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…

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…