SWAY Dance Academy

SWAY = Social, Wedding, Adult, Youth

Dance for fun and fitness. Strive for success.

What's New 2020
DANCE CLASSES relocated to the Campania Club.

Our Childrens classes will be:
Tuesday afternoon 4:45 pm to 5:45 pm at Redwood Park (phone for location and vacancies)
Friday afternoon 6 pm to 7 pm at the Campania Club.
Children classes are just $10 per child.

Our Adult classes are:
Wednesday night class 7 pm to 9.30 pm at the Campania Club
(5-9 Famechon Cres Modbury North South Australia) (Adults only)
This is an Intermediate to Advance class and not suitable for beginners.
The focus of this class is to teach or refresh 2 dances during the first hour then social dance until 9.30 pm. The last Wednesday of each month is a non-teaching night with social dancing only 7 pm to 9.45 pm. Singles and Couples are welcomed. Just $15 per class per person.


Our Friday night class 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm and Saturday morning class 9.30 am to 11.30 am have now moved to the Campania Club
(5-9 Famechon Cres Modbury North Zanoni Cres Surrey Downs South Australia) (Adults only)
These classes are Beginners classes and a General Social Classes (intermediate to advance) to teach you dances so that you can improve your technique and practice them to music. Just $15 per class per person. Below is a description of each class.

CLASSES AND CABARETS RESUME
As of 29 June, Coronavirus Pandemic restrictions were eased enough to allow our classes and Cabarets to resume.

Our 4th July - Independence Day Ball will resume with limited numbers, BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL.

Our wednesday night class resumes 1 July but we will need to keep Contact Tracing Records so full names, phone numbers and email addressed are required (preferably prior to the that day. Classes are now $15.

Our Friday night class has been moved to the Campania Club as the Surrey Downs Community Centre has changed their floors and it is now no longer suitable to dance on. That class is now $15.

Our Monday morning, Saturday morning and Childrens classes are still on hold until Lynette has recovered from a recent knee operation.

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Lynette & I have decided to suspend dance classes and Cabarets for 4 weeks as of 22 March 2020. Please read our reasoning for making this decision.

 

Our dancer’s health and that of their families are a priority to us. Many of our dancers or their families have underlying health issues which put them at greater risk.

 

The rules and regulations given by the Government and Department of Health are continually evolving and whilst we can currently comply with the 100 people maximum and the 4 square metre rule, social distancing remains an issue. People with regular partners are already in physical contact with each other so dancing with each other is not an issue as such but singles partnering other singles or with one of our helpers (including ourselves) means social distancing is not being strictly adhered to.

 

Although we are regularly cleaning surfaces, light switches, taps etc, we cannot guarantee surfaces are not being contaminated between cleans. Although we have been able to purchase antibacterial soap for use in the bathrooms, we have struggled to obtain enough hand sanitizers for use around the dance floor to ensure hygiene standards are being met.

 

There are reports of people without any symptoms of the Coronavirus testing positive for the virus, so therefore others may have the virus and could be spreading the virus unwittingly. Without the ability to test people for the virus not showing any symptoms, we cannot guarantee a safe environment is maintained.

 

Recently 10 US tourists in Adelaide tested positive for the coronavirus and it is believed that they visited locations in public places. It is unknown if they have transmitted the virus to other people and it would be too early for symptoms (if any) to manifest.

 

The number of cases of coronavirus within South Australia continues to rise and we believe we need to take steps to help stem the spread of the virus. Following the lead of other sporting bodies throughout Australia, a number of dance studios are suspending classes, cabarets and competitions and we believe it is the responsibility of all dance studios owners to suspend classes so that the spread of the virus can be reduced or eliminated as quickly as possible so we can all get back to our daily business and our enjoyment of dance.

 

Whilst we understand your frustration in not being able to attend dance events, we do recommend that you continue to practice at home in the interim. We will endeavour to upload articles and videos on our On-line Instruction web page for you to refer to and learn from. We thank you for your understanding in this time of global crisis.

 

Regards Luke and Lynette

Sway Dance Academy

What's New 2019
December 2019 - Sway's Dance Exams. 16 students completed exams with 3 students completing a second exam. 6 students received hours
November 2019 - 2020 Cabaret Program has been released and available on-line or in hard copy at the door of SWAY dances.
October 2019 - New Years Eve tickets now available for purchase. Just $25 per ticket.
June 2019 - Sway's Dance Exam. 16 students completed exams with 3 students completing a second exam. 9 received Honours and 10 received Highly Commended Passes.
February 2019 - Valentine Ball was a sell out. What a great night. Note March has 2 Cabarets (Autumn Ball on 2 March and Masquerade Ball on 23 March).
February 2019 - The Campania Club dance floor has now been renovated and polished. I will be maintaining it to get the best out of the dance floor.
January 2019 - The Campania Club floor is being renovated and polished during January.
Our Friday class at Surrey Downs Community Centre resumes 18 January, but no class the following week due to the Australia Day Long Weekend.
Our Saturday morning class at Surrey Downs Community Centre resumes 19 January, but no class the following week due to the Australia Day Weekend.
Our Wednesday night class at the Campania Club resumes 30 January after the Campania Club floor has been renovated.
What's New 2018
New Years Eve 2018 - 19 has sold out. Early ticket purchases are essential.
10 November 2018 - 2019 Cabaret Program now available on our Cabaret Page. Hard copies available at our dances.
18 September 2018 - New Years Eve Tickets are now on sale. $25 for a great night of dancing. 7pm to 8pm for requests. Program 8pm to 1am. Glam it up.
11 September 2018 - Wednesday Night Classes are moving to Tuesday nights (downstairs) for 11 and 18 September due to renovations. Wednesday night classes resume 26 September in the main ballroom.
18 June 2018 - 8 students successfully completed their dance exams. More info on our "Dance Exams" page. Well done everyone.
 14 June 2018 - We are considering starting a class on the southern side of town later this year. We are trying to locate a suitable venue that is available on the night we choose. Your support will ensure this class remains viable and on-going. Drop us an email with any thoughts or suggestions.