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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Parking Notice: Tokens, Tokens, Who’s Got the Tokens?

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UPDATE: We have a NEW Parking Garage. Please read more about it in our latest Garage update post here! Do not park at the University Towers garage anymore. Please use the new Quarters Garage!

Map to New Parking Garage

Free parking now comes only with one of the 75 tokens we’ll have available at the front desk of the dance!

Yes, there’s another update on parking. In this town, though, free parking is free parking! You do what you can to get it. And, the Austin Swing Syndicate is doing everything it can to make sure our members have some options on West Campus.

The deal is we have 75 tokens that will be available every Thursday night. Park at University Towers on 23rd and Pearl. REMEMBER to park only in the spots facing the outside/perimeter of the garage.

How it works:
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Happy Birthday Austin Swing Syndicate!

Written by Lindsay Chronister on . Posted in Blog

Austin Swing 14th Anniversary DanceI’m so excited that this year is our 14th year of growing, supporting and nurturing the swing dancing scene in Austin and I’m glad that I’ve had the opportunity to be part of it.

The Austin Swing Syndicate is such a special swing dance community and I hope you will all help us continue growing the love of swing dancing in Austin for years to come!

In honor of our 14th year, here are 14 things that make the Austin Swing Syndicate the best place to dance in the world!

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Freewheeling Parking is Going Away

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FreeWheeling is Closing so do NOT Park There

Freewheeling Bicycles and their parking lot will soon be no more. Starting in May, we are no longer under contract to use their lot on Thursday evenings and soon the space will be torn up and development will begin to turn it into something else. Which means this Thursday, May 2nd, do NOT park at Freewheeling. The lot will not be open and free to us and there will be a valet service that will be monitoring the lot and charging for parking. However, we will have parking still just at a garage now!
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Say What??? We’re Starting a Swing Dance Flash Mob Team!

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We are starting a Flash Mob. Not quite like this, it'll have more swing outs and such in it vs Michael Jackson. :)

The flash mob we want will have less Michael Jackson Poses and more Swing Outs. 🙂



Oh, hi, hey there! I wanted to share something really exciting with you. Many people over the years have mentioned that it would be super fun to do a Swing Dance Flash Mob in Austin, but the idea has been really intangible, somewhat ethereal, shrouded in mystery , almost metaphysical… There were unanswerable questions, like… How do we start a flash mob??? What do we need to do to make it happen? Would anyone even show up for practices?

Luckily, I’m here to help answer these questions! My name is Dominique, and I’m one of the Austin Swing Syndicate’s brand new At-Large board members. My favorite pet-project possibility during elections was a desire to help start a Swing Dance Flash Mob Team in Austin, or at least get the ball rolling until our members will be able to keep it afloat on their own! And so we’re going to be making it happen, starting on Thursday April 11th! At the Fed! From 8:45-9:45 in the Art Gallery!
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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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