Entries by Lizi

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

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 […]

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. […]