May is Savoy’s birthday month, and there has never been more opportunities to get dancing! Did you know we hold weekly Balboa, Swing and SwingTrain classes? All classes are drop in by nature so you can dip your toe in to try any style any week. Visit our classes page to find out the details. Plus, here are the many ways you can get dancing this month:
- Come to our birthday party on Fri 7 May: https://www.facebook.com/events/514144562928571/
- Learn to dance Blues and social dance to live music on Friday 14 May: https://www.facebook.com/events/127902412688682/
- Try 4 styles in just 3 hours in our Learn to Dance in a Day workshop on Saturday 15 May: https://www.facebook.com/events/157335939725263
See you the D-floor very soon!
What’s that? A brand new event on the 2019 swing dancing calendar is what! Savoy Dance is pleased to present Happy Feet – a premier swing, solo and blues event in October 2019! Check out the website and stay up to date via the Facebook event or page. Put the date in your diaries now: 25-27 October!
Brush off cobwebs from the summer break, or dazzle your friends with your new moves! These workshops are ideal for people wanting to start dancing and don’t know where to begin, or those who have been dancing for a little while and would like to commence intermediate classes in 2019.
Throw yourself in and get dancing in one day – places go fast, so book now!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our Dance in a Morning workshop will teach you some introductory moves and technique that will allow you to build your confidence and provide the foundations and confidence to start taking weekly classes, and will provide the basis for you to take your dancing to the social floor.
WHAT TO BRING
Comfortable shoes (most swing dancers don’t wear heels), water bottle, snacks, deodorant, spare t-shirt, small towel, band aids – swing dancing is exercise, and you may well break a sweat, so be prepared.
Got a friend you’ve been trying to coax along to weekly lessons? This is the perfect chance for them to try pressure-free, and in no time we’ll have them hooked on this wonderful world of swing dancing that we all love.
NO PARTNER REQUIRED
No need to register with a partner (although you can!). We rotate partners throughout the workshop – a great way to meet new people, all sharing the same fun learning experience.
We’ll be offering short classes in the basics of the following dance styles:
9:30-10:15am SwingTrain dancercise
10:20-11:00am 6 beat Lindy Hop
11:15-12:00pm 8 beat Lindy Hop
WHEN: This Saturday 2nd February 2019
WHERE: Kmotion Dance Studio, 54 Northbourne Ave, Civic
COST: $30 for 3 hours of classes – fantastic value!
TICKETS: Register now through Try Booking as places are limited!
Want to add rhythm and styling to your dance? Tap dancing is great fitness and provides a fantastic foundation to allow more creativity and movement in your swing dancing.
Back by popular demand, Jamie is excited to be offering adult Tap classes! Tap dancing has its roots in the fusion of several ethnic percussive dances, including African dances like Swing. Some of the greats of the 30s and 40s were inspirational in their tap abilities, like Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell – see below!
Whether you’re a complete beginner, or a seasoned tap dancer who has taken a hiatus and are keen to get those feet moving again – come along and give it a go!
Where: ANU Sport, Blue Room, North Road, ANU (First timers – Ask about the room location at the Sports Union reception desk, or turn right at the end of the corridor and up the stairs.)
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $44 for whole course
What to expect:
One of our most-requested dance styles is BACK! Join the talented Jamie for 4 x weekly Tap classes – as always we welcome both new and continuing students alike.
Bring a friend along to try this fun solo dance style that will sure get your blood pumping on a Sunday morning!
If you don’t have taps, bring leather or other hard soled shoes. If you have taps, bring them!
Friday 17 August
MOLO Live, ANU Pop Up Village
Doors open 7.30pm, free 15 min taster class
$25 at the door
We’ve got a VERY special international guest joining us Friday 17 August for a fabulous Friday swing social – in a fun purpose-built live music venue!
Professor Adrian Cunningham is packing up his saxophone and clarinet and journeying to Canberra to provide us with some sweet swingin’ tunes! Joining him on stage will be our very own Dan McLean and his fabulous friends providing incredible live music, to kick start your weekend with a swingin’ good time. This is Adrian’s ONLY AUSTRALIAN SWING DANCERS GIG IN 2018!
It’s all happening at MOLO Live in the ANU Pop-Up Village from 7:30pm.
PARKING IS PLENTIFUL! Best parking is near the School of Art or School of Music. Walk towards University Ave, and if you park on University Ave itself or on Childers Street, you’re very close! There is construction fencing on the corner of University Ave and Childers street – walk down past the fencing and the beautiful Pop Up Village will shortly appear! MOLO is located at the end of the wooden decking food van area. Dinner is easy to eat on the way, with over 10 food choices, including Brod Burger, Vietnamese, Kebabs and more.
And did we mention there is a bar in MOLO, booked privately just for us?
Bring old friends and meet new ones – don’t miss listening and dancing to this international music star! Keep up to date via the event on Facebook.
Come and be a part of our Open Day where we will teach you the foundations of swing dancing in one intensive morning! Savoy Dance is Canberra’s premium and newest swing dancing school and what better way to see what we have to offer, than to try all the different dance styles available to you, and have fun meeting new people while you’re at it!
Our instructors have over 10 years teaching experience each and are excited to invite you morning of 30 minute taster classes and general dancing fun.
Is this workshop for me?
This workshop is ideal for those who want to start dancing and don’t know where to begin. It is also a great taster session for those who may have taken some classes already, or seasoned lead and follow dancers wanting to learn the opposite role in the dance or a new style.
No experience is required – everyone is welcome: beginner and experienced dancers, current students and those who learn elsewhere, all ages and background – if you’re keen to dance, we want to see you!
What to bring
Comfortable shoes (most swing dancers don’t wear heels), water bottle, lunch, mints, deodorant, spare t-shirt, small towel, band aids – swing dancing is exercise, and you may well break a sweat, so be prepared.
No partner required. Swing dancing is a lead & follow partnered dance, so you will need to register as a Lead or a Follow.
And if you like what you try, there will be discounts for our 6 card passes to do more swing dancing classes during the week!
What will I learn?
On 22 July, you can learn the basics of the following dance styles:
10.50-11.20am Slow Balboa
12.00-12.30pm Lindy Hop
How do I book?
The workshop is $45 for the 3 hours of classes. Simply register through Try Booking and enjoy your dancing adventure!
Please email email@example.com with any queries, and please feel free to check out our teacher profiles.
We keep pinching ourselves that our dream to get more people dancing all the fun swing dances is still going strong after two years – thanks to our incredible teaching team and all of YOU!
Plus we are extra excited to see the wonderful heartfelt documentary just released in the US about the dance we all love – Alive and Kicking! So, please come and join in the fun at our regular social Friday 5 May. All the details can be found on the Facebook event – we hope you can join us. The night featuring the swing documentary and fantastic live band is a perfect way to introduce those who might not have seen or tried swing dancing before, so the more the merrier!
Not keen on dance classes? Don’t like working out at gyms? Then come and try a swing dance inspired exercise class and experience a joyful new way to fitness!
Available for just 4 weeks starting Tuesday 14 March, SwingTrain is a high-intensity dance cardio workout inspired by the joyful, energetic sounds of Charleston, Swing, Gospel, Rhythm & Blues, Electro Swing, and Hot Jazz. These total-body exercise classes are suitable for all levels and the music is so infectious that you won’t even realise you’re burning over 500 calories an hour! We will lead you through a series of fun, follow-along moves and interactive choreography guaranteed to get you sweating and smiling.
Where: ANU Sport, Studio 1 (upstairs)
Date: 4 weekly classes starting Tuesday 14 March
Time: 7:30am (45 min class)
Cost: $50 for all 4 classes. Bookings through reception at ANU Sport until Monday 13 March
SIGN UP NOW by visiting the ANU Gym, or just turn up on Tuesday morning!