Perth Lindy Jam – Full Details – Time Changes

The Perth Lindy Jam is a five day event that takes place on the weekend of February 25th – 28th.  It runs from the Thursday all the way through to the Monday and offers evenings of social dancing, live bands and two days of workshops with international and interstate Lindy Hop teachers!

Perth Lindy Jam 2011’s exciting teaching lineup will feature:

The amazing Ramona Staffeld (USA), one of the world’s most sought after female teachers and regular feature at the Herrang Dance Camp and Kieran & Loz Yee (MELB), two of Melbourne’s most amazing and energetic teachers, recently a feature at the New Zealand Big Band Festival!

As always Swing It prides itself on bringing over nothing but the best and most social teachers the world Swing scene has to offer.


The big feature of the Perth Lindy Jam is the exciting workshop classes with these great teachers.  We’ll be offering 10 classes over the weekend (five a day).  All classes will be offered as.€˜open€™ classes which is to say that all levels are welcome to attend.

Classes, dances, activities and unmitigated craziness all with two of the best Lindy Hoppers in the world! Trust us, this is going to be the biggest weekend yet!

Not only that but of course we have some fantastic social dancing lined up all weekend long!

NOTE: Due to scheduling conflicts the times of the Workshop classes have changed.  Apologies for any inconveniences.


Perth Lindy Jam Live Band Launch Night!
Come down to the launch of the big weekend as Swing It combines forces with Swing Zing to make a night to remember!  Steven Mitchell and his House Band will be swingin’ the night away with special guest Jessie Gordon.

Where: Yugal Club, 228 Oxford St, Leederville
When: 9pm – Midnight
Cost: $15 or free for full pass holders


Mixin’ It Up At The Mustang
Get warmed up for the big weekend by social dancing at the most happenin’ weekly gig in town.  Dance to live music and dance with the big stars of the weekend.  Our teachers are dying to dance with you!

Where: Mustang Bar, Lake Street Nthbridge
When: 7pm – 9.30pm
Cost: Free


Workshop Classes
(Como Primary School Hall, Cnr Thelma & Coode St, Como)

Ramona – Connection Class 1
This class will focus on the Swing Out and is a great way to brush up on the basics.

Kieren & Loz – Variations in B-Sharp (better than B-ing flat)
Sweet ass Lindy Hop variations to make you smile, and the tools to create your own.  This is not just about variations, it’s about inspirations! So if you€™ve been looking to add some extra pizzazz and creativity to your lindy hop we€™ll show you how the jazz steps you already know are the perfect tool to achieve creative awesomeness!

1.30pm – LUNCH

Ramona – Connection Class 2
Your dance is your lead, and your dance is your follow.

Kieran & Loz – Trans-cultural explorations of everyday partnered improvisational technique 7.1.3
What the?! Basically, lead, follow, be creative, have fun. This class will work on all of the above.

Ramona – Solo jazz!
Come build your solo jazz vocabulary and work on styling to make it your own.

Roll Up, roll up!  It’s a night of dancing, costume and flare as we enjoy everything a Carnivale has to offer!  Popcorn, fairy floss and much more as we invite you to dress up to entertain and be entertained.  A little or a lot, the choice is yours…if you dare.

Where: Camelot Memorial Hall, 16 Lochee St, Mosmon Park
When: 7.30pm – LATE
Cost: $15 or free with a full pass


Workshop Classes
(Mt Hawthorn Main Hall, 197 Scarborough Beach Rd, Mt Hawthorn)

Kieran & Loz – Hard stuff
Syncopated, over-stated, generated, coagulated bad ass stuff. Pushing the bar. Raising the envelope. Taking your level to the next dance

Ramona – Rhythm Is Our Business
Fun rhythm variations on Swing Outs for both leaders and followers.

11am – LUNCH

Kieran & Loz – Now You Has Jazz
An introduction to the wonderful world of Solo Charleston and Jazz Yee style! We€™ll get you started with a little ditty, show you ways to mix n match your steps and re-vamp the stuff you already know!

Kieran & Loz – Now Jazz has you and your partner
Utilise the jazz we’ve been working on in the first class but apply it into a partnered context. This is kind of half jazz but all lindy.

2pm – Ramona – Styling!
Styling with Ramona for leads and follows

Swing ‘n’ Soul
The weekend is almost over and it’s time to chill out, take the pace down a little and enjoy the company of great friends to some great dance music.  We’ll be mixing the night up between Swing and Soul, all of which can be danced to but each with its own feel and flare.

Where: Belgium Beer Cafe
When: 7.00pm – 10pm
Cost: $10 or free with a full pass.


Say Goodbye Stomp
It’s time to bid farewell to our guests and to the 2011 Perth Lindy Jam, but as always, we’ll go out in style.  DJed music on Perth’s best dancefloor as we offer an extended Stomp for your dancing pleasure.

Where: Subiaco Scout Hall, 399 Rokeby Road, Subiaco
When: 8pm – LATE
Cost: $10 or free with a full pass


Full Pass – $250 (Full Pass includes entry into all social events)

Single Day Class pass $120 (does not include entry into social events)

We are currently taking bookings at all class locations (and via email).  A $50 deposit is required to confirm your place.  Payments can be made in person or via bank transfer.