About Swing It!

All of us here at Swing It believe one of the most important things in life is happiness, or to put it another way…having a ridiculously good time wherever possible.  If you’re like us and you enjoy seeking out fun that’s different to the norm (and exciting to boot) then, like us, you’re going to absolutely love Swing dancing.SaveSave

Every facet of Swing is so exciting and rich that you won’t be able to help but get caught up in it.  We’re all self confessed Jazz music and Jazz history geeks and take pride in teaching classes that not only involve the dancing side but also include great tid bits on the music, clothing and events of the era.  Because of this there’s really no better place in Perth to start your Swing journey than the Swing It Dance School.

Swing It specialises in the authentic dances from the 1920s, 30s and 40s including Lindy Hop, Charleston and more. We run regular classes, workshops and events that focus on the world of Swing music and Swing dancing. Our team includes some of the best dancers in the country including international level teachers and internationally recognised Swing DJs.SaveSave

With new students starting every week our classes have a fantastic social atmosphere (some of our students even bring freshly baked cookies and cakes! We officially have no problem with that). Why not pay us a visit, kick up your heels and prepare to be bitten by the Lindy Bug…if for no other reason than the cookies.

For all further information please contact Swing It! either by phone 0407 086 863 or via email shane@swingit.com.au

Shane & Ruth performing at PIAF

Today Tonight segment on our classes!

Shane & Ruth performing at PIAF

Shane McCarthy
Director

Shane McCarthy

Owner of the Swing It! Dance School, Shane is a world-renown swing dancer who has been instrumental in developing Lindy Hop in Perth.

Ruth Jeffrey
Dance Instructor

Ruth Jeffrey

Ruth Jeffery is easily one of the most impressive follows to ever come out of the Perth Swing scene. With many years of dancing and teaching under her belt Ruth frequently impresses on lookers with her diversity of movement and powerful dancing style.

Cheryl Glasgow
Dance Instructor

Cheryl Glasgow

Cheryl is the undisputed Perth ambassador of Lindy Hop. Always welcoming and friendly, Cheryl embodies the best parts of what Lindy Hop has to offer. 

Robbie Hockley
Dance Instructor

Robbie Hockley

Robbie is lovely, warm and creative on and off the floor. Robbie has been a feature in the Perth scene for some time now and always brings a welcome level of fun and energy to wherever he is. 

Gemma J Frampton
Dance instructor

Gemma J Frampton

Gemma is fiery, bombastic and positive...just like Lindy Hop! Gemma's passion for Lindy Hop is almost unparalleled. 

Dave Hounslow
Dance Instructor

Dave Hounslow

Dave is Swing It's Solo Jazz King. An exceptional dancer that always pushes himself to new heights, Dave is a valued member of our team.

Darrel Horrocks
Dance Instructor

Darrel Horrocks

If Lindy Hop had a Care Bear, Darrell would be it. Warm, welcoming and always ready with a smile, Darrell is Swing It's warm hug.

Judith Carr
Dance Instructor

Judith Carr

Judith is by far the most bubbly and energetic member of the Swing It team. There's never mistaking how much Jude loves Swing dancing because it's written large all over her face.

Adam Collet
Dance Instructor

Adam Collet

Adam is our resident, actual American. America is the land of Swing and Jazz so, clearly, Adam has a leg up due to his nationality...right?

Claire Healy
Dance Instructor

Claire Healy

Claire is the newest member of the team and is already making a big splash. Claire's ever present enthusiasm ensures Kalamunda is always Swinging hard.