Swing Riot

This festival has been running for a while now.

This festival has been running for a while now.

It began in 2015 under the name Vintage Street Swing Festival,  then taking the mantle of Midwinter Swing Festival in 2016.

Now called The Dunedin Swing Festival, it has made a name for itself as an exuberant festival that reaches for the top - even if it's at the bottom of the world. We have a full schedule of classes that range in ability for all dance enthusiasts.

This whole event is put on by volunteers who are enthusiastic to see the Swing Dance scene in New Zealand thrive. We are forever grateful to our mother ship, Swing Riot, for providing the dosh to make this happen.

For absolute newbies we have a taster class at the beginning of the Saturday evening event.

What's on offer at the Dunedin Swing Festival?

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

  • Dance workshops at all levels in Lindy Hop, Blues, Balboa, Solo Jazz AND Solo Blues
  • Three days of classes from teachers from all over Australasia (so make sure you're here Monday!)
  • Three nights of social dancing to live jazz and blues in stunning heritage buildings
  • Fun

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