Syndicate live music and other special events

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: FREE

Non-members: $10

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 50s music and classic 1950s soda fountain deliciousness.

There will be a costume contest at 10:45 in the Georgian room.

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 Serrano organizes a jam session open to all, with several core musicians leading the group.

Please read our guidelines before joining in.

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 Jazz Band, as well being a part of many fine local bands such as Thrift Set Orchestra, Albanie & her Fellas, Stan Smith and the Jazz Pharaohs, Aunt Ruby’s Sweet Jazz Babies, East Side Dandies, White Ghost Shivers, Whit Smith’s Hot Jazz Caravan, The Giant Three and his own projects The Jonathan Doyle Quintet / Swingtet. He has lived in Chicago, Austin, and New Orleans and now resides in the Pacific Northwest. We’re lucky to have him back at the Fed!

Event admission:

$10 non-members

$7 members

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 across the U.S. and Latin America. The JCJB has also performed in Australia, Europe and on a wildly successful tour of Russia! From 1963 until 2011 the Jim Cullum Jazz Band performed at The Landing, on San Antonio’s Riverwalk.

$7 members
$10 non-members

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Celebrating our 16th Anniversary on July 23rd!

Austin Swing Syndicate 16th Anniversary Dance on July 23, 2015

The Austin Swing Syndicate has been around since 1999 to support and grow the local swing dance scene. Can you believe it’s been 16 years? The Austin Swing Syndicate is celebrating its 16th Anniversary! And there’s no better way to celebrate than with one of Austin’s best jazz bands, the Jonathan Doyle Swingtet! We have a lot stuff planned for this year such as: raffles, photo booth, and more! Don’t forget to park for FREE in our parking garage!

The best part: Admission to this dance is FREE if you’re a current Austin Swing Syndicate member (Sorry, affiliate memberships do not count for this)! For non-members, admission is $10 (or you can sign up for a membership at the door to take advantage of the perk). Please remember to bring your membership cards in order to get free admission!

There will still be a beginner swing dance lesson at 8:15pm, so if you’ve never danced or attended the Austin Swing Syndicate before, don’t fret! We’ve got you covered. There’ll also be a beginner collegiate shag lesson followed by DJ’d groove tunes in the side room. Dancing and live music until midnight! Hope to see everyone there!

Remember to dress up since we’ll be having a photo booth there as well! We also have raffles for a month pass from each of these dance studios: Read more

Swing Central at Central Market on May 24!

Swing Central at Central Market - Live Band with Dance Contest

Join us on May 24, 2015 for Swing Central. Swing Central is an annual event put on by the Austin Swing Syndicate and Central Market to showcase swing dancing in Austin. Every Swing Central, there is a Jack and Jill dance contest (free to enter). In the Jack and Jill contest, no partners are necessary and you dance with a different partner for each song. This year, Swing Central will have Jonathan Doyle’s Swingtet playing for us. Come out and have a great time!

Event Information:

  • Date: Sunday, May 24, 2015
  • Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm (if you are competing please show up by 6:15pm)
  • Place: Central Market North Lamar on the Patio (4001 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78756)
  • Band: Jonathan Doyle’s Swingtet
  • Cost: FREE
  • Contest: Jack and Jill Contest, Free entry, prizes to be announced at event (professional teachers or instructor-level dancers may not compete, we are trying to keep the competition fun and open for everyone)
  • Prizes: TBD

Find out more about the event and live updates on our Facebook Event Page. Click HERE.

NOTE: We talked to Central Market and the event will happen rain or shine. If it is raining, everything will be relocated to the covered patio. If it rains the band will still play, but the contest may not happen due to space restrictions.

Live Band with Floyd Domino’s All-Star Band on May 14th!

Floyd Domino's All Star Band plays at Austin Swing Syndicate on May 14, 2015

Join us Thursday, May 14 for a special LIVE BAND dance! We’ll be having the Floyd Domino’s All-Stars playing jumpin’ and swingin’ tunes all night long! We’ll also be having snacks and our usual beginner lessons at 8:15pm!

Band members: Floyd Domino, Alice Spencer, David M. Jellema, Jonathan Doyle, Brooks Prumo, Joshua Hoag and Hal Smith!

8pm: Doors open

~8:15pm: Beginner swing lesson in main ballroom and beginner Balboa lesson in side room

9:15-9:30pm until midnight: Dancing and live band!

Entry will be $7 for members, and $10 for non-members. Hope to see everyone there!

Spring Fling Live Band Dance on March 26th!

Fried Bananas - Live Band on March 26

Join us for our Spring Fling on Thursday, March 26! In conjunction with this year’s Austin Blues Party, the Austin Swing Syndicate​ will be having a live band! Coming all the way from the northeast, The Fried Bananas will be playing some sweet jazz for us at the Fed.

Check out their website: http://www.thefriedbananas.com/

There will be a photobooth!

Snacks will be provided!

Intro lessons included!

Entry will be $7 for members, $10 for non-members