The Lismore Swing Dance camp has a big reputation in the swing scene. It attracts people from all over this wide marginal land to Lismore City Hall for six days and five nights where they learn new skills, make new friends and dance their soles off.
Many have been returning since the very first camp and would not dream of missing it, said camp coordinator Brian Whelan. Lismore is seen as a great opportunity to improve ones dancing.
The Lismore Swing Dance Camp caters to all levels and experience in Lindy Hop and benefits dancers from all the various swing styles. Camp classes cover social and performance Lindy, Charleston, jazz, shag (my favourite) and blues dancing (the root influences of Lindy Hop and swing dance), as well as Balboa. The camp includes five to six hours of classes each day, dancing each night, and performances by the teachers and Lindy groups represented at the camp.
The camp boasts world class teachers Steven Mitchell and Virginie, Joel and Alison Plys, Peter Strom and Caitlin George, Andy Reid and Nina Gilkenson.
Spending five days with such teachers and dancing till early morning each night is what guarantees people grow in the dance, explained Brian Whelan.
The Lismore Swing Dance Camp runs from Sunday, January 22 to Friday, January 27. For more info or to register visit www.swingconnection.com.au or phone Brian Whelan on 6622 3633.