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Performance Ball 2017

The Swing Patrol Performance Ball is an undeniable highlight of the annual swing calendar. A night of fun, adrenalin, dressing up, showing off and dancing! A chance for every student to join with their friends performing routines they’ve been working on together for weeks, and for dancers and dance lovers to watch the show, enjoy the high-spirited energy and cheer the talent and courage of the choreographers and performers.
For 18 years, Swing Patrol students and teachers have gathered for this exuberant expression of the joy of swing dancing. Be part of the tradition, the spectacle, the nerves, and see the greats and future greats in action.
Don’t miss the show everyone will be talking about!


Event Details at a Glance

When: Saturday 7 October 2017
Where: Collingwood Town Hall, 140 Hoddle St. Abbotsford VIC 3067 (MAP)
Doors open 7:00pm
Beginners swing lesson 7:30pm
Performances commence 8:00pm
$25 online bookings.
$35 cash at the door on the night.
$10 for kids aged 5-15 years.

Bookings will close at 5pm on Thursday 5 October.

Book now

Tickets for the Ball will be available at the door on Saturday night – cash payment only: $35 for adults, $10 for kids 5-15years.

The After Party

When: Saturday 7 October 2017
Where: Forever Dance Studios – Level 1, 432 Church St. Richmond, Vic 3121 (MAP)
Time: 12:00 midnight
$5 cash at the door for performers
$15 cash at the door for non-performers


Frequently Asked Questions!

I’m not a dancer – can I still come along?
Yes! It’s a great night of entertainment. Come along and support all of our awesome dancers as they put on their best performance smiles! There is nothing like performing to those we love, so the more the merrier. It’s the perfect night for non-swing friends to be involved. There’s even a short beginner lesson at 7.30pm, if you want a taste of this thing called swing!

I’m performing – do I need to purchase a ticket?
Yes, everyone needs a ticket to get in.

How do I book a ticket?
Online bookings are NOW OPEN until 5pm Thu 5 Oct.
Book now

Can I get a ticket at the door?
Yes, but we advise you to pre-book to save money and make sure you don’t miss out!
**Note that online ticket sales will close automatically at 5pm Thursday 5 Oct 2017**

Can I reserve a seat?
All tickets are General Admittance, not reserved seating. There will be some table seating in the hall, and in the upstairs viewing gallery, but it’s first come … first seated.

Will there be any social dancing?
Yes, there will be DJ music for social dancing between each performance bracket, so take advantage of the glorious dance floor at Collingwood Town Hall.

I’m anxious about performing on the night!
It’s natural to be nervous – performance adrenalin can help give you extra energy and you’ll be surprised how fast it goes by.
Be assured there is no audience like a swing dancing audience and you will be supported and cheered on as you take to the stage.
Of course you don’t have to perform – but experience shows that even first timers want to get straight back out there and do it all again!

What do I need to wear?
What you wear on the night is totally up to you.
As a spectator, you might want to dapper-up a bit with a nice suit or a fancy frock. If you want to get into some vintage clobber, think 1930s or 1940s. But there’s no dress code, so wear what makes you comfortable.
If you are performing, most venues will have a ‘costume’ planned. So make sure to listen to your teachers about what you need to wear on the night. There are bathrooms in the venue for quick costume changes, but no “green room” for performers.

Shoes: Top Tip from seasoned performers – you never know what the floor surface will be like – come prepared and bring extra shoes if you’re not sure!

Will there be lots of room to sit down?
There will be seating but it will be limited. There is no reserved seating and it’s simply a case of first in… first seated!

Is there an after party?
Yes, come and celebrate your work with your fellow dancers, and keep the excitement going long into the late night. Entry to the After Party is available at the door, cash payments only. No pre-purchased tickets required.