Flash Mob Starts Again This Week

If you haven’t seen the video already, you should know that the Austin Swing Syndicate has quite a talent pool of swing dancers ready and willing to flash mob Austin! Our first flash mob at the Alamo Drafthouse on Slaughter Lane was quite a success! Check out the video!

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Say What??? We’re Starting a Swing Dance Flash Mob Team!

We are starting a Flash Mob. Not quite like this, it'll have more swing outs and such in it vs Michael Jackson. :)

The flash mob we want will have less Michael Jackson Poses and more Swing Outs. 🙂

Oh, hi, hey there! I wanted to share something really exciting with you. Many people over the years have mentioned that it would be super fun to do a Swing Dance Flash Mob in Austin, but the idea has been really intangible, somewhat ethereal, shrouded in mystery , almost metaphysical… There were unanswerable questions, like… How do we start a flash mob??? What do we need to do to make it happen? Would anyone even show up for practices?

Luckily, I’m here to help answer these questions! My name is Dominique, and I’m one of the Austin Swing Syndicate’s brand new At-Large board members. My favorite pet-project possibility during elections was a desire to help start a Swing Dance Flash Mob Team in Austin, or at least get the ball rolling until our members will be able to keep it afloat on their own! And so we’re going to be making it happen, starting on Thursday April 11th! At the Fed! From 8:45-9:45 in the Art Gallery! Read more

Rollerskating on Tuesday, April 2nd

Rollerskating with the Austin Swing Syndicate
Part of our continued initiatives this year as a board is to create events where our members can mingle and get to know each other. Too often our conversations go like this:

A Person: Hey, wanna dance?

Another Person: Sure!

A Person: What’s your name (again)? >.< Another Person: I’m Another Person, what’s your name?

A Person: I’m A Person.

…dance, dance, dance…

Another Person: Well, thanks for the dance, it was fun!

A Person: Thanks, it was.

And we think that works for us pretty well, except it’s TOTALLY LAME for developing community and making real friends, and pretty much every person needs community and real friends, dancers included.

Now you may be saying, “Hey! I do have real friends, don’t be stupid!” Ok, most of you probably do, but who doesn’t want MORE?!?! Read more

Join Our Thursday Night Staff!

Join our Staff at Austin Swing Syndicate

We will be hosting training sessions in the coming weeks for those interested in joining the Austin Swing Syndicate staff. This is a great opportunity to help your local swing dance scene as our staff are our most important helpers! Thursday nights would not happen without them!

Please note, for the shifts we are training for, pay is $10/hour in cash!

Here’s how it works: There are three types of shifts. Opening, Front Desk, and Closing. Below is a schedule for training for these shifts. If you are interested in training for any of these, you will only need to show up for the part of the training relevant to the shift you would like. Read more

6th Annual Swing Central Tradition Continues

6th Annual Swing Central at Central Market - Swing Dancing Competition
We’re so excited to announce our 6th year of collaborating with Central Market to put on a local swing dance competition.

ALL LEVELS are welcome to compete, and we highly encourage it! This is a great opportunity to get a taste of competing before the Lone Star Championships at Lindyfest in mid-March!

The Swing Central contest is a Jack-and-Jill format. What’s a Jack-and-Jill, you say? The format includes 2 parts, prelims and finals. During prelims, contestants are randomly paired into couples and judged individually. Usually they rotate and each individual gets 3 different dance partners during prelims. Then once finalists are announced, couples are again randomly chosen, but are then judged as a couple. Read more