Registrations are open now – full registrations only

Welcome to the home of Dunedin’s 2019 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.

Registrations are open now!


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We’ve got a bunch of amazing artists headed to Dunedin and a full schedule of social dancing and workshops to attend!

The full range of events 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 two 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 check out our registration options for individual events and workshops. A full festival pass includes entry into all of these activities.

Early bird registrations are open now – full registrations only for now.


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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. Registration opens 17th of March 2019.
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.

Early bird registrations open now!

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Registrations are open now – Full Passes only.

You can register here for full festival passes, and closer to the time individual events. Here’s the price breakdown for you to feast your eyes on:

Early Bird Weekend passes (Includes all daytime workshops & evening events): This price bracket has ended.
$170 – Unwaged Early Bird Pass (includes all students)
$190 – Early Bird Pass

General Weekend passes (Includes all daytime workshops & evening events):
$210 – Unwaged Weekend Pass (includes all students)
$230 – Weekend Pass

Early Bird Passes must be bought before or on the 7th of April, otherwise the prices increase to the General Weekend Pass prices.

Closer to the time you will also be able to purchase an Evenings Events Only Pass, and register for individual evening events (these you can pay in advance, or on the door.)

One-off classes during the festival are $20 on the door. Spaces may be limited and this does not apply to the special 3-hour themed workshop on Monday.