Entries by Lizi

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Mix and Match Contest 7/26

Get ready for our Mix and Match dance contest in July by taking some classes this month! A Mix and Match contest is one where dancers are paired randomly and judged individually until the finals. Check out this video of the Newcomer Prelims at Lindyfest in Houston this March. You could win a free membership […]

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Sock Hop 5/31 (Georgian Room)

  We’re having a Sock Hop the last Thursday of May. Grab your poodle skirts, saddle shoes, and leather jackets! You’ve spent May learning the Madison. Now is your time to twist it out! Join us in the Georgian Room for some fantastic 50s music and classic 1950s soda fountain deliciousness. There will be a […]

Staff Spotlight #2: Janet Benaski

This month we interviewed Austin Swing Syndicate super-volunteer Janet Benaski. If you’ve taken our beginner swing lesson or come to one of our shoe sueding workshops, you’ll recognize Janet. We’re so grateful for her energy and dedication! What do you do on the Austin Swing Syndicate staff? JB: I’m a dance ambassador along with my […]

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Live Music 4/19: Swing Band Jam Session

This month we continue our series of live music in the Art Gallery. You may not have known that we have opportunities for local amateur musicians looking to play for dancers at the Fed! Once a month Austin dance instructor and musician Johnny Serrano organizes a jam session open to all, with several core musicians leading the group. […]

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Live Music 4/12: Spring Swing w/Jonathan Doyle Swingtet

We’re excited to welcome back the Jonathan Doyle Swingtet to the Fed for this year’s Spring Swing dance! Jonathan Doyle spent time in Austin playing with well-established acts such as Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel, and the Jim Cullum Jazz Band, as well being a part of many fine local bands such as Thrift […]

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Live Music 3/22: Jim Cullum & Friends

The Austin Swing Syndicate proudly presents Jim Cullum & Friends, world renowned for playing classic jazz. Jim Cullum has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap Farm, Austin City Limits, and at festivals and concerts across the U.S. and Latin America. The JCJB has also performed in Australia, Europe and on a wildly successful tour […]

Staff Spotlight #1: Lian Tarhay

We’re starting a series of monthly interviews of the hard-working staff of the Austin Swing Syndicate. Our first staff interview was with DJ and teacher (swing, lindy, balboa) Lian Tarhay. What do you do on the Austin Swing Syndicate staff? LT: Currently I DJ the main ballroom & uptempo room and teach swing lessons before […]