Voting Dates: February 6 and February 13
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!