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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

Join us for our Valentine’s Dance with LIVE BAND!

Austin Swing Syndicate Valentine's Day Dance Poster for February 13, 2014
Come celebrate an early Valentine’s Day with the Austin Swing Syndicate on Thursday, February 13th! This year we’ll be having a special live band to keep the Fed swingin’: The St. Valentines Swingtet featuring Alice Spencer! Read more

Vote for your 2014 Syndicate Board of Directors!

It’s time for the annual Austin Swing Syndicate Board of Directors Elections!

Voting Dates: February 6 and February 13

To vote:

1. You must be a member. Annual membership is $20 for students and $30 for adults, plus you get in for $3 the rest of the year. If you’re expired, it’s time to renew!

2. You must be physically present to vote during one of the two weeks. Read more

Meet your Nominees for the 2014 Syndicate Board Elections!

Hey everyone! It’s that time of year again, Elections!

This year is slightly different for elections since the current Austin Swing Syndicate board wanted to make sure that each year moving forward we would have some continuity within the board. For example, major projects or initiatives that span longer than a year could be continued by the next board. Also, as we grow as an organization we wanted to make sure that our current board is armed with historical knowledge of previous board members. In that light, we have made the named positions (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary) alternating 2 year terms. So this year, President and Secretary will be elected to 2 year terms. Vice President and Treasurer will be elected to one year terms, and in 2015 they will be for 2 year terms.

Also, something to note this year, the current Austin Swing Syndicate board has made recommendations for the named positions for who they think will best serve the community and help the Austin Swing Syndicate grow and continue to move in the right direction. Please keep in mind the board’s recommendation when voting.

With that cleared up, here are your nominees! 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!