Classes

Learn in Margaret River and Cowaramup!
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At South West Swing we teach the prominent and unforgettable dances from the 1920s through to the 1940s, the Lindy Hop and it’s predecessor, the Charleston. We also share and immerse ourselves in the music of the wonderful Jazz Era that goes with it. Our classes run in Cowaramup and and cater for all levels and abilities, from never danced before to those who have been doing it forever. They are suitable for those 16 years and older.

Beginners

At South West Swing – Margaret River we aim to hold regular one day Beginner Workshops. These beginner workshops are aimed at individuals with no dance experience and will introduce you to the dance that is Lindy Hop. Our experienced teachers will teach you the basic footwork, including both 6 and 8 count steps, as well as, the core fundamentals that will get you feeling comfortable on the dancefloor.

The one day Beginner Workshops will consist of two 1.5 hour classes with a half an hour break in the middle.

Students are not required to bring a dancing partner to the workshop. Lindy Hop is a social dance and students will rotate partners throughout the class.

At the conclusion of the workshop, students who are feeling comfortable can transition to our regular drop in Beginner Plus/Intermediate classes held on Wednesdays from 6:30pm – 8pm at the Cowaramup District Club.

Our next Beginner Workshop is to be confirmed.


Beginner Plus / Intermediates

Beginner Plus / Intermediate is designed as a drop in class which means come when you can and don’t when you can’t.

The first half of the class will focus on Beginner plus moves and concepts, really honing your fundamentals. The second half of class will introduce Intermediate concepts including partner connection, mixing rhythms, musicality, lead and follow technique and more challenging moves for your repertoire.

Our Beginner Plus / Intermediate classes run on Wednesdays at the Cowaramup District Club from 6:30pm- 8pm. The cost is $16 per class or become a SWS member (see our Membership Page for how to become a member) and receive discounted classes.

If you have any questions please speak to one of the teachers, email us at southwestswingmr@gmail.com or call Caleb on 0416 969 901.

Intermediates

Similar to our Beginner Workshops, we aim to hold regular Intermediate Workshops for our more advanced dancers. These will be taught by invited teachers from the Perth scene who have a different perspective to offer in our diverse dance.

The one day workshops will consist of two 1.5 hour classes with a half an hour break in the middle.

To attend these workshops you must have completed 20 weeks of our weekly Beginner Plus / Intermediates class or have been dancing Lindy Hop consistently for at least one year.

Our next Intermediate Workshop is to be confirmed.


Is there social dancing too?