COVID-19 Update
COVID19 Update - 16th July 2020

Hi colleagues, students and friends.


As you know, all Gotta Swing classes and events have been suspended since the end of March. Our classes are about to get underway again (see Classes pages for details) but unfortunately we still cannot go ahead with some of our social events, specifically Swing Under the Sails, due to COVID-19 restrictions.


Please note that most other schools that we are aware of in South East Queensland also cancelled classes and events but some are now starting to recommence. Please check their individual websites and social media pages for more information.


Stay safe and practice social distancing as best you can. We’ll see you again on the other side!


For more information:

Queensland Health advice here:


Queensland Health current status and tracing alerts:


Federal Department of Health advice here:


Social Dancing

The only way to get good at Swing Dancing is to practice, practice, practice! Social dancing gives people the opportunity to get to gether and to try out their dancing with other swing dancers away from classes.

Swing Under the Sails
Third Saturday of the Month

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.

Best of all, it's FREE!


Oasis Shopping Centre Mall

Victoria Ave



Introduction Lesson *         6:30 - 7:30pm

Social Dancing                      7:30 - 10:00pm


* Lesson will only run if there are enough interested participants at that time.

2020 dates as follows (unless otherwise advised on the Facebook page):

  • January 18th

  • February 15th

  • March 21st - CANCELLED due to COVID-19 restrictions

  • April 18th - CANCELLED due to COVID-19 restrictions

Future events cancelled until further notice

Other Social Dancing in Queensland

The following information has been provided to assist Swing Dancers to know what is happening in the Brisbane and Gold Coast area.


Whilest every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate, details may have changed since we last updated this page. Please always check event information via the host's website for details of the event, prior to attending.

Pocket Social
Fortnightly, Fridays

Corner Pocket Swing hosts this fortnightly social dance.  Most socials will begin at 7:30pm with a beginners lesson open to dancers of any level including complete beginners. 

St Augustine's Church Hall

56 Racecourse Rd, Hamilton, Queensland


Check out the Corner Pocket Swing website for details.


Tickets: $15 including class


Beginner Class               7:30 - 8:30pm

Social Dancing                8:30 – 11:30pm

Empire Swing
Swing Shack
Fortnightly, Fridays

Empire Swing hosts a night of social Swing Dancing in Fortitude Valley in Brisbane fortnightly on Fridays.

Queensland Russian Community Club

19 Lotus Street, Woolloongabba, Queensland


Beginner Class                7:30 – 8:30pm

Social Dancing                8:30 – Midnight


Tickets: $15 ($20 on live band nights)


Check out the Empire Swing website for details.

Empire Swing
Balboa Blitz
Second Sunday of the Month

Brisbane's Balboa Social is on the second Sunday of each month (except for February) with music provided by a selection of DJs. Balboa is a faster form of Swing Dancing that relies on a close connection with your partner.

You are more then welcome to bring snacks to share, but please bring the packet or list of ingredients for those who have allergies/restrictions.


Tickets: $10

OES Project Hall

Cnr Junction St and Oxford St


Social Dancing                 2:00pm – 5:00pm


Check out the Empire Swing website for details.

Balboa with Empire Swing
Blues Room

Blues is the slower partnered dance of the swing styles, emphasing movement, musicality, connection and weight changes that are a great basic to any dance style



Prices vary. Check out the Empire Swing website for details.

Empire Swing