FRI 08 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 2017. A fantastic night to be entertained with some of the country's best dancers competing for great trophies, National Titles and prizes. 

Competition dancing has always been a part of the Lindyhop scene and was always a highlight at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem.  The ASDC caters to all level of dancers, with several events, including the ever popular Mix n Match (prev. titled Jack n Jill) where no set partner is required. The energy, comradery and support from fellow competitors will put you at ease if you’re a newer competitor– we can’t wait to see and cheer you on the dance floor!

Social Dancing will also take place throughout the night, giving spectators the chance to hit the dance floor.

 

Venue: Balmain Town Hall
Address: 370 Darling Street, Balmain
Legals: All ages event / BYO Alcohol
Cost: Spectator Adult $35 / U18's $15
Spectator Family $80 (inc 2 Adults and one or more U18) 
Competitor Adult $25 (does not include entry fee for ASDC)
Competitor Under 18 $10 (does not include entry fee for ASDC)

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11.30pm - 3.30am

P-Jays on Broadway

An all-time classic, our P-Jam event returns to SLX this year. 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.

Our venue this year has multiple rooms, with different music, so you can chose whether you want to swing out, or dance the blues. We’ve also added a live band to this years' late night event. Check back later to see who’ll be swinging the tunes for us.

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, please BYO.

  

Venue: Latin Dance Australia
Address: 261 Broadway Glebe
Legals: All ages event / BYO Alcohol
Cost: Adult $15 / U18's $10

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SAT 09 SEPT

 

7.00PM – 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 to the beautiful Paddington Town Hall  – a first for SLX – which suits the Deco Dance perfectly. A night full of dancing to a fabulous live band – The Brad Child Swinging Sextet, 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!

When you think of the Sydney Jazz Scene, it would be hard to not think of Bradford Child and the amazing part he plays within it. Bradford Child has headlined such great bands as The Brad Child's Swing Orchestra, as well as playing as smaller combos and joining other Swing Jazz bands to bring his unique sound. Bradford is excited to be returning to SLX and has put together a very special band called The Brad Child Swinging Sextet! Drawing upon the musical talents within this group, Bradford has put together three amazing sets with influences from Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and more. A fantastic band that will certainly have the dance floor full all night long!

Please plan ahead as on-street parking may be limited.

 

Venue: Paddington Town Hall
Address:  249 Oxford Street, Paddington
Legals: All ages event / Soft drinks & water for sale
Cost: Adult $45 / U18's $25

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11.30PM – 3.30AM

Neon Swing Party

Still fancy dancing till the wee hours of the morning? 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!  Show your true artistic self with glow body paint available to decorate your face, arms or legs. Multiple rooms, with different music offering Lindyhop, Blues and more.

This is a BYO event – but remember to plan ahead as Bottle Stores close at 10pm.Light refreshments will be on-hand to get you through the morning, as well as soft drinks and water available for purchase.

 

Venue: Latin Dance Australia
Address:  261 Broadway Glebe
Legals: All ages event / BYO Alcohol
Cost: Adult $15 / U18's $10

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SUN 10 SEPT

 

6.30PM – 10.30PM

Now You Has Jazz

Join us for the official closing party of SLX 2017. Dance with your new friends and party till we meet again at SLX 2018 or swing out at another national event.

The Standard Bowl is the perfect venue for our last event of the weekend. Our third year for this venue, it is by far a favourite for most. A perfect venue to relax, have a drink, knock down some pins in the bowling alley, and 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 (to be announced) plus our DJ's will ensure the dancing never ends! And finally, the ASDC Solo Jazz competition will see dancers battling it out with all the energy, musicality and freedom that is Solo Jazz!

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
Address: Level 3, 383 Bourke Street (opp. Taylor Square), Darlinghurst
Legals: Over 18's / licensed venue / NO BYO
Cost: $30

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