Syndicate live music and other special events

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

Kick Off 2015 Right with Jonathan Doyle Quintet on January 8th!

We are kicking off the new year in style with the Jonathan Doyle Quintet on January 8th! Live music? How could you miss this?!? The Jonathan Doyle Quintet is one of the hottest swing bands in Austin right now! If you haven’t heard them play yet, you can get a little sneak preview here. They are awesome!!

Jonathan Doyle Quintet at the Austin Swing Syndicate

Admission will be $7 for Syndicate members and $10 for non-members. Doors open at 8pm, intro lesson is at 8:15pm, music and dancing until Midnight! Come on out to the Fed and have a blast! Invite your friends!

Join us for a FREE New Year’s Eve Celebration at Highland Lounge!

2014 Austin Swing Syndicate Gatsby New Year's Eve Party

The Austin Swing Syndicate has partnered up with Highland Lounge for a Gatsby Roaring 20’s New Year’s Eve Party (Dec 31st, 2014: 8pm to 3am)! Come Dapper, Flapper, and Night-Capper! Jump in the jalopy with your doll and your pal and head on down to the Highland Lounge. Every dame in town knows it’s all the cat’s meow, so be sure to wear your best 1920’s costume out. The great GATSBY New Year’s Party will have all the ritz and the glitz and the champagne will have you blitzed! Please note, to enter the event you’ll need to be 18 years or older since it’s at a club (please make sure to bring a valid driver’s license). Also, if you’re an Austin Swing Syndicate member you can get in FREE at any point in the night, please make sure to bring a current Austin Swing Syndicate membership card to get your free entry. Otherwise, entry is free until 10:00pm, and cover will be $10 after 10:00pm. Highland Lounge is also offering some VIP packages if you want a fancier experience.

Start your night off early with a complimentary Swing Dance Lesson, hosted by the Austin Swing Syndicate. CHICO CHICO will keep the dance floor jiving with live jazz music. Avant Glam Cabaret will perform spectacular burlesque. And when the clock strikes midnight, the grand champagne toast will ignite, followed by an all night Electro Booty Swing Dance Party with DJ Happy Happy James! Here are the details of the 2014 to 2015 New Year’s Eve Event: Read more

Live Band Dance on November 6 2014 with Jonathan Doyle Quintet!

Jonathan Doyle Quintet

Start November off with a bang with the Austin Swing Syndicate and the Jonathan Doyle Quintet! That’s right, on November 6th, we’ll be having a LIVE BAND! The Quintet’s one of Austin’s favorite local jazz bands that will be playing at the upcoming Austin Lindy Exchange, so come check them out while dancing your shoes off! Entry for this dance will be $7 for members and $10 for non-members. Doors at 8pm, intro lessons at 8:15pm, dancing until midnight!

Here’s the schedule:

Here’s a video of the Fed with Jonathan Doyle’s Quintet’s song “The Fed Hop”!

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

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