Fun Week of Workshops Ahead!

This week, three great opportunities to join the world of dancing in three unique ways!

Only 4 spots left!
Don't miss the chance to learn some Lindy Hop with Ramona Staffeld and our new addition to the team, Andrew Hsi.

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Swing Dancing for Teens!
Term 4 of Hop Step Swing is starting this coming Saturday Oct 10th

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Shag Pile! One of our classics now. 
October Edition is taking this coming Sunday 11th

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Lindy Hopper's Delight & Rugcutters UNITE - Ticket to Rugcutters included in LHD's April Rego!

April -   Facebook Event

This is what Mark, your featured teacher in this edition, has to say about what inspired he and Kathryn to design this workshop --->

Did we mention that mark is a fun guy?

Did we mention that mark is a fun guy?

Registration to April's edition of Lindy Hopper's Delight with Kathryn Kelly and Mark Christopoulos is NOW OPEN and we are super PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE that your registration to this workshop comes with a...

A FREE ticket to Rugcutters' April edition!

Rugcutters on  Facebook

Rugcutters on Facebook

When I first started swing there were so few experts on the scene. People didn’t know what they were doing! People would hit the floor and just get loose and free. Most classes were simple demonstrations and students doing their best to imitate. I loved it! Then a wave of dancers, including myself, started to take a closer look into the dance. Instruction became a lot more sophisticated and the number of amazing dancers sky rocketed!

Four years ago, I took a hiatus from swing and took the journey again as a beginner contemporary and lyrical jazz dancer. What I noticed shocked me. The teachers, although incredible dancers, would choose not to dissect the dance for the students but rather just beat it into them. It was tough love. But it reminded me of my first swing classes and I loved it all over again.

In the spirit of this tried and tested model Kathryn and I will be hammering into you our favourite advanced movements. No over thinking, just sophisticated movements to music with and without a partner to build that “body knowledge.” Spins, balance, posture and control without and then with your partner.
— Mark Christopoulos

Pop Up LINDY CLINIC with Ramona Staffeld

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Click here for full deets and to register...



This LINDY CLINIC hosted by Ramona Staffeld will give you tips and tools to improve your Lindy Hop on the spot!


Remember that time you took class with Ramona and she said that thing that inspired your Lindy Hop for the next year?? That moment when it all just...clicked?? Yeah, THAT'S THE GOOD STUFF!  

This POP UP format intends to make the most of this WORLD CLASS dancer and teacher living right here in Melbs. The life of an international travelling teacher doesn't give her the option to run a regular venue, so come forth and SWING OUT while the Swingin's goooood!





Shag Pile

Annabelle Hale & Nial Bruce -- Your Shag Pile teachers in 1929's Studio!

Annabelle Hale & Nial Bruce -- Your Shag Pile teachers in 1929's Studio!

What's THE HAPS Shag Pile??

Second Sunday Workshops AND Fourth Sunday Practice Sessions!

Ready to get those feet shagging again?  We sure are!  
Nial & Annabelle are super excited to continue sharing Collegiate Shag with the swing dance community starting with the next Second Sunday -- Sunday, 8th March!

What's new this year?

  • New CLASS level added on SECOND SUNDAYS!
  • New TIMES to line up with FREE LIVE MUSIC @ Grumpy's Green (see below)
  • 1 Hour PRACTICE SESH on every FOURTH SUNDAY of the month


Hop Step Swing! Teen Swing Dancing is HERE!

Hop Step Swing is the fun new opportunity for teens to learn to swing dance! 

Students will learn the basics of swing dancing in a fun routine with a performance opportunity at the end! Class size will be limited to a small group of students to offer the best learning environment.

Hop Step Swing! - REGISTER
5 week block in Term 4
Saturdays 3:30-5:00pm * $125
Oct 11, 18, 25, (NO CLASS CUP DAY WEEKEND) Nov 8, 15
Performance date TBA
1929 Studios * 1/281 Smith Street Collingwood (enter via Greeves Street)

20th September - Meet & Greet Day!
3:30-5:00pm * 1929 Studios
* Lesson from 3:45-4:15pm * Social from 4:15-5:00pm

  • Meet the teacher/s and 1929 studios staff.
  • Free 30 minute dance lesson for parents and teens with social dance time after.
  • See what swing dancing is all about with a dance demo with Tim & Vanessa
  • Register for the course after class and receive a discount -- $120
  • Nibbles Provided!
5 wk block in Term 4 --   Saturdays *    Oct 11, 18, 25, Nov 8, 15 -- in 1929's Studio, Collingwood

5 wk block in Term 4 -- Saturdays *  Oct 11, 18, 25, Nov 8, 15 -- in 1929's Studio, Collingwood

About your Teacher:
Vanessa Nimmo*
10+ yrs. experience working with youth
Working with Children Check
First Aid Certificate
Bachelor of Music

*Local teacher and Swing DJ, Tim Jones will join Vanessa one Saturday later in the block to help demonstrate.