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Dancing For Charity

Our last Rhythm Lounge was a fantastic effort to raise money for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.  We had a huge turn out and all proceeds went to ASRC plus all proceeds from the fantastic bake sale we had on the night!  In total we raised $850 and couldn’t be more proud.  Our wonderful community...

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Swing It Returns To PIAF

Last year I was a choreographer for the opening of PIAF 2016. My team, Savoy Stomp, performed before a crowd of more than 50,000 people. I couldn’t have been more proud. Well, I’m happy to say that PIAF have asked us back for 2017 and myself and Savoy Stomp will be performing with the Evan...

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Best Of Dave's Posts

If you’re a member of our Swing It Facebook group you’ll know that each week we post a pre class post to let everyone know what we’re teaching that night.  Every time we do that we include a photo of some kind.  Sometimes it’s of the teachers, sometimes it’s of a previous class…and sometimes, when...

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Perth International Arts Festival – Home

I was very honoured when PIAF approached me to be the choreographer for an original piece within the opening of the Perth International Arts Festival 2016.  I was even more honoured when I learned that piece would be highlighting a significant moment in Indigenous history in Australia. As we’re a week out from the opening...

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Swing Fashion – Men's Shoes

Shoes!  Oh, Man.  Shoes.  Such a glorious topic when it comes to dancing.  What sole is good?  What shoe looks good?  What is the “right” shoe?  I honestly think, when it comes to Swing, there’s no “right” shoe, there just isn’t.  There’s certainly preferred shoes and preferred soles but, in the end, it’s all about...

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Swing Fashion – Ladies Shoes

One of the most common questions I get is, “What shoes should I wear?”  Some dances have specific shoes that must be worn but, really, Lindy Hop isn’t one of them.  Sure there’s certain kinds of shoes that a lot of people wear but we really don’t have one shoe that’s THE shoe in Swing...

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Beginner Tip – Swingin' Tunes

Often when we’re learning to dance we neglect a really important part of all of this…the music. We’re so caught up in the footwork, the moves…leading, following, triple steps…there’s a lot to take in and we get distracted!. The thing to remember is, at the heart of all of this, is the music. Listen to Jazz...

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Beginner Tip – End Of The Line

Today I’m going to chat about a concept that’s SO important the Travelling Wilburys wrote a song about it: the end of the line. George Harrison, right about this, wrong about the mullet…

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Beginner Tip – Practice, Enjoying The Process

“Practice makes perfect” is of course a complete crock. Perfection is an elusive, frustrating ideal that often stands in the way of artistic progress and enjoyment. However “practice can lead to deeper enjoyment and also means spending more time doing what you love”, well, that’s something I can get behind. As adults we often equate practice...

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World of Floorcraft

There’s a lot of things we need to be aware of when we dance but sometimes we get SO caught up in our own experience (and obsession with technique…HOW WEIRD IS MY FRAME???) that we can forget other people on the floor.. Welcome to the start of a regular (semi-regular…regularish) feature of the site… THE WORLD...

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