We hear you. Mondays can be a little tough, as we dive into the working week ahead. Some come and kick start your week with a gentle dance in an oh-so classy setting! We are extremely excited to be working with Hippo Co. Bar, who have the most beautiful venue and decadent array of whiskeys and cocktails, that absolutely deserve trying.
In the lead up to Australia’s first ever integrated slow dance event, Slowdown, to be held in Canberra from 16-18 October, we’re introducing you to the sultry style of Blues dancing, so you can start getting excited about the October weekend, which will include workshops from some of the best slow swing blues and tap dancers in the country.
Across 8 weekly Monday nights, starting Monday 24 August, you’ll learn the beautiful style of Blues Dancing – then can you can flex your fancy footwork over the Slowdown weekend, which will be filled with Blues, Balboa, Lindy Hop, Solo Jazz and Tap workshops to fill your dance soul (and not to mention live music to boot)!
The important details:
* Monday 24 August – 12 October
* 7.00 – 8.00pm weekly
* Hippo Co. Bar, Garema Place Canberra City) above Honky Tonks)
* Drinks and nibbles available from the bar
* Special ‘Slowdown’ price of $10 per class.
If Saturday is your day to get active and do something fun for your self, then come on down to the ANU Sports Union this Saturday to give swing dancing a go! Running for 10 weeks, you can learn to Charleston, Lindy Hop and more….. so you’ll be gliding across the floor in no time. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to meet new people, make new friends and get active for an hour!
Conveniently located in the ANU sports gym, classes run every Saturday from 12.30pm-1.30pm – upstairs the aerobics room, on the beautiful wooden floor. No partner or experience required!
For more details, visit the ANU Sports Union Website
For 3 weeks starting Wednesday 15 July, 7:15 – 8:30pm will be Big Apple time for dancers of all skill levels, even if you are a first time swing dancer! It’s not for the faint hearted, but it’s an incredibly fun routine that will improve your partner dancing ability, introduce you to infamous solo jazz moves, all whilst giving you a good fitness workout.
The African-American roots of this dance, the Big Apple, are fascinating, and we encourage you to learn about it’s history.
It will be taught over three sessions which will be progressive. Bring friends or come solo to the following sessions!
Wednesday 15 July
Wednesday 22 July
Wednesday 29 July
7.15pm – 8.30pm
The Griffin Centre, Genge st, Canberra City. Enter from Genge street
All three sessions up front: $50
Each Wednesday session individually: $18
Glenn Miller was one of the swing era’s biggest composers & band leaders around the early 40’s, a huge name in swing’s history. And just by coming along to tonight’s Savoy Social, one lucky person will win two tickets to see the Glenn Miller Orchestra who are touring through Canberra on Saturday 27 June for one night only!
The doors open at 7.30pm with a 30 minute lesson, and social dancing from 8pm. The venue is our regular lesson studio in the Griffin Centre, off Narellan Place, Canberra City. What a great way to end your week and start your weekend!
Did you attend the Launch Party on 1 May, and had a ball? Or couldn’t attend but want to see what it was all about? Check out the atmospheric photos taken by the talented Greg Stoodley. Greg is a resident Canberra dancer with an incredible flair for photography. Images from the Savoy Dance Launch Party are available from his website anytime.
A rare opportunity to hear an incredible combination of musicians, as they ‘warm up’ to record their album for swing dancers. Enjoy a night of social madness, dancing to the fun swinging sounds of Melbourne vocalist Hetty Kate & Canberra’s renowned Dan Mclean, with a selection of Canberra’s finest swing musicians!
WHEN: Wednesday 27 May, 8pm onwards
WHERE: The Griffin Centre, 20 Genge street, Canberra City – enter from the laneway off Narellan Place
ENTRY: $12 at the door, with all proceeds going towards their new “home-grown” swing album for you!
Proudly supported by Savoy Dance.
See the Facebook event for full details!
Join us for a vibrant, social evening with fantastic live music, floor shows to dazzle, and champagne to mark the launch of Savoy Dance! Dancers and non-dancers very welcome; bring old friends and meet new ones!
WHEN: Friday 1 May 2015, 6.00-8.00pm
DRESS: Dapper gents and vintage dolls very much welcome – or whatever you’re comfortable in – and of course, shoes to dance in if you’d like to try the quick complimentary lesson!
TICKETS: $12 at the door, or buy online for $9 in advance here.
Come along and enjoy your very own taste of the Savoy!