The Perth Swing Dance Society (PSDS) is a non-profit organisation, committed to actively promoting swing dancing, its music and culture in Western Australia.
Queer Swing (Dancing)
FRIENDS! Have you wanted to give swing dancing a go but didn’t quite know where to start? Here’s your chance 🙂
While Swing Zing’s spaces are welcoming and inclusive to all, sometimes it’s nice to take those first triple steps somewhere familiar where you can be yourself! Monique and Charlotte are here for your intro into Lindy Hop! Be prepared to have some some fun and shenanigans!
Do I need to BYO partner?
Nope! The great thing about swing dancing is that it’s a social dance. A big part of it being able to ask anyone and everyone for a dance 🙂
Do I need to have dance experience? Absolutely not! I mean having a bit a rhythm doesn’t hurt but that’s why we’re here!
Do I need special clothes/shoes?
Not really. As long as you’re comfortable and can move around. It can be an athletic dance so you want to be able to move around. If heels are your vibe and non negotiable, try some short chunky ones 😊 Remember this is a connected partner dance so there is that.
Is there a specific role I have to do based on some outdated notion of gender?
OMFG ABSOLUTELY NOT AND THIS IS A BIG PART OF WHY WE WANT TO DO THIS CLASS! Sorry, we have a lot of feelings about this. We know that there have been situations where people have been
. made to feel like that and we want to completely and totally dispel this notion. Leading and following are roles differentiated by skill sets, and many of our teachers and students do both 😉
How much for the classes?
We recognise that we all have different means and we want EVERYONE to be able to join in and have fun times! Class rates will be on a sliding scale of 0$-$20 – pay what you can 🙂 Cash and card accepted.