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Get into the swing of things at dance club

Busselton Dunsborough Times
Peter Goff and Jess Cartwright demonstrate their swing dancing skills
Camera IconPeter Goff and Jess Cartwright demonstrate their swing dancing skills Credit: Supplied

A new-era dance club has started in Bunbury teaching young and old to swing dance like its 1940.

The group learn Lindy Hop and Charleston dance moves on Mondays at 6pm at the Indy Bar, behind the Burlington Hotel in Bunbury, with classes run in a casual format so participants can attend at their whim.

With beginner and intermediate levels on offer, as well as a non-structured “Drop into the Hop” social session on Thursday nights, participants can practise and improve week by week, with options for every level and music for every pace.

The classes are suitable for ages 16 and upwards for those keen to learn the moves of the sensational and classy swing era, with each session costing $10.

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Retro and Vintage Dance director Ray Williams said swing dancing was a fun and energetic way to get fit.

“If you’re interested in dancing and meeting new people, then come and join us at Bunbury Retro and Vintage Dance,” he said.

“It’s a great excuse to break out the vintage style clothes.

“We dance in wide-legged pants, top hats and braces, polka dots, high-waisted skirts and florals.”

Dancers will then have the opportunity to enrol in the Rock ‘n’ Roll club dance at the Commercial Club in Bunbury, and at the Busselton Senior Citizens Hall on May 25.

To get involved, call Mr Williams on 0419 953 983 or email rwil4288@bigpond.net.au for more information or to sign up.

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