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!

Swing Music 101

In 2016, the Austin Swing Syndicate invited internationally renowned DJ, Kyle Smith, to do a series of talks. Below is his keynote "What is Swing Music" (Swing Music 101). If you're curious about the music we play at the Syndicate events, or…

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…

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…