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!Beginner ClassesWant to get hip to the jazz jive and learn to dance?Our first block of classes starts the week of January 18th!Beginner Lindy Hop classesTuesdays or Wednesdays at 6pmBeginner Tap Dance classesTuesdays at 6pmOpen Blues classesTuesdays at 7pmOpen Solo Jazz classesThursdays at 6pmBeginner Balboa classesThursdays at 7pmSpaces are filling fast, so get in QUICK!All classes are dependent on numbers – so register your interest if you want to come along!Email dance@fullswing.co.nz to register for classes!Full ScheduleEmail dance@fullswing.co.nz to register Beginner Lindy Hop BootcampNever danced before and want to give it go?Our first Beginner Bootcamp for 2021 is Saturday 20 February!Get some new moves for the new year, learn all the beginner swing dance basics in a single day, bring your friends and have a blast – no experience or partner required!Saturday 20 February, 10am-5pmFull Swing Studios, 80 Cuba St (entrance on Dixon St)$75 pre payment (payment details sent after registration) or $90 on the dayThis is our first beginner bootcamp of the year and is bound to sell out, so book your space ASAP!Email dance@fullswing.co.nz to register for bootcamp!Social Dancing & EventsBlock PartyAt the end of  the block we get together, DJ our favourite swing tunes all night and have an awesome dance party at the studio!Block Party is a chance to get to know people from other classes and levels, find some inspiration, eat some nibbles and catch the social dancing bug.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 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.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 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!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 PricingCasual Classes – $20 Great option for• Trying it out for the first time• Visiting from out of town• If you have a busy scheduleFive-Class Pass – $85• 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!Unlimited Pass – $250• Six weeks of unlimited evening classes, including workshop week classes• Most cost effective option if you’re doing 3 or more classes per week• All the dance you can handle – the more classes you attend, the more you save!

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!

Beginner Classes

Beginner timetable information (in text below) with images of dancers dancing each style

Want to get hip to the jazz jive and learn to dance?

Our first block of classes starts the week of January 18th!

Beginner Lindy Hop classes
Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 6pm

Beginner Tap Dance classes
Tuesdays at 6pm

Open Blues classes
Tuesdays at 7pm

Open Solo Jazz classes
Thursdays at 6pm

Beginner Balboa classes
Thursdays at 7pm

Spaces are filling fast, so get in QUICK!

All classes are dependent on numbers – so register your interest if you want to come along!

Email dance@fullswing.co.nz to register for classes!

Full Schedule

Colour coded visual timetable

Email dance@fullswing.co.nz to register

 

Beginner Lindy Hop Bootcamp

Two people dancing from the waist down, with vintage clothes and shoes and a bright summery background

Never danced before and want to give it go?

Our first Beginner Bootcamp for 2021 is Saturday 20 February!

Get some new moves for the new year, learn all the beginner swing dance basics in a single day,
bring your friends and have a blast – no experience or partner required!

Saturday 20 February, 10am-5pm

Full Swing Studios, 80 Cuba St (entrance on Dixon St)
$75 pre payment (payment details sent after registration) or $90 on the day

This is our first beginner bootcamp of the year and is bound to sell out, so book your space ASAP!

Email dance@fullswing.co.nz to register for bootcamp!

Social Dancing & Events

Block Party

Image of vintage light bulbs glowing softly in a darkened room

At the end of  the block we get together, DJ our favourite swing tunes all night and
have an awesome dance party at the studio!

Block Party is a chance to get to know people from other classes and levels,
find some inspiration, eat some nibbles and catch the social dancing bug.

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

Five-Class Pass – $85

• 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!

Unlimited Pass – $250

• Six weeks of unlimited evening classes, including workshop week classes

• Most cost effective option if you’re doing 3 or more classes per week

• All the dance you can handle – the more classes you attend, the more you save!