Entries by Lizi

Black Light Boogie 10/25

For our Halloween Dance this year, we’re going to be boogying under the black lights. Don’t forget your costume so you can enter our annual costume contest! As usual, the beginner class is included with admission: $8 non-members $5 members

Four on the Floor Joins the Syndicate!

Austin Swing Syndicate is getting a roomie! Starting Oct 4th, Four on the Floor (FotF) will teach progressive Swing dance lessons at 7pm and 8pm. This is your one stop shop to learn Lindy Hop, Balboa, and Collegiate Shag at all levels! Grab your dance shoes and check out the schedule on their website. Hope to see […]

DJ Battle of the Bands 9/20

Our third DJ Battle of the Bands at the Fed will feature fierce competition between Duke Ellington (presented by DJ Gina Helfrich) and Chick Webb (presented by DJ Lian Tarhay). Come learn about your favorite swing era band leaders and vote for your favorite! A rematch of the 1937 between Webb and Ellington at the […]

Live Music 8/16: 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. […]

Use Side Entrance 8/2 & 8/9 – Floor Maintenance

For the next two weeks, please enter the Fed using the side entrance facing 24th street. Due to normal floor maintenance in the Ballroom, social dancing will be in the Foyer, Parlor, Library, Art Gallery and Georgian Room on August 2nd and August 9th. You’ll get to dance in the fancy sitting rooms next to […]

Dance Contest 7/26: Mix and Match

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 […]

Live Music 7/19: Hancock Jazz Serenaders

This month instead of our regular jam band in the Art Gallery we have a live band made up of musicians from Austin, San Antonio and New York! Check out the Hancock Jazz Serenaders in the Art Gallery on 7/19. The jam band session will resume in August.  

Anniversary Dance 6/28: Brooks Prumo Orchestra

  We’ll be welcoming the Brooks Prumo Orchestra (a 14 piece big band!!) back to the Fed for our 19th Anniversary Dance! Member of the Austin Swing Syndicate get in for free – stay tuned for more details! Admission Members: FREE Non-members: $10