Austin Swing Syndicate general updates and announcements


Get your tickets for ALX 2023! September 21-24th!

ALX is only a few weeks away! Tickets are still on sale, so don’t miss out on the best weekend of dancing in Austin, with live bands playing everything from smooth to up-tempo swing music – great for dancing Lindy Hop, Balboa and Shag. Buy your tickets here today or visit their website.

If you can’t join us for the whole weekend, don’t worry, you’ll still be able to get your swingouts in. We’ll be releasing a la carte tickets soon based on availability, so keep an eye out for those.

And if you want to join us in helping make ALX the best dance event of the year, sign up to volunteer!

Austin Lindy Exchange 2023
21-24 September


Back to School Dance – August 24th – Featuring Waller Creek Vipers!

Back to School Dance

Summer may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! We’re continuing our summer of live music with a Back to School bash featuring the Waller Creek Vipers and our “school” themed workshops (check out the details here)!

Date: August 24th 2023
Dance: 9:00 PM to Midnight

$15 for members
$20 for non members

Sign up for our event (and our workshops) below!


August workshops – 8/24 – featuring Collegiate Shag and Solo Jazz!

In honor of our “Back to school” month we are going to give you some extra moves to study.

We are offering two great “back to school” themed workshops this month:

Date: August 24, 2023
Price: $25

7:30 to 9:00 pm – Collegiate Shag w/ Zach and Amanda

7:30 to 9:00 pm – School Days (line dance) w/ Kari Kron

Sign up for the workshop (and our live music event) below!


24th Anniversary Dance – Featuring The Golden Hour Heptet

We’re turning 24! That’s right, the Austin Swing Syndicate has been hosting our weekly Thursday dance at the Fed since the summer of 1999. We’re one of the longest running weekly swing dances and over the years we’ve welcomed thousands of amazing dancers to our incredible community.

To celebrate, we’ll have Golden Hour Heptet playing from 9pm – Midnight. An Austin staple, you can listen to some of their amazing music here.

And to give back to our incredible and supportive community, our Anniversary Dance will FREE to Austin Swing Syndicate Members! Non-member admission is our regular $20, so if you haven’t signed up for a membership, now is the time!

Anniversary Dance – July 27th – 9pm – Midnight
FREE for members
$20 general public

Interested in becoming a member?

You can now buy a regular membership online!

Or buy a sustaining membership for extra perks!


June 23rd Band Reveal: Vintage Ties!

The wait is over – we’re thrilled to announce that Vintage Ties is our mystery band! Led by Misha Zvonkin, a regular at the jazz jams, Vintage Ties will be playing swinging tunes from the 30s and 40s all night long. You can find a link to buy tickets below Come out and dance!

Members: $15

Non-members: $20

We are also pleased to announce that we will be offering two Solo Jazz workshops in place of series classes that night:

Shim Sham | 7:30 to 9:00 pm | Art Gallery w/ Nick Williams
Tranky Doo | 7:30 to 9:00 pm | Georgian Room w/ Kari Kron

Workshop price: $25



Fed Closed – Thursday June 22nd

The Austin Swing Syndicate will NOT be holding their regular Thursday dance on June 22nd. Instead we will be a live band night on June 23rd featuring the live band Vintage Ties. Check out the details on here on our website.

Need something to do that Thursday? We have your covered! Come check out our Bat Social we are having on the Congress Avenue Bridge. Details on Facebook.


Friday at the Fed – June 23rd!

Mark your calendars for a special event this June 23rd. We will be doing something that’s never been done before… hosting our regular Thursday dance on a Friday!

That’s right, there will be no Thursday dance on June 22nd. Instead we will have our weekly dance on Friday June 23rd.

To celebrate this special occasion we will have a LIVE BAND for you all to dance to. Stay tuned for the big reveal—it may even be someone you know!

In addition we will hold a dance workshop in place of our regular monthly classes. Classes will resume the following week to finish the month long session.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates and the band reveal!


Live Band – Rent Party – May the Fourth Be With You!

Not so long from now,
In a dance hall not so far away…

Our next live music event at the Fed! Arriving Thursday, May 4th! That’s right, the same day as the unofficial holiday of our favorite Space Combat film.

To take advantage of this alignment of the stars, we are having a one of our favorite local bands play, Rent Party!

And that’s not all. To keep the fun going, we are going to hold a dance competition—the Jedi Mix and Match! This will be a competition open for all levels. Costumes welcome!

$15 Members
$20 Nonmembers

Tickets available online or at the door. (Members can email us at [email protected] to receive the membership promo code.)


Marketing Intern Needed!

We’re looking for a Lindy-loving aspiring marketer to create amazing content, build our brand and promote all that the Austin Swing Syndicate has to offer.

This apprenticeship will take place under the direction of Nick Williams, President of The Austin Swing Syndicate and Amanda Eakin, Board Member at-large of The Austin Swing Syndicate. Nick has deep experience in creating video content that captures and engages audiences. Amanda works with startups at her day-job to learn how to sell, market and grow their businesses.

The Austin Swing Syndicate holds one of the longest running and best attended weekly swing dances in the country. Since 1999 our Thursday night dance at the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs (or as we call it, The Fed) consistently draws 200 people each week.

Our goal is to grow this supportive and welcoming environment and share our appreciation for vintage jazz through dance with the community at large.

Here’s what you’ll do and learn in this apprenticeship:

  • Create a long-term strategic marketing plan to help the Austin Swing Syndicate grow and thrive
  • Create and post educational, inspirational and promotional social media content (images, video and written)
  • Assist in business development and fundraising outreach
  • Analyze key social media metrics and conduct marketing experiments
  • Develop and expand community connections


  • Your copywriting skills are second to none
  • Some prior experience in visual content creation
  • Fierce enthusiasm for swing dance


To apply: Email [email protected] with your resume and writing and/or visual content samples