Two young Navy guys doing the jitterbug in front of their peers. The original clip was rather short, so this has been manipulated it to make it longer. Their large deck audience seems to be enjoying the light-footed seamen. The music is Emery Deutsch’s Orchestra playing “Formal Night In Harlem.”
Want more from dancing than just watching strobe lights bounce off a sea of bare chests in a club? Swing Out Sydney is the answer.
It may come as a surprise to the many who regularly hit the dance floors and tiles of Sydney’s gay bars and nightclubs, but Australia’s LGBT capital suffers from a dearth of options for people looking to improve their foot shuffling skills in an environment friendly to same-sex couples. For some, such a situation has left them with a huge urge to toe-tap but nowhere safe to do it. However, that’s all set to change with the launch of weekly same-sex-friendly swing dance classes at Erskineville’s Imperial Hotel.
Sydney swing dancers favourite social dance has to be The Roxbury! A friendly pub in St Johns Rd, Glebe, plays host to a social swing dance night twice a month. The Roxbury usually has 3 different Swing DJ’s, that are dancers themselves, so know what to play to keep the floor Jumpin all night!! It caters for all level of dancer, so all are welcome!! The pub has great food, and nice bar staff. At only $6 entry, for 3 1/2 hours of dancing, its a steal!
Check this place out for a social dance. Get along and meet some of the other sydney dancers too.
Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, Roxbury Hotel, St Johns Rd Glebe. 8.30pm – 12am. $6 cover charge
Welcome to the brand new Swingout Sydney website! Sign up for our newsletter on the right here so you will be first to know what’s on and where! Our new home is the fabulous Imperial Hotel, 35 Erskineville Rd Erskineville and we have classes running continually for people of all skill levels – we love teaching absolute beginners, and even if you think you have two left feet we can get you up and dancing in no time!
Our classes are all about having fun and we want everyone to feel comfortable and have a great time. Couples who want to dance as same-sex partners can feel right at home here as we are all about dancing. Whether you want to be Fred or Ginger, we can show you how!