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…

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…

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…

Awesome Mix - 19 July 2018

As promised, we'll be sharing set lists or highlighted songs for the various DJs from each Main Room evening. Below are the sets from the 19th of July. Please note that DJing is a skill and each set is created in real time based on the needs…

The Track Podcast

Ryan Swift is a photographer, dancer, and DJ based in NYC. He's been dancing since 1998 and DJ'd around the world, DJing for numerous Lindy Hop exchanges, dance camps, weekend workshops, and competitions, including national events such as the International…

DJ Battle of the Bands, Second Edition

January 2018, the Syndicate held its second Battle of the Bands for another energetic night of Swing greats! This time, Chick Webb battled Jimmie Lunceford and Andy Kirk, brought to life through the best recordings by DJ Lian, DJ Keli,…

First Ever DJ Battle of the Bands!

In May of 2017, three historic bands took the stage at the Fed for the Syndicate's first ever Battle of the Bands! Chick Webb, Count Basie, and Benny Goodman squared off in a "battle royale", winner-take-all head to head event! How was the…

Interested in Learning to DJ?

Have you ever wondered what it takes to DJ? Maybe you're just interested in how to keep a dance party going beyond just hitting "play" on a set list, or maybe you're curious about DJing at the Fed on Thursday nights? If you're a full member…

King Porter Stomp

If you've danced at the Fed in the Main Ballroom or the Uptempo Side Room (on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month), chances are you've heard some version of "King Porter Stomp". Learn more!