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…

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:…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…