Styles we teach
'Swing dancing' is the term used to cover a wide range of styles danced to jazz music. There's dozens of them - each with their own unique movements and forms of expression. Depending on who you are, you might naturally find you connect more strongly to one form than another, so we encourage you to try as many different styles as you can!
Below are the styles of swing dancing we currently teach. We're constantly looking to expand this list, so let us know if there's a particular style you're after and we'll do our best to cater to it!
The Lindy hop is an jazz roots dance, born in streets and ballrooms of Harlem, New York City in 1928. It gained widespread popularity in the 30's and 40's in the height of the jazz age. With a 'renaissance' in the late 80's, swing dancing is experiencing a new age of popularity, and has evolved alongside jazz music to become the global phenomenon it is today.
Blues dancing is a family of historical vernacular dances that developed alongside the blues music it was born from. It has strong ties to the cultural history of black America and has since evolved to encompass many other branches withing the 'blues dancing' family tree.
Workshops are a great way for dancers to get that little bit extra out of their dancing. Catered to many different levels of dancig, they're a fun and challenging way to learn new things outside of regular classes.
We run a regular workshop every month aimed at intermediate to advanced dancers. This is your place to incorporate fun, inspiration and style into your social dancing.
Swing dancers are a travelling bunch, and we often have amazing teachers from all over New Zealand visit our windy city to teach one-off workshops and attend events. Keep an eye out on our Events Page & Facebook for more details for when these happen.