What we're about

We're a friendly group of social dancers, teachers, organisers and DJs who love to dance to the big band jazz of the Swing Era (1920s - 1950s). This group is managed by Cape Town Swing.

We welcome newcomers of all levels at all our events. We look forward to meeting you and swinging out with you!

To stay in the loop:

Check out our website (http://www.capetownswing.co.za/) for upcoming events and to learn more about our community;
Pop us an email (info@capetownswing.co.za) if you have any enquiries;
Sign up to our newsletter (http://eepurl.com/bfIOCD) to never miss an announcement;
Join our community group (http://facebook.com/groups/capetownswing) on Facebook to join community conversations;
Follow us on Facebook (http://facebook.com/capetownswing) and Instagram (https://instagram.com/capetownswing) if you like :)

For some examples of what social (improvised) lindy hop looks like, see https://youtu.be/XT1j8 (https://youtu.be/XT1j8KOMjNE?list=PLkDvAGqaLEqC-av0wzaold4gDaXy9Eb7N)...­ and https://youtu.be/veAOU (https://youtu.be/veAOURiM-1U?list=PLkDvAGqaLEqC-av0wzaold4gDaXy9Eb7N)...­.

Upcoming events (4+)

Beginner & Intermediate Lindy Hop (Kommetjie)

3 Erica Rd

BOOK ON OUR WEBSITE: https://www.capetownswing.co.za/events/beginner-intermediate-lindy-hop-19-jan-9-feb/

Beginner Lindy Hop: 18h00-19h00
Intermediate Lindy Hop: 19h00-20h00
Social-practice: 20h00-20h30

Learn the basics of rhythm and partner connection that form the foundation of lindy hop. We'll start from scratch in the beginner class: dancing is basically just moving with style, so if you can walk, you can dance! More experienced lindy hoppers are welcome to take this class in their "other role".

In the intermediate class, we'll build beyond the basics and dig deeper into swing outs, transitioning between footwork rhythms, partner communication, and individual style.

All classes are drop-in friendly.

Please register with a partner for this class. Need a partner? Complete this form: https://forms.gle/ggPqgAN9EV21Qrhz8 Depending on the Covid situation, we may introduce the option of rotating partners, for those who are comfortable doing so.

When/Where/How Much:
- Wednesdays, 19 January – 9 February
- Kom Community Space, The Village Place, Erica Rd, Kommetjie
- Cost: R90 per person per class (book & pay online)

What to bring:
- Comfy shoes that you can dance in
- A face mask that covers your nose and mouth
- A water bottle

BOOK ON OUR WEBSITE: https://www.capetownswing.co.za/events/beginner-intermediate-lindy-hop-19-jan-9-feb/

Beginner & Intermediate Lindy Hop (Kloof St)

Cape Town Union Congregational Church

BOOK ON OUR WEBSITE: https://www.capetownswing.co.za/events/beginner-intermediate-lindy-hop-14-jan-4-feb/

Beginner Lindy Hop: 17h45-18h45
Intermediate Lindy Hop: 19h00-20h00
Social-practice: 20h00-20h30

Learn the basics of rhythm and partner connection that form the foundation of lindy hop. We'll start from scratch in the beginner class: dancing is basically just moving with style, so if you can walk, you can dance! More experienced lindy hoppers are welcome to take this class in their "other role".

In the intermediate class, we'll build beyond the basics and dig deeper into swing outs, transitioning between footwork rhythms, partner communication, and individual style.

All classes are drop-in friendly.

Please register with a partner for this class. Need a partner? Complete this form: https://forms.gle/ggPqgAN9EV21Qrhz8 Depending on the Covid situation, we may introduce the option of rotating partners, for those who are comfortable doing so.

When/Where/How Much:
- Fridays, 14 January - 4 February
- Church hall, 60A Kloof St, Gardens (next to Arnold's)
- Cost: R90 per person per class (book & pay online)

What to bring:
- Comfy shoes that you can dance in
- A face mask that covers your nose and mouth
- A water bottle

BOOK ON OUR WEBSITE: https://www.capetownswing.co.za/events/beginner-intermediate-lindy-hop-14-jan-4-feb/

Intro to Blues

Cape Town Union Congregational Church

Wanna get bluesy with us? Matt Molteno is in town for a visit and SO ready to share his love of blues with you. This is a follow-up to the first class on 12 January, but it’ll be pitched at first-timers so all are welcome!

Please register with a partner for this class. If you don't have a partner, complete this form to connect with someone in the community: https://forms.gle/ggPqgAN9EV21Qrhz8

When/Where/How Much:
– Friday 28 January, 8:15 PM
Church hall, 60A Kloof St, Gardens (next to Arnold’s)
– Cost: R90 per person per class (book & pay online)
– Book here: https://www.capetownswing.co.za/events/intro-to-blues-28-jan/

What to bring:
– Comfy shoes that you can dance in
– A face mask that covers your nose and mouth
- A water bottle

Please take note of our Covid-19 measures: https://www.capetownswing.co.za/covid-19-protocol/

Beginner & Intermediate Lindy Hop (Kommetjie)

3 Erica Rd

BOOK ON OUR WEBSITE: https://www.capetownswing.co.za/events/beginner-intermediate-lindy-hop-19-jan-9-feb/

Beginner Lindy Hop: 18h00-19h00
Intermediate Lindy Hop: 19h00-20h00
Social-practice: 20h00-20h30

Learn the basics of rhythm and partner connection that form the foundation of lindy hop. We'll start from scratch in the beginner class: dancing is basically just moving with style, so if you can walk, you can dance! More experienced lindy hoppers are welcome to take this class in their "other role".

In the intermediate class, we'll build beyond the basics and dig deeper into swing outs, transitioning between footwork rhythms, partner communication, and individual style.

All classes are drop-in friendly.

Please register with a partner for this class. Need a partner? Complete this form: https://forms.gle/ggPqgAN9EV21Qrhz8 Depending on the Covid situation, we may introduce the option of rotating partners, for those who are comfortable doing so.

When/Where/How Much:
- Wednesdays, 19 January – 9 February
- Kom Community Space, The Village Place, Erica Rd, Kommetjie
- Cost: R90 per person per class (book & pay online)

What to bring:
- Comfy shoes that you can dance in
- A face mask that covers your nose and mouth
- A water bottle

BOOK ON OUR WEBSITE: https://www.capetownswing.co.za/events/beginner-intermediate-lindy-hop-19-jan-9-feb/

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Beginner & Intermediate Lindy Hop (Kloof St)

Cape Town Union Congregational Church

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