Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to some common questions...
Q.1 I've never danced before, which classes should I take?
Take one of our Lindy Hop beginners classes, no experience needed! These classes run at various venues around Perth. No need to book, simply turn up to the venue nearest you. The one-hour class will teach you all the important basics of Lindy Hop, and help you get up on the dance floor and swing out! Check the Weekly Classes page for class times and venues.
Q.2 What should I wear or bring to class?
Wear loose, cool, comfortable clothing, and shoes that you are comfortable to dance in. For men, fully closed shoes like sneakers or leather dress shoes are fine. For ladies, flat enclosed shoes like sneakers, tennis shoes or ballet flats are perfect. Bring a bottle of water, and you may like to bring a hand towel if you sweat a lot.
Q.3 How long do I take Beginner's Classes for?
The beginners classes cover a wide range of steps and rhythms. You need to have a solid foundation and feel confident with these before jumping up to the next level. Ask your instructor about when you should move up. When you do, we suggest taking both Beginners and Level 2 classes in order to consolidate your basics further. If you want to progress quickly, why not take a private lesson with one of our instructors?
Q.4 Do I need to book for Beginners Classes?
Most of our classes are drop-in, meaning you just turn up on the night and join in. For some courses or occasional classes, you may need to book in, and this will be stated in the class advertisement. Check the details on the Weekly Classes page, for further info about particular classes or styles.
Q.5 Do I need a partner for Swing Zing classes?
By all means, bring along a partner if you have one, but don't worry if you can't find anyone! All classes rotate partners, so you'll get to dance with lots of different people in every class (a great way to meet new people, plus it's the best way to learn!)
Q.6 How much do classes cost?
You can pay cash at classes on the night - $15 for your first class and $10 for subsequent classes on the same night, or you can purchase a 10 CLASS PASS which offers you many benefits, and operates with the conditions below.
• Costs only $130 (value $150) saving you $20.
• Convenient to carry in your wallet instead of cash.
• Valid for any Swing Zing regular classes, not special or guest teacher classes.
• Valid for 6 months from the date of purchase.
• Not transferable (name on the card must be the person using the card).
• No refund for lost or stolen cards.
• No refunds for unused portions of the card.
• Present your card at the door to be filled out for each class you take.
• Available from all venues (cash sales only).
Q.7 Do classes run on public holidays?
In general, yes! Although it is always best to check via email, phone or our Face Book page if a class is running on a public holiday.
Questions about taking a private one-on-one lesson with a Swing Zing instructor:
Q.1 Why should I take a private lesson?
With focused one-on-one tuition, you will learn a lot faster than in a group class. The instructor will customise your private lesson to focus on your dancing specifically, or a particular aspect you might request, so you will cover a lot more in a single private lesson than in group classes. Of course, we recommend group classes as well, as these offer the best way to meet other dancers, socialise, and test your skills with other dance partners - but private lessons are definitely the fast track!
Q.2 How do private lessons work?
You can take a private lesson with any Swing Zing instructor. You can take the private lesson on your own, or with a partner. You can have a private lesson on a particular topic of your choice (eg: "I want to learn how to dance faster", or "I want to improve my spins"), or you can let the instructor have a look at your dancing, and they will give you some topics to work on. We find one hour private lessons offer the right amount of information for your brain to handle! The cost depends upon which instructor you choose and the number of students. The cost is $60-$70 per hour depending on instructor.
Q.3 How do I book a private lesson?
Simply contact Sophie on 0421 514 528 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Some common questions about hiring Swing Zing to perform at your event:
Q.1 What sort of performances/shows do you offer?
We can customise a performance to suit your event and budget. The most common types of performances we do include one of (or a combination of) these things:1. Swing dance floor shows (5-15 minutes long): a set show with a variety of dance numbers, in swing styles from the 1920s, 30s and 40s. We can customise a floor show from our repertoire to suit your event format. 2. Social dancing: if you have a dance floor at your event, you can hire Swing Zing dancers in vintage 1940s costume to dance to your live band (or we can bring our own swing music on CD). No set routines, just social dancing! Creates a great social atmosphere! 3. Swing Dance Lesson: Why not have a fun introductory swing dance lesson as part of your event? We can run a fun and easy dance class for your guests, perfect for all ages, and no experience needed. It's a great way to encourage your guests onto the dance floor, and get them dancing the night away.
Q.2 How much does it cost to hire Swing Zing for a performance?
This will depend on the length and complexity of the performance, the number of dancers required, and the travelling distance to the performance. We are able to customise a performance from our repertoire to suit any event (and any budget). Please contact Swing Zing on 0421 514 528 or email@example.com to get a quote for a performance at your event.
Q.3 How do I book Swing Zing for a performance?
To enquire about booking Swing Zing for a performance at your function or event, contact Sophie on 0421 514 528 or firstname.lastname@example.org