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Covid Update: Swing Patrol plans to resume classes in early 2021. However, Chatswood Public School Hall is no longer available, so we are investigating other venue options. Stay tuned for more news, and stay safe everyone.

Swing dance class north of the bridge in Chatswood!
Our experienced and friendly teachers will teach you everything you need to do from scratch. We’ll have you dancing and smiling in minutes.


7:00pm: Level 1
Total Beginners

Drop in any week, all welcome! Each week we start from scratch with the basic steps so you can start anytime. We rotate partners throughout the class so no partner required, all you need is to show up and we’ll get you dancing. If you’re keen to get started or want to work on your basic technique, this is the class for you.


8.00pm – 8.15pm: Social Dancing for everyone
The best way to improve your dancing is to … well … dance. Social dancing is excellent for new dancers to gain confidence and for established dancers to warm up and get to know our new students.


8:15pm: Level 2

Are you looking to take the next step in your dancing? Chatswood’s second class on Monday nights is where we’ll be teaching new moves and focusing on perfecting your lead and follow technique.

Anyone who has done the first class of the night is invited to stay for the second class, where we’ll be taking the content from the first class to the next level with more variations, moves and technique.

To get the most from these extra classes you’ll have already completed at least one full series of Charleston, 6-beat and 8-beat, and be comfortable with the basic rhythms.

PLEASE NOTE: You need to do the first class of the night in order to do the second class, unless you get approval from Derek and Jo. The reason for this is to ensure that our students continue to practice their core essential footwork and moves. In order to get approval to do just the second class, you’ll need to have been dancing Swing for at least one year and do an audition test with either Derek or Jo.


9:15pm: Level 3 *Last Monday of each month*

Are you looking to really improve your dancing? Want a new challenge and to stretch yourself with new skills and tricky moves? We have the class for you!
Chatswood is introducing a new Level 3 class on the last Monday of the month, where Derek and Jo will put you through your paces with this class designed to really take your dancing to the next level.
To participate in this class you’ll need to have been doing Level 2 classes for a minimum of 6 months and be going social dancing as often as you can. You need to be comfortable with dancing 8 beat, 6 beat and Charleston at a range of tempos from slow to fast, have a strong repertoire of moves that you’re familiar with as a lead or follow, as well as some knowledge of solo rhythms and stylings.
But most of all you’ll be looking to work hard and really improve your dancing. If you’re not sure about your level, get in touch with Derek or Jo to discuss whether this class is right for you.
In order to take the Level 3 class, we ask that you also do the Level 2 class on the night, so that we can gauge the levels and prime you with some concepts and ideas that we’ll really dive into in the Level 3 class.

Level 3 dates:24 Feb, 30 Mar, 27 Apr, 25 May, 29 Jun, 27 Jul, 31 Aug, 28 Sep, 26 Oct, 30 Nov 2020


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