Two 'For Dancers Only' Courses in October - Learn From The Best of the Best!

Ramona  is back from teaching at Sweden's Herrang Dance Camp in July, and from winning the most prestigious competition [watch me] at Washington D.C.'s International Lindy Hop Championships in August! We are truly lucky to have the tippity top of swing dancers in the world living right here in our home!  She is out and about most of the year teaching across the world, so when she's home we must make sure to make the most of it! 

Both sessions are suitable for ALL LEVELS .
The basics are a great place to start for beginners and a great place to return for experienced dancers!'aint whatcha's the way hat'cha do it!!

FOR DANCERS ONLY -  Foundations of Authentic Jazz Dance
Mondays in October 8, 15, 22, 29 * 7:30-8:30pm
Register Here: $80
FOR DANCERS ONLY - Dancin' a Soft Shoe
WHEN: Mondays in October 8, 15, 22, 29 * 8:30-10:00pm
Register Here: $120

YOU CAN DANCE STUDIO, 130 Gladstone Street * South Melbourne

July Smith Street Swing Goodness....

Extra Extra!

  • Lindy Hop Graduates join the Intermediate ranks @ the 8:45pm class!
  • 1940s Charleston & Authentic Jazz Dancing in July
  • Guest teacher, Kathryn Kelly!
  • Tuesday July 31st - Speciality Class

Smith Street Swing Class Structure:

Our time structure gives every class the opportunity to practice for 15 minutes after class with sweet swing tunes and teachers present to answer questions.  :)

6:30-7:30    - Vintage Partner Dance Series - (Beginners) - New 4 week block starts every 1st Tuesday of the Month. Different Swing style taught each month!
7:30-7:45- Free Practice Session to Swing tunes

7:45- 8:30   - Drop-in Swing Classes (Beginner/Intermediate) - This class will now focus monthly on specialty topics for all levels including ROUTINES!                                   
8:30-8:45- Free Practice Session to Swing tunes

8:45 - 9:45  - Lindy Hop (Intermediate)
9:45 -10:30 - Social Dance and party!

$12 for first class, $7 for each additional class on the same night...practice time is always free!



6:30 - 1940s Charleston - Limited space for this 4 week Block - $40 REGISTER NOW!

7:45 - Solo Dancing - Joel and Kathryn Kelly's Specialty! 

8:45 - Intermediate Lindy Hop Drop-in - Putting it all together! Learn to combine all of the swing rhythms learned in the 6:30 classes. Join us for this class if you just completed the Lindy Hop 101 block in June!  Ask your teachers if they think that sticking with beginner classes too is right for you!


Special Guest Teacher for the month of July -  Kathryn Kelly!

Kathryn Kelly had always wanted to learn how to lindy hop, after seeing an impressive dance-scene in The Mask. Kathryn started swing-dancing in 2003, and now loves teaching, performing and social dancing - with the aim of fun and creativity whether it’s lindy, blues, balboa or solo jazz. Kathryn has won awards at a number of events including the Melbourne Lindy Battle and Australian Jitterbug Championships. She is also an energetic member of Melbourne Lindy troupe Harlem Shout, with whom she has performed at events like St Kilda Festival, Love Lorne Festival, the famous Speigaltent - and all around the Melbourne dance-traps.


July 31st - Specialty Class!

6:30-7:30pm - Speciality Class TBA


For Dancers Only - NEW CLASS ADDED!

And by popular demand...we bring you....

For Dancers Only with Ramona Staffeld - Introduction to Solo Jazz on Mondays in May!

This "Introduction to Solo Jazz" course will cover a breadth of basic vintage jazz steps that will add flavour to your Lindy Hop and Swing dancing like a dab of hot sauce!  Ramona's teaching style allows you to tap into your body's own natural movement to create steps that look like they belong on your body!  Learning your basics from this lovely, world renowned vintage dance teacher will help to instill a creative base and a sense of confidence in your solo dancing.  Her "naturalist" dancer approach will teach you to use the most efficient ways of using your body in dancing, while melting away any awkwardness that the brain tries to coerse the body into.  Course runs May 7, 14, 21, 28 from 7:00-8:30pm at Fusion Dance.  Course only open to 20 lucky dancers!  So jump on it quickly to reserve a seat for your happy feet!  Visit to see all details and register now.

SOLD OUT: For Dancers Only - May Performance Block with Ramona Staffeld

For Dancers Only is a unique vernacular jazz, solo-dance workshop taught by international Champion dancer, Ramona Staffeld.  The May 5 week block is focused on performance and has already sold out!

The class will be performing their routine some time in June, so keep a look out for this fabo group of dancers.

More opportunities will be available when Ramona returns from teaching in Sweden at the most prestigious Swing dance camp in the world, Herrang Dance Camp.  Stay tuned for her next specialty workshop Octoberish.  Dates TBA.

"For Dancers Only" sells out in less than 2 hours!

Amazingly our first solo dance intensive with Ramona Staffeld - For Dancers Only - sold out in less than 2 hours after we opened registrations to the public!  Sorry to everyone who missed out, we have received a really inspiring amount of interest from people who didn't make it into the class so we look forward to being able to offer more workshops like this in the future! 

Thanks to everyone for supporting Ramona Staffeld and 1929 Studios!