Learn in Margaret River and Cowaramup!

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 both Cowaramup and Margaret River 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.


We regularly run 5 week Beginner’s Blocks, providing dancers with an introduction to Lindy Hop and it’s history. There’s no need to have any dancing experience or a partner to join in the beginners class fun. In these welcoming and engaging classes we will help you get the footwork out of your head and into your feet. We recommend you wear comfortable clothing, flat shoes with not too much grip and bring a water bottle.

Beginner classes run on Thursdays at the Margaret River Community Centre Church on Tunbridge Street in Margaret River from 6.30pm – 7:30pm. The cost for the 5 weeks is $50.

See our Facebook Events page for all our new Beginner Blocks and click “going” to reserve your spot.

We will have a break from classes over summer. The first block of the year will commence on 30 January 2020.




Beginner Plus

For students who have completed the 5 week Beginner’s Block and are feeling comfortable and confident with the basic footwork, Linda and Caleb Dreaver run Beginner Plus classes on Wednesdays at the Cowaramup Social District Club from 6:30pm- 7:30pm in the back room.

Beginner Plus is designed as a drop in class which means come when you can and don’t when you can’t. Here, we will work on and hone your fundamentals while adding new and exciting rhythms and moves to your dancing repertoire. Can’t get enough? Stay later and social dance with us until your heart is content.

The cost is $12 per class or become a SWS member (see our Membership Page for how to become and member) and receive discounted classes.

Classes will recommence on 29 January 2020 after the summer break.




Intermediate drop-in classes are also held on Wednesday at 7.45pm after the Beginner’s Plus class, with Nadia and Cam Haskell. These classes are designed for students who have completed at least two cycles of Beginner’s Plus and are confident social dancers. In these classes, as well as adding more challenging moves to your repertoire, we focus on partner connection, mixing rhythms, musicality and lead and follow technique.

Classes will recommence on 29 January 2020 after the summer break.

If you have any questions or are unsure which class is the right class for you, please speak to one of the teachers, email us or call Nadia on 0478630993.

Photos by Fudz Qazi and Mark Rotondella

Is there social dancing too?