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Austin Swing Syndicate

The Austin Swing Syndicate is a non-profit, all-ages organization devoted to the care and growth of the Austin swing and Lindy Hop dance community. Austin is blessed to have one of the largest, best, and friendliest swing dance communities in the United States. Our goal is to maintain this supportive and welcoming environment for as diverse a group as Austin has to offer!

Win CASH Prizes at our 7th Annual Swing Central Dance Competition!

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Win CASH Prizes at the Swing Central Swing Dance Competiton on March 8th! The Austin Swing Syndicate is partnering with Central Market to bring you Swing Central. This year, will be even better than last year since we’ll have Thrift Set Orchestra playing for us! The format of the competition is Jack and Jill, and it’s open to everyone (except instructors). It’s a FREE entry for the contest, but you can win CASH prizes! Here’s the details!
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Vote for your 2014 Syndicate Board of Directors!

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It’s time for the annual Austin Swing Syndicate Board of Directors Elections!

Voting Dates: February 6 and February 13

To vote:
1. You must be a member. Annual membership is $20 for students and $30 for adults, plus you get in for $3 the rest of the year. If you’re expired, it’s time to renew!
2. You must be physically present to vote during one of the two weeks.
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Meet your Nominees for the 2014 Syndicate Board Elections!

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Hey everyone! It’s that time of year again, Elections! This year is slightly different for elections since the current Austin Swing Syndicate board wanted to make sure that each year moving forward we would have some continuity within the board. For example, major projects or initiatives that span longer than a year could be continued by the next board. Also, as we grow as an organization we wanted to make sure that our current board is armed with historical knowledge of previous board members. In that light, we have made the named positions (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary) alternating 2 year terms. So this year, President and Secretary will be elected to 2 year terms. Vice President and Treasurer will be elected to one year terms, and in 2015 they will be for 2 year terms.

Also, something to note this year, the current Austin Swing Syndicate board has made recommendations for the named positions for who they think will best serve the community and help the Austin Swing Syndicate grow and continue to move in the right direction. Please keep in mind the board’s recommendation when voting.

With that cleared up, here are your nominees!
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We are open on January 2nd!

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Austin Swing Syndicate Happy New Year 2014 We hope everyone had a great time during the holidays and celebrating New Year’s! Now that 2014 has started, what new year’s resolutions do you have? We hope coming out dancing (more) is one of them! Some people were unsure if we would be open on the 2nd, but to confirm: YES, we are open! As our “unofficial” motto states there is swing dancing every Thursday at the Austin Swing Syndicate! If this is your first time visiting Austin Swing Syndicate here’s what you can expect from our weekly event:

8:00pm: Doors Open
8:15pm to 9:00pm: Intro to Swing Class (main ballroom)
8:30pm to 9:30pm: Various Intro dance classes located in the side room (rotating elective each week, for January 2nd it will be Intro to Blues)
9pm to Midnight: Social Dancing to DJ’ed music (great time to practice what you have learned and meet new people!)

Remember, our weekly Thursday classes and dance is located at the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs (aka The Fed) at 2312 San Gabriel St., Austin, Texas 78705. The map is below.

For dance lessons and 3 hours of dancing, it’s only $6 for the night $3 if you become a member)! We hope to see you all out dancing tonight! Happy New Year!
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We are open on December 26th!

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Swing Dancing Every Thursday At Austin Swing Syndicate

At Austin Swing Syndicate, we value community, and we hope all our members and attendees are having a a great holiday week. We had a lot of questions recently regarding if we are open on December 26th. To put everyone’s inquiring minds at ease: YES, we will be holding a regular weekly Austin Swing Syndicate Thursday dance. In fact, if you were unaware, we have held weekly Thursday dances since 1999! In the past 14 years, we have maybe missed only a handful of Thursdays due to the venue being unavailable. We want you to always remember, that there is swing dancing every Thursday at the Austin Swing Syndicate!

So tell all you family and friends, to come out and learn some swing dancing this Thursday at the Fed. It’ll be a great time to share with your friends and family the joys of swing dancing! See you all Thursday!
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Flash Mob Planned For October 2013

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Syndicate Flash Mob at Alamo Drafthouse

Our last Flash Mob at Alamo Drafthouse went super well (if you didn’t get a chance to watch it check it out here and here). So mark your calendars! We pinned down a day for the next Flash Mob to happen! It’s set to happen on October 17th before the dance at the Fed! More details to come. Please join us!

We’ll be doing two variations of the Shim Sham, the more common version that Frankie Manning taught, and the Dean Collins Shim Sham that Matt Mitchell was awesome enough to pass on to us in July and August!

If you don’t know either version, that’s ok! This Thursday September 26th, Dominique be teaching a crash course of the Frankie Manning Shim Sham in the Gallery at the Fed, from 8:15-9pm. Here’s the Facebook event invite, hope you can make it!

Also if you know the Shim Sham please consider joining us on the 17th so we can have a large group of people!
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Park in our
NEW Parking Garage!

The Austin Swing Syndicate has garage parking for our attendees. Garage parking is provided down the street at the Quarters Parking garage (right next to our previous garage). For more information on how to get there and instructions on where to park please click the link below to read more.

You can also find the location on the map to the left.

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