And we are done for another year!
Thank you to everyone involved. It was a stellar year. Check our Swing Riot, Dunedin facebook page for photos.


Welcome to the home of Dunedin’s Midwinter Swing Festival!

Each year we host international and national teachers and attendees for fours days of delightful entertainment.

We’ve got dance workshops for all levels of swing and blues dance. There’s even a few workshops outside of the this genre to really broaden your scope! And once you’ve got your new moves, we have endless nights of dance for you to strut your stuff and let it all swing out onto the dance floor.

Whether you want to celebrate with us for the entire weekend, or just experience one beautiful evening of dance at the Savoy, we’ve got something here for you. So take a look around and make your winter a little warmer with the 2019 Midwinter Swing Festival.

To keep an eye on updates join the event on Facebook. Contact us through our Facebook page or by emailing here.

Brought to you by Swing Riot Dunedin and the OUSA Vintage and Swing Society.


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We provide a full schedule of social dancing and workshops to attend!

The full range of events usually available at the Dunedin Midwinter Swing Festival includes:

  • Four days of live swing and blues music from the very best local artists
  • Six social dance events, including two late nights (and three evening taster classes for new dancers)
  • Nine hours of daytime workshops (from 24 options) where you can pick your own path.

If you can’t make it to the full festival then we have registration options for individual events and workshops. A full festival pass includes entry into all of these activities.


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New Dancers

Whether you’ve never danced before, or you’ve recently given it a go, check out how you can take part in the Dunedin Midwinter Swing Festival too!

Never danced before?

If you’ve always wanted to give dancing a go, now’s your chance! At all three evening events we run a free taster swing dance class and we’d love for you to join us!

Pick what suits you:

  • Grab an evening events pass for three nights of fun! You’ll get the benefit of three taster dance classes, and be inspired by the Performance Ball.
  • Grab individual events passes for any evening event (or daytime taster class) that takes your fancy.
Been dancing a month or two?

If you have a month or so of Lindy Hop and/or Blues Dance under your belt, you can jump right into the full festival!

Our workshop schedule will let you know which classes are most suitable to beginners. We welcome as many newer dancers as possible to join us for this great opportunity to learn from the best and dance with the rest.

If you’re still not sure, or you have any questions, let us know at dunedin.swing@gmail.com.

Registrations open now!