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Dancing in the Streets – Summer 2019/20
Swing Patrol has a long tradition of taking it to the streets for public exhibitions and lessons to introduce the world (or our own corner of it) to swing dancing. From the Melbourne Zoo to a plinth in Trafalgar Square, so many people’s first encounter with swing is in a public space with vibrant, passionate Swing Patrol dancers. Be part of the fun, soak up some sun, show off the dance and build a bigger, brighter swing community.
Swing Patrol at Christmas at the Lakes
Saturday 7 December 3.30pm
@ Breezewater Reserve – Sanctuary Lakes (Point Cook) MAP
Celebrate and spread some Swing Patrol Christmas cheer! Anchored by Celia Webb come out to Point Cook for one of the last chances to dance before classes break up for the year and we fall head first into the silly season! Don a touch of Christmas or just grab a Santa hat or tinsel and join us for social dancing, Shim Shamming, group Charlestons and free fun public lesson.
Entry by gold coin donation for this holiday fundraiser.
Friday 13 December 2019 11am – 2pm
Saturday 14 December 2019 11am – 2pm
@ The Bandstand, Melbourne Zoo – Elliott Ave, Parkville 3052
Anchored by Scott Cupit, and based at the Bandstand, the scene of many swing outs when Swing Patrol had a residency for the Zoo Twilights series in the early 2000s. Join us for social dancing, Shim Shamming, group charlestons and free fun public lessons. Standard Zoo entry fee gets you a chance to dance and see the animals! Watch the Facebook event for updates.
ST KILDA FESTIVAL
Sunday 9 February 2020 3pm – 5pm
@ The Clocktower on the Esplanade
Swing Patrol again brings the swing to this iconic street festival. With free fun public lessons, performances, strolls, jams, and tons of social dancing. Join anchor Scott Cupit, plus Harlem Shout, Brat Pack and The Bluebelles for ice cream and dancing.
POINT COOK POP-UP PARK
Fri 14, Sat 15, Fri 28, Sat 29 February; Fri 13, Sat 14 March 2020
6.30pm Fridays, 11.00am Saturdays
@ Point Cook Community Park – Murnong St, Point Cook MAP
More free public lessons and social dancing in the great outdoors.
More dates and events to come … watch this space, and the Swing Patrol Melbourne Facebook page
(photo credit: Photos by Carly)