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About us

Gotta Swing has classes in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, where you can learn the great dances of the '20s and '30s:


  • Charleston

  • Lindy-Hop

  • Balboa

  • And MORE!

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Classes are Back!

Monday and Wednesday classes are back! We were closed during January but we are back with fresh ideas and exciting new techniques to pass on to all our students.

Now with Balboa!

Gotta Swing are excited to present new classes for students to learn Balboa.


Balboa is a fast-paced, more upright style of Swing Dancing that emerged from the dance halls in Balboa, California.


You can learn Balboa between 6:30 and 7pm every Monday night, just prior to our Charleston and Lindy Hop classes.

Half Price for You and a Friend!

Come and experience the new way Gotta Swing teaches Lindy Hop.


If you bring a friend that hasn't been to a Gotta Swing class before, the cost of the class will be half price for both you and your friend.


Just mention this promotion when you attend and introduce us to your friend.

Swing Under the Sails

Swing Under the Sails runs on the THIRD Saturday of the month with the exception of May (as it conflicts with the Broadbeach Blues Festival). Make sure that you "Like" the Swing Under the Sails and Gotta Swing Facebook pages for updates, and look for the Swing Under the Sales Event Pages in Facebook.


2019 dates as follows (unless otherwise advised on the Facebook page):


  • January 19th

  • February 16th

  • March 16th

  • April 20th

  • May 2nd (moved due to clash with Blues on Broadbeach)

  • June 15th

  • July 20th

  • August 17th

  • September 21st

  • October 19th

  • November 16th

  • December 21st



Stay informed about what's going on with Gotta Swing!

Rock On Dance Workshops

Rock On Dance Workshops will host teachers from six dance schools during the Cooly Rocks On week, dates and times to be advised.

Drop-in, hour-long workshops
$10 each, pay on the day.

Schedule to be advised, watch this space.

KKDC 2020

Check out our new website for details on the Kooly Kat Dance Championship 2020.



Registrations will open late 2019, early 2020.

Pencil in this comp for Sunday, 7th June 2020

Early bird ​Online registrations will close

Friday 8th May 2020, 11:59pm (AEST)

A $10 late fee will apply after early bird online registration closes

Kooly Kat Dance Events
What is Swing Dancing?

Swing Dancing is a style of dancing that developed with Swing style Jazz music in the United States of America during the 1920s and '30s. There are several different types of Swing Dancing, including; Charleston, Lindy Hop, Balboa and Shag.


Swing Dancing underwent a revival in the 90s, and has grown in popularity ever since.


This is a short clip about the Swing Revival in Europe, featuring an interview with Frankie Manning, one of the original masters of Swing Dancing from the 30s.


Some swing dancing can be slow and relaxed, where as other styles can be energetic with couples kicking their legs and leaping into the air. The only requirement for Swing Dancing is to put your tongue into your cheek and to have fun.