Welcome to Full Swing Vintage Dance Company!Have fun, get fit, meet awesome people – learn to swing dance with Wellington’s original vintage dance school!New Courses Start May 30Lindy Hop Beginner ClassesBeginner classes Mondays or Wednesdays, 6pm6 week block$90, or $75 if you’re a student or CSC holderIf you are brand new,  have just finished your first beginner block, or want to start from scratch head on over and register for one of the beginner classes. We will look at our Charleston and 8 Count basic footwork, as well as some awesome moves for both – we do different moves every block, so if it’s your second go through you’ll be learning new things and adding to your repertoire! Lindy Hop Improver ClassesWe recommend doing the beginner block twice before moving up, to make sure your foundations are solid and you have the basic moves down.We are also keen to know if you have done 2-3 beginner blocks, feel ready to move up, but do not feel ready for the moves classes (below) yet! If this is you, send us an email and if we have enough people we’ll add an improver class 🙂 Lindy Hop Moves Classes  Mondays/Wednesdays at 7.15pm4 week block$65, or $54 if you’re a student or CSC holderFor all our other Lindy dancers we’re running two very cool moves classes!On Mondays at 7.15pm we’re getting stuck into some tandem charleston and chase variations.And on Wednesdays at 7.15 we’re heading into some 6 count and 8 count turny spinny trickeryYou’re welcome to do both! Solo Jazz – stroll through the strolls!Tuesdays 7.15pm4 week block$65, or $54 if you’re a student or CSC holderTHE most fun part of solo jazz dancing is when a song comes on that everybody knows… and you all run to the floor and bust out a routine!  Solo strolls are short pieces of choreography that swing dancers around the world know – whether they are usually a solo dancer or not. They’re a HEAP of fun,  a great way to learn all the classic solo jazz and Charleston moves,  and a really cool way to get involved in the swing dance scene!Over four weeks we’ll do a whirlwind tour of four famous strolls – the Charleston Stroll,  the Shim Sham,  the Jitterbug Stroll, and the Tranky Doo.Everybody welcome, whether you’re a seasoned solo dancer,  a lindy hopper,  or have never danced a step before in your life! Tap FoundationsTuesdays 6pm4 week block$65, or $54 if you’re a student or CSC holderWe’ll spend the next four weeks of tap classes getting all our foundations in tip top tappy shape – ready for some cool choreography the following block! Come along and learn a whole repertoire of moves based on shuffles, brushes. flaps, spanks, scuffs, stomps, hops and slides (and what all those words mean!)Absolute beginners welcome, and anyone who wants to brush up on their base techniques! COVID GuidelinesWe appreciate everyone doing everything they can to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at our venue.Please wash your hands and use the hand sanitiser providedPlease wear a mask when you are moving around the common areasMasks are not required while exercising (during class) but you are welcome to wear onePlease respect other people’s comfort levels too – be chill if someone else wants to wear a mask or have more space than youIf you are sick or required to isolate, do not attend. If you have a cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms,  please get a test and stay at home until you receive a negative result. Contact UsEmail dance@fullswing.co.nz to register for a class or find out moreSubscribe to our mailing listFollow our Facebook pageJoin our Facebook group Dance StylesWhen someone says “swing dance”, Lindy Hop is likely what they’ve got in mind.It’s energetic, quirky, irreverent, and dynamic… but most of all it’s fun!In the ballrooms of 1930s Balboa Island, California, the jazz was fast and hotand the dance floors were tightly packed – and Balboa was the beautiful result!An elegant, energetic swing dance with intricate footwork, a close connection and incredible style.The roaring twenties were a decade of decadence, rebellion, glamour and social change,and at the forefront leading the way was the biggest dance craze in history!The Charleston turned all the accepted rules of dance upside down and inside out,and set the scene for all the dancing we know and love today!Our solo jazz classes focus on moves from the first half of the 20th century (and a little bit more).The lights are low, it’s the end of the night and the party’s moved from thehectic jumping jazz of the ballrooms to the houses of Harlem.The rent parties, the speakeasies, the back alley dive bars and dingy saloons,where the bootleg liquor gets passed around and the music gets real slow –that’s where you find the blues!Blues dance is all about music, connection, and creativity.It’s slow, it’s groovy, and it’s definitely very cool!What could be better than stomping your feet and making a lot of noise?Stomping your feet and making a lot of noise with style!The iconic dance of vaudeville and musicals, tap dancing is one of the mostwidely recognised, entertaining and above all  fun styles of dance around.Come along and follow in the footsteps of Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers!Class PricingCasual Classes – $20Great option for• Trying it out for the first time• Visiting from out of town• If you have a busy schedule Four Week Block – $65Or $54 for students and CSC holders Six-Class Pass – $90• The best value, most popular option!• Save 15% Off Casual Price• $75 with Student ID or CSC• Valid across all of our classes• Clip it like a train ticket each time you attend,so if you miss a class you don’t miss out! 

Welcome to Full Swing Vintage Dance Company!

Have fun, get fit, meet awesome people – learn to swing dance with Wellington’s original vintage dance school!

New Courses Start May 30

Colour coded visual timetable. All details of class dates, times and descriptions in text below

Lindy Hop Beginner Classes

Beginner classes Mondays or Wednesdays, 6pm
6 week block
$90, or $75 if you’re a student or CSC holder

If you are brand new,  have just finished your first beginner block, or want to start from scratch head on over and register for one of the beginner classes. We will look at our Charleston and 8 Count basic footwork, as well as some awesome moves for both – we do different moves every block, so if it’s your second go through you’ll be learning new things and adding to your repertoire!

 

Lindy Hop Improver Classes

We recommend doing the beginner block twice before moving up, to make sure your foundations are solid and you have the basic moves down.

We are also keen to know if you have done 2-3 beginner blocks, feel ready to move up, but do not feel ready for the moves classes (below) yet! If this is you, send us an email and if we have enough people we’ll add an improver class 🙂

 

Lindy Hop Moves Classes  

Mondays/Wednesdays at 7.15pm
4 week block
$65, or $54 if you’re a student or CSC holder

For all our other Lindy dancers we’re running two very cool moves classes!

On Mondays at 7.15pm we’re getting stuck into some tandem charleston and chase variations.

And on Wednesdays at 7.15 we’re heading into some 6 count and 8 count turny spinny trickery

You’re welcome to do both!

 

Solo Jazz – stroll through the strolls!

Tuesdays 7.15pm
4 week block
$65, or $54 if you’re a student or CSC holder

THE most fun part of solo jazz dancing is when a song comes on that everybody knows… and you all run to the floor and bust out a routine!  Solo strolls are short pieces of choreography that swing dancers around the world know – whether they are usually a solo dancer or not. They’re a HEAP of fun,  a great way to learn all the classic solo jazz and Charleston moves,  and a really cool way to get involved in the swing dance scene!

Over four weeks we’ll do a whirlwind tour of four famous strolls – the Charleston Stroll,  the Shim Sham,  the Jitterbug Stroll, and the Tranky Doo.

Everybody welcome, whether you’re a seasoned solo dancer,  a lindy hopper,  or have never danced a step before in your life!

 

Tap Foundations

Tuesdays 6pm
4 week block
$65, or $54 if you’re a student or CSC holder

We’ll spend the next four weeks of tap classes getting all our foundations in tip top tappy shape – ready for some cool choreography the following block! Come along and learn a whole repertoire of moves based on shuffles, brushes. flaps, spanks, scuffs, stomps, hops and slides (and what all those words mean!)
Absolute beginners welcome, and anyone who wants to brush up on their base techniques!

 

COVID Guidelines


We appreciate everyone doing everything they can to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at our venue.

  • Please wash your hands and use the hand sanitiser provided
  • Please wear a mask when you are moving around the common areas
  • Masks are not required while exercising (during class) but you are welcome to wear one
  • Please respect other people’s comfort levels too – be chill if someone else wants to wear a mask or have more space than you

If you are sick or required to isolate, do not attend. If you have a cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms,  please get a test and stay at home until you receive a negative result.

 

Contact Us

Email dance@fullswing.co.nz to register for a class or find out more

Subscribe to our mailing list

Follow our Facebook page

Join our Facebook group

 

Dance Styles

Lindy Hop

When someone says “swing dance”, Lindy Hop is likely what they’ve got in mind.
It’s energetic, quirky, irreverent, and dynamic… but most of all it’s fun!

Balboa

In the ballrooms of 1930s Balboa Island, California, the jazz was fast and hot
and the dance floors were tightly packed – and Balboa was the beautiful result!
An elegant, energetic swing dance with intricate footwork, a close connection and incredible style.

Vintage Solo Jazz

The roaring twenties were a decade of decadence, rebellion, glamour and social change,
and at the forefront leading the way was the biggest dance craze in history!
The Charleston turned all the accepted rules of dance upside down and inside out,
and set the scene for all the dancing we know and love today!
Our solo jazz classes focus on moves from the first half of the 20th century (and a little bit more).

Blues Dance

The lights are low, it’s the end of the night and the party’s moved from the
hectic jumping jazz of the ballrooms to the houses of Harlem.
The rent parties, the speakeasies, the back alley dive bars and dingy saloons,
where the bootleg liquor gets passed around and the music gets real slow –
that’s where you find the blues!

Blues dance is all about music, connection, and creativity.
It’s slow, it’s groovy, and it’s definitely very cool!

Tap dance

What could be better than stomping your feet and making a lot of noise?
Stomping your feet and making a lot of noise with style!

The iconic dance of vaudeville and musicals, tap dancing is one of the most
widely recognised, entertaining and above all  fun styles of dance around.
Come along and follow in the footsteps of Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers!

Class Pricing

Casual Classes – $20

Great option for

• Trying it out for the first time

• Visiting from out of town

• If you have a busy schedule

 

Four Week Block – $65

Or $54 for students and CSC holders

 

Six-Class Pass – $90

• The best value, most popular option!

• Save 15% Off Casual Price

• $75 with Student ID or CSC

• Valid across all of our classes

• Clip it like a train ticket each time you attend,
so if you miss a class you don’t miss out!