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We Have a Parking Garage!

New Garage Parking Map

The wonderful management of the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs Headquarters, lovingly known to us as “The Fed,” has provided us with a parking garage down the street from our venue. The parking garage is FREE to all our attendees. We provide a nightly code at the front desk that can be entered on the keypad at the exit to the garage. Your ticket will not be needed. The parking garage information is below.

New Parking Garage at the Quarters Parking Garage

Look for this Entrance to the Garage with the Green/Aqua-colored “P” sign.

The Quarters Parking Garage

2216 Rio Grande St.

Austin, TX 78705

Here’s how the parking will work: Read more

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Shim Sham classes for the month of August!

Shim Sham Classes

Photo Courtesy of Andrew Fritz

The Austin Swing Syndicate will be teaching a Shim Sham Class for the month of August. The Shim Sham is traditional jazz line dance (no partner necessary, think of it like an old school, 1920’s version of Cupid Shuffle or Teach Me How to Dougie). We do the Shim Sham every Thursday around 10:30pm and this is a great way to learn the steps so you can participate with everyone. The best part, is the class is FREE with admission into the dance.

We have fabulous instructors teaching two week series on the Shim Sham. We’ll have two separate series of classes so if you miss one just wait until the next series starts. Here’s the information:

First 2-Week Series

  • Teacher: Joanna Lucero
  • Dates: Thursday, August 7 & Thursday, August 14, 2014
  • Time: 8:15pm to 9:15pm
  • Location: Austin Swing Syndicate (in the Art Gallery, when you walk in it’s in the side room to your left)

Second 2-Week Series

  • Teacher: Vanessa Shields
  • Dates: Thursday, August 21 & Thursday, August 28, 2014
  • Time: 8:15pm to 9:15pm
  • Location: Austin Swing Syndicate (in the Art Gallery, when you walk in it’s in the side room to your left)
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Join Us For a Special Dance Event Celebrating our 15th Anniversary!

15th Anniversary Dance Poster 484x

Hey everyone! Join us for a special evening on August 7th, as the Austin Swing Syndicate celebrates its 15th Anniversary! We have a lot of great things in store for our attendees. We’ve booked one of the best jazz bands in Austin, Thrift Set Orchestra to help us celebrate 15 years. We have some other surprises lined up. So come out and dance! Read more

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Learn the Frankie100 Global Choreography in Austin!

Learn the Frankie100 Choreography in Austin!

This year marks the celebration of Frankie Manning’s 100th birthday! In a global tribute to Frankie, cities around the world are learning and performing The Lindy Chorus, choreographed by Frankie himself.

To kick off Austin’s participation in this centennial celebration, the Austin Swing Syndicate will be teaching the Frankie 100 choreography in a 4-week class starting Thursday, April 24! The class will be taught by Andrew Muñoz and Gina Helfrich, and is FREE to everyone with admission to the Syndicate’s weekly Thursday dance. Read more

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Celebrate Frankie100 in Austin!

Frankie100 Celebration in Austin
The Austin Swing Syndicate will be having a special dance on May 22, 2014 to celebrate Frankie100. It’s the 100th birthday anniversary for the ambassador of swing dance, Frankie Manning. If you want to learn more, head over to the Frankie100 website and read about how Frankie changed the world with swing dancing. Read more

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Seth Walker will be playing for us April 3rd!

Seth Walker plays at Austin Swing Syndicate April 3 2014

Snorky's Rhythm King
For the first time ever, the Austin Swing Syndicate has TWO live bands (Seth Walker & Snorky’s Rhythm Kings) playing at the same time. Read more

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Upcoming Annual Member’s Meeting with FREE Pizza!

Pizza at the Annual Member's Meeting!
Join us for our Annual Members’ Meeting on Thursday February 27 at 8pm in the Art Gallery at The Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs. There will be FREE pizza for all Austin Swing Syndicate members! Read more

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Win CASH Prizes at our 7th Annual Swing Central Dance Competition!

Win CASH Prizes at the Swing Central Swing Dance Competiton on March 8th!
The Austin Swing Syndicate is partnering with Central Market to bring you Swing Central. This year, will be even better than last year since we’ll have Thrift Set Orchestra playing for us! The format of the competition is Jack and Jill, and it’s open to everyone (except instructors). It’s a FREE entry for the contest, but you can win CASH prizes! Here’s the details! Read more

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We are open on January 2nd!

Austin Swing Syndicate Happy New Year 2014
We hope everyone had a great time during the holidays and celebrating New Year’s! Now that 2014 has started, what new year’s resolutions do you have? We hope coming out dancing (more) is one of them! Some people were unsure if we would be open on the 2nd, but to confirm: YES, we are open! As our “unofficial” motto states there is swing dancing every Thursday at the Austin Swing Syndicate! If this is your first time visiting Austin Swing Syndicate here’s what you can expect from our weekly event:

8:00pm: Doors Open

8:15pm to 9:00pm: Intro to Swing Class (main ballroom)

8:30pm to 9:30pm: Various Intro dance classes located in the side room (rotating elective each week, for January 2nd it will be Intro to Blues)

9pm to Midnight: Social Dancing to DJ’ed music (great time to practice what you have learned and meet new people!)

Remember, our weekly Thursday classes and dance is located at the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs (aka The Fed) at 2312 San Gabriel St., Austin, Texas 78705. The map is below.

For dance lessons and 3 hours of dancing, it’s only $6 for the night $3 if you become a member)! We hope to see you all out dancing tonight! Happy New Year!