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Swing Patrol Christmas Party 2019

Leave the Xmas to-do list at home, ignore the flurry of silly-season shoppers and bring your swinging Christmas spirit to Czech House to celebrate a wonderful dancing year.
Dancing, drinks, performances, festive fun.

This year’s theme: Aussie Beach Party

Swing Patrol director Scott Cupit is returning with a one way ticket back to Australia, and with Brit Arrianne O’shea joining the teaching team, we’ll introduce them to a southern hemisphere summer celebration – think sun, surf, swimming pools, hot days and warm nights. Fun and casual. More suited to the festive season in Oz than snow, sleigh bells and bad Christmas sweaters! Summer casual attire welcome, but let’s stop short of bikinis and budgie smugglers!

Dance between the flags – downstairs the dance floor will be swinging to the sounds of our fabulous DJs – Andy Fodor, Tanya Stephan and Noni Healy. Grab a cool drink at the bar to quench your summer thirst. Watch our guest performers entertain you in the breaks.

Relax on the shore – grab your beach towel and head upstairs to the chill-out room, a great place to take a break from the dance floor, sit and chat with friends, have a snack or even byo your own dinner. Bring a board game or pack of cards if you really fancy some down time.

What to expect

* Hours of social dancing to our favourite DJs.
* Performances from Swing Patrol troupes and friends … including what has now become a seasonal tradition – a special Bluebelles Christmas routine (wait til you see what they have in store!)
* Drinks at the Czech House bar (NO BYO please).
* Catching up with friends before the Xmas frenzy.



Venue: Czech House – 497 Queensberry St, North Melbourne
Date: Sunday 15 December 2019
Time: doors open 7pm, music til 11pm.
We’ll have you home in bed before Santa can check his list, so you can be fresh for work, or more Christmas shopping Monday morning.



Online pre-bookings
$25 adults
$10 kids 5 – 15 years

Note: tickets will be limited due to venue capacity.

Online registrations will close at 11.59pm Friday 13 December, or when sold out.
After that time, tickets will only be available for full cash price at the door, and only until sold out.

This event is SOLD OUT.
There will be NO tickets available at the door.

Cash at the door
$30 adults
$10 kids 5 – 15 years
** This option will only be available if not sold out … and there is every chance we will sell out. Ensure your spot by pre-purchasing online **



Q: Is it BYO?
A: No, there is a delightful bar at the venue, so please don’t BYO (though you can bring your water bottle … as long as you take it home with you.)

Q: Is there food available?
A: We’ll have a few festive season treats in the chill-out room, but nothing substantial. But there’s plenty of eating spots in the immediate vicinity, so grab a bite before the party, or you can even bring your dinner with you to eat upstairs.

Q: Will there be allocated seating?
A: No. Your ticket gives you entry to the party. There won’t be much seating downstairs, so we can make space for dancing. There is a separate room upstairs with chairs and tables, for when you need a break or want to chat.

Q: What’s the DRESS CODE?
A: This will be a fun, casual night. It’s an Aussie Beach Party theme, so you can wear your summer clothes (though we draw the line at bikinis, budgie smugglers … and absolutely no coconut bras!) If you want to keep it traditional, add a touch of Christmas cheer to your outfit.

(photo credit: Photos by Carly)