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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.

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


  • January 19th

  • February 16th

  • March 16th

  • April 20th

  • May - to be advised

  • June 15th

  • July 20th

  • August 17th

  • September 21st

  • October 19th

  • November 16th

  • December 21st

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