Midwinter Swing Festival - June 17-20

by Insiders Dunedin

Winter is coming! REGISTER HERE
Dunedin’s very own Midwinter Swing Festival will warm your cockles in the coldest of months.
3 days of dance events from 17-19 June, phenomenal teachers and workshops, the South Island swing comps and a celebration of the longest night of the year (Winter Solstice!)
Dunedin’s Midwinter Swing Festival follows on from last year’s hugely successful Vintage Street Swing Festival.


  • Friday 17 June – evening: opening dance with live music at the Savoy – one of the most beautiful original ballrooms in NZ;
  • Saturday 18 June – workshops: Balboa, Blues, Charleston and Lindy – get to know the amazing teachers HERE; https://swingriot.com/mid-winter-swing-festival-2016/meet-the-teachers/
  • Saturday 18 June – evening: celebrate the winter solstice by dancing in Dunedin’s own winter carnival, followed by the South Island Swing Comps at Dunedin’s incredible Toitu/Otago Early Settlers Museum! Top prizes up for grabs and a perfect opportunity to test your dance skills!
  • Sunday 19 June – more workshops and a closing dinner and dance with live Music from Devilish Mary & the Holy Rollers at Etrusco; one of Dunedin’s premier Italian restaurants!

And hey! if you’re not satisfied with all that there are many more fun activities to keep your bellies warm such as hot swinging jazz music to warm the cool nights away, sumo-suit swing dancing (yes you read that correctly), viewing the night sky (maybe the Aurora Australis), checking out the only Castle in NZ, glow worms, mulled wine, and hot hearty food!

Tickets are very affordable with hosting accommodation in Dunedin available too so stick it in the calendar now, book your flights, and you’ll have something delightful to look forward to when winter arrives! Did you miss the Registration page link? Well don’t worry – HERE IT IS AGAIN! https://swingriot.com/mid-winter-swing-festival-2016/registration/

Post submitted by Brendan Christie

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