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Free community Swing Patrol outdoor swing dancing

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.

 

What’s On

WERRIBEE POP-UP PARK
Thursday 23 January 2020 12pm – 1pm
Tuesday 28 January 2020 1pm – 2pm
@ Station Place Werribee, corner of Watton Street and Duncans Road
Swing Patrol’s Celia Webb hosts free public lessons and social dancing in the west.
If you work in Werribee, why not come and hang out with us on your lunch break!

SWING PATROL COMMUNITY PICNIC
Sunday 2 February 2020 1.30pm – 3.30pm
@ Alexandra Gardens (along the Yarra opposite Federation Square)
Save the date for this Picnic in the Park (or along the Yarra). A chance for the swing dancers of Melbourne to pack a picnic, hang out together and of course dance together. Lazy Sunday afternoon, with a portable sound system and the opportunity to dance – lindy, blues, shag, balboa, solo jazz, even practice aerials on the grass!
Check out 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.
Check out the Facebook event for updates.

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.

YARRAVILLE FESTIVAL
Sun 16 February 2.40pm – 3.10pm
@ The Community Stage, corner Willis & Anderson Sts, Yarraville
Come and enjoy the very trendy Yarraville Village, half an hour of dancing and all the fun of this annual westside Festival. All welcome. Anchored by our Yarraville teachers Arrianne & Scott.
Check out the Facebook event for updates.

VERNON STREET FESTIVAL
Sunday 23 February 2020 time tbc
@ Vernon Street, Kingsville
More free public lessons and social dancing in the west. The Swing Patrol session will be hosted by the Yarraville teachers Arrianne & Scott.

MOOMBA
Monday 9 March 2020 12:00 – 1:30pm
@ Moomba – location details tba
Join Swing Patrol @ Moomba, on the public holiday, after the Parade! In a marquee with a dance floor! Arrianne O’shea and Scott Cupit will anchor, there’ll be free public lessons, Shim Shams and group charlestons, jams, maybe a performance or two, and heaps of social dancing at Melbourne’s most iconic outdoor event!

WYNDHAM RELAY FOR LIFE
Saturday 14 March 2020 4pm -4.30pm
@ Victoria University Wyndham Sporting Complex, Athletics Track, Hoppers Lane, Werribee VIC
Thousands of Australians who take part in Cancer Council’s Relay For Life each year, in the fight against cancer. Swing Patrol will be at Wyndham’s Relay to hype up the relayers with a free dance lesson, and swing out for a good cause.

 

More dates and events to come … watch this space, and the Swing Patrol Melbourne Facebook page
 

(photo credit: Photos by Carly)