Beginner classes Absolute beginners are more than welcome, you’re encouraged! No experience or partner required.We recommend doing the beginner course twice through (or once plus the beginner bootcamp!) so that you feel confident before moving on up. We always do the basic rhythms, but we change up the moves every block so it won’t be the same your second time around!Email dance@fullswing.co.nz to book your space!Course start dates for 2020:January 13, February 24, April 6, May 18, June 29, August 10, September 21, November 2 Styles We TeachAt Full Swing we’re all about swing and jazz dances from the early 20th century.With a rich history, strong sense of community and almost infinite capacity for improvisation, you’ll be hard pressed to resist the infectious rhythms of this amazing group of street dances. Lindy Hop (Swing)Next Courses:Monday 24 Feb 6pm (6 week block)Wednesday 26 Feb 7.15pm (6 week block)When someone says “swing dance”, Lindy Hop is likely what they’ve got in mind – the energetic partner dance from the old films with great hair and even greater dance steps! Lindy Hop is fun and irreverent, a dance with great dynamics and a strong focus on lead and follow. BalboaNext Course:Tuesday 25 Feb 6pm (6 week block)In the ballrooms of 1930s Balboa Island, California, the jazz was fast and hot, and the floors were packed. With beats per minute sitting high and space per person at a premium, Balboa was born: an energetic dance with intricate footwork, a close connection and elegant lines, and all of the fun and swing style that the teenagers of the 30s loved to play with! BluesNext Course:Wednesday 26 Feb 7.15pm (6 week block)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 dancing evolved directly alongside blues music at the turn of the century 1910s and 1920s, and takes its character from the driving rhythms, the lazy syncopation and the relaxed pace of the music it came out of. Vintage Solo JazzNext Course:Tuesday 25 Feb 6pm (6 week block)The roaring twenties were a decade of decadence, rebellion, glamour and change – and at the forefront, leading the way was the Charleston.It was the biggest dance craze in history, the Charleston turned all the accepted rules of dance upside down and inside out; with wild limbs flying in all directions and knees knocked, the dance was seen as wild, thrilling, rebellious, and even dangerous – but no one can deny it’s a heck of a lot of fun! Tap DanceNext Course:Thursday 27 Feb 6pm (6 week block)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 by learning to tap! Class PricingCasual Classes – $20 Great option for• Trying it out for the first time• Visiting from out of town• If you have a busy scheduleSix-Class Pass – $90• The best value, most popular option!• Save 25% 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 – $240• Six weeks of unlimited evening classes• Up to 75% off casual rate• All the dance you can handle! beginner bootcampDon’t have time for a regular class? Never danced before and want to start with a bang? This is a great way give dancing a go for the first time! Its also still great way to brush up on your level 1 skills before you go into the next block.Come and learn all the basics of a six week beginner Lindy Hop course in one day. Learn the foundations over four classes, and you’ll be having heaps of fun on the social dance floor by the end!Email dance@fullswing.co.nz to book your spot!Beginner Bootcamp dates for 2020:February 15, March 28, May 9, June 20, August 1, September 12, October 17, December 5     

 

Beginner classes 

Absolute beginners are more than welcome, you’re encouraged!
No experience or partner required.

We recommend doing the beginner course twice through
(or once plus the beginner bootcamp!) so that you feel confident before moving on up.

We always do the basic rhythms, but we change up the moves
every block so it won’t be the same your second time around!

Email dance@fullswing.co.nz to book your space!

Course start dates for 2020:
January 13, February 24, April 6, May 18, June 29, August 10, September 21, November 2

 

Styles We Teach

At Full Swing we’re all about swing and jazz dances from the early 20th century.

With a rich history, strong sense of community and almost infinite capacity for improvisation,
you’ll be hard pressed to resist the infectious rhythms of this amazing group of street dances.

 

Lindy Hop (Swing)

Next Courses:
Monday 24 Feb 6pm (6 week block)
Wednesday 26 Feb 7.15pm (6 week block)

When someone says “swing dance”, Lindy Hop is likely what they’ve got in mind – the energetic partner dance from the old films with great hair and even greater dance steps!

Lindy Hop is fun and irreverent, a dance with great dynamics and a strong focus on lead and follow.

 

Balboa

Next Course:
Tuesday 25 Feb 6pm (6 week block)

In the ballrooms of 1930s Balboa Island, California, the jazz was fast and hot, and the floors were packed. With beats per minute sitting high and space per person at a premium, Balboa was born: an energetic dance with intricate footwork, a close connection and elegant lines, and all of the fun and swing style that the teenagers of the 30s loved to play with!

 

Blues

Next Course:
Wednesday 26 Feb 7.15pm (6 week block)

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 dancing evolved directly alongside blues music at the turn of the century 1910s and 1920s, and takes its character from the driving rhythms, the lazy syncopation and the relaxed pace of the music it came out of.

 

Vintage Solo Jazz

Next Course:
Tuesday 25 Feb 6pm (6 week block)

The roaring twenties were a decade of decadence, rebellion, glamour and change – and at the forefront, leading the way was the Charleston.
It was the biggest dance craze in history, the Charleston turned all the accepted rules of dance upside down and inside out; with wild limbs flying in all directions and knees knocked, the dance was seen as wild, thrilling, rebellious, and even dangerous – but no one can deny it’s a heck of a lot of fun!

 

Tap Dance

Next Course:
Thursday 27 Feb 6pm (6 week block)

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 by learning to tap!

 

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

Six-Class Pass – $90

• The best value, most popular option!

• Save 25% 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 – $240

• Six weeks of unlimited evening classes

• Up to 75% off casual rate

• All the dance you can handle!

 

beginner bootcamp

Don’t have time for a regular class? Never danced before and want to start with a bang? This is a great way give dancing a go for the first time! Its also still great way to brush up on your level 1 skills before you go into the next block.

Come and learn all the basics of a six week beginner Lindy Hop course in one day. Learn the foundations over four classes, and you’ll be having heaps of fun on the social dance floor by the end!

Email dance@fullswing.co.nz to book your spot!

Beginner Bootcamp dates for 2020:
February 15, March 28, May 9, June 20, August 1, September 12, October 17, December 5