Events

Thursday night: Begin the Beguine

With the dress casual and the mood convivial, take this chance to mix and mingle with your fellow dancers in our nation's fair capital. With tunes from Canberra a favourite local band, it's the ideal way to begin the Canberräng journey that celebrates all things art deco.  

Time: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Venue: Griffith Community Hall, 53 Stuart Street, Griffith ACT 2603
Music: The Department of Swing (Canberra)
Cost: $20 or included in Canberräng Pass
Catering: Light snacks provided, BYO drinks. Meals available nearby.
Floor: Wooden, sprung (soft soled shoes only please)

Friday night: Rhythm is our business

Friday evening features the inimitable Andrew Dickeson's Blue Rhythm Band. Rhythm is their business and they'll make it yours too! Embrace the glitz and glamour of the 1930s and get ready to dance the night away.

Time: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Venue: Albert Hall, 100 Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla
Music: Andrew Dickeson's Blue Rhythm Band (Sydney)
Cost: $45 online and at the door, or included in Cänberrang Pass
Catering: Light meals and drinks available for purchase
Floor: 
Wooden, sprung

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Friday late night: In a mellow tone

Let the good times roll on into the night (and early morning) with live blues from the talented Jessie Gordon and her Blues Band. We'll be featuring the Canberräng late-night classic: separate dedicated blues and Swing rooms.

Time: 11:59 pm - 4 am 
Venue: White Eagle Polish Club, 38 David St, Turner ACT 2612
Music: Jessie Gordon Blues Band (Perth) and Canberräng DJs for Swing
Cost: $25 or included in Canberräng Pass
Catering: Savour and sweet snacks provided, BYO drinks.
Floor: Wooden

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Saturday morning + afternoon: anchors away

Dress for a nautical adventure as we explore new horizons and the excitement of transatlantic travel. Make the most of your shore leave and tear up the town, dancing to the sounds of the CBR Big Band in the Chess Pit at Garema Place. In the afternoon we'll sail on to the Margaret Whitlam Pavilion where Canberra's BlackSchu Band ft. Jessie Gordon will have you cruising around the dance floor.

MORNING

Time: 11 am - 12 pm 
Venue: Chess Pit Garema Place, Civic
Music: CBR Big Band (Canberra)
Cost: Free
Catering: Plenty of cafes nearby
Floor: Concrete (outdoors)

AFTERNOON

Time: 2 pm - 4 pm 
Venue: Margaret Whitlam Pavilion, National Arboretum
Music: BlackSchu Band ft. Jessie Gordon (Canberra & Perth)
Cost: $30 or included in Canberräng Pass
Catering: Light snacks and meals can be purchased at the National Arboretum Village Centre. No BYO.
Floor: Polished concrete

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Saturday night: Stompin' At the Savoy

Shine your shoes and pin up your hair as you join us for some good old-fashioned 1940s revelry! The iconic Albert Hall will provide the perfect backdrop for the hard-swingin' Oz Big Band to sweep you off your feet. Guaranteed to be a night to remember!

Time: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Venue: Albert Hall, 100 Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla
Music: Oz Big Band (Perth)
Cost: $50 online and at the door, or included in Canberräng Pass
Catering: Light meals and drinks available for purchase
Floor: Wooden, sprung

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Saturday late night: One O'Clock Jump

Head on over to our late night party where Jessie Gordon and her Blues Band will keep your toes tappin' and your hips swayin' well past one o'clock and into the wee hours. For the Lindy-hoppers you'll be treated to our DJs.

Time: 11:59 pm - 4 am 
Venue: White Eagle Polish Club, 38 David St, Turner ACT 2612
Music: Jessie Gordon Blues Band (Perth) and Canberräng DJs for Swing
Cost: $25 or included in Canberräng Pass
Catering: Savoury and sweet snacks provided, BYO drinks.
Floor: Wooden

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Sunday morning + afternoon: A deco day out

Today's the day to step out in your Sunday best! We'll bring some vintage flair to one of Canberra's weekend institutions, the Old Bus Depot Markets, sharing the joy of swing with market goers.

Afterwards we'll take a Sunday drive to the Lake George Winery to while away the afternoon with wine, wood-fired pizza and dancing to the sweet sounds of the Dan McLean Hot Six featuring Jessie Gordon. 

MORNING

Time: 11 am - 12 pm 
Venue: Old Bus Depot Markets, Kingston
Music: DJ'd
Cost: Free
Catering: There's plenty of great choices along Kingston Foreshore or at the markets
Floor: Concrete

AFTERNOON

Time: 2 pm - 5 pm 
Venue: Lake George Winery, Federal Highway, Lake George
Music: Dan McLean Hot Six ft. Jessie Gordon
Cost: $40 online and at the door,  or included in Canberräng pass
Catering: Wood fired pizza and drinks available for purchase; no BYO
Floor: Wooden, sprung
Transport: Book a return bus ticket for $7 when you register.

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Sunday night: Take me back to Harlem

With a gentle nod to the iconic rent parties of yesteryear where friends would come together to socialise and dance, the evening promises an easy mix of swing and blues, especially curated our DJs. It's the perfect way to wind down and ease yourself back into the 21st century.

Time: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Venue: The Loft upstairs at The Duxton, Cnr Macpherson and Sargood Streets, O'Connor
Music: DJs
Cost: $20 or included in Canberräng Pass
Catering: Dinner and drinks available for purchase upstairs; no BYO
Floor: Wooden, sprung