Are you a bit of a Swing Dancer? We have plenty for you to enjoy at Devonport Jazz this year. Bands for you to watch out for are The Syncopators, Matthew Ives & his Big Band, RAN Jazz Group Melbourne, Yesterday’s Gentlemen, King Cake, Arman & Co., Espresso Bongo, and Les Coqs Incroyables.
So you don’t know how to Swing Dance? Get along to the classes with SwingMania. They will get you moving to the music in no time at all in a fun and friendly atmosphere. No experience or partner required, just bring a water bottle and flat comfortable shoes.
Swing dancing grew with Jazz music in 1920s America, sweeping right around the world and through to today. Sometimes fast and energetic, it can also be sweet and cruisy – whatever the tempo, it’s a lot of fun! Come join our Devonport Jazz Class to pick up a few moves to try out over the rest of the weekend – dancing to live music is a true delight!
Saturday 27 July
3 – 4pm Beginner Swing Dance Class
4 – 5pm Beginner Blues Class
Stewart Street Gallery, 45 Stewart Street, Devonport
$10 per class / $15 for both classes / Festival Pass holders free
Door sales only