About

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.

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.

Swing dancing classes

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.

Swing dancing in Perth

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

The Swing It! Team

Shane McCarthy (Swing It Director)

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Shane McCarthy, owner of the Swing It! Dance School, is also an internationally published author, DJ, 2006 Australian Hellzapoppin Champion and the first international Lindy Hop teacher to come out of Perth.

Apart from teaching weekly in Perth, Shane also teaches internationally in places such as Japan, Canada, Sweden, Germany, the US and the UK. In 2008 Shane was invited to teach at the Herrang Dance Camp (Sweden) the world’s #1 international Swing dancing camp, making him the first Australian ever to be invited to teach there.  Since then Shane taught there for another seven years and loved every minute of it. 

Even though teaching overseas is an absolute thrill, building and supporting the local Swing community in Perth is where his heart is at.

Teaching Staff

Chris

Chris Lee

STARTED DANCING

2007

FAVOURITE TV SHOW

Firefly

FAVOURITE DRINK

Scotch

HIDDEN TALENT

Titanic foot stomp

 

Gemma

Gemma J Frampton

STARTED DANCING

2010

FAVOURITE TV SHOW

Mighty Boosh

FAVOURITE DRINK

Scotch On The Rocks

HIDDEN TALENT

Intense British Accent

 

kat

Kat Sherrard

STARTED DANCING

2003

FAVOURITE TV SHOW

Naruto

FAVOURITE DRINK

Well Brewed Tea

HIDDEN TALENT

World’s Best Hugs

 

Robbie

Robbie Hockley

STARTED DANCING

2007

FAVOURITE TV SHOW

Scrubs

FAVOURITE DRINK

Wine

HIDDEN TALENT

Doctor House Doppelgänger

 

Bec

Bec Vincent

STARTED DANCING

2011

FAVOURITE TV SHOW

Star Trek Voyager

FAVOURITE DRINK

Ginger Beer

HIDDEN TALENT

Pocket Rocket

 

Lawrence

Lawrence Vincent

STARTED DANCING

2011

FAVOURITE TV SHOW

Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law

FAVOURITE DRINK

Dark Ales & Stout

HIDDEN TALENT

Immensely Dapper

 

Steens

Christine Layton

STARTED DANCING

2011

FAVOURITE TV SHOW

Black Books

FAVOURITE DRINK

Milk

HIDDEN TALENT

Infectious Craziness

 

Dave

Dave Hounslow

STARTED DANCING

2012

FAVOURITE TV SHOW

Curb Your Enthusiasm

FAVOURITE DRINK

Spearmint Milk

HIDDEN TALENT

Sultry Dapperness

 

Darrell

Darrel Horrocks

STARTED DANCING

2010

FAVOURITE TV SHOW

Firefly

FAVOURITE DRINK

Pale Ale

HIDDEN TALENT

Ridiculously nice

 

Emily

Emily Clarke

STARTED DANCING

2010

FAVOURITE TV SHOW

Black Books

FAVOURITE DRINK

Rum

HIDDEN TALENT

Extreme Jazz

 

chez

Cheryl Glasgow

STARTED DANCING

1999

FAVOURITE TV SHOW

Game Of Thrones (or Dukes Of Hazzard)

FAVOURITE DRINK

Bailey’s On Ice

HIDDEN TALENT

Perth’s Ambassador of Lindy Hop

 

glen

Glen Fidler

STARTED DANCING

2012

FAVOURITE TV SHOW

South Park

FAVOURITE DRINK

Vanilla Coke

HIDDEN TALENT

Extreme Rhythmical Creativity

 

Charlotte

Charlotte Round

STARTED DANCING

2012

FAVOURITE TV SHOW

Firefly

FAVOURITE DRINK

Long Macchiato, topped up, 1 sugar

HIDDEN TALENT

Manic Lindy Obsession

 

Ruth

Ruth Jeffrey

STARTED DANCING

1999

FAVOURITE TV SHOW

Kenshin

FAVOURITE DRINK

Coffee

HIDDEN TALENT

Lightening Fast Feet