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Hi Guys

 

I moved to Perth from Warrington back in 2011 and it initially took me about a year to settle in Perth. Settling in to new job was the easy bit, but like many people who have moved to Perth alone it was very difficult to build a social life from scratch.

 

On a whim I started attending Swing Dance classes at Swing Zing in September 2012 and i've been addicted to Swing Dancing ever since! It's very sociable, you meet heaps of people and learn a lot of cool moves and tricks you can try out on the dance floor.

 

Not only have I made a lot of friends from Swing Dancing (or Lindy Hop as it's also called) but I also met my partner there too and we're currently in the process of applying for a 820/801 Visa (Partner Visa) which means we can stay in this beautiful city and start a family.

 

Anyway I now teach at Swing Zing on Thursday nights at the Mount Hawthorn Community Centre in Mount Hawthorn. Myself and my teaching partner Fiona teach Level 1 - which is beginners - at 7pm each week. Classes last for 1 hour.

 

There are a few brits that come to class and go out social dancing but i'd love to see a few more poms down there sharing this beautiful and amazing dance.

 

If you open the link below with the flyer you can try your first class for free! Make sure to come and say hi to me after class!

 

http://www.swingzing.com/flyer/

 

If you want to see a video of the dance check out William and Maeva (A french international teaching couple) social dancing.

 

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Hi Guys

 

I moved to Perth from Warrington back in 2011 and it initially took me about a year to settle in Perth. Settling in to new job was the easy bit, but like many people who have moved to Perth alone it was very difficult to build a social life from scratch.

 

On a whim I started attending Swing Dance classes at Swing Zing in September 2012 and i've been addicted to Swing Dancing ever since! It's very sociable, you meet heaps of people and learn a lot of cool moves and tricks you can try out on the dance floor.

 

Not only have I made a lot of friends from Swing Dancing (or Lindy Hop as it's also called) but I also met my partner there too and we're currently in the process of applying for a 820/801 Visa (Partner Visa) which means we can stay in this beautiful city and start a family.

 

Anyway I now teach at Swing Zing on Thursday nights at the Mount Hawthorn Community Centre in Mount Hawthorn. Myself and my teaching partner Fiona teach Level 1 - which is beginners - at 7pm each week. Classes last for 1 hour.

 

There are a few brits that come to class and go out social dancing but i'd love to see a few more poms down there sharing this beautiful and amazing dance.

 

If you open the link below with the flyer you can try your first class for free! Make sure to come and say hi to me after class!

 

http://www.swingzing.com/flyer/

 

If you want to see a video of the dance check out William and Maeva (A french international teaching couple) social dancing.

 

 

That sounds superb :D

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We've had a lot of fun teaching new dancers for our performance ball! We're back to drop in classes now so feel free to try a class for free with the flyer link above.

 

It will keep you warm during 'winter' haha.

 

 

Looking forward to seeing more Brits there on Thursdat in Mt Hawthorn.

 

Mike

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Swing to dance is a best one. Swing to dance steps is all perfect leading up to it - jazz, shake, reggae. is everything. In other case, I think might be social dancing.

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@mike87

i've been lurking here for years n never come across your thread about something i loved doing when i was younger but had to give it up for practical reasons.- work, family, etc. though i suspect my non dancing partner may have something to do with it ?

for those not in the know, swing/lindy is quietly thriving in most major cities around the world. (i know there are groups in SYD and MEL but not Perth, so i am really glad for you post!)

It used to be quite big in the late 90s in the U.S. and was a counter culture to the then prevailing pessimistic 'alternative' music scene.

There are many aspects of swing/lindy dancing, but i think the most important one is it helps keep your body fit and your mind sharp if you dislike monotonous forms of exercise.  Jean Veloz, who performed during WW2, is 93.  Here is she recreating her routine in 2017:

 

Blighty has quite a following of dancers and some really fine swing dance bands.  I think this band captured the essence of those heady 90s days heady in this tune.  And yea, the band is Pommie. Enjoy!

 

 

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On 15/03/2016 at 11:45, mike87 said:

Hi Guys

 

I moved to Perth from Warrington back in 2011 and it initially took me about a year to settle in Perth. Settling in to new job was the easy bit, but like many people who have moved to Perth alone it was very difficult to build a social life from scratch.

 

On a whim I started attending Swing Dance classes at Swing Zing in September 2012 and i've been addicted to Swing Dancing ever since! It's very sociable, you meet heaps of people and learn a lot of cool moves and tricks you can try out on the dance floor.

 

Not only have I made a lot of friends from Swing Dancing (or Lindy Hop as it's also called) but I also met my partner there too and we're currently in the process of applying for a 820/801 Visa (Partner Visa) which means we can stay in this beautiful city and start a family.

 

Anyway I now teach at Swing Zing on Thursday nights at the Mount Hawthorn Community Centre in Mount Hawthorn. Myself and my teaching partner Fiona teach Level 1 - which is beginners - at 7pm each week. Classes last for 1 hour.

 

There are a few brits that come to class and go out social dancing but i'd love to see a few more poms down there sharing this beautiful and amazing dance.

 

If you open the link below with the flyer you can try your first class for free! Make sure to come and say hi to me after class!

 

http://www.swingzing.com/flyer/

 

If you want to see a video of the dance check out William and Maeva (A french international teaching couple) social dancing.

 

 

Do you hold classes any other day apart from Thursday cos I worktill 9pm

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