Events

Friday Night: The Warm Up

Melbourne’s own fortnightly Friday Fun Pit will play host to our Lindy Royale Warm Up event. Featuring an all-levels class with Joel and Tanya, plenty of social dancing and two impromptu comps to get the weekend rolling! Test out your fast feet in the Speed Comp and meet someone new in the Intergenerational Mix & Match – no prep or partners needed!

Date: Friday 16th August
Location: Forever Dance, 432 Church Street, Richmond
Time: 7:30pm All levels class; 8:30pm – 11:30pm social dancing and taster comps
Cost: Class $18; Social dancing $8 (free if you did the class)
(Please note the Friday night is not included in the Lindy Royale Weekend Pass.)


Saturday Afternoon: Turn up the Heat

It’s time to bring your A-game! The Saturday afternoon will hold heats for any categories that require them. But don’t think this is just the pre-show entertainment – this action-packed arvo will see dancers busting out their best to snag that finals berth. Comp heats will be scattered throughout an arvo choc full of social dancing, making this an event for competitors and spectators alike.

Date: Saturday 17th August
Location: Fitzroy Town Hall, 201 Napier Street, Fitzroy
Time: Doors open 12:30pm; Comps and social dancing 1–4pm


Saturday Night: Out of the pan and into the fire

It’s finals time! Where the hard work and preparation collides with joy and spontanaeity. The semi-finals and finals will feature some wild, edge-of-your-seat battle-style comps, building towards the big one, the Lindy Royale. With live music for social dancing and the inaugural Disco Royale finale, this night will be one to remember!

Date: Saturday 17th August
Location: Fitzroy Town Hall, 201 Napier Street, Fitzroy
Time: Doors open 7pm; Comps and social dancing 7:30pm – midnight


Sunday Teams, Showcase & Presentation Party

You’ve assembled your fellowship and you’ve been on a journey together. Now it’s time to show the Royale Family what you’ve got. You’ve put in the hours. Now enjoy the rush of performing, the fright of the misstep, and the catharsis when you hit that last move and the audience erupts.

Then after a dinner break and chance to grab some noms in the area, come back for the Presentation Party! After the awards presentation, we will celebrate everyone’s hard work by social dancing the night away – the true heart of swing dancing.

Date: Sunday 18th August
Location: Fitzroy Town Hall, 201 Napier Street, Fitzroy
Time: Doors open 1:30pm; Comps and social dancing 2–5pm; Dinner break 5-6:30pm; Presentation 6:30pm; Party til 11pm