Austin Swing Syndicate general updates and announcements

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Fall Into Swing Dance

Join us for our “Fall Into Swing Dance”

September 5th at The Texas Women’s Federation

LIVE BAND!!!! 9pm-12.

This is a dance to introduce the Austin community to swing dancing and to welcome our students back for the Fall semester.

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August Workshop Series by the Syndicate!

Four on the Floor may be taking a break in August, but that doesn’t mean you have to! The Syndicate is offering a special series of classes throughout August. You can learn the Shim Sham, the Tranky Doo, a special Solo Jazz choreo with a unique performance opportunity, Advanced Lindy, and Charleston!

For more information and how to register, click here: Syndicate August Workshop Series

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We’re gearing up for Amplify Austin this Thursday! Unfortunately, admission sales are not always enough to support our operations and everything we’d like to do, including bringing in more live music. Consider joining the ranks of two very generous members who have recently donated funds for new chairs in the ballroom and a monthly marketing budget.

You can support our campaign by visiting https://www.amplifyatx.org/organizat…/austin-swing-syndicate and donating until March 1st at 6pm. Donations during this time help us qualify for additional funds. And don’t forget to check if your employer will match your donations!

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Board of Directors Elections 2019

Election Cycle Schedule

Feb. 21st – Nominations close
Feb. 28th – Election Town Hall (Biographies posted this week)
Mar. 7th – Online voting begins
Mar. 14th – In-person voting, polls close at Midnight
Mar. 16th – Election results (including exact vote counts) sent to members by email
Mar. 21st – New Board first meeting

Candidate Biographies

Elections for the four open Board of Directors spots will be held in March. Joining the board is a great way to give back to a community you love, help us decide what our next priorities should be, and get in on the inner workings of the organization. Plus you’ll get to hang with fun people, it looks great on a resume, and you get in free to our dances/events.

Being on the board is a two-year commitment. Officers (President, VP, etc.) are elected internally among directors once elected. The elections are run by the Elections Committee, a neutral group nominated by the current Board.

Town Hall Meeting 1/17

Our first of two Town Hall meetings of 2019 will be held on January 17th at 9pm in the Georgian Room. We will present some financial information from 2018, a preliminary budget and schedule for 2019, and take feedback from any members in attendance. We encourage all members to stop by and learn more about our non-profit!

Thanksgiving Thursday

Are we open on Thanksgiving? The answer is YES!

Since we won’t have our normal staff, the dance will be FREE, as it is every year. However, please consider donating to help cover the cost of renting the venue (yes, we still have to pay on Thanksgiving) and to support our year-round efforts as a local swing dance and music non-profit. You can also donate online here: http://austinswingsyndicate.org/donate/

Four on the Floor Joins the Syndicate!

Austin Swing Syndicate is getting a roomie! Starting Oct 4th, Four on the Floor (FotF) will teach progressive Swing dance lessons at 7pm and 8pm. This is your one stop shop to learn Lindy Hop, Balboa, and Collegiate Shag at all levels!

Grab your dance shoes and check out the schedule on their website. Hope to see you this Thursday!

 

More info below from our announcement on 9/12/18:

“Four on the Floor has been teaching Swing, Lindy Hop, Balboa and Collegiate Shag on Tuesday nights at the Fed for around 20 years. Now, we’re happy to welcome Four on the Floor to teach progressive classes before our Thursday night dances. We hope this change will allow our beginner and intermediate dancers easier access to more advanced classes at an already convenient time and place, bringing the level of dancing in Austin even higher.

As a result of this change, starting in October, the only class that will be included with our Thursday night dance will be our regular 8:15pm Intro to Swing class in the main ballroom. All other classes from 7-9pm will be taught by Four on the Floor and will include Lindy Hop, Balboa, and Collegiate Shag classes of all levels! These classes will be purchased separately from the dance admission and will be run by Four on the Floor. Our DJ’d side room and main ballroom schedule from 9pm-midnight will remain the same.

We hope you’ll make our new roommates feel at home during this time of transition. Welcome Four on the Floor!”

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 the beautiful old fireplaces and the infamous creepy doll collection.

Normal classes and dancing in the main ballroom will resume on August 16th.

Candidates for the Board of Directors 2018

The Austin Swing Syndicate Board of Directors elections start this week with online voting! Last week we had a great Town Hall where the candidates fielded questions from our members, and biographies were posted in the hallway before the main ballroom. Please click below for our candidates’ biographies and read on for more information about the election cycle.

Biographies 2018

Election Cycle Schedule

Feb. 5th – Nominations open
Feb. 19th – Nominations close
Feb. 22nd – Election Town Hall (Biographies posted this week)
Mar. 1st – Online voting begins
Mar. 8th – In-person voting, polls close at Midnight
Mar. 9th – Election results (including exact vote counts) sent to members by email
Mar. 22nd – New Board first meeting

Elections for the four open Board of Directors spots will be held in March. Joining the board is a great way to give back to a community you love, help us decide what our next priorities should be, and get in on the inner workings of the organization. Plus you’ll get to hang with fun people, it looks great on a resume, and you get in free to our dances/events.

Being on the board is a two-year commitment. Officers (President, VP, etc.) are elected internally among directors once elected. The elections are run by the Elections Committee, a neutral group nominated by the current Board.