FRI 14 SEPT

 

7.00pm – 11.00pm

Jitterbug Jam

FEATURING THE AUSTRALIAN swing dance championships

Come along and join in or watch all the excitement and action of the Australian Swing Dance Championships 2018. A fantastic night to be entertained by some of the country's best dancers competing for great trophies, National Titles and prizes. 

Competition dancing has always been a part of the Lindy Hop scene and was always a highlight at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem. The ASDC caters to all levels of dancers, with several events, including Balboa, Teams Events, Juniors, Solo Jazz and the ever popular Mix n Match (prev. titled Jack n Jill) where no set partner is required.

If you’re a newer competitor, the energy, comradery and support from fellow competitors will put you at ease and we can’t wait to see you on the dance floor and cheer you on!

For those not competing, Social Dancing will also take place throughout the night, so everyone gets a dance.

 

Venue: Balmain Town Hall, 370 Darling Street, Balmain
Legals: All ages event / BYO Alcohol
Cost: Spectator Adult $35 / U18's $15
Spectator Family $75 (inc 2 Adults and one or more U18) 
Competitor Adult $40 (inc ASDC + Social)
Competitor Under 18 $10 (inc ASDC + Social)

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11.30pm - 3.30am

P-Jays on Broadway

An all-time classic SLX event! Nothing beats the relaxing and homely feeling of jumping into your PJ’s, while you dance the night away with your Swing Dancing family till the wee hours of the morning.

In the same popular venue as last year, with multiple rooms with different music – you can chose whether you want to Swing Out, or dance the Blues. Featuring the fantastic sounds of The Dan Mclean Band from Canberra, with the amazing vocal talents of Hetty Kate from Melbourne. This is Hetty Kate’s only Sydney performance, so don’t miss this event! 

Light refreshments will be on-hand to get you through the morning, as well as soft drinks and water available for purchase. If something harder to drink is your choice, then please BYO.

  

Venue: Latin Dance Australia, 263 Broadway Glebe
Band: The Dan Mclean Band with special guest vocalist Hetty Kate
Legals: All ages event / BYO Alcohol
Cost: Adult $15 / U18's $10

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SAT 15 SEPT

 
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7.30PM – 11.15PM

The Deco Dance

Experience the glamour of the Deco Dance, as you don your dapper attire, or dress up in your finest vintage.

This year we are heading back to the beautiful Petersham Town Hall – the initial venue that started SLX back in 2005, with a desire to host a Swing Dance event in this amazing Art Deco space.

This will be a night full of dancing with a fabulous live band – The Dan Mclean Band, DJ’s and a special performance by our International guest teachers that will showcase why they are some of the best dancers in the world. Don’t miss this highlight event of the weekend!

Limited on-street parking is available opposite the venue in the Council Car Park. Public transport is close at hand with buses travelling down Crystal St and Petersham Train Station a short 5 minute walk away.

 

Venue: Petersham Town Hall, 107 Crystal Street, Petersham
Band:  The Dan Mclean Band
Legals: All ages event / BYO Alcohol / Soft drinks & water for sale
Cost: Adult $45 / U18's $25

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11.30PM – 3.30AM

Neon Swing Party

Still fancy more dancing? Then join us for the return of our popular Neon Party, with awesome DJ's playing tracks that will have you dancing till you drop, plus our Late Night Band – Sara Jeanne and the City Gents!  

Show your true artistic self with glow body paint available to decorate your face, arms or legs. Multiple rooms with different music offering Swing, Blues and more.

This is a BYO event – but remember to plan ahead as Bottle Stores close at 11pm. Light refreshments will be on hand to get you through to the morning, as well as soft drinks and water available for purchase.

 

Venue: Latin Dance Australia, 263 Broadway Glebe
Band: Sara Jeanne and the City Gents
Legals: All ages event / BYO Alcohol
Cost: Adult $15 / U18's $10

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SUN 16 SEPT

 
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6.30PM – 10.30PM

Now You Has Jazz

Join us for the official closing party of SLX 2018. Dance with your new friends and party till we meet again at next year's SLX or another national event.

The Standard Bowl is the perfect venue for our last event of the weekend and is by far a favourite for most. A perfect venue to relax, have a drink, knock down some pins in the bowling alley, or just Swing Out!

This dynamically transformed space combines Americana styling, Darlinghurst cheekiness and an electric atmosphere. The dance floor is framed by 4 bowling alleys, a bar, exposed brick walls littered with American themed street art and a overlooked by a mezzanine level, complete with pinball machines and pool tables, with unobstructed views of the main floor and stage area. A true party venue and atmosphere!

Our live band for the night will be Andrew Dickeson's Blue Rhythm Band, with guest vocalist Pat Powell (aka Patou), and our DJ's will ensure the dancing never ends!

This is an over 18's licensed venue with full bar service available. No BYO food or drinks will be permitted into the venue.

Venue: The Standard Bowl @ Kinselas, Level 3, 383 Bourke Street (opp. Taylor Square), Darlinghurst
Band: Andrew Dickeson's Blue Rhythm Band featuring Pat Powell
Legals: Over 18's / licensed venue / NO BYO
Cost: $30

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