drop in and swing out!

✅ Swingin’ Energy: Embrace the vibrant beats and electrifying moves of swing dancing, adding a fresh twist to your week. Dive into the rhythmic tunes and retro vibes of the 1920s-50s while connecting with fellow students who share your sense of fun.

✅ Wallet-Friendly Fun: Canberra life can be expensive, but your dance journey doesn’t have to be. Join us for just $17.50 per night or grab a budget-friendly 6-week pass for only $80. Swing dancing has never been this kind to your wallet!

✅ No Experience Needed: New to swing dancing? No worries! Our friendly and experienced instructors (all of whom hold championship titles!) will guide you through every step, helping you look and feel great on the dance floor in no time.

📅 Details in a Glance:
🗓️ Tuesday Nights
⏰ 7:30pm
📍 Currie Crescent Community Centre, 11 Currie Cres, Kingston

🌱 Curious to Know More?
Have questions or simply curious about swing dancing? Shoot us an email at info@canberraswingkatz.com or drop us a message. We’re here to give you all the answers you need!

📣 Grab Your Spot!
Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to dance, mingle, and have an absolute blast. See you on the dance floor, ready to swing into spring like never before!

Swing Katz Speakeasy Social Dancing

Our live music socials are back! With a new day and location, 2023 socials are bigger and better than ever! Finish your week and your month with some chill vibes, swinging out to some of the best music in town.

*FLOOR POLICY* Folk Hall has pretty much the nicest dance floor in Canberra, and a strict shoe policy to take care of it. There are no heels, hard soles or soles that will mark the floor allowed. Please don’t wear your street shoes (the ones you wear to arrive) while dancing; Bring some clean, soft-soled shoes to change into, and make sure there aren’t any pebbles or similar stuck to the sole. You will be asked to leave the floor if we think your shoes might mark the floor.

Every last Friday of the month
$20 at the door or pre purchase online

Feel free to bring snacks and drinks, or grab a bite beforehand at the nearby Dickson or Watson shops.

Get into Swing! 2023 Course Dates

On Tuesday and/or Thursday nights YOU could be learning how to do this energetic and tremendously fun social dance! Start in Week 1 or 2 and learn all the basics you need to look and feel great on the dancefloor in just 6 short weeks!

Course dates for 2023 are below, and check out our Classes page for all the details.



Currie Cres Community Centre, Kingston

Drop in classes every Tuesday from Sep 12 – Oct 3

6-Week course starting October 10



Majura Community Hall, Dickson

6-week courses starting October 12, then back in January 😉