Rhythm Rendezvouz

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 a boutique mini-weekender and more; it’s a celebration of the artistry, the rhythm, and the sheer joy of Lindy Hop and Balboa.

The Low Down

The Date: February 10-11

The Venue:

Latin Dance, above King O’Malley’s, Level 2/131 City Walk, Canberra

  • Centrally located with a chic ambiance
  • Amenities include a kitchenette, bathrooms, and comfy couches for your enjoyment

What: Two full days of Lindy and Balboa workshops, a Saturday evening dance, and lots of fun!

Why Attend Rhythm Rendezvous?

Nothing boosts your dancing enthusiasm and confidence like immersing yourself in a weekend of workshops! Until you experience it for yourself, you can only imagine how worthwhile and satisfying it is to spend a weekend learning your favourite dances.

Kickstart Your Dance Year

Embrace the opportunity to kick off the new dance year with fresh concepts, insights, and a burst of energy from Matt Richey. Rhythm Rendezvous is your launching pad for a year filled with dance adventures, adn the perfect way to prep for an upcoming busy year of workshops in Canberra.

Fun-Fueled Workshops

These workshops are designed not just to enhance your skills but to immerse you in the joy of dance. Matt’s engaging teaching style and the vibrant atmosphere guarantee a weekend of fun-filled learning.

Community Connection

Join us to experience the warmth of the swing dance community. Connect with fellow enthusiasts, make new friends, and share the dance floor with a diverse group of passionate people.

Meet Your Teacher: Matt Richey

Matt Richey, California Swing Dance Hall of Fame inductee, is an All Star/Champion level dancer in Lindy Hop, and Balboa and West Coast Swing. His accolades and passion for swing dance make him the perfect guide for your Rhythm Rendezvous experience.

Over the years, Matt has won hundreds of titles in multiple styles of swing, including West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop and Balboa. He is becoming the most recognized crossover dancer in the circuit as well as being a familiar face on the social dance floor everywhere! In 2018 Matt was inducted to the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame. As much as Matt loves swing dancing, he loves teaching and sharing his love for dancing and music just as much! He currently teaches adults and kids in several local schools and studios in Orange County. (From: https://ilindy.com/teacher/matt-richey/)

Matt is not only a celebrated dancer but also a dedicated instructor. He has raised funds to support youth dancers, even taking them to the International Lindy Hop Championships. Matt’s unique crossover style and social dance floor charisma have earned him recognition worldwide, and we are very excited to be introducing him to the Lindy Hop scene in Australia. 

Learn more about Matt Richey: California Swing Dance Hall of Fame | iLindy


Saturday, February 10:

  • 10 am – 12 pm: Lindy Hop – Perfect for those dancing 6 months to 3 years
  • 1 pm – 3 pm: Lindy Hop – Tailored for dancers with 4 years or more of experience

Saturday Evening Dance

  • 8pm-10.30pm at Latin Dance. Band TBA

Sunday, February 11:

  • 10 am – 12 pm: Balboa – Ideal for those dancing 6 months to 3 years
  • 1 pm – 3 pm: Balboa – Geared towards dancers with 3 years or more of experience


We’re dedicated to keeping things affordable and pocket-friendly. You won’t see prices like this on any other Swing dance event, but with the short turnaround, we want to make this as accessible to you as possible. With flexible pass options, you’re sure to find your best fit.

Please review our Code of Conduct and Safe Spaces policy before registering.

Full Pass: $170
Immerse yourself in the full swing experience with unlimited access to all workshop sessions and social dances.

1-Day Pass: $110
Choose your dance adventure with a day pass, granting access to a full day of workshops and social dancing tailored to your schedule and style.

Morning/Afternoon Pass: $60
Flexibility meets rhythm—join us for a morning or afternoon workshop, perfect for those seeking a balanced dance experience on a schedule that suits you. You can mix and match sessions to suit your schedule and dance level needs.

Social Pass: $35
Dive into the nighttime vibes with our Social Dance Only Pass, granting entry to the evening festivities where you can dance, connect, and enjoy the swing community.

Carers’ Pass: Contact info@canberraswingkatz.com for more information about a pass that two carers of dependants can share over the weekend.

Please review our Code of Conduct and Safe Spaces policy before registering.

Still unsure? Have to chat to your teachers about what to expect, or read about past Canberra Swing Katz workshop experiences below.

Thank you soooooo freaking much for putting this event on this year. Best fun, best dances, and the needed injection of inspiration I needed.

It ran so smoothly, the smiling faces were an added bonus, and seeing everyone dancing my favourite dances was just pure delight.

First workshop I’ve attended in over 10 years and it was amazing! Thanks to the teachers and to the Swing Katz for organising 😃

Latin Dance, above King O’Malley’s, Level 2/131 City Walk, Canberra

February 10-11, 2024