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Club Maxie’s, Prahran

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As of March 2021 Club Maxie’s classes and social dancing remain on hold until further notice, as a result of changes brought about during Covid-19 shutdown.
Watch for updates and stay in touch with the Balboa and Shag community via our Facebook group, and please stay safe.


6.30pm – Level 1 Collegiate Shag
Total Beginners
Drop in any week, all welcome! No partner required. No experience necessary! Learn the basics of Collegiate Shag from some of the best Shag teachers in town.


7.30pm – Level 1 Balboa
Total Beginners
Drop in any week, all welcome! No experience with Balboa – or indeed, any dancing – necessary! This class is aimed at total beginners or anyone looking to work on their basic Balboa technique. You don’t need to bring a partner as we will rotate partners throughout the class. Just turn up and we’ll take care of the rest.


8.30 – 11pm – Social Dancing
Great DJ music, smooth floor, cheap drinks at the bar, room to sit and socialise and snacks to boot!


Frequently Asked Questions

What will the music be like?
The music will be general swing with a Balboa and Shag edge. Basie, Goodman, Shaw and some contemporary bands like Campus Five,Tube Skinny, Mora’s Modern Rhythmists, Michael McQuaid’s Red Hot Rhythm Makers just to name a few.
Will all the music be Fast?
No. Balboa and Shag, like lindy hop, can be fast, slow and everything in between. There will be a wide range of speeds.
Can we dance lindy on the night?
Yes, sure. We’re not the dance police; there are no restrictions on what you dance.


What is Balboa?

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What is Collegiate Shag?

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